Chamber Hands Out Six Awards


The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and gala this past Friday night in Cape Coral. The Chamber recognized six area businesses for their continued support and dedication to the community. Here’s who the Chamber honored…

The Chamber’s “Environmental Award,” was presented to FGCU Water School for its award-winning initiatives in education, research and sustainable practices.

The “Civic Award,” was posthumously awarded to Dan Hughes for his invaluable service to Fort Myers Beach.

The “Special Recognition Award” was presented to John Gavin for his dedication to the Fort Myers Beach Chamber.

The “Commitment to Community Award,” honored Friends of Lovers Key & the Florida State Park system for their partnership and contribution to build the first visitor center in a state park in over 20 years.

The Chamber chose the King Family Foundation to receive its “Friends of the Beach Award,” for its vision to help local beach non-profits to reach financial goals above and beyond and have a lasting positive impact on our community.

Chamber President Jacki Liszak tells Beach Talk Radio News the annual meeting and Monte Carlo night was a big win. “Members, guests and honorees all had a wonderful time enjoying good food, friendship and friendly competition! A huge thank you to the Chamber ladies for putting together a top notch event, thank you to Cape Cabaret team and to all of the event sponsors! We’re already looking forward to next years event.”


  1. Excellent event. Could not have been done without the hard work of our staff and the wonderful food provided by Chef Pablo Felix!
    Joel and Carol were gracious hosts, as usual, and thanks to all their staff for making our evening delightful!
    Greeted by ever delightful Jerry Nolan, we could not have had a better event!
    Thanks to all of you!


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