The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce E-Newsletter. 
April 4, 2017

Small Business Breakfast on Thursday, April 20, 2017


Join us on Thursday, April 20th at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at the Bell Tower Shops for our Small Business Breakfast on Ethics. Bob Simpson, President & C.E.O of LeeSar will captivate you with his stories and leave you wanting more.

Registration and a breakfast buffet begin at 7:30am and the program will begin at 8:00am. The cost is $25 for Chamber Members and $35 for Future Chamber Members.The cost for a table display is $100 and includes two attendee tickets.

  Click Here to Register TODAY!
Thank You For Renewing!
Aetna Medicare
AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc.
All American Pet Resort Fort Myers
Animal Refuge Center
Araba Shriners
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Beltram South, Inc.
Best Western Ft. Myers-Waterfront
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Blue Moon Pizza of Ft. Myers
Bock Healing Center
Bradley's Jewelers
Bubba's Roadhouse
Camping World RV Sales - Fort Myers
Carter-Pritchett Advertising
Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL, Inc.
Costco Wholesale
Crown Trophy
Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at The Bell Tower Shops
Culligan Water Conditioning
Edison Mall
Encore Bank
First Watch Restaurant
Florida Blue
Florida Gulf Coast University
Frank Jean, LMT
Graybar Electric
Haines Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Hall Electric, Inc.
IBERIABANK
Independent Physicians Association of Lee County
Internet Services Group of Fl, LLC - Web Design & Web Marketing
Klocke of America, Inc.
Lee County Sports Organizing Committee
Maid Pro
Manheim Fort Myers
Marbela Medical Wellness
Marc Joseph Realty, Inc
Marco Office Supply
Matthew T. Muller, CPA
Matthew W. Allen, IV, D.D.S., P.A.
MidWestOne Bank
MLS Title LLC
Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant
Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA
Parrot Key Caribbean Grill
Partners for Breast Cancer Care
Priority Business Solutions
Progressive Builders
Roetzel & Andress
Rooms To Go
Shell Factory & Nature Park
Specialized Veterinary Services
Spiro & Associates
Stevens Construction
Stewart & Sons Insurance Inc.
Stokes Marine, Inc.
Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C.
Sweet Melissa's Cafe
Thrive at Beachwalk
Top Florida Properties
Trophy Case of Fort Myers
Val Ward Cadillac, Inc
Wilbur Smith Law Firm
Member Concierge Services
Committee Spotlight

Robert Parks
Director of Operations
Priority Business Solutions
www.prioritybusinesssolutions.com 

Robert Parks is the director of operations for Priority Business Solutions. PBS is a full service payroll, human resource, merchant service and cash funding company based in Cape Coral. As a local service provider PBS is committed to a mutual beneficial partnership with their clients. A major function in this relationship is continuing education and open, honest communication. Priority Business Solutions is deeply involved with the community and is a proud partner of the United Way, the Chamber of Commerce and many other civic and charitable organizations. Priority Business Solutions is located at 4814 Vincennes St. in Cape Coral and can be reached at 214-2040.


Ribbon Cutting
Bentley and Jayden's Learning Center
(239) 672-4269
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April Member of the Month
Sunset Air and Home Services
Ms. Shelly Porter
239-693-9005  Ext 107
www.sunset-air.com 
10 Year Anniversary Celebration!
Preferred Community Bank
(239) 728-2265
www.pcbbank.net
Member Concierge Services
Committee Spotlight

Paula Sisk
Solutions Engineer
Telephone Support Systems
www.telsupsys.com
 
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". 

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Thursday, April 6th at 8:30am
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank - Downtown
1533 Hendry Street, Suite 101, 33901

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 4:30pm
Escape Countdown
12951 Metro Parkway, 33966

Thursday, April 21st at 12:00pm
Tide Dry Cleaners
7001 Cypress Terrace, 33907

Ground Breaking
Murphy Express #8720
(239) 437-3199
Upcoming Chamber Events

Women in Business
Date: 4/5/2017 
Time: 4:00 PM TO 6:00 PM 
WIB Scholarship Sponsor: Pushing the Envelope
Hosted by: Red Door Studio
1601 Lee Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Leadership NEXT
Date: 4/11/2017 
Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM 
Networking Sponsor: 
Owen Ames Kimball
Hosted by: Endeavor Innovative Workspaces
8831 Business Park Drive, Suite 301
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Click Here to register.


Business Before Breakfast
Date: 4/13/2017 
Time: 7:30 AM TO 8:30 AM 

Hosted by: Spada Salon & Day Spa
13161 McGregor Boulevard
Fort Myers, FL 33919

Click Here to register.

Small Business Breakfast
Date: 4/20/2017 
Time: 7:30 AM TO 9:30 AM
Keynote Speaker: Bob Simpson from LeeSar Inc.
Topic: Business Ethics
Location: Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at The Bell Tower Shops
13051 Bell Tower Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Click Here to register.

Conversations & Cocktails
Date: 4/25/2017 
Time: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM - Game starts at 6:35PM
Hosted by: Fort Myers Miracle Baseball Club
14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy.
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Click Here to register.

8th Annual Chrysalis Awards Luncheon & Tradeshow
Date: 4/28/2017 
Time: 10:00 AM TO 1:30 PM
Presented by: IBERIABANK
Location: Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa
17260 Harbour Pointe Dr.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Click Here to register.

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Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. | (239) 332-2930 | Info@fortmyers.org | www.fortmyers.org