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Monday, February 17, 2014 VOLUME 17 ISSUE 7  
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OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
FEB
20
State of Seminole County Address
Register now for the annual State of the County presented by Duke Energy. You'll hear directly from the Seminole County chairman on the vision and future of the county, along with a poignant recap of the past year's accomplishments.
FEB
21
Leadership Orlando Enrollment Deadline
If you've been looking for the 'right' time to participate in Leadership Orlando, or if know someone who would benefit from this proven leadership experience, now is indeed the perfect time to be a part of America's largest community leadership program, Leadership Orlando.
FEB
21
Chamber Rally for SunRail
You and your colleagues are invited to attend the "Chamber Rally for SunRail," presented by Orlando, Inc., on Friday, February 21, 2014.
FEB
24
BusinessForce Insider's Briefing featuring Cong. Dan Webster
BusinessForce, the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership, welcomes Congressman Dan Webster (R-FL) at its next "Insider's Briefing" luncheon.
FEB
26
State of the Ports-WTCO
Join World Trade Center Orlando on February 26th to earn about new programs and opportunities available at the Ports of Central Florida.
FEATURE STORIES
Leadership Orlando Deadline This Friday
John LewisThere is no "right" time! As busy as we are, it can be challenging to find the time to participate in Leadership Orlando. Our experience has shown that there is no time like the present to make a commitment to the future – personally and professionally. Act quickly; you'll be glad you did.
Central Florida Regional Leadership Forum
Working with others, the Central Florida Partnership will host its first Regional Leadership Forum for 2014 on Thursday, March 13, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. The Final Report and Recommendations of the "Expert Committee" on Regional Transportation will be presented by George W. Walton, P.E., Senior Vice President, Southeast Regional Manager for Parsons Brinkerhoff, who chaired the "Expert Committee."
Orlando, Inc. Night Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Orlando Solar Bears and Orlando, Inc., invite you to attend "A Night with the Solar Bears," Thursday, April 10, 2014! Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. The Orlando Solar Bears will be taking on the Greenville Road Warriors as during Orlando, Inc. "Night with the Solar Bears" with a spot in the playoffs on the line! This will be a wonderful opportunity for a night out with your work colleagues and customers, a chance to network with other Orlando, Inc. members, and a great time to cheer on your Orlando Solar Bears.
IDEAS TO RESULTS
School Construction Tax Will Sunset Unless Renewed in 2014
John LewisIn 2002, a diverse group of business and community leaders, striving to make a difference for students in Orange County, established Change 4 Kids. They advocated for a half-cent sales tax increase, which passed with nearly 60% of the vote. The tax, a major contributor to the school building program in Orange County, has been funding renovations and replacements of schools in our community.
Orlando, Inc. Board Members Travel to Tallahassee
Orlando, Inc., Chair Shari Dingle Sandifer, CEO of Avant Healthcare Professionals, and fellow Board Member Thomas Schneider, Director-Community & Government Relations/Special Counsel of Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc., traveled to Tallahassee last week to attend the Florida Chamber of Commerce 2014 Capitol Days.
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
Tony Roma's Re-Ribbon Cutting Set for February 27, 2014
Orlando, Inc. member, Tony Roma's Fire Grill and Lounge, is set to host a special Re-Ribbon Cutting Event for Members of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from 5:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. at the newly remodeled location at 7015 South Semoran Boulevard, Orlando.
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 Up Your Cash Flow-Funding in 4 Hours from AmeriFactors Financial Group, LLC.
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