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Monday, January 13, 2014 VOLUME 17 ISSUE 2  
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
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OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
JAN
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2014 Orange County Economic Summit
You’re Invited!  This event features a regional outlook, business assistance programs and our region's new brand.
JAN
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Equality Means Business
The first Business Success Strategies of the New Year is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., with an expert panel exploring the topic of Equality Means Business.
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BusinessForce Insider's Brieifng featuring Pam Bondi
BusinessForce , the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership, will host Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at its next "Insider's Briefing" slated for Jan. 27, 2014.
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"Historic" Joint Board Meeting
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and Canaveral Port Authority

The "first ever" Joint Board Meeting of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and the Canaveral Port Authority; to be held Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., at Canaveral Port, Cape Canaveral, FL.
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Chamber Connect
New, Renewing and Longtime Members meet to share coffee and conversation, while learning about new business resources in the community and how to make the most of their membership with Orlando, Inc.
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MemberLink
MemberLink is a highly visible, prestigious and committed group of active members of Orlando, Inc., representing all business sectors, membership levels and stages of the business life cycle.
FEATURE STORIES
Join the Orlando Solar Bears at RDV Sportsplex
iconnectEvery wonder what a "line shift" is in hockey? What "icing" or "slashing" means? Just want to network with fellow Orlando, Inc. members? Join Orlando, Inc. for our inaugural iConnect initiative tomorrow morning, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den, located at 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando. RSVP for tomorrow morning event by clicking here by close of business today!
Business Success Strategies Focuses on Business Policies
Pat EngferThe first Business Success Strategies of the New Year is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2014, from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m., with an expert panel exploring the topic of Equality Means Business. This event is open to all members of Orlando, Inc., is complimentary, but reservations are required by clicking here.
2014 Leadership Alumni Association
Since 1975, business and community leaders have made a commitment to our community by participating in Leadership Orlando and remaining connected through the Leadership Alumni Association. Now know as the
A-Team (2014 Leadership Alumni Association), its members represent a broad sampling of Leadership Orlando classes presented over more than three decades.
Task Force Supports Business
iconnectThe draft report of the Employee Benefits Study Task Force (click here) created by HB 655, which was strongly supported by the Central Florida Partnership and enacted during the 2013 legislative session to preempt local governments from mandating sick leave, was released last week by Workforce Florida officials in Tallahassee.
Friday Final Day to Register for Cuba Trip!
Pat EngferFriday is the final day to register for Orlando, Inc.'s A Taste of Cuba excursion scheduled for April 2 – 6, 2014! To secure one of the few remaining seats on this "people to people" once-in-a-lifetime tour, please click HERE to download the registration application. Your application, which should include a copy of your passport and the required travel deposit, needs to be received at our office by close of business on Friday, January 17, 2014.
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Leadership Orlando Class 86 Explores Polk County
Pat EngferWhen you begin your day with Sponge Bob and end at LEGOLAND Florida, you know you’re in for a treat.  Leadership Orlando Class 86 participants explored Polk County on Thursday, and we’d like to extend special thanks to our hosts Florida Polytechnic University and LEGOLAND Florida, with a special shout out to Nickelodeon Suites Resort for providing breakfast snacks and parking for the day.
Central Florida Partnership Celebrates Significant Promotion
Pat EngferVeteran business and community leader, Patricia J. Engfer, has been named to a new leadership position with Hyatt Corporation. Members of the Central Florida Partnership's Board of Directors offer their special congratulations to Pat on this prestigious recognition.
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
iconnectJanuary 20, 2014, marks the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor his legacy through service. Dr. King once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?"
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
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. Beginning this week, 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: Free Lean Six Sigma Training Workshop.
Orlando Hosts Job Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses
Join us Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses, at Florida Technical College Auditorium, 12900 Challenger Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32826.
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