Chrysalis Awards

2017 Chrysalis Awards

Celebration of Business & Tourism

Together We Are Stronger

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. are proud to present the eighth annual Chrysalis Awards – a Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show on Friday, April 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sanibel Harbour Marriott. For event registration and trade show participation visit the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce website.

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Pooling resources for the good of the community and destination is vital in this ever-changing economic climate. The Chrysalis Awards signify the development of a partnership between the business and tourism communities with the common goal of enhancing our community. 

chrys a lis [kris-uh-lis]

The final stage of development before a butterfly emerges.

This metamorphosis is when growth and differentiation occur.



The 2016 honorees were recognized for their positive impact on the local community.

2016 Chrysalis Award winners were:

  • Business Development: Chico’s FAS, Inc.
  • Cultural Achievement: Artfest Fort Myers, Inc.
  • Education: Florida Gulf  Coast University- Colloquium
  • Sports: City of Palms Classic Basketball Tournament
  • Sales & Marketing: Florida Southwestern State College
  • Eco-Innovation: Captiva Cruises, Inc.

The 2016 Junonia Award winner was:

  • Ellis Etter, General Manager, Wyndham Garden Fort Myers Beach

The Junonia Awards were created by the VCB in 2006 to recognize individuals who demonstrate leadership and dedication throughout the local tourism community.

The Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon & Trade Show is a Team Tourism event presented by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce.