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Women in Business opens nominations for 2020 APEX Awards

Nominations for 15th annual event to close April 17

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business committee is seeking nominations for its 2020 APEX Awards, an annual awards event that recognizes outstanding women in the Greater Fort Myers community who excel in the areas of professionalism, philanthropy and leadership.

Nominations for the APEX Awards are open now through Friday, April 17, and the community is invited to submit nominations online at www.fortmyers.org/events/apex-awards. Nominees must be current members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.

“The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and Women in Business committee are proud to hold this event to honor the incredible women of Fort Myers and surrounding Lee County,” said Tracy Siekmann, co-chair of the 2020 APEX Awards. “We encourage the Southwest Florida community to nominate their inspirational, hardworking leaders for this prestigious recognition.”

Following a review of all nominations, Women in Business will announce this year’s top five finalists during its monthly networking session on Wednesday, June 3 at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower in Fort Myers. These five finalists will go on to be recognized during the main event, where one will be named the recipient of this year’s APEX Award.

Presented by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, the 15th annual APEX Awards dinner will be held on Friday, Aug. 28 at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral. Tickets are $150 each, available for purchase at www.FortMyers.org.

“Each year, this event offers a special opportunity for our region to celebrate the women of our community,” added 2020 APEX Awards co-chair Kelly Talamo. “We look forward to welcoming yet another phenomenal business and community leader into this group of distinguished APEX women.”

The annual APEX Awards event has recognized nearly two dozen esteemed honorees since its establishment in 2006. The 2019 event honored Kelly Fayer of The Law Offices of Kelly L. Fayer, P.A.

Sponsorship opportunities for the 2020 event are available. For more information on sponsorships or purchasing tickets for the event, please contact Linda Onorevole at 239-332-2930 ext. 213.

About Women in Business

Part of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, the Women in Business committee is dedicated to helping women achieve their fullest professional and personal potential. A variety of networking and educational programs are offered throughout the year, typically the first Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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 239-332-2930 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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