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Monday, October 24, 2016 VOLUME 18 ISSUE 87
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Orlando EDC BBQ on the Boulevard
Join the Orlando EDC for its annual networking event held outside on Central Boulevard overlooking Lake Eola with more than 700 of the region's top business leaders and elected officials.

Leadership Orlando Class 92 Regional Transportation Session
Advancing Regional Transportation is an important part of the Leadership Orlando curriculum. A regional transportation system that safely and efficiently moves people and goods, through a variety of options that support the region's vitality should be our goal. We will hear from those who are guiding public policy conversations that will shape the future of our multimodal transportation network.

Chamber Connect
Members meet for coffee and conversation followed by the opportunity to give a brief self-introduction. The remainder of the meeting allows attendees to learn about new business resources in the community, programs and events to help them get engaged and the power of more than 100 years of service to our family of communities. This month’s program will focus on the Leadership Orlando program.

ELECTION DAY – Make Your Vote Count!
For a listing of the 2016 BusinessForce Endorsed Candidates, click here.

MemberLink – “For Those Who Served” – The Orlando VA Medical Center
Join us to hear from Fanita Jackson, Community Outreach Program Manager at the Orlando VA Medical Center, which was established in October 2006, and is celebrating 10 years of providing healthcare to our Nations Veterans. It has been recognized on numerous occasions as one of the Top 100 Companies in Central Florida for working families.

Florida Chamber of Commerce
When it comes to voting, remember that people have knocked down walls over it, dreamed about it, and risked their lives to get it. That’s why the Florida Chamber of Commerce is encouraging Floridians to use the most powerful tool they have to protect American opportunity – their right to vote. Read more ...
Urged at Community Luncheon
In a packed Chamber Boardroom business and community leaders from throughout the region heard the case for modernizing America’s immigration policy in order to enhance global competitiveness and economic growth. The Oct. 18th Community Luncheon on Immigration Reform was hosted by Orlando, Inc. in partnership with the American Competitiveness Alliance. Read more ...
Includes 10 Leadership Orlando Graduates
Orlando Business Journal last week identified its 2016 40 Under 40, saying As Central Florida grows, so too, does its population of bright, entrepreneurial and driven young professionals — and here, we introduce you to 40 of those young guns. Read more ...
Central Florida Commission on Homelessness
In its ongoing efforts to end homelessness in our region, the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness is pleased to announce the unanimous selection of Shelley Lauten as our new Chief Executive Officer, replacing Andrae Bailey, the current CEO. This change will begin on October 24 and commence fully on November 22 of this year. Read more ...
Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Matthew
Following President Obama's major disaster declaration on Monday, Florida businesses in adversely affected and contiguous counties that have been impacted by Hurricane Matthew may now apply for low-interest loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Read more ...
Class 91 Receives Board Service Certification
On Wednesday, the members of Class 91 concluded their participation in Leadership Orlando, which began in March under the leadership of Class Chair Min K. Cho, Partner, Holland & Knight LLP. Transforming the experiences of our Leadership Orlando participants during the last eight months into actionable community service was the goal for our final session held at Rollins College. Read more ...
To Orange County Charter Amendments
At its Oct. 20th board meeting, the Orlando, Inc. Board, joining with other local business organizations, gave a resounding approval to a resolution supporting the three proposed amendments to the Orange County Charter appearing on the November 8th general election ballot. A similar resolution of support was also recently approved by BusinessForce, the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership. Read more ...
Community Learns From US Chamber Foundation Hiring Our Heroes Team
In partnership with the Duke Energy Foundation and the U.S. Chamber Foundation Hiring Our Heroes team, the Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) invited over 150 community leaders to join them for a very special meeting this past Wednesday. 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 Badcock & Miller, Inc. Read more ...
Special Offer for Members of Orlando, Inc.
At Demo Day, eight startups take the stage to pitch their business and show you why their startup will succeed. It is the culmination of three months of hard work inside Orlando's first technical accelerator, Starter Studio. If you like watching Shark Tank or just enjoy looking for the next hot tech startup (to use, or to invest in) you won't want to miss Demo Day. Read more ...
I-4 Ultimate Team Uses an Automated Machine
Building new bridges or revamping old ones for the I-4 Ultimate project often requires huge machines that can stretch across more than 100 feet of freshly poured concrete and smooth out the uneven surface with aslow, steady motion. Read more ...
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