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Member Business of the Month

April 2018 



Sam Black provides a wide range of services including sales management and sales training, telesales and customer service call center training, retail sales and customer service training, and  assessments to hire and develop the best sales, customer service or telesales teams.  Sam has over 40 years of experience in sales and customer service and in 2018 is celebrating her 27th year as a consultant.

Sam helps her clients select the right telesales reps, customer service reps, sales staff, and management personnel for the job using state-of-the-art pre-hire selection and post-hire coaching tools delivered via the Internet.  Those tools allow her clients to make informed hiring decisions, provide employees with targeted performance coaching and to build the high-performing teams they need to be successful/profitable and on a growth path in a highly competitive business environment.

She is also the author of the book “How to Build Your Business Using the Phone…Effectively!”  Sam’s clients are local, national and international. She has trained in Mexico City, Bogotá, Melbourne, Mumbai, Seoul, Madrid, Bratislava, St. Lucia, Vienna, New Delhi, Coventry, Wellington and all over the United States.

She is also celebrating 8 years of her business  Design-Your-Gift, an interactive bead and jewelry design store in Bonita Springs offering group parties and individuals the opportunity to create beautiful unique accessories for ages 5 to 105!

You can find Sam at our ABWA Dinner Meetings as well as at www.SamBlack.com and www.facebook.com/SamBlackDYG 


February 2018



Jill Griffin is the owner of Wood ‘N’ Rugs, “Your Unique Flooring Boutique“,  which is a family run business that opened in February 1999. The business is located on Bonita Beach Rd. in Bonita Springs.  Wood ‘N’ Rugs specializes in tile, wood flooring, carpet and area rugs.  Custom area rugs are a large part of the showroom.  Our primary concern is customer service.  Our goal is to make each client feel like they are family and their project or remodel is a number one priority.  Whether the job is small or large, we want every client to feel that their project is just as important as the last or next job.

Jill is originally from Michigan but has made Naples her home since 1999.  She is a leader in our community and was recognized in 2013 as Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women.  Some of her hobbies include boating, reading and swimming.  She loves socializing with friends and family and is active in her church, Emmanuel Lutheran.

Jill is married to Kevin and has two daughters, Charlotte and Kelsey.



Marianne Kearns is Executive Director of the PACE Collier Center in Immokalee, Florida. Ms. Kearns brings to the Center an extensive knowledge of gender specific programs and a long history with PACE Center for Girls. She has significant experience in working with youth involved in the juvenile justice system as well as training other staff in effective program and treatment models. Her previous involvement with PACE included helping start the Lee County PACE Center as Program Director in 2007 and she worked as a Program Manager with the Pasco County PACE Center beginning in 2002.  Ms. Kearns has been with the Immokalee PACE center since 2010. She has earned a M.Ed with Boston University while living in Heidelberg, Germany and a BA from Appalachian State University.

PACE Center for Girls of Immokalee County is part of a statewide organization that includes 19 Centers throughout Florida. PACE Center for Girls, Inc. is a Florida based, not for profit, 501(c) 3 and a leader in recognizing that effective prevention programming for girls must be responsive to their unique needs. PACE’s mission is to provide girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. PACE values all girls, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace. For more information, please visit us at www.pacecenter.org.  Please also “like” our FACEBOOK page that is updated weekly with current center news and events.


 January 2018

Linda Abedrabbo  CreativEnergy seamlessly combines remarkable Marketing, Branding, Creative and Production resources into one leading facility. Our clients can bank on an extraordinary level of economic efficiency and project control—from thought to finish. Founded by Director Linda Abedrabbo in 1983, the company has grown steadily by delivering a pronounced expertise in the production of traditional and alternative marketing and branding.
CreativEnergy is dedicated to creating branding with impeccable quality and comprehensive customer service to each of our clients. Throughout our years in business, our primary objective is to work as a creative partner and develop solutions together.
Whether you’re just starting up, re-branding your company, launching a new product, or looking to strengthen your position in the marketplace, we can customize our services to maximize the effectiveness of your marketing effort.
At CreativEnergy, our goal is to show you how building and maintaining your brand can have a direct positive impact on your company’s performance.




Adele Maria-Cui, currently part-time as Sr. VP Finance at Hollinger Jobs.  Prior experience with a global company and a specialized consulting firm.  30+ years of professional experience in management, operations, human resources, auditing, marketing, public relations and full life cycle system application development and implementation for large and medium sized companies.  Skilled at strategic thinking and detailed analysis.  Adele is on the Advisory Board of Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) and she is a member of HR Collier.






Each Month we will feature 2-3 members and their businesses.  Please click the links to check out their websites and social media pages.  This is a benefit of being a member of the Neapolitan Chapter of ABWA.  To learn more how you can become a Member Business of the Month, email Roxane Galati at roxane [at] ameriplanning [dot] com

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