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Monday, December 9 2013 VOLUME 16 ISSUE 46  
CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
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OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
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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.
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Chamber Rally for SunRail - A Better Way for Business
You and your colleagues are invited to attend the "Chamber Rally for SunRail," presented by Orlando, Inc., on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.
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An Intimate Conversation with the Volunteer Leadership of Orlando, Inc.
Join Waymon J. Armstrong, 2012-2013 Chair. Shari Sandifer, Chair-Elect, and Marty Rubin, Immediate Past Chair, for the next Business Leadership Roundtable presented by Orlando, Inc.
FEATURE STORIES
Senators Simmons and Hukill
BusinessForce, the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership, has given an early boost to the 2014 re-election campaigns of two of Senate President-designate Andy Gardiner's closest legislative allies – Senator David Simmons (R-Altamonte Springs) and Dorothy Hukill (R-Port Orange).
Leadership Orlando Grads Stay Connected
When it comes to informing community leaders about important issues and opportunities in our region, the Central Florida Partnership turns to the A-Team (2014 Leadership Alumni Association). Leadership Orlando graduates have become our "Go To" list for advancing regional priorities.
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 Wednesday, December 18, 2013, from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Building, 75 South Ivanhoe Boulevard, in Dow
Russell Athletic Bowl and Capital One Bowl
Jacob V. StuartOn behalf of its Selection Committee, Florida Citrus Sports' Chairman Bobby Kuykendall and CEO Steve Hogan, Chair of Leadership Orlando Class 85, announced Sunday the matchups for the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl and the 2014 Capital One Bowl.
IDEAS TO RESULTS
J. Thomas Gurney, Sr. Community Service Award
Last week, Monday, December 2, 2013, at the Annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) held in the Orange County Convention Center, Waymon Armstrong, Chairman of Orlando, Inc., (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) and CEO of Engineering & Computer Simulations, presented, the J. Thomas Gurney, Sr. Community Service Award, which recognizes a lifetime of service to our community, to U.S. Congressman John L. Mica.
Leadership Orlando Gets First Hand Experience
The Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) was the venue for our Leadership Orlando session on Thursday. The Members of Class 86 didn't have to travel far to participate in the largest modeling & simulation conference in the world because it was held right here in Central Florida at the Orange County Convention Center.
Exploring One Region, One Vision, One Voice
ThakkarMore than 150 top executives last week took an in-depth look at community assets to learn more about the region they call home and see if Orlando has what it takes to compete in the war for jobs.
SunRail Presentation and Tour a Part of One Orlando
ThakkarAt last week's One Orlando Leadership Summit, presented by the Metropolitan Orlando Economic Development Council, in partnership with Visit Orlando and the Central Florida Partnership, Board Member Rasesh Thakkar, Senior Managing Director with Tavistock Group, introduced the Thursday morning session on Transportation & Infrastructure. His comments are provided below.
Reprint of Article Published in Conway News
A recent article regarding SunRail caught our eye. Published in its entirety with permission from author Shirley Cannon, Past President of the Pine Castle Women's Club, we think you'll find it of interest too.
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 One Month Monitoring from State Alarm, Inc.
Orlando, Inc. Congratulates These Members
One of the most exciting times for a business owner is the first day they open their doors to the public. Orlando, Inc. is now offering complimentary Grand Opening and Grand Re-Opening celebrations for our members. This week, we congratulate Tony Romas, PR Real Estate Services, and Premier Judgement Recovery.
Results Provided by Florida's CFO
Small businesses are undoubtedly the cornerstone of Florida's economy, serving as a hub for innovation, job creation and consumer choice. As Florida's Chief Financial Officer, I want to share the results of my recent 2013 Small Business Survey with you.
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