Celebrity Startender Series

Join us for an evening of fun, networking and philanthropy!
Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres while interacting with your favorite local celebrity “Star”tenders!
5:30 pm till 7:30pm
Please RSVP via email to dsettos@b3-marketing.com
Mayor Teresa Heitman
Naples Mayor Teresa Heitman has served on the boards of several local organizations, served as a City representative for CCPS, and is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Foundation. Issues of extreme importance to Mayor Heitmann are over-development, water runoff, and adhering to the ethics and codes of conduct. “Plan, Protect and Preserve!”
Rick Locastro
County Commissioner of District 1
Rick Locastro served in the Air Force for 24 years and retired as a full Colonel. Rick holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Air Force Academy and three master’s degrees. He is also a Leadership Collier graduate.
Rosemary Zore
Founder of Fallen Officers
In 2018, she established the Fallen Officers to support the Robert L. Zore Foundation. “I’m fortunate enough that it’s a time in my life when I can do it, I want it to grow and to help as many people as I can.”
Lauren Maxwell
Executive Vice President of “MAXWELL MORTGAGE TEAM” of Cross Country Mortgage
Lauren graduated from college in 1987 and has helped thousands of families achieve the American Dream of Home Ownership. Lauren is passionate about giving back to many charities including The Fallen Officers.
Wayne Smith & Lois Bolin
Wayne Ogden Smith is a USAF Veteran and Vietnam POW. After serving, He went on to a highly successful business career. Now retired but not one to sit still, he works with multiple veterans’ groups.
Lois A. Bolin, Ph.D. is a speaker, editor, and leading champion for raising awareness on the economic and sociological value of local history and its connection to Florida’s Role in WWII.
She is passionate about her community, veterans, and history.
About Fallen Officers:
The Fallen officers which supports The Robert L. Zore Foundation is a non-profit organization that honorably supports the families and communities of fallen officers across the United States. Since these brave heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, our mission is to provide support to their families, departments, and communities. Our Mission to is Remember Our Fallen, Honor Their Families and to unite everyone to get respect back for law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Nationally recognized as a 501(c) (3) organization, The Fallen Officers mission is to Honor The Sacrifice of our fallen, to remember their families and to unite the community with law enforcement. We support our foundation by holding annual events such as our Blue Bowl Flag Football Tournaments, our concerts, The Blues For The Blue and Boots For Badges and our National Mission 2244 Gala.
For more information visit https://www.thefallenofficers.com/

Veterans Day – Happy Hour Fundraiser

Come celebrate our local Veterans and all those who have served. Meet & Greet the authors of “It Started with a Helmet” and get a signed copy.
Gulf Coast Veterans & Friends will be there to answer any questions about how they give back to veterans and their family.
Parts of Proceeds from bar sales will benefit the Gulf Coast Veterans and Friends. Donations will help fund GCV&F’s Saturday gatherings where local veterans meet for coffee, breakfast, camaraderie, and support.
Nov. 11th 2021 – 3pm to 6pm
2110 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34102
Ph: 239-529-2819
Learn more here.

Cantine Dei Wine Dinner – Tuscany’s Hidden Gem

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is one of the oldest and most prized wines in the heart of Tuscany. Its secret lies in the terroir, which gives it a unique, complex, elegant and balanced structure. Wine enthusiasts have the chance to experience these unique vintages at Dorona Steakhouse in Naples on October 19th at 6:30PM. Vito Candela, the US Ambassador of DEI Winery will walk the guests through this event while sharing insights about the wines from the historic property of Cantine DEI. This wine pairing event will include an autumn-inspired menu created by Corporate Chef Jason Goddard.
First Course
Whipped Ricotta Bruschetta, Squash Blossoms, Radishes, Pea Tendrils, White Balsamic
Wine: Dei Bianco di Martiena 2020
Second Course
Risotto di Acquerello, Pumpkin Butter, Langostines
Wine: Dei Rosso di Montepulciano 2019
Third Course
Te Mana Lamb Chop
Kaleidoscope of Black Truffle, Saffron, Peruvian Potato
Wine: Dei Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2017
Fourth Course
Smoked & Charred Brasstown New York Strip
Aligot Potatoes, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Sauce Roanne
Wine: Dei Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Bossona Riserva 2015
Pecan Pie, Vanilla Gelato, Spiced Rum Carmel
Cost: $125 per person (tax and gratuity will be added)
The event is in collaboration with The Wine Store of Naples. This partnership allows guests to purchase the vintages of this evening through the wine store.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling Dorona 239-529-2819.
2110 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34102
Ph: 239-529-2819
Web: https://doronanaples.com/
The Wine Store of Naples
1200 Central Ave #105, Naples, FL 34102
Ph: (239) 234-6625
Web: https://www.thewinestorenaples.com/

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