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Norman Love to speak at Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services’ annual “Big Event”

Norman Love, founder, owner and president of Norman Love Confections, will present at the upcoming Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services (N.A.P.L.E.S.) annual “Big Event,” to be held Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 5:30 p.m. at Shula’s Steak House at the Hilton Naples, located at 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. The event is open to the public and will feature a cocktail reception, three-course meal and a special presentation from Love, who will share his passion for innovation and excellence.

The N.A.P.L.E.S. “Big Event” raises awareness of N.A.P.L.E.S. group, a business-to-business networking organization, and provides its members with the opportunity to interact with other guests, clients and business professionals, while being inspired by a successful business story from an exceptional guest speaker. Individual tickets for the N.A.P.L.E.S. “Big Event” are available for $125, which include the opening reception and dinner. VIP tickets are also available for $200 and include a special VIP reception with Love, in addition to the opening reception and dinner. For more information, or to register for the event, visit

The N.A.P.L.E.S. organization is based in Southwest Florida, and many members are internationally recognized business leaders and experts within their fields of expertise. In addition to the annual community “Big Event,” members meet on the first and third Thursday each month for breakfast networking sessions which include guest speakers and time for alerting each other to business opportunities. For more information about N.A.P.L.E.S., visit

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers.  The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014.

Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples, and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love is next door to the Fort Myers salon, off Daniels Parkway east of I-75. Chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and Love’s book, “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love,” also can be ordered online at In addition, Norman Love Confections chocolates and desserts are offered on 18 Princess Cruises’ ships through the “Chocolate Journeys” partnership and at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit or call 239-561-7215.