2017-08-17 / Business Briefs


¦ The Public Relations Society of America-Gulf Coast Chapter meets at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Hilton Naples. A discussion about social media will include panelists will be Catherine Bergerson, director of communications and marketing for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida; Jigsha Desai, digital director at the Naples Daily News; Georgia Beasley, director of TopicPulse Strategic Initiatives; Matt Bernaoldo, director of digital at NBC-2; and John Miller, attorney at law with Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt. $30 for PRSA, AFP and Naples Press Club member, $25 for students, $38 for others. Reservations required by Aug. 18.

¦ The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosts Connections Expo 2017 from 2-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Sponsorships an exhibit spaces are still available. For more information, visit www.napleschamber.org.

¦ SCORE Naples presents “Let’s Take the Mystery Out of Social Media” from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, 2390 Tamiami Trail N. Guest speaker Barbara Langdon, the owner of Marketing Momentum, worked for Constant Contact on extending its reach by creating the Authorized Local Experts program, now a key component of Constant Contact’s local success strategy. Cost is $25.

To sign up, call SCORE at 430-0081 or go to www.scorenaples.org.

¦ The Leadership Collier Foundation Alumni Association holds the next event in its Leadership Lunch Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Professional Development Center, 615 Third Ave. S. Guest speakers Mike Oppedahl, managing partner, and Simon Henry, senior associate, of GiANT Worldwide will present “Become a Leader Worth Following.” Cost is $15 for dues-paying LCF alumni, $20 for non-dues paying alumni and $25 for non-LCF alumni. Sign up at www.napleschamber.org/events.

¦ 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.

¦ A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. every Monday 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 at 263-2021. ¦

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

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