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Monday, September 28, 2015 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 37
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
SEPT
28-29
Future of Florida Forum
Join us at the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2015 Future of Florida Forum in Orlando on September 28 and 29 as state business leaders, industry experts and elected officials discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Florida’s future.

SEPT
29
U. S. Chamber’s Better Health through Economic Opportunity Forum
An event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to foster business engagement in community wellness. Orlando was chosen as one of only ten cities nationwide to host this healthcare summit, held in conjunction with the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2015 Future of Florida Forum.

OCT
1
Leadership Orlando Class 90 Space & Sea Ports Session
Beginning at Port Canaveral, we will receive a special briefing on the multi-million dollar expansion plans at the Port as well as a unique harbor tour – from the water. We will then travel to the Kennedy Space Center for lunch where we will also receive a briefing on plans for the commercialization of the space center.

OCT
14
MemberLink - WHOLESHEBANG
Nonprofits count on the time and leadership of volunteers to fund, grow and fulfill their mission. In other words, they count on YOU to survive. David Taylor will provide you with an actionable plan on how to make effective use of your time in volunteering with nonprofits, so that they succeed AND you grow your business and network of contacts.

OCT
21
Young Professionals Advisory Council – Angela M. Alban, SIMETRI, Inc.
Listening carefully to the voices of young professionals, especially when it comes to key community issues, will help us better frame the public policy debate across the Central Florida Region. The Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council includes young leaders identified by their employers who are Investors in the Central Florida Partnership.

OCT
22-23
Entrepreneurs Academy
Imagine having the combined experiences of many successful entrepreneurs at your fingertips. Imagine the direction and velocity your company could achieve with a proven network of critical resources and connections. The Entrepreneurs Academy was created for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation and growth.

FEATURE STORIES
Robert Agrusa to Lead BusinessForce
Robert Agrusa, a Florida native and a veteran of several state and local campaigns across the State of Florida, has been named by Central Florida Partnership President Jacob V. Stuart as the first-ever-full-time Executive Director of BusinessForce. Read more ...
Network and Learn More About the OSC!
Members of Orlando, Inc., are invited to enjoy breakfast and networking at Orlando Science Center at our next iConnect, scheduled for Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Read more ...
Classes 53 & 72 Meet; Classes 19, 24 & 41 Gather November 19
We extend our very special thanks to Kathy Panter, President of Junior Achievement of Central Florida, Inc., for inviting her Leadership Orlando Class 53 classmates and the graduates of Class 72, which she chaired, to join her last Thursday at Firebirds, 1562 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, to reconnect and reengage with each other. Read more ...
Using ENERGY STAR Helps Reduce Costs
On Friday, October 2, 2015, the Central Florida Energy Efficiency Alliance (CFEEA) and the local chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC-FL) will be partnering with the City of Orlando to host a free workshop aimed at educating and training building operators, managers, and real estate professionals in the industry's best-in-class benchmarking tool, ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Read more ...
Special Ticket Offer for Orlando Chamber Members
Make it count! The Orlando City Soccer Lions are still in the playoff hunt! Your support will be crucial as the Lions take on Montreal on Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the Citrus Bowl! Be there to support our Orlando City Soccer Club! Read more ...
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Leadership Orlando Class 89 Explores Osceola County
From cattle ranches to ICAMR; from Florida's oldest operating courthouse to the Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity, SunRail and the revitalization of Downtown Kissimmee, Osceola County takes economic diversity to a whole new level. The members of Class 89 explored these regional assets and learned from leaders who are guiding them. Read more ...
United Arts CEO Presents to Chamber
United Arts of Central Florida President and CEO Flora Maria Garcia was the featured speaker at the most recent Business Leadership Roundtable, hosted by the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Read more ...
Still Making a Positive Impact on Our Region
All this month, the Orlando Sentinel has been highlighting good things about Central Florida with its "O-Mazing Orlando" feature. For this installment of "Winning Wednesday," Scott Maxwell highlights people who work tirelessly to make Central Florida a better place to live. Read more ...
Journey Toward Justice - Paul C. Perkins, Sr.
Senator Geraldine F. Thompson is the wife of the Honorable Emerson R. Thompson, Jr., the first African American to serve as a Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit. He is Senior Judge of the Fifth District Court of Appeal and immediate past President of the Florida Bar Foundation. Judge Thompson was recently recognized during a luncheon of the Orange County Bar Association where he was presented a signed letter from President Barack Obama commending his service. Read more ...
2nd Annual Regional Business Summit October 29
Brevard, FL--CareerSource Brevard, CareerSource Central Florida, and CareerSource Flagler Volusia are once again uniting their collective resources to host the 2nd Regional Business Summit on Thursday, October 29, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando. 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 Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund. Read more ...
Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group; Vulcan Information Processing
Come celebrate with Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group on October 1, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., as we showcase our newest office in downtown Orlando. Founded in 1996, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group is a privately held national mortgage banking group headquartered in Virginia Beach, with over 400 employees and offices in Colorado, DC, Delaware, Florida Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.Read more ...
I4 Business Sneak Peek
For nearly a half century, as most of the world focused their attention on the technological marvels being launched on the Space Coast, in East Orlando another industry was quietly growing from a niche technology into a disruptive one. Read more ...
ChamberPerks Helps You Keep Current on HR
As a benefit from Orlando, Inc., ChamberPerks offers the Florida HR Library; up-to-date publications that equip you with the tools you need to navigate through the hidden pitfalls and traps that await employers when dealing with employment law and policies. Save 20 percent off the regular price! Read more ...
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