SWFL Inc. Welcomes New Employees

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SWFL Inc. Welcomes New Business Development Manager and Communications and Marketing Coordinator 

SWFL Inc. proudly welcomes a new Business Development Manager, Joseph Pate. He joins SWFL Inc. after a successful career in retail at both CVS Companies and Lowe’s. In his new role, Pate supports SWFL Inc.’s mission to help local businesses grow in a modern economy.

“When I saw the Business Development Manager position open at SWFL Inc., I had to apply,” said Pate. “I am passionate about helping small businesses because of how they support their local communities. There’s also a fond place in my heart for non-profits. Knowing the work that SWFL Inc.’s mission and how they support our growing community, I knew I made the right choice.”

SWFL Inc. also recently announced the hiring of their new Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Jennifer Parrish.

A proud Florida Gulf Coast University alumnus and New Jersey native, Parrish comes to SWFL Inc. from B-Squared Advertising. Her previous position provides SWFL Inc. with a new perspective. Parrish will aid SWFL Inc. as well as its members in their social media presence, email marketing, public relations, search engine optimization, copywriting and more.

Parrish stays connected to her alma matter, where she volunteers with FGCU’s Alumni Association as the Naples Chapter’s Vice President.


About SWFL Inc.

SWFL Inc. is a regional chamber of commerce serving the Southwest Florida business community. It connects businesses to a regional network of customers, offers educational resources to help them grow in a modern economy, and actively works to solve regional issues that impact the business community. At SWFL Inc., membership is free and open to all businesses to create (inc)lusive opportunities for all.


Ranked among the top one percent of chambers nationwide, SWFL Inc. produces exceptional business resources and programs to serve the business community, promote a region where business can grow and prosper and enhance the quality of life in Southwest Florida.