Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The Bridge Networking has 3 meetings this month. The only fees are for your food, no membership fees, no rules...Great Networking.
Cape Coral - A Night in the Cape
Weds April 1 5-7 PM
Salad and Pizza Buffet 5:30-6:30
Wine and Roses
1404 Cape Coral Parkway
Fort Myers - Networking Lunch
Friday April 9 11:30-1:30
$20 prepay, $25 at the door
1287 Cleveland Ave Fort Myers
Choice of lunch.
Speaker: Lora Ulrich - The New You
North Ft. Myers - Networking Lunch
Thursday April 29 11:15 - 1:15
$20 Prepay, $25 at the door
US 41 and Littleton Rd
16251 N. Cleveland Ave
Choice of lunch
For more information or to prepay visit the www.thebridgenetworking.com
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
"We are so excited about this wonderful opportunity for our kids to work with such a creative and well-known local artist. Leoma's willingness to come and mentor local youth is so inspiring and very much appreciated by both the staff and the kids," says Melissa Terry, director of The Bridge Youth Center. "I can't wait to see the masterpiece they create together."
About Leoma Lovegrove
Lovegrove currently makes her home in Matlacha, Fla., but her works are displayed in numerous galleries throughout the world. Her art is instantly recognizable for its exuberant technique and tropical color palette. She is constantly creating unique opportunities and unusual outlets for her works to manifest themselves.
About The Bridge Youth Center
Forced to close its doors in December due to lack of funding, The Bridge Youth Center (www.urbanteens.org) re-opened March 5 at its original location -- 2128 Cleveland Ave.
Supported by private sponsors and local churches, the Bridge Youth Center offers programs and services to youth ages 11-18 including physical fitness; tutoring; computer lab; FCAT, ACT and SAT prep; GED; resume help; job placement and life skills. The Bridge Youth Center also is an ACCESS partner which provides kids-in-need the ability to apply for government assistance. In addition, every Tuesday the youth center offers a Hurts & Habits class that helps teens face tough issues with the help of each other and the center's staff, many volunteers and mentors. Hours of operation are: Monday to Friday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Bridge is one of the only faith-based, non-profit 501C3 youth centers operating in the five-county area. It is not supported by, or affiliated with, any specific church.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Tastefully Simple - Chris Caroll 699-1374 "Take dinner from good to gourmet with the flick of your wrist with Tastefully Simple"
Friday, March 26, 2010
by Inke Baker
On Wednesday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. the Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at their offices on Homestead Road to announce final approval for six "Lehigh Acres Welcomes You" signs. Commission Frank Mann, along with a representative from the Department of Transportation will join sponsors of the project to make this long awaited announcement.
The welcome signs, which will be located at the main gateways to Lehigh, are the result of years of planning and work by the Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, Lehigh Acres Community Planning Corporation, and Keep Lehigh Acres Beautiful, Inc. In addition to these organizations, the Lee County Department of Transportation, Lee County Traffic Division as well as the Legal Department of the County were involved in the project before it was presented to the County Board of Commissioners for approval.
Each of the six signs will sport the image of the famous "cookie" icon located at the intersection of Homestead Road and Lee Boulevard. The signs will be located at Lee Boulevard/Leonard Boulevard; Gunnery Road/SR 82; Joel Boulevard entrance from Alva, Alabama Road/SR 82 and Sunshine Boulevard/SR 82. Two of theses signs (Gunnery Road/SR 82 and Lee Boulevard/Leonard Boulevard) will thank motorists for visiting Lehigh on their reverse side.
Each sign has at least one sponsor to underwrite its cost. The sponsors are: First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, Majestic Golf Club, Mike Arcentales/State Farm Insurance, Rotary Club of Lehigh Acres, Kiwanis Club of Lehigh Acres, CenturyLink and AIM Engineering.
For more information on the Lehigh Acres Welcome Signs contact, Joe Whalen, President, Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce at 239-369-3322.
For more info contact Kathryn Blackman, 239-297-8936
Join us for a fabulous evening at this 3 mile walk through downtown Ft. Myers. After the walk bring a chair or blanket and enjoy live entertainment, food and fun in the park.
$15.00 Youth under 18
Fundraise for incentives and awards
Family Teams - Corporate Teams - Individuals are all welcomed!
$25 for Adult
$15 for Youth (under 18)
$25 for Adult
$15 for Youth under 18
Stay after the walk and enjoy live entertainment, food and fun in the park.
A Variety of Companies to be present! Technology, universities, automotive, health & fitness, office supplies, media, fashion, telecommunications, banking firms and financial advisors are just a few types of businesses that will be showing their faces at the Expo. Don't miss this opportunity to make new contacts and meet potential clients!!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Lee County Department of Transportation (LC DOT) will conduct a public information workshop for the Hancock Bridge Parkway Extension/Pondella Road Widening Study from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the North Fort Myers United Methodist Church, 81 Pondella Road, North Fort Myers, FL. The public is encouraged to attend.
The goal of the Hancock Bridge Parkway Extension/Pondella Road Widening Study study is to determine the best alternative to provide additional east - west capacity and redistribute traffic over the Caloosahatchee River on the Caloosahatchee Bridge (U.S. 41) and the Edison Bridges (U.S. Business 41). The result of this study will be a detailed recommendation of a preferred alternative to ease this congestion. LC DOT is moving forward with the detailed evaluation of widening Pondella Road. As always, the "no-build" alternative will remain an option throughout the study.
The meeting will be conducted in an "open house" format; no formal presentation will be given. Display boards will be available for viewing and the Lee County project team will be available to answer questions and take comments. The public may attend anytime between 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Anyone needing special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Jennifer Dorning via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com , or phone (239) 337-1071 prior to the workshop. If you have any questions about the project or would like information prior to the workshop, contact Ms. Dorning.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Saturday April 10, 2010
Dancing and Entertainment by the Danny Morgan Band
Friday, March 19, 2010
So far, VENDOR/SPONSORS on Display;
Mona Lisa Graphic Design
European Business Council
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Resource Network
Conric PR & Marketing
Small Business Development Center
Inspiration to Change
Mow & Blow Lawn and Landscape
Take Shape for Life
Black Cat Embroidery
Balanced Accounting & Tax Services
Jewels by Parklane
Wise Web Lady
Southern Living at Home
Meyrick Massage Therapy
Trump Sisters Weight Loss
What's Up SWFL
Delta Family Counseling
Gulf Breeze Gift Baskets
Transcontinental Lending Group
Zonta Club of Fort Myers
Bee in a Bath
Puttin on the Glitz
Sellstate Priority Realty
Stella & Dot Jewelry
AW Kelley's Gardens
Suburban Water Technology
Laser Hair Clinics
Decorating Den Interiors
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Special Guests include veteran receipents of guide dogs, guide dog puppies, their handlers, and more.
There'll be RAFFLES, PRIZES, FUN all for only $!0 per ticket.
Contact JJ 239-878-6583 or your favorite Calendar Girl for tickets. Tickets also available at the door.....
Thursday, March 4, 2010
The Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce will hold its Spring Golf Tournament on Saturday, March 13 at Majestic Golf Club located at 350 Homestead Road, S. in Lehigh Acres. Proceeds from the event will benefit Lee County Volunteers in Medicine and their efforts to open a medical clinic to serve the uninsured and underinsured of the community.
The afternoon scramble will begin with registration at 12:00 p.m. and a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for putting, lowest scores, longest drive, closest to the pin and an opportunity to win $10,000.00 with a hole-in-one at a particular Par-3 hole on the course. Joe Pearson, co-chair of the event, announced that Clay Miller of NBC-2 will be joining the players for the 18-hole event. To register to play or for sponsorship information contact the Chamber at 239-369-3322.
By NFM Chamber of Commerce
The North Fort Myers Honorary Mayor event is the most anticipated community event as well as its largest fundraiser. Proceeds benefit the N. Ft. Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation to support community programs and services.
Dr. Misty Green with Alabar Chiropractic & Rehab is the Title sponsor of this year's Honorary Mayor Hoedown Barbecue. There are two individuals running for the position of Honorary Mayor. Dr. Terry Tucker with Tucker Vision Center and John Gardner with Lee County Insurance. Both North Fort Myers residents and business owners have given their time, talent and treasure to support the community for many years.
This year the unique down home venue calls to the entire community. The Chamber is planning on making this a family event with food and fun for everyone. We look to encourage the local businesses, both Chamber members and non-members to participate.
The host and 1st Honorary Mayor, Tommy Hoolihan with Hoolihan Lifestyle Center has offered his 18 acre private Maranatha Gardens to create a true Southern Style BBQ. There will be plenty of parking, music, food and community spirit for a "Grand time".
Tickets are $25.00 per person. Kids are $7.00. There will be appetizers, full out BBQ, including BBQ Vegetarian style, A Chili Cook-off, Silent and Live auction, dessert and beverage. Visit www.nfmchamber.org for more information.
Mark your calendar for Friday, March 26, 2010 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Maranatha Gardens:16400 Williams Road NFM. Visit The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Website or call the Welcome Center (239) 997-9111 to reserve your tickets.
Come meet our New 2010 North Fort Myers Honorary Mayor and his family, along with the many people who support your business community!
Please contact Kim Constantine, Executive Director, for sponsorship opportunities or to donate an auction item. Email or call (239) 997-9111.