CHAMBER ACTIVITIES ARE BACK!
TODAY - A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN TALMAGE
John Talmage, Director of the Lee County Economic Development office will be speaking today, April 14 at 3:00PM .  He and his team, working with other community partners, have been at the epicenter of helping our community – from information on SBA loans, Unemployment, PPP and more. We will have time for questions via the chat mode if you want to get those ready. Any questions that don’t get answered at that time will be followed up on.

This event is free, though registration is required for access to the virtual meeting. Once registered you will receive a link for participation. 
THURSDAY: BUSINESS BEFORE BREAKFAST
Business Before Breakfast returns Thursday, April 16 at 7:30AM . Pull up a chair, login to your laptop, and bring your own coffee to catch-up with fellow local businesses. This casual interactive chat will be led by Chamber President/CEO Colleen DePasquale.

This event is free, though registration is required for access to the virtual meeting. Once registered you will receive a link for participation.

Prizes will be awarded for best dressed in the following categories: pajamas, street clothes, and most original ensemble.
FRIDAY: LUNCH WITH THE MAYOR
You are invited to   “Lunch with the Mayor” on Friday, April 17 at noon City of Fort Myers  Mayor Randy Henderson   will update us on what is happening with Fort Myers and more. We are allowing time for questions at the conclusion via the chat mode. Again, any questions not answered then, we will follow up after the call. 

This event is free, though registration is required for access to the virtual meeting. Once registered you will receive a link for participation. 
NEXT WEEK: GET CONNECTED DAY
Join us for business UN-usual on  Thursday, April 23 for our first Get Connected Day. Based on our popular annual Get Connected luncheon, we are re-imagining the event and moving it online!

Distinguished professionals in their industries will lead sessions from branding and wellness, to human resources and crisis communications - all aimed at helping small businesses thrive in Southwest Florida's current marketplace. Sessions will be one hour each, including the presentation followed by Q&A. 

$10 to participate in one session, or $25 to choose as many as you would like! Following registration, participation links will be emailed.

SCHEDULE

7:00 – 7:50AM: HOW TO EFFECTIVELY WORK-OUT AT HOME
Joseph McGilvrey,  APEX Physical Therapy

9:00 – 9:50AM: 3 TIPS FOR IMPROVING YOUR DIGITAL MARKETING
Samantha Scott,  Pushing the Envelope

10:00 – 10:50AM: PUBLIC RELATIONS IN COVID-19 WORLD
Melissa Mitchell & Holly Boldrin,  Priority Marketing

11:00 – 11:50PM: HEALTHCARE…THE NEW FRONTIER
Barbara Saxton,  Smart Choices Healthcare

12:00 – 12:50AM: 10-POINT THRIVAL PLAN FOR SMALL BUSINESS RESILIENCE & RECOVERY
LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier,  Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University

1:00 – 1:50PM: DIGITAL & SOCIAL STRATEGIES TO ENGAGE STAY AT HOME CONSUMERS
Patrick Blake Renda, Edward Clay & Julie Koester,  Dragon Horse Ad Agency

2:00 – 2:50PM: HUMAN RESOURCES ISSUES RELATED TO COVID-19
Suzanne Boy,  Boy Agnew Potanovic PLLC

3:00 – 3:50PM: SYSTEM SHOCK AND A PATH TO PROSPERITY
Gregg Goodmanson

Get Connected Day is sponsored by CONRIC PR and Marketing .
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