Edison Awards

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Together with the Horizon Foundation, the City of Fort Myers, the Fort Myers CRA has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to support the Edison Universe. 

From 2020 through 2024 for a minimum of three seasons, the annual Edison Awards Ceremony and Innovation Showcase will be hosted at the Luminary Hotel and Convention Center in Fort Myers Downtown redevelopment area. The CRA will contribute $25,000 per year for three years, together with the same amount contributed by the City of Fort Myers. 

Since 1987, the Edison Awards™ have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders from around the globe. The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) and symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity and ingenuity.

The Edison Awards also help foster economic development at local restaurants, stores, and hotels, as well as promote education and innovation locally with a global outreach.

The Edison Awards is thrilled to bring the annual event to Fort Myers, Florida, April 21-23, 2021. The conference will begin Wednesday evening with an opening reception at the former winter home of Thomas Edison. Thursday will be a day of educational sessions and conference activities, culminating with the 2021 Best New Product Awards™ ceremony and gala in the evening. Enjoy a relaxing day on Friday with educational "field trips" in the Fort Myers area. 

To learn more and register visit: https://edisonawards.com/2021edisonawards.php

  1. Community Redevelopment Agency

    Physical Address
    1400 Jackson Street
    Fort Myers, FL 33901

    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Michele Hylton-Terry, Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Executive Director Rectangular Image
    Michele Hylton-Terry
    Executive Director
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    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Antoine Williams Fort Myers Community Redevelopment Agency Assistant Director Rectangular Image
    Antoine Williams
    Assistant Director
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    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Cheryl V. Thornton
    Fiscal Manager
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    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Aaron Tate
    Community Redevelopment Specialist
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    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Renee Turbeville
    Community Redevelopment Specialist
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    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Natalie S. Dunham
    Advertising & Promotions Manager
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    Phone: 239-321-7100

    Sheryl Rea
    Sr. Administrative Assistant
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    Phone: 239-321-7100