It's Your Business: Collier tourism group hosts holiday mixer

A bridge crosses a lake at the Tiburon Golf Club, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort  on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff

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A bridge crosses a lake at the Tiburon Golf Club, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff

Dave Osborn

Dave Osborn

The Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance will host its holiday membership mixer Dec. 12 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, 2600 Tiburon Drive.

The event, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is open to all business owners and those in the local tourism industry. Cost is $10. Tourism alliance members and nonmembers are welcome but advance registration is required. The alliance is a nonprofit dedicated to addressing regional issues of mutual importance to the tourism industry and the local community.

For more information or to register, contact Lisa Carney at lisa.cclta@gmail.com. Reservations must be made by Dec. 7.

Marco Island resort recognized

The Marco Beach Ocean Resort has been recognized as a "Fodor's Choice" property.

Fodor's Travel is one of the world's leading names in travel guides and, every year, its editors and experts select the top 15 percent of their listed properties and activities as Fodor's Choice award recipients. Fodor's writers experience, examine and evaluate thousands of hotels, restaurants and attractions in their travels across the globe.

Girard joins advertising/marketing agency

Mike Girard has joined Wilson Creative Group in Naples as creative director of the advertising and marketing agency.

Job duties will include overseeing project campaigns for print, television, radio, Internet and digital media and working with the agency's creative and account teams, suppliers and vendors. A Chicago native, Girard graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in graphic design.

Wilson Creative Group is at 6645 Willow Park Drive, Suite 100. For more information, call 239-597-9480 or visit http://www.wcgpros.com.

Bonita Springs Chamber's Market Pulse is Feb. 15

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will present the seventh annual Bonita Estero Market Pulse from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 15 in the Student Union Ballroom at Florida Gulf Coast University.

Keynote speaker is Sandra Pianalto, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank, fourth district. Admission bought before Jan. 4 is $30 per person. Information: 239-992-2943 and www.bonitaspringschamber.com

Women business group appoints Hyman

Barbara Hyman of Barbara Hyman Interiors was appointed speaker chair for the Southwest Florida chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Hyman will be tasked with finding keynote speakers for the group's monthly meetings in Estero. Information: www.barbarahymaninteriors.com and 239-495-4692.

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