Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will host a networking program from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13 at Bimini Bait Shack in Fort Myers.

The Leadership NEXT program will discuss development occurring on Fort Myers Beach, covering a range of topics including the state of business on Fort Myers Beach, the upcoming Margaritaville Resort development and water quality efforts. Speakers include Jacki Liszak, president and CEO of the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce; restaurateur Marty Harrity, owner of Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, Dixie Fish Co. and The Whale; and Megan Zelenak Allers, a member of the board of directors for Friends of Lovers Key. The program will conclude with networking and live music.

Attendees of Leadership NEXT represent a variety of businesses and industries throughout Southwest Florida. 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’s annual sponsor is the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association.

The program on July 13 will be held at Bimini Bait Shack, located at 17501 Harbour Pointe Drive in Fort Myers. Admission is free for members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce or Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce and $10 for future members and includes one complimentary drink and light appetizers. Attendees can register at FortMyers.org or call 239-332-2930.

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 over 750 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 239-332-2930 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.