Luncheons to cover employee development, exit strategy planning

June 28, 2018 CONRIC PR

Building a successful business means creating a strong team of professionals and planning for the day when you will no longer be a part of that team. Both subjects will be topics at July’s Above Board Chamber of Florida luncheon meetings.

On Thursday, July 12, luncheon attendees in Fort Myers will hear from an expert panel on strategies for dealing with an evolving and diverse workforce, including recruitment and training ideas for employee retention. Attendees should come prepared to learn valuable techniques for identifying, evaluating and hiring quality employees.

Panelists include Angela J. Pruitt, Chief Human Resources Officer for the School District of Lee County; Robin Larkin, principal at Performance Management Associates in Naples; Denise Perchall, PEO Business Development Manager for AccessPoint in Bonita Springs; and Lori Burke, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Director of Human Resources at Sunshine Ace Hardware. Hollinger Jobs President & CEO John Huttner will serve as master of ceremonies.

On Monday, July 23, Naples luncheon attendees will learn why all good business planning documents outline a clear exit strategy from day one. Panelists for this luncheon include Theo Etzel, Chairman of the Board at Conditioned Air; Karen Williams Mosteller, partner at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.; and Susan K. Moyer, President/Owner at Cadeau & Company Inc. in Estero. Kristyn Wellesley, digital media and audience engagement expert at the Naples Daily News, will be the master of ceremonies with Ursula Pfahl, Vice President of Business Development at Bigham Jewelers, as the coordinator of the luncheon’s itinerary.

Fort Myers lunch registration

The Fort Myers luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at their new location: the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower on 13051 Bell Tower Drive. Register at or call 239-910-7426. The cost on or before July 5 is $29 for members and $34 for non-members. After July 5, it’s $32 for members and $38 for non-members.

Naples lunch registration

The Naples luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail. Register at or call 239-910-7426. The cost on or before July 16 is $29 for members and $34 for non-members. After July 16, it’s $32 for members and $38 for non-members.

Non-members are encouraged to attend two meetings and consider joining. To become a member, call CEO Jeanne Sweeney at 239-910-7426.

The Fort Myers meeting is sponsored by Hollinger Jobs and Tri-Town Construction LLC. The Naples meeting is sponsored by Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. and Encore, part of Lake Michigan Credit Union of Florida.

Special thanks to 2018 yearly sponsors CONRIC PR & Marketing, Pulse Technology Solutions LLC, Spada Salon & Day Spa, Your Walking Billboard, Charlie McDonald Photography, Lady in Pink Photography and Signarama North Fort Myers.

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 Above Board Chamber, call CEO Jeanne Sweeney at 239-910-7426 or visit

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