What's Next for Retirees in SW Florida?

APA Florida Chapter, Promised Lands Section


Monday, April 10, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EDT

Fort Myers, FL, United States

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Workshop: Encore Entrepreneur Initiative in the Built Environment




Join us for a special workshop about the built environment encouraging encore entrepreneurism as the 55+ population is continuing to work longer and re-shape what retirement means.




The consumer research polled over 1,000 Florida residents, ages 55+ on their intentions for retirement and the spaces and places they may choose to work. The workshops will be a forum to share the results of the research and gather input from key stakeholders on potential solutions in the built




Goals of the Workshop Include:


  • Identifying challenges and opportunities for the 55+ population to pursue encore careers
  • Explore the built environment and how it might further enhance entrepreneurial activity in this population segment
  • Size the market demand and opportunity
  • Create a white paper for distribution, which includes a summary of the consumer research and workshop results



Expert Panel Members Include:


Mary Andrews, Lee Health


Kristine Smale, John Burns Real Estate Consulting


Marshall Goodman, The Naples Accelerator


David Hamblett, SWFL SCORE, Chapter 219


Tyson Smith, Raymond James

Jean Canon, My Startup Suncoast

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Jean Canon

Jean Canon, My Startup Suncoast I have global technology and consulting work experience and an MBA with a concentration in Information Management Services. After leaving IBM, my efforts have shifted to creating living wage job opportunities in my community through mentoring, technical consulting and database projects for business startups. My ... Read More

Tyson Smith

Tyson Smith, Vice President – Investments, Raymond James Tyson specializes in serving the wealth management needs of small business owners, professionals, executives, retirees and their families. His areas of expertise include cash management strategies, retirement plans and personal wealth management. To comprehensively serve the diverse needs of his clients, Tyson holds ... Read More

Marshall Goodman

Marshall Goodman, The Naples Accelerator Dr. Mashall Goodman has served as Director of the Naples Accelerator and the Florida Culinary Accelerator @ Immokalee since December 2014, an initiative dedicated to the recruitment, development, and support of start-up innovation companies in South-West Florida. Previously, Dr. Goodman enjoyed a 30 + year career in ... Read More

Kristine Smale

Kristine Smale, Senior Consultant, John Burns Real Estate Consulting Kristine has over ten years of experience in Residential and Commercial Real Estate and works on a variety of custom consulting projects for John Burns Real Estate Consulting. John Burns is a national real estate consulting and research firm that specializes ... Read More

Mary Andrews

Mary Andrews, System Director Government and Community Relations, Lee Health Ms. Andrews was previously employed as director of economic development at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho. She earned a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of San Francisco in California. Ms. Andrews spearheads all government and community ... Read More

Contact Info

Dirk Danley, dad08d@my.fsu.edu