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Monday, August 4, 2014 VOLUME 17 ISSUE 30 
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
Business Success Strategies
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
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MemberLink - Linking Members to Success
David Glass, founding publisher of the Florida Technology Journal and founder of OrlandoiX will give a overview of Orlando's $14 billion technology industry and will present plans for OrlandoiX, a five-day series of conferences and exhibitions showcasing advancements in interactive media, digital arts, and entertainment technology.
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Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit
The 2014 Florida Chamber Foundation's Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit will gather leaders from Florida's military and defense industry, economic development experts, policy makers and the business community to take an expanding challenge facing Florida throughout the next 20-plus years.
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Business Insider's Briefing
Coming off the campaign trail for this special luncheon rally are legislative candidates Sen. Geraldine Thompson (D-Orlando), Rep. Eric Eisnaugle (R-Orlando) and Rep. Tom Goodson (R-Titusville) along with Orange County Commission candidates Commissioner Jennifer Thompson and Rep. Bryan Nelson (R-Apopka).
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Florida Polytechnic University Public Opening
3 . . . 2 . . . 1. . . It’s the official LAUNCH of Florida’s newest state university!  You and your family are invited to witness this exciting, historic event.  It’s open to the public, at no charge, so come on out – it’s going to be a blast!

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Business Success Strategies - Change4Kids
Join Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette and Dick Batchelor, President of Dick Batchelor Management Group, as they discuss their program supporting the 1/2-penny sales tax for Orange County Public Schools.
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Leadership Orlando Regional Transportation Session
Advancing Regional Transportation as an important part of the Leadership Orlando curriculum where we will hear from those who are guiding the agencies that are part of our multi-modal transportation network.
FEATURE STORIES
Don't Miss Out! Enrollment Deadline August 15
Carol Craig"We all have missions to accomplish that require a high degree of skill and comprehensive resources," says Carol Craig. "Leadership Orlando gives us a chance to work together to hone our best traits, grow our professional networks, and collaborate to help create a more dynamic and effective Central Florida region." Read more ...
Registration Closes Tuesday, August 5
Florida PolytechnicTuesday, August 5, 2014 is the final day to register for A Taste of Cuba excursion! Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to travel with the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce to Cuba this coming fall on A Taste of Cuba, the Chamber's second trip to Cuba this year, from Sunday, October 19, 2014 – Thursday, October 23, 2014. Final day to register is tomorrow! Call today to grab your seat! Read more ...
BusinessForce Gives Nod to Senate, House, School Board Candidates
businessforceBusinessForce, the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership, has announced several new endorsements in advance of the August 26th primary election. At its July 30th Board of Directors meeting, endorsements were approved for Sen. Thad Altman (R-Melbourne), Rep. Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) and District 1 Orange County School Board member Joie Cadle. Read more ...
Orlando Chamber Hails Commission Votes
Orlando, Inc.Two Chamber-backed proposals to amend the Orange County Charter have been approved by the Orange County Commission at a public hearing on July 29th and will appear on the November general election ballot for approval by Orange County voters. Read more ...
Member Benefit Coming Soon
All Aboard FloridaOrlando, Inc., is proud to team up with Orlando Life magazine to offer a complimentary three-year subscription exclusively for our Business Connection and Executive Connection members. Orlando Life, reflects the best of Orlando, and the first issue we are supporting is hitting newsstands this week. Read more ...
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Central Florida Foundation Provides for Multi-Year Licensing
YEAThe Central Florida Foundation, this past week, granted the Orlando, Inc. and Orlando Science Center partnership a generous grant to help bring the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) to Central Florida. The kick off grant covers the licensing expenses for the first three years of this new and exciting initiative. Orlando, Inc. and the Orlando Science Center are grateful for the Central Florida Foundations support. Read more ...
Heart of Florida United Way Community Leader's Forum
Joanie SchirmThis past week, over 90 Orlando Chamber members and their guests received a briefing during the Heart of Florida United Way Community Leader Forum, hosted by Orlando, Inc., to discuss key issues relating to the health of our community. This important Community Leader Forum described business implications and provided an update on our United Way's work in the key areas of education, income and health. Read more ...
Announcing Philanthropic Gala and Public Grand Opening
Florida PolytechnicFlorida Polytechnic University in Lakeland is poised to launch in August as the state's newest university and only higher-education institution dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read more ...
Intercity Passenger Rail Along Florida's East Coast
All Aboard FloridaAll Aboard Florida is an intercity passenger rail project being developed by Florida East Coast Industries, LLC (FECI) – owner of Florida's premier passenger rail corridor – that will connect Miami to Orlando with intermediate stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Read more ...
Joanie Schirm Chronicles Family History
Joanie SchirmLeadership Orlando graduate and Distinguished Leadership Award winner, Joanie Schirm, continues to make her mark in the world, most recently as a 2013 Global Ebook award-winning biographer. Read more ...
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
For July 2014
We are proud to welcome new members for July 2014 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 ...
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 EPOCH MANAGEMENT, Inc. Read more ...
Grand Opening Celebrations
Join Orlando, Inc., as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our newest member, Texas Roadhouse. Their mission is Legendary Good and Legendary Service. Join Texas Roadhouse for their Grand Opening on August 11, 2014, and enjoy fresh baked bread and honey cinnamon butter, hand-cut steaks, fall off the bone ribs, made from scratch sides and ice cold beers & legendary margaritas. Read more ...
Special Deals Offered by Members of Orlando, Inc.
The BIG Deal is your source for coupons and discounts from your favorite Orlando Chamber Member Businesses. Every Monday will feature a weekly BIG Deal so that you take advantage of offerings for everything from facials to tennis lessons, advertising to IT solutions. This week: Refer-a-friend and get a $100 gift card from Baxter Restoration. Read more ...
SunRail Station Platform Opportunities
There are new ways to promote your business with the highly-successful SunRail train–including on-platform opportunities at all 12 stations, and on the newly re-designed printed train schedules. Read more ...
Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards
Bright House Networks is proud to once again recognize outstanding companies big and small with its second annual Regional Business Awards. This year, the company will host two separate events in both the Orlando and Tampa Bay regions to honor the companies, organizations and people who have impacted, with their products, services, and thought leadership. Nominations for the awards are now being accepted through September 26, 2014. Read more ...
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