Friday, August 13, 2010

Mac McConnell is Featured Speaker at Christian Chamber of SW Florida

(Fort Myers, Fla. – August 12, 2010,) – The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida. …and Beyond! welcomes Mac McConnell as the featured speaker for August. McConnell will speak about what it took to stay in business during difficult economic times at both the Lee and Collier Division Networking Luncheons next week. Members pay just $11 and non-members/guests pay only $15, and includes a boxed lunch, networking opportunities and more. RSVPs are requested by calling the Christian Chamber at 239-481-1411 or prepaying online at no later than Monday, August 16, 2010.

The Lee Division of the Christian Chamber meets on Tuesday, August 17 from 11am to 1pm at First Church of the Nazarene, 13545 American Colony Boulevard in Fort Myers.

The Collier Division of the Christian Chamber meets on Wednesday, August 18 from 11am to 1pm at North Naples United Methodist Church, located at 6000 Goodlette Frank Road in Naples.

Mac McConnell may best be known as narrator of the Emmy Award winning Ft. Lauderdale Christmas Pageant for more than 20 years, but once he had a real job. McConnell left the professional world of Chrysler Corporation in 1974 and opened the Artful Framer Gallery. Over time, he expanded to three art galleries and one custom framing store, but nearly lost it all during difficult economic times. Refusing bankruptcy, McConnell took a side job for four years to keep his business open and pay off a sizable debt. Surprising to some, the Artful Framer Gallery won the Miami Herald's Small Business of the Year and was featured in Inc. Magazine. In 1995, McConnell sold Artful Framer Gallery and began One Way Productions, spreading the Good News dramatically with over 500 one-man dramatic performances in 30 states and seven countries. They now feature an award winning historical novel series based on his dramas.

The Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida, Inc. … and Beyond! is like any other business Chamber – while they believe that the precepts and principles of God can be integrated into every aspect of ones life, including business and career. Learn more about membership benefits by visiting their website at or call 239-481-1411 for details or to attend the Lee or Collier Division luncheons.

About the Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida… and Beyond!
The goal of the Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida… and Beyond! is to inform, educate and motivate Christian business people to be better at what they do, growing their businesses so God can bless their efforts, allowing those businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals more opportunity to be generous with their time, talents and resources to benefit the Kingdom of God. The Christian Chamber can be reached by phone at 239-481-1411, by email at or online at

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