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Business Briefs 9-6

September 6, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Big Storm Brewing to hold Hurricane Expo Sept. 13

On the 2-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma and just days following Hurricane Dorian, Big Storm Brewing wants to make sure Floridians are prepared for the rest of this year's hurricane season.

Big Storm will be hosting a Hurricane Expo at its Cape Coral brewery Friday, Sept. 13, from 8-11 a.m., exactly two years after Hurricane Irma whipped through Florida. In September 2017, the storm brought wind gusts of 101 mph through Cape Coral, leaving floods, unimaginable debris and chaos in her wake.

Big Storm's Hurricane Expo will give residents a chance to learn about making emergency plans with experts from Cape Coral police and fire departments, Lee County Emergency Management, and the Florida Department of Emergency management.

At the event, Cape Coral officials will be on hand to discuss the recently revamped flood zone maps. Residents can check updates to the flood zones and their risk for flooding by clicking here.

In addition to emergency responders, representatives from LCEC power, Lee County Transit Authority, Public Works, Cape Coral Animal Shelter, Red Cross and Salvation Army will also offer tips on preparing for the next storm.

Florida's hurricane season runs June 1st until Nov. 30.

Big Storm Brewing is at 839 Miramar St., #9046, Cape Coral. Call 239)-257-1401 for more information.

Greater Fort Myers Chamber to hold 2019 Business Summit

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce has announced the line-up for its 2019 Business Summit presented by HBKS Wealth Advisors set for Sept. 20. The summit, now in its sixth year, will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive in Fort Myers. Registration is $179 per person, with discounts for multiple registrations.

This year's keynote address is "Communicate Your Way to Success," by entrepreneur, business coach and international speaker Jason Evers. He has traveled to more than 20 countries on five continents strategizing and creating blueprints for entrepreneurs to achieve results.

The Business Summit also includes a variety of informative, interactive sessions led by local business leaders. Based on their expressed interests, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in three 50-minute workshops offered at the Summit.

To register for the Business Summit, a limited number of tickets are available online at or by calling 239-332-3624. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. To learn more, visit or call 239-332-3624.

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 nearly 800 businesses, professionals, and individuals throughout Lee County, providing opportunities for members to connect and unite through a variety of empowering 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 239-332-3624 or visit For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at or Twitter at @FtMyersChamber.

Fort Myers Brewing Company to host Oktoberfest Oct. 3-6

Fort Myers Brewing Company will host its 7th annual Oktoberfest, a four-day family-friendly event that includes craft beer, German food, live music and a first for the popular brewery - a Wiener Dog Race.

Oktoberfest will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, through Sunday, Oct. 6, at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers.

Ten different food trucks will be serving their specialty dishes and foodie features over the four-day event, and six local bands and musicians are scheduled to entertain the crowd.

After ramping up for the first two days, Oktoberfest's main event is Oct. 5 when Fort Myers Brewing features more than 50 craft beers on tap, rolling out new brews periodically throughout the day. The brewery will also host several Stein Hoisting Competitions, a traditional Bavarian endurance contest in which participants must hold a full stein in their outstretched arm as long as possible without spilling any beer.

Then on Oct. 6, Fort Myers Brewing will host its inaugural Wiener Dog Race in which dachshunds will race to the finish line for a prize. Dogs of all breeds can also compete in a Fun Run immediately after the Wiener Dog Race.

For more information, please visit or call 239-313-6576.

Established in 2013, Fort Myers Brewing Company was the first microbrewery to open in Lee County. Founded by Rob and Jen Whyte, Fort Myers Brewing carries a signature line of flagship beers in addition to seasonal brews and small batch specialties. For more information, visit or call 239-313-6576.



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