WOMEN IN BUSINESS SPECIAL EVENT
Join us tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3 at 4 p.m. for a special virtual Women in Business (WIB) presentation from Kitchen Social .

Outgoing WIB chair Jessica Walker ( Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A .) and incoming chair Kelly Talamo will participate in a cooking demonstration with a chef from  Kitchen Social and prepare Chicken Caprese. Feel free to cook along with Jess and Kelly as Chef Andrea shows them the way.  Here is the recipe  so you can have the ingredients in advance.

At this event we will also be thanking Jessica for all of her work as chair, and welcoming Kelly as she takes the committee reins for 2020-2021. Admission is free, though registration is required for access to this virtual event. There are also options to donate $10 or $20 to the Women in Business scholarship fund at registration. 
144 ENVELOPE ADVENTURE UPDATE
Our new initiative, the 144 Envelope Adventure , helps us, help our businesses and community. Each envelope is numbered from $1 to $144, and the dollar amount determines the number of entries in the drawing. For example, for $6 you get 6 chances, for $49 you get 49 chances, etc.

The drawing for all prizes is Thursday, June 18. Prizes are being added daily and include:
HOTEL & TRAVEL

ARTS & ACTIVITIES

DINING & LIBATIONS

SPORTS
  • Boston Red Sox memorabilia, including baseballs signed by Jackie Bradley, Jr. & Carl Yastrzemski, as well as a Sports Illustrated "Boston Strong" cover signed by Jonny Gomes
  • Minnesota Twins memorabilia, including baseballs signed by Jake Odorizzi and Latroy Hawkins, and an All Star game plaque

HOME
  • $250 gift certificate for carpet or tile cleaning by Zerorez

Thank you to all of the businesses and individuals donating prizes! If your business would like to contribute a prize, please contact Linda Onorevole, 239.332.2930, linda@fortmyers.org .
NEXT WEEK: LEADERSHIP NEXT
On Tuesday, June 9 at 5:00 p.m. , Steve Brutocao with Brutocao Cellars will host a virtual wine tasting with the wines featured in the  FGCU Wine Collection . Toast to Eagle pride with high-quality, custom-labeled wines selected exclusively for the FGCU family. Proceeds from wine sales will help sustain the FGCU Alumni Association’s services.

Wine purchase is not required for participation, though you may do so by clicking  here .

Free for Chamber members
$5 for Future members

Annual Sponsor:
LeeCares PROGRAMS
Applications are open for LeeCares assistance programs. There are 4 categories of assistance, Individual , PPE Supply , Small Business Relaunch , and Childcare * . We have been informed that there is a significant amount of funding and it is more important for applications to be complete, rather than rushed. Please review the eligibility requirements and take the time to gather the needed information before applying.

Application instructions also are available in Spanish by calling 239-533-2273 (or 239-LEE-CARES); applicants without internet access can also call the number. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

*Contact your childcare provider directly to apply for Childcare Assistance.
RED CROSS HURRICANE RESOURCES
LEE HEALTH HOSTS VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
Lee Health hosts a Virtual Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, June 4 at 3 p.m. on the Lee Health Facebook page . This Facebook Live is a chance to ask questions to Lee Health leaders and learn more about what Lee Health is doing in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. 
HELP IDENTIFY WORKFORCE NEEDS
Please take 2 minutes to answer questions in this  very short, 5 question survey to help FutureMakers identify how they can understand and support employers current workforce needs.