2017-06-15 / Business Briefs


¦ Graduation for the 2017 Youth Leadership Collier class takes place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Featured speaker for the celebration is Ikaika “Ike” Alama-Francis, former Miami Dolphin and current community ambassador for the NFL and Drug Free Collier. Tickets for $20 include hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events.

¦ Business After 5 for members and guests of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce takes place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Sale e Pepe at the Marco Island Beach Ocean Resort. $5 for members, $15 for others. Sign up at www.marcoislandchamber.org.

¦ The Public Relations Society of America, Gulf Coast Chapter meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Gary Meo, senior vice president and sales director for Nielsen Scarborough, will discuss “Media Tracking and Research,” specifically how audience tracking and measurement options assist companies in understanding consumers. He also will address methods to engage with audience members, utilizing media across all platforms. $27 for members, $35 for others ($20 for students). RSVP by June 23 at www.gulfcoastprsa.org.

¦ The Collier Building Industry Association holds a members mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Traditions Classic Homes Furnishings, 870 Sixth Ave. S. $15. RSVP required by June 23. Call 463-6100 or email nancy@cbia.net.

¦ Women’s Network of Collier County meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Etudes de Ballet. The next meeting is July 11. For more information, visit www.wnocc.org.

¦ 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.

¦ Goal Setters BNI (Business Networking Inc.) meets at 8 a.m. every Wednesday at St. Monica’s Episcopal Church. 7070 Immokalee Road. For more information, call Carolyn Hoover 263-2021 for information.

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

¦ 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. ¦

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

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