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Women in Business announces new date for 2020 APEX Awards

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 14, 2020) – The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business committee has announced a new date for its 2020 APEX Awards, which will now be held on Friday, Nov. 13 at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral.

The annual APEX Awards recognizes outstanding women in the Greater Fort Myers community who excel in the areas of professionalism, philanthropy and leadership. Through Wednesday, July 1, 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 annual APEX Awards allows our community to honor the many remarkable women who are doing incredible things, and we’re looking forward to this opportunity to celebrate when it is safer for our community to gather,” said Tracy Siekmann, co-chair of the 2020 APEX Awards. “As we work to overcome these unprecedented times, you can help lift the spirits of an inspirational, hardworking leader by nominating them 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, Sept. 2 at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower in Fort Myers. These five finalists will go on to be recognized during the gala dinner in November, where one will be named the recipient of this year’s APEX Award.

“Even more important now than ever, this event offers a special opportunity to celebrate the impactful leaders of our community,” added 2020 APEX Awards co-chair Kelly Talamo. “We look forward to welcoming yet another phenomenal woman into this group of distinguished APEX honorees.”

The 15th annual APEX Awards dinner is presented by Sanibel Captiva Community Bank. Tickets are $150 each, available for purchase at www.FortMyers.org.

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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