Local CEO’s Connect with Young Professionals, Mentorship Blossoms

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council I’ve said it before that our Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals continue to impress me with their forward-thinking programming and sure enough they are exceeding my expectations again […]

The Importance of Play Therapy

By Megan Karin Goddard, LCSW, RPT Sushine State Counseling Center, LLC Sunshine State Counseling Center would like to recognize the importance of Play Therapy as  “Play” is a child’s natural language and toys are the child’s words. Play Therapy expands self-expression, self-knowledge, self-actualization and self-efficacy. Play relieves feelings of stress and boredom, connects us to […]

The SharePoint Ecosystem is Helping SMEs Gain a Competitive Advantage without Breaking the Bank

So you’re an SME and you have needs, needs that just aren’t being met… One of those biggest needs is technology. You really need software that will boost efficiency, increase sales, and simply MAKE LIFE EASIER. But your options are limited and you often struggle to find financing, right? Over and over you feel slighted […]

Meet our YP CEO Panelist: Jim Nathan

Jim Nathan has served as Lee Memorial Health System President/CEO since 1982 except for a short time in the late 1990s. During the nearly 3 years he was away from LMHS, he served as a leadership consultant including involvement in health reform issues at the national level. Jim joined Lee Memorial Hospital as Administrative Resident in 1975 and […]

Meet our YP CEO Panelist: Norman Love

Norman Love spent two years in France, learning the craft of pastry making from artisans who shaped their confections in a small pastry shop. The experience became the foundation for a career with The Ritz-Carlton, where he served as executive pastry chef in Naples and St. Louis. At age 30, he was appointed corporate executive […]

Meet our YP CEO Panelist: Kelly Davis

Kelly Lyon Davis’s practice focuses on all areas of labor and employment law, with an emphasis on employment-related litigation and counseling of employee-related matters. Ms. Davis’s experience in assisting management includes:  Investigating and defending discrimination and harassment charges and lawsuits; Litigating wage and hour collective actions;  Defending lawsuits brought under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act; […]

Meet our YP CEO Panelist: Carol Conway

CURRENT WORK HISTORY   CEO – Child Care of Southwest Florida (Current) Chief of Mission Support – Hope HealthCare Services (2012-2014) Founder of CRS Technology Consultants (1993-2012) COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND SERVICE Director – Planned Giving Council of Southwest Florida (Current) Director – Child Care of Southwest Florida (Current) United Way of Lee County Director –  Greater Fort […]

Data Breach!!! Are you ready?

By Mark Nieds Henderson, Franklin Attorney’s at Law Hacking, security breaches and data theft are not laughing matters.  However, people in the IT security industry often joke there are two types of computer systems—those who have been breached and those that will be breached.  As hackers get more sophisticated and data theft becomes more lucrative, more […]

Leadership Bonita Enters 18th Year, Applications Available

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council “It is the best, most compelling, intensive, thought provoking program you will ever experience,” noted Bob Rosier, CEO of Rosier Insurance and Chairman of the Chamber Board.  Have you considered […]

Chamber Operates Free Job and Resume Service

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce operates a free job and resume bank for the Southwest Florida region through its website, http://Local.BonitaSpringsChamber.com/JobBank. This service allows employers to post jobs, potential employees to post resumes, and for both to search through either database to find a match. Access to the job and resume bank is […]