Lee County: Workplace Law - How to Stay out of Jail in 2017 


Thursday January 12, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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1901 Crystal Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33907

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Jeanne Sweeney 
Above Board Chamber of Florida 

We are ready for 2017! Are you?

Lee County has a NEW LOCATION. Please see map on the left for dirrections.


2017 is here and we are ready to make sure that you have the right  tools each month to run your business! So stay tune because we also have great topics to help you grow your business.

Join us at our January meeting in Lee County and come learn about the changes in employment law that can affect your business from a panel of experts that want to make sure your business is not breaking any laws in 2017. We all know that running a business is tricky enough without worrying about running afoul of new changes in the law. Our panel of experts is prepared to give you the real deal on workplace law, the consequences of non-compliance and how you can grow your business with confidence.

Sponsor by Tri-Town Construction, LLC and Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.

Markahm Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, PA


Please note we have a new location for our Lee County meeting. It will be at Ter-Tini address is above!

Meet our panelists:

 Christina Harris Schwinn, Partner at Pavese Law Firm . Primary practice areas include employment and business law. Previously, she served as a General Counsel for two large human resource outsourcing companies where she managed legal and legislative affairs and oversaw HR. Ms. Schwinn serves in numerous leadership roles.  To name a few: for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc. (“JA”) and SHRM SWFL, Inc.  Schwinn has a Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a Master of Laws in Employment Law from Atlanta’s John Marshall School of Law. Schwinn has received numerous awards, including the Michaeline A. Doyle Volunteer Leadership Award from the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations in 2001, Robert F. Krinock Outstanding Senior Award while in law school, JA’s 2014-2015 Over-the-Edge Achiever Award, and JA’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015-2016

 Sarah Relch, MHR, CIR, SHRM-SCP Human Resources Manager and Consultant  at  Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.  Sarah graduated from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and from Framingham State College in Framingham, MA with a Master’s Degree in Human Resources. Additionally, she holds a SHRM-SCP (Senior Professional in Human Resources) certification as awarded by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is a Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR) as designated by Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies (AIRS). Originally from Boston, her career in Human Resources spans 27 years in a variety of industries.  Sarah has experience with the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and DISC® Behavioral Profile and TriMetrix® which are valuable tools that can assist companies with candidate assessment, team building, and developing leadership skills. Sarah’s other areas of expertise include:  Employee Relations, Conflict Resolution, Performance Management, Employee Communications, Workplace Investigations, Employment Manuals, Effective Hiring, Policy & Procedure development, Employment Law & Compliance, Training, and Compensation & Benefits Design.  As an active member of the national and local chapters of SHRM, her goal is to help organizations maximize their human capital assets in order to be a leader in their field of business.

   Denise Perchall, Business Development Manager at AccessPoint Workmen Compensations Denise Perchall is the Business Development Manager for AccessPoint HR, a full service Professional Employer Organization that specializes in the outsourcing of:  Full Payroll Administration, Workers Compensation Insurance, Human Resources Management, Benefits Management, and Workplace Safety for many local businesses … while never forgetting the personal element that is fundamental to all business and employment relationships. She has been in the PEO Industry for 19 years, is well versed and offers a cost-effective alternative to local businesses in the aforementioned areas. Prior to the PEO life, she was in the automotive industry for 13 years handling bookkeeping, payroll, benefits, and office administration.  She also grew up in an entrepreneur household.   Denise Perchall knows business and she knows her business.  Each business owner and their business’ needs come first with Denise.  Make sure to contact her in regards to your business.  You can connect with her on Linked-In, Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram.

Emcee: Dave Elias, Chief Political Correspondent for WBBH NBC2 NBC 2 Investigator Dave Elias joined the investigative unit in August 2012. Dave brings more than two decades of experience to the team covering nearly every story imaginable in that time. Dave served as an investigator on the West Virginia Media I-Team. He joined a team of five reporters assigned to investigating stories and exposing alleged corruption in the mountain state for WTRF-TV, WOWK-TV, WBOY-TV, WVNS-TV all part of the network. In 2009 Dave gained national recognition for his reporting by uncovering details that lead to two Ohio Police Chiefs being arrested for plotting a break in at the home of the surrogate mother for famed actress Sarah Jessica Parker. National news agencies later relied on Dave's reporting throughout the later trial. During his tenure Dave has interviewed President Barack Obama in Ohio. Dave's aggressive style of reporting has taken him to Washington, D.C., and New York City for investigations.


More on our meeting sponsors

Tri-Town Construction is a locally owned by Marc Devisse They are an operated General Contractor specializing in remodeling, roofing, and painting of both commercial and residential properties.  Tri-Town is celebrating its ten year anniversary this year.  Tri-Town distinguishes itself among the many general contractors in the area with its environmentally conscious business practices and philanthropic support of local charitable organizations.  Please consider Tri-Town for all of your general construction needs.  Tri-Town is a proud member of the Above Board Chamber

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company is an innovative and continuously expanding CPA firm serving clients from the Fort Myers and Naples region. Since 1979, we have provided businesses and individuals from throughout Southwest Florida with a number of financial services such as accounting, tax, and advisory services. Our financial professionals are dedicated to anticipating and exceeding your financial needs. At Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, we offer a number of financial services that are tailored to meet your personal and professional needs. Contact our Fort Myers CPA firm today to begin a relationship with our committed yet professional services team. We are a full-service Certified Public Accountant and Consulting firm licensed in FL. We are proactive, experienced, and friendl

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Our Naples meeting on the same subject with different panelists will be on Monday, January 9th at the Hilton Naples from 11:30 to 1:00 Sponsored by Tri-Town Construction and Yale T. Freeman, P.A here is the link to RSVP  for that meeting http://tinyurl.com/gv6xuvl  RSVP's for the Naples meeting are due now! 

Special thanks to our 2017 yearly sponsors

CONRIC PR and Marketing

Fuller On-Line Solutions

E. Sue Huff and Associates

Pulse Technology Solutions, LLC

Spada Salon & Day Spa

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Charlie Mc Donald Photography

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