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

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Hear from industry leaders at State of the Region on August 31

By: Tiffany Esposito, MBA, CCE, IOM, APR, President & CEO, SWFL Inc.

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 we’ve done just that. Dynamic panelists and speakers will present at State of the Region on a wide variety of topics that directly impact business in Southwest Florida such as workforce housing, talent development, transportation, infrastructure and more. 

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, so head to SWFLinc.com/sotr to purchase your tickets today.

Jimmy Patronis, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, will be our keynote speaker and will provide an economic overview of Florida and discuss the future of small businesses. Patronis serves the citizens of Florida as the state's Chief Financial Officer, State Fire Marshal and member of the Florida Cabinet. He is a native Floridian, born and raised in Panama City. He earned his associate degree in restaurant management from Gulf Coast Community College and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University. 

Additional speakers for State of the Region include L.K. Nandam, Florida Department of Transportation District One Secretary, Victor Dover, Principal-in-Charge at Dover, Kohl & Partners and Noah Valenstein, a founding partner in the consulting firm Brightwater Strategies Group, PLLC.

Two panels will also provide valuable insight into Southwest Florida’s prosperous future at State of the Region. First, a Workforce Housing Panel featuring Matt Simmons of Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, Danville Leadbetter of Soltura Development and Justin Thibaut of LSI Companies will be held. Then, Lucienne Pears of Kitson & Partners, John Meyers of Hodges University and myself will represent the event’s Workforce and Talent Development panel. 

I hope you’ll join us as we take a deep dive into these topics and discuss how Southwest Florida can move forward to solve the problems our businesses are facing each day. Tickets can be purchased at www.swflinc.com/sotr until Wednesday, August 17.