networking: Naples Mortgage Pop Up Networking Event - Feb 21 - 02/06/18 08:42 PM
Join FAMP President Kimber White at Cavo Lounge for an evening of networking February 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Cavo Lounge is located at 9108 Strada Pl, Ste 14120, Naples, Florida 34108.
FAMP is the only organization in Florida protecting the interests of Florida's mortgage professionals.
Follow FAMP on Facebook for event info and continuing education class announcements.

Get involved! Stay current on pending legislation that will affect your career and your customers.

Drinks and appetizers will be available thanks to Stewart Title. 


networking: "Pinz & Pints" networking event on Thursday, July 27th - 07/17/17 08:00 PM
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly Conversations and Cocktails event at HeadPinz Entertainment Center.
Date and Time: Thursday, July 27th 5:00-7:00 pm
Address: 14513 Global Parkway, Fort Myers, FL
Join in this fun-filled evening where we can bowl, play laser tag and video games. HeadPinz is an entertainment, dining and meeting facility  under one roof in Southwest Florida. 
HeadPinz offers state of the art bowling, laser tag, aerial ropes  course, giant game zone, exclusive VIP lanes and Nemo's Sports Bistro. They also have Pinboyz which takes you back to the early days of bowling.
Come ready to mix and mingle as we will be partnering with the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA).  The Lee BIA is a  nonprofit professional association and powerful voice for the building industry in Lee, Hendry and Glades … (0 comments)

networking: Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs presented at PLAN! July 18 - 07/14/17 08:47 PM

Unlike oher professional networking groups, PLAN! does not have a strict attendance requirement. We understand that people want to learn, network and grow which is why we have a one hour, content rich agenda with multiple presenters.
PLAN! is a friendly group and welcomes everyone.  Click over and join our Facebook page for event announcements.  On social media our Facebook handle is @planswfl, our Twitter handle is @JoinPLANswfl and our preferred hashtag is #LearnNetworkGrow.

networking: My Remarks from Get Connected Chamber Event - 06/20/17 10:20 AM
As a sponsor of the annual Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Get Connected luncheon, I had the opportunity to address the audience.  Following are my remarks including a short personal story and one thing that makes me most proud of the work we do at iPartnerMedia.  
If you are in southwest Florida and have not experienced an event with the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, you are welcome to be my guest at an upcoming breakfast, lunch or after hours social.
My Remarks from Get Connected Chamber Event
Raise your hand if this is your first chamber event.
This is my 4th … (0 comments)

networking: Turning Prospects into Life Long Fans - 06/17/17 02:15 PM
I am looking forward to speaking this Tuesday at Professional Leadership Academy Network (PLAN!) in Estero, Florida.  
In the final installment of a four part series, we will review the final chapters of the book: "The Little Red Book of Selling" by Jeffrey Gitomer.
Event Host: Diane Pisani of Your Home Watch Professionals
Education Flash: Lindsey Kamel of Tailored Picks
PLAN meetings are perfect for: business owners, account executives, project managers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, marketing and public relations professionals, sales and business development professionals, students
Where: The Brooks Executive Suites, 9990 Coconut Rd, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135 … (2 comments)

networking: 5 Ways to Build Influence in Your Industry - 04/07/17 07:18 PM
Influence. Authority. Expert-Status. If you’re in business, you probably strive to embody these words. Sadly, many entrepreneurs and business owners get lost in the crowd. If you would like to learn simple tips on how to "stand out" in your field...
Join us for PLAN!: "5 Ways to Build Influence in Your Industry" on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 8 to 9 a.m. at The Brooks Executive Suites, 9900 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs.RSVP TODAY: by clicking "going" to this invitationIn this final session of a four-part series, Erica Castner will reveal the top five ways to build “influence” in your industry and community!
Featured Speaker: Erica … (6 comments)

networking: First Steps to Build a Profitable Business - 02/26/17 06:20 PM
Would you love to be more efficient in building a profitable business?

Building a business is a process.

Identifying your mission and vision is the beginning.

The magic happens when other people know what you stand for and help you spread the word.
Join us for PLAN: “First Steps to Build a Profitable Business” on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Brooks Executive Suites, 9900 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs.
You will learn simple steps to lay the path to a more profitable business.
Event Host: Colleen Jorgensen of Sprint
Education Flash: Adam Dalton of AmeriSpec SWFL
Featured … (3 comments)

networking: 6 Powerful Words to Help Compose a Killer Reply - 12/31/16 09:14 AM
By no means am I taking credit for this tip. I learned it from Jim Westerfield, five star luxury home real estate professional at Royal Shell Real Estate.
Jim probably learned it from someone else. No matter, I felt compelled to share it with you.
When someone asks you for suggestions, input, here is a best practice response called
The Rule of 3
Step 1: Say, “I am thinking of 3 things.”
Step 2: Proceed to provide those 3 things in a concise manner.
By first making the statement  “I am thinking of 3 things,”
you accomplish 3 things:
1)Buys your brain time to think and organize thoughts

2)Shows your … (4 comments)

networking: How to Not Put Your Customers to Sleep! - 12/12/16 06:17 PM

Engage your customers and do not put them to sleep! Colleen Jorgensen, Mobile Telematics Account Executive at Sprint will deliver quick tips to convert your sales and marketing presentations to engage the customer and cut your presentation time by making meaningful conversation, not just boring them with facts.
 The event host is Alexandra Frangie, owner, At Home Health Care and Jim Westerfield, Five Star Luxury Home Realtor at Royal Shell Real Estate delivers the educational flash.
 PLAN! is an open group. Guests always welcome. Complimentary admission.
 RSVP Now:
 PLAN! Weekly AgendaCall To Order & Welcome 8:00 a.m.
Audience Introductions          30 sec eachBusiness … (1 comments)

networking: Another Bubble? Understanding Our SWFL Regional Economy - 12/01/16 08:13 PM

Is your business dependent upon the trends in the local economy? We bet it is! Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear directly from one of our local economists, Dr. Christopher Westley, director of the Regional Economic Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University.  You will learn trends in regional growth and employment, wages and affordability issues for our region and get Dr. Westley’s insights about whether southwest Florida is in a bubble.
 The event host is Steve Bray, sales and marketing manager, DryZone/H2O911 and Carolie Burroughs, CFA, founder, West End Avenue Advisors delivers the educational flash.
 PLAN! is an open group. Guests … (3 comments)

networking: How to Make an Average week Above Average - 11/28/16 01:48 PM
In the spirit of the November Active Rain contest seeking to help newbies to the workforce and ActiveRain, I offer this glimpse into an average week and some things that I look to do in order to make that week above average.
No matter if you are a real estate, mortage or other professional, chances are somewhere in your job description you need to be doing business development to be successful.
Real estate professionals need to secure listings and build their database of buyers from their sphere of influence which whould be ever expanding.
Likewise, licensed mortgage professionals need to be on the hunt … (3 comments)

networking: Get Connected Technology Breakfast - Nov 16 - 11/14/16 01:12 PM
Small business members of the Fort Myers chamber have technology challenges and questions that are different from larger local companies such as Lee Health, Chico’s FAS.
Cost, human capital, lack of knowledge, mobile, continually advancing solutions (software and hardware), infrastructure are among the areas of need for small businesses with 1 to 20 staff.
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce 2016 Get Connected Technology Breakfast will feature a moderated diverse panel of technology experts and be designed to help the audience:
a) learn about technologies small businesses should be using.
b) learn how to incorporate these tools into their environment cost effectively and with … (0 comments)

networking: Preparation for Change - Presented Nov 15 by PLAN! - 11/10/16 08:13 AM

At this inspirational event you will be surprised, no, amazed at how one man has overcome adversity and channeled his experience into “high-octane” advice and tools you can use.
Do not miss Thomas Bruzessi, a unique motivational speaker and performance consultant who will entertain you, inspire you and persuade you to supercharge your performance and always be prepared for change and success.
The event host is Randy Mitchelson, APR, vice president at iPartnerMedia and Mark Cangiano, president, Lane Financial Group delivers the educational flash.
PLAN! is an open group. Guests always welcome. Complimentary admission.
PLAN! Weekly Agenda
Call To Order & Welcome … (0 comments)

networking: 10 Value Creation Maxims Every Entrepreneur Must Know - 09/29/16 12:17 PM
There is only one reason to own a business and that is to sell it to a third-party, employees or your children. Eric Gall, managing partner, Edison Avenue, covers ten strategies you can implement beginning today to maximize the value before you exit.
Eric’s tips are perfect for any entrepreneur who to improve his or her company in preparation to sell, but are also helpful even if you never plan on exiting.
Adam Dalton, owner, AmeriSpec SWFL will serve as event host while Steve Bray, sales and marketing manager, DryZone/H2O911 delivers the educational flash.

               Eric Gall
PLAN! is … (0 comments)

networking: Dominating Your Niche Online - 09/13/16 10:46 AM

Dominating Your Niche Online
Presented Sept 20 by PLAN! - Professional Leadership Academy Network

What is content marketing and why is it so important? Learn how Ray Higdon embraced this new marketing trend to lift himself out of personal financial crisis after the real estate crash and started learning internet marketing. Ray will share his secrets to using content marketing to build his audience, continue his re-marketing efforts and how he is now incorporating Facebook and especially livestreaming into his marketing model. Today he has become a two time best selling author that speaks on stages all over the world teaching business owners … (2 comments)

networking: Secret Stops along your Financial Roadmap - Presented Sept 6 by PLAN! - 08/30/16 03:09 PM
With so many financial advisors, insurance specialists, stock pickers, retirement planners, estate planners, bank professionals, mortgage brokers and other personal finance experts in the marketplace, how can one person possibly piece together a cohesive strategy that makes all these pieces work together?
There is a lot more to your personal financial picture than you realize.  For business owners the picture is even more complicated.

Mark Cangiano, president, Lane Financial Group, will reveal some clever ways that you can uncover cost savings in your day to day budget and options to redeploy those resources smartly.
Carolie Burroughs, CFA, founder, West End Avenue Advisors will … (3 comments)

networking: Mastering the Art of Agreement - Presented Aug 30 by PLAN! - 08/24/16 02:42 PM

Mastering the Art of Agreement -  Presented Aug 30 by PLAN! - Professional Leadership Academy Network
Do opposites really attract?  Research says NO!  People gravitate to like-minded people.  They surround themselves with those that agree with them.  Without agreement, nothing would ever get accomplished! Colleen Jorgensen, Mobile Telematics Account Executive at Sprint, will help the audience learn how to master the Art of Agreement to improve your relationships with your family, friends, and grow your business with increased sales and loyal customers.
Eric Gall, managing partner, Edison Avenue Advisors, will serve as host while Carolie Burroughs, CFA, founder, West End Avenue Advisors delivers … (1 comments)

networking: Perception is Reality : PLAN! Special Public Event - June 14 - 06/01/16 02:35 PM

How does southwest Florida compare to other markets competing for businesses to relocate or expand? Eric Berglund, MPS, president, Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance (SWFLEDA) will update the audience on the latest developments in recruiting businesses to our region. The organization’s website,, serves as a marketing engine and data repository for site selectors, real estate consultants and company executives and all stakeholders within southwest Florida to understand the facts behind our region’s strengths and assets. PLAN! members who bring a guest to this special event will receive a complimentary breakfast.
Guests always welcome. Complimentary admission.
Session perfect for: business professionals … (2 comments)

networking: Secret Ingredient to an Experience of a Lifetime - 05/30/16 01:02 PM

Secret Ingredient to an
Experience of a Lifetime
Presented by PLAN! - Professional Leadership Academy Network - May 31
Do you like to travel?  Does your business attract tourists seeking unique experiences? Virtuoso travel advisor Theresa Tyo, owner, Camelot Journeys, will point out a few key reasons why you should form a relationship with a Travel Advisor who you can trust to cut through all the internet clutter and collaborate with you in creating unforgettable, customized trips from weekend getaways to experiences of a lifetime. Learn how Theresa’s worldwide connections give access to itineraries, exclusive perks and experiences that you can’t find online or … (2 comments)

networking: How to $pend More of your Money - May 24 - 05/22/16 03:36 PM

What would you do if you could recover $300 or more per month of your expenses? Add to your retirement? Build a vacation fund? Enhance your wardrobe?
No matter what your money vice may be, the first step is evaluating all the financial leaks in your life. Mark Cangiano, president, Lane Financial Group, and adjunct professor, Florida Gulf Coast University, will walk the PLAN! audience through his model of discovering found money from our normal day to day lives. These savings help self-fund the goals we want to accomplish without earning a dollar more.
Carolie Burroughs, CFA and founder, West End Avenue Advisors, … (0 comments)

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Randy Mitchelson, APR

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Bonita Springs, FL

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Office: (239) 449-4749

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