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Monday, April 18, 2016 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 63
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The Economic Dividend of Children
MemberLink Showcases Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Gary Cain, President and CEO, of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, and Orlando, Inc. Board Member, was our special guest at the most recent MemberLink on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.  Mr. Cain discussed the ‘Economic Dividend of Children’ and the positive impact the Boys & Girls Clubs are making here in Central Florida.

He shared his thoughts garnered from 39 years of working with, or on behalf of, mostly disadvantaged children. Mr. Cain pointed out that we often view children only through the lens of education. But, unfortunately, when negative things happen in a child’s life, they happen outside of school and particularly to children without a strong support system.

Specifically for the business community, Mr. Cain explained, “there is a tremendous economic benefit of having all children be successful in our region. As we make the welfare of the children in our community a very high priority, we will see the direct correlation to our local economy and to our ability to grow our future talent pipeline.”

Last year, nearly 14,000 children were served by one of the 30 Boys and Girls Clubs benefitting Central Florida. To help in their efforts, please don’t forget to mark your calendars for ‘Celebrate The Children’ on May 20, 2016, at the Orlando World Center Marriott. For more information,  visit www.BGCCF.org.

Click here for more photos:  MemberLink – April 2016

More About MemberLink
Want to get more connected to the Orlando business community? MemberLink is a once a month, highly visible, prestigious and committed group of active leaders of Orlando, Inc. – representing all business sectors, membership levels and stages of the business life cycle. 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. Each month, a guest speaker provides timely insight into local and regional business topics. After the presentation, an interactive exercise allows members to create and foster connections with other participants.

Mimi Hull, Ph.D., a member of the Board of Directors of Orlando, Inc., and president of Hull & Associates, facilitates the meetings.

The next MemberLink is scheduled for Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., and will feature Ken Croston, President, World Class Installations, Inc.

Want to learn more about MemberLink? Contact Jim Thomas at Jim.Thomas@Orlando.org; or Kathy Cole, Director of Membership, at Kathy.Cole@Orlando.org or 407.835.2537.

Orlando, Inc.
Orlando, Inc., is one of four lines of business of the Central Florida Partnership and is specifically focused on Regional Entrepreneurship. A “Five-Star Chamber” – the highest level of achievement awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – we are positioned to serve the growing needs of businesses and entrepreneurs throughout the Central Florida Region.

In an effort to improve access to fellow members as well as membership benefits, we have placed all members into three new and simple categories: Basic Connection, Business Connection and Executive Connection.  Log on to www.orlandochamber.org for detailed information on how you can best leverage your Orlando, Inc. Membership. 

Working together with BusinessForce (Public Policy Advocacy), myregion.org (Regional Research & Resolves) and Leadership Orlando (Regional Leadership), the Central Florida Partnership is moving “Ideas to Results.”

For additional information, visit:  www.orlandochamber.org

 


 

 

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