Developing relationships in the “Windy City”

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council This month I took part in a Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance attraction visit to Chicago, Illinois.  As one of the SWFEDA’s partners, I was able to meet commercial realtors from […]

Southwest Florida is working to improve college and career readiness

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council I want to highlight the FutureMakers Coalition’s work this week.  This is a wonderful five county effort to improve students’ prospects to achieve post-secondary employment and a career path that […]

Retaining Our Local Workforce

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council I’d like to tell you a little about a program we’ve recently launched to support regional workforce retention efforts. The Relocating Partner Assistance Program will support employers that are having […]

Southwest Florida’s Growing Tech Sector

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council This week I’d to shine a light on the blossoming tech sector in Southwest Florida.  Each week I meet another young software, web, or development company looking to figure out […]

Let’s join together to support a high school in Bonita Springs

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council There has been a lot of discussion about a High School for Bonita Springs. Some of it reasonable and rational, some not.   If you have paid attention to news reports […]

2016 Community Business Expo – 80 Participating Vendors

Bonita Springs Area Chamber INSIDER 2016 Community Business Expo – 80 Participating Vendors By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Our Chamber’s 2016 Community Business Expo at The Promenade is shaping up quite nicely! Before we tell […]