FYI-it's the 4th Thursday this month, not the third Thursday!
This month's luncheon features a panel discussion about Southwest Florida's current workforce with some of the organizations working to build and strengthen it through their various programs and educational offerings. Participants include Peg Elmore, Director of Business Services for CareerSource Southwest Florida ; John Meyer, President of Hodges University ; and Todd Everly from SWFL Public Service Academy and Lee Technical Colleges. . The panel will be moderated by Tessa LeSage from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

We will also be unveiling the cover for the 2020 Fort Myers Chamber Magazine. We go to print soon -don't miss the chance to feature your business in this publication, which is distributed for one year, and available via digital download. Representatives from Vector & Ink will be at the luncheon to provide more information about advertising in the magazine. To see the 2019 edition, click here .

Thursday, October 24, 11:30AM - 1:15PM

$25 for Chamber members
$35 for future members

This month's luncheon is sponsored by Paychex.

***Reservations canceled 72 hours or less prior to the event are non-refundable.
Tuesday, October 22, 12:30-1:00pm
Grand Opening Event – FREE CAR WASH!

Thursday, October 24, 4:30-5:00pm

Friday, October 25, 1:00-1:30pm
On Wednesday, October 23 at 4:30pm the Chamber Ambassadors will be hosting a reception for new members at the Chamber office, 2310 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33901. This event gives new members the opportunity to meet staff, board members, Ambassadors, and fellow new members. RSVP to Laurie Stanley, laurie@fortmyers.org 239.332.2930 ext 212.

Street parking is available; remember to bring quarters for the meter!
The Mandatory minimum wage topic is going to be part of the conversation during this year’s legislative session and is expected to be included on the 2020 ballot. The Chamber wants the membership to be aware of the details of this initiative and is presenting an event o n Friday, November 8, 7:30-9:30AM at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre to share information and provide education on the aspects of the potential minimum wage hike in Florida.

The following panel will be facilitated by John Talmage, Lee County Economic Development director: Victor Claar, FGCU Department of Economics ; Lois Croft, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association ; Dana Brunett, Lee County Economic Development Office ; Jay Johnson, Bubba's Roadhouse & Saloon .

$25 for Chamber members
$35 for Future members

Admission cost includes full breakfast buffet. 
On Tuesday, December 3 (5:30-8:30pm) we'll be “home for the holidays” at the Crowne Plaza for the annual Chamber Holiday Party. Partake in very heavy appetizers, carving stations, a pasta station, mashed potato & sweet potato bar, make your own s'mores and more! One complimentary adult beverage included in ticket price, then cash bar.

Awards for best holiday-themed outfit!

$50 for Chamber members
$75 for Future members