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Business Briefs 5-20-22

By Staff | May 19, 2022

SCHEA South Cape PRIDE Trolley Event June 11

The South Cape Hospitality & Enter-tainment Association will host the South Cape PRIDE Trolley Event Saturday, June 11, from 7-11 p.m. The 21+ nightlife event takes guests to 12 locations to enjoy PRIDE-themed drink and appetizer samples.

Drag queen trolley hosts will keep people entertained with trivia & giveaways.

Benefiting PRIDE Cape Coral – the local nonprofit representing and supporting the LGBTQ+ community – it’s a night of colorful fun. Each attendee will receive a photo strip souvenir.

Trolley hosts include 2020’s Miss Cape Coral Pride Alyssa Lemay, and area drag queens Sizzy Griddles, Natalie Carter, Gigi Lux & Savage Fierce.

Guests who get their provided passport stamped at all 12 locations will be entered to win a PRIDE themed gift basket.

Standard tickets cost $30 (in advance), and include a drink sample and appetizer sample at each location. Designated Driver tickets cost $25, and include appetizer samples, plus a non-alcoholic beverage at each location upon request.

Guests can opt to have their photo booth pictures entered into the Official Photo Booth Contest. The winning photo receives a total of four tickets to the Red, White & Brew Trolley Event on June 25.

Tickets may be purchased online via Eventbrite or at South Cape Hub, located at 909 SE 47th Terrace, #105. In-person ticket purchases must be made in cash and carry no fees.

Participating locations include BackStreets Sports Bar, BIG8 BBQ, Cruisers, The Dive, Dixie Live, Dixie Roadhouse, Kimber’s Wine & Cigar Lounge, Monkey Bar Steak & Seafood, Rack’em Spirits & Times, Ralph’s Place, Rusty’s Bar & Grill and Tiki Hut.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite or at South Cape Hub, 909 S.E. 47th Terrace, Cape Coral.

Ryan named interim president and CEO of Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce has announced Dianna Ryan as the organization’s interim president and CEO following the recent announcement that Colleen DePasquale is relocating to accept a new chamber position in Colorado.

Ryan received her bachelor’s degree in public and cultural communications from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining the chamber, Ryan held positions within the hospitality and senior living industries, where she oversaw operations of catering and member events for a business and social club in Atlanta, and most recently facilities and renovations for a senior living community in Fort Myers.

Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. is a business organization of professionals who support and promote a progressive, sustainable community. The chamber represents over 725 businesses, professionals and individuals throughout Lee County, providing opportunities for members to participate in a variety of meaningful networking, educational and community- and business-focused programs and events. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is located at 2310 Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers. For additional information regarding membership opportunities or events please call 239-332-2930 or visit www.fortmyers.org. Follow the Chamber on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfmcc.

Ramos-Williams receives 100 Women to KNOW in America Award recognition

Sarah Benken, CEO and publisher of the KNOW Book, has announced the honorees of the 2022 100 Women to KNOW, an award recognizing the top 100 female leaders across America.

Connie Ramos-Williams, president and chief marketing officer of CONRIC pr + marketing is one of the inaugural award winners. Honorees were recognized at the Annual KNOW Women Summit, to be held May 15-17 at The Saguaro Scottsdale, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The 100 Women to KNOW Across America Award, presented by Morgan Auto Group is a recognition that showcases the most influential, achieved and honorable women in our society. Following a nomination and interview process, these featured 100 women entrepreneurs, executives, creatives and philanthropists have not only grown their dreams, but have created boundless opportunities for the next generation of female leaders.

Ramos-Williams was nominated by her peers and participated in an interview process. She is recognized for her success as an entrepreneur, business excellence, mentorship of women and community outreach.

Also, on the 100 Women to KNOW in America list from Southwest Florida are Rebecca Barney, Marilyn Santiago and Karina Borgia-Lacroix.

CONRIC pr + marketing has offices located at 5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd., Suite 307 in Fort Myers and 1415 Panther Lane in Naples. For more information, call 239-690-9840 or visit conricpr.com.

South Florida Hooters Restaurants looking to hire veterans and offering incentives

In an effort to recruit more veterans as employees, South Florida Hooters restaurants in South Florida, Southwest Florida, Bradenton and Sarasota areas are offering special incentives. Current and future employees who are Military Veterans will receive a $250 sign-on bonus after 30 days, a Memorial Day bonus of $100, Veteran’s Day bonus of $100, two pairs of non-slip shoes and exclusive “Proud United States Veterans” merchandise and uniforms that pay tribute to their service.

Currently there are 14 Veterans including managing partners, general managers and managers that work at the 16 South Florida Hooters locations.

Veterans can contact any of the following local South Florida Hooters locations:

• Hooters of Cape Coral, 3120 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, 239-945-4700

• Hooters of Fort Myers, 4411 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, 239 275-4666

• Hooters of Fort Myers Beach, 1600 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach,239-463-6033

LTP Management, a Franchisee of Hooters of America, owns and operates 16 locations in South Florida. For more information about South Florida Hooters please visit www.HootersFlorida.com or follow us at Twitter @HootersFlorida, Instagram @SouthFLHooters and Facebook @HootersFlorida.