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Horizon Council to host Horizon Foundation Investor Update and General Membership Meeting June 24

Panel to discuss the state of Lee County

The event will begin with networking and breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the meeting at 8:30 a.m., featuring a panel discussion on the state of Lee County. The event will provide guests the opportunity to hear from community leaders on how to foster economic development in Lee County. The conversation will examine the county’s strengths, challenges and efforts to stay competitive and successful.

Panelists include: Dr. Gregory K. Adkins, superintendent, Lee County Schools; Roger Desjarlais, Lee County Manager; Gary H. Griffin, president, B&I Contractors, Inc.; Gail Markham, partner, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company; Robbie B. Roepstorff, president, director and co-founder, Edison National Bank; Donald Schrotenboer, president and CEO, Private Equity Group, LLC; and Mike Scott, sheriff, Lee County. The panel discussion will be moderated by Peter Busch, lead anchor, NBC-2.

The Lee County Economic Development Office works to attract new and diversified businesses resulting in high-wage, high skilled jobs; retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses; and improve the overall business environment in Lee County.  It offers an array of services for local, domestic and international businesses. For information on the Lee County Economic Development Office, visit LeeCountyBusiness.com.

The Horizon Council is a public-private advisory board established in 1991 to advise the Lee County Board of Commissioners on economic development issues. The Council’s mission is to improve Lee County’s business environment, retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses, and attract new and diversified employers. It is the only public-private partnership of Lee County Government and business leaders. TheHorizon Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) organizations established as a fundraising vehicle enabling individuals and businesses to actively support the program of work of the Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office. For more information, visit www.leecountybusiness.com or call 239-533-6800

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