For over 48 years, the Bonita Chamber has served businesses throughout Lee County. Currently, over 1000 businesses hold a membership with their organization, representing over 60 thousand employees in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Estero, Naples, and other areas.
“We’re really happy to partner with the Sun Bay Paper and the Welcome Center,” Jake Kistel, a member services representative of the Bonita Chamber, said. “As an area Chamber of Commerce, we serve businesses all over Lee County. This is a great opportunity to provide information to snowbirds and tourists visiting the area, from Bonita Springs to Fort Myers Beach.”
"There is no doubt that the Bonita Springs Area Chamber is a very well-ran organization,” Welcome Center Director Carl Conley said. “They have members all over Lee County and the building they occupy is right off US 41 in a very busy commercial area has lots of traffic stopping in to learn about the businesses and attractions in our area. It's a good fit for us since our Welcome Center facility is also getting a lot of visitors asking about where to go and what to do particularly on the Beaches. With the new WalMart now opened just across the street from us we anticipate an increasing flow of tourists and visitors looking for maps, menus, accommodations, etc. We are going to promote the Beaches and our relationship with the Bonita Chamber and its 1,000 plus members will be a real plus since they will send people our way and, in turn, we'll send those visitors to the businesses that participate with us at the Welcome Center.”
"We have made our home in the Fort Myers Beach-Sanibel Welcome Center, so it’s great to see them join up with a dedicated and well-funded Chamber of Commerce with us,” said Trent Townsend, Editor-in Chief of the Sun Bay Paper and sunbaypaper.com. “In addition to our Fort Myers city and Beach coverage, The Sun Bay Paper distributes in Bonita and Estero and all the way into Bonita Springs so having access to such a huge member base is great for our networking. Our distribution is one of the largest in Lee County after the Florida Weekly and News Press so we're real happy to see our "Office" in partnership with a large, dedicated Chamber that also has a thriving location on US 41, one of the main arteries of commerce in Lee County."