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The Oak Ridge Boys to Perform at Seminole Casino Hotel Saturday, March 3 Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment presents An Evening with country music legends The Oak Ridge Boys live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. The performance is part of…

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The Oak Ridge Boys to Perform at Seminole Casino Hotel
Saturday, March 3
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment presents An Evening with country music legends The Oak Ridge Boys live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. The performance is part of The Oak Ridge Boys’ Shine the Light Tour. The Oak Ridge Boys bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. Their string of hits includes the country-pop chart-topper “Elvira,” as well as “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes,” “Fancy Free,” “Y’all Come Back Saloon,” “Sail Away,” “It Takes A Little Rain,” and many others. Tickets are $69 and are available at the casino, on jaytv.com or by calling 800-218-0007. Attendees must be 21 years of age.
 
Seminole Casino Hotel Welcomes The Platters and Cornell Gunter’s Coasters
Saturday, March 10
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment & IT$ NOT OBER YET Productions present legendary musical groups The Platters and The Coasters in concert. The Platters and The Coasters will perform their iconic music at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. In 1955, The Platters became the first African-American vocal group to reach international super stardom. The group’s debut single, “Only You (and You Alone),” launched the vocal group on the world stage. The Platters’ follow-up single, “The Great Pretender,” propelled the group to the number one position on the pop charts, providing the launch pad for their meteoric rise as crossover artists. The Platters timeless hits also include “Only You,” “Magic Touch,” “My Prayer Heaven on Earth” “I’m Sorry,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” “Harbor Lights” Red Sails in the Sunset,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “You’ll Never Know” and “Twilight Time.” This year marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of Cornell Gunter’s Coasters out of the ashes of the surprising breakup of the original Coaster group several months earlier. Over the years, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters have continually built up a new market for their approach to 1950s music. The Coasters’ enduring hits include “Charlie Brown,” “Along Came Jones,” “Poison Ivy,” “Love Potion #9,” “Love Potion #10,” “Little Egypt,” “Young Blood,” “Yakety Yak,” “Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart,” “Searchin’,” “Shoppin’ For Clothes” and “Smokey Joe’s Café.” Tickets are $59 and can be purchased online at www.jaytv.com, at the casino or by phone at 800-514-ETIX(3849).
 
Lee Greenwood to Perform at Seminole Casino Hotel
Friday, March 16
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment & IT$ NOT OBER YET Productions present country music icon Lee Greenwood in concert. Greenwood will perform at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Greenwood’s song “God Bless the USA” has been voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America. The song has been in the top five on the country singles charts three times, giving it the distinction of being the only song in any genre of music to achieve that feat. With seven Number One songs and 25 charted singles, Greenwood’s hits also include “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “Ring On Her Finger Time On Her Hands,” “She’s Lyin,” “I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going Going Gone,” “You Got A Good Love Comin,” “Fools Gold,” and “Morning Ride.”  His latest CD is “I Want to be in Your World,” for which he wrote three of the seven songs and plays saxophone on the original track, “Here Comes Love, There Goes My Heart.” Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at www.jaytv.com, at the casino or by phone at 800-514-ETIX(3849).
 
Seminole Casino Hotel Welcomes Entertainment Legend Tony Orlando
Saturday, March 24
Jay Goldberg Events and Entertainment presents An Evening with entertainment legend Tony Orlando live in concert at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m. Orlando is one of America’s most endearing and enduring iconic stars. His performance at Seminole Casino Hotel is part of his tour of live concert shows across the nation as he celebrates more than five decades as a beloved entertainer. Few entertainers have excelled in so many realms as Orlando has: a top selling recording artist, songwriter, concert headliner, network television star, motion picture actor, Broadway performer and author. A Grammy nominee, Orlando has sold millions of records, including five number one hits: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round The Ole Oak Tree,” “Knock Three Times,” “Candida,” “My Sweet Gypsy Rose” and “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).” “Tie A Yellow Ribbon” was the number one Billboard song of 1973, became Orlando’s theme song, and grew into an American anthem of hope and homecoming, reunion and renewal. Tickets are $65 and are available at the casino, on jaytv.com or by calling 800-218-0007. Attendees must be 21 years of age.
 
 
 
March 2018 Live Music Schedule
At Zig Zag Lounge
 
Performances are at the Zig Zag Lounge. No cover for live entertainment. TVs throughout the Zig Zag bar air sporting events and other entertainment. Zig Zag Lounge is Southwest Florida’s premier destination to catch your favorite teams during the NFL season. Entertainment is subject to change. For complete details, visit moreinparadise.com.
 

Thursday, March 1 8 p.m. to midnight Fusion
Friday, March 2 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Experience
Saturday, March 3 4 to 8 p.m. Eddie & The Edsels
Saturday, March 3 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Experience
Sunday, March 4
Sunday, March 4
Noon to 4 p.m.
6 to 10 p.m.
Ralph Martinez Band
Hip Squad
Monday, March 5 8 p.m. to midnight Cachet
Tuesday, March 6 8 p.m. to midnight Wonderama
Wednesday, March 7
Thursday, March 8
8 p.m. to midnight
8 p.m. to midnight
Grand Slam
The Magnifikats
Friday, March 9 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Vision
Saturday, March 10
Saturday, March 10
Sunday, March 11
4 to 8 p.m.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Noon to 4 p.m.
Eddie & The Edsels
Vision
Chicago Mob
Sunday, March 11 6 to 10 p.m. Inztant Karma
Monday, March 12 8 p.m. to midnight Cachet
Tuesday, March 13 8 p.m. to midnight Primetime
Wednesday, March 14 8 p.m. to midnight X-Factor
Thursday, March 15 8 p.m. to midnight Shindigs
Friday, March 16
Saturday, March 17
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
4 to 8 p.m.
Gypsy Lane
Hip Squad (St. Patrick’s Day!)
Saturday, March 17
Sunday, March 18
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Noon to 4 p.m.
Gypsy Lane
Shindigs
Sunday, March 18 6 to 10 p.m. Tat-2 Band
Monday, March 19 8 p.m. to midnight Cachet
Tuesday, March 20 8 p.m. to midnight Wonderama
Wednesday, March 21 8 p.m. to midnight Grand Slam
Thursday, March 22
Friday, March 23
Saturday, March 24
Saturday, March 24
Sunday, March 25
Sunday, March 25
Monday, March 26
Tuesday, March 27
Wednesday, March 28
Thursday, March 29
Friday, March 30
Saturday, March 31
Saturday, March 31
 
8 p.m. to midnight
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
4 to 8 p.m.
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Noon to 4 p.m.
6 to 10 p.m.
8 p.m. to midnight
8 p.m. to midnight
8 p.m. to midnight
8 p.m. to midnight
9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
4 to 8 p.m.
9 to 1 a.m.
Fusion
Pocket Change
Inztant Karma
Pocket Change
Hip Squad
Tat-2 Band
Cachet
Primetime
Tat-2 Band
The Magnifikats
Unique
Chicago Mob
Unique

 

24-HOUR FESTIVAL PROMPTS ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND PERFORMERS TO GET CREATIVE

February 9, 2018 - Fort Myers, FL - On March 3rd and 4th, Ghostbird Theatre Company Presents the 11th Annual 24-Hour Festival! Visual artists, filmmakers, theatre artists, dancers, musicians, and poets race against a 24-hour clock to create unique works based on prompts given by Barry Cavin, Artistic Director of Ghostbird Theatre Company. The Sidney…

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24-HOUR FESTIVAL PROMPTS ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, AND PERFORMERS TO GET CREATIVE

February 9, 2018 – Fort Myers, FL – On March 3rd and 4th, Ghostbird Theatre Company Presents the 11th Annual 24-Hour Festival! Visual artists, filmmakers, theatre artists, dancers, musicians, and poets race against a 24-hour clock to create unique works based on prompts given by Barry Cavin, Artistic Director of Ghostbird Theatre Company. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District.
 
Artists of all types and ages are invited to participate in the 24-Hour Festival! You may not yet know how creative you can be in 24 hours, but you’ll have so much fun you won’t even feel the sleep deprivation. Cash awards of $500 will be given to best visual artwork, best video, best live performance, and best musical performance. Artists must register through our online registration process–all guidelines are also posted there at www.ghostbird.ticketleap.com. Slots are limited, and so we recommend that artists and performers register now!
This is a free event, with doors opening at 6:30 on Sunday, March 4, and the performances beginning promptly at 7:00 p.m at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Audiences are invited to experience what the competitors have created from their prompts in just 24 hours! This event is supported by grants from the City of Fort Myers and the Lee County Tourist Development Council.
 
Ghostbird Theatre Company is the only theatre company in the American South fully dedicated to mounting site-specific performances. Ghostbird writes new works or selects classic plays with the host venue in mind, designing the play in concert with the venue, its history, its aesthetics, and its mission. Ghostbird Theatre’s shows are very intimate, often immersive, because they try to bring in a full, beautiful experience for the audience: whether its in shadow play, original music and songs, puppetry, cabaret, or dance. For more info, visit https://www.ghostbirdtheatrecompany.org.
 
Ghostbird Theatre presents the 11th Annual 24-Hour Festival
Artist Registration: www.ghostbird.ticketleap.com
Saturday, March 3rd, 5pm: Prompts Delivered
Sunday, March 4th, 5pm: Deadline for Artist Submissions
Sunday, March 4th, 6:30pm: Doors Open •  7pm: Performances
Free to Enter • Free to Attend

 
 

ENJOY WORLD-CLASS CHAMBER MUSIC PAIRED WITH A GOURMET DINNER AT THE AMERICAN VIRTUOSI GALA

February 9, 2018 - Fort Myers, FL - Food and music connoisseurs rejoice! The American Virtuosi Gala returns to downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, March 31st. Enjoy a gourmet four-course dinner prepared by Chefs Karen and Mike Gavala of G3 Catering paired with classical music from some of today’s finest chamber music performers from around…

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ENJOY WORLD-CLASS CHAMBER MUSIC PAIRED WITH A GOURMET DINNER AT THE AMERICAN VIRTUOSI GALA

February 9, 2018 – Fort Myers, FL – Food and music connoisseurs rejoice! The American Virtuosi Gala returns to downtown Fort Myers on Saturday, March 31st. Enjoy a gourmet four-course dinner prepared by Chefs Karen and Mike Gavala of G3 Catering paired with classical music from some of today’s finest chamber music performers from around the country! The 2018 ensemble features violinist Peter Winograd, violist Jim Griffith, cellist Andres Díaz, and pianist Wendy Chen, plus special guests violinist Anton Miller, violist Rita Porfiris, and French horn player Ryan Little. The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is located at 2301 First St. in the historic downtown Fort Myers River District.
 
The most refined classical music fundraiser returns for another season at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center! The American Virtuosi Gala is an elegant evening of chamber music featuring a delectable four-course dinner paired with selected wine. The evening’s meal is prepared by G3 Catering, one of Southwest Florida’s premier fine catering companies.
 
Prior to the performance, savor a delicious four-course dinner prepared by G3 Catering and paired with the perfect wine. G3 Catering is a family owned and operated company. Together Mike and Karen Gavala make a winning team, each specializing in different things while sharing the same passion and vision. Their combined talents provide clients with catering services above and beyond their expectations while providing personal and professional service throughout the process. For more info, visit www.g3catering.com.
 
The American Virtuosi Gala is a fundraiser benefiting the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center’s Eclectic Education programs. Take part in the American Virtuosi Gala on Saturday, March 31st in the Grand Atrium at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.
 
American Virtuosi Gala
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Cocktails: 6pm • Dinner: 7pm • Concert: 8pm
Tickets: $125 • Table for 8: $900

For tickets and info, visit www.sbdac.com.
 
Peter Winograd joined the American String Quartet as the first violinist in 1990. He gave his first solo public performance at the age of 11, and at age 17 he was accepted as a scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School. Recognized early as an exceptionally promising young artist, Winograd was a top prizewinner in the 1988 Naumburg International Violin Competition. He then made his New York debut to critical acclaim and has since appeared as a guest soloist with numerous orchestras and in recital across the country and abroad.  Peter holds bach­e­lor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School and has been a mem­ber of the violin and chamber music faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and the Aspen Music School (where the American is Quartet-in-Residence) since 1990. For more information, visit http://www.americanstringquartet.com/winograd.htm.
 
Jim Griffith received his M.M. degree from the Juilliard School. He also received his undergraduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music and attended Florida State University. He is a former member of the Hudson String Quartet in New York, faculty member of Point-Counterpoint Chamber Music Camp in Vermont and founding member of the Palm Beach Chamber Music Festival. He formerly served as principal violist of the New York Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and the New York Virtuosi. Currently, he is enjoying his twenty-ninth season as violist in the Naples Philharmonic. Mr. Griffith is also the Executive Director of the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. For more information, visit http://artisnaples.org/naples-philharmonic/musicians/james-griffith.
 
Andres Díaz has exhilarated both critics and audiences with his intense and charismatic performances since winning the First Prize in the 1986 Naumburg International Cello Competition. He was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was nominated for a 2009 Latin Grammy. His numerous orchestral appearances have included performances with the American Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Rochester Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, and the Atlanta Symphony under Robert Shaw. Highlights of his recent seasons are tours of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Hawaii, and Canada; and appearances in Chile, Venezuela, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic. His debut solo recording on MusicMasters with pianist Samuel Sanders was acclaimed by the Boston Globe as “strong and subtle; everything Díaz does has personality and, better than that, character.” His most recent release features the six Bach Suites on the Azica Records label. His summer festival appearances include the Banff Centre, Santa Fe, La Jolla, Marlboro, Ravinia, Bravo! Vail, Spoleto, Music@Menlo, Saratoga, and Tanglewood festivals. Mr. Díaz graduated from the New England Conservatory, where he worked with Laurence Lesser and Colin Carr. He is a professor at Southern Methodist University and holds the Koerner Chair in Cello at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.. For more information, visit https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/Music/Faculty/DiazAndres.
 
Wendy Chen debuted at the age of 15 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under conductor André Previn. In 1990 she became the youngest winner ever of the National Chopin Competition, was one of the inaugural recipients of the Irving S. Gilmore Young Artists Award, and was named a Presidential Scholar by the National Foundation for the Arts.  Since then, her career has flourished, adding Young Concert Artists International Auditions and Washington International Competition to her numerous awards. For more information, visit http://wendy-chen.com/Site/biography.html.
 
Anton Miller has appeared throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, and pedagogue. He has performed over fifty violin concertos with a number of orchestras on four continents. His world premiere performance of Xiogang Ye’s “Last Paradise” for violin and orchestra in Beijing, China with the Central Philharmonic Orchestra was recorded for broadcast throughout Asia and released on CD. Mr. Miller has also been concertmaster for a number of orchestras including almost thirty years with Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. He was also concertmaster for an Argentinian tour of the American Ballet Theatre. He has made a number of recital and chamber music tours to Europe with performances in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Greece and England. A long time resident of the East Coast, Anton has performed more than a hundred chamber music concerts and recitals in the New York City area. For more info, visit http://www.antonmiller.com/.
 
Rita Porfiris has been the subject of articles and interviews in media across the globe including the New York Times, Chamber Music America, International Symphony Musician, the NBC Nightly News, NPR, PBS, and the BBC. She has performed in major concert halls and music festivals worldwide and as a soloist has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico, the New World Symphony, and was a featured soloist in the Houston Symphony’s Baroque Festival. Currently the Associate Professor of Viola at The Hartt School, she has also been on the faculties of New York University, the University of Houston Moores’ School of Music, Florida International University, and the Harlem School for the Arts in New York. Ms. Porfiris is a member of the Hartt String Quartet and the Miller-Porfiris Duo. As a founding member of the Plymouth Quartet, she was in-residence at the Ojai Festival, Mainly Mozart, Point Counterpoint, and the Internationale Quartettakademie Prag-Wien-Budapest. For more info, visit http://ritaporfiris.com.
 
Ryan Little is the new principal horn in the Naples Philharmonic. He currently serves as assistant principal/utility horn of the Britt Music & Arts Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. Little received his Master of Music degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in 2017 where he studied with William VerMeulen of the Houston Symphony. In 2015, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University where he studied with Gail Williams and Jonathan Boen. For more info, visit http://artisnaples.org/naples-philharmonic/musicians/ryan-little.
 
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Hodges University to Host Inaugural Organizational Privacy Summit Conference to be held April 30-May 2 in Naples

NAPLES, Fla. – February 12, 2018 – The threat of a data breach is on the rise, and organizations and businesses are looking for ways to mitigate these threats, which is why C-level executives and managers of risk, compliance, governance, cybersecurity, human resources, IT and networks will have the opportunity to hear from experts in…

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Hodges University to Host Inaugural Organizational Privacy Summit Conference to be held April 30-May 2 in Naples

NAPLES, Fla. – February 12, 2018 – The threat of a data breach is on the rise, and organizations and businesses are looking for ways to mitigate these threats, which is why C-level executives and managers of risk, compliance, governance, cybersecurity, human resources, IT and networks will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field of data breach and identity theft at Hodges University’s inaugural Organizational Privacy Summit (OPS).
Hosted by the Identity Fraud Institute (IFI) at Hodges University, in partnership with Collier County Tourism, the summit will be held April 30 through May 2, 2018, at the Hilton Naples, which is located at 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103. Participants will hear from experts throughout the country on topics relating to cyber insurance and cyber threats, the Dark Web, data breaches and how to target ID thieves.
The keynote speaker for the event is Brian Krebs, world-renowned cybersecurity expert, who has brought down cyber criminals worldwide and is widely recognized by security experts and criminals alike as the preeminent authority on cybercriminal syndicates and their tools.
The IFI will host a special VIP event on April 30, which includes a meet and greet with Brian Krebs. The fee is $250 per person without conference registration and $150 per person with conference registration.
Registration for the conference includes continental breakfast, break snacks and lunch for May 1 and 2. Registration pricing is as follows:

  • Early registration: $400 per person (must register by February 28, 2018)
  • Regular registration: $475 per person (March 1, 2018 – April 15, 2018)
  • Late registration: $500 per person (after April 15, 2018)
  • Student/Gov’t/Military/NFP: $300 per person

Event sessions in addition to the keynote presentation include:

  • Cyber Insurance: Coverages, Regulatory Developments and Claims/Litigation Trends (Aarti Soni, senior vice president, Marsh & McLennan)
  • Cybersecurity for the Rest of Us
    (Jeff Alluri, vice president of consulting, Element Technologies, LLC)
  • Cybersecurity Threats Including the Dark Web
    (John Benkert, CPR Tools Inc. and Greg Scasny, Cybersecurity Defense Solutions, Inc.)
  • Data Breaches Today & The Unintentional Insider Threat

(Dr. Donald Rebovich, Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP), Utica College and Professor Leslie R. Corbo, Utica College)

  • How Identity Theft Disrupts the Security versus Convenience Mindset
    (Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center)
  • Targeting ID Thieves, A Case Study
    (R. Sean McCleskey, J.D. director of organizational education and measurement, Center for Identity, University of Texas)
  • Third Certainty: Cyber Threats and the C-Suite
    (Adam K. Levin, chairman and founder of CyberScout)
  • Cybersecurity – Best Practices and Proactive Strategies to Mitigate Threats
    (R. David Mahon, chief security officer, CenturyLink, Inc.)

The presenting sponsor for this year’s event is CenturyLink. Additional sponsorships and exhibitor tables are still available. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to register for the conference, visit http://organizationalprivacysummit.com/.
For more information, contact Carrie Kerskie at ckerskie@hodges.edu or (239) 598-6281.
About the Identity Fraud Institute:
Hodges University’s Identity Fraud Institute is your research and education partner in the fight against identity theft. Providing services for consumers and professionals, the Identity Fraud Institute is led by Carrie Kerskie, a highly sought-after speaker, trainer, author and consultant on the topics of identity theft, fraud and data privacy.
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Nicole Roe
Marketing & Strategic Content Writer
Hodges University | 2655 Northbrooke Drive, Naples, FL 34119
(239) 598-6178 | (800) 466-8017
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Hodges University to Host Inaugural Organizational Privacy Summit

NAPLES, Fla. – February 12, 2018 – The threat of a data breach is on the rise, and organizations and businesses are looking for ways to mitigate these threats, which is why C-level executives and managers of risk, compliance, governance, cybersecurity, human resources, IT and networks will have the opportunity to hear from experts in…

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Hodges University to Host Inaugural Organizational Privacy Summit

NAPLES, Fla. – February 12, 2018 – The threat of a data breach is on the rise, and organizations and businesses are looking for ways to mitigate these threats, which is why C-level executives and managers of risk, compliance, governance, cybersecurity, human resources, IT and networks will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field of data breach and identity theft at Hodges University’s inaugural Organizational Privacy Summit (OPS).
Hosted by the Identity Fraud Institute (IFI) at Hodges University, in partnership with Collier County Tourism, the summit will be held April 30 through May 2, 2018, at the Hilton Naples, which is located at 5111 Tamiami Trail North, Naples, FL 34103. Participants will hear from experts throughout the country on topics relating to cyber insurance and cyber threats, the Dark Web, data breaches and how to target ID thieves.
The keynote speaker for the event is Brian Krebs, world-renowned cybersecurity expert, who has brought down cyber criminals worldwide and is widely recognized by security experts and criminals alike as the preeminent authority on cybercriminal syndicates and their tools.
The IFI will host a special VIP event on April 30, which includes a meet and greet with Brian Krebs. The fee is $250 per person without conference registration and $150 per person with conference registration.
Registration for the conference includes continental breakfast, break snacks and lunch for May 1 and 2. Registration pricing is as follows:

  • Early registration: $400 per person (must register by February 28, 2018)
  • Regular registration: $475 per person (March 1, 2018 – April 15, 2018)
  • Late registration: $500 per person (after April 15, 2018)
  • Student/Gov’t/Military/NFP: $300 per person

Event sessions in addition to the keynote presentation include:

  • Cyber Insurance: Coverages, Regulatory Developments and Claims/Litigation Trends (Aarti Soni, senior vice president, Marsh & McLennan)
  • Cybersecurity for the Rest of Us
    (Jeff Alluri, vice president of consulting, Element Technologies, LLC)
  • Cybersecurity Threats Including the Dark Web
    (John Benkert, CPR Tools Inc. and Greg Scasny, Cybersecurity Defense Solutions, Inc.)
  • Data Breaches Today & The Unintentional Insider Threat

(Dr. Donald Rebovich, Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP), Utica College and Professor Leslie R. Corbo, Utica College)

  • How Identity Theft Disrupts the Security versus Convenience Mindset
    (Eva Velasquez, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Center)
  • Targeting ID Thieves, A Case Study
    (R. Sean McCleskey, J.D. director of organizational education and measurement, Center for Identity, University of Texas)
  • Third Certainty: Cyber Threats and the C-Suite
    (Adam K. Levin, chairman and founder of CyberScout)
  • Cybersecurity – Best Practices and Proactive Strategies to Mitigate Threats
    (R. David Mahon, chief security officer, CenturyLink, Inc.)

The presenting sponsor for this year’s event is CenturyLink. Additional sponsorships and exhibitor tables are still available. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to register for the conference, visit http://organizationalprivacysummit.com/.
 

MRS. EDISON’S HYMN SING ATTRACTS HUGE CROWD; FOOD DONATIONS BENEFIT THE SOUP KITCHEN

FORT MYERS, FLA. – February 8, 2018 – More than 1,500 people attended the 29th Annual Mrs. Edison’s Hymn Sing Tuesday, Feb. 6, and donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food to help feed the hungry. The event was presented by First Presbyterian Church and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships to honor the work…

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MRS. EDISON’S HYMN SING ATTRACTS HUGE CROWD; FOOD DONATIONS BENEFIT THE SOUP KITCHEN

FORT MYERS, FLA. – February 8, 2018 – More than 1,500 people attended the 29th Annual Mrs. Edison’s Hymn Sing Tuesday, Feb. 6, and donated nearly 5,000 pounds of food to help feed the hungry.
The event was presented by First Presbyterian Church and sponsored by the Galloway Family of Dealerships to honor the work of Mrs. Mina Edison, wife of inventor Thomas Edison.
The donated canned goods will benefit The Soup Kitchen of Community Cooperative.
“We are so thankful to the people of our community who stepped up in this time of great need.  It truly shows the impact that a few people can make in the lives of many,” said Organizer Sam Galloway, Jr.  Galloway said the food will be distributed immediately to those in need in Lee County.
Attendees sang hymns with the 60-member Sanctuary Choir of First Presbyterian Church and friends, listened to soloists, and heard a song called “Edison’s Phonograph Polka” about Thomas Edison’s famous invention.  The song was played by Pianist Barbara Peterson and Organist Eddygrace Bernhard.
In addition to Mrs. Edison’s Hymn Sing, the Galloway Family of Dealerships also sponsors the very popular Christmas Carol Sing, which is set for December 11.  Both events benefit The Soup Kitchen of Community Cooperative.

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Holds Information Sessions at FSW

FEBRUARY 7, 2018 – FORT MYERS, FLA – The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will hold a series of informational sessions this spring in Building A, Room 215, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers.   The public is welcome to attend any of the information…

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FEBRUARY 7, 2018 – FORT MYERS, FLA – The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will hold a series of informational sessions this spring in Building A, Room 215, at the FSW Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers.
 
The public is welcome to attend any of the information sessions below:
 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

 
The Physical Therapist Assistant program is offered by Broward College (BC) through a partnership with FSW. Classes at both sites participate in all lecture classes together through live interactive video conferencing with the FSW students located at the Fort Myers campus. All lab sessions and clinical practicums are managed by the individual sites with a full-time program manager located at FSW who serves as a liaison between the sites. Program degrees are conferred by BC.
 
The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). A licensing examination is required upon completion of the two-year associate degree program and the Physical Therapist Assistant shall be eligible for an appropriate membership category in the American Physical Therapy Association.
 
For more information, contact Jodi Gootkin, program manager, Broward College Physical Therapist Assistant Program, at (239) 489-9494, jgootkin@broward.edu, or visit www.fsw.edu/academics/programs/asphysicaltherapistassistant.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SIDNEY & BERNE DAVIS ART CENTER MARCH 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Friday, March 2, 2018 • London Amara: Ethos The specific words used to describe an event or concept change our perception drastically. This exhibit explores the relationship of what we understand to be true within the context that we came to know it.  London Amara’s “Ethos” explores themes of convergence, context and perspective through a…

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Friday, March 2, 2018 • London Amara: Ethos
The specific words used to describe an event or concept change our perception drastically. This exhibit explores the relationship of what we understand to be true within the context that we came to know it.  London Amara’s “Ethos” explores themes of convergence, context and perspective through a series of drawings, sculpture, photography and immersive experience. Visit www.sbdac.com for info.
Opening: Friday, March 2nd • 6pm – 10pm
Closing: March 27th • 5pm
Free to Attend
Saturday & Sunday, March 3 & 4, 2018 • 24 Hour Festival
Visual artists, filmmakers, theatre artists, dancers, musicians, and poets race against a 24-hour clock to create unique works based on prompts. Now in its tenth year, this all-inclusive art happening has been opened up and brought downtown by the Ghostbird Theatre Company. Artists of all types and ages are invited to participate. Get creative in 24 hours! You’ll have so much fun you won’t even feel the sleep deprivation. Categories: Visual Art, Live Performance, Film and Music. Visit www.sbdac.com for info.
Saturday, March 3rd, 5pm: Presentation of the elements
Sunday, March 4th, 5pm: Deadline for artist submissions
6:30pm: Doors Open  7pm: Performances
Free to Enter Free to Attend
 
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, March 8, 9, & 10, 2018 • Art Walks the Runway
Take part in three dazzling days of fashion, art, music, and performances at the 7th Annual Art Walks the Runway fashion show! Experience Fort Myers’ only three-night Couture fashion show featuring runway ready Haute Couture from some today’s hottest designers. Visit www.sbdac.com for info.
Thursday, March 8, 2018: Opening Night
Tickets: $40 in advance • $50 day of show • VIP: $75
Friday, March 9, 2018: Local Fashion
Tickets: $20 in advance • $25 day of show • VIP: $50
Saturday, March 10, 2018: Couture Fashion
Tickets: $35 in advance • $45 day of show • VIP: $70
All Nights: Runway • 8pm / Cocktails • 7pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 • Chamber Series presents Happy Birthday, Bernstein
Join SBDAC for the 2017 – 2018 Chamber Concert Series, featuring some of today’s top classical music performers. In 2018, Curtis on Tour celebrates the centenary and legacy of Curtis alumnus Leonard Bernstein by touring programs that feature Bernstein’s music. In spring 2018, we are offering a chamber ensemble including Curtis alumnus and renowned clarinetist David Shifrin, performing alongside Curtis students. The program will include Bernstein’s lively and jazz-influenced Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, as well as other chamber music works for clarinet, strings, and piano. Visit www.sbdac.com for info.
Cocktails: 7pm Performance: 8pm
Tickets: GA – $35 in Advance / $40 Day of Show
 
Monday, March 19, 2018 • Author Lecture Series: Karen Thompson Walker
The Famous Author Lecture Series invites audiences to take part in a lunch and lecture with an acclaimed writer. From 12pm – 2pm enjoy a gourmet lunch, a lecture from the author, and a question and answer portion that offers insights on the author and the stories they write. A book signing opportunity will also be available. Featuring Casey Walker, author of Anything I Want to Be, and Karen Thompson Walker, author of The Age of Miracles. Visit www.sbdac.com for info.
Lecture & Lunch • 12pm – 2pm
Tickets $35 • Tables of 8 $350
 
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, March 22, 23, 24 & 25, 2018 • Fort Myers Film Festival
The Fort Myers Film Festival is an intelligent independent filmmaker’s preferred event to create, unite, and showcase the finest artistic cinematic works. The Fort Myers Film Festival is known for world-class swagger and support of local filmmakers. The festival event offers ͚the most vibrant, intellectual, and edgy crowd to grace Lee County in decades.͛ The event has featured hundreds of local filmmakers and is a must attend for cineasts living in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties who love indie film and film festivals. That͛s right, Fort Myers has a film festival, so come out for the excitement!
Visit www.sbdac.com for showtimes and ticket prices.
 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • Fashion Design Workshop
Have fun with fashion at the 3D Fashion Design Workshop instructed by Mariapia Malerba! During the workshop, create a 3D fashion design with recycled material. Let your imagination and creativity come to life! Visit www.sbdac.com for sign up and info.
10am-12pm • $50 per student
Thursday, March 29, 2018 • Art & Poetry Networking Event
Join SBDAC and Gulf Coast Leisure for the monthly Art & Poetry Networking Event. Now in its 6th season, APNE brings the best local emerging and trendy artists, musicians, and writers to downtown Fort Myers. Sign up to perform, or attend and enjoy the beautiful works of the SWFL arts community. Visit www.sbdac.com for info.
Performances • 8pm
Tickets: $10
 
Friday, March 30, 2018 • American Virtuosi Concert
Join SBDAC for the 2017 – 2018 Chamber Concert Series, featuring some of today’s top classical music performers. The Chamber Music Series culminates in an incredible performance by some of the most celebrated musicians in the genre. American Virtuosi invites violinist Peter Winograd, cellist Andres Diaz, violist Jim Griffith, pianist Wendy Chen, and violinist Caterina Szepes for an unforgettable evening of live classical music. This unique engagement will also include a performance by a very special surprise guest. Visit www.sbdac.com for info.
Cocktails: 7pm Performance: 8pm
Tickets: GA – $35 in Advance / $40 Day of Show
 
Saturday, March 31, 2018 • American Virtuosi Gala
Attention music and food connoisseurs! The American Virtuosi Gala is an exquisite chamber concert paired with a gourmet wine dinner prepared by G3 Catering. Experience the music of some of chamber music’s masters alongside a delicious four-course dinner. Proceeds benefit the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center. Performers to be announced. Visit www.sbdac.com for info.
Dinner: 7pm • Cocktails: 6pm
Tickets: $125 • Table for 8: $900
 
 

Gulf Coast Symphony Performing at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

        Gulf Coast Symphony Performing at Edison & Ford Winter Estates FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 26, 2018) -- On February 10, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host its monthly Rhythm on the River music celebration with the Gulf Coast Symphony at 6 p.m. in the river pavilion. The orchestra will perform “Swinging with the Symphony,”…

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    Gulf Coast Symphony Performing at Edison & Ford Winter Estates
FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 26, 2018) — On February 10, Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host its monthly Rhythm on the River music celebration with the Gulf Coast Symphony at 6 p.m. in the river pavilion. The orchestra will perform “Swinging with the Symphony,” a program of symphonic big band music of the 1930s and 1940s.
Dr. Andrew Kurtz, the symphony’s music director and conductor, founded the symphony in 1996. It is a premier community orchestra in Southwest Florida and recognized as one of the most dynamic community orchestras in the United States.
The Edison Ford river pavilion offers a beautiful river view and a chance to see a spectacular sunset. A limited number of seats will be provided; guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair. Visitors are also encouraged to bring a jacket or blanket as the event will be outdoors.
Event tickets are $25 or $20 for Edison Ford members. A cash bar will be available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit EdisonFordWinterEstates.org or call 239-334-7419.
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Edward Aguilar Named Assistant General Manager/Vice President for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Edward Aguilar has been named Assistant General Manager / Vice President for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee.   Aguilar is an enrolled member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and becomes one of the highest ranking Tribal members in Seminole Gaming management.  He joined the Tribal Career Development Program in…

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Edward Aguilar Named Assistant General Manager/Vice President for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (Jan. 22, 2018) – Edward Aguilar has been named Assistant General Manager / Vice President for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee.
 
Aguilar is an enrolled member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and becomes one of the highest ranking Tribal members in Seminole Gaming management.  He joined the Tribal Career Development Program in February, 2013, and excelled through its cross-training opportunities at Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International, which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
 
In May, 2015, Aguilar was named Assistant Director of Slot Operations for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee.  He was promoted to Assistant Director of Casino Operations in February 2016.
 
Conscious of his role as a Tribal member in management of Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, Aguilar has attended nearly every Immokalee new employee orientation, providing new hires with an understanding of the Tribe’s history and culture and helping to shape their commitment to customer service.
 
As a graduate of the 2016 Seminole Gaming Excellence in Leadership program, Aguilar spent time working within the leadership of key departments, including Food & Beverage, Marketing, Table Games, Hotel and Human Resources.  He worked in nearly every position at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee.
 
Aguilar began his gaming career in 2001 as a lead Seminole Gaming Commission Officer at Seminole Casino Immokalee.  During his time with the Seminole Gaming Commission, he assisted with the openings of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
 
In 2006, Aguilar was promoted to Assistant Compliance Officer at Seminole Casino Immokalee.  He later worked for several years at the Immokalee office of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., the non-gaming business development arm of the Tribe.
 
Aguilar earned an Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 2013.  He resides near his hometown of Immokalee, Fla., with his wife, Cindy.
 
About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
Open 24/7; 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination. The 51,000-square-foot plus casino offers 1,300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and Crazy Money, and 38 live table games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Dining options include the award-winning 1st Street Deli, Asian fusion restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House, and The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill. Nightly entertainment is highlighted by the Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, “where the party never ends” featuring nightly live entertainment and no last call. Additional entertainment and events are held at the Seminole Center, an indoor/outdoor special event center featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Technomedia Solutions. The new Seminole Casino Hotel is the first upscale hotel to open in or near Immokalee and offers suites and deluxe guestrooms with modern décor and features, plus amenities including a swimming pool with adjacent private Seminole Chickee cabana huts, 24-hour fitness studio, free Wi-Fi, and desk concierge services.