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Monday, August 29, 2016 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 80
August 22, 2016
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Primary Election Day – Be Sure to Vote!
Voters registered with one of Florida’s political parties express their preference for the candidates they would like to see representing their party on the General Election ballot in November. In addition, all voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote in non-partisan races on the ballot (such as school boards), referendums, or proposed constitutional amendments.

Application Deadline Extended – 2016 Political Leadership Institute
The Central Florida Political Leadership Institute features a three-day political leadership school, ongoing leadership activities throughout the year and important networking opportunities. It features local, state and national speakers who share their invaluable expertise on campaigning for public office and leading once elected.

Leadership Orlando Class 92 Orientation Sessions
Together, we will explore new opportunities, make new friends, and connect with the people and places that make the Central Florida region strong. We count on the active participation and thoughtful feedback of our participants. Waymon Armstrong, CEO of Engineering & Computer Simulations, will serve as Class Chair.

MemberLink- Engage, Advocate, Participate, Vote
Craig Swygert, President, Central Florida, Clear Channel Outdoor, will share his personal and professional story on how he first stumbled into local politics and his current role of engaging with businesses, elected officials and other community leaders as Chair of BusinessForce, the ‘political action arm’ of the Central Florida Partnership.

Leadership Orlando – Emerging Assets, Polk County
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, LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Bok Tower.

Members of Orlando, Inc., are invited to enjoy breakfast and networking while learning about the Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP). The REP is a professional theatre with a mission to create experiences that enlighten, entertain, and enrich families and young audiences. Housed in a three-theatre complex in Loch Haven Park, The REP is Florida’s only full-time professional theatre for young audiences.

REGISTER TODAY! Simulation Summit
Advancing Human Performance in Healthcare and Sports

Future of Florida Forum
Join state business leaders, industry experts and elected officials as they discuss and explore how to secure Florida’s future. This year’s program features top level executives from several state agencies identifying connection points and building partnerships that will make Florida the state with vibrant communities, high-wage jobs and endless opportunities for global competitiveness.

Cast Your Vote On Tuesday, August 30
After weeks of political television ads flooding the airwaves, mailboxes overflowing with glossy campaign mailers, and seemingly never-ending robo calls from the candidates, it’s finally time to cast your vote in Tuesday’s Primary Election on August 30, 2016. With so many important races that will be determined in the Primary Election, BusinessForce conducted over 35 hours of candidate interviews and subsequently chosen to support and endorse 15 candidates, in both state and local races, across the Central Florida region. Read more ...
Governmental Affairs Conference of Florida Chamber
Orlando, Inc. will be the host Chamber and the venue for the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming governmental affairs conference slated for Sept. 8-9. The conference will be a meeting designed for local chamber governmental affairs leaders and will focus on the 2016 elections and the 2017 legislative session. Read more ...
Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce
The Veterans Business Initiative (VBI) was created by the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce in partnership with CareerSource Central Florida. The founding Trustee for the program is Florida Hospital, along with its trustees Manpower, Regions Bank, and many other business partners. Read more ...
Central Florida Leadership Forum
Transforming Healthcare through Innovation, Beyond Bricks & Mortar, New Ways to Pay, and Delivering Care at the Base of the Pyramid . . . The changing face of healthcare delivery was the topic of the Regional Healthcare Summit presented on Thursday by the Central Florida Partnership, sponsored by Florida Hospital, Nemours, and Orlando Health, in partnership with the Health Council of East Central Florida. Read more ...
Gives Congressional Update to BusinessForce Board
At the BusinessForce Board of Directors Meeting on August 24, Jack Howard, Senior Vice President of Congressional and Public Affairs and Pamela Gregory, the U.S. Chamber’s Southeast Region Congressional and Public Affairs Manager provided insight on the status of Congressional politics, the recent successes of U.S. Chamber supported legislation and ways we can engage in future pro-business public policy. Read more ...
Honoring and Hiring The High Skilled Workforce
On Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Orlando, Inc., hosted a very special Business Success Strategies on Salute to Service: Honoring and Hiring Veterans. This event featured an all-star panel, led by G. Thomas Bland, Jr., Founder & Chairman, BizLife, LLC. 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 Live Orlando Team at Keller Williams. Read more ...
Orlando Exchange
Join us for an exchange of ideas in the beautiful Church Street Exchange Building, 101 S. Garland Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801, on Friday, September 2, 2016, from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Admission is free, and no reservations are required. Read more ...
Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month
Celebrate Orlando’s amazing culinary scene during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month. Beginning August 29 during a special preview week, and continuing through October 2, select Orlando restaurants will offer prix fixe dinners for just $33, an average savings of 33% per meal. Indulge in imaginative appetizers, entrees and desserts sure to leave you spellbound. Read more ...
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