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2024 Annual Dinner

2024 Awards Dinner

June 11, 2024

26th Annual Awards Dinner and Leadership Estero Graduation The 2024-2025 Board of Directors were elected and installed. The 26th Annual Awards Dinner of the Greater Estero Chamber and Leadership Estero graduation was held at Shadow Wood Country Club on June 7. Our keynote speaker was Mark Wilson of London Bay Homes. The Leadership Estero 2023-2024…

Golf Tournament

May 6, 2024

Golf Tournament On Saturday, May 4 our Annual Golf Tournament was held in beautiful weather with a great group of golfers! Proceeds provide operating costs for the Chamber and the Estero Historical Society. We are so thankful to our sponsors, who made the event possible: Title Sponsor: Hotwire Communications Tournament Sponsor: Coconut Point Ford Breakfast…

May Food For Thought

May 1, 2024

May Food For Thought The Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce was proud to host the Lee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller at our Food for Thought Luncheon May 1. Clerk Kevin C. Karnes gave an excellent presentation on the responsibilities of his office here in Lee County, including the safeguarding court records,…

April Food For Thought

April 3, 2024

April Food For Thought April’s Food for Thought Luncheon featured Debra Wilson, Lee Health’s Vice President of Oncology, on Wednesday, April 3 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Estero, Florida. The Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce was thrilled to host this presentation on how Lee Health continues to grow its services at their Cancer Institute…

EsteroFest 2024

March 17, 2024

Esterofest 2024 What a great time was had by thousands of area residents at EsteroFest 2024! The Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce wants to thank the many, many people who made this community celebration available with free general admission. Residents enjoyed a Kids Zone, a Business Expo, presentations from Estero Fire Rescue and the Lee…

Leadership Estero Environment Day

March 15, 2024

Leadership Estero Environment Day The Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce Leadership Estero Environment Day took our class on a wet walk through a Cypress Dome, to the Water School at FGCU and FGCU’s food forest, to Lee County Government’s Recycling Center and Water-to-Energy plant. The variety and scope of efforts locally to enhance and protect…

March Food for Thought

March 7, 2024

March Food for Thought A full house for the Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce’s March Food for Thought featuring Captain Chris Wittman of Captains For Clean Water at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Community Outreach Center at Miromar Outlets in Estero, Florida! He demonstrated the importance of clean water to our local economy and how…

Leadership Estero Public Safety Day

February 18, 2024

Leadership Estero Public Safety Day Members of Leadership Estero gathered Friday, February 16, 2024 for Public Safety Day, where they toured the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, participated in training exercises with deputies, and met Chief Assistant State Attorney Richard Montecalvo of the Office of the State Attorney – Amira Fox. Thanks to our bus sponsor,…

February Food for Thought

February 7, 2024

February Food for Thought The Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce thanks Christine LoConte, Volunteer Manager of United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades for being our Greater Estero Chamber of Commerce Food for Thought speaker on January 7 at the Hyatt Place in Estero, Florida. LoConte shared how their “School Resource Center” program benefits students…

Leadership Estero Jan 2024

January Leadership Estero Class

January 25, 2024

January Leadership Estero Class The 2024 Leadership Estero Class had a wonderful, fun-packed day Friday with a curriculum focus on History, Arts, & Tourism.  The morning rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits!   The day commenced with an informative presentation by Estero Historical Society President Gail Langer. The Estero Historical Society sponsored a full breakfast buffet…