2017-05-18 / Business Briefs


¦ The Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association hosts “Behind the Scenes,” an afternoon with industry leaders who have developed business cultures built on customer service, from 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 19, at The Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort. Guest speakers are Ed Staros and Maribeth McElligott of The Ritz-Carlton Resorts and Nick Casalanguida, Collier County deputy manager. Attendees will get an exclusive behindthe scenes tour of the resort to see how it achieves the “service excellence culture.” For reservations or more information, visit www.napleschamber.org.

¦ Public Relations Society of America Gulf Coast Chapter members meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Stephen Dupont, APR, vice president of public relations and branded content for Pocket Hercules in Minneapolis, Minn., will discuss how to “Unleash the Power of Customer Conversations” via social media pages, websites, email campaigns, newsletters, blogs and more. Cost is $27 for PRSA members, $35 for others and $20 for students. Reservations are required by May 19 and can be made at www.gulfcoastprsa.org.

¦ Orientation for new members of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at chamber headquarters, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Sign up by May 19 by emailing Bethany@napleschamber.org.

¦ Young Professionals of Naples members and guests meet for networking and socializing from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Cavo Lounge in Mercato. For more information, email events@ypnaples.com

¦ The Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association’s Leadership Lunch series continues with a program about state and local economic development with a focus on the recent legislative session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S. Guest speakers will be Crystal Stiles, economic development director for Florida Power & Light; Kristi Bartlett, vice president of economic development for the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce; and Michael Dalby, president and CEO of the Naples chamber. $15 for dues-paying LCF alumni, $20 for non-dues paying LCF alumni, $25 for non-alumni. Registration is required by May 26 and can be completed at www.napleschamber.org/events.

¦ Members, family and guests of the East Naples Merchants Association are invited to the annual summer barbecue from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at East Naples Community Park, 3500 Thomasson Drive. Free pickleball lessons will be offered by Pickleball for All instructors from 5-6 p.m. Dinner by Two Guys Catering will be served at 6 p.m. Reservations are required for a free pickleball lesson and also for dinner ($15 per person). Sign up by emailing info@eastnaplesmerchantsassoc.com.

¦ Business After 5 for members and guests of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events. ¦

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

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