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Monday, November 14, 2016 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 90
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
Nov
16
Business Success Strategies - Orlando: A Caring and Connected Community
As a business community, we need to ensure that everyone – from the most vulnerable in our society to the wealthiest – have the opportunity to take advantage of the tremendous assets our region possesses. Join us for a great panel discussion as we celebrate our community successes and discuss how we can continue to improve communication and access to the shared resources of our family of communities.

Nov
19
Florida Blue Florida Classic – Camping World Stadium
The Florida Blue Florida Classic is the nation's biggest HBCU rivalry with the best halftime show around. The largest historically black colleges & universities sports & entertainment event in the country returns bigger and better! Be there when the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats take on the Florida A&M Rattlers at Camping World Stadium. Over 1,500,000 fans have attended since the first game in 1978, making it the BIGGEST Black college football game in the country. It’s more than a game. It’s an experience!

Dec
1
Leadership Orlando Class 92 – Modeling, Simulation & Training Session
The Central Florida Region boasts the highest concentration of modeling, simulation and training related activities in the nation. Our session at I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry, Training, Simulation and Education Conference) will begin with an overview of the MS&T industry in Central Florida, followed by VIP Access to the convention floor.

Dec
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. This month’s program will focus on Innovation.

Dec
3
2016 Dr. Pepper ACC Football Championship – Camping World Stadium
The 12th annual title game between the ACC’s Atlantic and Coastal Division champions is scheduled for Saturday, December 3, making the sixth time the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game has been played in the state of Florida. The ACC is well acquainted with Camping World Stadium, which serves as the host venue for both the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl and the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Dec
7
Business Leadership Roundtable – Driving Positive Change
Join us as we hear from Yolanda Londoño, Vice President of Global Social Responsibility for Tupperware Brands Corporation, who directs and develops local and global philanthropic initiatives, cause-related marketing and global giving strategies with emphasis on programs that educate and empower women and girls. Tupperware Brands is a leader in driving positive change in women's lives.

Dec
14
MemberLink – The Changing Landscape of Office Environments
Workplace design has been evolving over the past several years. Businesses are faced with tough decisions regarding their office environments. Some challenges might include how to successfully integrate a multi-generational workforce, provide seamless access to technology or address cultural changes within an organization. Workscapes’ Avery Donaudy and Jay Lovell share space design with the future in mind.

FEATURE STORIES
Motions of Support Unanimously Adopted
It’s my pleasure to announce, on behalf of Steve Mauldin, Chair of the Central Florida Partnership; and Chair of the Joint Alignment Committee that at Wednesday’s Called Joint “Special Board Meeting,” the Boards of Directors of the Central Florida Partnership and Orlando, Inc., adopted unanimously Motions of Support, regarding the “Agreement and Plan of Merger.” Read more ...
Mike Ketchum’s Retirement Celebration
The team at the Central Florida Partnership gathered at the historic Dubsdread Golf Club in College Park on Thursday afternoon to bid a very fond farewell to 17-year veteran Mike Ketchum upon his retirement. Dubsdread holds many special memories for Mike who grew up nearby and graduated from Edgewater High School.. Read more ...
Wins in 18 of 23 Races, Passage of Yes on 1-2-3
Tuesday’s election taught us a lot of things, including an unexpected Republican wave up and down the ballot, broken up with a few key Democratic successes. Nationally, it is almost impossible to overstate just how unprecedented this election is historically. We have departed from the traditional campaigns of the past and the conventional qualifications. The expectations of the type of candidates that run for office will be different after this election, not necessarily for the better. Read more ...
Ensuring Transparency, Term Limits, Will of Voters
At the November 8th general election, Orange County voters gave a resounding vote of approval to three proposed amendments to the Orange County Charter strongly supported by the Chamber. Read more ...
Redefining the Future – The Power of Seven
With the goal of creating a new model for competitiveness, the leaders of the EDC and the Central Florida Partnership (CFP) have announced their intent to merge as one entity strengthening the region’s position in both the national competitive environment and the global marketplace. Read more ...
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Florida Blue Florida Classic This Weekend
The Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats and Florida A&M University Rattlers will do battle in the Florida Blue Florida Classic on Saturday, November 19, at Camping World Stadium. Read more ...
MemberLink Honors our Local Heroes
On Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Orlando, Inc., honored Veteran’s Day with featured speaker, Fanita Jackson, Community Outreach Program Manager, Orlando VA Medical Center. Fanita briefed the over 50 members in attendance on the work and mission of the VA, specifically the Orlando VA Medical Center at Medical City. Read more ...
The Big Machines of I-4 Ultimate
Big changes require big tools, and along the 21-mile stretch of the I-4 Ultimate Project, residents and motorists have been noticing some very large pieces of machinery jutting up into the sky.  One of those is the Tadano Mantis crane, which is set on what many people call tractor treads. It can pick up a massive load and then hold it up and out of the way while driving to a spot nearby. Read more ...
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
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 Workscapes. 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 Florida Fire Frogs.Read more ...
How Floating Can Reduce Stress and Improve Productivity
Floating in a gravity-free sensory-free environment is one of the most relaxing experiences you will ever have in your life. Eliminating all distractions allows the mind and body to fully refresh and rejuvenate as stress melts away, sore muscles relax, and mental clarity returns.Read more ...
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