CentThe Central Florida Partnership is a collaborative of business and civic leaders committed to procuring a better tomorrow for our region. We are thoughtful leaders united by a single, guiding principle - that we have both the power and the responsibility to make change happen - moving "Ideas to Results."

Orlando,Inc.Orlando, Inc. is a line of business of the Central Florida Partnership focused on Regional Entrepreneurship.
A "Five-Star Chamber" - the highest level of achievement awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce - we are aligned with the Central Florida Partnership in moving "Ideas to Results."

myregion.orgmyregion.org, focused on "Regional Research and Resolves," is helping to shape Central Florida's future.
As a line of business of the Central Florida Partnership, myregion.org moves "Ideas to Results" by identifying and examining changing demographics and powerful trends that define our region.

Leadership OrlandoDeveloping regional leaders is important to the future success of the Central Florida Region. That is why Leadership Orlando is a line of business for the Central Florida Partnership. Focused on cultivating and recruiting emerging leaders, Leadership Orlando, America's largest "Community Leadership Program," is moving "Ideas to Results."

BusinessForceAffecting positive change in Central Florida requires strong "Regional Public Policy Advocacy."
BusinessForce, a line of business of the Central Florida Partnership, is moving "Ideas to Results" by encouraging and supporting candidates for public office, and training civic, political and business leaders for public service.
 
August 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
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GrowFL Second-Stage CEO Summit

In line with the mission of Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) to connect the entrepreneur to success by advancing an agenda of business innovation and growth, CEO’s from diverse industries throughout Central Florida recently participated in the first-ever Second Stage CEO Summit to help them discover the people and resources needed to help their businesses thrive.

The unique event format, presented by GrowFL in partnership with CEO Nexus, Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission Orlando, Inc., Rollins College Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship and the University of Central Florida, was based on the new entrepreneurial strategy of economic gardening.  This strategy is designed to help find and nurture the people leading homegrown, second-stage companies with potential to become powerhouses of Central Florida’s economy.

After second stage CEO’s were identified, they then underwent a short interview process to prepare for the event including compiling a list of top five companies they wanted to do business with.  From this information, liaisons were assigned to make connections between the CEO and the prospect.  Other highlights of the event included one-on-one matchmaking sessions, fast-pitch presentations, an expo and other direct-connect opportunities.

Several Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) Board Members played a part in the program including Waymon Armstrong, President, Engineering and Computer Simulations, Pete McAlindon, Founder, Blue Orb, Inc., Steve R. Quello, President, CEO Nexus, and Richard Sweat, President/CEO, .decimal.  This event, a first-of-its-kind, will be replicated across Florida, and will be shared as a best practice model for the entire nation.

Click here to view the program from this event.

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Orlando, Inc. (Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce) is an important line of business of the Central Florida Partnership and is specifically focused on regional entrepreneurship. We serve the growing needs of businesses and entrepreneurs by Connecting our Members to Success throughout Central Florida.
 
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