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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 20, 2020) – The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host an afternoon of fun and networking with virtual BINGO at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Guests from across the region are invited to play for a chance to win special prizes, and all proceeds will benefit the Women in Business Scholarship Fund, supporting scholarships for area students.
Registration is $15 for members and nonmembers and includes one BINGO card to play in each of three games. Additional cards are $5 per game. Registration is available at Sponsorships are also available for $150 each and will provide opportunity to lead two 10-minute networking breakout sessions.
“We wanted to find a way for the Women in Business attendees to feel like they’re together again and have some fun,” said Chamber President and CEO Colleen DePasquale. “Breakout rooms are a great way for guests who haven’t seen each other since our last in-person event to connect again and a great way for sponsors to get virtual face time with attendees. Our Chamber members have been very supportive by providing the prizes for the event.”
Women in Business scholarships are awarded annually to nontraditional students from Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida SouthWestern State College and Hodges University. The Women in Business Scholarship Fund depends on fundraising at each event, primarily through raffle ticket sales. Without those events, fundraising has slowed.
“We want to be able to give back to the community, and connect personally at the same time,” said Women in Business Chair Kelly Talamo. “This event is a fun escape from daily Zoom meetings and will help us get back on track with fundraising. It’s a win-win for all.”
Three games of BINGO will be played during the approximately two-hour event. The third game will have multiple chances to win. BINGO cards are limited, so guests are encouraged to register early.
To make a donation or for more information, contact the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce at 239-332-2930 or email [email protected].
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 over 900 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.
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.

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