By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council
As we head into summer, the Bonita Chamber is increasing our professional development programming for area businesses to make the most of the slightly slower local season. Our “Power Networking Lunch Series,” which runs through November, features a diverse selection of speakers and topics we think will add value to your day. We begin each event with speed networking and strategically arrange seating so we know you’ll leave having connected with at least ten professional peers in a meaningful way.
Each of these lunch programs takes place at Artichoke & Company located at 11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., with a 30-minute speed networking session beginning at 11:15 a.m., and the luncheon wrapping up at 1:00 p.m. The 2016 Power Networking Lunch Series schedule of presenters is as follows:
- April 20 – Air Trek
- May 18 – Media Vista
- June 15 – DR Horton
- July 20 – Diamond Oaks Village
- August 17 – Wiebel, Hennells & Carufe, PLLC
- September 14 – Blount Law, PL
- October 19 – Physicians Regional Healthcare System
- November 16 – Lee Memorial Health System
This professional development series is designed as a continuing education opportunity for the business community in combination with structured networking so participants can develop peers, collaborators, mentors, business partners, and especially customers. I am a huge advocate of continuous learning and professional development and allow my staff to embark on their own opportunities throughout the year. I encourage your company to do the same whether it’s with classes at the Chamber, through professional associations or even by encouraging the attainment of advanced degrees.
We hope you can join us for at least one of our Power Networking Luncheons. Register to attend by visiting www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com and clicking on “Chamber Events” on the top of any page, or call (239) 992-2943.