February 15, 2018
An Exciting New Look For The Bell Tower!
Bell Tower Shops is planning a comprehensive redevelopment to make the mall into a modern, all-inclusive shopping, dining and entertainment experience, the company announced.Bell Tower Shops wants to offer customers a new contemporary design featuring a fresh mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment options that create an ultimate lifestyle destination.

The News-Press Profiles Young Professional Chamber Members and their Career Progress
Great Recession, 10 years later: Young professionals...

Brennan Whitley thought he had done everything right to score a job after college. His resume was stocked with internships: two with the Fort Myers Miracle, one with the FGCU athletics office, one his senior year with the Tampa Bay Rays, a stint...

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Member News
MRS. EDISON'S HYMN SING ATTRACTS HUGE CROWD; FOOD...

FORT MYERS, FLA. - February 8, 2018 - More than 1,500 people attended the 29th Annual Mrs. Edison's Hymn Sing Tuesday, Feb. 6, and donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food to help feed the hungry. The event was presented by First Presbyterian Church...

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24-HOUR FESTIVAL PROMPTS ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND...

February 9, 2018 - Fort Myers, FL - On March 3rd and 4th, Ghostbird Theatre Company Presents the 11th Annual 24-Hour Festival! Visual artists, filmmakers, theatre artists, dancers, musicians, and poets race against a 24-hour clock to create...

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Hodges University to Host Inaugural Organizational...

NAPLES, Fla. - February 12, 2018 - The threat of a data breach is on the rise, and organizations and businesses are looking for ways to mitigate these threats, which is why C-level executives and managers of risk, compliance, governance,...

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New Pedego Store Brings Flashy Fun to Fort Myers - Fort...

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 20, 2018 - The 116th Pedego® Electric Bikes store worldwide is now open in Fort Myers, Fla. Co-owned by husband-and-wife team Lisa and Skip Badolato, Pedego Fort Myers offers sales of Pedego electric bikes as well as ...

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Welcome to our January New Members
Ribbon Cuttings
Healthy Life Center at the
Wellness Center Cape Coral
239-424-3220


Society
239-334-0900
Patinella's Chicken Grill
  (239) 260-7783
Save The Date for Our 5th Annual Business Symposium: "Unleashing The Spirit of Your Organization"
When:
Wednesday, September 19th
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Where:
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Point Dr., Fort Myers

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Matt Keller
New Director of Membership Services
We're thrilled to welcome Laurie Stanley to the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce! Laurie is handling Membership Services and she's a great new addition to your Chamber team!

Laurie can be reached at 239-332-2930, ext. 212

Monthly Luncheon Photos
January
Luncheon featuring our Young Professionals Panel
Monthly Luncheon Photos
Monthly Luncheon Photos
Our first Chamber Luncheon of the year at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport was a huge success! Thanks to all who attended and a special thanks to our wonderful YP Panel: Meghan Collins, Ryan Scott, Jason Parrish, and Melissa Cofta -- and, of course, our awesome moderator, Joe Nugent!
Member to Member Discounts
Have you listed your member to member discount or coupon?

Click on the link to view the current Member to Member discounts.

Need help adding a coupon? Contact Laurie Stanley at Laurie@fortmyers.org
January Women In Business at the
Bell Tower
The first Women In Business event of 2018 was all about Health & Wellness in the New Year last month! Big thanks to Dr. Lee Angle for his informative talk on nutrition, Chef Mark Blust of Prawnbroker Restaurant Group and Curtis Johnson of fibrre for their cooking demonstrations -- and thank you to Enterprise for the generous check presentation for the WIB Scholarship Fund!
Thank you for Renewing!
AMIkids Southwest Florida, Inc.
Animal Refuge Center
AXA Advisors' South Florida Branch
Best Moving & Storage/Allied Van Lines
Carefree Boat Club SW Florida
Caring Medical Regenerative Medicine Clinics
CenturyLink
Clean Keepers
Collins Vision
Connors Steak & Seafood
CopyLady, Inc.
Costco Wholesale
Florida Weekly
FPL
Frank Jean, LMT
Hilton Garden Inn Airport FGCU
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Airport/ FGCU
Jason's Deli
Key West Express
Lee County Bar Association
Lee County Sheriff's Office
Marc Joseph Realty, Inc
MedExpress Urgent Care
Must Do Visitor Guides, Siesta Publications, Inc.
Plantation Golf and Country Club, The
Provident Jewelry
Quenzel & Associates Inc
RE/MAX Destination Realty
Regency Insurance Group
Rockford Construction
Senior Friendship Centers of Lee County
Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair Civic Center
Steve's Painting Inc
Tarpon Lodge
Vision Ace Hardware
Zoomers Amusement Park
Member Concierge Services Spotlight
Michele is President & CEO of Evan International, LLC, whose mission is to ignite the desire for success in both individuals and organizations. Inspire those who believe it’s possible, and contribute to the transformation of company culture.

Accomplished in working with high performing leaders and teams, Michele assists with defining objectives and addressing obstacles to achieve results. She is experienced in executive coaching, leadership development, public speaking, workshop facilitation, and facilitating key strategic relationships that nurture business growth.

Her purpose is not only to consult business professionals, but help individuals and organizations transform themselves, raise their awareness, and perform at their fullest potential. Waking up every day with the desire to make a difference in at least one person’s life defines who she is today.

Michele currently serves as a Board Member for The United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC, Council on Small Business, The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc., Golden Apple Scholarship Committee and The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, MCS Committee.

Member Spotlight: Greg Sullivan
Meet Greg "Sully" Sullivan (pictured here with Chamber President & CEO Colleen DePasquale) -- one of our most active Chamber members and volunteers. Sully is an independent sales agent for Infintech, a company that helps with smarter payment processing.

Brews Under the Big Top at Crowne Plaza Bell Tower
Thanks to ALL who attended this super fun beer dinner last month! Also thanks to Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower, Big Top Brewing Company, Suncoast Beverage, Too Tall Torrie, and Create & Capture Photo Booth -- we can't wait to do it again!
Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark - Fort Myers...

FORT MYERS, Fla. (February 5, 2018) - Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark cruise from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 17 aboard the M/V Edison Explorer which departs from The Marina at Edison Ford, located at 2360 W. First St. in...

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The 13th Annual Women In Business Apex Awards are Saturday, August 25th at Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa!

Please click below to honor an individual for her professional excellence, service to her community, and mentoring of others with a prestigious Apex nomination!
presented by:
presented by:
Thursday, April 19th 2018
Westin Cape Coral
10:30AM - 2:00PM

The event, co-produced by the chamber and the VCB and held to commemorate National Travel and Tourism Week, celebrates the value of tourism and the community teamwork involved in maintaining and enhancing tourism as a major economic engine for the county.

Early bird special on trade-show booths.

$225 for a table and two attendees
Please Join us for our Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings!

Thursday, Feb. 22
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Best Home Services
16090 S. Tamiami Trail, 33908

Tuesday, Feb. 27 th
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Sixt Rental Car
13500 Intrepid Lane, 33913

Friday, March 2nd
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pedego Fort Myers
2030 W. First St., Suite E, 33901

Tuesday, March 6th
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
MedSpa 22
13831 Metropolis Avenue, 33912
Upcoming Monthly Events -- Mark Your Calendar!
Conversation & Cocktails at Minnesota Twins Baseball Game
Minnesota Twins  
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway 
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Women In Business -- Couples Panel
Embassy Suites Fort Myers-Estero  
10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive 
Estero, FL 33928

Business Before Breakfast
Around The Clock Fitness  
1755 Boy Scout Drive 
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Leadership NEXT
LARC  
2570 Hanson Street 
Fort Myers, FL 33901

March Membership Luncheon -- Arts & Culture
Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at The Bell Tower Shops  
13051 Bell Tower Dr. 
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Stephanie Davis | Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce | 239-332-2930 | 239-332-7276 | Stephanie@fortmyers.org | www.fortmyers.org