Thursday, March 12, 2020 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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13051 Bell Tower Drive
Fort Myers, FL 33907

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Jeanne M Sweeney 
Above Board Chamber of Florida 

Lee County: Exceeding Customer Services Expectation! 

Exceeding customer expectations is the quality of NOT settling for the mediocre. Businesses that exceed customer expectations consistently deliver more than is expected of them and find a way to wow their customers time and again. Our March meeting will introduce you to people and businesses that so do that and so much more!

Meet our emcee:

    Trish Leonard President of TLC Marketing & Creative Services  Trish Leonard IOM, is the owner of TLC Marketing & Creative Services, Inc and is celebrating 11 years in business.  The company offers marketing, public relations, and event planning. TLC is a Florida certified woman-owned business and the 2018 Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year. Trish provides a scholarship to first-generation students attending FGCU and a yearly scholarship to a woman entrepreneur.  Trish is also a member of the Above Board Chamber of FL.

Meet our panelists:
   Carol Obermeier, Director of Aviation Market Development Lee County Port Authority. Carol Obermeier works to promote increased passenger air service and cargo activity at Southwest Florida International Airport (SWFIA).  Her office also represents the Port Authority in the local, state, national and international travel and tourism industries as well as within local economic development, business and governmental groups. She worked as a customer service representative for United Airlines before joining the Port Authority in 1994 as an airport operations agent.  She joined the Aviation Market Development department in 2000 as air service development coordinator, was promoted to senior manager in 2006 and in 2008 Carol was promoted to her current position as director of aviation market development.
 Brian G. Chapman Jr. President of Chapman Insurance Group. Brian is also a sponsor and his bio listed below!
 Lynn Brewer, Owner of Cloud9 Float Spa & Wellness Center. Lynn is also a sponosr and her bio is listed below! 

 Jessica Walker, MA, APR, CPRC  Jessica, the Marketing & PR Manager/Consultant for Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW), oversees all marketing and branding matters for the firm. She specializes in public relations, branding, marketing, media relations, social media, and communications. Her team also offers marketing and PR consulting to MNMW clients and other local businesses who seek those services. She is Accredited in Public Relations and is a Certified Public Relations Counselor

Meet our sponsors

Brian G. Chapman, Jr. President of Chapman Insurance Group CEO of Chapman Insurance Group. Brian Chapman, Jr. is a lifelong resident of Southwest Florida. Brian founded Chapman Insurance Group, a Southwest Florida Independent Insurance agency that provides insurance products for both commercial and residential insurance in Florida. Brian was appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2011 to the Board of Trustees at Florida Southwestern State College and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees until 2018. Brian is active in his church, local little league, and loves the “salt life” that Southwest Florida offers. Brian is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida

Lynn Brewer, Owner of Cloud9 Float & Spa which was founded with one mission in mind, to bring a complete wellness program to the masses at an affordable price. When we speak of wellness we are including all aspects of life including physical, mental and spiritual health. We have an amazing team dedicated to finding a treatment plan to help you reach your goals. Floating, also known as Flotation Therapy, has been used for years for its mental, spiritual, meditative, and physical benefits and has a vast amount of published research to support its claims. We know you will feel so amazing after the first session you will want to come back for more! Call 239-887-4161 to make your appointment today! Lynn is a member of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

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Congratulations  to some of our amazing community leaders!

Congratulations to some of our rockstar members who are finalists for the 2020 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award of SWFL at  Florida Gulf Coast Univesity FSBDC.The award recognizes small business owners in Southwest Florida for their overall entrepreneurial acumen and provides an opportunity for the local business community to celebrate their achievements.. So many great business people and four are Rockstars members of the Above Board Chamber of Florida: Connie Ramos-Williams, from Conric PR and Maketing, Sue Huff from E. Sue Huff and Associates, Teri Mansell Hansen from Priority Marketing. and Steven Russel from Creative Architectural Resin Products CARP USA Well done, Members! So proud of all of you! We cannot wait to go and cheer you all on!

Below are some of our members great events coming up!

Charity for Change, Inc. is hosting Dr. Willard Wigan, MBE the internationally renowned micro artist is known for sculpting the world's smallest works of art, and has been so celebrated in the Guinness Book of World records on Monday, March 30th at the Norris Center 755 8th Avenue South , Naples, Fl. Discover the magnificent heart behind the microscopic art of Dr. Willard Wigan, MBE as he shares his personal story.  With international acclaim, clients including royalty, and two Guinness World records - his micro-sculptures delight and amaze on pinheads, eyelashes and in the eyes of needles.  For more information and to RSVP please go to https://e.givesmart.com/events/gbf/ or contact Karen Conley at 239-592-6787


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast-Lee County is hosting their single annual fundraiser, Chefs Cooking For Kids-Enchanted Garden. All funds raised benefit children facing adversity with professionally supported one-to-one mentoring. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., March 26, at Burroughs Home & Gardens which is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. For more information, to purchase tickets or sponsorships, contact Ashley Kilmer at 239.451.6265, akilmer@bbbssun.org or visit, https://onebidpal.net/leechefs2020

Opportuntiy to make a difference and help a child!

Ladies and gentlemen we have a fun opportunity to help the Bonita Springs Elementary School Children because the  Zonta Club of Bonita Springs- Estero, is hosting a Service Day by collecting costume jewelry for Bonita Springs Elementary School children.  Zonta ladies will  let the kids choose a piece of jewelry on Wednesday, April 29th  and then wrap it up in time for Mother’s Day.  If you have any old jewelry you are not wearing, and would like to take part in helping us, please give Trish Leonard a call.  239.398.9999 or trish@trishleonard.com   "Together we can be better in 2020!"  You can also drop your costume jewelry off at either of our March meetings and we wil make sure Trish Leonard get it your gift for the children to give their moms

Thank you to our 2020 Annual Sponsors

CONRIC PR & Marketing - Tri-Town Construction, LLC -  WGCU Public Media - Conditioned Air - Gulf Coast International Properties - Naples Floral Design - Spada Salon & Day Spa - Your Walking Billboard  Charlie McDonald Photography - Lady in Pink Photography - Creative Business Coaches - Signarama North Ft. Myers 
For more information go to www.aboveboardchamber.com or call 239-910-7426