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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.

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

MemberLink – Living a Life of Meaning and Impact
Join us as we hear Orlando, Inc., Board Member Ben Hoyer, the founder and director of Downtown CREDO, a social-enterprise focused on improving quality of lives by cultivating networks of meaning, impact and community. Ben will speak to our members about how social enterprise, leveraged strategic partnerships and valuable grassroots organizations can cultivate civic engagement in Central Florida.

Orlando Economic Partnership - James B. Greene Awards Dinner
Jim Greene was a visionary leader to central Florida - a pioneer who shaped our history and defined our future. His special focus on transportation paved the way for our economic progress; so much so that the Central Florida Greeneway was named after him. We remember Jim for his dedication, integrity, community spirit and his will to serve. The James B. Greene Award is given annually to an individual who, like Jim Greene, makes extraordinary contributions to our economy.

Central Florida’s Marva Johnson and Frank Kruppenbacher
Last week, for the third time in the history of the State of Florida, the membership was announced and the Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC) is now set. The Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) was established in 1968 and meets once every 20 years to review the Florida Constitution and make proposals directly to voters. Florida is the only state that allows for its state constitution to be revisited and changed through this regularly scheduled process, allowing Floridians to bypass the legislature and the citizen initiative process. Read more ...
Informational Breakfast on March 29, 2017
The Central Florida Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) understands the importance of attracting, cultivating and retaining talent in Central Florida, and is proud to announce the launch of iGRO - attract. cultivate. retain. Read more ...
High-Level Aviation Event Coming to Orlando
Hosted by Orlando Economic Partnership investors, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (Orlando International Airport) and Visit Orlando, and co-hosted by Experience Kissimmee and Visit Florida, Central Florida will welcome one of the highest level aviation and travel events in the U.S., the CAPA Americas Aviation Summit, featuring speakers from around the world. Read more ...
Growing & Retaining Start Ups in Central Florida
On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Orlando, Inc., held MemberLink with a packed room of energized members to hear Orlando, Inc., Board of Directors member, Donna Mackenzie, Executive Director, Canvs, Starter Studio, and FireSpring Fund. Read more ...
American Red Cross of Greater Orlando
Last year was a devastating year for major disasters across the country. Even here in Orlando, we were not spared the tragedy. In Central Florida, the Red Cross launched major relief operations for several weather-related disasters that affected our state, and here at home, we supported our own grieving community after the Pulse nightclub shooting. Read more ...
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 Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.  Read more ...
Grand Opening Celebration
McLaren Engineering Group is proud to announce our move to Downtown Orlando! We welcome everyone to join us as we celebrate our new Orlando location and the 40th Anniversary of McLaren Engineering Group. Since 1997 we have been members of the Orlando business community and we welcome our partners across theme parks, scenic designers, architects, contractors, developers and the entire built community to join us. We look forward to celebrating with old friends and meeting new friends. Please join us to celebrate! Read more ...
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