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. 
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business (WIB) Committee will host its November networking meeting on Wednesday, November 6th from 4 to 6 p.m. at iBERIABANK located at 9101 College Pointe Ct, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Attendees of the November WIB program will have the opportunity to network and attend the presentations of the Women in Business Scholarships to students from Florida SouthWestern State College , Florida Gulf Coast University, and Hodges University .

Each month, Women in Business features a nonprofit spotlight and in November, Children’s Advocacy Center will be highlighted. Children’s Advocacy Center advocates for a healthy, safe community for children through a multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse and neglect. They assess and treat kids believed to have been abused or to be at-risk of such abuse and provide a safe place for them to come and be heard. We will be collecting donated items from the Children’s Advocacy Center’s wish-list at this event. To view the wish-list, click here.

The Women in Business November networking event is being hosted by iBERIABANK , which is both the Women in Business and Scholarship Sponsor for the month of November.

Admission for the November Women in Business meeting is $10 for Chamber members and $20 for future members and includes one complimentary drink and light appetizers.

Smart men attend Women in Business!
Thursday, November 7
Lenny's Grill & Subs Fort Myers
11801 S. Cleveland Ave., Ste. 110, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Thursday, November 7
Captains for Clean Water
Collaboratory, 2031 Jackson St., Fort Myers, FL 33901
2019 Food Drive Wish List

Here are some suggested items that are always in need. Something to consider, anything your family eats another family would most likely enjoy.

Consider the buy‐one‐get‐one‐free items at your local grocery store and donate one to CCI!
Pushing the Envelope is also happy to “shop” for you if you would prefer to donate money to the cause.

  • Boxed meal kits (Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper, etc.)
  • Canned Tuna, Chicken, Ham, Roast Beef
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Canned Milk
  • Soups (All Kinds)
  • Beans (All kinds)
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Pasta & Pasta Sauce
  • Rice (Family Size Bags)
  • Oatmeal and other hot cereal
  • Grocery bags

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce (2310 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers) is a drop-off location.

Other locations can be found here .