The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter. 
October 4, 2017
2017 Tails & Tailgating Kids Fishing Tournament

Calling for Anglers and Chili Cook off registrations!

$25 PER ANGLER - Click Here to Register

Chili Cook-Off
Entry fees are $100 per category. Rental of tent, table and chairs are an additional $125.00

Traditional Beef (no beans), Meat with beans (beef/pork), 
 Other (poultry, meatless, venison, etc.)

For more information on the Chili Cook Off please contact
August & September New Members

       Ribbon Cuttings
American House - Fort Myers
(239) 476-0953
(239) 939-5569
Thank You For Renewing!
A&A Specialty Advertising 
Around The Clock Fitness
Artichoke & Company
Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa
Bahama Breeze
Best Home Services
Bock Healing Center
Boylan Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Citrola's Italian Grill and Pizzeria
City-Tel Communications
Community Cooperative
Conte Wealth Advisors, LLC
Coolair Conditioning & Heating
Dr. Piper Center for Social Services, Inc.
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Fort Myers / Cape Coral
Florida SouthWestern State College
Ford Signature Dentistry
Foundation For Lee County Public Schools, Inc., The
Fred's Award World
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast FL, Inc.
HBKS Wealth Advisors
Hoistlift of Florida
Hughes, Snell & Company, P.A.
Image One
Island Mortgage, Inc.
Jamaica Bay
JSM & Associates, LLC
Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.
Larue Pest Management, Inc.
Lee County Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Literacy Council Gulf Coast
Marina Bay by GL Homes
Media Vista Group, LLC
Myco Business Systems LLC
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - Glenn Black Group
Pelican Preserve Golf Club
Prawnbroker Restaurant & Fish Market
Pushing the Envelope, Inc.
Residence Inn Fort Myers
Riverside Realty Group LLC
Salty Sam's Waterfront Adventures
SalusCare, Inc.
Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
Sanibel Outlets
Scan Design
Snyderman Shoes/New Balance Fort Myers
Suncoast Credit Union
Super 8 Motel
SWFL Marketing Group
Synovus Mortgage
TownePlace Suites
Vein Specialists
Victory Layne Chevrolet
Wallace, Sizelove & Co. P.A.
Waterman Broadcasting
Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network Durand & Gallentine Investment Management Group

August Leadership NEXT  

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Member Concierge Services
Committee Spotlight

Randy Mitchelson
(239) 449-4749

Randy Mitchelson, APR is an entrepreneur, author and community leader with more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing and financial services.

Mitchelson is vice president at iPartnerMedia, Inc., an internet and print marketing agency in Bonita Springs where he is a trusted advisor to businesses on website design, strategic marketing and public relations campaigns, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), blogging, email newsletters, search engine marketing, videos, lead generation, print marketing and more.

In addition to his chamber responsibilities, Mitchelson's community leadership includes serving as co-founder of the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership and vice president communications with Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter.

He earned his BS and MBA at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Ribbon Cutting
Discovery Village
(239) 931-0733
AM Foursomes Still Available
PM Foursomes are SOLD OUT
Friday, October 20th
Annual Golf Classic
Presented by:
Pool Pros, Inc. and Larue Pest Management, Inc.

The Chamber is currently looking for golf goodie bag items and donations for the Golf Classic. If you would like to donate an item please contact Erika Hilliard at

Tee Signs are still available. $100 per sign.

Click Here to Reserve Your Foursome or Tee Sign
July Women in Business

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Member Concierge Services
Committee Spotlight

Heather Martin
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers
(239) 790-3500

I relocated with my husband, Hunter Martin, to Fort Myers in September of 2014 from North Carolina and reside in Cape Coral. We recently celebrated our five year wedding anniversary on 9/24/2016! I have been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and LOVE the business! Currently, I am the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers and my husband works at the Fort Myers Regional office of Enterprise Holdings.

The Hilton Garden Inn Fort Myers opened in September 2001 and is proudly celebrating their 15th Anniversary this year! The hotel is centrally located in Fort Myers at the corner of College Parkway and Summerlin Rd. across from Florida SouthWestern State College. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband; hosting family and friends for visits to the area; traveling; attending outdoor concert events; and spending as much time on the beach as possible! I am an active member of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and enjoy giving back to this wonderful organization by volunteering at various Chamber events. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber was instrumental in helping me get acclimated to this area, when I moved to Fort Myers, and I am proud to be not only a member but also to be involved in two of their committees. I am a member of the Women In Business Committee and also a Member Concierge Services Ambassador.

The Hilton Garden Inn completed a $4.2M renovation in 2014, and has 3500 square feet of meeting space! So, if you have not seen the hotel, please contact me for a tour and for any meetings, family reunions, weddings, corporate group/events and holiday parties -!
United Way has distributed more than $400,000 in supplemental funding from the SWFL Hurricane Relief Fund, in partnership with the SWFL Community Foundation , to the local network of United Way direct assistance agencies. Those agencies include: Beacon of Hope, Bonita Springs Assistance Office, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County, Child Care of Southwest Florida, Community Cooperative, FISH of Sanibel-Captiva, Good Wheels, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Interfaith Charities of South Lee, Lehigh Community Services, RCMA-Hendry & Glades, Eva's Closet and The Salvation Army- Lee & Hendry.
Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening
Mind & Body Studio at the Wellness Center Cape Coral (239) 343-6062
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
(239) 274-6234
The Good News Corner - Member News
Owen-Ames-Kimball Company earns LEED Certification for Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers dealership 

The Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) construction team has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification for the construction of the Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers dealership, located at 14270 South Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers. The O-A-K team utilized best practices in green building technologies to construct...

IMAG History & Science Center Presents New Exhibit, Oceans Climate Change: Acid vs. Life

IMAG History & Science Center is presenting a new experience from NRG! Exhibits about the effects of acidity in the oceans. The exhibit will serve to educate and inform guests about the impacts of ocean acidification...
Ribbon Cuttings
Scout & Molly's Boutique of Fort Myers
(239) 437-8807
Vein Specialists
(239) 694-8346
Upcoming Chamber Events

Women in Business
Date: 10/4/2017 
Time: 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM 
WIB Non-Profit Spotlight: Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium 
Sponsored by: Fifth Third Bank
Hosted by: Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium
9100 Forum Corporate Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33905

Leadership NEXT
Date: 10/10/2017 
Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM
Networking Sponsor: Sanibel Captive Community Bank
Location: Six Bends Harley-Davidson
2501 Ortiz Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33905

There is no Business Before Breakfast, Luncheon or Conversations & Cocktails this month.

To view all our events please click here
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