Seminars to cover businesses built to last, disaster prep

Get in, get out and be safe. A pair of Above Board Chamber of Florida panel discussions will address the creation of enduring business models, exit strategies and disaster preparedness.

Michael Wynn, board chair and president of Sunshine Ace Hardware, will serve as master of ceremonies for the first seminar, leading a panel who will share wisdom on girding businesses for natural disasters. The panelists will be Brandie Packard Dickerson, vice president of Tri-Town Construction LLC; John Ingoglia, vice president of operations for Jarvis Property Restorations; and Dan Summers, director of the Collier County Bureau of Emergency Services. The luncheon meeting takes place Monday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N.

The next seminar, with experts on business models built to last and ways to cash out, will be Thursday, May 10 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Pelican Preserve Town Center on 10561 Veneto Drive in Fort Myers. Master of ceremonies Kristyn Wellesley, digital media and audience engagement expert for the Naples Daily News, will lead a discussion featuring Lynn Rasnake, tax manager for Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.; Joe Alter, owner of Sunbelt Business Brokers; and William Blevins, executive vice president of Encore.

Naples lunch registration

Register at AboveBoardChamber.com or call 239-910-7426. The cost on or before May 1 is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. After May 1, it’s $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Fort Myers lunch registration

Register at AboveBoardChamber.com or call 239-910-7426. The cost on or before May 4 is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. After May 4, it’s $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

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

The Naples meeting will be sponsored by Tri-Town Construction, Sunshine Ace Hardware and Jarvis Property Restorations. The Fort Myers meeting sponsors are Encore and Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. 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.