Entries by Michael J. Solender

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CONNECT ASSOCIATION – Tampa is Just What the Doctor Ordered

  Southwest Florida’s gleaming Tampa is topping planners’ lists as a destination with the right prescription for successful medical group and association meetings. The bayside city offers a concentration of resources across multiple specialties with dozens of accreditations in all health care fields. Tampa has earned the moniker as “Medical Facility Capital of the Southeast,” […]

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CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE – It’s Time for a Mental Health Movement

MORE THAN A DOZEN groups and causes have designated May as a month for awareness. Mental Health Month is just one of those. This month also marks the 17th anniversary of my own battle with depression. I thought I’d escaped the family “curse,” but 2001 proved to an overwhelmingly powerful storm of angst and life stressors […]

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ASC – ‘On Life and Meaning’ Podcast Explores What Matters Most

Mark Peres’ “On Life and Meaning” podcast goes deep in reflection and conversation revealing core values and encouraging relationships that transcend the transactional. Mark Peres is one of Charlotte’s most enthusiastic collectors. But the Johnson & Wales University professor of leadership and business ethics keepsakes are not well-tended assemblages meticulously arranged in a display case. […]

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EPICUREAN CHARLOTTE – On Santa Fe’s Trail

“Take time to look,” encourages the smooth grey stone paperweight at Santa Fe’s Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The quote, attributed to O’Keeffe on the $15 souvenir, is actually a snippet and only partially encapsulates the sentiment behind the iconic American artist’s original uttering, “I made you take time to look at what I saw and when […]