The 2017 Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award is endorsed by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Business Observer, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County Economic Development Office, Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida, City of Cape Coral Economic Development Office, Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce, Estero Chamber of Commerce, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Southwestern State College, Florida Weekly, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, Gulfshore Business, Hodges University, Lee County Economic Development Office/Horizon Council, Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Florida Business Today, Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.
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1st Place: Sea Gypsy Inn – Scott Safford, Keran Farrel, Megan Heil, Kevin Reilly
2nd Place: Myerside Resort / FMB Realty: Roland Weinmann, Nathan Ostafichuk, Jesse Titus, Vinnie Titus
3rd Place: Entech: Martin Haas, San Spaner, Rich Behr, Jack Wolf
Closest to the Pin: Carlos Barrean
Longest Drive: Keran Farrell
Thank you to all of our Sponsors:
Wicked Dolphin Rum, Pierview Hotel and Suites, TPI Hospitality, Gavin’s Ace Hardware, Alliant Association Mgmt., CFS Roofing , Fish Tale Marina, Entech, Sea Gypsy Vacation Rentals, Edward Jones & Co., Wal-Mart, Gulf Coast Slingshot Rentals, Fort Myers Beach Inn, Staybridge Suites of Naples, Pinchers, PURE Florida, Hooters, Panama Jack, Fresh Catch Bistro, The Beached Whale, Alliant Property Management, LLC , Paychex, St Raphael’s Episcopal Church, The Sea Gypsy Inn, Pierside Grill, Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina, The News-Press, Wyndham Garden Hotel Fort Myers Beach
Thank you to Spring Run Golf Club for your hospitality
Thank you to everyone who came out to play.
Thank you to Steve Nemazie and The Dr. Piper Center for helping us with our first annual tournament!
The 22nd Annual Taste of the Beach was a great success for everyone involved! Check out this great video from LightMark Productions for a peek at all the fun. Be sure to mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Taste of the Beach scheduled for Sunday May 6, 2018.
Thanks to Our Sponsors!
Smokin’ Oyster Brewery – for sponsoring the Server Competition
Dan & Tree Andre, Mango Street Inn – for coordinating the Judges & Food Competition
Pink Shell Beach Resort and Marina
Wyndham Garden Hotel Fort Myers Beach
Thanks to our Vendors:
Jungle Golf, Amber Blanchard: Lularoe Consultants, Edward’s Kool Kreations, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, Friends of Lovers Key, BG Hats and More, Century 21 Tripower Realty, Storm Shield, Bath Fitter
Thanks to our Restaurants:
Beach Baptist (Sun Coffee), Royal Scoop, Camy’s Kettle Corn, Pinchers, Bootleggers Waterfront Barbeque, Parrot Key Caribbean Grill, The Fish House Restaurant, The Salty Crab Bar & Grill, Jack’s Farm to Fork at Pink Shell, Nervous Nellies Crazy Waterfront Eatery, Yucatan Beach Stand, The Beached Whale, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, Dixie Fish Co., Castaways Bar and Grill, La Ola Surfside Restaurant, Bayfront Bistro, Sunset Beach Tropical Grill
Special thanks to:
Ft. Myers Beach Fire Department
Make A Wish Southern Florida, Joe Orlandini and Beach Baptist for Clean Up volunteers
The FMB Chamber Board & Ambassadors
FMB Friends of the Arts
All of the volunteers who helped with the gates, running food, set up, break down and ticket sales.