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Monday, November 17, 2014 VOLUME 17 ISSUE 44
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
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OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
NOV
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Citrus Bowl Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
On Wednesday, November 19, at 10 a.m., Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, representatives from Florida Citrus Sports and other Central Florida leadership will ceremonially cut the ribbon to open the new Orlando Citrus Bowl.
DEC
03
State of Downtown Address
The Downtown Orlando Partnership invites you to attend the 2014 State of Downtown Address. Program will feature our own City of Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, who will provide updates on Project DTO and other downtown initiatives.
DEC
04
Leadership Orlando MS&T Session
Providing an overview of the Modeling, Simulation & Training industry in Central Florida, followed by VIP access to the convention floor at I/ITSEC (Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference), the world's largest training and simulation conference held annually at the Orange County Convention Center.
DEC
04
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.

DEC
04
Business Leadership Roundtable features Florida Chamber's Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the results of the election and how they may shape the advocacy efforts of the business community as it approaches the 2015 legislative session; with a focus on planning for the future of our community.

FEATURE STORIES
Annual Central Florida Legislative Delegation Meeting Scheduled
Clean the WorldThe Central Florida Legislative Delegation will meet on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 17, 2014, hosted by the Central Florida Partnership and held in cooperation with Walt Disney World. Our conversation will include updates on Transportation, Sources of Capital, Florida's Super Region, Talent Pipeline and International Business. Read more ...
Leadership Orlando Offers Educational and Memorable Experience
Leadership OrlandoEngage with Established and Emering Leaders…Explore Regional Issues and Assets…Enhance Knowledge of Central Florida…Expand Personal and Professional Networks…Enrich Our Family of Communites. Read more ...
2015 Orange County Economic Summit
Teresa JacobsSave the date for the Orange County Economic Summit, presented by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, on January 15th at the Orange County Convention Center. Read more ...
Meetings Set to Begin in Central Florida Region
BusinessForceIn addition to the annual meeting of the Central Florida Legislative Delegation hosted by the Central Florida Partnership slated for Dec. 17th at the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World, the county legislative delegations meetings that are traditionally held in advance of the next legislative session are beginning to be scheduled throughout the region. Read more ...
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Central Florida Partnership Team Attends FRA Public Hearing
Teresa JacobsOn hand to review the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) at a public meeting in Orlando were members of the Central Florida Partnership (CFP) team including Jacob V. Stuart, President; Ruth Z. Mustian, President of Leadership Orlando; Jose A. Fajardo, Executive Vice President of Orlando, Inc.; Lisa Winkelbauer, Director of Events; and Evelynn Martin, Director of Marketing & Communications. Read more ...
18 Young Entrepreneurs Seeking to Start Businesses
YEAThis past Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 18 young entrepreneurs ranging in age from 11 – 17 kicked off their first day of class at the inaugural Young Entrepreneurs Academy for Central Florida. Co-hosted by Orlando, Inc., the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Orlando Science Center, YEA! Orlando is a ground-breaking program that takes students through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Classes are held at the Orlando Science Center. Read more ...
MemberLink Learns About Social Entrepreneurship
Julie ColombinoThe Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce was delighted to welcome back to Memberlink Julie Colombino, CEO, REBUILD Globally, this past Wednesday, November 12, 2014. 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, Florida. 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. Read more ...
Fajardo Joins ACCE President Mick Fleming
ItalyOrlando, Inc. Executive Vice President José A. Fajardo, recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), traveled to Italy with other Chamber of Commerce executives, including Mick Fleming, President, ACCE. Visiting the Amalfi Coast, Fajardo was able to visit with the Mayor of Sorrento, Giuseppe Cuomo, presenting the Mayor with an Orlando City Soccer scarf. Read more ...
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
Member of the Month
At Orlando, Inc., our members are the foundation to everything we do. Chamber Members that have exemplified their commitment, engagement and outstanding support of Orlando, Inc., and the community we serve, are nominated by the team at Orlando, Inc., for special recognition as our Member of the Month at Chamber Connect, MemberLink and in EveryMonday. Read more ...
Save 25% Off Your Hotel Stay
The BIG Deal is your source for special offers, promotions and discounts offered by members of Orlando, Inc. Want to spend a couple of nights at an "Official Walt Disney Resort" for a special rate? Save 25% off your reservation with Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel! Read more ...
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