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Monday, November 11 2013 VOLUME 16 ISSUE 42  
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
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MemberLink
"Linking Members to Success"- Monthly breakfast meetings focus on the program of work of Orlando, Inc., and the "Lines of Business" of the Central Florida Partnership.
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Central Florida Legislative Delegation Meeting
You're invited to the upcoming meeting of the Central Florida Legislative Delegation, planned for Tuesday, November 19, 2013, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., in Terminal #10, at the Canaveral Port.
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Chamber Rally for SunRail
You and your colleagues are invited to attend the "Chamber Rally for SunRail," presented by Orlando, Inc., on Thursday, November 21, 2013.
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BusinessForce "Insider's Briefing"
BusinessForce, the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership, welcomes at its next "Insider's Briefing" luncheon Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.
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Innovators Café
Connect with other Orlando, Inc. members in the comfortable small group setting of the Chamber Board Room
FEATURE STORIES
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Men and women nationwide have battled on the front lines for our freedoms. Back home, job creators battle to keep the American dream alive.
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R. Randolph Lyon, Jr.
Jacob SturtLong time member and supporter of the Central Florida Partnership and its Lines of Business, R. Randolph Lyon, Jr., passed away on Monday evening. Randy served on the Board of Directors of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce from 1998-2007, also serving early in the establishment and growth of myregion.org, leading that effort as its Chairman from 2004-2007. In 2002, he was Co-Chair of the Central Florida Transportation Roundtable.
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My Word – Orlando Sentinel
Jacob SturtFor generations, our brand has served us well; and made our tourism economy the envy of the world. It has also served as the basis for economic diversification; helping Florida become a magnet for knowledge-based jobs in simulation, modeling, training, digital media and life sciences.
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Chamber Rally for SunRail
Jacob V. StuartThe excitement and momentum are growing, with more to come in the weeks ahead, since SunRail will begin service in the Spring of 2014! You and your colleagues are invited to attend the "Chamber Rally for SunRail," presented by Orlando, Inc., on Thursday, November 21, 2013, from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Building, 75 South Ivanhoe Boulevard, in Downtown Orlando.
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Add Your Name to the Waiting List
Rick ScottOur first tour bus is now SOLD OUT! However, we are now taking applications for a WAITING LIST to join the trip on a second bus in Cuba. We need at least 20 more travelers to secure a second bus. RSVP TODAY by clicking here! Don't be left out of this exciting trip!
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IDEAS TO RESULTS
Leadership Orlando Explores Multi-Modal Network
Regional Transportation was the focus as Leadership Orlando Class 86 gathered at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport on Wednesday. The program included an insider's look at the comprehensive transportation options that are, or soon will be, available in Central Florida.
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Tips From MemberLink Facilitator Dr. Mimi Hull
Holidays are stressful! Do you find yourself saying: This is not fun! I will never get it all done. Why is everyone else so happy? Wow is this holiday going to be expensive! You are not alone!
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Volunteers Brave Weather and Benefit Community
Continuing Leadership Orlando's commitment to community, Classes 84 and 85 recently embarked on a friendly challenge to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Area.
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Supports National Center for Simulation in Orlando
Rick ScottContinuing his goal to keep Florida the most military-friendly state in the nation, Governor Rick Scott today announced that the National Center for Simulation, located at Naval Support Activity Orlando, has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the Florida Defense Support Task Force. The funding will reduce the risk of Team Orlando being realigned or closed.
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Premium Swiss Chocolatier, Lindt
grand openingPremium Swiss Chocolatier, Lindt, will celebrate the opening of its newest Lindt Chocolate Shop, located in the Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive, on Friday, November15, 2013.
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FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
Tampa Bay Partnership Chair's Cup Recipient
The Tampa Bay Partnership is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 Chair's Cup for Excellence in Regionalism. Randy Berridge, president of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council (FHTCC), has been chosen to receive this year's award, which recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to enhance the economic development of the Tampa Bay region.
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MetroPlan Orlando Shares Evidence of Improvement
The official 2013 population estimates have been released by the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR). The attached table compares 2012 and 2013 figures for our 3-county area, our neighboring counties and the State of Florida.
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Sculpting the Future of Downtown
Amid Central Florida's internationally-known theme parks and robust entertainment options, the City of Orlando's Downtown has its own story. Over the last 10 years, Downtown Orlando has emerged as a sports and entertainment district bustling with theaters, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. Missing from this revitalization was a permanent outdoor collection of iconic public art.
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