Professional Networking Opportunities in Fort Myers

Jean Jones
May 05, 2015


Developing relationships should be as much a part of your career development as education and skill-building. Networking is a way to accomplish all three while having a lot of fun in the process. Check out one or more of these active networking groups that meet in Fort Myers.

Young Professionals of Fort Myers/Lee County

YP refers to itself as a "chamber of commerce" for young professionals in the area. The group offers monthly happy-hour meetings along with exciting social events like barbecues and pool parties. They are also active in supporting local charities, such as Big Brothers & Sisters.

Get Smart Women Network

This group is centered around providing women with resources to promote their personal and professional growth. Their "Table 8" luncheon meetings, held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, are led by a facilitator who prompts discussions intended to encourage relationship-building. Special events include educational activities such as a four-part financial workshop.

Connect Networking

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is a unique venue with a mission to nurture excellence in the arts throughout Southwest Florida. As part of their commitment to community, they host this networking group whose slogan is, "Positive Topics. Positive Speakers. Positive Experience." Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. The $10 admission includes appetizers and raffle prizes.

Lee/Collier County's Wild n Crazy Young Professionals

You don't have to be wild and crazy to join, but you might be after participating in some of their lively events. Share experiences and make relationships with new people by stepping away from work or studies for some fun and games. Get-togethers include meetings at popular restaurants and bars interspersed with wake boarding, 5K runs and other exciting activities.

You never know what career opportunities may be around the corner. Networking gives you a great way to find them. Do you have any network-building tips to share? Let us know in the comments!

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