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Our world has changed, collectively and individually.   Last week I was walking around Collaboratory and missing the energy of people meeting and connecting in the building.  If I am honest,...

This column is difficult for me to write as it hits close to home.  My birth year of 1963 places me on the cusp of the baby boomer generation, and...

Recently I attended a round table formed to discuss and explore aging in place in Southwest Florida.  As our nation and community approach what has been coined the Silver Tsunami,...

Over the last few weeks, hundreds of volunteers have walked through the doors of Collaboratory.  The space doesn’t provide direct services to individuals so volunteering here takes on a different...

I am a data geek and believe that a commitment to measuring and evaluating progress is key to a strong strategic business plan.  I am always filled with hope and...

Recently I heard the Mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, speak on the culture of collaboration in his City.  Pittsburgh is a big-time sports town, so he used a striking sports...

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation hosted friends from the Battle Creek Community Foundation for the Inaugural C3 Luncheon, Calhoun County Connections. Community Foundation CEOs Sarah Owen, of Southwest Florida, and...

Preventing Dog Bites in Elementary Aged Children in Lee County   By Nicole Ferguson-Morrison, DVM, MS, MPH, MRCVS Veterinarian, Lee County Domestic Animal Services Dog bites are a frightening experience for anyone, especially children....

  The sights and sounds of commencements are all around us this time of year.  I remember my own graduations and the sense that the whole world had stopped and noted...

Can you imagine standing up on stage in front of a large rowdy crowd and reading excerpts from your childhood diary?  It seems unimaginable to me, but last weekend I...