Monday, May 31, 2010

The Bridge Networking June Events

By Michele Andre
To hear Michele speak about The Bridge Networking Group on
What's Up SWFL on Blogtalkradio
Click Here 

A Night in the Cape
Thursday June 3
Wine and Roses Italian Restaurant
1404 Cape Coral Parkway
(please park in back)
5-7 PM
After hours mixer and mini trade show
Pizza and salad buffet
Fort Myers Networking Lunch
Friday June 11
Famous Dave's BBQ
12148 Cleveland Ave
Just north of college pkwy
(in private meeting room)
Buffet: roasted chicken, pulled pork sandwich,
salad, potato salad, coleslaw, corn muffins, Ice tea
Guest Speaker
Matt Caldwell
Candidate for District 73
Florida house of Representatives
First 40 people to arrive will receive a goodie bag of coupons, specials and give-a-ways.
Central Fort Myers Networking Lunch
Thursday June 24
Royal Palm Yacht Club
2360 West First Street
Open networking,
30 second commercials
Raffle for Destiny Diaper Bank
Buffet of soup, salads, deli meats and more
Guest Speaker
Mary Anne Cipressy
What's Up SWFL
Enter free drawing to receive free listing on 

For more information on these events visit
The Bridge Networking Group 

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Bridge Networking Tradeshow May 2010

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Women's Life

By Janie Ingles
Monday June 21
Olive Garden
12870 Cleveland Ave
11:00 - 1:00
$17 Members
$20 Guests
Raffle to benefit St. Judes
or (239) 574-4501
This Summer we will be focusing on raising money and collecting school supplies for local children associated with Tender Loving Care Homes for Children, Destiny Diaper Bank and The Bridge Youth Center. 

The 2010-2011 school year will be here before we know it and we want all the children to be ready for the first day of school with supplies, clothes and shoes.

Woman's Life Chapter 701 will be holding several fundraiser's for school supplies and collecting supplies at the June, July and August meetings. 

We also will continue to collect food items for the Grace Community Center.  Grace provides several families in need with food and many other needed services.
I invite you to join us on June 21 to see how you can be part of a wonderful group of ladies helping local families.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Benefit Laura

By Deb Turner
In April of 2009 47 year old Laura Allenfort went to a doctor and was misdiagnosed only to find out several months later that she had tumors on her panaceas, liver and ovaries. Just today she has been admitted to Cape Coral Hospital. She requires home care and unfortunately her insurance has a cap on that of $2,500. She is in need of receiving nourishment through a tube and the cost of this service at home is well over $3000 a week.
Laura is employed as an independent contractor for Sprint and if she is unable to work she does not have any income. 
I am asking that if you can please help Laura by either making a donation or sending gift cards from Walgreens, CVS or Publix to help one of the kindest people I have ever known. She loves getting greeting cards so if that is all you are able to do it will be greatly appreciated.
There is a benefit event for Laura to be held June 9th. If you are interested in attending or want more information on how you can help Laura please email Deb at
Contributions can be mailed to:
Laura Allenfort
PO BOX 101207
Cape Coral, FL 33910

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Save Your Reciept Day

By Krista Yurchak
Chick-fil-a Estero
21900 S Tamiami Tr
 Customers can purchase food on Saturday, May 29, receive a receipt which they bring back on June 12  and receive the exact same order free.
Only ONE receipt can be redeemed per guest. Maximum limit is $100 Per Order.No Coupons can be used during this promotion. Original receipts only. No duplicates. Receipts must be relinquished when returning on June 12th. Receipts on May 29th will be provided ONLY at the time of purchase! 21900 S. Tamiami Trail Location Only
Spicy Chicken Sandwich  
The week of May 31 – June 5 is premier week where customers can make a reservation to receive a free spicy chicken sandwich at There are a limited number of reservations and a person must register, print their invitation and come into the store to receive their free sandwich before it is available to the general public (June 7).

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SWFL'S Gospels Best Talent Showcase

By James Jones

June 19th 
City Community Church 
940 Tarpon St 
Fort Myers
4 PM - 8 PM
Doors open at 3:30

Cost ages:
under 3 free
4-12 $5
12 and up $10 

Auditions will be held on
Friday  June 4th from 6-10 PM and on Saturday June 5 from 4-8 PM 
10 minute time slots available in 4 categories
Vocal Group
Gospel Rap
(Group is 3-9 members) 
Auditions will be held at Southwest Florida's Enterprise Center
3903 Martin Luther King Blvd
Audition fee: Solo acts  $15 Group acts $25 

For more information visit

You can hear James Jones talk about this event by clicking here 

3rd Annual Young Professionals Golf Tournament

By The Young Professionals
Saturday June 12
11am - 8 pm
Fort Myers Country club 
We are hitting the links once again for the 3rd Annual YP Golf Tournament and every year it is getting better and better.

We are going to be golfing around the world, hitting 18 countries "Amazing Race" style to find this years winners and the wanna be winners!

It is a lot of fun and we really hope that you will play, donate or volunteer as a YP member to help support the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lee County. You do not have to be a current member to play or be a sponsor.

$75.00 p.p. will get you access and your "passport" to play a round of golf
(Scramble/ team gross style)

Teams of four can register early and play for a discount of $235.00

Includes: lunch throughout the course, free beer, water, and soda before and during tournament, goodie bag, a beer stein, dinner and award ceremony, raffle tickets, 50/50 ticket, putting contests and much, much more.

We are currently looking for sponsors in all areas to help us with the tournament costs.

Hole Sponsors are only $75.00 per hole or two holes for $125.00. We have limited spots available, so get your sponsorship in early. Other sponsorship opportunities are available. We also need raffle and auction items. Anything you can do will help.

Please come out and bring your friends you will enjoy this tournament from start to finish!

RSVP today by requesting a registration form at any YP event or email


Home Based Business Expo

by Joanne Frazier
Weds June 9 2007
4-7 PM

Conference Center - SWFL Boy Scouts of America

1801 Boy Scout Drive

Fort Myers, FL

Home Based Businesses will be on display and ready to be interviewed by you!!!! Are you in need of a career change? alternate source of income? No obligation. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this FREE opportunity to consider starting your own home based business. Come with an Open Mind and see the Companies that will be on display with products, services, and information for you.

Many giveaways will be available and all who attend the event will have a chance to WIN!!!

No jobs available?
Tired of "Job" Interviews?
What if you could set your own hours?
What if you could do it your way?

This Expo can support anyone considering or has questions about how to have their own business.

Event will be held at the Conference Center of the Boy Scouts of America building, off Boy Scout in Fort Myers, FL.

Vendor information; Cost is $50 per vendor to hold space and have a table display. First 24 confirmed vendors get an 8' table space, additional vendors spots available and will need to bring their own card size table. Tables are not reserved with an email or verbal. No credit card payments, only checks payable to Joann Frazier, PO Box 07456 Fort Myers FL 33919
Deadline to sign up is June 1st!!!

Vendors currently signed up and confirmed with a name below;
(new vendors added daily so check back)

Mary Kay-Joann Frazier
Jewels by Parklane-Elba Plaza
Willow House-Sharon Nottingham
Tastefully Simple-Chris Carroll
Avon-Sharon Thierbach
Liberty International - WowMobile-Bob & Camille Herdoiza
Arbonne-Rosalynn Gambino
USANA Health Sciences-Lora Ulrich / Diana Grant
Vemma-Nancy Sustersic
Zamzuu-Shannon Maloney
Herbalife-Nancy Gillis
Take Shape for Life-Lynda Waldron
TVI Express-Laura James
Premier Designs Jewelry-Shari Longo
Passion Parties-Darlene Walker
Shaklee-Amy DeFrance
Tupperware-Janie Ingels
Dove Chocolate-Jennifer Bauer
Xango-Sonia Stoddard
Pampered Chef-Angela Harber
Cookie Lee Jewelry-Rachel Paxton
Kangan Water-Doris Poulton
Compass-Karen Ziegler
Shop Best-Janet Brune
AdzZoo-Christy Sanford
Prepaid Legal-Patricia Williams
Mia Bella-Dawn Matheson
Mannatech-Danica Stenberg
Partylite-Raquel Hernandez

Saturday, May 22, 2010

PFLAG Interfaith Convocation - 3rd Annual!

By Nicholas Miller 
Sunday May 23, 2010
2 - 3:30 PM
Naples United Church of Christ
5200 Crayton Rd
Naples Florida
The PFLAG Interfaith Convocation is bringing unity to our community. A Committee of Clergy and lay people from Churches and Synagogues throughout Naples have created a unique service to engage our hearts, minds and spirits through music and prayer. Harmony and unity in song will be heard as a myriad of choirs will blend their voices in melodies inspired by the psalmists words, "Behold how good and how pleasant it is when brethern dwell in Unity." On May 23rd, everyone may join in celebrating this harmony along with choirs and clergy from a myriad of religious institutions. Welcoming people of all faiths to join in this extraordinary endeavor PFLAG is sponsoring the Interfaith Convocation.

PFLAG (Parents, Friends & Families of Lesbians & Gays) is a parent-based organization that was started by heterosexual parents wanting to understand and help their gay children. PFLAG's role is to serve as a support group providing a non-judgmental outlet for feelings, questions and understanding as well as making available resources and educational opportunities.

The Interfaith Convocation will be an exceptional opportunity to foster a sense of acceptance and belonging for all people of faith to pray together without discrimination, disenfranchisement, or stigma. The Convocation will be the chance for all of us, together, to share our traditions and rituals and to provide the critical elements of public acknowledgement and social sanctions that are strengthened by communal worship. The Convocation is a tangible demonstration of our community to prove how good and right our unity is not just by including, but also by celebrating the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered members of our families. While each of us has our own individual identity, we recognize that there is a much deeper interconnection binding us to one another. None of us are alone, and we each must rely on each other to be able to use our individual blessings and talents to make the world a better place. This communal experience will deepen our human understanding to unite us in reaching across the boundaries that separate us, and to unite us in our effort to celebrate the joy of community, the gift of diversity, and the vision of harmony.

Participating with your family and friends in this endeavor you will make a difference. Open to the public the PFLAG Interfaith Convocation is on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at 2:00 PM at the Naples United Church of Christ, 5200 Crayton Road. A reception will follow the Convocation.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ebay Classes

by David Rosenberg
Learn to Sell on eBay the Right Way!
So, you've decided to sell your "stuff" or start a business on eBay. Now what? Where do you start? What's the best way to list on eBay? How much should I sell my item for? How do I write a great title and description? Do I need pictures? All these questions and more will be answered and taught during this very informative class.

Excellent class for the person who wants to learn how to sell on eBay the right way! We will take the student from registering on eBay and PayPal all the way through to collecting their funds. Writing a proper title with keywords, writing a great description, researching what to sell, and how to take proper pictures are just a few of the topics that will be covered in this very informative class. Even if you have sold on eBay before, this class will get you up to speed with all the changes that has happened this past year. Course workbook is yours to keep.

David is an eBay Power Seller, Trading Assistant, and top ranking Lee County eBay Education Specialist Trained by eBay. David has been buying and selling on eBay for over 10 years. Four years ago he turned his passion for photography and his reverence of research into a full time business as Internet Guy Enterprises. As a Trading Assistant with 99.5% positive feedback rating and a virtual consignment shop, he has helped nearly 700 customers sell their items on eBay. Over one year ago he made the decision to share his knowledge and expertise and became an eBay Trained Education Specialist, who can also offer Continuing Education Units, CEU.

David heard a rumor that every household has between two hundred
and several thousand dollars worth of extra stuff in their closet, garage or storage unit. He can help you turn that "stuff" into CASH. Learn to Sell On eBay the Right Way, with David Rosenberg, The Internet Guy.

Class Dates:

July 13th and 20th from 6 PM - 9 PM
July 27th and August 3rd from 6 PM - 9 PM - Beyond the Basics
August 10th and 17th from 6 PM - 9 PM
August 24th and 31st from 6 PM - 9 PM - Beyond the Basics
September 7th and 14th from 6 PM - 9 PM
September 21st and 28th from 6 PM - 9 PM - Beyond the Basics
October 5th and 12th from 6 PM - 9 PM
October 19th and 26th from 6 PM - 9 PM - Beyond the Basics
November 9th and 16th from 6 PM - 9 PM
November 23rd and 30th from 6 PM - 9 PM - Beyond the Basics
February 1st and 8th from 6 PM - 9 PM
February 15th and 22nd from 6 PM - 9 PM - Beyond the Basics
March 1st and 8th from 6 PM - 9 PM
March 15th and 22nd from 6 PM - 9 PM - Beyond the Basics
April 5th and 12th from 6 PM - 9 PM
April 19th and 26th from 6 PM - 9 PM - Beyond the Basics
May 3rd and 10th from 6 PM - 9 PM
May 17th and 24th from 6 PM - 9 PM - Beyond the Basics

Please register by calling (239) 939‐2787. Alliance members receives a discounted price.

We look forward to helping you turn your "stuff" into cash.

Social Media Club of SWFL

Your Social Media Toolbox
June 7 2010
6:30-8:00 PM
Holiday Inn Airport
9931 Interstate Commerce Dr
Fort Myers
Cost: Free
Learn the Nuts and Bolts of Online Networking
The format is going to be a little different. Instead of the usual lecture and panel Q&A, expect to engage in lively interactive "speed learning" roundtable sessions, each facilitated by a different SMCSWFL steering committee member. You may bring a laptop if you wish, and feel free to roam from session to session to get the most out of this dynamic educational event. Be ready to ask plenty of questions. It's all about you and your specific needs.
Each 20 – 30 min session will focus on a particular online platform. Each is listed below, along with its facilitator:
LinkedInGail Lamarche, Director of Marketing at Henderson Franklin Starnes & Holt, P.A.
Twitter – Michelle Hudson, Social Media Editor at the News Press
Foursquare – Chris Silk, Social Media Editor and Theater Critic at Naples Daily News
Facebook (advanced) – Michele Lorito Chase, Owner of Ghost Executive Group
Facebook (basic) – Susanna Wohlpart, Creative Director at WGCU Media
Posterous (microblogging)
Dean Piccirillo, Principal and Senior Financial Advisor at HBK Sorce Financial LLC
Kerri Goldsmith, Administrative Assistant at HBK Sorce Financial LLC
WordPress (blogging)
Sara Fitzpatrick Comito, Communications Director at Elemental Stone and Waterworks, Inc.
Online branding
Brian Yerkes, Owner & Creative Director of Brian Joseph Studios.
Email Marketing
Brad Dohack, Realtor at the Dohack Group of Absync Realty
To further our mission to advance media literacy and because of the generosity of our sponsor, it's all offered free of charge. However, space is limited and we expect a high demand for this informative event, so please register early.
The sessions will be held in the restaurant lounge area of the hotel and appetizers will be served, including Oasis wings, crispy calamari, chips and dips, and pretzel dough sticks. Happy hour drink specials will also be offered throughout the event.

Ladies Night Out

By Dawn Mathisen

Wine, Cheese, Finger Foods & Shopping!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 4:00pm - ?
Lehigh Acres BPOE Elks Lodge,
Joel Blvd, Between 10th & 11th Streets
Cost: $5.00
Come and be pampered at the Lehigh Acres Elks Lodge for Ladies Night Out!

Where can you get a GREAT NIGHT OUT with your friends and other ladies for Ladies Night costing just $5? The Elks Lodge will be the place you can on Wednesday, Jun 2nd!

Doors open at 4:00 p.m. and the pampering, networking, partying and shopping will continue until ?

The event is open to the public and just $5 gets you in! That includes wine, cheese and finger foods! How can you beat that?

Plus vendors will be on hand with everything you could want to pamper yourself....

It's going to be a great night! How can you go wrong? A fun time for just $5 including wine, great foods, lots of great giveaways and drawings and shopping?!?!

Come join us that night and be sure to tell your friends! Let's make it a great LADIES NIGHT OUT!

The Bridge Networking Trade show

By Michele Andre
Business Trade Show

Thursday, May 27
11:00am to 1:30pm

Lunch, Networking & Business Expo

Bianca's Itailian Restaurant
16251 N. Cleveland Ave., N. Ft. Myers
(South of The Shell Factory, at the corner of Littleton)

Display Tables Available
Prepay to reserve your spot
Table, chair, clothe & lunch included
$25.00 Display Table
$20.00 Bridge Supporter

Admission $8 prepaid
Regular Admission $10 at the door
$5 Bridge Supporter

Lunch, Networking & Business Expo
Visit Local Businesses & Make New Connections

Contact for more information

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Overseas Packages Collection

Operation Shoebox is collecting donations for overseas solider's
You can drop off your donation:
May 15-May 31
At the
Miromar Outlet
* Mall Office - suite 199
* Eddie Bauer Outlet - suite 514
* Neiman Marcus Last Call - suite 50
*Reebok Outlet Store - suite 314
Suggested items:
Hard Candy
Writing paper,envelopes. pens
Dental Hygiene Items
Instant coffee
Powered Drink Mixes
Packaged non perishable snacks
Board and electronic games
Books, Magazines and Newspapers
CD's and DVD's
Batteries, Baggies, Bug spray
and more
For a detailed list of suggested items to donate go to
Miromar Outlet 

Pay Tribute to Our Troops

Presented by
Operation Shoebox and Miromar Outlets
Live Remote kick-Off on Armed Forces Day
Saturday May 15
10 AM - 12 PM
Miromar Outlets Entrance off Corkscrew Road
96.9 Wink-FM will be on hand to kick off the tribute.
Show you support to our troops serving overseas
by bringing an unwrapped donated item or
contributing words of encouragement.
Kids can make greeting cards with
provided stationary supplies or
write a letter to send to a solider.

The Susan Marie Scleroderma Foundation Open house

by Connie Buchholtz
Saturday June 12th
4450 Lakeside Ave
N. Ft. Myers 33093
Come to our "open house"
 from 1 – 4 p.m.!!

Enjoy a glass of wine or a margarita,
purchase raffle tickets and shop!! 

Several great prizes will be given away.

Drawing at 4 p.m., need not be present to win.

Prizes:  Jewelry (necklace & earrings),
Candle (10 oz Susan's Legacy),
a 30 min non-surgical facelift
(Donated by Fabulous Females)
and more!

You can hear Connie talk about this foundation by Clicking here

For more information or to rsvp
Call 239-464-1771

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Women's Life May Events

By Janie Ingels
What is Woman's Life?
We are a local chapter of a nationwide organization dedicated to bringing women together and give back to the community. We are a motivated group of positive women joining forces for a common purpose: to enjoy each others company, inspire each other into greatness and to make a difference in the lives of others. This group provides the perfect venue for you to meet other women that like you are interested in giving back to the community and making a positive impact in the lives of those less fortunate.   

Our main goal is to organize, promote and hold fundraising events throughout the year that will help raise money to support local non-profit organizations. All of the funds raised will be matched (subject to rules and requirements) by the Women's Life National Organization. If you have ever had the desire to pay it forward or if you feel you want to add meaning and purpose to your life - this is the perfect group for you!

Next Meeting
Monday, May 17
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
12870 Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers 33907

11:00am to 1:00pm
We set for lunch at 11:30am

or (239) 574-4501 or reply to this email.

Raffle benefits St. Jude's Hospital

$17.00 for Members
$20.00 for Guests
Cash & credit cards accepted at the door

Choice of 10 entrees, iced tea, salad, breadsticks,
tip & tax included.

NFM Chamber Events

Business After Hours
Thursday, May 13, 2010 5:30-7:30pm
1140 Ceitus Ter. (Located at Pine Island Rd. & Skyline Blvd.)
Cape Coral, FL 33991
(239) 549-GEOS (4367)
$5.00 for Members & Non-Members/Guests
RSVP call (239) 997-9111, or email:
Business Leaders Luncheon
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 11:30am-1:00pm
Excellence in Education Awards
Speaker: Lee County Florida District 4 Commissioner, Tammy Hall on Amendment 4
Herons Glen Golf & Country Club
2250 Avenida Del Vera
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
(239) 731-4573
$15.00 Members /$20.00 Non-Members & Guests
RSVP  call (239) 997-9111, or email:

Friday, May 7, 2010

Earnest Giving Weekend

by Jay Lawrence Hands Up
Shoot for the Stars

Date: Friday, May 14, 2010

Time: 6:00 PM
Tickets: $10.00 (Adults), $5.00 (Students)
5 and under free!
Location: Mariner High School, Cape Coral

This event will be held at Earnest Graham's alma mater Mariner High School in Cape Coral, FL. Celebrities from around the country will be invading Mariner High for a basketball game against the Mariner Alumni and will be a very competitive and fun game you and your family won't want to miss. The pre-game festivities will begin at 6PM and tip off is at 7PM!! Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students and free for 5 and under.

Party Like A Celebrity

Date: Friday, May 14, 2010
Time: 11:00 PM
Restrictions: Must be 21 with a valid ID
Location: The Pearl Night Club, Cape Coral
1403 Cape Coral Pkwy, Cape Coral, FL 33904

After the game join the players at The Pearl Night Club in Cape Coral for a fun evening of dancing and hanging with your favorite players. The party begins at 11PM. (You must be 21 with a valid ID)

Roll with Earnest

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2010
Time: 1:00 PM
Team Entry Fee: $250.00 (Teams of 5 for 2-games)
Spectator Tickets: $10.00 per person
Location: Pin Street Bowling Alley, Ft Myers (Get Map)
4140 Fowler Street, Ft. Myers, FL 33901

Earnest Graham's annual celebrity bowling tournament will be held at Pin Street Bowling Alley in Fort Myers at 1PM. Pro athletes and several Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be in attendance for this annual event. Teams of five are $250 for two games and include food and drinks. Raffle tickets will be sold for celebrities to pair with the winning ticket. Spectator tickets are only $10.

Powerful You - Transformation tour 2010

Transformation 2010 National Tour
Saturday, May 22nd
Gateway Golf & Country Club, Fort Myers FL

You can hear Keynote speaker Sue Urda speak on this event by going to

As a woman, you are in a constant state of Transformation.
Would you like yours to be filled with ease, clarity and vision?
This event is designed especially for you.

This Transformational Event will touch you in many areas of your life and on many levels. You will be provided with practical tools to build your business and create momentum. You will re-ignite your passion and gain clarity about your purpose. You will learn to align your actions more closely with your personal values and goals. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a conscious employee or a woman in transition, this event will touch you where you live.

§  Tune In to Your Passions.
§  Tap In to Your Strengths.
§  Turn Your Actions into Abundance.

Join Us for a full-day event filled with 4 amazing speakers, vendors, networking, lunch and door prizes.  You will meet many incredible women who can assist you in your business and personal life, and you will be fulfilled as you give yourself and your business the gift of this inspiring and information-packed day.

This event is hosted by Powerful You! Women's network as part of the Transformation 2010 National Tour.  Powerful You! provides connections and networking events for business, personal and spiritual growth across the USA.

Join Us for this Inspiring and Transformational Event.
You'll be Grateful You Did.

Speakers include:

AmondaRose Igoe, CEO of High Performance Speaking, Training and Consulting whose presentation is "Public Speaking Secrets Revealed – Seven Secrets to Sensational Presentations"

Kumari Mullin, Author, Reiki Master, Intuitive Healer and Coach on the topic of "Energy EmPowerment Techniques – Targeted Tools to Transform Stress to Success"

Elayna Fernandez, Author, Speaker and Social Media Empowerment Teacher, presenting "Branding and Marketing Your Business Through Social Media"

Sue Urda, Author, Inspirer & Co-Founder of Powerful You! who will present the topic "The Art and Truth of Transformation – How a Few Tiny Shifts Can Make Your Changing World a Great Place To Be

$39 for Members and PY! Partners
$49 for Non-Members
**  Non-Members registering with a friend save 10% ($44)

$30 Members
$50 Non-Members

$79 Members
$99 Non-Members

- One admission to the event
- Logo-link on Event Page of Website
- Mention/Thank you at the event
- 90-second introduction/commercial at event
- Opportunity for giveaway in goodie bag to attendees
   (Goodie bag items must be received 1 week prior to event)
** Vendor table sold separately.

Must Register in Advance ::  Deadline: Tuesday, May 18th.

Visit Powerful You! Women's Network ::

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Area Small Business Owners are invited to attend a Free Trade Show

On May 20, in conjunction with National Small Business Week, SW Florida Small Business Resource Network (SBRN) is sponsoring the "SBRN Small Business Week Appreciation Trade Show." This is a free event with complimentary refreshments, a cash bar, a drawing for a door prize, and other gift drawings from multiple consultants at the event. 
Area owners of small businesses are invited to this free event hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SWFL, SBRN. SBRN members and other network agencies will be available at that time to provide business owners with information about the most prevalent topics small business owners need to discuss. Experts in accounting, business consulting, legal, insurance, and banking/lending will be on hand to offer information. Also present will be representatives from agencies including SBDC, SCORE, Workforce Development, and many others.
The tradeshow will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero 33928, just west of the I-75 interchange at Corkscrew Road. Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.
To register, go online to Deadline for registration is Tuesday, May 18.