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Monday, June 22, 2015 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 24
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
Chamber Rally for I-4 Ultimate – March 24
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
JULY
15
MemberLink
MemberLink is a highly visible, prestigious and committed group of active members of Orlando, Inc., representing all business sectors, membership levels and stages of the business life cycle. The primary purpose of these monthly breakfast meetings is to "Link Members to Success." Guest speakers provide timely insight into local and regional business topics.

JULY
21
Leadership Orlando Medical City Session
Class 89 will receive updates on UCF College of Medicine, what's on the horizon at Lake Nona, including the SimLEARN training center, U.S. Tennis Association divisional headquarters, and tours of the VA Medical Center-Orlando and Nemours.

JULY
29
BusinessForce Insiders Briefing. Mayor Buddy Dyer
Insider's Briefings are not fund-raisers, but instead an invitation-only opportunity to meet and hear from Florida's top political leaders and decision-makers from both political parties in an informal, private session. Joining us will be Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

JULY
30
iConnect
Orlando, Inc.'s newest program, this quarterly networking event will provide Orlando, Inc., members and their guests with an opportunity to exchange business cards and connect with each other throughout the community.

AUGUST
5
Leadership Alumni Update.VA Medical Center
In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Leadership Orlando, Alumni Update Sessions are now being offered to graduates of the Leadership Orlando program. The VA Medical Center Orlando will be our focus.

FEATURE STORIES
Encouraged to Apply
Already, fourteen individuals have been successfully elected, or appointed, to state and local public office in our region after completing the Central Florida Political Leadership Institute since 2008. Do you have what it takes to enter the realm of elected public service? Read more ...
Economic Game Changer for Port On Horizon
GT USA's new Canaveral Cargo Terminal (CCT) opened for business at Port Canaveral in June with the maiden call of the CMA CGM Jamaica, the 264-meter cargo vessel with a capacity of 4,298 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) berthing at the port to be part of Florida shipping history before crossing the Atlantic. Get a "first-look" with this cover story from the July issue. Read more ...
Important News for Our Investors and Members
Two Ramps on Eastbound Interstate-4 – the exit ramp to Ivanhoe Boulevard and the entrance ramp from South Street – will close permanently as construction on the I-4 Ultimate project kicks into high gear. Click here for detailed map of ramp closures and alternate routes. Read more ...
Katie Porta Leaves Lasting Legacy
Central Florida lost a very special person on Tuesday morning. After an extended illness that took her out of the action which she loved so much, Katie Porta lost her courageous battle at the age of 68. Much has been written about her successful professional career of advocacy for those less fortunate in our community, especially those with developmental disabilities. But, at the Central Florida Partnership, we have lost a dear friend and colleague. Read more ...
 
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Building an Outstanding Regional Talent Pipeline
Over 200 business and community leaders gathered on Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport to learn more about innovative partnerships and collaboration focused on Building an Outstanding Regional Talent Pipeline – Companies, Communities & Careers. Also in the audience were Leadership Orlando Class 89 participants. Read more ...
College and/or Career and Technical Education
The members of Class 89 participated in the Central Florida Leadership Forum presented by the Central Florida Partnership on Tuesday, in cooperation with its sponsors, The Corridor, Duke Energy, and the University of Central Florida, along with the CareerSource Boards in Brevard, Central Florida, Flag.er/Volusia and Polk Counties. Read more ...
Central Florida Partnership Priorities Gain Favor
Three Central Florida Partnership regional priorities were successful in the 20 day special legislative session that concluded last Friday and was called to craft a state budget as a result of the contentious budgetary impasse between the Florida Senate and Florida House that erupted during the regular session. Read more ...
Young Professionals Advisory Council
The Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) held its third meeting of 2015, at the Orlando Museum of Art last Wednesday morning. Each Investor in the Central Florida Partnership and each member of the Orlando, Inc., Board of Directors has the opportunity to select one employee, under the age of 32, to represent their organization at the YPAC meetings. Read more ...
Orlando Hopes to Host Event in 2019
Members of the Orlando 2019 Bid Host Committee lead by Buddy Dyer, Mayor, City of Orlando, and Jim Bacchus, Chairman, Orlando 2019 Host Committee, traveled last week to Torino, Italy, to attend the 9th World Chambers Congress. The Orlando delegation attended to further promote Orlando as the host for the 11th World Chambers Congress in 2019. 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 American IT Solutions, Inc. Read more ...
Grand Opening Celebration
Congratulations SIMETRI, Inc., which celebrated moving in to its new home last week. It was a great celebration with friends, colleagues, and business partners the opportunity to see our new space, which includes production areas and labs for the creation of our products and research. Read more ...
Summer Travel Discounts are Heating Up!
Share Lifestyle Marketplace discounts with your employees and clients! We offer values for summer travel for Choice Hotels, Avis, Budget, Jet Luxury Resorts, Uber, and more! Whether a weekend trip or a family vacation youll save through Orlando, Inc. Look at all the Lifestyle Marketplace vacation values. Read more ...
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