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Nominations to close May 1

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 8, 2020) – Want to brighten your day by honoring an exceptional woman in business? 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.
The nomination deadline has been extended through Friday, May 1. The community is invited to submit nominations online at Nominees must be current members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.
“The Chamber and its Women in Business committee are proud to honor the many remarkable women who are doing incredible things within our greater Fort Myers community,” 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.”
Five finalists will be announced in June, and the finalists will go on to be recognized during a gala dinner, 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
“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.”
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 For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at or Twitter at @FtMyersChamber.

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