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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
Chamber Rally for I-4 Ultimate – March 24
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
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Have you ever wondered why some people succeed while others seem to have stalled? Jeff Piersall, CEO of SCB Marketing, will discuss the "slight edge" that makes and defines why talent and skill are not enough to win and achieve your BEST.

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Leadership Orlando Regional Transportation Session
A regional transportation system that safely and efficiently moves people and goods, through a variety of options that support the region's vitality should be our goal. At our Leadership Orlando session on Tuesday, May 19, we will hear from those who are guiding the agencies that are part of our multi-modal transportation network.

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Registration Deadline – Trip to Brazil
Join members of Orlando, Inc., for the opportunity to explore the beauties and surprises Brazil and Rio have to offer. This is a fantastic chance to expand your network or bring friends to share in the adventure. Registration closes May 22, 2015.

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Business Success Strategies
Cultural Intelligence: Doing business with our diverse community. Panelists include: Martin George, CEO, LTC; Dr. Giorgina Pinedo Rolón, CEO and President at Gio Communications; Danna J. Olivo, CDT, CPSM, DAVNA Enterprises, LLC.

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State of Orange County Address
Save the Date - Hear Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Orlando, sponsored by the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association (CFHLA).

FEATURE STORIES
Sidetracks Central Florida Partnership & Chamber Priorities
The legislative impasse over the state budget, fueled by the current deep divide between the Senate and House over Medicaid expansion and which culminated in the adjournment by the Florida House of Representatives three days early has,  unfortunately, resulted in sidetracking for now several key legislative priorities of the Central Florida Partnership and Orlando, Inc. Read more ...
Orlando, Inc. to Bid on International Chambers Conference
At a meeting attended by close to 90 community leaders, including Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Orlando, Inc., the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, announced it has submitted an “expression of interest” letter to place a bid to host the 2019 World Chambers Congress. Read more ...
Guest Column by FDOT District 5 Secretary Noranne Downs
On May 1, Central Florida celebrated the first anniversary of SunRail service with festivities on board trains and at stations all along the corridor. In addition, our federal partners in Washington, D.C. gave a thumbs up to expand SunRail service another 18 miles south into Osceola County. Read more ...
Florida Association of Chamber Professionals Spring Conference
Members, Media, Magicians and Money was the theme at the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) Conference held on May 7 - 8 in Tampa. More than 90 chamber professionals from around the state gathered to hear speakers discuss diverse topics including recruitment and retention, handling the media in real time, providing great customer service, maximizing LinkedIn, audits and financial reviews, and more. Click here for the agenda. Read more ...
 
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Leadership Update Showcases Multi-Million Dollar Port Expansion
Today marks the launch of Orlando Sentinel Media Group’s GrowthSpotter, a subscription newsletter and proprietary website focused on providing business intelligence to leaders engaged in the region’s growth and development. Read more ...
Bill Johnson Sets Goal of Creating 1 Million Jobs!
At its most recent Chamber Connect meeting, for new and renewing chamber members, held this past Thursday, May 7, 2015, chamber members were treated to a special visit by Florida Secretary of Commerce and President and CEO ofEnterprise Florida, Inc., Bill Johnson. Read more ...
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
L.O. 89Symphonies, Operas and Ballets depend on the purity of unamplified sound. At this state-of-the-art facility, you'll be able to hear a pin drop. The curtain is already rising on Act II of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The dazzling two-theater complex, which opened last November, was the culmination of decades of wishing, hoping, planning and fundraising by Orlando arts and civic leaders. Read more ...
Driving Safely Through I-4 Ultimate Construction Zone
L.O. 89Major changes are coming to I-4. To keep you informed and on the go, this video series explains what drivers can expect to see and experience throughout I-4 Ultimate construction. In this episode, safety is the focus as drivers become accustomed to the new construction zones and traffic shifts. Read more ...
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
Executive Connection Member Profile
Periodically, Every Monday will feature members at the Executive Connection level of Orlando, Inc. So that we can get to know them better and have access to the products and services that they provide, today we are featuring PeakCM Construction. Read more ...
Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc.
Burns & McDonnell is opening its first major office in the Orlando metro area! The move will create new jobs and plans to triple the size of the office within the next year. Read more ...
Encryption and Email Archiving & Compliance Solutions
When it comes to transmitting confidential information electronically, traditional email is not a secure option. And when it comes to staying compliant with various industry regulations like FINRA or HIPAA, traditional email storage does not meet the requirements. AppRiver (A Florida born and grown company) is pleased to offer ChamberPerks members significant discounts on their award-winning Email Encryption and Email Archiving & Compliance solutions.
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