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SW Florida Business Climate with Jace Kentner

When: March 21, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: The Vineyards
400 Vineyards Blvd
Naples 34119
United States

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HR Collier March Meeting Announcement

Southwest Florida Business Climate


Business Challenges

Economic Diversification

What HR Should Know About Economic Development

How we do it in Collier County

Resources and tools of the trade

Questions and answers

Jace Kentner was born and raised in southwest Missouri.  He was an entrepreneur at a young age.  He earned his Bachelor of Science, Public Administration, from Missouri State University. The University of Kansas School of Medicine awarded him a Master of Health Services Administration with a concentration in healthcare outcomes management and research.  He also earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Drake University Law School, where he served on the Executive Editorial Board and as Secretary of the Drake Law Journal. 

Jace was admitted to the Iowa and Missouri Bars and practiced law for 20 years. He sold his law practice and moved to sunny southwest Florida.  His true love is transactional work involving businesses at all stages. He represented many start-ups, mid-sized companies, and Fortune listed companies. His prowess in the board room was founded on a wealth of diverse corporate law experience and business acumen 

He attained national fame when he represented workers exposed to artificial butter flavorings. A passionate defender of the underdog, Jace’s efforts resulted in sweeping industry changes for safer work environments for food workers. 

Jace began his tenure leading the economic development efforts in Collier County, Florida, in January 2016 after working for the county since 2014. He enjoys the challenge of bringing economic diversity to the paradise coast. He enjoys meeting with entrepreneurs and sharing his experience and insights.  

This program is pending approval by HRCI for 1 General credit and pre-approved by SHRM for 1 PDC.



Thursday, March 21, 

Breakfast Meeting



8:00 am - Registration

8:15 am - General announcements, sponsor preview

8:30 am - Program



Members: $20.00

Guests: $30.00

Walk-Ins without reservations: $25.00



Vineyard Naples

400 Vineyards Blvd

Naples, Florida 34119


RSVP must be in by Friday, March 15th, 2019.

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To renew membership please send your registration information along with annual dues of $55 to Membership, HR Collier PO Box 110593 Naples, FL 34108


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