TONIGHT! LEADERSHIP NEXT AT CAPTAINS FOR CLEAN WATER
Captains For Clean Water , a grassroots nonprofit organization advocating for Florida’s water quality will host Leadership NEXT on Tuesday, January 14 from 5:00-7:00PM at Collaboratory, 2031 Jackson Street in Fort Myers.

Captains For Clean Water was founded in 2016 by a group of fishing guides and outdoorsmen from Fort Myers that had enough of Florida’s poor water management practices. Through advancing education, awareness and advocacy, Captains For Clean Water fights to ensure that policymakers implement scientifically supported solutions to restore and protect marine ecosystems and Florida’s way of life for future generations.

Participants at Leadership NEXT will learn about the future of our local waterways from Executive Director Capt. Daniel Andrews and Program Director Capt. Chris Wittman while touring Captains For Clean Water’s new office at Collaboratory. Light appetizers and beverages will be provided by Jordan Webster Catering.

Leadership NEXT's January program is sponsored by Offshore Sailing School , which will also offer a prize drawing to win a $300 sailing lesson gift certificate. Leadership NEXT’s annual sponsor is the Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association .

Leadership NEXT is free to attend for members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and $10 for future members.
THIS WEEK'S EMAIL SPONSOR: DRAGON HORSE AGENCY
JOHN TALMAGE TO SPEAK ABOUT SIZEUP LEE
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon takes place this Thursday, January 16 from 11:30AM-1:15PM at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers. The guest speaker is John Talmage, Lee County Economic Development Director.

The sponsor of the January luncheon is  Prima Luce ,
A MacFarlane Barney Company.

Mr. Talmage will speak about SizeUp Lee , a dynamic bench-marking tool developed by GIS Planning. This easy-to-use, data-rich platform enables any local business, regardless of size or industry, to see how they can most efficiently do business in Lee County. SizeUp Lee enables a user to better understand the competition, consumer expenditures, under-served markets, and much more.

Admission is $25 for Chamber members and $35 for future members.

Advance registration is strongly encouraged. Seats cannot be guaranteed if arrival is after noon on the day of the luncheon. Cancellations are non-refundable less than 48 hours prior to the event.
Today! Tuesday, January 14, 4:15PM
2222 Second St.
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Thursday, January 16, 2:00PM
17050 Cam Ct.
Fort Myers, FL 33967

Monday, January 20, 12:00PM
HEMP JOI OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
20000 Grande Lake Dr
Estero, FL 33928
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR CORNHOLE
The First Annual Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Cornhole Competition takes place on Saturday, January 25 from 12:00PM to 3:00PM at Hammond Stadium/Centurylink Sports Complex.

There are only a few spaces for teams left, so don't delay, register today!

This event is presented in collaboration with the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels , and participants and attendees of the Cornhole Competition will receive tickets for the 15th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers, which runs from 2:00-6:00PM on the same afternoon in the stadium.

Individual team: $200
Includes 2 players & 2 alternates or guests, 2 free beers each, food from Buffalo Wings & Rings and 4 Festival of Beer tickets.**

Corporate team: $500
Includes 2 players & 2 alternates or guests, 2 free beers each, food from Buffalo Wings & Rings, 4 Festival of Beer tickets**, 1 lawn sign with logo (if reserved by 1/8) and 4 t-shirts.

Spectator Ticket: $30
Includes admission to the Cornhole Tournament, 1 free beer, food from Buffalo Wings & Rings and a Festival of Beers ticket**.

**Those under 21 will receive non-alcoholic/Designated Driver admission tickets to the Festival of Beers.
Presenting Sponsor: iBERIABANK

Chili Pepper Sponsor: Pool Pros Inc./Aqua Illusions


Cornhole Board Sponsor: Gulfpoint Construction

T-Shirt Sponsor: Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.