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Monday, February 29, 2016 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 56
February 22, 2016
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Leadership Orlando – Emerging Assets Session
Exciting changes are happening for our neighbors in Polk County. Our Emerging Assets Session will feature Florida Polytechnic University, Central Florida Development Council, Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center, and LEGOLAND Florida Resort.

Chamber Connect
For current Members, allow us to introduce you to others and to share with you the latest information about our important work. For new members, enjoy an orientation regarding our efforts being advanced to help strengthen the Entrepreneurs Ecosystem.

MemberLink – Tom O’Neal
The primary purpose of these monthly breakfast meetings is to Link Members to Success while focusing on the work of Orlando, Inc., and the other lines of business of the Central Florida Partnership. Creating an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Central Florida will feature Tom O'Neal, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, Office of Research & Commercialization/Executive Director, UCF Incubation Program.

Leadership Orlando Class 91 Orientation Session
Leadership Orlando, America's largest community leadership program, creates opportunities to observe, interact and learn from public, private and civic leaders across Central Florida. Join in the journey!

Orlando City Soccer Club Home Opener
It’s been a year since over 250 Leadership Alumni and their guests helped #FillTheBowl as Orlando City Soccer Club played its Inaugural MLS Match at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. Being a part of that record-setting event with 62,510 fans in attendance was historic! Read more ...
Randall Made Knives to Hire Local Hero
Locally owned and operated, Randall Made Knives is looking to hire a local hero with a unique set of skill sets. Their team is offering a long-term position for a cutler, craftsman or metal worker looking to expand their career in the knife making field. Read more ...
Nearing Final Passage
A top regional priority for the Central Florida Partnership during the 2016 legislative session are two measures to attack the ever-growing problem of homelessness in our region and throughout Florida. The legislation makes numerous changes to current laws relating to housing assistance for homeless individuals and families while providing greater flexibility and increased accountability for programs receiving public funds to address homelessness. Read more ...
Chamber Members Help Kick Off First Day of Fair
The 104th Annual Central Fair kicked off on Thursday, February 25, 2015, and members of Orlando, Inc., helped kick off the opening by attending iConnect, hosted by the Central Florida Fair the morning of the Fair’s Grand Opening. Over 150 Chamber members and guests enjoyed coffee, breakfast, and fellowship inside the Craft Building on the Fair Grounds. Read more ...
My Word by Robert Agrusa, Published Feb. 23 in Orlando Sentinel
Recently, three separate nonprofit groups in Central Florida (Mi Familia Vota, Organize Now! and Latino Leadership Institute) have appeared on the Orlando Sentinel Opinion pages. While each of these groups engages in laudable local work, they also have strong ties to organized labor and, in effect, serve as "independent" third-party vehicles to advance Big Labor's agenda. Including information about those ties would have given readers important context about these organizations' motives and goals. Read more ...
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