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E Awards celebrate hospitality industry, top tourism professionals

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) held its 22nd…

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) held its 22nd Annual Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards today to honor tourism professionals and their extraordinary customer service and dedication.
The “E Awards” ceremony, held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, included more than 700 guests.
Presented by the VCB and The News-Press Media Group, the E Awards recognize Lee County’s hospitality industry employees for going above and beyond to take care of visitors.
Residents, visitors and colleagues wrote 751 nominations for 553 individual nominees. Awards were presented in seven categories:
• Accommodations
• Best Tourism Boss
• Attractions
• Restaurants
• Transportation
• Good Samaritan
• Other services/Businesses

The Honor of Distinction award goes to the overall nominee who best represents the spirit of hospitality in Lee County.
Selected for their exemplary service, here are the top winners and excerpts from their nominations:
Honor of Distinction:
Anne Marie Copelin, Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa
From the nomination: This nominee makes a difference in the lives of her colleagues and guests alike. A story was shared with us about a guest at the resort whose son had gone missing. This nominee remained calm, gathered a team, and began the search for the young child. After a long 20 minutes, he was located and reunited with his mother who was extremely grateful to our Honor of Distinction winner.

Accommodations:
Allison Wood, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Myers Airport
From the nomination: Thousands of travelers experienced canceled flights due to a variety of factors. The situation became a scary one for us as I am a single mom and disabled veteran, and being in such a situation with my two young boys was terrifying. We contacted the hotel’s toll-free number and were erroneously advised there was a vacancy at this particular location. I am a retired military officer and I have not seen that kind of fast, calm action since I was deployed overseas in combat. As a former commander I would tell my troops that we only truly know we are professionals when we are under pressure and tested. My nominee is a true professional in customer service. She went above and beyond, and she literally saved us that night.

Best Tourism Boss (first winner):
Yevonne Ellerbee, Lovers Key Resort
From the nomination: She never fails to jump in and help any department when needed. She will get her hands dirty by helping housekeeping clean rooms or fold laundry, hands on with checking in guests in the guest services department, and guests always love to see her helping maintenance by skimming the pool in 6-inch heels.

Best Tourism Boss (second winner):
Bill Waichulis, Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina
From the nomination: He fosters a culture and work environment that makes you want to get up and go to work and encourages employees with monthly luncheons, reward programs and an annual awards gala. He also has an open-door policy and invites one person from every department to attend a monthly meeting and share concerns, ideas and opportunities.

Attractions:
Kaitlyn D’Alessandro, Casa Ybel Resort
From the nomination: You can always count on above and beyond customer service. She is creative, engaging, friendly and problem-solving, and she’s great with customers of all ages.

Restaurants:
Kyle Kuhn, The Island Cow
From the nomination: He had a party of 10 people who were celebrating their son’s departure to the military and this nominee, being an Air Force disabled veteran, took a very personal interest in this boy’s future. He rang the bell and announced this boy’s achievements and what his future was going to hold. All our patrons and staff of more than 100 people stood up and applauded. The whole place was emotional as was my nominee, who had a hard time finishing his speech. As the night was coming to an end, the family was so gracious and very moved by the nominee’s recognition for their brave son.

Transportation:
Diane Phillips, Lee County Port Authority
From the nomination: Each and every day she works to reunite the traveling public with their lost items. This nominee can often be seen on a mission in RSW to track down a lost item – always with a smile. She takes care of each individual that enters her office with patience and kindness no matter if their lost item is a trinket or an heirloom.

Good Samaritan:
Michael O’Connell, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
From the nomination: This nominee assists one of our employees, Fred, who has hearing and speech impairments. It is not what he does during the time the employee is at work, but what this nominee does outside of his area of responsibility. Our nominee assists Fred with errands, takes him to dinner once a week and helps drive him places. He offers his time, and many times also funds, to look after the employee, and never asks for anything in return.

Other Services/Businesses:
Clare Harris, Billy’s Bike Rentals
From the nomination: As I was walking my bike on the Sanibel Causeway, my nominee generously stopped and asked me if I was OK. After seeing my flattened tires, she loaded me and my bike into her truck and took me to the bike shop. I told her that I had no money with me, and she insisted on repairing my tires nonetheless – which she did excellently. She clearly went above and beyond when it came to helping me.
For a complete list of winners, click here. For more information on the individual stories of the above-mentioned award recipients, please visit EAwards.org.

Get hooked on marine conservation with interactive games 

Get hooked on marine conservation with interactive gamesAs students return to the classroom for the…

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Get hooked on marine conservation with interactive games
As students return to the classroom for the new school year, educators and parents can encourage continued learning with Gone Fishin’ games. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in partnership with Pubbly, a digital education company, created five interactive games that engage and educate students on marine fisheries conservation. Jump in and make a splash this school year with interactive games today at FloridaFishing.Pubbly.com.

Take a virtual fishing trip, match habitats with Florida fish species, remove trash and invasive lionfish from a reef, learn proper fish handling techniques and complete a virtual fish dissection. Games are geared for fourth grade and up but can be enjoyed by students and adults of all ages. These activities bring marine science right to your fingertips, providing accessible education to your home or classroom and tips to use when you head out on your own saltwater fishing trips.

Learn more about FWC’s saltwater outreach and education programs at MyFWC.com/Marine by clicking “Outreach & Education Programs.” For questions, contact Marine@MyFWC.com or 850-487-0554.
Your purchase of fishing equipment, motorboat fuel and a fishing license supports aquatic education and outreach efforts. Learn more at MyFWC.com/SFR.

QUESTIONS? Contact the FWC
STAY CONNECTED:

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission · 620 S. Meridian Street · Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600 · (850) 488-4676

Fall Festival at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Fall Festival at Edison and Ford Winter Estates FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 8, 2022) –…

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Fall Festival at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 8, 2022) – Edison and Ford Winter Estates will host its first Fall Festival on October 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-friendly event will include craft vendors, food trucks, music and several fun activities for children.

Activities include the Banyan Tree Climb, which is sponsored by the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association. Early registration is encouraged as this activity is expected to sell out. Tickets can be purchased online at EdisonFord.org and are $45 for non-members, or $35 for Edison Ford members.

Families will be able to select and purchase pumpkins in the Pumpkin Patch, with the option to paint the pumpkins (paint provided). Other activities include adult and kid-friendly axe throwing and archery, plus children can get their face painted, or get fairy hair. The Wild Wizards will be conducting science experiments and a balloon artist will make crafty animals. Visitors also will have an opportunity to make their own floral bouquets at the flower truck.

There is no charge to stroll around and listen to music; however, each vendor has a fee to participate in the activities and visitors are encouraged to bring cash. Parking is free in the Edison Ford lots. Admission to the museum, laboratory and riverside of the property requires an additional ticket. For information about the site, or to purchase tickets for tours, visit EdisonFord.org.

Career-Readiness Programs for Lee County Residents!

Career-Readiness Programs for Lee County Residents at FGCU! Creating more educational opportunities for Lee County…

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Career-Readiness Programs for Lee County Residents at FGCU!

Creating more educational opportunities for Lee County residents!

FGCU strives to make education more affordable for our community members who live and work in Lee County. We are happy to announce that the Lee County Economic Development Office is funding select Micro-credentials/Digital Badges for residents of Lee County.

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Explore the 20+ eligible programs and details about funding:
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Last Chance to Sign up for our Lifelong Learning Classes: Session #1

LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 12! We'd love to see you at one of our…

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LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 12!

We’d love to see you at one of our classes starting Monday September 12!

Please join us and sign-up TODAY!

Check out our website for more details:
Leeschools.net/lifelonglearning

Several of our classes have reached capacity
but we still have a few spots open for the following classes:
You may click on each link to register.

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/398930490837

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/397103847297

HULAFIT! POLYNESIAN DANCE CLASS
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/396613691227

LET’S GET FIT!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/400271551987

US CITIZENSHIP COURSE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/397260535957

WATERCOLOR PAINTING TECHNIQUES
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/406892625797

If you have any QUESTIONS or CONCERNS please contact Marliss Brockington
at 239.939.6321 or marlisskb@leeschools.net

Orchid Sale & Symposium at Edison Ford

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Orchid Sale and Symposium at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 7, 2022) — On October 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Edison and Ford Winter Estates will hold its annual Orchid Sale and Symposium. The event will take place outdoors, under the oak trees and surrounding areas. Multiple workshops will be offered each day and vendors will have rare and unusual orchids for sale. Orchids also will be available in the Garden Shoppe.

A daily ticket is required to attend the workshops ($20 for Edison Ford members; $25 for non-members); the plant sale portion of the event is free to attend. Tickets do not include tours or admission to the museum, lab or riverside of the property. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets each day for a chance to win a rare native vanilla orchid.

Workshop Schedule (ticket required each day):
Saturday
9:30-10:30 a.m. Introduction to Orchids; Mickey Carnell
11 a.m. – Noon Benign Neglect; Robert Riefer
1-2 p.m. Orchid Mounting; Debbie Hughes
2:30-3:30 p.m. Growing Orchids from Seed; Jim Davison

Sunday
9:30-10:30 a.m. Growing Orchids in Trees; Debbie Hughes
11 a.m. – Noon Unraveling the Mysteries of Orchid Potting; Stan Grigiski
1-2 p.m. Democratization of Affordable Orchids by Robert Riefer
2:30-3:30 p.m. My Favorite Orchids by John Hampton

A limited number of garden carts will be available; guests are encouraged to bring their own. Food and beverage vendors will be onsite with refreshments available for purchase. Southwest Florida Orchid Society representatives will have information about the society and membership.

Participating vendors including Bello Tropicals, OFE Orchid Supplies, Palmer Orchids, Smiley’s Orchids & Greenery, So Orchids, Sunland Orchids, and Tropiflora will have orchids and orchid supplies for sale. A limited number of garden carts will be available; guests are encouraged to bring their own. Food and beverage vendors will have refreshments available for purchase, and live music will be provided.

The Garden Shoppe offers a unique place for gardeners to shop for quality plants. The Shoppe is stocked with a large selection of ornamentals, orchids, fruit trees, butterfly plants, herbs, succulents, rare exotics and Florida natives. Many of the flowering trees and shrubs in the botanical gardens are available for purchase. Wind chimes, fountains, ceramic flower pots and garden art are also available. A ticket is not required to enter the Garden Shoppe.

Orchids have a long history with the Estates. They were Mina Edison’s favorite plants and she displayed many of them in her garden, attached to trees so they could grow as she saw them in the Everglades. Today, visitors can view many orchid species throughout the 20 acres of botanical gardens. Following in Mina’s footsteps, horticulturists continue to attach orchids to trees all around the site. For additional information, visit EdisonFord.org.

Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 220,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.

Nutrition and Aging

Hundreds of courses. Knowledgeable instructors.Have it your way, online or in-person. Support FGCU Academy |…

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Hundreds of courses. Knowledgeable instructors.
Have it your way, online or in-person.

Support FGCU Academy | Make a Memorable Gift Now

The Academy’s program fees only cover a fraction of its operating costs. The Academy relies on the purchase of memberships and donations to carry us the rest of the way. Without your support, this vital community lifelong learning and outreach program would not be possible. Thank you for your generosity.

September 2022

FGCU Academy
How does nutrition affect us as we age?

Greetings, The way we eat throughout our lives impacts the way we age. Science has proven that a well-balanced and varied diet full of nutritious foods is critical to good health.

A nutritious diet can help maintain a healthy weight and proper blood-sugar control, lower blood pressure, manage arthritis, reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease, prevent and slow the progression of eye disease, keep bones and muscles strong, and help support brain health.

Without proper nutrition, our bodies can’t stay healthy, fight off disease, or deal with illnesses that we already have. Poor nutrition weakens our immune systems and leaves us vulnerable to infections, slower recovery, and wound healing. It can cause unhealthy weight changes and muscle loss that can lead to frailty, falls, broken bones, disability, loss of independence, and disease complications. It can also lead to nutrition-related diseases and conditions like malnutrition, sarcopenia, and osteoporosis.

We all have the power to maximize and improve our health, add vitality to our years, and reduce the risk of disease, as well as increase our health-spans — the number of years we live in good health.

It is important to understand that our nutritional needs change with age.

• Changes to taste and swallowing, medical conditions and medications that impact appetite, decreased ability to shop and prepare meals, declines in sense of thirst, social isolation, and other physical and environmental changes can all impact nutrition.

• The ability to absorb vitamin B12 can decrease with age and the use of certain medications can decrease absorption. Eating enough protein and fortified foods, such as fortified cereals, can help you meet your vitamin B12 needs. Speak with your healthcare provider to determine what, if any, supplementation is right for you.

• If you use or are considering taking dietary supplements, it’s important to track and discuss all dietary supplements with your healthcare provider to determine what is right for you. This includes beverage supplements which can be a source of added sugars.

The food and beverages we consume have a profound impact on our health—now and in the years to come. And it’s never too late to make improvements.

If you would like to have FGCU Academy provide programs at your community, click below and send us an email with your information: who the contact person is, their email and phone number along with name of your community. We will be happy to reach out and discuss the possibilities with them.

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for Your Community!

Please call office to register for classes at 239.434.4737
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Program Guides

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SINGLE LECTURE CLASSES

The Great Silk Road: A Caravan of Cultures
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake – September 9 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

The heart of the ancient caravan routes of the Great Silk Road crosses the remote and largely unknown region of Central Asia which stretches across deserts and mountains from Europe to the Far East. Join us as we take you on an amazing journey through Central Asia’s Five ’Stans: Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan.

Apollo Program
@ The Arlington – September 13 | 2:30 – 4 p.m.

In this lecture we will review two missions as well as the Apollo highlight missions – Apollo 11 – First Landing on The Moon and Apollo 13 – Houston We Have A Problem Mission. Apollo 17 was launched in December 1972 and Astronaut Gene Cernan became the last man to walk on the moon. Our lecturer worked on the Apollo Program from 1962 – 1972 and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work saving the astronauts of the Apollo 13 crew. Ed Grace will share with us an inside view of the Apollo program.

Roosevelt vs. Rockefeller: Are Corporations Too Big and Powerful?
@ Naples Center / Online – September 13 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

When are corporations too big? Trust Busting or Busting Trust? We look at two honorable gentlemen of the last century set on the horns of a dilemma. President Roosevelt and many others believed that “trusts” (corporations) had grown so big, they needed to be curtailed. Mr. J.D. Rockefeller had “done the good work” of making heating oil readily available at a good price for the common man. Today our nation faces the same question it faced 100 years ago. When is a business too successful and how or should it be broken up?

Mary Queen of Scots
@ Cypress Cove – September 15 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

For love, power, intrigue and scandal you cannot beat the story of Mary Stuart! She was Queen of Scotland at six days old, Queen of France at sixteen, and had events gone as planned, Scotland would today be a part of France. Mary fully expected to become Queen of England as well. Instead in a tragic twist of fate, Mary lost her head. Her life was one of political ambition, intrigue, love, murder, plots and deception. Did Mary create her own fate or was she a victim of much stronger outside forces?

Understanding Your Mirrorless and Digital SLR
@ Naples Center – September 21, 22, 23 | 9 – 12 p.m. New Dates

For those wanting to explore their creative side with digital photography, nothing compares to the choices available with a mirrorless single lens reflex (SLR) camera. But learning the myriad of alternatives can be daunting. This course is designed to make sense of these options: how, when and why to use them. Topics will include understanding exposure, white balance, file formats, better flash photography, focus and shooting options.
New Dates

The biggest danger to adults is a fall

NEW Session for September

Balance University: Improve Balance, Posture and Flexibility (3-part series)
@ Naples Center / Online via Zoom – September 16, 23, 30 | 9 – 10 a.m.

Balance University is an interactive wellness class, designed to improve balance, posture and flexibility. This program starts with basic balance exercises and progresses to more complex movements over time. Your instructor explains the “whys” and the importance of balance exercises as part of your everyday routine. Join our instructor in a safe and effective low-impact workout every Friday morning.

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES
Instructor: John Guerra

Apple iPhone/iPad Settings: iCloud, Notifications, Focus and More
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake – September 29 | 1 – 2 p.m.

Computer and Internet Security for Desktops, Laptops, Phones and Tablets – How to Stay Safe & Protect
@ Naples Center or Online via Zoom – September 30 | 10 -11:30 a.m.

LOOKING AHEAD – see what’s coming

• Jonathan Pollard – Avarice or Ideology
• The Great Private Sector Space Race
• King Ludwig II of Bavaria – The Fairytale King
• Get Ready to Vote in the November Elections

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2023 Travel

Travel The World With FGCU Academy
Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living

Brochures now available for most tours – see below

INSIDER’S JAPAN – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
May 20 – June 1, 2023 | 13 days
It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa.

UNTAMED ALASKA – coming soon
August 20 – 30, 2023 | 11 days
Awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as we explore Alaska’s varied landscapes and noteworthy cities. From Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Kenai Fjords national parks to the energy of Anchorage and scenic Seward, our small group encounters the breadth and beauty of America’s Last Frontier.

LEGENDARY TURKEY – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 1 – 15, 2023 | 15 days
Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.

ACROSS SPAIN & PORTUGAL – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 10 – 26, 2023 | 17 days
Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona.

PEARLS OF DALMATIA – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 14 – 28, 2023 | 15 days
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.

CLASSIC GERMANY – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 21 – October 3, 2023 | 13 days
Classic Germany: it’s the Romantic Road and the Bavarian Alps, royal castles and half-timbered houses, charming villages and historic Nuremberg, culturally rich Munich and international Berlin. It’s history of note – and of notoriety. And we see it all on this alluring small group tour.

SICILY IN DEPTH – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 28 – October 9, 2023 | 12 days
Crossroads of the Mediterranean … the “toe” in Italy’s boot … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this, and much more, as we see on our stellar small group journey around this Italian island. It’s lively cities and ancient ruins, temples of man – and of nature, hospitable people and delectable cuisine … a feast for all the senses.

ISRAEL: TIMELESS WONDERS – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
October 14 – 25, 2023 | 12 days
Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of spirit and story, history and hospitality. From modern Tel Aviv to scen¬ic Upper Galilee, ancient Tiberias and storied Nazareth to Jerusalem, “City of Gold,” we engage all our senses in a small group encounter with this extraordinary and holy land, with a five-night stay in Jerusalem at the legendary King David hotel.

Support FGCU Academy | Make a Memorable Gift Now

The Academy’s program fees only cover a fraction of its operating costs. The Academy relies on the purchase of memberships and donations to carry us the rest of the way. Without your support, this vital community lifelong learning and outreach program would not be possible. Thank you for your generosity.

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SBA Upcoming Webinars & Workshops

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Upcoming Webinars & Workshops

Financial Management for Small Business – September 7 11am
The Financial Management for a Small Business module will take you on an important first step to building a better financial future for your business.
After completing this training, you will be able to:
• Explain the concept of financial management and why it is important to a small business.
• Identify financial management practices, rules, and tools that are commonly available to a small business.
• Explain the most common financial statements.
• Explain how these financial management practices, rules, and tools work.
• Explain financial management basics for a small business.
• Importance of cash flow management.
• Explain the basics of financing for start-up and growing businesses.
Financial Management for Small Business Tickets, Wed, Sep 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

How a Small Business Owner Can Dominate his/her Market Position – September 7 6pm
In this presentation, we will focus on what we consider the five key elements to make you, as a business owner, able to create value to your business offer, and in the process, fully differentiate your business from your competitors and dominate your specific market.
We will analyze why we must focus on the 20% of your business activities that generate 80% of your business results, and train you on identifying and applying the essentials of marketing and business growth fundamentals.
The target in this presentation is to help you build a robust and productive business and quickly increase your business revenue/profit rate.
How a Small Business Owner Can Dominate his/her Market Position | SCORE

What You Need to Know to Start a Business – September 8 10am
You’ve got the idea. Now you need to know how to get on your way. From how to determine feasibility and legal structures to the types of licenses you’ll need, this class covers all the essentials that will help you get started.
Registration (gotowebinar.com)

Overview of SBA Programs and Services – September 8 12 Noon
This class covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) has to offer to help you start and grow your business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, Disaster Assistance, and Advocacy Services.
Overview of SBA Programs and Services | SCORE

The Top 10 Challenges of Leaders Today – September 8 6pm
100 people were surveyed and asked one question….”What is TODAY’s #1 Challenge of Leaders ?”
Coach Michael Krumpak of L4Learning Solutions (L4LearningSolutions.com) reveals the results of his conversations with 100 people. Learn what today’s Top Leader Challenges are AND what you can do to make these challenges become a core strength.
1. LEARN: Learn the Top 10 Challenges of Leaders Today.
2. DO: Collaborate with other leaders to discuss how these challenges play out. Engage in polls and interactive discussions, hearing from others on how they are addressing these core challenges in today’s unique climate.
3. GET: A Summary of the Top Challenges and ways in which you can tackle and overcome today’s top leadership challenges.
The Top 10 Challenges of Leaders Today | SCORE

MS Excel Advanced – September 10 9:30am
This information-packed session will demonstrate with realistic examples some of the advanced functionalities of Excel, hand-picked based on our clients’ requests and based on our 20 years of experience in the IT Training industry.
This workshop will include:
• Best practices when dealing with large amounts of data in Excel.
• Step-by-step on how to perform advanced functionalities such as: protect your worksheet, quick error-finding shortcuts, and worksheets.
• Advanced formulas allowing the calculation of data based on conditions and rules (SUMIF, COUNTA, ABS, Conditional Formatting)
• Complex functions to identify the maximum or minimum values, remove or identify duplicates, conditional formatting.
• An introduction of standard Charts, Pivot Tables, and VLookup formulas.
• Learn about the functionality of Dashboards, Slicers, and Pivot Charts.
Attendees will leave the session with tips and suggestions on how to even further their advancement on Excel, while getting their work done.
MS Excel Advanced | SCORE

Cómo aprovechar el poder del Marketing Digital de forma sencilla y efectiva – September 10 9:30 am
Con el crecimiento de las redes sociales, la innovación digital ya no es un lujo, ni siquiera una opción. La necesidad de mejorar la comercialización de su marca o negocio en el entorno acelerado de hoy es inevitable.
CONSEJOS PARA SU MARCA:
• Cómo diseñar su “brand” o su marca en línea de forma memorable y con personalidad
• El secreto para conectarse con sus clientes a través del “Valor”
• La mejor manera de identificar y encontrar a su cliente ideal en línea
• Elementos esenciales de automatización social para optimizar su tiempo.
HERRAMIENTAS DE MARKETING SOCIAL:
• La clave para entender un Plan de Redes Sociales
• La fórmula para hacer que su negocio sea más inteligente/amigable con la tecnología
• Cómo dominar sus mensajes en línea con esta sencilla técnica
• Pasos sencillos para integrar sus canales de redes sociales.
Cómo aprovechar el poder del Marketing Digital de forma sencilla y efectiva | SCORE

Franchise Expo South 2022 – September 9 or 10 10am
At Franchise Expo South, the hottest franchise brands and opportunities will be on display.
Meet face-to-face with leading franchise brands in every industry, across every investment level, and see how you can become a small business owner.
Explore the comprehensive conference program led by industry experts to gain the ins and outs and behind-the-scenes information needed for success.
Talk to the experts in person to find the right franchise business for you.
Franchise Expo South 2022 (DAY TWO) | SCORE

Sesion Informativa Programa de Navegadores Miami-Dade – September 12 1pm
Si su empresa está ubicada en el condado de Miami-Dade y su propiedad mayoritaria es de una mujer, un veterano o una persona socialmente y económicamente desfavorecida no se pierda esta sesión de información sobre nuestro Programa de Negocios Navegadores de Miami-Dade. El programa Business Navigator de Miami-Dade (MDBN) es una nueva e interesante iniciativa local financiada, en parte, a través de una subvención de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA) de EE. UU.
El programa reúne a siete grupos locales que trabajan para ampliar su alcance y apoyar a las pequeñas y microempresas como la suya.
Regístrese HOY y descubra cómo puede acceder a consultoría, capacitación, información empresarial y recursos personalizados desde sus Business Navigators.
Sesion Informativa Programa de Navegadores Miami-Dade (sbanavigator.org)

HR 101: Hiring, Firing and Other Key HR Basics for Small Business Owners – August 30 10am
If you are a business owner with employees or preparing to hire employees for the very first time, understanding the various ever-changing employment laws can feel a bit overwhelming. This webinar will help you familiarize yourself with essential HR and employment law topics that you should be aware of when it comes to recruiting, hiring, firing and everything in between.
Some highlights of what will be reviewed include:
• Employment laws are most often violated by Small Businesses
• Recruiting
• Interviewing Hazards
• Reference & Background Checks
• Onboarding
• Independent Contractor vs. Employee
• Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employee
• Discipline
• Termination
• And more…
HR 101: Hiring, Firing and Other Key HR Basics for Small Business Owners | SCORE

DIVAS IN THE TRUCKING INDUSTRY – September 13 9:30am
Help clients to understand the “industry”
Identify profitability
Determine how to get a “slice of the pie”
Develop & manage successful businesses
Sep-13 Divas In The Trucking Industry (flwbc.org)

Building the Ultimate Business Plan – September 13 10am
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds, or growing your existing business. It serves as an important roadmap for your business. Receive the basic tools necessary to complete a practical business plan in this seminar, including how to conduct the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections.
Registration (gotowebinar.com)

Insurance 101 for Small Business – September 13 2pm
Small businesses cannot run without insurance and that’s usually because you’ll be required to buy insurance by your landlord, client or customer, especially if you’re going to their premises, city, state or federal government, and/or for licensing and permits. • Commercial Property Insurance for your Business Personal Property or Tools or Equipment or for a Building you’re building or renovating • General Liability Insurance • Workers’ Compensation • Commercial Auto • Various other Insurance Options available and how to protect yourself and mitigate risks from businesses that work under you also.
Meeting Registration – Zoom

Review Your Options, Maybe Start Your Own Business – September 13 6pm
During times like these, people often contemplate getting better control of their lives by starting their own business. You can achieve financial independence by owning your own business. Spend some time with us to look under the covers at what running your own business entails.
Review Your Options, Maybe Start Your Own Business | SCORE

Empezando su negocio en línea – September 13 6pm
Ser capaz de vender su producto o servicio en línea nunca ha sido más importante. Durante la pandemia, muchas empresas establecidas tuvieron que reinventarse y encontrar formas de ofrecer sus servicios en línea. Registrase hoy y exploraremos temas sobre cómo iniciar un negocio en línea o agregar servicios en línea a sus negocios existentes.
Empezando su negocio en línea (sbanavigator.org)

How To Make Your Business Bankable – September 13 6pm
The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at FIU and FirstBank Florida Small Business Financial Literacy Workshop Series will provide financial training from highly experienced business experts!
During these trainings, businesses will learn:
• Review of financial concepts and statements
• Maximize financial capital opportunities
• How to make your business loan-worthy
• How lenders evaluate your busines
Florida SBDC at FIU Upcoming Events (google.com)

Sourcing Capital For Your Business – September 13 6pm
Innovative strategies for getting the money you need for your business.
The goal of this workshop is to prepare you to get the funding that you need to start your business or to grow and expand it. This is an interactive seminar where participants will share their objectives with the presenter.
In this workshop, we will walk you through the basics of:
• Bank Lending
• Venture and Angel capital
• Alternative Financing Strategies
• Private Investors
The participant will leave the workshop with an understanding of what banks and investors are looking for when providing capital to small businesses. They are lending and investing!
This is a unique opportunity to get insight that is typically not available.
Resources of Banks (that are actually lending) and investors will be shared with the participants.
Sourcing Capital For Your Business | SCORE

Accounting made easy for you (An Introduction to Accounting) – September 13 6pm
The webinar will cover in greater detail the basic accounting documents that every micro-business will need to operate effectively with the use of simple examples and a case study.
Participants will learn what are the basic financial documents that all small businesses should use and its importance.
1. What is an Income Statement
2. What is a Cash Flow Statement
3. What is a Balance Sheet
4. What is a Profit & Loss Statement
Accounting made easy for you (An Introduction to Accounting) (sbanavigator.org)

Why You Need to Use a Bookkeeping System – September 14 12noon
We will show you why having the correct bookkeeping system can increase your revenue!
Why You Need to Use a Bookkeeping System | SCORE

Introduction to Quickbooks – September 14 1pm
Learn how to implement and use QuickBooks Online efficiently and effectively to get to know your numbers, organize your business finances, and improve your cash flow. In this webinar, we will cover both basic and intermediate features and QuickBooks updates that will save you time and money. We will reveal common mistakes and frequently asked questions.
Introduction to Quickbooks (sbanavigator.org)

Motivación del logro – September 14 6pm
Si las personas reconocen la Motivación del Logro en su vida diaria, ellos pueden practicarla conscientemente, aprender a aplicarla más eficazmente en situaciones empresariales. El concepto básico de la Motivación al Logro ha sido exitosamente aplicado en más de cuarenta (40) países que representan diversas circunstancias culturales y económicas.
Informes de experiencias indican el mérito de este seminario en mejorar el porcentaje de éxito de los Socios de Aprendizaje graduados, señalado igualmente por nuevas Fundaciones de Empresas y expansión de negocios existentes.
Motivación del logro | SCORE

How to Use YouTube To Grow Your Business – September 15 10 am
Join us and learn how to tap into the power of YouTube. Get best practices for creating a YouTube Channel and compelling video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.
In this session, we will explore:
• Understanding different video formats
• How to setup a YouTube channel\n
• Making good creative, and how to target and measure the results
How To Use YouTube To Grow Your Business | SCORE

Orientación a los servicios de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA) – September 15 4pm
La Agencia Federal de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA, por sus siglas, en inglés) ayuda a propietarios y emprendedores de pequeñas empresas a lograr el sueño americano. La SBA ofrece una amplia gama de servicios y programas que el público en general no comprende.
La SBA es la única agencia federal que ofrece servicios y programas gratuitos con un enfoque en asesoramiento empresarial, acceso a capital, contratación gubernamental y ayuda en casos de desastre.
Si usted es un empresario hispano y desea obtener más información sobre estos servicios y programas en nuestra área local, regístrese para este evento.
Orientación a los servicios de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas (SBA) Entradas, Jue, 15 sept. 2022 a las 16:00 | Eventbrite

How To Increase Sales During Uncertain Times – September 15 6pm
Learn how to get existing customers to buy. Replace customers that disappeared. Start up a pipeline of prospects.
Learn about:
• The B2B Process Sale.
• How to approach business prospects and develop trust.
• How a pipeline supports consistent new accounts.
• Growing your business by tapping your market’s potential.
• Why you must “Ask for the order”
How To Increase Sales During Uncertain Times | SCORE

Show Me the Money: Financing Your Business – September 15 6pm
Are you looking for money for your business? Are you considering a SBA loan? This seminar will help you zero in on the right funding choices for your business and avoid money scams. Our financing veteran will educate you on how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and where to find money in a tight-fisted economy.
You’ll explore: • SBA loans: when, where and how to apply • How to plan your financing request to banks • Which banks are making loan • Angel investors and venture capitalists • Six Cs of credit and how credit scores affect your business • The fundamentals of royalties, licensing and supplier credit • Busting the myths about small business grants
Registration (gotowebinar.com)

Diseñe una estrategia de precios cautivadora – September 17 9:30am
El precio es el elemento que garantiza la rentabilidad de cualquier negocio. Por ello debe elaborarse una estrategia de precios que no solo garantice el retorno económico y financiero esperado, sino que además conecte emocionalmente con el cliente, garantizando la compra y evitando que elijan a la competencia.
En este seminario web aprenderán sobre estrategia de precios emocional y creativo, desde la perspectiva de la neurociencia y adaptado a su modelo de negocio.
Diseñe una estrategia de precios cautivadora | SCORE

SBA South Florida District
51 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 201
Miami, Florida
Phone: 305-536-5521

https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/fl/miami

All SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance

Small Business Administration (SBA) · 409 3rd St, SW · Washington DC 20416 · 1-800-827-5722

The Southwest Florida Symphony announces its 62nd Concert Season

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2022) – The Southwest Florida Symphony, Lee County’s only professional orchestra and the fourth oldest in the state, announces its greatly anticipated 2022-2023 season lineup of performances. The Symphony’s 62nd season features a new, yet locally beloved Music Director Maestro Radu Paponiu on the podium, one of classical music’s most celebrated violinists and innovative music by diverse and groundbreaking composers.

The Symphony softly opens its season in October with a TinyConcert – MiniMasterworks, featuring the orchestra’s exceptional professional musicians who will perform the Mendelssohn Octet and Mozart String Quartet No. 19. The Masterworks Classical Concert Series features world renowned guest violinist, Gil Shaham, the return of Sphinx Competition winner, cellist, Thomas Mesa and partnerships with Opera Naples and Naples based Grand Piano Series. The Pops Series has evolved into Brave New Pops; innovative programming where the orchestra co-stars in groundbreaking performances of fusion concerts, multimedia presentations and orchestral arrangements of contemporary rock & roll. This year’s Brave New Pops features the long-awaited music of Elton John in Remember When Rock Was Young, the Ocala Symphony’s Music Director Matt Wardell with his program, Heroes: Bowie & Glass, featuring his fusion of David Bowie and classical composer Phillip Glass, and the return of local favorite, Steve Hackman with his Bohemian Rhapsody in Blue fusion. We’re also excited to present a new Christmas tradition with a Holiday Pops program that’s been uniquely created for the Southwest Florida Symphony by a regular visitor to the Symphony stage; an audience and orchestra favorite alike, Maestro Andrew Lipke, who has curated the SWFLSO Christmas Show!, which will appear at three locations between Lee and Charlotte Counties.

Further details on the Symphony’s 62nd season are available by calling (239) 418-1500 or online at WWW.SWFLSO.ORG. Season subscriptions and single tickets to some individual concerts are currently on sale.

– Event Title: MiniMasterworks – Mozart & Mendelssohn
o Location: Tribby Arts Center at Shell Point, 17281 On Par Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908
o Cost: $40
o Date: Oct. 13, 2022
o Time: 7 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – Classical concert performance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet no. 19 in C major, K. 465 “Dissonance”
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20

– Event Title: MiniMasterworks – Mozart & Mendelssohn
o Location: Gulf Theater, 900 West Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950
o Cost: $30
o Date: Oct. 14, 2022
o Time: 7 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – Classical concert performance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet no. 19 in C major, K. 465 “Dissonance”
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20

– Event Title: MiniMasterworks – Mozart & Mendelssohn
o Location: Bell Tower, 13499 S Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33907
o Cost: $30
o Date: Oct. 15, 2022
o Time: 7 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – Classical concert performance.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet no. 19 in C major, K. 465 “Dissonance”
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20

– Event Title: Holiday Pops – The SWFLSO Christmas Show!
o Location: Gulf Theater, 900 West Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950
o Cost: $30
o Date: Dec. 11, 2022
o Time: 4 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – “In Search of The Perfect Christmas Song” featuring guest artist, Maestro Andrew Lipke. Join us for a journey through a host of various Christmas and holiday songs in search of what makes them so timeless. Along the way, we’ll explore an instrumental mash-up of Nutcracker themes blended with holiday favorites and write brand new lyrics with audience participation for “The 12 Days of FLORIDA Christmas.”

– Event Title: Holiday Pops – The SWFLSO Christmas Show!
o Location: The Village Church at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33908
o Cost: $35
o Date: Dec. 12, 2022
o Time: 7 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – “In Search of The Perfect Christmas Song” featuring guest artist, Maestro Andrew Lipke. Join us for a journey through a host of various Christmas and holiday songs in search of what makes them so timeless. Along the way, we’ll explore an instrumental mash-up of Nutcracker themes blended with holiday favorites and write brand new lyrics with audience participation for “The 12 Days of FLORIDA Christmas.”

– Event Title: Holiday Pops – The SWFLSO Christmas Show!
o Location: First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, 9751 Bonita Beach Rd SE, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
o Cost: $25
o Date: Dec. 13, 2022
o Time: 7 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – “In Search of The Perfect Christmas Song” featuring guest artist, Maestro Andrew Lipke. Join us for a journey through a host of various Christmas and holiday songs in search of what makes them so timeless. Along the way, we’ll explore an instrumental mash-up of Nutcracker themes blended with holiday favorites and write brand new lyrics with audience participation for “The 12 Days of FLORIDA Christmas.”

– Event Title: Brave New Pops 1 – Remember When Rock Was Young
o Location: Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950
o Cost: $78-$103
o Date: Jan. 20, 2023
o Time: 7 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – A full-strength stage experience like you’ve never seen before! Capturing the music, costumes, and charisma of Sir Elton John, this show leaves audiences gasping for breath from all the fun they’ve had. Starring the multiple award-winning, multitalented singer/actor/pianist Craig A. Meyer, this spectacular theatrical experience is a musical journey celebrating decades of chart-topping hits.

– Event Title: Brave New Pops 1 – Remember When Rock Was Young
o Location: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919
o Cost: $25+
o Date: Jan. 21, 2023
o Time: 7:30 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – A full-strength stage experience like you’ve never seen before! Capturing the music, costumes, and charisma of Sir Elton John, this show leaves audiences gasping for breath from all the fun they’ve had. Starring the multiple award-winning, multitalented singer/actor/pianist Craig A. Meyer, this spectacular theatrical experience is a musical journey celebrating decades of chart-topping hits.

– Event Title: Masterworks 1
o Location: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919
o Cost: $25+
o Date: Jan. 28, 2023
o Time: 7:30 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – Classical concert performance featuring violinist Gil Shaham, conducted by Radu Paponiu. Conductor/Guest Artist pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Magic Flute, K. 620: Overture
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Violin Concerto in G minor, Op.80
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

– Event Title: Brave New Pops 2 – Bowie and Glass: A Symphonic Tribute
o Location: BIG ARTS – Sanibel Island, 900 Dunlop Rd., Sanibel, FL 33957
o Cost: $72
o Date: Feb. 10, 2023
o Time: 7:30 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – The indelible music of David Bowie and composer Philip Glass. The Southwest Florida Symphony and the Voltron Collective team up to bring you Glass’ Symphony No. 4 Heroes juxtaposed with the Bowie songs that inspired it (and all of us!).

– Event Title: Brave New Pops 2 – Bowie and Glass: A Symphonic Tribute
o Location: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919
o Cost: $25+
o Date: Feb. 11, 2023
o Time: 7:30 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – The indelible music of David Bowie and composer Philip Glass. The Southwest Florida Symphony and the Voltron Collective team up to bring you Glass’ Symphony No. 4 Heroes juxtaposed with the Bowie songs that inspired it (and all of us!).

– Event Title: Brave New Pops 2 – Bowie and Glass: A Symphonic Tribute
o Location: Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950
o Cost: $78-$103
o Date: Feb. 12, 2023
o Time: 4 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – The indelible music of David Bowie and composer Philip Glass. The Southwest Florida Symphony and the Voltron Collective team up to bring you Glass’ Symphony No. 4 Heroes juxtaposed with the Bowie songs that inspired it (and all of us!).

– Event Title: Masterworks 2
o Location: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919
o Cost: $25+
o Date: March 11, 2023
o Time: 7:30 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – Classical concert performance featuring cellist Thomas Mesa, conducted by Radu Paponiu. Conductor/Guest Artist pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.
Jessie Montgomery: Overture
Antonín Dvořák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations

– Event Title: Masterworks 3
o Location: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919
o Cost: $25+
o Date: April 1, 2023
o Time: 7:30 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – In partnership with Opera Naples, a Night at the Opera returns with various popular arias conducted by Radu Paponiu, narrated by Robert Van Winkle. Conductor/Guest Artist pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.

– Event Title: Masterworks 4
o Location: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919
o Cost: $25+
o Date: April 22, 2023
o Time: 7:30 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – Partnership with Grand Piano Series of Naples featuring pianist Ying Li, conducted by Radu Paponiu. Conductor/Guest Artist pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7:30 p.m.
Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
Modest Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

– Event Title: Brave New Pops 3 – The Orchestra: Starring Former Members of Electric Light Orchestra
o Location: Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 33919
o Cost: $25+
o Date: May 6, 2023
o Time: 7:30 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – Not all rock bands are created equal! THE ORCHESTRA Starring Former Members ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA is living proof. With a membership pedigree from 1972 to present, THE ORCHESTRA Starring Former Members ELO has launched their 2023 TOUR, heralding a continuing era of unparalleled symphonic rock.

– Event Title: Brave New Pops 3 – The Orchestra: Starring Former Members of Electric Light Orchestra
o Location: Charlotte Performing Arts Center, 701 Carmalita St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950
o Cost: $78-$103
o Date: May 7, 2023
o Time: 4 p.m.
o Website: swflso.org
o Details – Not all rock bands are created equal! THE ORCHESTRA Starring Former Members ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA is living proof. With a membership pedigree from 1972 to present, THE ORCHESTRA Starring Former Members ELO has launched their 2023 TOUR, heralding a continuing era of unparalleled symphonic rock.

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Upcoming SFWMD Public Meetings

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Join the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) for upcoming public meetings and events in the next three weeks. For a list of all upcoming meetings, check out our Meeting Calendar. Meeting agendas are available at least seven days in advance.

Meeting format varies for each meeting, and some meetings may be in-person only, virtual only, or a hybrid of both formats.
Take note of upcoming SFWMD public meetings

What: East Coast Surficial Model Peer Review Meeting
When: September 7, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Information

What: Governing Board Meeting
When: September 8, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.
Meeting Information
The Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Tentative Ad Valorem Millage Rates, Non Ad Valorem Tax Rolls, and Tentative Budget will take place at 5:15 p.m.

What: Recreational Forum
When: September 19, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Meeting Information

What: Final Public Hearing on Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Final Millage Rates and Final Budget
When: September 20, 2022 at 5:15 p.m.
Meeting information and materials will be posted seven days before the meeting date at sfwmd.gov/meetings.

Many SFWMD meetings are conducted via Zoom, a free online meeting tool. You can learn more about attending a Zoom meeting and even run a test on your computer, tablet or smart phone. Please note, you must have the latest version of Zoom to attend SFWMD meetings conducted on Zoom.
The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that manages the water resources in the southern part of the state. It is the oldest and largest of the state’s five water management districts. Our mission is to safeguard and restore South Florida’s water resources and ecosystems, protect our communities from flooding, and meet the region’s water needs while connecting with the public and stakeholders.

South Florida Water Management District · 3301 Gun Club Road · West Palm Beach, FL · 33406