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Monday, December 19, 2016 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 95
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
Dec
28
2016 Russell Athletic Bowl
The Russell Athletic Bowl kicks off at 5:30 p.m. on December 28, 2016. The game features top-tier teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference (inclusive of Notre Dame) and the Big 12 Conference. In 2015, the Baylor Bears defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels, 49-38.

Dec
31
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl
The Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl will be played on December 31, 2016, featuring a matchup of top teams from the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference (SEC). Kickoff is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., and the game will be televised on ABC.

Jan
9
Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything
Orlando, Inc., is proud to partner with Mayor Dyer, the City of Orlando, and Green Builder Media to bring some of the nation’s top influencers to a pioneering event to identify threats posed by a changing climate, challenge conventional development and economic models, and explore intelligent solutions for a resilient future. Space is limited, so click here to register; enter GBMFriends code for 50% discounted rate of $125.

Jan
12
Leadership Orlando Class 92 – Volusia’s Visionary Impact Session
Leadership Orlando is about information and access. On January 12, Leadership Orlando Class 92 will visit several key regional assets in Volusia County, providing an opportunity to have first-hand, feet-on-the-ground access to its world-renowned facilities and the leaders who are guiding them.

Jan
18
SAVE THE DATE! 2017 Orange County Economic Summit
Scheduled for January 18, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center, this year's Economic Summit will feature Orange County’s annual economic forecast by Sean Snaith, Ph.D., Director of the University of Central Florida's Institute for Economic Competitiveness. RSVP here: bit.ly/2017EconomicSummit

Jan
26
Annual Membership Meeting – Ray Leach, JumpStart Inc. 
Join us at the Orlando Museum of Art as we celebrate our members and honor our volunteer leaders. We will gather in the SunTrust Auditorium for a brief business meeting followed by a very special presentation by Ray Leach, Founder & CEO of JumpStart Inc., a Cleveland -based non-profit venture development organization that has gained a national best-in-class reputation for its innovative economic development models and its ability to leverage its experience and expertise across the U.S.

Jan
29
NFL Pro Bowl
The NFL will celebrate its brightest stars of today and tomorrow with new Pro Bowl week festivities in 2017 in Orlando, culminating with the 2017 Pro Bowl game at Camping World Stadium on Sunday, January 29.  Pro Bowl week will celebrate all levels of football -- from youth to high school to the NFL's best returning to the traditional AFC vs. NFC game format.  Pro Bowl tickets are on sale now! Buy now.

FEATURE STORIES
Central Florida Partnership & Orlando, Inc.
At the final Board of Directors’ meetings for 2016, new Officers and Directors were elected last week for the Central Florida Partnership and Orlando, Inc., who will guide the organization as we transition into the proposed merger with the Orlando Economic Development Commission in 2017.  Read more ...
Florida 2030 – A Regional Town Hall Meeting
Make plans to join us for the Central Florida Leadership Forum, Florida 2030 – A Regional Town Hall Meeting, on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, FL. The Central Florida Leadership Forum is hosted by the Central Florida Partnership and being held in partnership with the Florida Chamber Foundation. Read more ...
Celebrating the Central Florida Partnership Team
With the recent announcement that the Proposed Merger of the Central Florida Partnership and the Orlando Economic Development Commission continues to move forward, we have reflected on the many years of faithful service our respective teams have given to their organizations and to the Central Florida Region. Read more ...
attract. cultivate. retain
The Central Florida Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) understands the importance of attracting, cultivating and retaining talent in Central Florida, and is proud to announce the launch of iGRO – attract. cultivate. retain. Read more ...
Orlando Business Journal Op-Ed by Jacob V. Stuart
In recent years, Florida has seen steady job growth—with nearly a quarter of a million jobs added in 2015 alone—tourism is thriving, unemployment dropping continuously, and an increasing number of high-paying jobs are coming to the state. Read more ...
Florida Chamber 2017 International Days
The Florida Chamber of Commerce has announced that Jacob V. Stuart, President of the Central Florida Partnership, will join other notable leaders on the program of the Florida Chamber’s 2017 International Days, scheduled for February 14-15, 2017, in Tallahassee. It is important for the Partnership to be ‘at the table’ for these discussions based on the recent work of the Central Florida International Business Task Force. Read more ...
IDEAS TO RESULTS
YPAC Hears from Kay Rawlins, Orlando City Soccer Club
The Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) held its final meeting of 2016 at Harry P. Leu Gardens 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 ...
A Look at the Improved Ivanhoe Boulevard Interchange
Some of the most drastic improvements are being made in the downtown area, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that other areas aren’t receiving similar attention. Read more ...
Second Annual Florida TechMatch
The Second Annual Florida TechMatch, will be held following the Orange County Economic Summit on January 18, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. TechMatch will connect companies in the digital and technology industry with established companies that are looking to do business and foster innovation and progressive ideas. A complimentary luncheon and technology presentation will be provided to participating companies. The event is free but space is limited. 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 Foley & Lardner LLP. 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 PTE Productions. Read more ...
Protect Yourself Over the Holidays!
PROTECT YOURSELF OVER THE HOLIDAYS! Your Lifelock benefit lets you live with confidence in an always-connected world.  Orlando, Inc., members receive 30 days free and 10% discount over the life of their contract.  Click now to view the options available to you and through our Lifestyle Marketplace. Read more ...
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