SWFL Inc. Celebrates Two Years of Supporting Local Businesses

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SWFL Inc. celebrates two years of supporting local businesses         

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

Two years ago, we launched SWFL Inc.! In August, we celebrate the day we created a free membership for our Lee, Collier and Charlotte County businesses. In August 2020, we also unveiled a new name that better fits the members we already served, stretching from Marco Island to Punta Gorda, rather than just Bonita Springs. That’s something to celebrate!

In just two years, we’ve had the pleasure of growing from 600 members to over 3,000. We’ve aided dozens of new businesses in the celebration of their successes with ribbon cuttings, welcomed local leaders to the SWFL Leadership Alumni network, strengthened our members’ networks across the region, honored impactful local businesses and individuals at the INCredible Awards, launched the Veterans Business Council and worked with legislators to create business-friendly policies, to name a few. Our influence and accomplishments don’t stop there, but we’re happy to say we’ve had a ton of fun along the way.

Our second anniversary isn’t just a win for SWFL Inc., it’s a win for Southwest Florida’s community of business owners. We’re proud to amplify the voices of 3,000 businesses when we work with legislators to create business-friendly policies. That’s 3,000 organizations we promote throughout the year through the SWFL Inc. Visitor Guide as well as digital, physical and event sponsorships. That’s 3,000 new connections, neighbors and friends to be made when you attend Business After Hours, Power Hour, Get Connected or any one of SWFL Inc.’s signature events.

These businesses are run by families, friends and some are even one-man-shows. SWFL Inc. members scoop ice cream. SWFL Inc. members fix cars and boats and roofs. SWFL Inc. members can help you buy a home, take a great photo, staycation in style or enjoy a dinner you’ll remember forever. They’re the movers and shakers that have called Southwest Florida home for generations or maybe for just a couple of months.

We’re proud to have strengthened and widened the network for our local businesses, and as we get to know our members through social media, meetings, visits and events, we encourage you to do the same! 

SWFL Inc. is here to help your business succeed in Southwest Florida and connect you with our wide network of professionals across the region because when Southwest Florida organizations work together, we can make INCredible things happen!

Thank you for your continued support of SWFL Inc. We’d love to help your business succeed in Southwest Florida – give us a call at (239) 992-2943 or visit SWFLinc.com to get started.