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May
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June
14
The 49 Portraits Project
The City of Orlando's Public Arts exhibition, The 49 Portraits Project, was born as a way to respond in a meaningful, respectful and loving way to the tragic events at the LGBTQ Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016. The 49 Portraits Project in the Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall, features the work of 49 artists from across the country who created portraits to honor the innocent victims and give as gifts to their families.

June
6
Driving Success Through Diversity – Dr. Tony Byers, Starbucks
Chamber members will gather in the SunTrust Auditorium as we honor City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer with the John Young Spotlight Award for his leadership in uniting our community during the Pulse tragedy. We will also hear a very special presentation by Dr. Tony Byers, Former Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Starbucks, who develops and leads the company’s strategic direction to drive engagement, innovation and business growth.

June
13-14
2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit
The Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2017 Learners to Earners Education Summit in Orlando will connect Florida’s business community, workforce professionals and education thought leaders with interactive discussions on how to connect today’s learners to tomorrow’s career opportunities. Join us at our annual event and be part of the discussion.

June
14
MemberLink – The Life of an Entrepreneur
Hear from Carlos Carbonell, a tech and business leader and advocate for the LGBTQ and Latinx communities, local entrepreneur and owner of the best mobile app development company in Orlando, Echo Interaction Group. Carlos is the founding board president of the Orlando Tech Association and has started numerous meetup groups.

FEATURE STORIES
Orlando, Inc. Signature Event on June 6, 2017
Please join Orlando, Inc. for our Signature Event Driving Success through Diversity. This special evening of celebrating diversity and inclusion in our family of communities will begin with honoring Mayor Buddy Dyer with the John Young Spotlight Award. Read more ...
A Changing Landscape
In this second issue of 2017, members of the Orlando Economic Forum discuss the current and future labor market of our region. As one of the nation's fastest growing labor markets, the region's ability to effectively capture opportunities and fulfill the market's potential will depend on its ability to prepare its workforce to meet the demands of the future. Read more ...
A Day of Love and Kindness
June 12 was the darkest day in our City’s history and a day that will forever be reserved to honor the memory of the 49 innocent lives taken from us too soon. This tragedy has deeply impacted our LGBTQ+, Latinx, other communities of color and our entire City. Read more ...
Building a Better Working World
Congratulations to Orlando Economic Partnership Investors and Board Members of Orlando, Inc., Shari Costantini, CEO of Avant Healthcare Professionals, and Waymon Armstrong, CEO of Engineering & Computer Simulations, who were both named 2017 Florida finalists for the EY Entrepreneur of The Year program. Read more ...
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Leadership Orlando Explores Future Plans and Innovation
Regional Transportation was the focus as Leadership Orlando Class 93 gathered at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport on Tuesday, with Yolanda Londono, Tupperware Brands Corporation, serving as Class Chair.  The program included an insider’s look at the comprehensive transportation options that are, or soon will be, available in Central Florida. Read more ...
Joint Referral Group Meeting
On Friday morning, over 40 members from all Orlando, Inc., referral groups came together for our bi-annual Orlando, Inc., Joint Referral Group Meeting.  While participating in “speed networking,” members of each referral group had the opportunity to engage and exchange referrals in five minute increments. This provided everyone with the opportunity to engage in quality conversation with over 20 people in one hour. Read more ...
Florida Department of Transportation Moving Ahead
While the I-4 Ultimate reconstruction project continues to progress toward completion in 2021, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) also is moving ahead with plans for a set of projects known as Beyond the Ultimate. Read more ...
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