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Monday, January 26, 2015 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 04
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
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JAN
31
CFUL Cornerstone Awards and Gala
The Cornerstone Awards Gala celebrates individuals that have made significant contributions to the community within the Central Florida Urban League’s Four Areas of Empowerment.

FEB
5
Leadership Orlando Medical City Session
Our Session will focus on Central Florida and its potential as a global destination for cutting-edge medical research, medical treatment and medical tourism, hearing from the visionaries and experts who moved this dream to reality.

FEB
11
MemberLink featuring Rob Panepinto
Rob Panepinto, Vice Chair for Orlando Inc., and the Chair of the Central Florida Foundation's Entrepreneurs in Action initiative will discuss how entrepreneurs are engaging this new marketplace and the value they are driving for non profits, social enterprise, and the overall community.

FEB
13
Last Chance! Leadership Orlando Class 89 Enrollment Deadline
Building our region by building regional leadership. Enroll today for Leadership Orlando Class 89 which begins in March, with Tony Jenkins, Market President, Central Florida, Florida Blue, serving as Class Chair.

FEB
19
State of Seminole County Luncheon
The State of the County Luncheon, hosted in partnership with the Seminole County Board of County Commissioners, highlights Seminole County’s past achievements, present successes and future opportunities.

FEB
25
Business Success Strategies: #MakeSocialMediaWork4U
With all the social media platforms available, which is right for you and your customer? Come learn from social media experts on when and how to "like," "tweet," and "post" to maximize your social media presence. 

FEB
25
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.

FEATURE STORIES
Central Florida Partnership Trip to Tallahassee
Adam PutnamOne of Florida's top statewide elected officials will appear during the Central Florida Partnership's Trip to Tallahassee slated for Feb. 18-19. Last week, Central Florida Partnership Vice President for Public Policy Mike Ketchum confirmed in Tallahassee that Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will address the private dinner for trip participants at the exclusive Governor's Club on Feb. 18th. Read more ...
Three Weeks Left to Enroll in Leadership Orlando
Tony JenkinsIf 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. Read more ...
#MakeSocialMediaWork4U
Social MediaDoes your business effectively use social media to build your brand and bottom line? With all the social media platforms available, which is right for you and your customer? Come learn from social media experts on when and how to "like," "tweet," and "post" to maximize your social media presence. Read more ...
Panama and Brazil Excursions planned for 2015!
Chamber Announces International TripsAt its most recent Board Meeting, Orlando, Inc., the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, announced plans for two international trips during 2015. In concert with the Central Florida Partnership's international business regional priority to help improve the export and import business environment, the Chamber will be traveling to Panama in June and Brazil in September. Confirmed dates, travel details, and prices will be announced within the next few weeks. Read more ...
Former Maine Governor to Speak at Business Leadership Roundtable
John "Jock" McKernanOrlando, Inc., and BusinessForce are delighted to announce a joint Business Leadership Roundtable scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Roundtable will feature a presentation on The Growth Imperative: How Slow Growth Threatens Our Future and the American Dream from former Governor of Maine and President of the U.S. Chamber Foundation, John "Jock" McKernan. Martin A. Regalia, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Economist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will also be presenting. Read more ...
IDEAS TO RESULTS
An Evening of Reflection and Anticipation
Investor UpdateThe Orlando Museum of Art was the site for the Central Florida Partnership's Annual Investor Update on Thursday that included musical performances by Central Florida Community Arts, updates on the work of three Partnership Task Forces addressing Regional Transportation, Sources of Capital, and International Business, and a reception following the program gave the 150 attendees an opportunity to reconnect and rejuvenate. Read more ...
An i4 Business Sneak Peek
Community Trip to TallahasseeWhether working with a multi-billion-dollar global enterprise or a local mom and pop retailer, the fundamentals of marketing used to be the same – identify the unfulfilled needs of consumers and develop creative products and solutions to fill those needs. Three decades later, those basics remain consistent, however the strategies and tactics to address them have become exponentially more complicated. Get a "first-look" with this feature story from the February issue. Read more ...
Mobility Partners Giving Back to Community
Ultimate i-4The first shovel has yet to turn dirt, and I-4 Ultimate is already having a positive effect on Central Florida. Approximately 250 turkeys were donated on November 24 to needy families in the Parramore community. Read more ...
Presented by Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce
Ultimate i-4Orlando, FL – CareerSource Central Florida is once again partnering with the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce to present the 2015 CFDC Veterans Business Initiative (VBI). This no-cost, 8-week program will run from February through March and features one 3-4 hour-long session per day for Veterans who are seeking entrepreneurship opportunities, employment, and continuing education. Read more ...
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Visits NAWCTSD
Mike D. StevensSeeking innovative solutions to provide better training for today's Sailors, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike D. Stevens visited the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD). During his visit, he was shown how the command can best help the Navy deploy effective training solutions to the fleet. Read more ...
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
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 Just Toys Classic Cars. Read more ...
Grand Opening Celebration
Please join Orlando, Inc.,. as we celebrate Jets Pizza's official Grand Opening. Detroit's famous deep dish pizza is now available in Orlando! Stop by and win prizes, play games and free slices of pizza available between 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Read more ...
Stay up-to-date on HR Compliance with ChamberPerks
As a benefit from Orlando, Inc., ChamberPerks offers online, on demand HR compliance training programs from emTRAiN. Chamber members receive a 20 percent discount on courses covering issues such as Preventing Harassment in the Workplace, EEO/Preventing Discrimination, Lawful Terminations and more. Read more ...
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