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FGCU Hosts Investment Forum
2/12/2008

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University is hosting the "Southwest Florida Investment Forum: A Showcase For Local Publicly Traded Companies," sponsored by The CFA Society of Naples, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 11 in the Student Union ballroom. There is no charge to attend, and it is open to the public. FGCU President Wilson G. Bradshaw opens the session with a brief welcome address.

This unique event features presentations by four chief executive officers of major, publicly traded companies based in Southwest Florida. Alico, Inc., Bank of Florida Corporation, Chico's FAS Inc. and Health Management Associates Inc. will address a variety of topics relating to the economic outlook for their respective industries and firms. Vinny Catalano, a former president of the New York Society of Security Analysts and founder of Blue Marble Research, will moderate the panel presentation. A reception with light refreshments will follow the program.

The CFA Society of Naples is a local, non-profit member society of the CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals and administrator of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. The Society is a resource for those in the investment business pursuing the highest standards of competence and ethics.

Space is limited and reservations are requested. To make a reservation, go to: http://www.fgcu.edu/cob/events/.

For more information, media representatives should contact associate dean for the Lutgert College of Business Howard Finch at (239) 590-7370 or Bill King, president of The CFA Society of Naples at (239) 277-2647.


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