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SEMI-ANNUAL HOME & GARDEN SHOW TO RETURN IN SEPTEMBER
The 24th Semi-Annual Home & Garden Show will return to downtown Fort Myers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 19-20. Now in its 24th year, Expo Management Inc.’s semi-annual Home & Garden Show features more than 100 local and regional companies that display and present products and services to homeowners. The show will be the first public event at the new Caloosa Sound Convention Center, according to a news release. A ribbon-cutting with Luminary Hotel officials and Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will be held to open the Caloosa Sound Convention Center at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19. The 2020 Semi-Annual Home & Garden Show will follow the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, state, and local safety recommendations, which will include promoting social distancing, the wearing of facial masks, one-way direction only aisles a minimum of eight feet wide and hand sanitizer stations throughout the venue. Masks will be provided to attendees without masks.
26TH ANNUAL BLUE CHIP COMMUNITY BUSINESS AWARD COMES WITH CHANGES
The 26th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award has announced some changes. Coordinated and sponsored for 26 years by McGriff a subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, the community event will now be co-produced with the Lee County Economic Development Office (EDO), the Horizon Council, and the Horizon Foundation. It will also be postponed to May 2021. In keeping with its founding principles, the Blue Chip program will recognize small business owners who have overcome adversity to achieve success. Thriving for-profit companies with their primary office located in Charlotte, Collier, or Lee County may apply. Eligible businesses must have been in continuous operation for at least three years under the same ownership and have five to 400 payroll employees. Registration for the event will remain free. Additional details about the event, including the new location and time, and information about applications for the Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award are forthcoming. For information about the Blue Chip Award program, contact Scott Gregory at SPGregory@mcgriffinsurance.com.
VIRTUAL LUNCH ‘N LEARN TO INFORM ON POLITICS
The Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Gulf Coast Chapter will host a virtual “Lunch ‘N Learn” session from noon to 1 p.m. on Sept. 22 via ZOOM. The PRSA Gulf Coast will discuss “Vetting Political Information in an Election Year” for insight into local and national elections. The conversation will be hosted by Alan Horton, a former reporter for the Scripps Howard News Service Washington Bureau during the Vietnam War and Watergate era as well as former editor of the Daily News, and Sandy Parker, founder/publisher of Sparker’s Soapbox, a blog, website and e-newsletter that facilitates and encourages informed voting. The cost to attend is $10. For additional information or to register, visit gulfcoastprsa.org
. Upon registering, you will receive a link to join the Zoom meeting in advance of the event.