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Leadership NEXT to discuss political career paths at Oct. 13 virtual program

2020-10-02T16:44:01-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will present a virtual program on “Young Professionals in the Political Arena,” to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. As the nation readies for the November election, Leadership NEXT will provide insight into the world of politics. Attendees will hear from [...]

Women in Business’ Oct. 7 virtual program to spotlight female entrepreneurs

2020-10-02T16:36:30-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host a virtual program at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of women-owned and -operated businesses. Attendees will hear from a panel of four female entrepreneurs who will discuss their experiences building their businesses. Speakers include Suzanne Boy, [...]

Women in Business to discuss career resources during Aug. 5 virtual program

2020-07-28T11:05:44-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host a virtual program at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, highlighting solutions and resources for job searching and career development in the current climate. The program will be led by Janeth Castrejon, communications manager for CareerSource Southwest Florida, and Nadine Kramarz, reference [...]

Leadership NEXT to discuss business recovery during July 14 virtual program

2020-07-06T14:44:58-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will host a virtual program from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 to discuss business recovery in Southwest Florida. An economic impact survey conducted by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) found that 91% of respondents experienced decreased demand due to the coronavirus. FGCU’s Lutgert [...]

Women in Business offers how-to session on infusing CBD into food, drinks

2020-06-26T14:49:15-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

July’s Women in Business networking event features a virtual cooking tutorial demonstrating how to infuse CBD into food and drinks for an overall healthier lifestyle. CBD experts from Seed & Bean Market in Fort Myers will lead the July 1 program. Participants will learn how CBD can be mixed into food, coffee, mocktails and more. [...]

Women in Business to host May 6 virtual program on cybersecurity, best practices for remote workforces

2020-04-30T11:07:38-04:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host a virtual program from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, highlighting how to stay engaged while working remotely and tips for enhancing cybersecurity at home. The global pandemic of COVID-19 is affecting the businesses community in countless ways, and common [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to celebrate leadership at Nov. 21 luncheon

2019-11-18T13:14:17-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Local business and community leaders will be celebrated during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Nov. 21. During the event, the Chamber will recognize the graduates of its 2019 Leadership Program, an 11-week program designed for leadership development in the Chamber’s business members by encouraging their community involvement, broadening their knowledge [...]

Leadership NEXT to host Nov. 12 program at The Salvation Army

2019-11-06T09:36:55-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will visit The Salvation Army on Nov. 12 to learn about how the organization is combatting homelessness, hunger, and drug and alcohol addiction in our community. The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties has been providing programs and services since 1951, when it started [...]

Women in Business kicks off the giving season at Nov. 6 networking session

2019-10-29T12:44:07-04:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host its November networking meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at IBERIABANK, located at 9101 College Pointe Court in Fort Myers. Attendees of the November Women in Business program will have the opportunity to network and attend the Women [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Oct. 24 luncheon to discuss Southwest Florida’s growing workforce

2019-10-18T15:06:22-04:00October 16th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Business professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about the region’s growing workforce during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Oct. 24. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive [...]

Leadership NEXT highlights Lee County’s growing craft beer scene at Oct. 8 program at Fort Myers Brewing Company

2019-10-18T15:42:50-04:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will highlight Lee County’s first craft brewery during its Oct. 8 session at Fort Myers Brewing Company. Led by Rob and Jen Whyte, co-owners of Fort Myers Brewing Company, the program will include an overview of the beermaking process, as well as discussion on the growth [...]

Women in Business to host panel discussion Oct. 2 with women succeeding in typically male-dominated fields

2019-09-24T12:22:11-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business (WIB) Committee will host its October networking meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., 12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 200, in Fort Myers. Attendees of the October WIB program will have the opportunity to learn about women [...]

Leadership NEXT to discuss health and wellness during Sept. 10 program at Lee Health Coconut Point

2019-08-27T15:35:54-04:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will highlight health and wellness during its Sept. 10 session at Lee Health Coconut Point, the new comprehensive health and wellness destination in South Lee County. Led by Alex Greenwood, vice president of Lee Health at Coconut Point, Stephanie Wardein, Lee Health director of community affairs, [...]

Leadership NEXT goes behind-the-scenes at Dave & Buster’s for Aug. 13 session at Bell Tower

2019-08-06T15:59:43-04:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Go behind the lights and action of the new Dave & Buster’s, the area’s popular new entertainment destination at Bell Tower, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. Each month, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership NEXT program offers unique educational and networking opportunities for advancing business professionals in Southwest Florida. The Aug. 13 session [...]

Women in Business event on Aug. 7 to focus on branding and marketing

2019-07-30T20:11:50-04:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Branding and marketing will be the focus of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee networking event on Aug. 7. Talisha Faber, assistant vice president and client relationship manager with IBERIABANK, and Patricia Crump, brand architect at Spiro & Associates, will offer strategies to help attendees stand out in the marketplace [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s July luncheon to showcase area nonprofits

2019-07-12T12:50:40-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Business professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about the region’s variety of nonprofit organizations during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on July 18. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd. in Fort [...]

Leadership NEXT to discuss community’s collective impact during July 9 program at WearTheFund

2019-07-05T11:07:21-04:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will highlight the impact of a collective approach to entrepreneurial ecosystems during its July 9 session at WearTheFund in Fort Myers. Led by Sam Lewis, founder of WearTheFund, and Jonathan Romine, program director of SecondMuse, the program will offer insightful discussion on how entrepreneurial ecosystems thrive [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to install 2019-2020 Board of Directors at June 20 luncheon

2019-06-17T13:09:13-04:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce invites the community to join its June General Membership Meeting for the installation of its 2019-2020 Board of Directors and officers. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in [...]

Leadership NEXT to learn the juicy details about the citrus industry on June 11 visit to Sun Harvest Citrus

2019-05-30T12:21:54-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guests at Leadership NEXT’s June session will take a behind-the-scenes tour of Sun Harvest Citrus, a family-owned business that has become a top destination for orange-lovers in Southwest Florida. Leadership NEXT is a monthly program through the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce that offers unique educational and networking opportunities for advancing business professionals in [...]

Women in Business to highlight keys to successful mentoring at May 1 networking event

2019-04-24T09:18:22-04:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host its May networking meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 at Florida Repertory Theatre, 2267 First St. in Fort Myers. Attendees of the May program will have the opportunity to learn the keys to successful mentoring during a panel [...]

Small business professionals can ‘Get Connected’ with experts at Greater Fort Myers Chamber’s April 18 luncheon

2019-04-09T21:58:27-04:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is inviting area small business professionals to a unique luncheon on April 18 that offers small group consultations and conversations on a variety of pertinent topics. The “Get Connected” luncheon features 10 distinguished professionals who are considered industry experts in their respective fields, from branding and wellness to [...]

Leadership NEXT explores the beermaking business at Palm City Brewing on April 9

2019-04-02T21:50:13-04:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

April’s Leadership NEXT session will explore the art and business of beermaking through the eyes of a local brewer. Leadership NEXT, a monthly program offering unique educational and networking opportunities for advancing business professionals in Southwest Florida, will visit Palm City Brewing on April 9 for insight about the challenges and successes in the region’s [...]

Women in Business to highlight financial life cycles at April 3 networking event

2019-03-22T23:13:47-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host its April networking meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at Hodges University in Fort Myers. The April program will focus on financial life cycles, featuring informative discussion on estate planning, retirement planning, insurance planning, financial awareness and goal [...]

Downtown Fort Myers’ blossoming culinary scene the topic of Leadership NEXT’s March 12 session at SoHo

2019-02-15T02:58:13-05:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

An explosion of epicurean delight in downtown Fort Myers will be the focus of the Leadership NEXT session in March, with guests hearing firsthand from one of the masterminds behind the River District’s emergence as a hub of culinary originality. Each month, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership NEXT program offers unique educational [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce hits home run with Feb. 21 luncheon on Red Sox, Twins spring training seasons

2019-01-30T20:40:54-05:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will kick off Southwest Florida’s spring training season with a baseball-focused General Membership Meeting on Feb. 21. Featuring a panel discussion with representatives from the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins, the February program will highlight how Southwest Florida’s favorite spring training teams gear up for the season, [...]

Leadership NEXT to go behind-the-scenes on Feb. 12 at Rauschenberg Gallery

2019-01-22T22:32:03-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Attendees of February’s Leadership NEXT event will explore the inner-workings of an art gallery and receive an exclusive, narrated look at the newest exhibit to debut at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery. Leadership NEXT, a monthly program of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, offers unique educational and networking opportunities for advancing business professionals in [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to highlight wellness for the New Year at Jan. 17 luncheon

2018-12-17T20:33:17-05:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will kick off 2019 with a focus on health, wellness and “Living Your Why” at its January General Membership Meeting. Christin Collins, system director of health and wellness for Lee Health, will offer insightful discussion on how understanding your unique purpose, and living life to fulfill this focus, [...]

Leadership NEXT program to examine nonprofit entrepreneurship during Dec. 11 program at Eva’s Closet

2018-12-03T21:17:59-05:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals in Southwest Florida, will explore the issue of nonprofit entrepreneurship and community needs at its December session. Jessica Goodall, founder of Eva’s Closet & Foundation, will discuss the mission behind her 2-year-old organization and how its services continue expanding to meet the needs of Southwest Florida. [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Leadership Program graduates at Nov. 15 luncheon

2018-11-14T20:41:29-05:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Business and community leaders will be celebrated during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s November General Membership Meeting. Recent graduates of the Chamber’s Leadership Program will be congratulated for completing a rigorous 11-week leadership development program that offers an in-depth look into issues of critical importance for Southwest Florida. Weekly sessions covered education, criminal [...]

Gartner client services leaders to headline Leadership NEXT program on Nov. 13

2018-10-25T20:13:46-04:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Several client services leaders from Gartner, Inc. will offer advancing business leaders insight into the thriving IT advisory company during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership NEXT program in November. The two-hour session begins at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Building 2 of Gartner’s Southwest Florida headquarters, 12651 Gateway Blvd. [...]

Leadership NEXT to study death, funeral business at Oct. 9 program

2018-10-04T16:50:38-04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Leadership NEXT hits home run with Aug. 14 program at Fort Myers Miracle

2018-07-26T18:20:40-04:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guests to dress in holiday attire, stay for Miracle’s Christmas in August game Play ball! Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business leaders, will host a session and networking opportunity from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Fort Myers Miracle’s home field. Sponsored by Tortuga Capital, the program will be [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce bringing small business experts to July luncheon

2018-07-13T23:26:32-04:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Small business will be the focus of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s General Membership Meeting on July 19. Eleven industry experts will offer their professional expertise to attendees on a variety of pertinent topics for business leaders, including digital storytelling, health, networking and more. The luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 [...]

Leadership NEXT program to explore America’s first solar-powered town on July 10 at Babcock Ranch

2018-07-02T22:36:37-04:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business leaders, will host a session and networking opportunity at America’s first solar-powered town, Babcock Ranch, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10. The program will take Leadership NEXT’s dynamic group of advancing professionals on an immersive exploration of Babcock Ranch, featuring guided tours of the [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber to host annual Mixpo networking event June 28

2018-06-18T23:49:10-04:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tradeshow tables, registration still available for business expo The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will hold its fifth annual Mixpo event, an after-hours mixer and business expo, on June 28 in Fort Myers. The evening offers ample opportunities for participants to network with area professionals and industry leaders, as well as showcase their business to Chamber [...]

Leadership NEXT announces sweet social hour on June 12 at Norman Love Confections in Fort Myers

2018-05-29T19:45:02-04:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business leaders, is planning a sweet destination for its June 12 networking event. The popular social event will be held at Norman Love Confections’ McGregor Chocolate Salon. Participants will have an opportunity to sample some of the award-winning chocolatier’s handcrafted premium chocolates and to learn about the company’s [...]

Leadership NEXT program to focus on government, local politics for May 8 session

2018-05-01T22:10:26-04:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Tickets, sponsorships available for The News-Press Market Watch 2016: The Truth About The Market

2016-11-08T14:59:32-05:00December 15th, 2015|Categories: Discussions, Economic Development, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Three local real estate experts will provide insight into the local residential, land and commercial real estate industries at The News-Press Market Watch 2016: The Truth About The Market on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Throughout the presentation, the speakers will address a range [...]

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