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Hear from Industry Leaders at State of the Region on August 31
Hear from Industry Leaders at State of the Region on August 31

State of the Region will be hosted on Wednesday, August 31 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, and time is running out to attend. State of the Region’s ticket sales end on Wednesday, August 17. This event is in a class by itself and one you don’t want to miss. Continue Reading

08/8/2022


Kathy Peterson Named FSW Admissions Director
Kathy Peterson Named FSW Admissions Director

Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) welcomes Kathy Peterson as its new Director of Admissions. Peterson comes to FSW from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) where she served in various roles since 1997. Continue Reading

08/5/2022


Florida’s Chief Financial Officer to Keynote SWFL Inc.’s State of the Region
Florida’s Chief Financial Officer to Keynote SWFL Inc.’s State of the Region

At SWFL Inc., we want the best for Southwest Florida’s local business community. We were on a mission to bring the region’s experts to State of the Region, and that’s why I’m excited to share that Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, will be our keynote speaker on Wednesday, August 31. Continue Reading

08/1/2022


Go Back to School Locally
Go Back to School Locally

With Summer vacation ending soon, the school year is going to be here before you know it! Get ready to go back to school locally with these local organizations. Continue Reading

07/28/2022


Better Together Joins A Community Thrives challenge through August 12
Better Together Joins A Community Thrives challenge through August 12

Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families in crisis and preventing the need for foster care, has been selected as a participant in the A Community Thrives campaign. Continue Reading

07/27/2022


SWFL Inc. Welcomes Five New Board Members
SWFL Inc. Welcomes Five New Board Members

SWFL Inc. is proud to announce it has welcomed five new board members to the Board of Directors. The new board members represent various areas of local business and are all pillars of the community. They are... Continue Reading

07/26/2022


Reynolds Named Director of Special Programs at Hodges University
Reynolds Named Director of Special Programs at Hodges University

Todd Reynolds has joined Hodges University as Director of Special Programs. In this role, his focus is on coaching and advising local executive leaders and small business owners through two initiatives set to launch this year. Continue Reading

07/26/2022


Early Bird Pricing for SWFL Visitor Guide Ends July 29
Early Bird Pricing for SWFL Visitor Guide Ends July 29

Local businesses can still catch our “early bird” pricing for the 2023 Southwest Florida Visitor Guide! Next year, 25,000 copies will be distributed to over 100+ high-traffic businesses and popular tourist destinations across Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. Continue Reading

07/25/2022


FSW School of Health Professions Receives $300,000 Donation from Shady Rest Foundation
FSW School of Health Professions Receives $300,000 Donation from Shady Rest Foundation

Florida SouthWestern State College’s (FSW) School of Health Professions has received a $300,000 donation from the Shady Rest Foundation. The funds will be used to create scholarships for FSW School of Health Professions students. Continue Reading

07/21/2022


Plan a Date Night Locally
Plan a Date Night Locally

We don’t need to wait until Valentine’s Day or even the weekend to woo our partners. And we definitely don’t need to go very far either! Here are a couple of ways to plan a date night locally here in Southwest Florida. Continue Reading

07/21/2022


Community Cooperative’s 16th Annual ‘Gone Country’ Fundraising Event Planned for October 13
Community Cooperative’s 16th Annual ‘Gone Country’ Fundraising Event Planned for October 13

Community Cooperative, along with presenting sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust, will host the return of the popular annual fall fundraiser, Becoming Cosmopolitan: Gone Country, on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. Continue Reading

07/18/2022


Calling All Photographers! Showcase Your Talent to Thousands in the Southwest Florida Visitor Guide
Calling All Photographers! Showcase Your Talent to Thousands in the Southwest Florida Visitor Guide

We’re looking to display Southwest Florida in its best light… and we need your help! We’re calling on local photographers to submit their work to be featured in the 2023 Southwest Florida Visitor Guide. Continue Reading

07/18/2022