About our founder

Jeanne Sweeney

Our founder, Jeanne Sweeney, enjoyed a lengthy career in nonprofits and compassionate business leadership. She set out in 2011 to establish a positive venue for business owners and their employees to grow and learn, where nonprofits can connect with the business sector and local experts can showcase their talents to the community. Born out of her passion for people, the Above Board Chamber of Florida has become that place. 


When not orchestrating the Above Board Chamber’s robust schedule of events, Jeanne can be found supporting local nonprofits, spending time with family or traveling the world.
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Jeanne Sweeney

Our founder, Jeanne Sweeney, enjoyed a lengthy career in nonprofits and compassionate business leadership. She set out in 2011 to establish a positive venue for business owners and their employees to grow and learn, where nonprofits can connect with the business sector and local experts can showcase their talents to the community. Born out of her passion for people, the Above Board Chamber of Florida has become that place. 


When not orchestrating the Above Board Chamber’s robust schedule of events, Jeanne can be found supporting local nonprofits, spending time with family or traveling the world.

Accomplishments

  • 2019 Selected as one of the Cape Coral Community Foundation’s 2019 Southwest Florida 50 Inspirational and Influential Faith Leaders
  • 2018 Finalist, Gulfshore Business Best of Business Awards (small business category)
  • 2018 Winner, Charity of Change’s Humanity Hero award
  • 2017 Finalist, The News-Press Trailblazer of the Year
  • 2017 Winner, Cape Coral Community Foundation’s Michel Doherty Impact Award
  • 2017 Finalist, Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Distinguished Entrepreneur of the year
  • 2017 Finalist, Gulfshore Business Best of Business Awards (small business category)
  • 2017 Winner, Four-Way Test Award from the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South
  • 2017 Winner, Tri-Town Classic Charitable Award for Most Charitable Small Business
  • 2012-2013 Winner, Naples Daily News Southwest Florida Choice Award for Professional Organizations
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Accomplishments

  • 2019 Selected as one of the Cape Coral Community Foundation’s 2019 Southwest Florida 50 Inspirational and Influential Faith Leaders
  • 2018 Finalist, Gulfshore Business Best of Business Awards (small business category)
  • 2018 Winner, Charity of Change’s Humanity Hero award
  • 2017 Finalist, The News-Press Trailblazer of the Year
  • 2017 Winner, Cape Coral Community Foundation’s Michel Doherty Impact Award
  • 2017 Finalist, Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Distinguished Entrepreneur of the year
  • 2017 Finalist, Gulfshore Business Best of Business Awards (small business category)
  • 2017 Winner, Four-Way Test Award from the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South
  • 2017 Winner, Tri-Town Classic Charitable Award for Most Charitable Small Business
  • 2012-2013 Winner, Naples Daily News Southwest Florida Choice Award for Professional Organizations
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