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Monday, December 16 2013 VOLUME 16 ISSUE 47  
CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
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OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
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iconnect
iConnect, a benefit of membership in Orlando, Inc., (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) will be held quarterly at various business locations in the Orlando area.

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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.
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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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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 Thursday, January 23, 2014.
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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.
FEATURE STORIES
Orlando, Inc. Launches First of Quarterly Networking Events
Orlando, Inc. announces a new way for Chamber Members to network and get connected with local business and activities. iConnect, a benefit of membership in Orlando, Inc., (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) will be held quarterly at various business locations in the Orlando area.
2014 Leadership Orlando Schedule Online
Developing regional leaders is important to the future success of the Central Florida Region. That is why "Regional Leadership" is a primary line of business for the Central Florida Partnership. With nearly forty years of proven success, Leadership Orlando , America's largest "Community Leadership Program," continues to recruit, cultivate and encourage emerging and established leaders, to better serve the Central Florida Region.
Join Us for the Next Business Success Strategies
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.
BusinessForce Insider's Briefing
Capitol ONe BowlBusinessForce, the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership, will host Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at its next "Insider's Briefing" slated for January 27, 2014.
Renew Your Leadership Alumni Association Membership
Developing regional leaders is important to the future success of the Central Florida Region. That is why "Regional Leadership" is a primary line of business for the Central Florida Partnership.
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Central Florida Partnership Board of Directors
At its meeting on December 11, 2013, the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Partnership adopted the recommendations of its 2013 Leadership Development Committee, led by Past Chair Jeffery Q. Jonasen, Shareholder with Gunster.
Shari Dingle Sandifer Elected 2014-2015 Chair
At its meeting on Thursday, December 12, 2013, the Board of Directors of Orlando, Inc., unanimously elected Shari Dingle Sandifer, President and CEO of Avant Healthcare Professionals, to serve as Chair for 2014–2015. Outgoing Chairman, Waymon J. Armstrong, presented Sandifer with a crystal gavel commemorating the "passing of the gavel." He will continue his service to Orlando, Inc., as Immediate Past Chair.
YPAC Leadership Celebrates Past & Future
The goal of the Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) is to provide the Board of Directors of the Central Florida Partnership with consistent and thoughtful input from a younger generation; one that will be asked to live with the opportunities exercised and the challenges met when it comes to our collective future.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Central Florida Partnership President, Jacob V. Stuart, had the pleasure of a one-on-one tour of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with
Dr. Phillips Center President, Katherine W. Ramsberger on Tuesday. An active construction site, the 'hard hat' tour provided a unique look at the amazing regional asset that has risen in downtown Orlando.
PTE Productions
PTEPeriodically, Every Monday will feature members at the Business Executive 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 PTE Productions.
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: Chamber Members $5.99 Per Day from Park Bark and Fly.
By Andrae Bailey, Central Florida Commission on Homelessness
As the Orlando Sentinel noted Thursday, Central Florida now ranks #1 in the nation on the issue of long-term, chronic homelessness for regions our size. I believe this community knew we had a big problem with homelessness; but this report substantially confirms it.
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