One of the most valuable benefits of becoming a member is the forum the Chamber provides for making valuable personal and professional contacts in the business community. The Chamber’s events give members access to top-level managers for selling their products and services, as well as sharing experiences, knowledge, and insights on business issues.
Accelerated Networking Luncheon™
Accelerated Networking Luncheon™ is a quarterly, members-only networking event geared toward time-crunched business professionals. This event is a great way to make new business contacts, add to your referral business and build stronger relationships in the community.
Each May, the Chamber celebrates the past year’s accomplishments with a special evening of recognitions, introductions, and entertainment. At this festive affair, the Chamber announces outgoing and incoming officers and members of the Board of Directors and honors the recipients of several important community awards.
Annual Distinguished Public Service Awards™
These annual awards are sponsored by The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Naples Daily News. Awards are presented to one member in each of the following public safety and service professions, public or private, serving Collier County: Life and Safety, Law Enforcement, Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services.
Annual Chamber Classic
Members enjoy networking on the greens at the Annual Golf Tournament. Traditionally held in May, this event provides members with the opportunity to play a challenging, private course while sponsors use the event to provide exposure for their companies.
Annual Trade Show
Each August, the Annual Trade Show is the largest event of its kind in Southwest Florida, with over 120 booths and 1,000 attendees. This event provides members a chance to showcase to the community their products and services.
Business After Five™
Business After Five™ is an after-hours networking event that provides members a forum for promoting their businesses. Each month the event is held at a different location and attracts 150-300 business professionals.
Excellence in Industry Awards™
The Partnership for Collier’s Future Economy™, an affiliate of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, showcases the “best of the best” businesses in Collier County at the Excellence in Industry Awards™ Annual Business Recognition Ceremony. Nearly 300 business, civic and community leaders gather for the prestigious event that honors top companies who exemplify the use of innovation, a responsible approach to economic diversification, and business and community enhancement.
LCF Alumni Association™ Leadership Lunch Series
The LCF Alumni Association™ Leadership Lunch Series is open to graduates of Leadership Collier™, GAIN™ (Growing Associates in Naples), Youth Leadership™, Campaign for Leadership™ and the Leadership Institute™. The event provides education, stewardship and networking opportunities to keep alumni abreast of the current challenges and opportunities facing the community. Proceeds benefit the LCF Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition assistance for the Chamber leadership programs.
New Member Orientation
Several times a year, the Chamber holds orientation meetings designed to be a “guide to getting the most out of your membership.” Attendees have the opportunity to promote their business while learning about Chamber initiatives, programs, and services to help them grow their business. Prospective members, new members and existing members who would like a “refresher course” on the Chamber are encouraged to attend.
Wake Up Naples™
Wake Up Naples™ is a popular and well-attended breakfast event, held on the second Wednesday of the month. Members can network with one another before and after the presentation by a featured speaker. Though the topic of each meeting changes from month to month, members can be certain that the presentation will offer insight, education and opportunities to further enhance their business.