Chamber of Southwest Florida presents “Cashing in with Process Improvement”

The Chamber of Southwest Florida’s Process Improvement Committee Presents “Cashing in with Process Improvement” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. Participants will learn techniques to improve the efficiency of their operations in any business setting including for-profit, non-profit and government organizations. 

The workshop consists of a combination of presentations and breakout sessions designed to give participants an overview of process improvement strategies including Lean, Six Sigma, Asset Management and Entrepreneurial Operating System. By optimizing their business processes, organizations will realize better through-put, better customer service, reduced inventories, enhanced capital utilization and higher return on investment.  

The keynote luncheon speaker will be Mark Abbott, founder and managing member of VTH Partners. Abbott has over two decades of experience and expertise with startups and early-stage small and mid-size companies. He has been a founder, lender, investor, CEO, president, board member and leadership coach.

“While I enjoy the operations, lending and investing sides of my career, my deep passion is teaching leadership teams how to get more of what they want from their business, and less of what they don’t want,” said Abbott.

Presenters also include Phil Centonze, director of client engagement services for FloridaMakes; Robert Peterson, PhD, consultant, new business development at FGCU Continuing Education; David Reycraft, GIS & CMMS manager for Lee County Utilities; David Rybicki, lean transformation business partner at Lee Health; Dennis McGee with the City of Tallahassee; Dan Eveloff, city president for Regions Bank; Reggie Morgan, COO/principal at DeAngelis Diamond Construction; Trudi K. Williams, CEO of TKW Consulting Engineers; Seth Yoskowitz & Roop Lutchman with GHD; and Bob Munro, president & CEO of AREINA. 

Member and non-member seating is $50 and includes breakfast and lunch. Table sponsorships are available with seating for eight at a cost of $600. Advanced reservations are required and may be made by calling the chamber at (239) 433-4111 or online at
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.