March 2020
Jay Shapiro spearheads another quality event in Naples, FL
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Luxury Chamber Naples Chapter to Host Mediterranean FEST 2020 
Business Networking Event to Help Raise Funds & Awareness for STARability Foundation

Naples, FL:  Luxury Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce a networking event taking place at a new Mediterranean restaurant in Naples, Vourla Mediterranean Grill is the first Turkish restaurant & grill in Naples, FL which is now home to roughly 200 Turkish families.  The event will present an opportunity to network with purveyors and consumers of luxury as well as local business people with Mediterranean origins and abroad. Vourla features a full menu including steaks as well as a full liquor bar and wine menu. 
Event attendees will enjoy mingling with local notables, sharing business cards and conversation and helping to raise awareness and funds for STARability Foundation.  STARability is a local non-profit dedicated to assisting children with developmental needs.  They are in the process of seeking funds for the construction of their new building which will aid in expanding programming exponentially. They currently offer Art Classes, Computer Skills Classes, Cooking Classes, Tai Chi, Photography and over Two dozen other areas of programming for those children with autism, spectrum disorder and many other areas of the learning needs genre.

To become a member of the STARability family you can join for as little as $40 per year at: 

Meet some of the members of STARability at Vourla on Thursday including Marc and Holly Shapiro and Ron Goldberg the owner of Lamborghini Wines.  Patrons will enjoy:

Sample Lamborghini Brand Champagne
Mediterranean Appetizers
Door Prizes
Network with an Affluent International Crowd

Tickets are available at:  (while supplies last)

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at Six O’Clock!

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Luxury Chamber of Commerce to Launch a Chapter in Naples, FL
Official Grand Opening Celebration November 15th 2018

  Luxury Chamber of Commerce is proud to open its 3rd chapter in Florida following a recent launch in the Orlando area.  Luxury Chamber is a business networking organization for brokers of the finer things in life and purveyors of luxury brands and services. The inaugural mixer event will honor the founding member - Elissa P. Wallace with Platinum Realty.  Membership is open to an unlimited number of real estate brokers and those who deal in luxury.  The grand opening event will take place during a brokers open at 6572 Dominica Drive in Naples, FL  Guests will enjoy fine hors d'oeuvres, Lamborghini Brand Champagne, door prizes, new member announcement on the microphone and plenty of photo opportunities as South Florida Magazine will be on hand to take photos and publish them post event both in the pages of the glossy and in social media: instagram @SouthFloridaMag @LuxuryChamberNaples

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Paradise Coast Wine & Food Experience 2018 Presented by Publix
 Paradise Coast Wine & Food Experience presented by Publix (#ParadiseCoastWFE) featuring The Martha Stewart Experience Sat., October 27, 1pm-4pm at Cambier Park delivers the city’s finest bites and fine wines & craft beers to sample, savor and explore the culinary scene of greater Naples and Fort Myers, from gourmet trends to regional traditions. It's culinary entertainment, featuring celebrity guest Scott Conant, cooking demonstrations and a Grand Tasting experience celebrating the food of The Sunshine State with the region’s gourmet leaders & purveyors. The event’s official entry is The Martha Stewart Experience, a tented transformative interactive showcase of her latest lifestyle collections, including books, kitchen gear, tabletop vignettes and more. #ParadiseCoastWFE celebrates local chefs, emerging talent and the nationally renowned who mix with guests in a convivial setting. #ParadiseCoastWFE is part of a 12-city USA TODAY NETWORK tour to explore the American culinary scene – this one with a DISTINCTLY Naples perspective! Tickets at

Naples, FL Local News of Importance for Residents and Businesses

Naples Board and Committee Appointments 2018

  NAPLES - Naples City Council recently made the following appointments: COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY ADVISORY BOARD (2-YEAR TERM) David Bartley, a licensed real estate broker with Bartley Realty, LLLP. He has an extensive background in residential and commercial real estate, project management and land development. Raymond Christman, Chief Executive Officer of RPRC Consulting which provides strategic advisory services to the foundation, non-profit, and government sectors. Eva Corso, Owner, E & G Corso, Inc. Cosmos Café and Pizzeria and Mela Properties, LLC. Antonio Dumornay, President and Chief Executive Officer for International Chemistry United, Inc. Quenby Tyler, Owner of Audrey’s of Naples for 15 years on 10th Street North. Stephen Swain, Co-owner and Chief Financial Officer of Chrome Capital Group, LLC, the nation’s largest lessor of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. NAPLES AIRPORT AUTHORITY (4-YEAR TERM) James Rideoutte, retired Naples Players Executive Director. 

Naples to Test New Voting Equipment on February 6th 2018

  The logic and accuracy test of the vote tabulation equipment for the February 6, 2018 City of Naples General Election will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the Office of the Supervisor of Elections, 3750 Enterprise Avenue, Naples, FL 34104. Any person who decides to appeal the decision of this test will need a record of the proceedings pertaining thereto, and therefore may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. If you need special accommodations to attend these meetings because of disability, please notify this office. 

Pursuant to Florida statutes 102.141(2), you are hereby advised that the official Canvassing Board Calendar for the Tuesday, February 6, 2018 city of Naples election will commence promptly as follows at the supervisor of elections office, 3750 enterprise Avenue, Naples, Florida 34104: Logic and Accuracy Test and Authorize Processing of Vote-by-Mail Ballots January 30, 2018 10:00 a.m. Review of Vote-by-Mail Ballots and Preliminary Results February 6, 2018 5:00 p.m. Review of Provisional Ballots, Official Results, Official Certification, Conduct of Election Report and Selection of Precinct and Race for the Manual Audit February 8, 2018 5:05 p.m. Manual Audit of the Election February 14, 2018 10:00 a.m. If any elector or candidate present at the canvass of the vote-by-mail ballots believes any ballot is illegal due to any defect apparent on the voter’s certificate, he or she may file a protest against the canvass of such voteby-mail ballot any time before the ballot is removed from the outer return envelope. Any person who decides to appeal a decision of this board will need a record of the proceedings pertaining thereto, and therefore may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 

Fort Myers News Recap - January 2018

A city council meeting was held on January 16th at 4:30pm.  The meeting was opened in prayer by Dr. Ricky Anderson followed by pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.  Roll call included: Mayor Randall Henderson, Teresa Watkins Brown, Johnny Streets Jr., Michael Flanders and Fred Burson.  Absent from the meeting was council member Gaile Anthony.  Along with other city councils across the state a proclamation was announced to declare January as Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Month. Fire Department was honored for the resuscitation of a 14 year old boy.   Consent for purchase of NovusAGENDA Meeting Management Solution.  One time cost $6500 yet with annual maintenance costs exceeding $26,000.  Acceptance of local easement grants. Approved KaBOOM letter of intent for playground grant on a project that is moving forward.   A letter was drafted to the constitution revision commission.  Fort Myers City council codes their agendas so ultra professionally that its possible half the members of city council don't know what the hell is going on.  City Council regular meeting scheduled for February 5th 2018.


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