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Monday, February 2, 2015 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 04
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OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
FEB
5
Leadership Orlando Medical City Session
Our Session will focus on Central Florida and its potential as a global destination for cutting-edge medical research, medical treatment and medical tourism, hearing from the visionaries and experts who moved this dream to reality.

FEB
12
State of Osceola County
Learn about "Advancing Osceola - Setting Course for a Stronger Economy Through Technology, Transportation, and Tourism" at the State of Osceola County Address.

FEB
13
Last Chance! Leadership Orlando Class 89 Enrollment Deadline
Building our region by building regional leadership. Enroll today for Leadership Orlando Class 89 which begins in March, with Tony Jenkins, Market President, Central Florida, Florida Blue, serving as Class Chair.

FEB
19
State of Seminole County Luncheon
The State of the County Luncheon, hosted in partnership with the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners, highlights Seminole County’s past achievements, present successes and future opportunities.

FEB
25
YPAC to Hear About I-4 Ultimate
The largest infrastructure project in Florida history, I-4 Ultimate, is scheduled to begin in early 2015.  The members of the Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council will hear details on the 21 mile reconstruction of I-4 from Kirkman Road in Orange County to SR 434 in Seminole County, expected to be completed in 2021.

FEATURE STORIES
Central Florida Partnership Accelerates Leadership Post
MauldinAt the recent Annual Investor Update for the Central Florida Partnership, Laura Boisvert, 2015-2016 Chair and Vice President, Community Relations & Economic Development for Duke Energy, acknowledged that she has accepted a significant promotion with Duke Energy and will relocate to its headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, in February. Read more ...
Jump into Leadership Orlando with Both Feet!
BuccaneersWith only two weeks left to enroll, we hope that you will listen to more of our satisfied customers who have participated in Leadership Orlando. As you weigh your options for community education and engagement, professional and personal relationship building, and advancing your business to the right audiences, take a moment to hear what others say about Leadership Orlando. Enrollment Deadline is Friday, February 13, 2015. Read more ...
Former Maine Governor McKernan to Speak
John "Jock" McKernanOrlando, Inc., and BusinessForce are delighted to announce a joint Business Leadership Roundtable scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Roundtable will feature a presentation on The Growth Imperative: How Slow Growth Threatens Our Future and the American Dream from former Governor of Maine and President of the U.S. Chamber Foundation, John "Jock" McKernan. Martin A. Regalia, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will also be presenting. Read more ...
Orlando, Inc. Traveling June 25 – 30, 2015
John "Jock" McKernanThe Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce will be traveling to Panama City, Panama from June 25, 2015 – June 30, 2015! Orlando, Inc., announced last week plans for two international trips during 2015. In concert with the international business regional priority to help improve the export and import business environment, the Chamber will be traveling to Panama in June and Brazil in September. Read more ...
40th Anniversary Kickoff at Inaugural MLS Game
John "Jock" McKernanIf you are a graduate of Leadership Orlando, you and your families are invited to join us at the Orlando Citrus Bowl at 5 p.m. on March 8, to cheer on the Orlando City Soccer Lions in their debut in the MLS. In honor of our 40th Anniversary, Orlando City Soccer Club is offering special group seating at discounted pricing. Read more ...
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Leadership Orlando Class Chairs Gather
BuccaneersVolunteer leaders representing the past four decades attended a Leadership Orlando Class Chairs Luncheon on Wednesday in celebration of the program that began in 1975. Those in attendance recalled special memories, renewed relationships with colleagues, and provided advice on proposed activities planned for this year to mark Leadership Orlando's 40th Anniversary. Read more
Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce)
MicrosoftIn a letter dated January 29, 2015, the Orlando Chamber of Commerce received exciting news from Microsoft that it had been awarded a nearly $50,000 grant to support a Software Refresh. Read more ...
Nomination Deadline Extended
Small Business of the Year AwardThe deadline to nominate one (or more!) local business for the U.S. Chamber's 2015 DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award has been extended till February 9! Read more ...
FDOT District Five Secretary Noranne Downs, P.E.
BuccaneersI-4 Ultimate will create thousands of jobs in Central Florida. This video series explores the wide variety of people and expertise needed to build a better I-4. In this installment, FDOT District Five Secretary Noranne Downs, P.E. talks about her excitement in bringing art and engineering together to create a trademark project for Central Florida. She reminds us that science, technology, engineering and math lead to great career opportunities for women. Read more ...
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
For January 2015
We are proud to welcome new members for January 2015 to Orlando, Inc. We encourage you to review the following listings to see if there are goods and services provided by these new members that would be of value to you and your business. Read more ...
Metro Orlando Defense Task Force Considers Findings
Government Business Council research finds virtual training can help U.S. military avert readiness crisis while potentially saving more than $1.7 billion. Read more ...
Buy or Sell Used IT Equipment
The BIG Deal is your source for special offers, promotions and discounts offered by members of Orlando, Inc. Want to save money on quality refurbished networking and phone systems for your business? Maybe you have been meaning to get rid of some old business equipment that you no longer use. Keane Machines, Inc., buys and sells refurbished, out of service and secondary-market telecom and IT equipment. Read more ...
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