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Horizon Council to host Business Continuity Planning Workshop

The Horizon Council Business Issues Committee will host a Business Continuity Planning Workshop to help Lee County business owners and managers plan and prepare to maintain business operations in a crisis. The May 10 session will offer tips for business leaders to assess risk, develop recovery strategies, organize teams, create a crisis communication plan and […]

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Horizon Foundation launches streamlined website, elevating user experience and accessibility

The Horizon Foundation, Lee County’s voice of business, is taking a step into the future with the launch of its newly redesigned website. The leading nonprofit business organization in Southwest Florida has meticulously designed the site to provide a more appealing and user-friendly experience, offering easier access to resources, events and the latest news about

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Horizon Foundation continues to lead the way for area businesses

Companies are investing in the organization that is helping economy thrive Lee County’s leading nonprofit business organization, the Horizon Foundation, continues to be at the forefront of the growing Southwest Florida economy with the addition of seven new investors thus far in 2024. These companies join more than 150 additional businesses that have invested in

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Seats are going fast for the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office Annual Meeting

Now is the time to register for the annual meeting of the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office. Space is limited for the Thursday, Feb. 1 event and seats are going fast for those that would like to attend. The meeting, being held at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd.,

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Horizon Foundation, Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Office set to host 2024 Annual Meeting on Feb. 1

Following another year of business growth and opportunities in Lee County, the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office will host the 2024 Annual Meeting on Feb. 1. The 2024 Annual Meeting will feature a State of the Economy, recapping the tremendous growth Lee County has seen, such as the beginning of

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Holly Smith Lifetime Achievement Award

Holly Smith received E. Harris Drew Municipal Official Lifetime Achievement Award

Holly D. Smith, president of the Horizon Foundation and a Sanibel City Councilwoman, was awarded the E. Harris Drew Municipal Official Lifetime Achievement Award at the Florida League of Cities’ annual conference on Aug. 10. With the receipt of the E. Harris Drew Municipal Official Lifetime Achievement Award, Councilwoman Smith was elected as the Second

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Industry Appreciation Awards announces 2023 winners

The Horizon Foundation, the Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development have announced the winners of the 2023 Industry Appreciation Awards. The 30thannual awards program recognized Lee County businesses and leaders that drive the local economy, employ the workforce and shape their industries. The event took place on Oct. 27 at the Caloosa Sound Convention

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Registration now open for Industry Appreciation Awards 2023

Registration is now open for Lee County’s 30th annual Industry Appreciation Awards 2023 and will close on Oct. 20. The 30th anniversary luncheon will be held on Oct. 27 at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center. Hosted by the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development, the awards will recognize 21 companies as finalists.

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Industry Appreciation Award Ceremony

Horizon Council/Horizon Foundation’s Industry Appreciation Awards wins “Business to Business” honor at Community Foundation’s Charity Event

The Horizon Council/Horizon Foundation had the honor of winning the Business-to-Business Award at the Community Foundation’s Charity Event Awards in recognition of the organization’s annual Industry Appreciation Awards event. Held April 4 at the Crown Plaza Fort Myers, the Community Foundation’s Charity Event Awards celebrates the best fundraising events and charitable organizations that host, plan

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Industry Appreciation Awards recognize excellence in business

The Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office have announced the winners of the 2022 Industry Appreciation Awards. Held Feb. 10 at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Fort Myers, the awards program celebrates Lee County businesses that drive the local economy, employ our workforce and shape their industries. Following a rigorous

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