The Above Board Chamber of Florida Presents
“Naples: The Art of Networking and Personal Relationships!”
Networking is 9 to 5; relationships are forever. Our December meetings will discuss the differences. People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Networking is one and done. It’s where you shake someone’s hand and give them a business card. Where does that leave you? With a stack of business cards on your desk. A relationship, on the other hand, touches your heart and creates an everlasting partnership. Our December panel will share with you how to develope business partnerships!
Meet our Sponsors
Sue Ryan, Founder of Sue Ryan Solutions. For more than thirty years, Sue has been guiding individuals to become their greatest leading themselves and others. Offerings as a speaker/storyteller, coach, educator, and author, teach you to harness your greatest asset for peak performance – YOU. You’ll understand yourself in a meaningful way so you have clarity on what you want – and why – while eliminating what’s held you back in the past. With a clear path to intentionally navigate changes in your life, they’ll happen for – not to – you. You’ll feel great about yourself and satisfied with your achievements. Member and Annual Sponsors.
Amy Manley, is a Financial Advisor, CFP®, CLTC® with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. She grew up on a farm in Upstate NY. She is a director of the Cornell Alumni Associate of SWFL, a Deacon and on the Finance Committee of First Presbyterian Church, active with the Above Board Chamber, the ABWA Neapolitan Chapter, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Big Cypress Chapter, currently Newsletter Editor and Librarian. She enjoys ballroom dancing and active vacations. Amy is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.
Matt Moen, Owner of Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream at Berkshire Commons and M&M’s Café both located at Tin City in Naples. Florida. Matt has worked with the team at M & M’s Cafe and Royal Scoop Homemade Ice Cream at Berkshire Commoms to not only improve operations, but he is a stickler for food sanitation, safety, and good taste. He has implemented policies and procedures, in addition to point of sale programs to streamline operations. Matt runs a tight ship, but he also encourages a family environment and having fun at the workplace. Matt has generously donated M & M’s ice cream in support of various programs in the community. Matt is member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.
Meet our Emcee
Howard Isaacson, Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Communities, Inc. & Emmanuel Academies, Inc Howard Isaacson, lead two 501(c)(3)s, Emmanuel Communities, Inc. and Emmanuel Academies, Inc. Communities is developing a 36-acre site on Oil Well Road as a center for community not-for-profits providing services to Northern Golden Gate Estates. Academies is equipping future Christian pastors on three continents. Professionally, before his career leading NFPs, Howard was a registered Investment Advisor in Naples for 15 years and a practicing CPA for 15 years in NYC and Central Europe. Though Howard’s rolodex includes almost 4k local contacts, he continues to build new relationships and strengthens long-standing ones through intentionality and generosity. Howard is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.
Meet our Media Panelists
Tony Lee is a seasoned development professional who prides himself on his ability to build relationships. As Director of University Relations for Florida Gulf Coast University, he strives to expand the university’s partnerships by engaging alumni and community leaders. Tony Lee is also an adjunct professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and faculty advisor to Kappa Alpha Order. He serves on the FSU National Alumni Association board of directors, City of Bonita Springs Citizen Board & Outreach Committee, and Leadership Florida Regional Council. Tony earned his bachelor’s degree in political science at Florida State University, his master’s degree in global and strategic communications from Florida International University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in education at the University of Miami.
Marilyn Santiago, President of Integrated Solutions Marilyn has led a life of courage, creativity and optimism, at the intersection of entrepreneurial spirit and service to community. Marilyn is President of Sunshine Integrated Solutions, a lifestyle marketing/pr consultancy providing creative solutions, media strategies, talent and production services in English and Spanish for advertising agencies, local and corporate clients and CARP, providing architectural elements out of strong polyresin for the construction industry. Shes the Recipient of numerous awards and recognitions both local and national. Marilyn is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.
Talisha Faber joined Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida as the Associate Director of Business Development in May 2021. She currently provides brokerage, leasing, and property management expertise to our Southwest Florida Market with her primary role on prospecting and developing personalized service and deep long term relationships Talisha comes to us from over 20 years of a well established, successful banking career with a local community bank where she was known for work in the community as well her lending, property management client relationships, and her work with Business owners and high net worth affluent clientele. Talisha’s successful track record of exceeding client expectations and professional goals make her an asset to any industry but especially to the Commercial Real estate world.
Michelle Borders, Co-Owner of Naples Network Service. Michelle and her husband Kevin have been married since 1992 and have owned Naples Networks Services since 2004. They provide IT consulting and maintenance & VOIP Phones to small and medium companies in and around Collier County. Naples Network Services was named Collier County Business of the Month in September of 2021 by the Collier County Board of Commissioners and The Naples Chamber.
This is an in-person event. The cost of the in-person event is $33 for members and $35 for non-members with early bird pricing.
Our focus will be on subjects that will help you and your business. If you need help in any area, please let us know so that we can get you the proper information that will help you. You can email the chamber at Jeanne@aboveboardchamber.com, or you may call me at 239-910-7426. Special thank you to CONRIC PR and Marketing for helping us market this event.