The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. are seeking nominations for the third annual Chrysalis Awards to honor businesses and individuals who have positively impacted the local community.  Considering many FPRA members either work for or represent tourism-related businesses this may be your chance to recognize your company or your peers.
The Award nominations deadline has been extended to 2/24/12, and is open to any local business, regardless of whether or not they are directly a part of the tourism industry. Award recipients will be announced at a jointly hosted Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show on May 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.
Those who wish to nominate a business or individual to receive a Chrysalis Award can visit the Team Tourism section of To register for the event, trade show participation or information on sponsorship opportunities please visit the Events section of Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Web site at
For questions or further event details, contact either Christine Davlin at the VCB at or 239-338-3500; Christine Brosh at the Crowne Plaza at or 239-210-2462; or Colleen DePasquale, event chairperson, at or 239-332-2930.