Sam Snead’s Tavern in Lely Resort was the place to be Thursday evening, September 13th as over 50 business owner members and guests of East Naples Merchants Association met for an evening of networking over delicious appetizers and drinks.
The attendees all had a great time playing Two Truths and a Lie, and made lots of business connections, meeting and getting to know new people and long-term members.
Scott Castleberry, the Operations Manager, welcomed the ENMA members to the restaurant. Scott drew the winning card for the door prize of a $50 gift card to Sam Snead’s won by Susan Kuhar from the Naples Chamber.
Donna Fiala, our County Commissioner and member of ENMA, spoke to the group about the East Naples Swim Team that is training at the new aquatic center at the Eagle Lakes Community Park Aquatic Center and preparing to start competing this year. She encouraged everyone to support the swim team and mentioned that donations for swimwear for the team
would be welcome.
Business owner guests who visited for the first time were Katelyn Cassio from Designer Assistance, Carol Hatosy from Wells Fargo Bank, Ellen Stern from A 2nd Chance Furniture Consignment, Bart Dewitt from Sprint, and Denise Serdahl from Spherion Staffing. Lance Shearer from the Naples Daily News also attended to meet our members and find out what our association is all about.
New member Christy Hendel, from Tupperware, spoke to the group about the history of Tupperware and how long she has been a distributor of this well-loved product line.
Another new member Cheryl Stokes from Marketplace Home Mortgage spoke to the group about her home mortgage loan business.
New member Dr. Philip Standhart, a Physical Therapist, spoke to the group about how Ideal Fitness is rebranding to become Ideal Physical Therapy and Fitness Center and the new services they are offering to keep our community healthy and feeling great. Donna Fiala gave a testimonial about how Dr. Standhart had fixed her knee.
Gary Chernow, former President of ENMA, informed the group that he is now the B2B Account Executive at Sunshine Ace Hardware, a new company for him and our members.
SAVE THE DATE! – Thursday, October 11th, 2018 – 5:30 to 7:00 PM
It was announced that Windstar Country Club will be hosting the October 11th networking event. The country club is located at 1700 Windstar Blvd., Naples, FL 34112
The meeting fee is $10 per person for members and $20 per person for non-members. RSVPs are required for every event. See more details here.
Photos courtesy of ENMA Member Jesus Calo, photo journalist and reporter at the Coastal Breeze News