Thursday, August 8, 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: Team Dynamics and Growing Companies! 

When we say that a leader is leading a ‘large team’ of employees, that one leader actually leads a handful of subordinate leaders, who then lead other subordinate leaders. The key is having the right leaders on your team to grow your company. Find out how our August panelists mastered this and grew their companies at the same time!

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Meet our Emcee:

Emcee: Rachel Pierce, Morning Anchor at NBC2 News 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:

 Gary Aubuchon, President of Aubuchon Homes As a community, business and legislative trailblazer, Gary Aubuchon’s exceptional leadership skills have distinguished him in Southwest Florida. Starting a homebuilding company in his living room and developing it into the diversified and successful Aubuchon Team of Companies, Gary has earned such honors as Cape Coral Citizen of the Year, Lee County Humanitarian of the Year and the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. Graduates of the University of Michigan, Gary and his wife Andrea are the proud parents of three amazing daughters.

 Brian Rist, Executive Chairman/Founder, Storm Smart. Opened in 1996, Storm Smart has grown to become the largest manufacturer of storm protection products in the United States, serving over 80,000 customers. Due to this success, Brian has become well known as an expert in the field of storm protection, often being called upon to lend his expertise to the media, organizations, businesses, and others. On the personal side, Brian is widely known as a true community leader, giving both time and money to the community he has called home for nearly three decades. Brian is a member of the Above Board Chamber. 

 David Mulicka, President of HONC Destruction & HONC Recycling We are the leading Demolition Contractor in Southwest Florida, we provide construction dumpster rental services, andwe own a 6 acre construction and demolition debris recycling facility. We are open to the public and commercial haulers as an approved Lee County Recycle Ordinance qualified facility

Tree Tietsort, President/Owner of LCM Engineering, PLLC has played an important role in our community for more than 25 years. LCM has provided services for many projects ranging from multilevel, multi-building condominiums, commercial and residential projects to churches, schools, marina and hotels. LCM provides structural engineering services for new construction and inspection, ELSS, evaluation repair, and renovation services for existing structures. LCM has extensive experience analyzing storm damaged building and components and formulating safe, code compliant repairs in a time sensitive manner. LCM’s focus is on personal client service, integrity, commitment to excellence, quality, and successful completion of every project. Tree is a member of the Above Board Chamber

Featured Non-Profit Jennifer I. Nelson with Uncommon Friends Foundation

  We are having a dress collection for Pace Center for Girls Lee County. Please bring your slightly used dresses to donate to this wonderful organization to our meeting!



Register here for our Lee County meeting!Our Naples meeting on the same subject will be held at the Hilton Naples on Monday, August 12th. Here is a link for more information so you can join us!  https://tinyurl.com/y25b5h4d


Also, don't forget to sign up for our August Workshop 

Lake Michigan Credit Union

3003 Tamiami Trail North  Naples, Florida

3:30 to 5:30

The 5 Steps for Winning Sales Cycle and Building Relationships that can Build Your Network! 



  • The 5 Steps to Winning the Sales Cycle!
  • How to Quit Networking!
  • How to start Building Relationships to build your Network

Meet our Facilitator:

Susan Armstrong Ryan, Owner of Creative Business Coaches Sue Ryan knows you are committed to excellence in yourself and those around you. She founded Creative Business Coaches to guide you to becoming your greatest, so you achieve the results you know you want. Through individual coaching, speaking, and training, Sue brings more than thirty-years’ experience in business operation software sales, across industries, guiding everyone from solopreneurs to Fortune 100 companies to achieve consistent, record-setting performance they feel great about. As a member of the International Coaching Federation and certified John Mattone Executive Master Coach and Trainer, Sue is committed to being her greatest! Sue serves on several non-profit boards and is the world’s luckiest Nana to five grandchildren.  Susan is a member of the Above  Board Chamber and works hard as our head Ambassador at our Naples meetings each month to take care of our members and Future members.

Our Workshops are in addition to our monthly meetings that we have each month and will be a continues education on topics from our past monthly meetings that will benefit both our members and future members.

Please RSVP below if you are interested in attending here https://tinyurl.com/y4o49opv or or visit our website at www.aboveboardchamber.com . For additonal information please call our Founder and CEO Jeanne Sweeney at 239-910-7426 


Thank you to our 2019 Annual Sponsors 

CONRIC PR & Marketing 

Tri-Town Construction, LLC

Conditioned Air

WGCU Public Media

Spada Salon & Day Spa 

Creative Business Coaches

Your Walking Billboard, LLC 

Charlie McDonald Photography

Lady In Pink Photography

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