The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will announce the top finalists of its annual APEX Awards during its monthly networking program on Wednesday, June 2.

The APEX Awards recognizes women with outstanding reputations for professionalism, philanthropy and leadership in Southwest Florida. The June networking event will celebrate all 17 nominees and reveal the finalists of this year’s awards program.

The 2021 APEX Awards nominees are Sandra Aguilar, eXp Realty; Cecilia St. Arnold, Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida; Kathleen O. Berkey, Becker & Poliakoff; Reema Bhatia, Stickboy; Claribel Bocanegra, Porto Fino Dental; Kristen Flaherty, Trilogy Laboratories; Kerri Goldsmith, HBKS Wealth Advisors; Marie Grasmeier, Grasmeier Business Consulting; Holly B. Kobie, Kobie Kooling, Inc.; Alicia Miller, Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center; Lori L. Moore, Roetzel & Andress; Rachel Peacock, WGCU-FGCU; Hannah Pelle, United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties; Marie Springsteen, Quigley Eye Specialists; Jamie Sterling, The Sterling Center; Sheryl Verhulst, Lee County Library System; and Jen Whyte, Fort Myers Brewing Company.

The June program is hosted and sponsored by Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower. The event will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2 at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. Tickets to the finalist announcement are $10 for Chamber members and $20 for future members. Admission includes a complimentary beverage with light appetizers. Advance registration is encouraged.

The Women in Business Committee will recognize the finalists, celebrate all of the nominees and reveal the APEX Award recipient on Aug. 27 at The Westin Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral. The event is presented by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Tickets to the APEX Awards luncheon are $75. Tables and sponsorships are available.

For more information on the APEX Awards, registration for the June Women in Business program or tickets for the APEX Awards luncheon in August, visit www.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.

About Women in Business:

Part of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, the Women in Business committee is dedicated to helping women achieve their fullest professional and personal potential. A variety of networking and educational programs are offered throughout the year, typically the first Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.