The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter. October 4, 2016
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Before launching a marketing communication campaign, consider
these three key elements for optimal results

Upon reflection of your company’s marketing communication needs, it’s essential to solidify three key components of your business plan before you dive into the creative process. This gut check will help you crystalize “the why” behind all efforts and ensure you’re laying the foundation for effective strategic campaigns.

1.     Establish goals at the start. This overarching principle will guide the decision making process as you establish breakthrough campaigns. Goals refer to...

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Thank You For Renewing!

Alliant Property Management, LLC
Bock Healing Center
CONRIC PR and Marketing
Coolair Conditioning & Heating
Extraordinary Eventz
Firehouse Subs at The Forum
First Citizens Bank
Floor & Decor
Gulfshore Insurance, Inc.
Harbor Community Bank
Island Mortgage, Inc.
Larue Pest Management, Inc.
Legacy Harbour Marina
Massage Envy of Southwest Florida
Molloy and DeHaan-Garland, a Practice of Ameriprise Financial
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - Glenn Black Group
Panther Printing
Riverside Realty Group  LLC
Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
SWFL Marketing Group
Synovus Mortgage
Vein Specialists
VIP Realty - Commercial
Wallace, Sizelove & Co. P.A.
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue
(239) 218-1903
MCS Committee Spotlight
Heather Martin

I relocated with my husband, Hunter Martin, to Fort Myers in September of 2014 from North Carolina and reside in Cape Coral.  We recently celebrated our five year wedding anniversary on 9/24/2016!  I have been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and LOVE the business!  Currently, I am the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers and my husband works at the Fort Myers Regional office of Enterprise Holdings.  

The Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers opened in September 2001 and is proudly celebrating their 15th Anniversary this year!  The hotel is centrally located in Fort Myers at the corner of College Parkway and Summerlin Rd. across from Florida SouthWestern State College.  When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband; hosting family and friends for visits to the area; traveling; attending outdoor concert events; and spending as much time on the beach as possible!  I am an active member of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and enjoy giving back to this wonderful organization by volunteering at various Chamber events.  The Greater Fort Myers Chamber was instrumental in helping me get acclimated to this area, when I moved to Fort Myers, and I am proud to be not only a member but also to be involved in two of their committees.  I am a member of the Women In Business Committee and also a Member Concierge Services Ambassador.  

The Hilton Garden Inn completed a $4.2M renovation in 2014, and has 3500 square feet of meeting space!  So, if you have not seen the hotel, please contact me for a tour and for any meetings, family reunions, weddings, corporate group/events and holiday parties –!  
Midwest Food Bank
(239) 690-1722
Ribbon Cuttings

October 2016

 Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 4:30pm
SalusCare Inc. / Synergy EAP Solutions
3949 Evans Ave, Suite 202, 33901

Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:30am
BeWaterFront, LLC
Waterfront Location across from the Chamber Office
2310 Edwards Drive, 33901

Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4:30pm
Blue Chip Financial
5245 Big Pine Way, Ste 102, 33907

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 4:30pm
Crown Trophy
1333 Lafayette Street, 33904
Ford Signature Dentistry
(239) 936-5252

Good News Corner
Member News

FutureMakers opens RFP for foundational skills curriculum for post-secondary institutions
The Persistence and Progress Regional Action Team of the FutureMakers Coalition is working to develop a foundational skill development curriculum to pilot with post-secondary students and will open a request for proposals on Oct. 3, 2016.

The foundational skills project is requesting proposals for the development of a foundational skills curriculum with the goal to increase active listening, critical thinking/problem solving, interpersonal...

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Shoeless Joe’s at Crowne Plaza presents Beer Summit & Dinner Oct. 20
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, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

This summit and dinner will feature a selection of beers from the second largest brewery in Germany – Krombacher. Krombacher was founded

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Restaurant Depot
(239) 437-6090
Miami Dolphins vs. Tennessee Titans

Sunday, October 9th
1:00 PM

Bus will leave at 8AM

Tickets are $90 per person and this includes transportation to the game, admission into the game and a Dolphin Food Voucher. All seats are located in section 131 and rows 11, 12 and 13.

Contact Landen Drake at for Tickets.
October 27, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
1380 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33907

If you are interested in participating, please contact Landen Drake at
Click Here to Register

Stevens Construction has won two Sand Dollar awards from the Collier Building Industry Association.

In a ceremony held on Sept. 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples, Stevens Construction earned a Sand Dollar award in the “Best Healthcare Facility Over $5,000,000” category for Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida. Located at 1285 Creekside Blvd. E. in Naples, the 86,676-square-foot, three-story hospital...

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Keep it REEL and Join Us for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
5th Annual "Tails & Tailgating" Fishing Tournament and Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, November 5, 2016
2220 West First Street,
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Presented by:
Stokes Marine, Inc. 

Angler Costs: 
$100 Single Angler 
$225 Family Angler Package 
(2 adults and 2 children under 16) 

CASH PAY OUT $3,000!*

Come out and tailgate with us for an afternoon filled with College Football, 
the Annual Chili Cook-Off and the Famous Shrimp Boil, Corn Hole, Tailgating Games and much more!

After Party Begins at 1:00 PM
$25 per guest 
12 and under are free! 
*based on 70 anglers

Click Here to Register
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 

Sponsored by: Be Brilliant Marketing
WIB Scholarship Sponsor:
Spectrum Recovery Solutions
Hosted by: Goodwill Retail Store
2040 NE Pine Island Rd. 
Cape Coral, FL 33909

Click Here to register.

Leadership NEXT
Date: 10/11/2016 
Time: 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM 

Sponsored by: FGCU Alumni Association
Hosted by: 

1422 Hendry Street 
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Click Here to register.

Business Before Breakfast
Date: 10/13/2016 
Time: 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM 

Hosted by: Enterprise Leasing Company of Florida, LLC 
1905 Boy Scout Drive 
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Click Here to register.

Chamber Luncheon
Date: 10/20/2016 
Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:15 PM
Topic: You Told Us, We Listened. Now See What's in Store.
Keynote Speaker: Chamber President Terri Crawford and Executive Director, Colleen DePasquale
Hosted by: Harborside Event Center
1375 Monroe Street 
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Click Here to register.

Chamber Sing Off & Business After Five
Date: 10/27/2016 
Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
Hosted by: Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre 
1380 Colonial Blvd. 
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Click Here to register.

To view all our events please click here

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