The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will kick off the 15th season of its annual APEX Awards with a networking social on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

Women in Business will host a casual afternoon of networking that provides an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the annual APEX Awards and spend time with this year’s finalists, nominees and many APEX Sisters who are past recipients of the award. The 2021 finalists include Kathleen O. Berkey of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Kerri Goldsmith of HBKS Wealth Advisors and Alicia Miller of Our Mother’s Home.

The networking event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at The Wine Room, a wine bar and retail shop located at 1544 Broadway in downtown Fort Myers. Casey Cosmetic Surgery is the toast sponsor for the event.

The Women in Business program is $10 for members of the Chamber and $20 for future members. Admission includes one complimentary beverage. Advance registration is strongly encouraged and can be done at FortMyers.org or by calling 239-332-2930.

Women in Business’ annual APEX Awards recognizes women with outstanding reputations for professionalism, philanthropy and leadership in Southwest Florida. The Aug. 4 event is a precursor to the main awards luncheon on Aug. 27, which will reveal the 2021 APEX Award recipient and recognize all finalists and nominees. The APEX Awards are presented by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Learn more about the main luncheon at FortMyers.org/Events/APEX-Awards.

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.