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The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter. June 7, 2016
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June 07, 2016
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Chamber Year Coming to a Close
Our fiscal year at the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is winding down rapidly. This of course means that my tenure as chamber president will be concluding soon, as well. Although I look forward to continuing to serve as a board member in the future, it has been a great honor for me to serve and represent our membership as the president of this chamber.

We began this fiscal year with an aggressive set of objectives and we’ve worked hard to meet those objectives and to launch new initiatives while simultaneously continuing...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED


The Leadership Program is a comprehensive program that encompasses all of Lee County. Our mission is to assure leadership development in the Chamber’s business members by encouraging their community involvement, broadening their knowledge and heightening their leadership skills. This eleven week structured program is interactive and emphasizes local economic, education, government and volunteerism issues. 

Applications are due by Thursday, June 30, 2016 for sessions beginning Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Sponsorships now available starting at $250!

For more information about this program or to sponsor a leadership day please contact Erika Hilliard at Erika@fortmyers.org or
(239) 332-2930 ext. 217


CLICK HERE for an application

SPIRO & ASSOCIATES WINS THE 2016 DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEUR AWARD
Marketing, advertising and public relations firm Spiro & Associates (spiroandassociates.com) received the 2016 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award from the Florida Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University. The fifth annual event was held at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Additionally, Spada Salon and Day Spa (spadaspa.com) won the Small Business Advocate award and CPR Tools Inc.(www.cprtools.com) took home the Distinguished Innovator of the Year honor.   

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Member News

SPADA-thon BREAKS RECORD WITH $33,300 IN FUNDS RAISED FOR NONPROFITS FUNDRAISER EXCEEDS RECORD BY $10,000 AND NUMBER OF DRESSES COLLECTED FOR CHARITY
Judy Williams, co-owner of SPADA Salon & Day Spa along with her husband, Andrew, hosted the spa’s annual fundraiser, SPADA-thon, on Tuesday, May 24. The entire staff of SPADA donated its time to the fundraiser. 
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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 22nd ANNUAL BLUE CHIP COMMUNITY BUSINESS AWARD

The 22nd annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award is coordinated and sponsored by BB&T- Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank. Applications are now open to successful small businesses in Lee, Collier or Charlotte County that have overcome adversity to achieve success.
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BUSINESS BUILDING SYMPOSIUM TO COMMENCE
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will hold the third annual Business Building Symposium presented by HBKS Wealth Advisors and HBK CPAs & Consultants from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers. The event, “Harnessing the Secrets of Disney for Your Business,” includes a selection of presentations and panel sessions, and features a keynote luncheon with speaker Bill Capodagli, author of The Disney Way. Click Here to Register.


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Extraordinary Eventz Celebrates 12 Years!
 
Extraordinary Eventz celebrates 12 years of Success Based in Lee County!
And As a Chamber member!
 And as a Completely Full Service Event Planning Company in the Chamber!
Extraordinary Eventz
Has Over 30 years experience
Offers COMPLETE planning services for all
Business Events, Weddings, and Parties!
We love to work with our fellow Chamber members!
We are
Ready, Willing and Able
To handle ANY OR ALL aspects of planning for your next occasion~ including:
On site coordination, invitations, site selection, catering, decorations, entertainment, rentals, wedding officiants, photography, videography
 And much more..
LARGE OR SMALL.ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!
Call for your next Special Event...
 
WWW.EXTRAORDINARYEVENTZ.COM
LISA@EXTRAORDINARYEVENTZ.COM
OR CALL LISA AT 239-282-9526
Thank you for Renewing!

AAA Travel Agency
Air Methods ‑ Leeflight
Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC
Araba Shriners
Arch Management / McDonald's
Batteries Plus
Be Brilliant | Brilliant Lens
Best Western Ft. Myers‑Waterfront
Bio Green of Lee & Collier
Bock Healing Center
Caloosa Tent & Rental
City of Palms Charter High School
CRS Technology Consultants
D. Peck Roofing, Inc.
Dr. Piper Center for Social Services, Inc.
Erickson's Drying Systems
Fastsigns
Fort Myers YMCA
FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers
Goodwill Industries
Hodges University
Imaginarium Science Center
In‑Focus Photo Solutions, LLC
Independent Physicians Association of Lee County
J.J. Taylor Distributors
Kelly L. Fayer P.A.
Legends Golf & Country Club
Magnificent Air, LLC
Maid Pro
Matter Bros. Furniture
Matthew W. Allen, IV,  D.D.S., P.A.
Norman Love Confections
Oceana Global Logistics, LLC
Olde Florida Insurance
One Source Business Capital
Pool Pros Inc.
Queen of Results Business Coaching & Consulting
Risk Management Insurance
Roetzel & Andress
Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association
Seminole Casino
Southern Plumbing Solutions
Spada Salon & Day Spa
T3 Communications LLC
Tech‑Tronics Sound, Lighting and Staging
Total Access Builders
TowBoatUS Cape Coral
TriCircle  Pavers
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Welker Harris & Company
Windfall
Ribbon Cutting for
Colonial Commons
GOLDSMITH ATTAINS CFP® CERTIFICATION
HBKS Wealth Advisors is pleased to announce that Kerri Goldsmith has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with...

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Ribbon Cutting for
Bradley's Jewelers

Want to make new contacts and build new relationships?

Join a Chamber Committee today! For more information on our Chamber committee's please contact Terry Simon at Terry@fortmyers.org.

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June 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Endeavor Innovative Workspaces
8831 Business Park Dr., #301, 33912

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Allure Luxury Condominiums
1300 Hendry St. (City Pier Building), 33901

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Majestic Palms Luxury Condominiums
11561 Majestic Palms,  Suite 110, 33908

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Crown Trophy
861 SE 47th Terrace,
Cape Coral, 33904
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Chamber Blog
The Textbook Definition of Tourism and How It Applies to Our Community

Merriam-Webster defines tourism as “the activity of traveling to a place for pleasure” or “the business of providing hotels, restaurants, entertainment, enjoyment, conveniences, etc., for people who are traveling.”  Regardless of our trade, we are all in the business of tourism by virtue of our presence in the paradise we call home.

I am certain that we would all agree that the positive aspects of a robust tourism industry far outweighs just the...

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June 2016
Member of the Month


Bruce Schultz
Island Mortgage, Inc.
bruceislandmtg@yahoo.com
www.islandmortgageinc.com
 
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Publisher:
Colleen DePasquale

Editor:
Erika Hilliard

2310 Edwards Dr.,
33901
(239) 332-2930
www.fortmyers.org
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Upcoming Chamber Events


Women in Business
Date:
 7/13/2016 
Time: 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM 
Host & Sponsored by: Six Bends Harley-Davidson
9501 Thunder Road
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Click Here to register.

Business Before Breakfast
Date: 6/9/2016 
Time: 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM 
Preferred Community Bank
4379 Colonial Blvd., #100
Fort Myers, FL 33966

Click Here to register.

Leadership NEXT
Date: 6/14/2016 
Time: 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
Bell Tower Shops
13499 U.S. 41 SE, 161
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Click Here to register.

Get Connected Luncheon - Social Media
Date: 6/16/2016 
Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:15 PM
Gold Member Spotlight: CenturyLink
Notepad Sponsor: iPartnerMedia, Inc.
Lanyard Sponsor: GameTime
Pelican Preserve Golf Club
 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Click Here to register.

Business After Five & Non-Profit Spotligh
Date: 6/23/2016 
Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
Araba Shriner's
2010 Hanson Street
 Fort Myers, FL 33901

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Chamber Business Academy
Date: 6/28/2016 
Time: 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM
Topic: Search Engine Optimization
Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers Colonial Blvd.
4350 Executive Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33916

Click Here to register.
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