Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
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Crowne Plaza 
13051 Bell Tower Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907

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Jeanne M Sweeney 
Above Board Chamber of Florida 

Lee County:The Keys to growing your Business - Wed -Dec 12th at the Crowne Plaza Bell Tower in Ft. Myers

Learning how to grow your business isn’t just a worthy goal; growing your business is often a necessity for your business’s survival and your economic well-being. Come meet our amazing panelists and learn how they built some of the best businesses in SWFL! (Lee County: Please note that it is a day earlier!)

Meet our emcee

 Rachel Pierce, is the co-anchor of NBC2 News Today.She is an Emmy nominated journalist and currently sits on the board of the Naples Press Club. Prior to joining NBC2 in 2014, Rachel sat behind the anchor desk in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Omaha, Nebraska and Des Moines, Iowa. She also worked with the number one station in Oklahoma City, and the BBC in Washington, D.C. Rachel is also part of the NBC2 investigative team. Several of her exclusive stories and interviews, ranging from sex trafficking to human interest pieces have garnered national attention.

Meet our panelists

 Sandra Stilwell Youngquist is CEO and owner of Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group, owning 6 restaurants, an Inn and Shopping Centers based out of Captiva Island. She has been self Employed since 17 years old. She is President of SWFL Children’s Charities (SWFL Wine Fest), on the Board of directors of Hope Healthcare, Junior Achievement, Past President of Pace Center for Girls, Board of Trustees of Hodges University, Advisory Editorial Board of Gulfshore Life Magazine, Advisory Board of FGCU Resort and Hospitality School and on the Healthy Lee Advisory Board, a long-range planning group.

Samira Beckwith, CEO, and President of Hope HealthcareDr. Samira K. Beckwith has served as president and CEO of Hope Healthcare in Southwest Florida for nearly 30 years. With her leadership, Hope grew from a hospice caring for 100 patients a day, to a care continuum serving more than 4,000 individuals each day. Beckwith was appointed to The White House Conference on Aging, took part in a U.S. Senate Special Committee and received appointments by Governors Rick Scott and Jeb Bush. Samira is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

 Luis E. Insignares, P.A. Attorneys At Law.Board Certified Marital and Family Trial Lawyer. Author and speakers "Evolution of the Law of Visitation Rights of Same-Sex Partners: Selected Jurisdictions," The Florida Bar Commentator, Fall 2007;"Disproving the Gift Presumption Regarding Personal Property Cases," Florida Bar Commentator, December 2008 to name a few. Luis is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

 Tree Tietsort, Vice President of LCM EngineeringLCM Engineering has played an important role in our community for more than 25 years. We provide services for many projects ranging from multi-level, multi-building, condominium projects to churches, schools, marinas and hotels. Lewis Midlam, PE, SI, SECB, President is a Special Inspector also known as a Threshold Inspector. An SI is someone you need if you are having structural repairs done on a building more than three stories or 50 feet tall. We also have teamed up with an excellent licensed drone pilot company to offer drone capabilities. Drone surveying saves our clients money and it is an amazing way to market your property! Check us out for more information. Tree is a member of the Above board Chamber of Florida.


More about our sponsors!

 Tree Tietsort, Vice President of LCM Engineering.LCM provides Structural Engineering for a broad range of buildings and structures. Our experience and expertise extends from small structures to retail, housing, industrial, commercial facilities, communications towers and high rise buildings. Check us out for more information. http://www.lcm.com

Brandie Packard Dickerson, Vice President of Tri-Town Construction, LLC is committed to providing Southwest Florida with exceptional construction services while being environmentally conscious. By creating relationships with our customers, vendors, employees, subcontractors and above all our community Tri-Town has established its reputation as a respectful, honest and innovative builder throughout Southwest Florida.http://www.tri-townconstruction.com/



Sizzle SWFL Restaurant Week! Check out the link below and take yourfamily and friends to some of SWFL "Best Restaurants" at an affordableprice! The link will have choices of restaurants all over SWFL!Http://www.swflrestaurantweek.com

Plus some of our Businesses open house/ribbon cutting and Holiday parties

In Lee County

You are invited!

Open house Holiday Party and Ribbon cutting hosted by

Touch Salon & Spa - Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio

Wednesday, December 5th, 2018] from 6 PM to 8PM (239) 454-9933

15345 S. Tamiami Trial, Ste 13, Fort Myers, Fl 33908

Bring your friends for a fun evening out and enjoy drinks, snacks, and great giveaways!

Our entire team is looking forward to meeting you!


In Naples 

The Orchidia Medical Group welcomes you to celebrate

 The Holiday Season with us

December 5, 2018 from 5 to 7

Tour their medical office and meet Dr. Cuberos, Dr. Young Ortiz, Dr. Lannone and the Orchidia team while enjoying the refreshment, see a live demonstration and learn about your favorite procedures performed at our medical office.

Attendees will receive a beautiful gift bags, (the special event only pricing) and will be entered into our raffle to win our amazing prizes! RSVP to 239-333-8809 today!


Our Naples December meeting below!

Our Naples meeting on the same topic with top experts on "The Keys to Growing your Business in this Monday, December 10th at the Hilton from 11:30 to 1:00. Here is the link to their information https://tinyurl.com/yc6vwvud or go to www.aboveboardchamber.com Questions? Call 239-910-7426


The Above Board Chamber wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, A Happy Hanukkah and a magical Holiday Season fillied with wonderful memoires that will filled your heart for a lifetime! The Above Board Chamber of Florida would also like to thank all our members and friends for supporting us all these years and wish all of you a Blessed New Years as we work together to make 2019 the best year yet!

Special thanks to our 2018 yearly sponsors

CONRIC PR and Marketing

Spada Salon & Day Spa

Your Walking Billboard

Pulse Technology Solutions, LLC

Charlie McDonald Photography

Lady in Pink Photography

Signarama North Ft, Myers

We are now working on our 2019 Annual sponsors please call the Above Board Chamber for more details at 239-910-7426
If we don't see you at our November meetings we wilsh you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
See you in 2019! Lots of Blessings and hugs!
Jeanne Sweeney