Chrysalis Awards

Chrysalis Awards

Celebration of Business & Tourism

DATE CHANGE: Celebrate 10 years of Chrysalis on June 14, 2019 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa from 10:30a.m. - 2p.m.


The event, co-produced by the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau and held to commemorate National Travel and Tourism Week, celebrates the value of tourism and the community teamwork involved in maintaining and enhancing tourism as a major economic engine for the county. 

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 awards, designed to foster a stronger alliance between the tourism industry and the county’s business community, will honor recipients in the categories: Business Development, Eco-Innovation, Cultural Achievement, Education, Sales & Marketing, and Business Tourism Leader.

Nomination Form

2018 Chrysalis Award winners:

  • Business Development: Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
  • Cultural Achievement: Alliance for the Arts
  • Education: The Laboratory Theater of Florida 
  • Sales & Marketing: Hello SWFL
  • Eco-Innovation: Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)
  • Business Tourism Leader: Institute for Culinary Awareness Research & Education

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