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Lee County Economic Development to host 2018 SWFL Women’s Business Summit

January 30, 2018
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

The Lee County Economic Development Office will host the 2018 SWFL Women's Business Summit on Friday, Feb. 16, at Florida SouthWestern State College, Building U, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers.

The event is free and registration will begin at 8 a.m. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by networking from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Diane Ellis, brand president for Chico's FAS, will be the keynote speaker. The summit will include breakout sessions on topics such as salary negotiations, harassment avoidance, working with millennials, ageism, corporate philanthropy, employment law, diversity and inclusion.

To register, call Tiffany Grint at 239-533-6800.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lee County will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in its services, programs, or activities. To request an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a reasonable modification to participate in this meeting, contact Joan LaGuardia, 239-533-2314, Florida Relay Service 711, or jlaguardia@leegov.com. Accommodation will be provided at no cost to the requestor. Requests should be made at least five business days in advance.

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The Lee County Economic Development Office provides business assistance to retain existing businesses, encourage entrepreneurship and to attract new businesses to ensure Lee County has a strong economy, thriving communities and broadly shared prosperity. For information, visit LeeCountyBusiness.com.

The Horizon Council is a public-private advisory board established in 1991 to advise the Lee Board of County Commissioners on economic development issues. The Council's mission is to improve Lee County's business environment, retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses, and attract new and diversified employers. It is the only public-private partnership of Lee County Government and business leaders. The Horizon Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organizations established as a fundraising vehicle enabling individuals and businesses to actively support the program of work of the Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office. For more information, visit www.leecountybusiness.com or call 239-533-6800.

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