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Tickets available for Annual Horizon Council Annual Meeting on Jan. 29

The Lee County Economic Development Office, the Horizon Council and Horizon Foundation will host the 2016 Annual Meeting on Friday, Jan. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. To register online, visit www.horizoneventsite.com.

Now in its 25th year, the Horizon Council invites local business and community professionals to celebrate 25 years of progress, look forward to 2016 and hear from New York Times Best-Selling Author Diana Kander, this year’s keynote speaker.

Kander is a successful entrepreneur, having founded and sold a number of ventures, and a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest non-profit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education. A Georgetown-educated attorney who left a successful practice to launch her first company, Kander draws on her experience as a founder, investor, and academic to design and implement curriculum in educational institutions and the private sector.

Businesses interested in Horizon Foundation “PaceSetter” Investor/Sponsor opportunities and recognition at the Annual Meeting, please contact B. Pat O’Rourke at bporourke@leegov.com.

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.  They offer a wide 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. The Horizon 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 239-338-3161.

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