Seed & Bean Market, Florida’s First Cannabis Café and CBD Marketplace, is excited to announce that we have been nominated for 2021 Industry Appreciation Awards’ Startup of the Year Award.

This award is presented to a company founded in Lee County in the last 3-5 years that has demonstrated continued financial and staffing growth while leading and overcoming challenges.

Since our startup in April 2019, Seed & Bean Market has had a significant economic impact on many industries and continues to grow employment opportunities with plans for expansion currently underway in SWFL! Seed & Bean Market, industry innovator and pioneer, continues to overcome challenges of COVID and never stopped serving our local community with the highest standard of safety.

“For more than 25 years, the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and Lee County Economic Development Office have held the Industry Appreciation Awards to celebrate the Lee County business community and recognize outstanding local businesses that have positively influenced Southwest Florida.”

What is the Horizon Council?

The Horizon Council is a public-private board established in 1991 to advise the Lee County Board of Commissioners on economic development issues. The Council has up to 80 members representing cities; chambers of commerce; economic development and trade organizations; community, business, and education organizations; along with various officers and at-large members.

The Horizon Council is the voice of business in Lee County. The Council’s mission is to improve Lee County’s business environment, retain and encourage the expansion of existing businesses, and attract new and diversified employers. It is the only public-private partnership of Lee County Government and business leaders.

What is the Horizon Foundation?

The Horizon Foundation, a charitable 501(c)3 organization, was established to provide a funding vehicle for businesses to invest in the long-term economic development and vitality of Lee County.
The Foundation raises private sector money to support the efforts of the Lee County’s Economic Development Office and the Horizon Council in order to improve the area’s business climate.