The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter. 
November 7, 2017
Save the Date!
T hursday, April 19, 2018 
The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village
5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, Fl. 33914
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. and The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) are proud to announce the ninth annual Chrysalis Awards - a Celebration of Business & Tourism presented by IBERIABANK.

Call for Nominations! To nominate an individual or business for a Chrysalis Award, complete the nomination form. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2017.

Learn more about the Chrysalis Awards or nominate someone please visit
Congratulations to Samantha Scott and Her Team at Pushing the Envelope
Pushing the Envelope won the Business Ethics Award from the Uncommon Friends Foundation at its annual Uncommon Evening event last week at the Burroughs Home & Gardens in Fort Myers.

Other finalists in attendance were Fort Myers-based B & I Contractors, represented by President Gary Griffin, and Naples-based PBS Contractors, represented by CEO and owner Russell Budd.
Chamber Golf Classic
presented by:
Pool Pros Inc. & Larue Pest Management, Inc.

October New Members

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank's Golden named Edison & Ford Winter Estates board chair

Lee Golden, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Operations, has been named Board of Trustees Chair for Edison & Ford Winter Estates.

Golden, who has been an Edison & Ford Winter Estates board member and previously served as Treasurer, will serve a one-year term as chair.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of...

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Thank You For Renewing!
A&A Specialty Advertising
Air Science
Boston Retirement Advisors LLC
Driven By Design LLC
Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Enterprise Leasing Company of Florida, LLC
F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva Inc.
First Citizens Bank
Florida Gulf Coast University
Hampton Law
Harmon's Audio Visual
iPartnerMedia, Inc.
Jet's Pizza
Junior League of Fort Myers, Inc.
Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office
Lighthouse of Southwest Florida
Main Sail Video Productions, Inc.
Megan DiPiero Photography
Micro Control Systems, Inc.
Molloy Financial
Nova Southeastern University
Nu-Image Cleaners
Outrigger Beach Resort, The
Philip Financial Group
The Print Shop
Solomon & Hoover CPA's PA
Southwest Florida Christian Academy
Southwest Florida Neurosurgical and Rehab Association
Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra
Springhill Suites by Marriott Fort Myers Airport
Welcome Guide-Maps
Windsor Properties Co. of Florida LLC

October Leadership NEXT at Six Bends Harley-Davidson

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Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Thrive at Beachwalk
15800 Beachwalk Blvd., 33908

Friday, November 10, 2017
Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market

9131 College Parkway, Suite 101, 33919

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Master Tailors & Cleaners

3946 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, 33901

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Gateway Neighborhood Magazine

Chamber office, 2310 Edwards Drive, 33901
November Women in Business at IBERIABANK

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Member Concierge Services
Committee Spotlight

Paula Sisk
Solutions Engineer
Telephone Support Systems 

Paula Sisk was born a long time ago in a state far, far away. In her various career incarnations she's done advertising - managing 17 markets in 5 states and helping to take Circuit City Stores to their first (and second) billion in sales before moving to Florida in 1991 (they never recovered -  sad story).
Once in Florida she began designing and selling Motorola communications solutions, starting with paging before moving over to two-way radio/cellular solutions. She designed several Motorola projects in town including the radio system that the School District of Lee County transportation department used for many years.
Currently a solutions engineer for Telephone Support Systems, Paula designs the most effective communications solution for your business needs. The typical company spends a great deal of money to make their phone ring, and making sure those calls get to the right people efficiently makes your advertising dollar more effective. Each configuration is custom designed based on the needs of each client, and TSS is on hand from inspiration to final implementation - every step of the way.
In addition to wrangling all her kids, she is active in the arts community - volunteering at various community theatres such as Theatre Conspiracy (at the Alliance of the Arts) and The Laboratory Theater of Florida as well as being a member of the SWFL Television Advisory Panel. She also occasionally volunteers for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce in her capacity as an Ambassador on the MCS Committee, and is a graduate of the BEST leadership class "2016". 
The Good News Corner - Member News
Congratulations to Two of our Board Members

Chamber Board member Michelle Graham's company Siesta Pebble Inc won the prestigious Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award! Later, at Quail West Golf & Country Club, Chamber Board Member Christin Collins accepted her award for one of Gulfshore Life magazine's Men & Women of the year! 
Local Volunteers of All Ages Encouraged to Participate In Family Volunteer Day at LARC

LARC, the Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens, will celebrate Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 18th. For over 25 years, Family Volunteer Day has been held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving to "kick-off" the holiday season with giving and service.

On Family Volunteer Day, LARC is joining The Walt Disney Company and...


The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents a Florida premiere, An Act of God, November 17th - December 9th.

After many millennia, and in just 90 minutes, God (assisted by His devoted angels) answers some of the deepest questions that have plagued mankind since Creation. This comedy is fresh from Broadway, where it starred Jim Parsons...
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Stevens Construction breaks ground on Gulf Coast Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit

Stevens Construction has started construction of a 57,000-square-foot, post-acute care skilled nursing unit for Lee Health, announced Mark Stevens, company president.

Developed by Aquila Healthcare Development, Lee Health is leasing the three-story, 75-bed medical facility, which will provide...
Free Admission for Veterans for FSW Men's Basketball Game November 10 

In honor of military veterans, Florida SouthWestern State College is offering free admission to the men's basketball game at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. The FSW Buccaneers host the Pensacola State College Pirates at FSW's Suncoast Credit Union Arena. All veterans and active duty military who show their military ID will get in free.

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Upcoming Chamber Events

Business Before Breakfast
Date: 11/9/2017 
Time: 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM
Location: Enterprise Leasing Company of Florida, LLC
1905 Boy Scout Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Leadership NEXT
Date: 11/14/2017 
Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
Networking: Boston Red Sox (JetBlue Park at Fenway South)
11500 Fenway South Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Leadership Graduation Luncheon
Date: 11/16/2017 
Time: 11:30 AM TO 1:15 PM
Sponsor:  Pool Pros Inc.
Location: The Marina at the Edison Ford
2360 West First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Conversations & Cocktails - Speed Networking
Date:  11/30/2017 
Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
Sponsor: Still Available. Please contact Stephanie Davis.
Location: Artichoke & Company
11920 Saradrienne Lane
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Chamber Holiday Party

Date: 12/5/2017
Time: 5:30 PM TO 9:30 PM   
Sponsored by: Lott & Gaylor
Hosted by: Twisted Vine Bistro
The Barrel Room
2214 Bay Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Holiday Open House
Date: 12/13/2017
Time: 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM   
Location: Chamber Office
2310 Edwards Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33901

To view all our events please click here
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