The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter. 
March 7, 2017

Date and Time: March 31, 2017 from 6:00-10:00 PM and Open Bar from 6:30-9:30 PM
Location: Pelican Preserve Golf Club
Cost: $65 per ticket and includes open bar for beer and wine, passed appetizers and casino dollars.

Click Here to Register Online

To donate an item please contact Landen Drake at

Thank you to Our Sponsors:
IBERIABANK ~ Enterprise Rent-A-Car ~ Pool Pros Inc  
Jason's Deli ~ iPartnerMedia, Inc. ~ Minaya Learning Global Solutions
Thank You For Renewing!
Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC
Baymont Inn & Suites
Bell Tower Shops
Bulk Cooking Oil Solutions
Casa Ybel Resort
The Chang Group
Charlotte State Bank & Trust
Chico's FAS, Inc.
Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Children's Home Society of Florida Southwest Division
Chris Tel Construction
Courtyard By Marriott
D&D Machine & Hydraulics, Inc.
DeLa Salle Academy of Fort Myers
Everglades Day Safari
Florida Cancer Specialist & Research Institute
Fort Myers Marine
Grace Tax Advisory Group, LLC
Guardian Ad Litem Foundation - Voices for Kids of SWFL
HBK CPAs & Consultants
Heritage Tax & Consulting Services LLC
Island Insurance Services
Jason's Deli
Oceana Global Logistics, LLC
Reverse Mortgage Funding LLC
Siesta Pebble, Inc.
South Beach Tanning Company
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
Square 1 Burgers & Bar
SWFL Marketing Group
Terry Wynter Auto Service Center, Inc.
The Hibiscus House Bed & Breakfast
The Thompson Agency, Inc.
Vision Ace Hardware
Visiting Angels of SW Florida
Members in the News

The Employment Law Practice Group at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., will host the firm's 25TH Annual HR Law & Solutions on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. This annual seminar is designed to update...

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Lee County hosted a record number of 139 amateur sporting events in 2016, generating its highest year on record in terms of economic impact. According to figures released from Lee County Sports Development, the year generated $67.1 million in... 

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Entech, a Fort Myers-based IT managed services company, recently received the Gator100 Award from the University of Florida (UF). Accepting the award on behalf of Entech's President Jake Spanberger...

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The Fish & Vine Ribbon Cutting
(239) 481-0055 
Y Girls 5K
in honor of Terry Simon 

Thank you to everyone who attended Saturday, March 4th and those who sponsored the Inaugural Y Girls 5K at Miromar Outlets. We were able to raise over $5000 to help support the FGCU Resort Hospitality Management Scholarship fund in honor of Terry Simon! 

March Member of the Month
Greg Sullivan
Account Manager, National Sales Infintech
(513) 602-8399
Wellfit Girls Program SWFL Inc. Ribbon Cutting
(239) 529-0366

8th Annual Chrysalis Awards
Early bird special ends this Friday!
Friday, April 28, 2017 
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa 
Presented by:
Tradeshow Registration:
Early Bird Trade Show Sign Up: $225
After Friday, March 10th Trade Show Tables will be $260!
Tradeshow: 10:30am-2:00pm / Awards Luncheon: 11:45am-1:30pm
Includes: 8 foot display table and two (2) attendees at the Awards Luncheon;
Set up begins at 8:30am; additional attendees are $45 per person.

Personal Touch Landscaping Ribbon Cutting
 (239) 560-0574
Welcome February New Members
(239) 274-0851
Member Concierge Services
Committee Spotlight

Lincoln Wooten
Business Development Manager

My name is Lincoln Wooten a native of Annapolis, MD. I moved to the beautiful state of Florida about 3.5 years ago. I recently joined Spherion Staffing as the Client Development Manager for Naples and Fort Myers locations. In my role I identify sales leads, and sell Spherion services to new clients and maintain a good working relationship with existing contacts. I am the driving force behind generating new sales leads and contacts for both Naples and Fort Myers offices. I have a "Humanized" sales approach which helps build lasting partnerships for our employees and clients alike.

Every day I treat it as if it were my last and make it the best I possibly can make it. I love being in the people business! Faith, Family, and Friends are important factors I hold dear to my heart. I look forward to meeting you one day.

Shoppe Around the Corner
(239) 689-3957
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

March 2017
Thursday, March 9 at 8:30AM
Bentley & Jayden's Learning Center
6324 Corporate Court, 33919

10 Year Anniversary
Tuesday, March 24 at 8:30AM
Preferred Community Bank
4379 Colonial Blvd., 33966 

April 2017
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 4:30PM
Escape Countdown
12951 Metro Parkway, 33966
Member Concierge Services
Committee Spotlight

Cindy Dodd
Assistant Vice President & Manager

Cindy Dodd is the Assistant Vice President and Manager of Preferred Community Bank at the Fort Myers location and has over 30 years of financial experience in sales, customer service and business banking.

Preferred Community Bank is a true community Bank in Lee County with three locations, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres and Cape Coral. Our motto is "Your Community, Your Bank" and our Directors, Officers and Staff pledge that commitment to you.

In addition to her chamber responsibilities, Cindy's community outreach includes working with Healthy Harvest Community Farms which helps benefit our community and the less fortunate with healthy alternatives. She is also past Chairman of Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce. She moved to Lee County Florida 10 years ago with her son from St. Louis, MO.

She earned her certifications through Center of Financial Training & Education in St. Louis, MO.
Upcoming Chamber Events

Conversations & Cocktails *Advance Registration Required*
Date: 3/9/2017 
Time: 1:05 PM 
Hosted by:  Minesota Twins
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway 
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Click Here to register.

Leadership NEXT
Date: 3/14/2017 
Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM 
Hosted by: Southern Fresh Farms 
8500 Penzance Blvd 
Fort Myers, FL 33912
Networking Sponsor: HBK CPA's & Consultants
Click Here to register

Monthly Chamber Luncheon

Date: 3/16/2017 
Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM
Notepad Sponsor: Still available. Contact for more information.
Gold Member Spotlight: Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
Hosted by: Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center 
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive 
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Click Here to register.

Business Before Breakfast
Date: 3/23/2017 
Time: 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM 
Hosted by: Costco Wholesale 
 7171 Cypress Lake Drive 
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Click Here to register.

Casino Royale
Date: 3/31/2017 
Time: 6:30 PM TO 10:00 PM 
Presenting Sponsors: HBKS Wealth Advisors & HBK CPAs & Consultants
Hosted by: Pelican Preserve Golf Club 
9802 Pelican Preserve Boulevard 
Fort Myers, FL 33913
Click Here to register.

Women in Business

Date: 4/5/2017 
Time: 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM 
WIB Scholarship Sponsor: Still available. Contact for more information.
Non-Profit Spotlight: Wellfit Girls
Host & Sponsored by: Red Door Studio 
1601 Lee Street 
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Click Here to register.

To view all our events please click here
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