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Things to do: Client events in March 2023

Market Trends speaker Denny Grimes on stage

Every month, Priority Marketing’s clients and partners host a wide range of special events, seminars, workshops, activities and fundraising opportunities. Check out the list of client events in March 2023. 


Market Trends 

Date: March 14 

Location: Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Fort Myers 

Time: 4-7:30 pm. 

Description: Market Trends of Southwest Florida is a real estate summit that will explore the latest market trends data, research and fact-based analysis and how they will impact the big picture for homeowners, homebuyers, real estate professionals and the region. The area’s leading voices in real estate will present facts and extensive market knowledge to lead a state-of-the-industry discussion. 

The theme of Market Trends 2023 is “The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be,” which according to event speakers, couldn’t be clearer after seeing what has occurred in Southwest Florida during the last 24 months. With rising interest rates, industry shifts and the impacts of Hurricane Ian, traditional industry norms are being thrown out and experts are opening their minds to entirely new concepts of who the buyers are and how that will continue to change the real estate and development market. 

LINK: Market Trends 


March 1 

Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance will host a “Wall Raising Event” to celebrate construction on the first of eight new apartment buildings for low-income families in Immokalee. The development will include 128 two- and three-bedroom apartments, along with a community center for meetings, after-school programs, health care assistance and more. 

LINK: Wall Raising Event 

March 2 

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s annual fundraising gala, Magic Under the Mangroves, will include silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner while recognizing the importance of protecting the natural environment and quality of life in Southwest Florida. 

LINK: Magic Under the Mangroves 

March 3 

Senior Choice at Home is hosting a luncheon that explore why healthy older adults are joining an innovative, member-based program that provides a lifelong commitment to care, asset protection and the ability to receive individualized care coordination, all from the comforts of their own home.  

LINK: Dine & Discover 

March 3 

The second annual Resnick-Wynn Family Business Conference, held in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University, will feature former Hasbro Chairman and CEO Alan Hassenfeld as keynote speaker. Discussions will focus on preparing the next generation of leaders for a successful transition. 

LINK: Family Business Conference 

March 4 

NAMI Collier County’s Mental Health Walk is a stroll or run along the river and includes food, music, balloon animals and face painting. The event supports the critical mental health needs in our community. 

LINK: Mental Health Walk 

March 7-8 

Internationally acclaimed illusionist Leon Etienne is bringing his Magic Rocks tour in early March to Fort Myers through a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. Etienne has performed on America’s Got Talent and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and is recognized for his on-stage charisma and fast-paced, high-energy performance style. 

LINK: Magic Rocks 

March 8 

Gulf Coast Village is hosting a luncheon with a resident panel covering the benefits of the retirement community’s carefree lifestyle. The session will include a discussion about senior living community contracts. 

LINK: Resident Panel 

March 9 

The 2023 Sam Galloway & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit features a full dinner prepared by local restaurants and businesses to help Community Cooperative raise funds to support those struggling with hunger and homelessness. 

LINK: Soup Kitchen Benefit 

March 14 

The annual Colors of the Sea Fashion Show, benefitting the Lee Health Regional Cancer Center and Southwest Florida patients in their fight against cancer, features an awards luncheon, benefit auction and fashion show. 

LINK: Colors of the Sea 

March 14 

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Bill Dedman is the featured speaker at The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company’s monthly speaker series event, and will discuss his book, Empty Mansions, and offer tips to help families manage their money. 

LINK: Empty Mansions 

March 15 

Carrie LaDue, CEO of Limitless Business, will provide insight on strategy in leadership and unleashing the leader within, as the featured speaker at the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon and 2022 Leadership Program graduation. 

LINK: Leadership Graduation 

March 17 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Fort Myers Brewing Company, featuring a special release of FMBrew’s Irish Red, a traditional Irish beer, along with food trucks and a performance by Celtic Stew at 8 p.m.  

LINK: St. Patrick’s Day 

March 18 

Partners in Care will host the 12th annual Scope for Hope 5K Run, 2-Mile Walk and Kid’s Fun Run at Jaycee Park in Cape Coral to benefit the nonprofit Partners in Care Foundation. Proceeds will help support colorectal cancer education, screening and treatment in Southwest Florida. 

LINK: Scope for Hope 

March 19 

Fashionistas can gather at Guadalupe Resale Shop for a Fashion Show and Private Sale showcasing designer apparel, shoes, handbags, jewelry and hats. Models will be wearing trendy cocktail and party dresses, business attire, formalwear, casualwear and athletic apparel.  

LINK: Fashion Show and Private Sale 

March 20 

Dinner on the Diamond, which includes autographs from Red Sox players, dinner and more at JetBlue Park, will support pediatric neurosurgery at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The event is part of the 30th annual Red Sox Celebrity Classic series. 

LINK: Dinner on the Diamond 

March 21 

Beers with your Peers, a night of casual networking created by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will convene at Hammond Stadium as the Minnesota Twins play the Tampa Bay Rays. 

LINK: Beers with your Peers 

March 21 

Get a taste of the lifestyle – and lunch – at Gulf Coast Village during a brief, informative presentation breaking down the 10 best things about living in the Continuing Care Retirement Community. 

LINK: 10 Best Things 

March 21 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County’s Evening at the Ballpark will feature fun baseball-themed activities and games, dinner on the field, an autograph and meet-and-greet session with Twins and Red Sox personnel, entertainment and panel discussions with former baseball players and staff. 

LINK: Evening at the Ballpark 

March 26 

The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples is celebrating Israel’s anniversary of statehood with a free community event at Nina Iser Jewish Cultural Center. Attendees can enjoy dancing and dance lessons, booths of inspiration, children’s activities, food and more. 

LINK: Celebrate Israel 

March 30 

The Collective in Naples is hosting a one-day art exhibit that tells the story of Guadalupe Center students through their eyes – and lens. Students were given cameras and asked to capture meaningful moments in their daily lives, including the people and places that are their sources of inspiration, admiration and excitement.  

LINK: Seeing the Bigger Picture 

March 30 

The sounds of smooth jazz will echo across Charlotte County at the third annual Jazz on the Harbor, a music and culinary event that benefits the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit. The event features passed appetizers and a plated dinner, as well as a silent auction, wine bottle purchase event and beautiful waterfront views. 

LINK: Jazz on the Harbor 

March 30 

Business Before Breakfast, a monthly networking session with light refreshments, will be held at Gulf Coast Business Bank in Fort Myers. Guests are encouraged to bring business cards.

LINK: Business Before Breakfast 

March 30 

Senior Choice at Home will host a lunch-and-learn seminar addressing a unique program that allows seniors to live comfortably in their own homes while providing security and peace of mind for the rest of their lives. 

LINK: Lunch & Learn 


April 1: Big Green EGGfest (Sunshine Ace Hardware) 

April 3: Kids’ Minds Matter Kaleidoscope event 

April 4: 15th Annual Grande Dames Tea (Pace Center for Girls, Lee) 

April 6: 2023 Baseball Season Home Opener (Fort Myers Mighty Mussels) 

April 7: Annual Cornhole Tournament (Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce) 

April 11: Monthly Luncheon (Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce) 

April 15: BBQ, Bands & Brew (Lee BIA Builders Care) 

April 19-21: The Edison Awards 

April 20: Leadership NEXT (Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce) 

April 27: Business Before Breakfast (Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce) 

April 29: Autism Acceptance Awards Gala (Family Initiative) 

April 29: Head & Neck 5K (Partners in Care) 

April 29: Autism Acceptance Awards (Family Initiative) 

May 4: Community Prayer Breakfast (Southwest Florida Community Prayer Breakfast, Inc.) 

May 15-18: Hanseatic League of Universities Conference (Florida Gulf Coast University) 

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