Southwest Florida Chamber Connections – The News

Above Board

Above Board Chamber of Florida is gratified to benefaction “The Power of Public Speaking” during a lunch assembly from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on May 9 during a Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., in Naples. Our panelists will denounce a components of enchanting an assembly and yield strategies to start practicing now. Registration on or before May 5 will be $25 for members, $30 for guests. After May 5, registration is $28 for members, $33 for guests. Reservations are compulsory during or call 910-7426.

The Above Board Chamber will benefaction a Southwest Florida Workforce Summit on May 12 during Harborside Event Center. The eventuality will underline an open pursuit satisfactory from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. for those seeking peculiarity practice opportunities, and a row contention and luncheon from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. for business owners, professionals, tellurian apparatus managers, and investors. A row of internal attention leaders will join their counterparts from Puerto Rico to plead topics that embody what might be an untapped apparatus of learned workers, collaborative business opportunities, and mercantile expansion in Southwest Florida. The pursuit satisfactory is giveaway and open to a open with no registration required. Registration is compulsory for a workforce limit luncheon and row discussion. Registration on or before May 5, will be $25 for members, $30 for guests. After May 5, registration will be $30 for members and $35 for guests. for information , revisit

Bonita Springs

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is enlivening village members and business professionals meddlesome in improving their networking skills to attend their Networking 201 Panel Discussion on May 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. during 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive in Bonita Springs. The speakers will plead how to emanate jointly profitable relations that freshness into destiny sales, leads or mention relationships. Participants can afterwards practice their new networking skills during a Chamber’s Business After Hours. To register, call 992-2943 or revisit Registration is $10 per chairman for cover members and $40 per chairman for non-members.

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce reason a badge slicing for Assuage Spa and SWFL Facial Plastic Surgery Associates to applaud a grand opening in Naples. It is located during 1201 Piper Blvd., Unit #1, in Naples.Assuage Spa is a oppulance spa, owned by Tehjan Prendiville and Andrea Martin. They offer face and skin treatments including peels, facials, masks, microdermabrasion and waxing and physique and mind treatments including moisturizing, detoxification and cellulite reduction. Various massage options are also available. For information, revisit or call 333-1450.

The Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce has an eventuality for area residents to proffer during a Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center. As a proffer for a chamber, responsibilities embody responding phone calls and organizing a Visitors Center lobby, as good as nod and aiding visitors in a accessible and veteran manner. Prior patron use and phone knowledge is preferred. To turn a volunteer, hit Barbara Purcell, Volunteer Coordinator, around email during or call 992-2943.

Cape Coral

The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral will reason a subsequent Business Card Exchange on Tuesday from 7:30-8:30 a.m. during YogaFit, 1715 Cape Coral Parkway W., Suite 17, in Cape Coral. Bring copiousness of business cards to be prepared to network, sell ideas, accommodate intensity new clients and make new friends. This is a giveaway eventuality for cover members. For information, call 549-6900

The Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral is now usurpation applications for internship positions. Job offers networking, hands-on experience, and a eventuality to make connectors in your community. Positions accessible are a Special Events Marketing Intern and Membership Services Intern for summer 2016, tumble 2016 and open 2017. Send a resume/cover minute with “Internship Program” in a theme line to or fax 549-9609.

The cover will reason a Annual Key West Trip on Jun 10-12. Ride a Key West Express and stay dual nights during The Historic Key West Inns Cypress House before returning home. The cost is $899 per couple, that includes: roundtrip tickets on The Key West Express and two-night hotel accommodations with breakfast included. RSVP by May 1. For information, call 549-6900.

The cover is looking for hosts for several cover networking events. Events and dates accessible are: Business Card Exchange – Jun 7, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1; Business After Hours – Aug. 18 and Sept. 15; and Networking during Noon – May 27, Jun 24 and Jul 22. Contact Matt Lamb to haven a date during 549-6900 x103 or


The Estero Chamber of Commerce reason a badge slicing for Best Home Services to applaud their new plcae during 1455 Railhead Blvd. Unit 1, in Naples. They catered a eventuality and offering a site debate to those in attendance.

Fort Myers

The open is invited to a second “Mayor’s Morning Menu: A City of Fort Myers Breakfast Briefing” on Tuesday during a Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Community Center, 2990 Edison Ave., in Fort Myers. This module will concentration on a city’s crime charge force, with Fort Myers Interim Police Chief Dennis Eads presenting an refurbish on a charge force’s activities, followed by a question-and-answer session. Registration and a smorgasboard breakfast start during 7:30 a.m. with a module starting during 8:15 a.m. Seating is limited. RSVP by job a Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce during 332-2930 or induction during

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is holding their Chamber Business Academy educational seminar series. Workshops are reason once a month by Jun on a final Tuesday of a month during a Hampton Inn Suites Fort Myers – Colonial from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. All business professionals are invited to attend. Admission s $25 per eventuality for Chamber Members or $35 per eventuality for guests. To register, call 332-3624 or revisit The subject for May is Emerging Markets, Diversity in a Workplace.

Fort Myers Beach

Start a day with associate cover members with treats and a crater of coffee. Bring lots of business cards and network with associate cover members as good as ambassadors and house members. The Coffee Connection is Thursday from 7:30-9 a.m. during Myerside, 145 School St., on Fort Myers Beach. This eventuality is free.

Lehigh Acres

The Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce will be roving to Italy on Oct. 25 and is mouth-watering cover members, family and friends on this experience. Enjoy a nine-day debate behind to a aged nation where we will have a eventuality to try a Tuscan region. Enjoy a booze tasting during a fifth era winery and organic farm. Montecatini, your home bottom for a whole tour, offers a choice of relaxing in one of a pleasing spas that make this review city famous. Tour Florence, home to such famous artists as Leonard da Vinci, Dante and Michelangelo. Take some time to try a Piazza del Duomo before creation your approach to Pisa, home of a Leaning Tower. On another day, suffer a lifelike Cinque Terre. For information, call 369-3322 or revisit


The Leadership Collier Foundation, an associate of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, hosted a corner graduation of a 2016 Class of Leadership Collier and Growing Associates in Naples during Artis – Naples. The 2016 Leadership Collier graduates are: Leeza Arkhangelskaya, Ann Bares, Carla Bogart, Beth Brainard, Tabatha Butcher, Cathy Carroll, Kim Chen, Tracy Connelly, Mitch Cordova, Jamie Cunningham, James D. Dati, Dennis d’Auvergne, Laura DeJohn, Shawna Devlin, Darlyn Estes, Teri Evans, Jonathan Foerster, Sarah Frye, Courtney Jolly Goff, Mary Beth Geier, Allie Harrison, Niccole Howard, Rochelle Jackson, Aaron Lapp, Cristin Madden, Amanda Maurizi, Shannon Morgan, Stefan Muehlbauer, Danny Pate, Thomas Powers, Timothy Reiter, Yasmin Saad, Dylan Sanders, Sandy Stoner, Andrea Sturzenegger, Diane Terrill, Joe Tornincaso, Greg Turchetta, Rachel Van Blaricom, Bill Varian, Eric West, and Patrick White. This year’s GAIN graduates are: Jennifer Adams, Michael Allen, John Antonacci, Tate Baker, Meredith Barnard, Jeremy Bennington, Barry Boran, John Paul Bratcher, Kelly Cooper, Tracy Duhaney, Jennifer Dumford, Tyler Esposito, Julianne Gilmore, Matthew Goodwin, Sarah Hawes, Ashlea Heck, Jaime Hewitt, Steven Iannaccone, Rachel Kerlek, Joseph Kramp, Hadley Lolli, Jenna Main, Meredith McLean, J. Tyler McMackin, Richard Michel, C. Todd Morrison, Andrew Nelson, Nancy Nycum, Priscylla Oliva, Yesenia Pedraza, Noemi Perez, Kristi Pickard, Christopher Rossi, David Ruben, Spencer Smith, Emily Sumpmann, Ryan Tarnow, Charnele Tate, Lauren Walsh, Barbara Woodcock, and Andrew Woods.

North Fort Myers

Bingo will be reason during Herons Glen from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 14. Call Carolyn Graves for tickets and information during 770-1929.

Sanibel and Captiva

The Sanibel Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce reason a annual assembly during Sundial Beach Resort Spa. The cover respected Sanibel-Captiva Realtor Eric Pfeifer as Citizen of a Year for his village services. Robert Walsh of R.S. Walsh Landscaping was awarded a chamber’s Business Person of a Year for his contributions to a islands’ business community. Bleu Rendez-Vous French Bistro was awarded a Chamber’s New Business of a Year. Holli Martin was named chamber’s Volunteer of a Year for her work with a Rotary Club and Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum and as a cover ambassador, Luminary proffer coordinator and proffer for a annual F.I.S.H. fundraiser. Donna Puma will be portion as Chair of a Chamber’s Board of Directors. Puma is owners of a renouned Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream and Geppetto’s Beach Foodies. The cover also commissioned new house members: Aaron Pruss of Becker Poliakoff; Evelyn Stewart, owners of Adventures in Paradise; and Daniel Thompson, owners of Suncatcher’s Dream.

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