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Member Business of the Month

June

Jessica Macera & Susan Fortner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Fortner, President 

Susan has over 20 years experience in public relations and marketing.  She started as a journalist in the Cleveland area and upon moving to the Columbus worked as an account executive on the Nestle account for a top advertising agency.

She owned and operated a statewide publication for 12 years, selling it in 2006.  She opened her own boutique agency, which specializes in the service related industry, specifically dental and medical.  Fortner also produced a television show for two years while running the firm.  She has completed her APR process (accreditation in public relations) and sits on several non-profit boards in Columbus.   In 2013 Susan received special honors for her work in crisis management and has also been recognized for setting up creative charitable giveback programs.

May

Jennifer Ziegelmaier & Jamie Bergen

 

Jennifer has been a photographer in Naples for over 20 years. She specializes in business portraits, children, weddings and families.  After the New Jersey native graduated from Furman University, she moved to Marco Island and now lives in Naples with her husband and two daughters. Check out her website at www.jenniferzphotography.com

Jamie Bergen has been a Financial Advisor since 2008.  She holds a Series 7 license, a Series 66 license and a Life, Health & Variable annuity insurance license.  Bergen Wealth Management serves clients in Florida, Tennessee, Arizona, California, New York, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana.  It is the independent branch of Stifel Nicolaus which was founded in St. Louis, MO in 1890.

In 1997, Jamie moved from New York to Marco Island with her family.  She is a graduate of Lely High School.  Jamie attended the University of South Florida from 2002 through 2004.  In 2006 she received her bachelor’s degree from Florida Gulf Coast University where she majored in Finance and minored in Economics.  Jamie earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Management from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011.

Along with continuing her education and operating as a full time Financial Advisor with Bergen Wealth Management, Jamie is also extremely active in the local community.  Jamie is a member Neapolitan Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA).  She is past Vice President and Secretary of ABWA. She was awarded Woman of the Year by ABWA in 2014.  She is a graduate of Leadership Marco, Class of 2009.  She is a member of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.  Jamie is also a founding member of the Naples chapter of Business Networking International.  Jamie is the past Chair of the Marco Island Relay for Life Event.  Jamie is a graduate of Growing Associates in Naples (GAIN), Class of 2015. Jamie was previously a Board Member for the Marco Island Charter Middle School for 3 years.   Contact Jamie at www.bergenwealthmanagement.com

April

Enita Kushi and Angela Bruckner

Lawyer and Founder of Kushi Law Firm

Enita Kushi skillfully represents clients in foreclosure defense cases and general commercial litigation. Enita graduated in 3 years with her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science

 

Leadership and Sales Consultant Constant Pursuit

Angela helps her clients leverage their strategic business plan to align the thinking of their team in order to maximize performance and increase leadership capacities. She uses her 25 years of experience both in and out of the trenches to connect and build credibility and trust with high performing professionals.  She customizes content to support the needs of each client.  Angela’s energetic and comical presentation style resonates with all audiences. She employs real world and customized examples of thinking patterns that distract from achieving desired results and exceeding goals. These specific examples allow Angela to connect from both the stage as well as in her individual and team coaching relationships. She has lived in Naples for 6 years with her husband and their two boys.     linkedin.com/in/angela-lichty-bruckner-6547433

March

Raven Dodd and Jill Dixon

Raven Dodd

Founder & Coach, Preserving the Author’s Voice

From night skiing among moose and owls in the Canadian wilderness, to exploring secret tombs in Egypt, and back through the Naples business scene, Raven Dodd crammed a century of travel, wisdom and life experience into less than half that time. In 2000, Raven became a Certified Life Coach working with clients on personal development and creativity. Following her own experience with self-publishing, Raven focused her coaching on writing. Now, as a coach and independent book editor, she helps authors give voice to their imaginations, fine-tune their work and navigate the world of self-publishing. Raven has been a member of ABWA since 1997. www.ravendodd.com  www.onthewingsofhibou.com

 

 

 

 

Jill Dixon

Independent Advisor with Vine IT.

Founder of Clean Living Connections, LLC

Jill resolves technology frustrations with a single source and helps people to love their technology again. Jill is also a mother, clean living advocate, socialpreneur and educator as the Founder of Clean Living Connection LLC.

As an independent entrepreneur Jill believes in providing other entrepreneurs and small to medium size businesses with a high level of support and security that they deserve, helping them to run their businesses efficiently and keeping valuable data secure as they would receive working for a Fortune 500 company, but without having to spend millions of dollars to do so. This led Jill to the revolutionary company, Vine IT, in December 2015. Vine IT is an Information Technology company built for the individual user and small to medium size business so they can have help immediately, whenever and wherever they need it. In addition, another important piece is by providing a proactive system of prevention from catastrophes and security breaches from happening so her clients can focus on their business not the technology that is meant to just support it. They do this by providing 24/7/365 day a year help from highly trained tech support, and the cream-of-the-crop security software solutions and monitoring agents with 100% privacy, which has never before been available to the entrepreneur/home user.

Jill’s clients include personal home users, attorneys, medical & healthcare businesses, realtors, business consultants, network marketing users, educational institutions, national accounts, and anyone else that would love to enjoy their technology again and to know their information is safe!

Jill has been a high-achiever in numerous capacities from MVP accolades & leadership roles in school athletics to a consistent top performer throughout her sales careers. Some of her accomplishments and passions have been featured in the Naples Daily News, RadioMD, Heartbeat Connection online Magazine, and numerous others. Jill is also the ABWA Board Secretary 2016-17, Social Media Chair, helped with ABWA Hospitality, a previous Nominating Committee Chair, and the 2016 ABWA Neapolitan Woman of the Year, as well as the 2016 Women’s Network of Collier County Board Secretary.

Jill happily moved to Naples is 2003 from Medford, NJ and is married to Simon Dixon. They have a fun-loving 6 year old named Emma Faith.

Jill Dixon, 239-293-5770

www.VineIT.com

Technology Blog: www.TechWiseMom.com

www.Facebook.com/techwisemom

Natural & Holistic Blog: www.CleanLivingConnection.com

Jill’s social media site: www.CleanLivingConnectionCommunity.com

www.Facebook.com/cleanlivingconnection

 

 

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


February

Lori Kleiman and Laura Boyd

Lori Kleiman

Lori is an accomplished businessperson, entrepreneur and leader. In her most recent corporate role, Lori orchestrated a group of 18 HR consultants nationally. She brought cutting edge HR techniques to the group, and fostered a practical sense of HR to small businesses. Lori conducted over 30 seminars in 2015 to business people and HR professionals sharing best practices and new initiatives to bring to small businesses throughout the United States.

With a Masters of Human Resources and the highest level of certification available in HR, a SPHR designation, Lori has the depth of knowledge needed to provide her clients with the foundation of traditional study.

 

 

 

 

Laura Boyd

In 2003, Laura moved to SWFL from Nashville, TN.  She is happily married and has 2 children, Hunter, age 10, and Mackenzie, age 6.  She is a school teacher by profession, but has always loved helping others become the best versions of themselves.  
 
In 2013, Advocare became a business that “organically” grew for her through her success by bettering her health and finances.  She was able to lose over 30lbs and maintain that for 3 and 1/2 years.  She has been able to help many achieve and maintain their weight goals.   She links arms with those around her in order to help them find belief in themselves and accomplish their goals.  
Advocare is a company that began in 1993.  The name came from the idea of wanting a company that had “Advocates that Care”.  This is one of the main reasons Laura feels so strongly about everyone she helps.  
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