Experts explain how to make leadership habit forming

January 31, 2020 CONRIC PR
Effective leadership is a goal of any business striving to be successful. How to reach that rarified air will be covered during the “Seven habits of highly effective people based on leadership” program during the February luncheons of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

The Naples event is Monday, Feb. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North. The Fort Myers meeting is set for Thursday, Feb. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, 13051 Bell Tower Dr. The cost for the Naples luncheon is $30 for members ($35 after Jan. 28) and $38 for future members ($40 after Jan. 28). The cost for Fort Myers luncheon is $30 for members ($35 after Feb. 7) and $38 for future members ($40 after Feb. 7).

Joining emcee Sue Huff, of E. Sue Huff and Associates, for the discussion on effective leadership in Naples, will be panelists.

Lou Traina: He is Vice President of Philanthropy for Healthcare Network.

Stephanie Spell: She is Chief at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office and heads the CCSO Community Engagement Department.

Lois Bolin: She is with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Park Shore/Ritz.

Guy Blanchette: He is corporate development executive and Venture CEO.

Joining emcee John D. Meyer, president of Hodges University, for the informative discussion in Fort Myers will be panelists:

Kevin Ruane: He is president and chief executive officer of Quest Resources – a division of Castleton Capital. Ruane also is mayor of the city of Sanibel.

Christina Harris Schwinn, Esq.: She is a partner and experienced employment and real estate attorney with the Pavese Law Firm.

Connie Ramos-Williams: She is founder, president and chief marketing officer for CONRIC PR & Marketing.

Dr. Todd Katz: He is dean of the Johnson School of Business at Hodges University.

The Naples meeting is sponsored by Olga Placeres, President and CFO Preferred Travel of Naples and Susan Ryan, founder and CEO at Creative Business Coaches, while the Fort Myers meeting is sponsored by Ruane and Schwinn.

Yearly sponsors for the 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.

Register for either meeting at or call 239-910-7426.

The Above Board Chamber of Florida is dedicated to bringing people of all faiths together within the community, in the workplace and amongst one another. Their mission is to supply members with tools that allow them to take every aspect of their lives Above Board. For more information on the event or on how to become a member of the chamber, call CEO Jeanne Sweeney at 239-910-7426 or visit

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