Greater Fort Myers Chamber to explore workforce housing at Oct. 21 luncheon

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 21 will explore workforce housing in Southwest Florida.

Attendees of the luncheon will hear from a panel of guest speakers, including Becky Lucas, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties, Phillip Ford, executive vice president of the Lee Building Industry Association, Marcia Davis, executive director of the Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers, and Jennifer Warner, director of economic development for Florida Realtors. The panel will be moderated by John Talmage, director of the Lee County Economic Development Office.

The panel of experts will discuss the urgent issues surrounding affordable workforce housing, housing costs, availability, funding and solutions to ensure that Southwest Florida is always able to recruit and retain top talent in industries across the board. Attendees will learn more about navigating the tide of the current market and ways to set you and your employees up for future success and security.

Hosted in partnership with the Lee Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA), the luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Myers-Estero, located at 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero. Admission is $25 for members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber or FRLA and $35 for future members.

The October event is sponsored by the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association. To learn more or to register, visit or call 239-332-2930.

About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:
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 750 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 For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at or Twitter at @FtMyersChamber.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.