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Arnold Palmer Invitational – Great Game. Greater Good
The Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard has attained such high stature during more than two decades at Bay Hill in Central Florida's booming Orlando area, attributable primarily to Arnold Palmer’s legacy and the tremendous respect that he had among his peers in tournament golf.

Business Success Strategies - Innovation in Healthcare
Join us for a panel discussion highlighting the forward-looking leadership and innovation we have here in Orlando and Central Florida in the health and wellness arena. Our experts will discuss how local organizations are driving innovative technologies and approaches to make our community and nation a healthier place to live and work.

Leadership Orlando Class 93 – Orientation Sessions
Class 93 kicks off with Yolanda Londoño, Vice President, Global Social Responsibility for Tupperware Brands Corporation, serving as Class Chair. Participants will learn about our history and what the future holds, why Happiness Counts, and how to be Ready for Anything. Day two will allow class members to explore Tupperware Brands and Osceola County, from cattle ranching and agriculture to high tech.

SBA Deadline – Disaster Loans as Result of Pulse Attack
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most private nonprofit organizations in Florida of the deadline to submit disaster loan applications for economic injury resulting from the Orlando attack on June 12, 2016. The deadline to apply for a working capital disaster loan is March 23, 2017.

Business Leadership Roundtable – Better Together
Following the merger of the Central Florida Partnership and the Orlando EDC, Founding Co-Chairs: Sean DeMartino, Balfour Beatty Construction, and Robert Utsey, Skanska USA Building, Inc., discuss how Central Florida will benefit from the sharp focus of a newly-merged entity. Join us as we hear how the Orlando Economic Partnership will enhance the community and membership in Orlando, Inc.

SAVE THE DATE! State of Orange County
I-Drive 360, Orlando’s new $200 million entertainment destination and home to The Orlando Eye, 8375 International Drive, Inside the terminal building.

SAVE THE DATE! Haines City’s 2nd Annual Economic Summit
The Haines City Economic Development Council and Haines City will host this regional economic summit, an opportunity to network with local leaders from Haines City, Polk County and the surrounding area, 7:30 a.m. to Noon at the Lake Eva Event Center, 799 Johns Avenue, Haines City, FL 33844. To attend this free event, email Tiffany Blomquist at

Kathy Cole Maloof Retires from Orlando, Inc.
Over thirty years ago, Kathy Cole Maloof came to the Orlando Regional Chamber, as a volunteer and then became an employee in 1980-81, selling advertising for publications and working in its Consumer Affairs Division. She left to help start Better Business Bureau of Central Florida, and returned in 1998. Kathy has handled Member Relations ever since, believing it is a great privilege to work for the Orlando Chamber, a line of business of the Central Florida Partnership. Read more ...
Disney Exec Embodies Employer’s Service to Children
Walt Disney World Resorts has signed on as a Platinum Partner for Celebrate the Children 2017, which is being chaired by the Central Florida Partnership’s Jacob Stuart. Disney has a long history of supporting Boys & Girls Clubs – both on the national and regional level. Read more ...
MANicure MovementSM
“If there is a statistic that should get your blood boiling, it is this: 1 in 5 children experience some sort of abuse before the age of 18,” says Glen Casel, President / CEO, Community Based Care of Central Florida and Central Florida Partnership Investor.  “That is not acceptable!  Child abuse is a national health crisis that we can and must work together to eradicate.” Read more ...
Help Vets Conquer the Business World
Veterans and spouses of veterans seeking entrepreneurship, employment, and/or continuing education opportunities are encouraged to participate in the sixth annual Veterans Business Initiative (VBI) program, made possible by the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with CareerSource Central Florida. Read more ...
Hosted by Orlando Science Center
On Thursday, February 23, 2017, over 150 Orlando, Inc., members gathered for iConnect at the Orlando Science Center to network and learn about the Science Center’s hundreds of exhibits, programs, labs, films and Observatory. The program was led by the Science Center’s President, JoAnn Newman; Jeff Stanford, Vice President of Marketing; and Brandan Lanman, Vice President of Visitor Experience. Read more ...
Cutting-Edge Research & Healthcare Delivery
Healthcare education, research, simulation technology and healthy lifestyles were the focus of the Leadership Orlando Medical City Session for Class 92 on Thursday, chaired by Waymon Armstrong, CEO of Electronic & Computer Simulations, Inc. From children to adults, veterans and athletes, the collaborative infrastructure at Lake Nona combined with the human capital that is being developed and the potential for ground-breaking research, medical tourism and sports are impressive to say the least. Read more ...
Chamber Connect Thanks Our Sponsors
Orlando, Inc., held Chamber Connect on Thursday, March 2, 2017, with a full room of new and long-term members.  Jacob V. Stuart, President, Central Florida Partnership, led the group in an engaging discussion on cultivating civic engagement and how civic engagement positively impacts our business community. Read more ...
February 2017
We are proud to welcome new members for February to Orlando, Inc.  We encourage you to review the following listings to see if there are goods and services provided by these new members that would be of value to you and your business. Read more ...
Orlando Tech Meetup
As executives, directors, and investors, women decision makers are proving a vital force in driving stronger returns as well as healthier cultures. Join us for The Strategic Impact of Women in Leadership for Organizational Performance. Read more ...
The Big Machines of I-4 Ultimate
Standing as tall as giant redwood trees, the yellow Liebherr cranes stretch high above cars and trucks passing by on the interstate – a reminder of the powerful tools and skilled workers required by the I-4 Ultimate reconstruction project. Read more ...
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