The threat of a natural disaster always looms. So too do the consequences of a toxic culture at your business. Learn ways to reckon with both dangers when the Above Board Chamber of Florida presents its February luncheon meetings in Fort Myers and Naples.

Learn from professionals well-versed in how to prepare for hurricanes and other forms of nature’s wrath from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 at the Pelican Preserve Town Center on 10561 Veneto Drive in Fort Myers. WINK-TV meteorologist Scott Zedeker will serve as master of ceremonies for a panel that includes Steve Bray, director of sales and marketing at iMold, Brandie Dickerson, vice president of Tri-Town Construction, and James Ritter, CEO and founder of Pulse Technology Solutions.

Another panel will show how to build a culture that breeds happier employees, lower turnover and ultimately better company performance. Master of ceremonies Michael A. Wynn, board chairman and president of Sunshine Ace Hardware, will lead the presentation from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at the Hilton Naples on 5111 Tamiami Trail N. Panelists include Theo Etzel, CEO of Conditioned Air, Ursula Pfahl, vice president of business development for Bigham Jewelers, and Vicki Tracy, executive sales and marketing director for The Arlington of Naples.

Fort Myers lunch registration

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

Naples lunch registration

Register at AboveBoardChamber.com. The cost on or before Feb. 7 is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. After Feb. 7, it’s $30 for members and $35 for non-members.

Non-members are encouraged to attend two meetings, then consider joining to be part of the Above Board Chamber of Florida. To become a member, contact Jeanne Sweeney at 239-910-7426.

The Fort Myers meeting will be sponsored by iMold and Tri-Town Construction. The Naples meeting will be sponsored by Bigham Jewelers and Conditioned Air. Special thanks to 2018 yearly sponsors: CONRIC PR & Marketing, Fuller Online Solutions, E. Sue Huff and Associates, Pulse Technology Solutions, LLC, Spada Salon & Day Spa, Your Walking Billboard, Charlie McDonald Photography, Lady in Pink Photography and Signarama North Fort Myers.

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 the tools that will 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 Above Board Chamber, contact Jeanne Sweeney at 239-910-7426 or visit AboveBoardChamber.com.