Above Board Chamber to convene panels on podcasts, webinars and trade jobs

August 21, 2020 CONRIC PR

The Above Board Chamber of Florida will once again present a strong lineup of webinars in September that will provide useful information for local business leaders. The first September webinar will focus on the significance of podcasts and webinars in today’s world and how to build an audience, while the second webinar will focus on trade jobs in Southwest Florida.

The Zoom webinar, “Bringing Life to Webinars/Podcasts and Create an Audience!” will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, followed by the Zoom webinar “Respecting the Trades” from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

Podcasts and webinars have become extremely popular forms of media, especially in light of the current COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings. Knowing the difference between these formats and how they function is important for individuals and organizations to benefit from them. Attendees at the Sept. 3 webinar will hear from some of Southwest Florida’s experts in these emerging media fields and discover how these platforms function. The panel will also discuss how to build audiences for podcasts and webinars.

The expert panel will include:

Jennifer Trammell, Director, NextGen speaking series;

Connie Ramos-Williams, Chief Marketing Officer and President, CONRIC PR & Marketing and host of the SWFL Strong podcast;

Cory O’Donnell, Co-Owner/Co-Host of the Florida Freakshow podcast; and

Erica Queenie Castner, Founder, Castner Consulting and host of Love the Work You Do podcast.

The emcee will be Jeanne Sweeney, CEO/founder of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

Here in Southwest Florida, trade industries are vital to keeping our economy thriving. From plumbers to electricians, tradespeople are in high demand across the region. Experts from across the region will reveal more about these highly skilled jobs and discuss their importance to our local economy in the Sept. 10 webinar.

The expert panel will include:

Tim Dupre, CEO of Conditioned Air;Todd Everly, Academy Director at Southwest Florida Public Service Academy;
Dorin Oxender, Director of iTech Immokalee Technical College; and

Yolanda Flores, Administrative Director Post-Secondary, Adult and Community Education at Lorenzo Walker Technical Institute.

The meeting sponsor is Conditioned Air.

Jeanne Sweeney will emcee this webinar.

The registration fee for each webinar is $10. To register, visit  AboveBoardChamber.com or use the links below:

September 3 webinar – “Bringing Life to Webinar/Podcasts and Create an Audience”


  September 10 webinar – “Respecting the Trades”


Everyone who signs up will receive a copy of the event program once it is completed.

Yearly sponsors for Above Board Chamber of Florida are Tri-Town Construction LLC, Conditioned Air, CONRIC PR & Marketing, WGCU Public Media, Gulf Coast International Properties, Naples Floral Design, Spada Salon and Day Spa, Your Walking Billboard LLC, Charlie McDonald Photography, Lady in Pink Photography LLC, Signarama North Fort Myers and Creative Business Coaches.

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