naples: Naples Community Orchestra Announces 2022 Performance Season - 08/31/21 01:15 PM
Naples Community Orchestra
Announces 2022 Performance Season
Naples Community Orchestra (NCO) has released its 2022 performance schedule. The four programs feature the return of the full Naples Community Orchestra.  The season series is inspired by the community partnerships the orchestra has forged with Artis Naples, Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and Collier County Public Schools (CCPS). The orchestra welcomes the participation of student musicians from both FGCU and CCPS high schools. NCO’s partnership with Artis Naples provides musicians for conducting, sectional rehearsals, soloists, and rehearsal and event space. All concerts will be held at Moorings Presbyterian Church, located at 791 Harbour Drive in … (0 comments)

naples: Naples Community Orchestra Announces Board of Directors - 07/09/21 05:52 AM
 
Naples Community Orchestra
Announces Board of Directors
 
NAPLES, Fla. (July 8, 2021) - The Naples Community Orchestra (NCO) has announced its officers and board of directors for their 2021-22 season. The officers are Anne Frand Wilson, president; Janice Jack-Mintel, Sue Bookbinder, secretary and John Weiss, treasurer.  Wilson returns as president after previously serving in that role from 2011-17.
 
The board of directors also includes Stan Anderson, Executive Recruiting Consultant; Chris Chung, Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford, P.A.; John Spadaccini, Ave Maria University, Nicholas Turner, NCO General Manager, and Joshua Wilson, HomeTeam Pest Defense. In addition, the organization has announced its inaugural advisory board.  … (1 comments)

naples: Mapping your Media: Navigating through the Changing PR Landscape - 06/16/21 09:18 AM
The annual Media Breakfast event brings Southwest Florida’s premiere media members front and center for a candid conversation of the state of our media, and how PR professionals can build relationships and get their organizations’ messages out.
 
For the first time, this year’s Media Breakfast will be co-hosted by the Southwest Florida chapter of FPRA and the Gulf Coast chapter of PRSA.
 
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Time: 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. registration and networking; program 8:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: Artichoke and Company, 11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs 34135. The event will follow social distancing guidelines and masks can be worn by anyone … (2 comments)

naples: Grow Business Network Announces Annual Luncheon - 06/03/21 11:34 AM
The Grow Business Network has announced its annual network wide luncheon will be Thursday, June 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Artichoke and Company located at 11920 Saradrienne Lane, Bonita Springs.
The complimentary professional networking event is open to all Grow members from the six teams in Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers and Cape Coral as well as any guests.
Seating is limited to 100. Every attendee will have an opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience and will be eligible to win prizes.
There is no cost to attend and the lunch is free. To confirm your … (2 comments)

naples: World class violinist headlines Naples Community Orchestra concert - 04/04/21 08:45 PM

Naples Community Orchestra will host its final concert of the 2021 season on Saturday, April 24, 3:30 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in Naples. 
The concert will feature Stella Chen, an award winning American violinist and international star. Chen earned the first place prize in the most prestigious violin competition in the world, the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium 2019. She is also the recipient of a 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award.  She plays the “Huggins” 1708 Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.
Chen will perform the R. … (6 comments)

naples: Internationally acclaimed pianist headlines Naples concert - 03/04/21 09:24 PM

Naples Community Orchestra will host its next concert on Saturday, March 20, 3:30 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in Naples. 
The performance will feature Priscila Navarro performing selections from Bach, Mozart and Gershwin. Navarro is a Peruvian pianist who has won numerous awards in international competitions and made her Carnegie Hall Solo Recital Debut in 2013. She is a doctoral candidate at Florida Gulf Coast University and performs throughout the United States.
The program also features the Naples Community Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, which will consist of ten string musicians. The orchestra is under the direction of Artistic Director, internationally renowned … (2 comments)

naples: Naples Community Orchestra features Emerson Millar in season opener - 02/01/21 08:27 AM

Naples Community Orchestra will host its season opener on Saturday, February 20, 3:30 p.m. at Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in Naples. The performance will feature Emerson Millar, Co-Concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic, performing Bach and Vivaldi. In addition, Milana Strezeva will join Ms. Millar on harpsichord and piano for Tzigane by Ravel. The program also features the Naples Community Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, which will consist of ten string musicians. The orchestra is under the direction of Artistic Director, internationally renowned conductor and violinist Max Rabinovitsj who begins his seventh season.
Ticket reservations can be made online at naplescommunityorchestra.org for both … (1 comments)

naples: Naples Community Orchestra Announces 2021 Performance Season - 11/08/20 08:24 PM
Naples Community Orchestra has released its 2021 performance schedule. The orchestra is under the direction of Artistic Director, internationally renowned conductor and violinist Max Rabinovitsj who begins his seventh season.  The three programs feature the Naples Community Orchestra Chamber Ensemble, which will consist of ten string musicians.
 
All concerts will be held at Moorings Presbyterian Church, located at 791 Harbour Drive in Naples on Saturday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. Several safety measures are in place to comply with social distancing guidelines. Moorings Presbyterian Church features ample seating and ushers will assist patrons to the available seats.  Audience size will be limited to … (1 comments)

naples: Channeling my Inner Jimmy Kimmel - 04/26/20 05:59 PM
Last week I had the privilege of hosting the 2020 Local Image Awards, an annual event of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA).

Although the event is usually a dinner ceremony where attendees can celebrate together in-person, the COVID-19 pandemic cause the event to become online only. We livestreamed the event on April 23, 2020. Even if you are not familiar with FPRA, you may find this production entertaining.
The 30 minutes leading up to the show's kick-off features music performed by pianist Marc Collins. 

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) is also celebrating … (4 comments)

naples: Day 11 Feeding the Positive Dog — Be A Coach - 03/15/20 09:06 PM
After getting lost in the moment on Day 10 of Feeding the Positive Dog, our challenge for the finale - Day 11 - is what I like to do everyday - Be A Coach.
Author Jon Gordon designed this 11 day experience as a daily strategy to feed ourself with positivity. If this is the first post in my series that you've read I encourage you to go back and read up on the previous daily posts leading up to now.
I have a lifelong journey of coaching in various capacities. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, one activity that allows me … (1 comments)

naples: Day 10 Feeding the Positive Dog - Lose Yourself in the Moment - 03/15/20 08:41 PM
My 11 day experience outlined by Jon Gordon in his book "The Positive Dog," has reached Day 10.
In yesterday's post for Day 9 we were asked to write a gratitiude letter to an important person in our life. If you haven't read my letter to Herb Knoll yet you may want to check out that highlight of my week.
For day 10 the author tells us to lose yourself in the moment.
"When we are engaged in an activity in the present moment and doing something that interests us we feel more positive." Today choose an activity today that will engage, interest … (0 comments)

naples: Day 9 Feeding the Positive Dog — Make a Gratitude Visit - 03/13/20 09:13 AM
Welcome back to my 11 day experiment based upon the book "The Positive Dog," authored by Jon Gordon. The author provides an 11 day plan for feeding the positive dog and becoming more positive. I joined a group of professional networking colleagues from the Naples, Florida GROW Business Network in commiting to this plan.
Day 9 of the process asks us to make a gratitude visit whereby we write a letter expressing our gratitude to someone.
Then we visit with this person and read them the letter.
His research shows that people who do this are measurably happier and less depressed … (0 comments)

naples: Day 8 Feeding the Positive Dog — Take Out Your Telescope - 03/12/20 09:44 PM
After taking time to smell the roses on Day 7 of Feeding the Positive Dog, our challenge for Day 8 is a little more introspective.
Author Jon Gordon designed this 11 day experience as a daily strategy to feed ourself with positivity.
If this is the first post in my series that you've read I encourage you to go back and read up on the previous daily posts leading up to now.
After enjoying the nature around us yesterday you'd think that today's theme entailed more of the same as we're asked to take out the telescope.
Not the case.
Gordon says, "I … (2 comments)

naples: Day 7 Feeding the Positive Dog — Smell the Roses - 03/12/20 08:07 PM
My 11 day experience outlined by Jon Gordon in his book "The Positive Dog," has reached Day 7. In yesterday's post for Day 6 we were asked to share the gift of kindness.
Day 7 of the journey asks us to smell the roses. What exactly does that mean? 
In his book, Gordon cites that "according to Barbara Frederickson, author of "Positivity", research shows that spending time in nature boosts your positivity—especially when the weather is good. However, anyone who has been to the beach or taken a walk through a forest or spent time fishing on a lake knows how good … (0 comments)

naples: Day 6 Feeding the Positive Dog — Share the Gift of Kindness - 03/10/20 07:57 PM
Welcome back to my 11 day experiment based upon the book "The Positive Dog," authored by Jon Gordon.  The author provides an 11 day plan for becoming more positive. I am joing a group of professional networking colleagues from the Naples, Florida GROW Business Network in commiting to this plan.
Day 6 of the process asks to share the gift of kindness. 
Gordon cites "Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of the How of Happiness has been researching different techniques and strategies that increase our happiness. Not surprising one of the successful happiness boosters is performing acts of kindness—such as volunteering for a charity, opening the door … (1 comments)

naples: Day 5 Feeding the Positive Dog — Spend time with Positive People - 03/09/20 06:27 AM
After a successful Day 4 of  Feeding the Positive Dog, I was on the launch pad for Day 5 which advises us to spend time with positive people.  Author Jon Gordon designed this 11 day experience as a daily strategy to feed ourself with positivity. If this is the first post in my series that you've read I encourage you to go back and read up on the previous daily posts leading up to now.
On Day 5 Gordon 's plan asks us to spend time with positive people.  Research shows that the old adage that money doesn’t buy happiness is true. However, … (5 comments)

naples: Day 4 Feeding the Positive Dog — Celebrate your Success of the Day - 03/09/20 06:01 AM
 My 11 day experience outlined by Jon Gordon in his book "The Positive Dog," has reached Day 4.  In yesterday's post for Day 3 we were reminded of the power of smiling and laughter.  Day 4 of the journey asks us to celebrate a success of the day. 
Gordon's book explains that "according to sports psychologist Jim Fannin, the last 30 minutes of every waking day is recorded and replayed that night by our subconscious minds 15-17 times. This replay occurs 5 times more often than any other thought at any other time."
That's an amazing subconscious behavior to be aware of that … (1 comments)

naples: Day 3 Feeding the Positive Dog - More Smiles and Laughter - 03/08/20 10:17 AM
In a post earlier this week I announced that I was joining a group of professionals from the GROW Business Network in experiencing the 11 day challenge outlined by Jon Gordon in his book "The Positive Dog."
Day 3 of the journey asks us to seek out more smiles and laughter.
Gordon cites that "children laugh about 400x a day while adults laugh only about 25x," and "research shows that smiling produces more serotonin in your brain and laughter reduces stress, increases your immune system and causes your body to release “feel good” endorphins."
Today's challenge is to seek out humor to cause laughter and smiling for at … (4 comments)

naples: Day 2 Feeding the Positive Dog - A Day of Gratitude - 03/05/20 10:27 PM
In yesterday's post I announced that I was joining a group of professionals from the GROW Business Network in experiencing the 11 day challenge outlined by Jon Gordon in his book "The Positive Dog."
According to Gordon, "a number of studies show that grateful people tend to be more optimistic which increases immune function, improves heart health and happiness according to Robert Emmons, a Gratitude expert and Professor of Psychology at the University of California Davis. In a nutshell, being thankful is good medicine and good for a positive life. Today as you live, work, interact, shop, drive, etc. turn off the … (4 comments)

naples: Day 1 Feeding the Positive Dog - Taking a Thank You Walk - 03/05/20 10:12 PM
In the book "The Positive Dog," authored by Jon Gordon, there is an 11 day plan for becoming more positive. I am joing a group of professional networking colleagues from the GROW Business Network in commiting to this plan. 
On day 1 of the challenge the focus was on showing thanks for what we have by taking a thank you walk.
How does it work? I simply took a walk outside within my community at Bonita National along with my wife.  While walking we exchanged thoughts about our day, and simply enjoyed each other's company, the great outdoors and beautful weather and … (2 comments)

 
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