The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is decking the halls today, Tuesday, December 17, from 4:00-6:00PM.

Pop in for some libations and snacks, and spread holiday cheer! Whether you have 20 minutes or 2 hours, we hope you will stop by and celebrate the holiday season with fellow Chamber members, and the Chamber staff and board.

The Chamber is located at 2310 Edwards Drive in Downtown Fort Myers, across from the Fort Myers Yacht Basin.
Southwest Florida was devastated on Saturday, December 7th to learn that sisters Ann Wilson, 56 and Janet Wilson, 52 lost their lives in a tragic car accident on Daniels Parkway and Brookshire Lane in south Fort Myers.

Many of our Chamber Members will remember Janet as the Communications Specialist for Lee County. Before that, she worked in Public Relations for the Canterbury School, and did marketing for the Edison & Ford Winter Estates — but most of her career was spent in local TV news where she worked behind the scenes at both Waterman Broadcasting and WINK News. 

Ann and Janet were enthusiastic community volunteers and most recently were working on a project to collect holiday gifts for the kids of the Salvation Army, Abuse, Counseling, and Treatment, Inc. (ACT), and the Children’s Advocacy Center. 

There will be a celebration of Ann and Janet’s lives at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, where Janet was a Board Member, on Saturday, Dec. 28th at 2:00 in the afternoon. All are welcomed to attend. 
Women in Business is dedicated to empowering women to reach their full potential. A variety of networking and educational programs are offered throughout the year, typically the first Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Approximately 50-75 people are in attendance at the monthly meetings featuring a theme to enhance business and networking skills. Although the group is called "Women in Business," many men attend these meetings and are encouraged to get involved.  

There are 2 opportunities each month to sponsor Women in Business:

Scholarship Sponsor: $125
The Women in Business Scholarship Fund supports non-traditional students, demonstrating financial need, with preference given to single, divorced, or widowed individuals with children. Monthly Scholarship Sponsors are included in press releases, on the Chamber’s website, on social media platforms, and in weekly emails sent to more than 5,000 people. 

Monthly Event Sponsor: $300
Event Sponsors are provided with a table at their sponsored event where they can share information about their company with event attendees, and are given 2 minutes to speak to the group. Their company is also included in press releases, on the Chamber’s website, on social media platforms, and in weekly emails sent to more than 5,000 people. 

Interested in learning more or becoming a sponsor? Email Linda Onorevole or call 239.332.2930, ext 213.
Presenting Sponsor: iBERIABANK
Chili Pepper Sponsor: Pool Pros Inc./Aqua Illusions
Cornado Sponsor: APEX Roofing & Restoration
The First Annual Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Cornhole & Chili Competition takes place on Saturday, January 25 from noon to 3:00PM at Hammond Stadium at Centurylink Sports Complex.

The event is open to individual and corporate teams competing to be KINGS (or Queens!) OF THE TOSS & MASTERS OF THE SAUCE!

This event is presented in collaboration with the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels , and participants and attendees of the Cornhole & Chili 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.

The Cornhole Competition is open to 32 teams, with single elimination and consolation rounds. Corporate teams are $500 and include 2 players, 2 alternates, 4 Festival of Beer tickets, 1 lawn sign with logo, and 4 t-shirts. Individual teams are $200 (increases to $300 after 12/31/19), and include 2 players, 2 alternates, and 4 Festival of Beer tickets. Check-in for the Cornhole Competition is at 11:00AM.

The Chili Cook-Off will have 5 teams, with a minimum of 2 people and maximum of 4 people per team. Corporate teams are $500 and include tickets to the Festival of Beers, 1 lawn sign with logo, and 4 t-shirts. Individual teams are $200 and include Festival of Beers tickets. Contact Debra DeHaven for more important details about the Chili Cook-off. Chili teams begin cooking at 8:00AM.

A $30 spectator ticket is available and includes the chili tasting, cornhole tournament, and Festival of Beers ticket.

SPACE IS LIMITED - Make your reservation to day !

**Those under 21 will receive non-alcoholic/Designated Driver admission tickets to the Festival of Beers.
Infinite Professional Center is proud to participate in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree this year.

The Salvation Army helps put new clothes and toys under the tree for 1 million children across the United States who usually have to go without Christmas gifts. Anonymous donors adopt these little “angels” in an expanding Christmas tradition that makes the season brighter for both the gift giver and receiver.  

For more information about the Salvation Army holiday programs, click here.