2017-02-23 / Business Briefs


¦ The Public Relations Society of America–Gulf Coast Chapter and the Naples Press Club partner to host a media panel discussion on “The Changing Face of News Gathering” on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Hilton Naples. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program is at noon. Panelists are Phil Borchmann, editor-in-chief of Gulfshore Business; Stan Chambers Jr., digital content director for WINK News; and Penny Fisher, news director at the Naples Daily News. $27 for PRSA and Naples Press Club members, $35 for non-members, $27 for representatives of nonprofits and $20 for students. Reservations required by Feb. 24. Sign up at www.gulfcoastprsa.org.

¦ Members of Collier Child Care Resources’ CCCR Business 100 host a free networking event, “Whatcha Got Cookin’ at Kitchens by Clay?” from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Kitchens by Clay showroom, 7935 Airport- Pulling Road. All are welcome. RSVP by calling CCCR at 643-3908 or emailing tonit@collierchildcare.org.

¦ The Collier Building Industry Association hosts the 2017 Parade of Homes awards breakfast from 8:30- 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, at the Hilton Naples. $30. RSVP required by Feb. 23. Call the CBIA at 436-6100 or email nancy@cbia.net.

¦ Wake Up YP for young professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, at DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant in the Promenade. Sign up by calling 992-2943 or by going to www.bonitaspringschamber.com/events.

¦ The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the fourth annual Community Business Expo from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Exhibit tables are available for chamber members and for nonprofit organizations. More than 55 exhibit spaces have already been reserved. For registration information, call 992-2943 or visit www.bonitaspringschamber.com/events.

¦ The East Naples Merchants Association holds its next meeting and networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at The Arlington at Lely Resort. $10 for members, $20 for others. RSVP required. Email info@eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.com.

¦ A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www.napleschamber.org.

¦ Consultants from the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University are available at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N., every Thursday. To make an appointment for a free session, call Suzanne Specht at 745-3704.

¦ BNI Downtown Naples Networkers meet at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 777 Mooring Line Drive. Call Jamie Bergen at 572-3720 for more information. ¦

— Email business meeting announcements to cpierce@floridaweekly.com.

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