Tickets available for Tuesday’s ‘Catch the Vision’
Those who want to learn about what’s in store for Cape Coral on the development front can get a look ahead Tuesday at the eighth annual Catch the Vision event.
Gloria Tate said the event originally started in the 1990s before it trailed off with the market and was rebranded to Catch the Vision in 2010.
“In 2010 myself and Linda Biondi decided we had a story to tell and we got some other people together,” she said.
Catch the Vision started with a small crowd and a PowerPoint presentation. Fast forward eight years and it’s now a full production with four camera operators and five screens.
This year the event will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at Cape Christian Fellowship, 2110 Chiquita Blvd.
“It’s not boring. It goes really quick,” Tate said of the production that lasts for about an hour and 15 minutes. “It’s a lot of fun and it’s really informative. I encourage residents and the real estate community to attend.”
Those who purchase a $20 ticket will receive a resource guide full of the program’s information, as well as city information, a full city directory, maps, land use, zoning and parking, as well as council and legislative information.
“It’s a really handy guide that you can take home and keep as a reference all year round,” Tate said.
Tickets also include a sandwich, cookie, chips and a bottle of water.
The event has 14 sponsors, who will all have a table set up giving away door prizes. There are also 15 vendors for the trade show.
“People can walk through and meet everybody,” Tate said, adding that everyone either receives a goodie, business card, or experience.
A new vendor this year is Lee Health. They will provide a palm card that shares all of their services, what services are offered at each hospital.
The trade show will include such companies as pest control, furniture and air condition, as well as an attorney, mortgage company, home inspector and moving company.
“We try to get one of everybody. We don’t have room to have a huge trade show,” Tate said. “We want people to come and have an experience of seeing all the different vendors. The trade show vendors are different from the sponsors.”
Catch the Vision will touch upon what to expect in Cape Coral next year. Presenters will answer some of the common questions of who has broke ground and is moving dirt, as well as who is coming into Cape Coral next.
They will highlight a couple of companies and the projects that have been on the drawing board for the past several years and finally coming to life.
“We don’t do statistics. We are not going to tell you how many houses sold. This is really more informational of what is happening in your city. Who is coming in. What companies. What products and services are going to be offered in the coming year,” Tate said. “We are very excited this year about some of the opportunity coming to Cape Coral.”
Those interested in attending can visit www.catchthevisioncapecoral.com to purchase a ticket, or stop by Raso Realty at 4812 Cape Coral St.
“We can sell 700 tickets,” Tate said.
The profits from the event will benefit the Cape Coral Caring Center Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.
“Any profit we make goes directly to them for the holiday food drive for the families. The Cape Caring Center will have a table set up,” she said.