Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business leaders brought to you by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will host a government-centric educational session and networking opportunity on May 8.

Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson and Lee County Commissioner Cecil Pendergrass will discuss politics in Southwest Florida, explain government processes and offer a tour of commission chambers. The program begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8 at the Old Lee County Courthouse, 2120 Main St. in Fort Myers.

Following the hour-long program, attendees will enjoy networking opportunities, appetizers and refreshments at The Standard, 1520 Broadway in Fort Myers. Royal Palm Coast REALTOR® Association is sponsoring the May program.

Leadership NEXT is a group of advancing professionals who represent a variety of businesses and industries throughout Southwest Florida. Monthly sessions take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month and offer opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills, establish working relationships with colleagues and engage in valuable programs and discussions to further enhance their careers. Leadership NEXT is free to attend for members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and $10 for future members. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at fortmyers.org and to follow “Leadership NEXT” on Facebook to learn more.

About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:
Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a business organization of professionals who support and promote a progressive, sustainable community. The Chamber represents nearly 800 businesses, professionals and individuals throughout Lee County, providing opportunities for members to participate in a variety of meaningful networking, educational and community- and business-focused programs and events. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is located at 2310 Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers. For additional information regarding membership opportunities or events please call 239-332-3624 or visit www.fortmyers.org. For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfmcc or Twitter at @FtMyersChamber.