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August Horizon Council Meeting Recap

On Friday, Aug. 24, more than 100 business and community members attended the Horizon Council General Membership Meeting at Florida SouthWestern State College. This month’s topic was workforce training and development in Southwest Florida. Tessa LeSage, Director of Social Innovation & Sustainability for the Southwest Florida Community Foundation began the discussion with an overview of

Horizon Council General Membership Meeting Recap | Attainable Housing

Friday, May 18th over 100 members of the community attended the May 18th Horizon Council General Membership Meeting at Florida SouthWestern State College. The topic of discussion was attainable housing in Lee County. Benjamin Toro-Spears, a Technical Adviser for the Florida Housing Coalition, gave a presentation including options a community should develop to offer attainable

2018 Horizon Council Officers Elected

On November 17 over 100 business and community leaders attended the Horizon Council’s final General Membership Meeting of the year at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers.  The meeting featured the election of a new slate of Horizon Council officers, and keynote speaker Ron Gardenhire, the newly hired manager of the Detroit Tigers.  Ron

Horizon Foundation/Presidents’ Circle Host Young Professionals Event at Wicked Dolphin Distillery

On Nov. 10, the Horizon Foundation’s highest level of investors, the Presidents’ Circle, hosted a networking event for more than 60 members of the Horizon Council and area young professionals at Wicked Dolphin Distillery. Started in 2012 in Cape Coral, Wicked Dolphin Rum was born out of an idea for a true Florida Rum. The

‘State of Lee County’ complicated

  Opportunity, challenges and frustrations were on the agenda Friday at a “State of Lee County” panel discussion for the Horizon Council. Central to the conversation: How can the county grow and keep young talent as its population approaches an estimated 950,000 by 2030? The discussion at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers touched

Horizon Council’s 2016 Annual Meeting Celebrates 25 Years of Progress

More than 300 business and community leaders attended the Horizon Council’s 2016 Annual Meeting on Jan. 29 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. The event featured the year’s economic development successes and honored the Council’s contributions. This year’s event also included a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Horizon Council by recalling