Two hot topics on tap for May
FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 20, 2023) – The Above Board Chamber of Florida is expanding its offerings starting in May and will be hosting a new group exclusively geared toward the interests of those 40 and under. “Below 40” will bring insights on Artificial Intelligence to the forefront at its first meeting while the long-standing Above Board meetings in Naples and Fort Myers will offer information on how one can use their time and talent to contribute to a non-profit board.
The “Below 40” group kicks off its first event with one of the hottest topics worldwide: Artificial Intelligence. Exploring the “Power of Conversational Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction to ChatGPT,” will give participants an insightful presentation on the power, the future and the potential of AI. Attendees will also learn about ChatGPT, a cutting-edge language model that interacts in a conversational way, answers questions, admits mistakes, challenges incorrect premises and rejects inappropriate requests. This new technology is growing at a fast and furious pace.
“Below 40” takes place 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12 at the Hilton Naples at 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Guest speaker Dr. Chrissann Ruehle, a college professor and expert in AI technology, will delve into the intricate workings of ChatGPT and explore its capabilities.
Blake Day, President of Day Adjusting & Consulting, is sponsoring this innovative event. Jeanne Sweeney, Founder and CEO of Above Board Chamber of Florida will facilitate.
Find out about the benefits of joining a non-profit board during the regular Above Board monthly meetings held in Naples and Fort Myers. During the event titled: “Board Walking! Finding a board that aligns with your values, interests, and expertise,” attendees will learn how volunteering can be a great way to contribute to a cause that you care about and make a meaningful impact, while also developing new skills and expanding your network. Get some advice on how to select the best non-profit to work with based on your interests, experience, values and impact.
The Naples meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, May 8 at the Hilton Naples. The event is sponsored by Vicki Thomas Tracy, COO at Gulf Coast International Properties; Jennifer Cail, Owner of Medrano and Cail; and William J. (Bill) Allen, JD, CFRE Chief Development Officer, Child Path. Christopher Lombardo, a partner with Woodward, Pires & Lombardo,P.A., is the emcee. The featured non-profit is 4Kids Southwest Florida, a faith-based foster care licensing agency serving the five counties of Southwest Florida.
- Samira K. Beckwith, CEO, Hope Healthcare;
- Claudine Wetzel, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Stock Development; and
- Vicki Thomas Tracy, Chief Operating Officer at Gulf Coast International Properties.
“These people on the panels are the ‘Who’s Who’ of Southwest Florida,” said Sweeney. “All of them are the top people in non-profit. I wanted people that were really out there making a difference.”
The Fort Myers meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, at the Crowne Plaza Bell Tower, 13950 Bell Tower Dr. The event is sponsored by Blake Day, President of Day Adjusting and Consulting. The emcee is Sarah Owen, CEO, SWFL Community Foundation Collaboratory. The featured non-profit is 4Kids Southwest Florida.
- Samira K. Beckwith, CEO, Hope Healthcare;
- Jeannine Joy, President and CEO of United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties;
- Sandra Stilwell Youngquist, CEO and owner of Stilwell Enterprises & Restaurant Group; and
- JoAnn Elardo, Founder/Owner of Cape Spirits Inc.
To register for any of the events go to AboveBoardChamber.com or call 239-910-7426.
The “Below 40” event, which includes brunch, is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Please RSVP by Monday, May 8.
The cost for the Naples event on or before Thursday, May 4, is $33 for members and $35 for non-members. After May 4, it is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Lunch is included.
The cost for the Fort Myers event on or before Monday, May 8, is $33 for members and $35 for non-members. After May 8, it is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Lunch is included.
The Above Board Chamber of Florida is dedicated to bringing people of all faiths together within the community, in the workplace and amongst one another. Their mission is to supply members with tools that allow them to take every aspect of their lives Above Board. For more information on the event or on how to become a member of the chamber, call CEO Jeanne Sweeney at 239-910-7426 or visit AboveBoardChamber.com.
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