10-12-2015 3-48-06 PMWhether you have 10 or 10,000 employees, running a business can be a challenge. Making decisions based on strategic reasoning is critical to the success and longevity of any company. How can members of the c-suite, as well as the small business owner, gain helpful insight into the boardroom and, at the same time, try and avoid the courtroom?

We cordially invite you and your top-level managers to join members of Henderson Franklin’s legal team on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 as they present the Southwest Florida C-Suite Summit at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. Topics and speakers include:

The Recipe for Business Longevity presented by Attorneys Guy Whitesman (Chair, Business and Tax Department), Eric Gurgold (Chair, Estate Planning and Administration Department) and Mark Nieds (Intellectual Property Group). They will outline proven techniques and best practices to preserve, protect, and perpetuate your business. One size does not fit all. The panel will explore avenues to successful business perpetuation, liquidity events and the preservation of wealth.

The Comeback Kid: Southwest Florida’s Ongoing Economic Recovery. Attorneys Denis Noah (Chairman of the Horizon Council) and Russell Schropp (Horizon Council Task Force Chair) will provide a look at the state of Southwest Florida’s economic recovery – from a lawyer’s perspective! Continue Reading Registration is Open — Southwest Florida C-Suite Summit

Charlotte Mack King, Chief Human Resources Officer of Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. ("HOPE"), graciously agreed to answer a few questions for this blog. HOPE has managed to weather one of the worst economies in recent memory, in fact thriving despite dismal economic conditions in Southwest Florida. 

Charlotte, an MBA and SPHR, has an extensive HR background with 35 years of broad employer and consultative experience. In her role at HOPE, Charlotte directs all aspects of HOPE’s human resource operations, overseeing a team of HR Directors with a staff of 1,000+ throughout Florida. 

We wanted to get Charlotte’s view on various matters that are affecting HR today, along with her advice and insight on successful strategies.

"Recruit carefully; seek out those candidates who can bring good influences and/or practices to their job. The individual in the lead HR role must take the lead—remain positive, professional, and communicate routinely with the HR team," Charlotte says.

See more of her answers, after the jump.

Continue Reading Q&A with Charlotte Mack King: Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc.