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About 300 business professionals and community members attended the 2019 Awards Celebration Luncheon hosted by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 29, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort. Community-building icon Dianne E. Jacob, of PNC Bank, gave a keynote presentation on the connection between early education and the workforce. Chamber CEO Tiffany Esposito announced the grand opening of The Hub at the Bonita Chamber, a shared community meeting space. The 2019 Small Business of the Year Award was presented to Stickboy Creative.
The Embassy Suites in Estero was the place to be for all local fashionistas on Aug. 21, 2019. The 11th annual “Love That Dress!” of Lee County raised $150,000 for the PACE Center for Girls Lee County. It proved to be a very popular event, full of great clothing, music, silent auction items and so much more. The beauty of this special evening is that everyone can have a good time while supporting the many facets of the Pace Center, which encourages girls to succeed on every level, through schooling, counseling, friendships and with the help of many caring mentors. Love That Dress! is sponsored by Chico’s FAS, Inc., and many other local businesses, individuals and organizations. The PACE Center for Girls hosts this annually anticipated event in Estero each year, and the selection and attendance just keeps growing!
The FGCU Women’s 2018-19 Basketball Banquet was held April 17, 2019 on the campus of FGCU to celebrate their many A-Sun accomplishments which included at least 25 games for the 9th straight season and their 5th undefeated A-Sun conference slate. They also reached an all-time milestone of reaching 5000 3-point field goals and the 500th win for Head Coach Karl Smesko. It was an outstanding finish to a stellar season.