Advancing business leaders will have an opportunity to learn about death and the funeral business during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership NEXT program in October.

The session begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Harvey-Englehardt Funeral & Cremation Services, 1600 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers.

Harvey-Englehardt managing partner Tim Hauck and funeral director Rachel Schad will give attendees a tour of the Fort Myers facility, including the chapels, arrangement rooms, display rooms, crematory and preparation areas for embalming. After the tour, Pricilla Doyle, a forensic investigator at the District 21 Medical Examiner’s Office, will offer a presentation and discussion about her line of work.

Following the formal discussions, attendees will enjoy networking opportunities, appetizers and refreshments at Harvey-Englehardt’s on-site banquet facility. Blake Hampton of Hampton Law, which specializes in elder law, estate and special needs planning, is sponsoring the October 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. Leadership NEXT is sponsored by Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association. 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.