2017-04-20 / Business Briefs

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ The Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida meets from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Estero County Club. All professionals in the financial services industry are welcome. Guest speaker Annalee Kruger of Care- Right Inc. will discuss how to talk to clients about aging loved ones and the need to plan for caregiving expenses. $35 for members, $55 for others. The meeting qualifies for one continuing education credit. For reservations or more information, visit www.fpa-swfl.org.

¦ The Gulf Coast chapter of the Public Relations Society of America meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Vi Bentley Village, 701 Retreat Drive. Guest speaker Sarah Owen, president of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, will discuss crisis communications and share how the nonprofit organization worked with local partners, municipalities and victims’ families to assist in the aftermath of the Club Blu shooting in Fort Myers. Cost is $27 for members, $35 for nonmembers and $20 for students. Reservations are required by April 21 and can be made at www.gulfcoastprsa.org.

¦ Italian Interiors hosts a members-only mixer for members of the Collier Building Industry Association from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at 2670 Horseshoe Drive. $15. No walk-ins. RSVP by calling 436-6100 or emailing nancy@cbia.net.

¦ Members of the Domestic Estate Management Association meet from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at William C. Huff Companies, 4227 Progress Ave. in Naples. The program will be a panel discussion about how solar has become a viable option for energy production, and how the future of solar will reshape the environmental footprint for Southwest Florida. To sign up or for more information, call (407) 217-7582, email events@domesticmanagers.com or visit www.domesticmanagers.com/Naples.

¦ 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 and the GAIN Class of 2017 celebrate their respective graduations Thursday evening, April 27, at Artis— Naples. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org/events.

¦ The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce holds its annual golf tournament (shot-gun start, scramble, three flights) Friday afternoon, April 28, at Quail Creek Country Club. Registration for $175 includes green and cart fee, bag handling, professional scoring, contests and lunch and dinner. CenturyLink Business is this year’s main sponsor. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. ¦

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

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