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The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter. July 12, 2016
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July 12, 2016
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Chamber Blog
Colleen DePasquale
Executive Director 

Starting the Year Off With a Story
With the start of our new fiscal year, we thought it was time for me to add to our Chamber blog page. I have not done this before but for those of you that know me, I am not usually short on words. I wasn’t sure what to write for this first inaugural blog of mine but a few things have happened recently that will help me as I work on these. Through feedback from our members, our recent Chamber board Strategic Planning retreat and last week’s program at Institute for Organizational Management – one theme is very...

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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 Friday, July 15, 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

TWENTY-FIVE HENDERSON FRANKLIN ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED 
BY 2016 FLORIDA SUPER LAWYERS® AND RISING STARS MAGAZINE
Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that twenty-five (25) lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists appearing in Florida Super Lawyers® magazine. While only 5% of lawyers in the entire State are named to Florida Super Lawyers®, no more than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list.

Henderson Franklin's six (6) attorneys recognized in the 2016 Florida Rising Stars list, as well as their area of practice and law school are:
Suzanne M. Boy, Employment & Labor, Stetson University College of Law
• Amanda L. Brock, Land Use/Zoning, Florida State University College of Law
•  Traci T. McKee, Professional Liability Defense, Stetson University College of Law
•  John M. Miller, Civil Litigation Defense, Stetson University College of Law
• Shannon M. Puopolo, Business Litigation, University of Miami School of Law
Kayla E. Richmond, Family Law, Stetson University College of Law 

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Chamber Blog
Terri Crawford
Chamber President

Making the Connections


The value of making connections. We’ve all heard about it, but how many of us truly live it? Last month the Chamber, and the community, lost an individual who epitomized the value of making connections. Terry Simon was an individual who seemingly “knew everyone” and if she didn’t know someone – she knew someone else who did. She also readily and eagerly would...

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Good News Corner
Member News

LEE COUNTY VCB AND iHEARTMEDIA CONFIRM 60 SONGWRITERS FOR ISLAND HOPPER SONGWRITER FEST AND FIRST HEADLINER ARTIST
The third annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest now has 60 confirmed songwriters, bringing more talent, more free performances and more venues to music fans along the Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel in Southwest Florida. The first major headliner for the 10-day festival is...

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GULF COAST HUMANE SOCIETY STARTS SENIOR TO SENIOR FOSTERING PROGRAM
The Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS) is launching a “Senior to Senior” fostering program in which residents at senior independent/assisted living facilities foster senior pets. Cats and dogs are typically considered a “senior” at eight years old.

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SHOELESS JOE's AT CROWNE PLAZA PRESENTS BEER SUMMIT & DINNER JULY 21
Shoeless Joe’s at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers, announces its Summer Beer Summit & Dinner to take place on Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. Local Bury Me Brewing’s brew master will be on-site to provide a guided tour of their beers and...

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Thank you for Renewing!Around The Clock Fitness
Barbee & Son, Inc., Realtors
Boylan Environmental Solutions
Cape Coral Insurance Center
Colonial Commons Apartments
Entech
Enterprise Leasing Company of Florida, LLC
Frantz EyeCare
Gulf Coast Audiology
Gulfshore Business
Gwendolyns Cafe & Catering Company
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc.
Knott Ebelini Hart
Larue Pest Management, Inc.
Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant
Orangetheory Fitness
Palm RV
River Weekly News, The
Six Bends Harley‑Davidson
Southern Technical College
Stock Development
Sunset Beach Inn
Super 8 Motel
Tervis Tumbler
TruBlue House Care
Walker's Yacht Sales
Westin Cape Coral, The
Wilbur Smith Law Firm
Ribbon Cutting for
Allure Luxury Condominiums
William Blevins promoted to Executive Vice President at Encore Bank
Encore Bank is pleased to announce that 30-year banking veteran William Blevins has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Blevins joined Encore Bank in 2011 as Lee County Market Executive, Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer, leading the bank’s commercial lending team in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties....

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Ribbon Cutting for
Endeavor Innovative Workspace
Ribbon Cuttings

July 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 4:30PM
Valerie’s House Inc.
1618 Avalon Place, 33901
Ribbon Cutting for
Majestic Palms Condominiums
For more blog articles visit www.fortmyers.org
July 2016
Member of the Month


Jay Johnson
Bubba's Roadhouse & Saloon
BubbasRoadhouse@gmail.com
www.BubbasRoadhouse.net
Making the Connections

As summer approaches, most in the travel and tourism industry, you would think, are taking a deep sigh of relief after a very busy tourism season.  In actuality, most are taking no time to slow down, keeping on pace to ensure 2017 is more successful than 2016.  That applies to the volunteers who support the Southwest Florida Attractions Association.

Every year, the volunteer board of directors pushes itself to use membership dollars...

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Publisher:
Colleen DePasquale

Editor:
Erika Hilliard

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

Upcoming Chamber Events

Leadership NEXT
Date: 7/12/2016 
Time: 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
Fort Myers Brewing Company
12811 Commerce Lake Drive, Suite #28 
 Fort Myers, FL 33913

Click Here to register.

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

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Business Before Breakfast
Date: 7/14/2016 
Time: 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM 
Spada Salon & Day Spa 
 13161 McGregor Boulevard 
 Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Board Installation Luncheon
Date: 7/21/2016 
Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:15 PM
Gold Member Spotlight: 
Hyatt Place at The Forum
Sponsor: Sovereign Health
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre 
1380 Colonial Blvd. 
Fort Myers, FL 33907

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Business After Five
Date: 7/28/2016 
Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
Bahama Breeze 
14701 Tamiami Trail 
Fort Myers, FL 33912

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