Bosses for Babies

How This Boss Makes an Impact for Children in Florida

Michael E. Dalby understands the importance of the ‘Workforce Behind the Workforce’ and the need to instill a family-friendly culture among all business leaders.

He has led the way in representing employers in many early childhood discussions – particularly via Future Ready Collier, a network of organizations, businesses, schools and community members working to ensure every child in their community is ready for kindergarten and prepared for an accomplished adulthood. Michael remains committed to connecting early childhood education advocates and employers in an effort to bridge the gap and build a more united and thriving community for every child. Moving forward, The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce works to be a voice of the economy, advocating for early childhood care structures that increase employee availability and retention.

'We cannot let crucial early childhood programs hang in the balance': Michael E. Dalby's guest opinion in the Naples Daily News (April 19th, 2022).


Michael E. Dalby was named President & CEO of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce in March of 2016. He also serves as President of the Leadership Collier Foundation and the Partnership for Collier’s Future Economy. Michael leads an 12-person staff serving some 1,400 members with business connections, public policy engagement, economic growth resources and leadership development.