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 to hear about many community events for the month of October. You can also go to the blog 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


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

Calendar Girls

By Kathleen
The Calendar Girls of Florida will be performing at these 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

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

Backyard BBQ School

By Emmett Todd
Backyard BBQ School is a contract vendor with Lee County, and is held at the Lodge at Lakes Park in Fort Myers, Florida. The Lodge is a screened in shelter with ceiling fans and restrooms. Each class will be no larger than 16 people to maintain intimacy and personal attention.

The class is 3 hours long beginning at 11:00 am and ending at 2:00 pm. Each hour has 2 different topics lasting 40 minutes, a 10 minute temperature control period when we make sure our "Pits" are at the proper temperature, and a 10 minute break. During the break period, refreshments will be available to keep everyone going until the "Q de Gras." That means the end, or "let's eat some BBQ."

The tuition fee is $65 plus tax per person. This includes the class and a BBQ buffet. Our "Pass on Gas" T-Shirts are available for $20/each. Registration is available at the Lee County Parks website.

    Class Outline
  • Hour 1: Intro and fire start.
  • Hour 1: Fuels and tools.
  • Hour 2: Brief history with ethnic & regional influences.
  • Hour 2: Learn what makes a good sauce and rub.
  • Hour 3: Final preparation, summary and BBQ meal.
    Hourly Breakdown
  • 40 min. Lecture
  • 10 min. Temperature control
  • 10 min. break

Our regularly scheduled classes are held at the Lodge Pavilion at Lakes Park in Fort Myers, Florida. (Special class events are held at specified locations.)

Class dates Sat October 31 2009 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Sat November 21 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

For more information and to register go to

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Denise Amber Lee Foundation 2nd Annual Golf Tournament

By Amber Winegard
The 2009 Golf Tournament will be held October 10 2009 at the Plantation Golf and Country Club Venice Fl.
Registration 7:30 AM
Tee off 8:30 AM
Barbeque Lunch and Banquet to follow
Entry fee $80 per player and includes golf Cart and Lunch
Contests include Best Score, Closest to the Pin, Putting Contest, Raffles, Hole-In-One, Worst Team
This is a fundraising event for the Denise Amber Lee Foundation
Sponsorships Available
For more information contact
Amber Winegard at 941-961-7012 or

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Live Life Well Expo

By Joann Frazier

See the list below of some of the business vendors on display at the 2nd Annual Live Life Well EXPO, Thur Oct 1st, 3pm-7pm, Coconut Point FREE to public. Chinese Auction and Donations to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness. All proceeds go to a local Mammography Fund of Regional Cancer Center.
Giveaways in the thousands from many vendors and local businesses. Laptop, $500 Gift Certificate Diamond District, 15 passenger Limo service, Spa Certificates, and much more

Day of Event Specials from local vendors. Coconut Point, Fashion Drive. Inside near movie theatre & Barnes & Noble. Marketing opportunities available by providing donations, reserving a table top, and becoming a sponsor. Contact Joann for more info, or 239-233-4114. Find info online and sign up form at;

Way FM is current Sponsor of event!!!

Vendor Space available $125 per vendor. NonProfits $75. Includes setup of two chairs and one 6 ft table. Your Exclusive opportunity to be the only vendor under your company name. Sponsorships also available. To HOLD your exclusive space email for the form and mail it with payment to; Empowered Network, PO Box 07456, Fort Myers FL 33919 Attn; Live Life Well Expo

Come see;
Way FM
HomeInstead Senior Care
Regional Cancer Center
Southern Living at Home
Mow & Blow, Lawn and Landscape
Dennis Goodman Photography
Creative Memories
Angels in your Corner
Clean Naples
Buca di Beppo
It take 2
Annoited Air & Refridgeration
Edward Jones
Jota Foot Works
Take Shape for Life
WOW Green
Tastefully Simple
Puttin on the Glitz
At Your Service Insurance
Better Life Respiratory
Gold Exchange
Jewels by Parklane
Special Deliveriez
Susan G Komen
Cleansing Springs
Organic Hair Studio
Premier Designs Jewelry
Silpada Designs
Feliz Gerwitz, Publisher
Stroke Boutique
Interior Design
Alliance Care

Friday, September 11, 2009

Live Life Well Expo

By Joann Frazier
Empowered Network has scheduled their 2nd Annual Live Life Well Expo for Thursday, October 1, 2009, at 3-7 p.m. at the Coconut Point in Estero. The event kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and hopes to raise thousands of dollars for the mammography fund at the Regional Cancer Center of Lee Memorial. The entire community is invited to attend the FREE event which will showcase several area businesses, such as Insurance, Retail, Jewelry, Green Cleaning, Fitness, Weight Loss, Spas, Skin care, Financial Advisors, Home Improvement, Photography, Handbags, Food, Ministries, Senior Care, Home Decor, Advertising, and so much more. Almost all the vendors will be participating in a Chinese auction and giveaways. All guests will have an opportunity to donate and in return receive tickets for the auction in support of Breast cancer research and have an excellent chance to leave the event with great prizes in hand such as a Netbook Computer, Concert Tickets, Spa Certificates, 15 passenger LIMO for a night, $500 Diamond District Gift Card, dining gift certificates and more. Plus come meet Jeff Taylor from Way FM Morning Show, Jason & Todd from the Diamond District, and Mary Kay Peterson Director of Women's Imaging at Radiology Regional.

Event organizer is currently looking for volunteers and sponsors for the event. There are a limited number of vendor and sponsorship opportunities available to promote or sell your product or service. Display tables can provide an excellent marketing value for businesses. Current event sponsors are
Empowered Network for Women, 88.7 WAY FM Radio and Home Instead Senior Care. Contact Joann Frazier at 239-233-4114 or for more information. Sponsor/Vendor forms and information may also be found online at

Empowered Network is one of the fastest growing business networks for women in Southwest Florida. Biweekly breakfast/lunch meetings throughout Lee and Collier counties offer women an opportunity to socialize, network, and gain business referrals in a structured, yet relaxed atmosphere, with the concept of collaborating, inspiring, and supporting each other in business.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Powerful You! Women's Network ~ Cape Coral & Ft. Myers Chapter

Powerful You! Women's Network ~ Cape Coral & Ft. Myers Chapter
By Eluise Gambino

Come be part of the change as we gather women from Cape Coral & Ft. Myers for this one-of-a-kind type of gathering. These meetings are open to women from all walks of life! That's what makes us different, we believe powerful connections are made regardless of the "title or position" you hold in life! Stay at home Moms, women in transition, entrepreneurs, retired women and CEO's of large corporations are just as welcomed! The only rule: you must be a WOMAN!!!

Come join us and meet new friends! We have two meetings monthly, a luncheon in Cape Coral and an evening gathering in Ft. Myers! Take a look at the type of feedback we get from our attendees...

"Great meeting tonight as always. Powerful YOU allows me to take a breathe and inspires me to LEAP! Empowering! :) I appreciate all of your effort and I am so thankful for our group and the friendships that we are forming!" Katy Badgley of Special Deliveriez INC

"I joined this network of powerful women -- Powerful You! -- to enrich my life and continue to grow on a personal and spiritual level." Best to you all, Joan

"I enjoyed the meeting so much on Tuesday evening at the Ft. Myers Chapter. I'll be honest—I was expecting a networking group with the "infamous business card drop" that really is uncomfortable and unproductive. Thanks for bringing something different to this area and for creating a very comfortable environment for women to share business ideas and really get to know each other. It was very nice to meet all of you and learn more about your gifts and talents! I look forward to coming to the July 28 meeting." Lori

Powerful You! is about making connections, creating powerful relationships and "Networking With a Heart"! If you plan on living your best life, join us and become part of our Powerful You! Family. Come have some fun, make new friends and create new opportunities at our events. Being part of our family assists you in becoming empowered with positive energy, inspiration, motivation and enlightenment!

We look forward to meeting you are our next meeting!

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

To RSVP and for more info visit:;

Friday, September 4, 2009

Soma Life Free Product Party

Sunday September 13 2009
Come and find out how SomaLife's gHP Sport or gHP Youth can enhace your life and get your body working like it did when you were in your 20's. The BEST part is we want you to attend our party but leave your check book at home because we don't want you to buy anything, we want you to walk home wih SomaLife for FREE! Idid say FREE at our party we let you try our product FREE -- FREE for 30 Days!
This meeting is at the American Inn on Tree Line and Daniels it will be at 3 PM on Sun the 13th in the upstairs Meeting Room
American Inn Fort Myers 13600 Treeline Avenue South,Fort Myers, FL 33913
Phone: 239-281-2265
by Kevin and Farah McCauley

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Social Media Club

Our Next Event

How Small Businesses are Using Content Marketing and Social Media to Attract Customers

Date: September 22, 2009 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center on Alico Road

Our next event will be held on September 22nd at 7 PM. This meeting will be held at the new Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center on Alico Road. Our keynote speaker for the evening will be Newt Barrett. Mr. Barrett is the founder of Content Marketing Strategies and its parent corporation, Voyager Media, Inc. In addition to his sales and marketing skills, Newt is the co-author of the content marketing bible, Get Content. Get Get Customers, published globally by McGraw-Hill.

Mr. Barrett will discuss how small businesses are using content marketing and social media strategies to attract clients and customers. Our keynote presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with panelists from local small and midsized businesses who will talk about how they are employing content marketing and social networking tools to promote their firms.

You can register for this event on our club's website at

The Social Media Club of Southwest Florida would like to thank Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. and The News Press for underwriting this event. You can find more information on Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. at You can read The News Press online at

Below are some other local opportunities to participate in social media related events and conversations.

Other Announcements

Support a Great Cause at This Year's Twestival!

Southwest Florida Twestival 2009

Date: September 10th through the 13th 2009

Location: Various locations throughout the region

A Twestival or Twitter-Festival is a global series of events organized by volunteers around the world for a great cause. Twestival is run 100% by volunteers and independent from any particular not-for-profit. Twestival was born out of the idea that if cities were able to collaborate on an international scale, but work from a local level, it could have a spectacular impact.

Twestival Local again gives every city in the world the chance to hold their own Twestival, this year's events will run locally between the 10 and 13th September 2009. The Southwest Florida event will raise funds for Lee County based PACE Center for Girls.

The Southwest Florida Twestival is excited to welcome as their special guest, Chris Brogan. Chris is a nationally recognized social media marketing consultant and author of the new book Trust Agents.

Visit - for details or email Michele Lorito-Chase at wlmailhtml:%7BD622BD6A-EB8A-4AB4-B137-46F186A64A03%7Dmid://00000034/!

Additional volunteers and sponsors for this great event are needed!

Other Opportunities to Learn and Connect

Fort Myers Intro to Twitter/Social Networking

This group is for social media novices who are looking to expand their understanding of use of these tools.

Learn more at:

Bonita Springs - Estero Blogging & Social Media Group

South Lee blogging group that meets monthly to share best practices and ideas about blogging and social media

Learn more at:

Coffee and Social Media

Monthly open ended discussion about social media and social networking tools held in Naples on the second Tuesday of the month from 8 AM to 9 AM.

To learn more: Email Cyndee Woolley for details at


Another interesting use of Social Media to connect people in the region. Representative Matt Hudson from Naples, FL will be conducting a town meeting at the Naples Daily News and live streaming the event with questions taken via Twitter. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 9th at 6:00 PM.

To learn more: visit or

See You On September 22nd!

Thank you very much. We'll look forward to seeing you at our next event on September 22nd to learn about content marketing!

If you have social media related events that you'd like us to include on future updates to this group, please let us know. We're happy to try to include anything that has a social media tie-in. Opportunities to connect with the club are shown below.

Connect With Us!

To learn more, you can connect with the club at the following links:

Home page -


Follow us on Twitter - @smcswfl


LinkedIn -

Dean Piccirilo


The Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce will open the doors to its Trade and Business Expo at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 19. The Expo will be held at the Microtel Inns and Suites in Lehigh. It is open to the public at no charge and will showcase the goods and services of over 40 local businesses and organizations. This trade show gives residents the opportunity to learn about the various businesses available to serve their needs as well as register for the many door prizes and giveaways that the exhibitors will offer. Microtel Inns and Suites is located at 1320 Business Way .

Candy Gareiss

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bills Backers SWFL

The Bills Backers of SWFL will begin gathering to watch the games starting September 14 6 PM at AlliGators on the corner of Veronica Shoemaker and Colonial Blvd. We will meet for all regular games there and post season games as well starting 1 hour before kick off. Game Day activities include 2 50/50's and square games. For more information contact Shirley at See you there.
Fred J.
VP Bills Backers of SouthWest Florida