Press Release


FlourishNow to Host Children’s Business Fairs in Fort Myers, Naples

Encouraging the Young Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Today

February 13th, 2017

Work2Win Southwest Florida

Naples, FL— FlourishNow, a national non-profit organization based in Naples, seeking to rebuild work, marriage, and the family through local partnerships, announced today it will be teaming up with the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) to expand its annual Children’s Business Fairs to two locations in 2017.

So far this year, more than 125 budding young business owners and entrepreneurs have registered to sell their creations at the two Children’s Business Fairs.

Fort Myers Children’s Business Fair
WHO: Young entrepreneurs ages of 6-17 who wants to sell their goods or services
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
WHERE: Alliance for the Arts
10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33919

Naples Children’s Business Fair
WHO: Young entrepreneurs ages of 6-17 who wants to sell their goods or services
WHEN: Saturday, Mar. 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Mercato
9132 Strada Pl., Naples, FL 34108

“Our goal is to show kids there is dignity through meaningful work, creativity, and business. Ultimately, we want these children to become self-sufficient and successful adults who give back and are excited about earning their own income,” said Andrew Brown, Executive Vice President, FlourishNow.

“FlourishNow has been making an incredible positive impact in our community and we are excited to team up with them for such an awesome event. It is our hope that fairs like this will teach children at an early age the value of hard work,” said Tarren Bragdon, President and CEO, FGA.

All events are opened to the press. If you would like an interview before, during, or after each event, please contact Kristina Ribali at or (202) 674-3977.

NOTE: To register a child for the Fort Myers Children’s Business Fair, click here. Due to the overwhelmingly positive response, the Naples Children’s Business Fair has reached capacity and is not accepting more registrations at this time.

FlourishNow aims to overcome poverty and strengthen families through meaningful work and relationships by equipping a vital, yet underutilized community resource – volunteers and the local church. FlourishNow leverages believers, faith-based organizations, and proven best practices to restore marriages, families and entire communities.

The Foundation for Government Accountability is a non-profit, multi-state think tank that specializes in health care and welfare policy.

Click here for more information on FlourishNow or FGA.