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Monday, August 15, 2016 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 78
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
Aug
16
2016 Downtown Orlando Tech Celebration
Celebrate the vibrant Downtown Orlando technology scene with local business and community leaders!

Aug
17
Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council – Mayor Teresa Jacobs
Capitalizing on the momentum of growing regional, state and national issues, YPAC is engaging the advice and counsel of young professionals, especially when it comes to key community issues, which will help us better frame the public policy debate across the Central Florida Region. Special Guest: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs

Aug
26
Rollins Business Accelerator – Application Deadline
Targeted specifically to growth-stage entrepreneurs, the Rollins Business Accelerator helps unleash the growth potential of businesses. Learn from the faculty of Florida's top-ranked MBA program, as well as entrepreneurs that have built successful companies and had multi-million dollar exits.

Aug
30
Primary Election Day – Be Sure to Vote!
Voters registered with one of Florida’s political parties express their preference for the candidates they would like to see representing their party on the General Election ballot in November. In addition, all voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in non-partisan races on the ballot (such as school boards), referendums, or proposed constitutional amendments.

Sept
1
Chamber Connect
Members meet for coffee and conversation followed by the opportunity to give a brief self-introduction. The remainder of the meeting allows attendees to learn about new business resources in the community, programs and events to help them get engaged and the power of more than 100 years of service to our family of communities. Seating is limited; Registration is required.

Sept
7-8
Leadership Orlando Class 92 Orientation Sessions
Together, we will explore new opportunities, make new friends, and connect with the people and places that make the Central Florida region strong. We count on the active participation and thoughtful feedback of our participants. Waymon Armstrong, CEO of Engineering & Computer Simulations, will serve as Class Chair.

Sept
14
MemberLink- Engage, Advocate, Participate, Vote
Craig Swygert, President, Central Florida, Clear Channel Outdoor, will share his personal and professional story on how he first stumbled into local politics and his current role of engaging with businesses, elected officials and other community leaders as Chair of BusinessForce, the ‘political action arm’ of the Central Florida Partnership.

Sept
22
Save the Date! Florida Simulation Summit
Advancing Human Performance in Healthcare and Sports

FEATURE STORIES
Central Florida Political Leadership Institute
The Central Florida Political Leadership Institute (PLI) announced applications are now being accepted for the 2016 PLI Class through Friday, August 26, 2016. PLI is an innovative, groundbreaking initiative designed to strengthen and equip the region’s future leaders with training prior to their decision to run for public office. Since its inception in 2008, 14 graduates have served public office in our region. Read more ...
Cong. Mica to Receive U.S. Chamber Award
At the Orlando, Inc. board meeting on Aug.18th, Cong. John Mica (R-Winter Park) will receive the coveted “Spirit of Enterprise” award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Cong. Mica will be presented the award by Orlando, Inc. Executive Vice President Jim Thomas and Clark Thomason, the U.S. Chamber’s Southeast Region Congressional and Public Affairs Manager from their Atlanta office. Read more ...
Central Florida Foundation Issues First Grant
Although six weeks removed from the tragic Pulse nightclub shooting, Orlando’s healing process is only just beginning. In support of the local community, the Central Florida Foundation recently issued the first grant from its Better Together Fund. The grant of up to $122,000 to Heart of Florida United Way will support those directly impacted by the Pulse tragedy with basic needs, like rent, mortgage, utilities or other monthly expenses. Read more ...
1,400 More by End of 2017
As construction activity on the I-4 Ultimate project intensifies, the need for workers rises just as rapidly. By November 1, the I-4 Ultimate team expects to hire 150 new employees. By the end of 2017, hiring managers expect to have added about 1,400 workers to the more than 600 employees currently on the job. The project is expected to peak at 2,000 jobs. 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 TLC Engineering for Architecture, Inc. Read more ...
Member of the Month
At Orlando, Inc., our members are the foundation to everything we do. Chamber Members that have exemplified their commitment, engagement and outstanding support of Orlando, Inc., and the community we serve, are nominated by the team at Orlando, Inc., for special recognition as our Member of the Month at Chamber Connect, MemberLink and in EveryMonday. Today we are proud to honor Manpower. Read more ...
Sage Dental, Cottage Inn Gourmet Pizza
Join us Tuesday, August 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for the Grand Opening for our new office located at the Renaissance Centre in Altamonte Springs! This event will feature our Ribbon Cutting for the office and will offer a raffle drawing for those that attend – items include a Sonic toothbrush and a certificate for a complimentary teeth whitening. During the fun, we will be providing snacks, drinks, Sage Dental “swag”, and will be joined by Orlando’s Famous Balloon Twister and a Kona Ice Truck! Come out and join us! Read more ...
Speed Networking Creates New Opportunities
On Wednesday morning, MemberLink came together for coffee and an opportunity to make new connections – quickly! While participating in “speed networking,” members had the opportunity to introduce their organizations, connect and exchange referrals with four to five different organizations at a time. Read more ...
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