FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sept. 18, 2018 – Coordinated and sponsored by McGriff Insurance Services and BB&T Bank, the Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award event is coming soon and offering a new feature – online registration. Now in its 24th year, the program recognizes small business owners who have overcome adversity to achieve success.

The 24th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award ceremony will take place on Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, located at 5001 Coconut Road in Bonita Springs. Registration for the event is free, as always, but is only being offered online this year. To register, visit and search for the event by name or go directly via Click on the “register” button and then “view on map” to choose your seats and complete your registration.

The 2018 Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award is endorsed by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County Economic Development Office, Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida, City of Cape Coral Economic Development Office, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Southwestern State College, Florida Weekly, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Gulfshore Business, Hodges University, Lee County Economic Development Office/Horizon Council, Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Florida Business Today, Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber of Southwest Florida, The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.

About McGriff Insurance Services
McGriff Insurance Services, formerly BB&T Insurance Services, is a subsidiary of BB&T Insurance Holdings, Inc. Founded in 1922, it operates more than 200 offices through Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Texas and California and is the fifth largest insurance broker in the U.S. and internationally. Visit to learn more.