Tickets now on sale for the Annual Southwest Florida Manufacturer and Affiliate of the Year Award Banquet

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) invites its members and the general public to attend its Annual Southwest Florida Manufacturer and Affiliate of the Year Award Banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Eastern Architectural Systems, 16341 Domestic Ave. in Fort Myers. Tickets are $35 for members, $45 non-members, and are available by emailing Max Dean at

Now in its third year, the Manufacturer of the Year Award recognizes a company that elevates the status of the industry as a driver of growth in the economy of Southwest Florida, positions manufacturing as an attractive sector for the region’s future workforce, and demonstrates best practices to serve as a model of efficiency to the SRMA’s membership.

New this year will be the Affiliate of the Year Award, recognizing a non-manufacturer business member of the SRMA who has made great contributions to the organization and the status of manufacturers in the region.

Manufacturing is growing in Southwest Florida, and SRMA is building a strong foundation in which to support its membership by providing education, resources, marketing, promotions,
networking, grants, scholarships, internships, training, and an annual Made in Southwest Florida Faire. SRMA provides valuable contacts for networking and promotes an environment for industry growth. SRMA can help your business with expert advice through seminars and forums on topics such as Best Practices and Lean Manufacturing. SRMA also offers assistance with training employees, educating future employees and influencing legislation and regulation.
SRMA also has plans to will host its first-ever charity golf event on October 30 at Coral Oaks Golf Course in Cape Coral. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Community Cooperative. For information on the golf event, contact Max Dean at or Dan Bell at For more information on all other upcoming events, including all the monthly roundtable discussions and Manufacturing Day, contact Max Dean at

About the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

The purpose and objective of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is to bring together manufacturers to encourage the economic development of Southwest Florida through manufacturing, and to act as a forum for the expression and exchange of ideas and information among its members.The SRMA provides the platform to promote the general welfare of our members in relation to economic, civic, and educational challenges. We encourage the cooperative interchange of information and assistance in all matters of mutual interest, fostering social relationships and community involvement among our membership.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.