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Monday, October 20, 2014 VOLUME 17 ISSUE 40
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2014 Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame
The Mid-Florida Business Hall of Fame, scheduled for Oct. 22, honors prominent leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to our community.
OCT
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Business Success Strategies
Learn The Impact of Telling the Story of Your Business from Bob Allen, Chief Storytelling Officer of IDEAS.
OCT
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Executive Connection Extra - City Pub Pitch
Join Orlando, Inc., Executive Connection members and executive staff members of Orlando City Soccer Club to learn about the team's inaugural season in Major League Soccer and enjoy complimentary appetizers and drinks.
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Chamber Connect
New, renewing and longtime members meet to share coffee and conversation, while learning about new business resources in the community and how to make the most of their membership with Orlando, Inc.
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MemberLink featuring Julie Colombino
Julie Colombino is the Founder and CEO of REBUILD globally (RG), a social enterprise established in response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake based in Orlando. RG is a progressive hybrid business developed to lessen poverty and the effects of poverty through dignified, living-wage employment. RG trains, equips and employs survivors to make high-quality, up-cycled tire sandals for sale in the local and international market.
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All Aboard Florida Public Hearing
Now is the time to express your support for All Aboard Florida! Central Floridians are encouraged to attend the public meeting in Orlando on Nov. 13 and submit a comment during the official comment period, which is open through Dec. 3.
FEATURE STORIES
Rawlins, Cho and Armstrong Take the Lead in 2015-2016
Leadership OrlandoBased on the regional priorities of the Central Florida Partnership, the curriculum of the Leadership Orlando program highlights outstanding regional assets and issues important to our region's future. Read more ...
Encourages Support for Slate of Endorsed Candidates
BusinessForceImmediately following Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater's Oct. 16 BusinessForce Insider's Briefing luncheon appearance, BusinessForce President Mike Ketchum encouraged support on Nov. 4 at the polls for BusinessForce's slate of endorsed candidates for 2014 which included three "high priority, must win" key races along with the Chamber's position on the four Orange County Charter questions. Read more ...
Vote No on C Yard Signs Available at Orlando Chamber
Wayne WolfsonYard Signs Available – Vote No on C.  Stop the disenfranchisement of over 212,000 voters – 30 percent of Orange County voters – who, because they are neither registered as Democrats or Republicans, will find they are unfortunately no longer able to vote for Charter offices on Election Day. Display signs at your business or residence to call voter attention to this proposal that would put the Orange County Charter at risk. Read more ...
Supporters Participate in a Landmark Day for the City Beautiful
Orlando City SoccerThursday, Oct. 16, marked a monumental celebration for the City of Orlando, Orange County and Orlando City Soccer Club as an official groundbreaking ceremony was held for Orlando City's new downtown soccer stadium. The state of the art venue will be home to Orlando City beginning in the 2016 season. Read more ...
IDEAS TO RESULTS
BusinessForce Insider's Briefing
atwaterFlorida's Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater appeared at the Oct. 16 BusinessForce Insider's Briefing hosted by the BusinessForce Board of Directors and sponsored by AT&T along with supporting sponsors Duke Energy, Clear Channel Outdoor, Bright House Networks, CenturyLink, and Publix Super Markets. Read more
Creative Class of Young Professionals All Ears
Buddy DyerOrlando Mayor Buddy Dyer was our special guest on Wednesday as the Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) gathered at the Orlando Museum of Art. Led by Cathryn DeCecco, Market Affairs Specialist, Florida Blue, YPAC members are identified for participation by their employers who are Investors in the Central Florida Partnership. Read more ...
OCPS Outpaces State and Nation in Performance and Participation
Buddy DyerThe Oct. 7 release of Advanced Placement (AP) test participation and performance for 2013-2014 shows the number of Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) students taking Advanced Placement (AP) tests increased 16 percent over 2012-2013. Students achieving passing grades of 3 through 5 went up 18.4 percent over the previous year. Read more ...
Bright Ideas STEM from Today's Youth
Bright IdeasIt's been said that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. They're also tomorrow's innovators and inventors. They are OUR future. They are the ones who can help create new opportunities for our local economies to prosper and flourish. 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 Florida Christian University (FCU). Read more ...
Save Big $$$ on Office Supplies with ChamberPerks
As a benefit from Orlando, Inc., ChamberPerks offers great savings for your business in partnership with Office Depot. Choose from a list of over 100 most frequently purchased items and receive a 30 percent discount on general supplies, 15 percent discount on copy paper and toner, or receive a 5 percent discount on all other products. Read more ...
The Rodney Dangerfields of History?
At this time of election campaigns, many local chambers of commerce make news via candidate forums, endorsements, and more. But after the first Tuesday in November, the silence returns. The U.S., however, would be almost unrecognizable if the million acts of 7,000 local chambers could somehow be removed from its past. Here are a few reasons why we've forgotten what chambers have done and continue to do: Read more ...
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