Wed, Nov 4, 8:30AM - Ambassadors Meeting - Online

Wed, Nov 4, 4:00PM - Women in Business: Transitioning Your Passion or Hobby Into Your Career - Online

Thurs, Nov 5, 8:30AM - Member Advocacy Committee Meeting - Online

Fri, Nov 6, 12:00PM (10:30AM check-in) - Annual Golf Classic - Eastwood Golf Course, 4600 Bruce Herd Lane, Fort Myers

Mon, Nov 9, 4:30PM - Ribbon Cutting - Edison Ford Shoppe, Edison Mall, 4125 Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers - across from FYE
At tomorrow's virtual Women in Business program, guest speakers Angela Melvin, Valerie's House, Jen Whyte, Fort Myers Brewing Company, and Alison Charney HusseyCROW Clinic, will discuss how they have turned their passion or hobby into their career. 

Wednesday, November 4, 4:00PM
$10 for Chamber Members
$15 for Future Members
The Reef at Winkler is Southwest Florida's first smart community - the first apartment complex in the U.S. to collaborate with Amazon for unique and personal automation experiences for each resident. The Reef at Winkler is comprised 160 units in four four-story buildings, and is located at the corner of Schoolhouse Road and Winkler Avenue. The property will have resort-style amenities including a clubhouse, beach-entry pool, splash pad, barbecue pits, Zen garden and more. The Reef at Winkler has officially opened for pre-leasing and tours begin in November. Call 239.323.9279.
Our shop local campaign, Nov(m)ember, launched on November 1st. Are you ready?
  • Is your membership active?* Quickest way to check is to search the Member Directory for your business. If it's not there, your membership has lapsed. Call us at 239.332.2930 to reinstate your membership.

  • Is your company listing current on the Member Directory? Login to the Member Portal to check your contact information, address and description. Don't remember your login? Email Linda.

  • Have you displayed the Nov(m)ember poster at your business and/or shared on social media? Click this link to download both the poster and image file.

  • Did you create a package or offer to entice consumers? We know times have been tough so we aren’t asking for free items or even a discount (unless that works for your business model). Email Debra what your company is doing so we can feature it in Nov(m)ember promotions!
Each year, Community Cooperative partners with supporters like you to bring meals to families and homebound elderly in need around Thanksgiving. This year will be especially difficult for many of our neighbors to put food on the table for their families. Please help ensure that there are no empty plates this Thanksgiving by supporting the Full Plates Project initiative. Here's how you can help.

Turkey Drive - Community Cooperative is collecting frozen turkeys of all sizes to distribute to families at Mobile Food Pantries and through our Community Market in the month of November. Drop off frozen turkeys at 3429 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd by November 20th.

Donate a Family Thanksgiving Basket - Include all the basics to feed a family of four with a festive Thanksgiving meal: a turkey, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, green beans, and more. Check out our website for a full list of items to include in your dinner basket HERE.

Host a Food Drive - Host a Full Plates Project food drive to collect items that Community Cooperative can assemble into family dinner baskets. View our wish list and fill out a food drive registration form by clicking HERE

Sponsor a Family Thanksgiving Basket - Just $50 sponsors a Family Thanksgiving Basket for a family in need this season. Checks can be made out to Community Cooperative with Full Plates Project in the memo line. Please send donations to P.O. Box 2143 Fort Myers, FL 33902. Or, donate online and let us know you'd like your gift to go towards Full Plates Project - Thanksgiving outreach. 
The OneBlood bus will be at the Chamber office (2310 Edwards Drive - across from the Fort Myers Yacht Basin) on Tuesday, November 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please help our community as blood donors are desperately needed.

We are 9 reservations away from meeting our goal! Follow this link to make your appointment.

All donors will receive a OneBlood gift and a $10 e-gift card. Plus, all donors receive a wellness checkup including a COVID-19 antibody test, blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening!