Thursday, May 16, 2019 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 

Lee County: Leadership and Development Strategies May 16th This meeting was one of our best meetings in Naples this past Monday and it will also be the same in Lee County. Check below and see why you do not want to miss it!

Leadership development expands the capacity of individuals to perform in leadership roles within organizations. Leadership roles are also those that facilitate execution of a company’s strategy through building alignment, winning mindshare and growing the capabilities of others. Join us on May 16th and learn from some of the best how their "Leadership and Development Strategies" grew their business and people!

This meeting is being sponsored by Guy Clarke and Rafael J. Feliciano of Sizzle SWFL Restaurant Week and Kris Weber from Jarvis Property Restoration

Meet our emcee:

  Lois Thome Anchor WINK News Lois Thome co-anchors "WINK News at 5, 6 and 7". Lois joined WINK-TV in 1992 and since then has garnered many awards and recognitions including: The Best News Anchor in Southwest Florida, was named a Woman in History from the American Business Women's Association, Humanitarian of the Year by Catholic Charities and was voted one of the top Women of the Year by Gulf Shore Life Magazine. Lois is very involved in her community. For 20 years she has volunteered as a committee member for the Southwest Florida Reading Festival, is a board member for the Harry Chapin Food Bank and volunteers in area schools.

Meet some of our panelist:

  Mayor Kevin Ruane, City of Sanibel. Mayor Ruane was appointed to the Sanibel City Council to serve an interim position for a vacant seat in February 2007.  In May 2007, he ran for a permanent position on Sanibel City Council.  He was re-elected in March 2009, 2013 and 2017. He was Vice Mayor 2009/2010.  He currently serving his 10th consecutive term as Mayor. Mayor Ruane is currently running for District One Lee County Commissioner in 2020.

 Sarah Owen, President & CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, leads a passionate and diverse team dedicated to driving regional change for the common good in Southwest Florida. The Foundation is committed to engaging the community in conversations and action that creates sustainable positive change and provides the funding to make those changes a reality. In October of this past year the Foundation opened Collaboratory in the newly renovated historic ACL train depot in downtown Fort Myers. It is a space designed for people to come together on opportunities to improve the quality of life in the region for everyone who lives, works, plays and learns here.

 Dr. John Meyer is the fifth president of Hodges University. He has over 20 years of public and private education experience, and his business expertise includes managerial consulting, owning and operating private automotive ventures, and conducting corporate trainings. Dr. Meyer graduated with his DBA in management from Argosy University, an MBA from Hodges University and a B.S. in accounting from Hodges University.

RSVP here Lee County meeting 

Afterhours Alert Invitation for All!


RSVP Under This Event!

You are invited to Gulf Coast International Properties New office located 

2425 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 102 Naples FL 

Bigham  Galleria Building

Tuesday, May 14th from 5 to 7:30

Come enjoy GCIP elegant new office and meet our hosts who will be graciously displays delicious Hors d'oeuvres and drinks in a relaxing asphere all while enjoying old friends and meeting some new ones!

To RSVP to Gulf Coast International Properties New office after hours please go to  https://tinyurl.com/y2rpol68


New Business Ribbon Cutting!
Back in Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy
Open House and Ribbon Cutting
Thursday, May 30th
5:00 to 7:00
You are invited as our guest to Back in Motion Sport & Spine Physical Therapy beautiful new office and ribbon cutting. They are SWFL's Leading physical therapy clinic for orthopedic, sport, and spine injuries. Unlike other forms of treatment, they fix the cause of your injury rather than just your symptoms with our proven technique called the Gray Method TM.
Meet our hosts and enjoy delicious Hors d'oeuvres, and drinks, all while enjoying the company of old friends and meeting new ones! This invitation is for members and non-members of the Above Board Chamber of Florida!
9724 Commerce Center CT, Fort Myers, Florida 33908
Door prizes will be awarded to some of our guests!
Please RSVP so that we will be prepared to
welcome you!

Please call 239-223-0484 to RSVP


Thank you to our 2019 Annual Sponsors 

CONRIC PR & Marketing 

 Tri-Town Construction, LLC

Conditioned Air

  Spada Salon & Day Spa  

Creative Business Coaches

                               Your Walking Billboard                                

 Charlie McDonald Photography

 Lady in Pink Photography