The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter. December 6, 2016
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Holidays, Moving, Giving, 2017 and Staying in the Loop
As I get ready to close out the year, I have a few thoughts for you….…holiday, moving, giving, 2017 and staying in the loop…..

The Holidays: As we head to the holidays, I want to say “Kudos” to Tony Lapi and his team at Tween Waters Inn. An annual tradition for Elizabeth, our “crew” and I- we all head out to Captiva the night after Thanksgiving for their festivities – There are carolers, candy canes and Santa, with the event ending with their...

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Renewing Members for November!
Allyn International        
American Business Women Association - Palms of Edisonia        
AXA Advisors' South Florida Branch        
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners
Black Business Solutions
Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar
Caloosa Realty Group
Captiva Island Inn B&B
Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida
Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Myers Beach
The Heights Center
Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center
Home Tech
Keiser University
Lamar  Advertising
Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office
Lexington Palms at the Forum
Lighthouse of Southwest Florida
March of Dimes
Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A.
Miami Dolphins
Once Upon a time Weddings of SWFL
Planet Fitness
Port Sanibel Marina
Regency Insurance Group
Sanibel Inn, The
Scotlynn USA Division
Seaside Inn
Seven Lakes Realty, Inc.
Song Of The Sea
Spada Salon & Day Spa
Stephen Prendiville M.D Southwest Florida Facial Plastic Surgery
Sundial Beach Resort & Spa
Sunset Beach Inn
Telephone Support Systems
Thomas C. Chase P.A.
Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings
B2 Solutions, Inc.
(239) 214-0686
Eat, drink and be merry at the Chamber Holiday Party on Tuesday, December 6th from 5:30-9:30 PM at Twisted Vine Bistro in the Barrel Room and Courtyard.

Date and Time: December 6th from 5:30-9:30 PM
Location: Twisted Vine Bistro - Barrel Room
Cost: $55 Chamber Members and $75 Future Chamber Members. Cost includes a complimentary beverage, passed hors d'oeuvres and light appetizers.

                        Click Here to Register!                        
Stefanie Swift MS, MHC Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern
(239) 357-0569

The Good News Corner - Member News

ITVantage Hires Troy Blackwell as Service Manager
ITVantage ( announced this week that Troy Blackwell has joined the ITVantage team as their new Service Manager. As Service Manager, Troy will focus on maintaining and increasing the quality Business Technology Services that ITVantage has become known for...

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Offshore Sailng School Expands Adventure Sailing Programs
With the launch of Colgate Offshore Sailing Adventures™ this year, Offshore Sailing School is doubling its focus on special sailing events at its key resort operations and broadening the scope of its cruising program for graduates and sailing enthusiasts.

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Norman Love Confections
(239) 431-1645
The journey of a million miles begins with a single step…Whether you’re walking, running, biking or swimming, register your company team or as an individual for this community-wide challenge for FREE at

From Jan. 9 – Mar. 31, 2017 participants can log their daily exercise at, where every “step” counts.

Click Here for more information.
Member Concierge Services
Committee Spotlight

Michael Webster
Comcast Business

Hello Fort Myers!

I was born and raised in Collier County. I went to Naples Park Elementary, Pine Ridge Middle, and Barron Collier High, graduating in 2001.  I met my wife, Suzanna, in 2005 after returning from the University of South Florida and we relocated to Lee County in 2012. We welcomed our first child, Mikey, in January of 2015.

I’ve been involved with The Greater Fort Myers Chamber since early 2016.  I’m very active with the MCS committee and have really enjoyed all the events and activities MCS has gotten me involved in.

I work at Comcast Business helping business owners get setup with Internet, Phone and Cable TV service, and transferring existing services for growing businesses.  I also work with builders and developers around town to build out the Comcast Network to new locations where our service doesn’t currently exist. Comcast is the leading provider of high speed internet for businesses in this area since 2005. I’m happy to be your personal point of contact to help with all things Comcast Business related. 

I look forward to seeing you at future Chamber events!
Iona Health and Wellness
(239) 689-6820
December Member of the Month!
Ms. Meagan Stover
Alumni Relations
Barry University has lowered tuition for all Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Members & Spouses!

Call 239.209.6162 today to learn how earning your bachelor or master degree could be at your fingertips! 

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Sanibel Captiva Community Bank welcomes Lee Golden

Lee Golden has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as senior vice president and director of retail operations. A veteran banking professional in Southwest Florida, Golden has more than 23 years of experience and will oversee the opening of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s new downtown Fort Myers branch, expected to open early 2017 in the Edison Theatre building at 1533 Hendry Street.

Twins Home Schedule Features 18 Games Spring Training Season and Group Tickets on Sale Now!

Team Schedule Click Here
Press Release Click Here
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 8:30am
Sunset Air and Home Services 
5610 Division Drive #7, 33905

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 4:30pm
Solomon & Hoover CPAs PLLC
1342 Colonial Boulevard Ste B-11, 33907

Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 5:00pm
Il Primo Pizza & Wings 
13401 Summerlin Road, 33919
The Greater Network E-News

Colleen DePasquale

Erika Hilliard

2310 Edwards Dr.,
(239) 332-2930

Upcoming Chamber Events

Women in Business
Time: 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM 
WIB Scholarship Sponsor: 
Pavese Law Firm
Hosted by: Gulf Coast Town Center 
Blu Sushi
10045 Gulf Center Dr, Suite E105
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Click Here to register.

Business Before Breakfast
Date: 12/08/2016 
Time: 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM 

Hosted by: Sun Harvest Citrus 
14601 Six Mile Cypress Parkway 
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Click Here to register.

Leadership NEXT
Date: 12/13/2016 
Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM 
Networking Sponsor: Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni
Hosted by: 
Florida Gulf Coast University 

10501 FGCU Blvd. South 
Fort Myers, FL 33965

Click Here to register.

Holiday Open House
Date: 12/14/2016 
Time: 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
Hosted by: The Chamber Office
2310 Edwards Drive 
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Click Here to register.

To view all our events please click here

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