Thursday, August 12, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops 
13051 Bell Tower Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907

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Jeanne M Sweeney 
Above Board Chamber of Florida 

Last chance to RSVP for this week's Lee County

"Identity/Cyber Crime" How to Protect Your Interests! 

In today's fast track, we sometimes miss the opportunities criminals take to commit identity and cybercrime. Our August panel is filled with experts in many areas to show you how to avoid, look for and seek help if you become a victim. Join us and learn how best to be proactive to secure your life and your business. Join us in Lee County, and meet five top professional who are ready to answer your questions, and share their knowledge on how to protect you, and your business, from these type of crimes and what you need to do if you are a victim! Social distance seating will be observed.


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Thank you to our Sponsors:

  John J. Green DO PA,  President at John J. Green DO, PA  John practices medicine in Fort Myers.  He has a B.S.. in Engineering Physics/Applied Physics, a D.O., Osteropathic Medicine/Osteopathy and obtained his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School. John is married to Elaine Green, RN who is also a member a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

Our Sponsors:

Steven G. Niehaus, MBA, CBI, CM & AP Certified Business Intermediary Edison Business Advisors.
 is member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida. Steve Niehaus has more than 30 years of leadership experience in a cross-section of industries.  His proven success in developing effective strategies and his skills as a business intermediary result in a positive experience for business buyers and sellers. 
Prior to being trained, licensed, and awarded his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation from the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and his Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Professional (CM&AP) designation from M&A Source,  Steve is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.


 Our Emcee: Dave Elias, Chief Political Correspondent & Investigative Reporter for NBC 2 News since 2012. When I am not tracking down Florida political stories or conducting one on one with the governor; I am still investigating stories that affect Southwest Florida.  Dave’s aggressive style of reporting has taken him to Washington, D.C., and New York City for investigations. An extraordinarily strong point of mine is covering breaking news as it happens and how it affects our viewers at NBC -2.

Our Panelists:

Carrie Kerskie, CEO at the Kerskie Group, LLC Carrie is a highly sought-after national speaker, author, and consultant on identity theft, fraud and cybersecurity. She is the author of two books, Your Public Identity; Because Nothing is Private Anymore and Protect Your Identity. Carrie’s the host of Privacy Mentor Podcast. As a media favorite, she’s been featured in numerous publications such as Consumer Reports, KrebsOnSecurity.com, and MarketWatch. She appears regularly on NBC, ABC, and FOX. Carrie iis a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.  https://kerskie.com/


 Mark Nieds is Chair of Henderson Franklin’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. Drawing on two decades of experience, he represents clients in the acquisition and protection of copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Mark also advises clients on privacy and data security, providing strategies to manage risk and ensure legal compliance with the gathering and use of personal information. Mark may be reached at mark.nieds@henlaw.com or by phone at 239.344.1153.


Rachel Busch, Cigent Technology, Inc Rachel is a certified economic developer with experience in both the public and private sectors. For over 15 years, Rachel has worked in business development, real estate, marketing & technology. She is the Director of Sales for Cigent for Networks™, an advanced, affordable, network monitoring cybersecurity solution that stops cyberattacks before they start.   www.cigent.com


James RItter, CEO at Pulse Business Solutions,  Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), IT Service Management, Team Building, IT Strategy, Cyber Security, and Management. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management from Humboldt University of Berlin (Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin). https://www.pulse.tech/business-it-management/ 


Janet Moore joined BKS-Partners as a Risk Consultant in 2019 through the firm’s acquisition of Lykes Insurance. She has worked as a commercial insurance agent for more than 30 years. When she moved to Southwest Florida, she began to specialize in professional liability insurance, including medical malpractice. Working as a partner with business owners and medical practice administrators has allowed her to identify risk exposures, discuss risk management and loss control practices, and then secure insurance options for the design and ongoing management of insurance programs for her clients. Along with a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University, she has received Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter and Certified Insurance Counselor designations. Janet is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.  janet.moore@bks-partners.com

Register Now!For more information on the Above Board Chamber of Florida

Go to www.aboveboardchamber.com  call 239-910-7426

Our Naples meeting is this coming Monday August 9th on the same subject. You can go to www.aboveboardchamber.com to sign up for either meeting or to get the discount on our

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