Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chorus Holiday Concerts!

Good evening and happy holidays!

The chorus concerts start this weekend - three locations and times for your convenience! Here are the details, so spread the word and see you there for some wonderful holiday cheer!



A Holiday Celebration in Song! The SWFL Gay and Lesbian Chorus will be joyfully starting off our holiday season with three wonderful concerts! Under the artistic direction of Kevin Halesworth, the chorus will be entertaining with new written choral pieces and some traditional ones we will all love!

The chorus will be helping spread the holiday cheer by donating $1.00 of each ticket sales to support local food banks for friends and families. In addition, the chorus is excited to accepting credit cards for concert tickets, raffle items and donations (except American Express cards).

Join the chorus in Fort Myers on Saturday, Dec. 5th at St. John the Apostle MCC Church at 3049 McGregor Blvd, for a dinner AND show! The dinner will begin at 6:00 PM and is a fundraiser for the church and the concert will begin at 7:30 PM. The cost of the dinner and show is $30.00, or you can come to only the concert, for $15.00.

The second concert will be performed in Fort Myers on Sunday, Dec. 6th, at 7:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 13411 Shire Lane. This will be a joyful holiday concert only for $15.00.

The chorus is excited to be returning to Naples for it's third concert of the season on Sunday, Dec. 13th, at 7:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church 6340 Napa Woods Way.

For more information please call 239-691-2532, visit the website at http://www.gaychorus.org/, or email the chorus at swflgaychorus@aol.com.


Cape Coral & Ft Myers Chapters of Powerful You! ~ 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganz

By Eluise Gambino
Come join the Cape Coral & Ft Myers Chapters of Powerful You! for our 1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza

Come join us on December 16, 2009 at The Royal Palm Yacht Club as our network of women celebrate our
1st Annual Holiday Extravaganza. Join us as we honor and celebrate the relationships forged this year while empowering and supporting the women in the SWFL community to live rich, authentic, purposeful
and balanced lives.

Join us for Dinner, Gifts, Raffles, and Fun
Interactive Games!

Vendors ~ Spotlight your business with a Table Display and Gift Donation

Gift Giveaway - Please join us in our Gift Giveaway by donating a gift of your choice. Big or small, all donations are welcomed just the same. All Raffle proceeds will be donated to Destiny Diaper Bank!

Abundance Swap - Join in the Abundance Swap ~ bring an unwrapped gently used or new gift to swap

Open Networking and Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and Fun begins at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$ 30 Members
$ 40 Non-Members (Returning)
$ 30 Non-Members (First-EVER PY! meeting)

Reservations and Pre-Payment required
to register and pre-pay with credit card

Contact Facilitators directly to pay by Cash or Check R.S.V.P. online for Credit Card Payments

Share the Love - Please share these details with your business colleagues, friends and family! Take the opportunity to share and grow with other women so that they will know how truly awesome Powerful You! is.

Come join us, make new friends, take an opportunity to spotlight your business by making a donation and being part of the change as we "Network with a Heart" and honor the relationships we've forged this past year!

We look forward to seeing you there! Elle & Roe Powerful You! Chapter Facilitators

Friday, November 27, 2009

Help A Family in Need

On Friday December 4, 2009 ,4:00 pm -9:00pm

Chick-fil-A of Coconut Point in Estero and

Estero United Methodist will be

hosting a fundraising event to help a family replace their van lost to arson.

The van is needed to

transport their disabled daughter.

Chick-Fil-A will be donating 20% of all sales that evening to the family.

Come visit Chick-Fil-A of Estero and enjoy some delicious chicken and help a family!!!!!

21900 S. Tamiami Trail

Just south of Corkscrew on US 41

Krista Yurchak
Marketing Director
Chick-fil-a of Estero
21900 S. Tamiami Tr

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hispanic Chamber Events

By Virginia
Southwest Florida's Got Talent
Tuesday, December 8 2009
5:30 PM-8:00 PM
The Edison Restaurant
3583 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, Fl
Hispanic Chamber, Hispanic Institute & FGCU/SBDC
to Host Business Workshop in Naples

Saturday, December 5, 2009 ~ 10am to 1pm
Golden Gate Community Center
4701 Golden Gate Parkway, Naples, FL 34116
10am - 1pm. Refreshments served.

Topics to be Discussed:
* Small Business Counseling
Speaker: Julio Estremera, CBA - FGCU / SBDC
* Information for new or expanding businesses in the localities within
Collier County

Speaker: Tammie J. Nemecek, President & CEO - EDC of Collier County
* Small Business Lending
Speaker: Janis Vargas, Counselor - SCORE
* Legal Forms of Business (Local, State & Federal)
Speaker: Michelle P. Macias, Owner - All Around Bookkeeping & Tax Services

This program is complimentary but prior RSVP is required. Call (239) 418-1441 for more information.
Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 15 2009
5:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Coconut
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, Fl
For more information on these events visit www.hispanicchamberflorida.org

Friday, November 20, 2009

First Assembly of God Business Expo

By Daisy V
Help support our ministries, school and Master's Commission
by supporting local Christian Businesses
as part of your Christmas gift shopping
Saturday December 12, 2009
9 AM-3 PM
Open to the Public
Prize Drawings
Exclusive offers
much more
Held in the Fort Myers Christian School Gymnasium
corner of Summerlin Rd and Colonial Blvd
For more information call

1st Annual Holiday Benefit Expo

By Jennifer Camacho
1st Annual Holiday Benefit Expo in support of
Lee County domestic Violence Shelter
ACT - Abuse Counseling and Treatment
Holiday Inn - Estero
Saturday December 5 2009
9 AM - 3 PM
Enjoy a Girls Day Out
Hors d'oeuvers Refreshmants
over 25 vendors
Raffles and giveaways
Eyebrow waxing
and much more
Free admission
Florida Academy of Massage
Salon Professional Academy
Purses and Accessories
Pagan Photo
National gold Exchange
World Ventures
Jewels by ParkLane
Mary Kay
Pampered Chef
Tastefully Simple
American Laser Centers
Take Shape for Life
and much more
sponsored by
Mary Kay
Germain Arena
WOW green
Lehigh Network Connection
If interested in being a sponsor or a vendor call 246-4494

Mary Kay New Sales Director Debut

By Jeri-Lynn Arocho
Come Help Us Celebrate a Mary Kay Promotion
for Jeri-Lynn Arocho and
her new unit The Legacy Leaders
Tuesday December 1 2009
7-9 PM
Cypress Lake Country Club
6767 Winkler Rd
Fort Myers 33919
Doors open 6:30 PM
Cost $5 for consultants - guests are free
Special guest speaker
Sr. National Sales Director
Maureen Ledda
Honored guest and promotion recognition for
future Executive Sr. Sales Director
Cathleen Woodbridge
From Allentown PA
Come and hear Jeri- Lynn's inspiring
story and help her celebrate finishing her qualifications in just 2 months.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Calender Girls Nov and December Events

By Katherine
Nov 14 veterans day celebration
veterans foundation 3100 del prado blvd cape coral
cg perform 12:45 and 1:45
Nov 14 paradise tiki bar 1502 miromar cape coral cg perform 3:00
Nov 21 southeastern guide dog school 4210 77th street E palmetto, fl cg perform 11:30
Nov 28 anthony's on del prado blvd "breakfast with santa" cg perform 9-12 donations go to paws for patriots
Dec 2 kiwanis holiday party for lee county "special needs" students cape coral yacht club 10 a.m- 12 noon cg perform 11 a.m.
Dec 5 greek orthodox church cypress lake dr ft myers 18th annual holiday tea 1:00-3:00 benefiting health park childrens hospital
cg perform 2:30
Dec 7 east county regional libraby 881 gunnery rd lehigh
cg perform 7 p.m.
Dec 27 edison ford holiday nights cg perform 7 p.m.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Social Media Club of SWFL

Social Media Club of SWFL

Presents Taste of SWFL for Toys for Tots
November 17, 2009

Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport
9931 Interstate Commerce Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33913

What better way to kick off the holiday season than to celebrate with the Social Media Club of Southwest Florida? Sample delicious dishes from four outstanding Southwest Florida eateries that are using social media:

  • Bubba's Roadhouse, Cape Coral
  • Chef Murray Young at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center
  • Simply Cupcakes, Naples
  • Naples Smokehouse, Naples
Best of all, we all can lend a hand to make Southwest Florida children a little happier by donating an unwrapped toy to benefit Toys for Tots. Typically admission to our meeting is free, but we hope you will understand this month's "cover charge."

This meeting is possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors:

We welcome D3 Services and CPR Tools to Southwest Florida. Those who attended the networking reception in October meeting at Blu Sushi may have had the opportunity to meet Andy Crawford.

We also appreciate the generosity of Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport Town Center!

Register Here Full event information here >

Lee Collier Networkers

By Joy R.
Bonita Springs - Nov 12
11:15 - 1:15 PM
Roy's Restaurant
Bonita Bay Promenade
US 41
Guest Speaker
Bobbi Jo Cusimano - Speedy Electric
$22 pre-paid
$30 cash at door
Naples - Nov 24
Naples Beach Hotel
Conference Center on Golf Course
(enter northside of building)
11:15 - 1:15 PM
Guest speaker
Ching Schueddig
Arbonne International
Topic: Turn Back the Clock
$25 pre-paid
$30 cash at door

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gifts for Hope

By Michele Andre
Bridge Networking Group
Local children need yo this holiday season.
Gifts for Hope will be helping children associated with TLC Children's Home, Destiny Diaper Bank, The Bridge Youth Center and Foundation for Quality Child Care.
To sponsor a child visit http://www.thebridgenetworking.com/
and click on Gifts for Hope
To purchase a gift from our children's wish list
visit http://www.walmart.com/ and click on Gift Card and Reg, then wish list
log in the first name as Gifts For and last name Hope.
Drop off locations are listed at
Click on gifts for hope

Growing Your Business Through The Law of Attraction

Growing Your Business Through the Law of Attraction
The Bridge Networking
November 13
11 - 1:15 PM
Colonial Country Club
We will be presenting this dialoging workshop session
on how to grow your business through the Law of Attraction.
We will also be live on blogtalkradio from this workshop.
If you are interested in attending
click on events
cost $18 prepay

ITSC on blogtalkradio

Blogtalkradio Schedule
Mastering the Law of Attraction
Every Weds from 3 - 4:30 PM
Nov 4 Be Here Now
Nov 11 2012 and You
Nov 18 The Path to Prosperity
Nov 25 The Empowered You
All shows are archived and can be heard at anytime after they air live.

What's Up SWFL

What's Up SWFL
Looking for some networking opportunities?
Ever wanted to learn how to BBQ?
Looking for some fun events to attend?
Then you will want to listen to What's Up SWFL this month.
The show airs November 12 6 -7 PM
This show will be archived and can be heard anytime after it airs live.
to read about other local events not heard on the program.

Green Your Home Party

By Natural Family Physicians
Monday November 30, 2009
4704 Vincennes Blvd
Cape Coral
Learn how to create a healthy toxin free home.
Fun and informative gathering
Green Food
Green Cocktails
Green Gifts
Pay it forward and bring a friend
Scientific evidence increasingly points to environmental hazards and chemicals in household cleaning products as causing and /or contributing factors in the rise of diseases on adults, children and pets. Diseases such as Cancer, ADD/ADHD, Obesity, Autism, birth Defects, Allergies, Asthma, Hormone Imbalance and Learning and Developmental Disabilities.
With the help of wowgreen, learn how to protect yourself, those you love and the environment by using safe, non-toxic and effective natural cleaning and laundry products.
RSVP Mary Ann Sloan-Greiner 239-810-0524

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rehire the Fire Meet and Greet

By Dickson Hunley
View this event at www.facebook.com/citytavern

On Friday, November the 6th City Tavern will host a Rehire the Fire
meet and greet at 6 p.m. to help raise awareness and discuss public
safety. Members of the Southwest Florida Professional Firefighters &
Paramedics IAFF Local 1826 will be on hand to answer any and all

City Tavern is located at 2206 Bay Street across from the Harborside
Event Center and will offer free hors devours starting at 5 p.m.
Parking is available at the Harborside Event Center parking lot.

For questions or more information on how you can help please contact
Walt Stevens, Mike Holobinko, Matt Galewski or Bill Simpson at

or visit www.local1826.com

or visit www.savefortmyersfire.com

Dickson Hunley

Friday, October 23, 2009

Hispanic Chamber Events

By The Hispanic Chamber

Women's Professional Mentoring Circle
Monday, October 26, 11:00am - 1:30pm
The Enterprise Center, 3903 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Community, Connections & Conversation!
$25 pp (Includes lunch)

The circle is for all women business professionals who want to teach as well as learn from others. The format of the event combines networking, a keynote presenter, and interactive breakout mentoring groups. FWBC has partnered with SW Florida Hispanic Chamber and Train with Shane to bring this well needed event to the community. Please call 239-985-9844 for reservations or register at www.trainwithshane.com.

Hispanic Chamber Business After Hours - Fort Myers

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 ~ 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Hyatt Place Fort Myers at The Forum
2600 Champion Ring Road, I-75 & Exit 138, Fort Myers, FL
Live music by "DJ Tony"!!
Come join us at this great event where the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will be joining us!! Great food & great networking!!
Chamber Member Special Rate: $69 per night through December 31, 2009!!!
This event is complimentary with RSVP. Please call (239) 418-1441.
Ribbon Cutting & Business Card Exchange
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 @ 5:15pm
Nova Southeastern University
3650 Colonial Court, Fort Myers (Colonial & I-75)
Tel: (239) 274-6982
Complimentary snacks and beverages.
Ribbon Cutting organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce. Nova will be having an open house that same day at 6pm for those who wish to stay and learn more about the university. Come join us and meet new people!
2009 Business Expo

Wednesday, November 18 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Hilton Garden Inn
12600 University Drive, Fort Myers, FL
Located at College & Summerlin across from The Barbara B Mann.
Free to the Public!For more information, please call (239) 418-1441 or send an email to sales@hispanicchamberflorida.org.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rehire the Fire Awareness Rally - Meet and Greet

On Friday, November the 6th City Tavern will host a Rehire the Fire
meet and greet at 6 p.m. to help raise awareness and discuss public
safety. Members of the Southwest Florida Professional Firefighters &
Paramedics IAFF Local 1826 will be on hand to answer any and all

City Tavern is located at 2206 Bay Street across from the Harborside
Event Center and will offer free hors devours starting at 5 p.m.
Parking is available at the Harborside Event Center parking lot.

For questions or more information on how you can help please contact
Walt Stevens, Mike Holobinko, Matt Galewski or Bill Simpson at
239-334-8222 or visit www.local1826.com

Dickson Hunley

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Night of Elegance

By Krista Yurchak

Chick-fil-A of Estero 21900 S. Tamiami Tr


invites you to attend their 1st Annual

Night of Elegance

Saturday October 17, 2009

5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Bring your date, family or friends to

Chick-fil-A of Estero where it will be our pleasure to serve you. Sit down to a linen covered table and relax by candlelight.

We will take your order right at the table,

hand deliver it and then leave you to enjoy

your meal the elegant way.

No reservations required, however, reservations will be accepted by calling 239-498-8700


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Business Expo 2009

By Michele Andre

The Bridge Networking Group will be holding a Business Expo 2009 on Thursday, October 22 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at The Hilton Garden Inn, Summerlin & College in Ft. Myers.

Great networking opportunity for every profession and a fundraiser for Lee County Hope Hospice.

Giveaways and Appetizers from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

For more info, visit www.TheBridgeNetworking.com

Contact info: Michele Andre (239) 225-5019

Friday, October 9, 2009

Social Media Club - October Meeting

By Dean Piccirillo
Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 7:00 PM -- Social Media, HR and Job Hunting in Southwest Florida

Wanted to make sure everyone saw this. You can read this online at -- http://www.facebook.com/l/eeedc;bit.ly/92xTW.
You can register for the event on Eventbrite at --

How Employers Are Using Social Networking Tools to Identify, Screen and Hire Employees and How Individuals Can Use Social Media to Enhance Their Personal Reputations

Event Description

In today's hyper-competitive economic environment hiring and retaining talented employees is critical to maintaining an organization's competitive advantage in the marketplace. Many successful firms and organizations are now using social networking and social media tools to identify, screen and higher staff. Social networking tools have proven to be very cost effective in reaching out to prospective employees and engaging them with your organization. With so many Americans online, and active members of social networking platforms, these tools have become valuable resources to employers for screening job applicants.

Employers Use of Social Media to Hire

The Social Media Club of Southwest Florida is pleased to welcome Lori Burke, SPHR the Director of Human Resources from Neighborhood America as a guest speaker for our October event. Lori, a member of the Human Resource Management Association, utilizes different forms of social networking platforms at Neighborhood America to attract qualified talent to the organization and provide human resources updates to employees throughout the U.S. Lori's firm, Neighborhood America, develops and implements enterprise social media solutions for Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and media entities geared towards solving well defined business needs and problems.

Lori has more than 20 years of professional experience in human resources management in both the public and private sectors. Lori oversees all human resource functions including recruitment and staffing, compensation and benefits administration, staff development, and employee relations.

How Job Seekers and Students Can Use the Internet to Build Their Personal Reputations

Lori's presentation will be followed by a presentation led by Matthew Chamberlin. Matthew is a social media marketer, experienced video producer, blogger and speaker at industry conferences, keynotes and corporate events. Matthew speaks regularly to students and parents about the intersection of online and offline media, activities and behavior. Matthew teaches individuals to take a long view of social media, how to become digitally savvy and use the Internet and social networking to build personal reputations and enhance long-term employability.

Matthew is the owner of the Clearcast Digital Media, a new media consultancy and production company. Clearcast helps companies navigate the new media/social media space to extend their brand or service offering. His book entitled "There Is No Delete Button on the Internet: A Guide for Kids and Parents about Social Networking and the Changing Culture of Online Communications" will be released in Spring 2010. You can view a short video clip about Matthew's presentation to parents and students by clicking here.


7:00 to 7:15 PM – Opening remarks

7:15 to 8:00 PM – Lori Burke, SPHR – How Employer's Are Using Social Media In the Hiring Process

8:00 to 8:45 – Matthew Chamberlin – How Individuals Are Using Social Media for Personal Branding

8:45 to 9:00 PM – Closing remarks

9:00 PM – Networking at Blu Sushi


Florida Gulf Coast University
Building AB5 112 (The Embarq Auditorium – Academic Building #5)
10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(239) 590-1000
Directions and map to Florida Gulf Coast University
Map of the Florida Gulf Coast University Campus – The Embarq Auditorium is building #21 on this map

Parking on Campus

Guests will need to stop at the Guard Station which is on the immediate left when you enter our campus, main entrance off Ben Hill Griffin Road to get their visitor's pass. Basically, from Ben Hill Griffin Road if you are heading southbound, you would make a LEFT onto FGCU Blvd. S to enter campus (RIGHT if heading northbound on Ben Hill Griffin). Once you enter this road on campus, you'd stop at the Guard Shack to pick up the visitor's parking pass. They will likely provide the best lot to park at (closest) and most availability at that time.

Post Presentation Social Gathering

Blu Sushi
Gulf Coast Town Center
10045 Gulf Center Drive E-105
Ft Myers, FL 33913
Phone: 239-489-1500
Directions and map to the Blu Sushi


The Social Media Club of Southwest Florida would like to thank our event sponsors. This event is presented in part by Florida Gulf Coast University's Department of Communication and Philosophy and the student chapter of Florida Public Relations Association. You can learn more about the programs offered by Florida Gulf Coast University by visiting them online at http://www.facebook.com/l/eeedc;www.fgcu.edu/.

Raising Financially Aware Kids

By Danielle Emery
You're Invited!

During the year, we like to provide informational opportunities for our clients in appreciation of your continued business. We would like you, and a guest whom you feel could also benefit from our presentation, to join us for an educational workshop.

Raising Financially Aware Kids
Presented by Joe McGivney
American Century Investments

Whether you are thrifty or not, a business owner
or employee, you are, by default, a CFP- Chief Financial Parent.

Research shows those who just talk about money with
their children make them more financially aware and they have a tendency to save more of their annual income.

Date: Thursday, October 15
Time: 6 PM

Location: The NEW Holiday Inn
Across from the Gulf Coast Town Center

Hosted by: Danielle Emery, CFP®
Advanced Financial Advisor, Ameriprise Financial

Please R.S.V.P. by October 12 to 239-768-8819.

We look forward to seeing you on October 15.

Sponsored by Joe McGivney, Vice President of Territory Sales, of American Century Investments.

This is an educational presentation. There is no cost or obligation for attending.

Please join me at one of our upcoming Financial Education Seminars! View topics and Register at fortmyers.ameripriseevents.com

© 2009 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.

Please join us at one of our upcoming Financial Educational Seminars! View topics and Register at fortmyers.ameripriseevents.com
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Danielle Emery, CFP®
Advanced Financial Advisor

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
9530 Marketplace Rd. Ste. 203 Fort Myers, FL 33912
Office: 239.768.8819 Fax: 239.936.1345
Mobile: 239.826.4600 danielle.m.emery@ampf.com

We shape financial solutions for a lifetime®

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. offers financial advisory services, investments, insurance and annuity products. RiverSource® products are offered by affiliates of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Coming Out for Equality

By N Miller
Sunday Oct 11th
Corner of McGregor and Colonial
12:30 PM
Bring Flags, signs,wear white for Gay Marriage on Sunday
Bring folding chair,water and wear covered shows.
For more info call 239-344-0012
(Parking @ Broadway Palm or Alliance for the Arts)

Make A Difference Day

by Rebecca Hines
Destiny Diaper Bank to help families on Make a Difference Day...

On Make a Difference Day, October 24th, Destiny Diaper Bank will be giving winter clothes to those in need at its main location, 1510 SE 46th Lane, Cape Coral, from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Families that are in need of clothing need to call (239) 549-2130 by October 9th to register with the sizes needed.

To donate winter clothes, please drop off at 1510 SE 46th Lane, Cape Coral or call (239) 549-2130.

To help sort clothes at San Carlos Self Storage on October 10th or to volunteer on October 24th, please call (239) 549-2130.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Powerful You Cape Coral

Hi Ladies,

We are thrilled with the feedback we've received from the ladies at our last meetings! Take a look at what one of our guests said last month:

"Anyone who is READY to truly find balance in your life I would highly suggest coming to a Powerful You! meeting. Thank you Eluise & Roe! You are making a difference in my life! Do exactly what you are doing!... Quality not quantity! That is what this group is about! We need both types of networking to balance! This one is great for truly finding your inner soul! You!" ~ Bobbi Jo Cusimano of Speedy Electric, Inc.

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting at the Cape Coral Chapter so you too can share your positive experiences with others!

Join us on October 14, 2009
(Second Wednesday of each Month)
Houlihan's Restaurant, 627 Cape Coral Pkwy W
Cape Coral, FL 33914-6532, 239-542-7878

11:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Open Networking and Registration begins at 11:30am
Meeting begins promptly at 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Our Monthly Discussion Topic: MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION ~ Where to find it and How to Make it Work for You!

Come join us at Houlihan's of Cape Coral! We have secured a great spot with a great menu! Please join us at 11:30am to network and get to meet and greet the wonderful women who come to our meetings! Remember to bring your business cards, brochures, samples, etc. to represent your business, charity or special event!

For those of you who haven't been to our meetings, please join our FB group page http://tinyurl.com/md72ya to keep posted on news, events, and Powerful You! members links and events! Also, join our local Fan Page @ http://tinyurl.com/krx9vx to share your growth, your thoughts and your experiences at our meetings!!

Also, for planning purposes we would greatly appreciate if you would take one moment to RSVP on the FB event page ~ http://tinyurl.com/yaa8nm6 or directly at PY! with the link below:

Cape Coral Luncheon on Oct 14, 2009, click link to RSVP

Until we see you again, have a great month!

Eluise Gambino & Rosalynn Berardesca
(239) 541-8878 or (347) 996-6392
Facilitators for Cape Coral and Ft.Myers Chapters of Powerful You! Women's Network

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Free Networking Breakfast

By Victor R

Weds October 14 2009
8-10 AM
Germain Arena Indoor Concourse
(south end facing Miromar Outlet Mall)
RSVP Victor Rodiquez
239-948-7825 ext 1024
Free networking tables
limited availability
Call or email to reserve one
Stay and watch Everblades Practice
10 - 11:30 AM
Get Free Tickets to Upcoming Events
sponsored by: Hampton INN
Costco Wholesale Club
Germain Arena
The Florida Everblades

October Bridge Events

Bridge to Brighter Future
Fri Oct 9
Colonial Country Club
9181 Independence Way
11 AM - 1:15 PM
Lunch included
Program Moving Forward: Tools for Transforming Tomorrow
Presented by Judy Sylvia - The Growth Coach
$20 must pre pay
Host: Janie Ingels
Ft. Myers Networking Lunch
Wed, October 14
11am – 1pm
Colonial Country Club
9181 Indepenence Way
Ft. Myers
Professional networking with open networking and 30 second commercials.
Speaker Sonia Stoddard
Only $18.00 if you prepay.
Leaders In Lehigh Lunch
Tue, October 20, 11am – 1pm
Microtel Inn, 1320 Business Way
Lehigh Acres
Professional networking event with open networking & 60 second commercials.
Businesses will be displaying their products/services.
Lunch is catered by Haney's Cafe.
Bring your marketing materials to share with other professionals.
Speaker: ITSC: Creating Success through the Law of Attraction
Only $15.00
Bridge Business Expo
Thu, October 22, 3pm – 7pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Summerlin & College
Ft. Myers DescriptionSWFL
Businesses will be displaying their products and services.
FREE and open to the public.
Bring lots of business cards.
Appetizers will be served from 5:00 to 6:00.
Auction for our local Hope Hospice.
North Ft. Myers Networking Lunch
Thu, October 29
11am – 1pm
Bianca's Italian Resturant
16251 N. Cleveland Ave
Professional networking and lunch.
Bring lots of business cards.
Open networking & 30 second commercials.
Only $18.00 if you prepay

2nd Annual Ladies Night Out

Radiology Regional Center's 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This event is to support Partners for Breast Cancer Care will be a night of fun, networking, education, and pampering to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Please join sponsor Empowered Network and Red Salon and Spa,
Wednesday, Oct 28th, 2009, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Harborside Event Center 1375 Monroe St.
Fort Myers

Ladies Night Out "Signature" drink
Vendor booths
prizes, and more.

Quilt unveiling 6:00 PM-7:00 PM.
Ladies Night Fun 7:00 PM -9:00 PM

Please RSVP-931-6399 by 10/26/09 .
Tell them you heard about it from Empowered Network.
Joann Frazier
Empowered Network President
Phone: (239) 233-4114

Monday, September 28, 2009

ITSC October Events

By Mary Anne Cipressy
David Trippany
In The Spirit Coaching
October Events
Blog Talk Radio
This month we will be dialoging on developing your mastery of the Law of Attraction every Weds from 3 - 4:30 PM All shows are archived so you can listen to them at any time after they air live. Our topics for October are:

10/7 3:00 - 4:30 PM Talk the Talk, Walk the Walk – This is about the importance of our words and actions and how the Law of Attraction responds to them.

10/14 3:00 - 4:30 PM It's All in the Energy – We will be dialoging on how the answers we seek are in the energy that the Law of Attraction is responding to, how to tap into that energy and recognize the answers as they come.

10/21 3:00 - 4:30 PM It is a Matter of Perception We will be dialoging on the role of that your perception plays in developing your mastery of the Law of Attraction and how beliefs effect your perception.

10/28 3:00 – 4:3We0 PM Shifting your Perspective – We will be dialoging on this key component of the Law of Attraction so that you can begin to shift in the direction of your desires.

What's Up SWFL

Will air October 8 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM to listen go to www.blogtalkradio.com/ITSC to hear about many community events for the month of October. You can also go to the blog http://www.whatsupswfl.blogspot.com/ to read about October events.

The Bridge Networking

Leaders in Lehigh

We will be presenting Creating Success Through the Law of Attraction at the Leaders in Lehigh Networking. This is a 30 minute presentation and includes lunch.

This will be held Tues October 20 11:15 - 1:15 Cost $15 For more information visit http://www.thebridgenetworking.com/


We will be participating in 2 Expos this month. Be sure to stop by and see us as we will raffling free Dialoging Sessions (our method of coaching) and offering the opportunity to schedule a free consultation.



OCTOBER 1, 2009

Event to raise money in support of local breast cancer awareness and research charities
Coconut Point, Naples/Ft. Myers premier open-air shopping destination in Estero, will kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the Empowered Network's Live Life Well Expo on Thurs., Oct. 1 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This community event will feature more than 60 local organizations, offering massages, health screenings, giveaways and more as a way to raise money for local breast cancer awareness and research charities. Event goers can visit Coconut Point, near Hollywood Theatres and Barnes & Noble, to take part in the Live Life Well Expo and enjoy a day of pampering for a good cause. Attendees can take advantage of free chair massages, spinal scan screenings, body fat analysis, and much more. Plus, more than 60 local organizations will be on hand to provide giveaways and valuable information to event goers. Way FM's Jeff Taylor will also be on-site encouraging donations from visitors to support breast cancer research. Event goers will even have the opportunity to win great prizes, including a $500 gift card from the Diamond District, Netbook computer, gym membership, 15-passenger limo service, $300 spa package and much more. Plus, kids will join in the fun with face painting, balloon art and other great activities. "Breast cancer is one of the top 10 causes of death for women in the United States," said Joann Frazier, president, Empowered Network. "For this reason, the Empowered Network created the Live Life Well Expo to encourage healthy living and support for those affected by this terrible disease." The Empowered Network's Live Life Well Expo is sponsored in part by 88.7 Way FM, A + Dry Clean, Florida Gulf Coast Ear, Nose, & Throat and Home Instead Senior Care. The event will take place at Coconut Point at the area located just near Hollywood Theatres and Barnes & Noble. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 239.233.4114

The Bridge Networking Business Expo

October 22 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn

(corner of Summerlin and College Parkway)

Free Admission

Fundraiser for Hope Hospice

Sponsored by Servepro of Central Ft. Myers

To see a list of vendors go to http://www.thebridgenetworking.com/

Calendar Girls

By Kathleen
The Calendar Girls of Florida will be performing at these events....be sure to stop on by and see us.
Oct 3 Emeritus Nursing Facility 1:30
Oct 11 Sandy Parrot 50s party 8:00
Oct 17 Sweetbay Health Fair coconut rd Bonita 10:30
Oct 21 St Andrew's Church Cape coral Senior Luncheon 12:00
Oct 24 ABATE fundraiser Anthony's on the Blvd Cape Coral 5:00
Oct 31 San Carlos Park Fall Festival 3:00
Oct 31 Leapin Lizard Cape Coral 4:30
For more information visit http://www.calendargirlsflorida.com/

Destiny Diaper Bank

By Michele Andre

Destiny Diaper Bank to help families on Make a Difference Day

On Make a Difference Day, October 24th, Destiny Diaper Bank will be giving winter clothes to those in need at its main location 1510 SE 46th Lane, Cape Coral from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Families that are in need of clothing need to call (239) 549-2130 by October 9th to register with the sizes needed.

To donate winter clothes, please drop off at 1510 SE 46th Lane, Cape Coral or call (239) 549-2130.

To help sort clothes at San Carlos Self Storage on October 10th or to volunteer on October 24th, please call (239) 549-2130.

Stoneage Emporium Bead Shows

By Debbie Heintz
We will be at several Bead shows this month.
Stop on by and see us for all your jewelry making needs.
Bead, Gem & Jewelry Show - October 9-11
The Harborside Convention Center
1375 Monroe St.
Ft. Myers
Friday October 9 1 PM - 5 PM
Saturday October 10 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday October 11 10 AM - 5 PM
Admission $4.00
Bead Show - October 17
Cape Coral Arts Studio
4533 Coronado Parkway
Cape Coral
Free Admission
Down the Street Bead Show - October 24-25
The Clarion Hotel
U.S. 41 & College Pkwy.
Fort Myers
Saturday Oct 24 10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday Oct 25 10 AM - 5 PM
Admission $4.00
Want to schedule a private viewing of all our items call Debbbie at 267- 6496