“Made in SWFL” Honors Industry Leaders and Supports STEM Students

April 30, 2014 CONRIC PR

SRMA’s inaugural event gave manufacturing the red carpet treatment

Adam Schonberg of Naples Daily News and Mark Sarlo of Sarlo Mowers-LR

Adam Schonberg of Naples Daily News and Mark Sarlo of Sarlo Mowers

Industry leaders, business champions and local dignitaries attended The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association’s (SRMA’s) inaugural “Made in SWFL” trade show on April 16 at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers.

Over 300 Lee County students from 15 high schools and technical institutes enjoyed a special agenda and session created for them as the doors opened to the public at noon. The event concluded with a red carpet reception and awards banquet to recognize the Manufacturer of the Year and Manufacturing Employee of the Year.

With a packed schedule of dynamic presentations from local manufacturing leaders, the public were able to view exhibitors’ displays and hear presentations by local leaders and business experts like Mayor Randall Henderson, News Press Publisher Mei Mei Chan, Steve Roark and Mike Kosinski from Cliff Larson Allen.

Award Winner - Shaw Development

Award Winner – Shaw Development

As the finalists for 2013 Manufacturer of the Year and Manufacturing Employee of the Year were treated like celebrities, they participated in an elegant reception followed by a gourmet dining experience and awards presentation.

About the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

The purpose & objective of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is to bring together manufacturers to encourage

the economic development of Southwest Florida through manufacturing, and to act as a forum for the expression and exchange of ideas and information among its members. The SRMA provides the platform to promote the general welfare of our members in relation to economic, civic, and educational challenges. We encourage the cooperative interchange of information and assistance in all matters of mutual interest, fostering social relationships and community involvement among our membership. Learn more at www.srma.net.

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