2017-03-16 / Business Briefs

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ Business After Five for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at The Pointe at the Naples Bay Resort marina. $15 for members who register in advance, $25 at the door for non-members and others. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events.

¦ The Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association holds its next Leadership Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S. Amy Tardif, WGCU-FM station manager and news director; Jonathan Foerster, communications director at Artis— Naples; and digital media consultant Kristyn Wellesley will serve on a panel to discuss “Evaluating the Credibility of News Outlets.” Sign up by March 21 at www.napleschamber.org/events.

¦ Members and guests of the Public Relations Society of America–Gulf Coast chapter meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Guest speaker Maria Jimenez-Lara, CEO of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, will discuss the making of The Naples Winter Wine Festival. $27 for PRSA members, $35 for non-members and $20 for students. Reservations are required by March 24 and can be made at www.gulfcoastprsa.org.

¦ Members of the Domestic Estate Managers Association meet from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Euro Piano Naples, 12980 Tamiami Trail N. Michael Wright, DEMA co-founder and national vice president, will be part of a panel discussion about building successful relationships with principals. Christopher Ramey of Palm Beach-based The Home Trust International will moderate. From estate managers to private chefs, members of DEMA play a vital role in the management and daily organization of estates and households. The meeting is open to those in the private service industry or those who manage estates or properties. For more information about the organization, email local chapter president Jim Henderson at jim@wchuffmoving.com or visit www.domesticmanagers.com. To sign up for the March 29 meeting, call (407) 217-7582 or email events@domesticmanagers.com/naples.

¦ Members of the Collier Building Industry Association and the Lee Building Industry Association mix and mingle from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Kinetico Water Systems, 11170 Bonita Beach Road S.E. Sign up by calling 436-6100 or emailing nancy@cbia.net.

¦ The Collier County Medical Society holds a general membership meeting Thursday, March 30, at Arthrex. The annual meeting and 60th anniversary celebration will be held Saturday evening, May 13, at Quail Creek Country Club. For more information, email info@ccmsonline.org or visit www.ccmsonline.org.

¦ Wake Up YP for young professionals of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 8-9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at DiRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant in the Promenade. Sign up at www.bonitaspringschamber.com/events or call 992-2943 for more information.

¦ The Marco Island Chamber of Commerce holds its annual business expo from 4-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Marco Island Charter Middle School. Call 394-3061 or visit www.marcoislandchamber.org for more information.

¦ The next roundtable for members of the CBIA and city of Naples building officials takes place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at CBIA headquarters, 3200 Bailey Lane. Sign up by calling 436-6100 or emailing nancy@cbia.net.

¦ The Above Board Chamber meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the Hilton Naples for lunch and a program about “What’s In Your Marketing Toolbox?” Meeting sponsors are State Insurance and Glenview at Pelican Bay. $25 for members, $30 for guests. Register at www.aboveboardchamber.com/events. For more information, call Jeanne Sweeney at 910-7426 or email Jeanne@aboveboardchamber.com.

¦ Wake Up Naples for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Hilton Naples. FGCU President Wilson Bradshaw will discuss “The FGCU Effect.” Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events.

¦ A welcome reception for new members of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at chamber headquarters, 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive. Sign up at www.bonitaspringschamber.com/events or call 992-2943 for more information.

¦ The East Naples Merchants Association holds its next meeting and networking event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at LIFEstrength Health Center, 4280 Tamiami Trail E. $10 for members, $20 for others. RSVP required. Email info@eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.com.

¦ Business After Five for members an guests of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at GameTime Mega Arcade, 10037 Gulf Center Drive. Sign up at www.bonitaspringschamber.com/events or call 992-2943 for more information.

¦ Business After Five for members and guests of the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Marco Island Yacht Club. Call 394-3061 or visit www.marcoislandchamber.org for more information.

¦ Collier County Public Schools holds a Building and Trades Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Collier County Fair and Exposition Inc., 751 39th Ave. N.E. Construction and carpentry students from Lely, Immokalee and Palmetto Ridge high schools will learn about job opportunities buy visiting booths set up by local builders and construction trades businesses. For information about reserving a booth, call 436-6100 or email nancy@cbia.net.

¦ The Leadership Collier Class of 2017 celebrates its graduation Thursday evening, April 27, at Artis—Naples. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org/events.

¦ The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual dinner Thursday, May 11, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org/events.

¦ 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. ¦

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

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