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Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to review proposed amendments to Florida’s constitution at its Oct. 18 luncheon

Attendees of October’s General Membership Meeting of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will be treated to a non-partisan discussion of constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

Chris Lopez, director of public policy for the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association, will offer a comprehensive overview of 12 proposed amendments and revisions to the Florida Constitution that voters will decide in the general election. The highly publicized amendments include increasing the homestead property tax exemption, giving voters the exclusive right to authorize casino gambling, prohibiting offshore drilling and indoor vaping, creating rights for victims of crimes and phasing out dog racing.

The October luncheon is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Cross Creek Country Club, 13050 Cross Creek Blvd. in Fort Myers.

Lopez, also co-chair of the Chamber’s Leadership NEXT committee, graduated from Florida State University with a degree in political science and earned a juris doctor from Florida A&M University’s College of Law. Copies of sample ballots will be available for attendees to review.

Admission to the October luncheon event is $25 for prepaid Chamber members and $35 for future members and those who pay at the door. To learn more or to register for the event, visit FortMyers.org or call 239-332-3624.

About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:
Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a business organization of professionals who support and promote a progressive, sustainable community. The Chamber represents nearly 800 businesses, professionals, and individuals throughout Lee County, providing opportunities for members to participate in a variety of meaningful networking, educational and community- and business-focused programs and events. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is located at 2310 Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers. For additional information regarding membership opportunities or events please call 239-332-3624 or visit www.fortmyers.org. For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfmcc or Twitter at @FtMyersChamber.

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