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Monday, February 23, 2015 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 08
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Business Leadership Roundtable: The Growth Imperative
State of the Ports 2015
World Trade Center Orlando presents State of the Ports featuring executives of the region's air, sea and space ports.

YPAC to Hear About I-4 Ultimate
The largest infrastructure project in Florida history, I-4 Ultimate, is scheduled to begin in early 2015.  The members of the Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council will hear details on the 21 mile reconstruction of I-4 from Kirkman Road in Orange County to SR 434 in Seminole County, expected to be completed in 2021.

Chamber Connect
For current Members, it would be wonderful to have you "in the room," allowing us to introduce you to others and to share with you the latest information about our important work.

Florida Chamber Capitol Days
The Florida Chamber's premier annual Tallahassee event, Board of Governors Capitol Days, is scheduled for March 4-6, 2015.

Inaugural Orlando City MLS Kick Off
Be part of history! Don't miss Orlando City Soccer's Inaugural MLS kick off at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on March 8.

Chamber Rally for I-4 Ultimate
The first in a series of informational luncheons on the I-4 Ultimate project SOLD OUT in just two days! With this in mind, you're invited to the next Chamber Rally for I-4 Ultimate, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, from 11:45 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., at the Chamber of Commerce Building.

Business Leadership Roundtable featuring John "Jock" McKernan
Presentation on The Growth Imperative: How Slow Growth Threatens Our Future and the American Dream by John "Jock" McKernan, former Governor of Maine & Senior Advisor of the U.S. Chamber Foundation, with Martin A. Regalia, Ph.D., Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce..

Central Florida Leadership Forum
Regional Leadership ForumYou're invited to the Central Florida Leadership Forum – Advancing an Innovation Economy and Expanding Sources of Capital – on Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 8:00 to 11:30 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport, 9300 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, FL. The Central Florida Leadership Forum is hosted by the Central Florida Partnership and sponsored by The Corridor and University of Central Florida. Read more ...
Business Success Strategies Goes LIVE
Chamber Rally for I-4 Ultimate Full Orlando, Inc., is hosting a terrific panel on Making Social Media Work for You, Wednesday, February 25, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., as part of its Business Success Strategies series. However, due to overwhelming interest, this event SOLD OUT in mid-January! Read more ...
RSVP Today for Next Rally on March 10, 2015!
Chamber Rally for I-4 Ultimate Full The $2.3 billion, 21-mile, six-year I-4 Ultimate project has officially started! Along these lines, it's important for all of us to know more about the I-4 Ultimate project so we can properly answer questions from our customers, constituencies, colleagues and employees. Read more ...
Reservations Are Now Being Accepted for this Excursion!
Travel to Panama with Orlando, Inc. The Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce will be traveling to Panama City, Panama from June 25 - 30, 2015, in concert with the international business regional priority to help improve the export and import business environment and you are invited to travel with us! Read more ...
Leadership Orlando 40th Anniversary Kick Off
Regional Leadership ForumWhat better way to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Leadership Orlando than to cheer on Orlando City Soccer Club at its Inaugural Major League Soccer Match on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Orlando City reserved 250 seats for Leadership Orlando and we are happy to report that we surpassed that goal. Read more ...
Save the Date
Regional Leadership ForumSave the date for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's State of the City, on Wednesday, April 29, at 10:30 p.m. at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Read more ...
YEA! CEO Roundtable Event Open to Public
YEAJoin Orlando, Inc. and Orlando Science Center for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, (YEA!), CEO Roundtable Event, Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m., hosted at Orlando Science Center, Digital Adventure Theater, Level 2, 777 E. Princeton Street, Orlando. Read more ...
Regional Priorities Advanced to Central Florida Legislative Delegation
florida CapitolLast Wednesday, nearly 70 Central Florida business and community leaders converged on Florida's capital city for the Central Florida Partnership's 2015 "Trip to Tallahassee" designed to advance three key Central Florida Partnership regional priorities – protecting and enhancing the Modeling, Simulation and Training Industry, supporting the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center and establishing the Downtown Orlando UCF Campus. Read more ...
Leadership Orlando 40th Anniversary Celebrations
Leadership OrlandoMembers of Leadership Orlando Class 75 (2008) were invited to reconnect last Wednesday, February 19, at "Wine on Wednesday" at Brio Tuscan Grille in Winter Park. Special thanks Class Chair Pat Michaels, Executive Director, Media & Public Relations at OneBlood, for extending the invitation. Read more ...
An i4 Business Sneak Peek
All Aboard FloridaAll Aboard Florida (AAF), a Flagler-esque plan for a high-speed passenger line between Miami, where many of Florida's Central and South American visitors arrive, and Orlando, one of the most popular destinations in the world, is coming. Like Flagler's earlier railroads, this one isn't being funded by public/private initiatives like our highways, sports arenas and arts centers, but by Flagler's company. The impact? Staggering. Get a "first-look" with this cover story from the March issue. Read more ...
Executive Connection Member Profile
Periodically, Every Monday will feature members at the Executive Connection 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 Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers. Read more ...
Project Program Manager Jon Walker
I-4 Ultimate will create thousands of jobs in Central Florida. This video series explores the wide variety of people and expertise needed to build a better I-4. Read more ...
$4 Car Wash
The BIG Deal is your source for special offers, promotions and discounts offered by members of Orlando, Inc. Has your car been looking a little dusty lately? Let Images Auto Spa improve your car's image. Take advantage of their sparkling BIG Deal and get your car washed for as little as $4 on Wacky Wednesdays!  Read more ...
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