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Monday, March 17, 2014 VOLUME 17 ISSUE 11  
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West Volusia State of the Region Luncheon
The DeLand Area Chamber, West Volusia Regional Chamber and Volusia Hispanic Chamber are hosting an important regional lunch/forum about helping business growth within the West Volusia Area.
Chamber Connect
New, Renewing and Longtime Members meet to share coffee and conversation, while learning about new business resources in the community and how to make the most of their membership with Orlando, Inc.
MemberLink is a highly visible, prestigious and committed group of active members of Orlando, Inc., representing all business sectors, membership levels and stages of the business life cycle.
State of the City (Orlando)
Save the date for Mayor Buddy Dyer's State of the City Address on Thursday, April 10th, 10:00 a.m., outside on Church Stree in Downtown, Orlando.
Team Hosts Orlando, Inc. April 10, 2014
Solar BearsJoin Orlando, Inc. for an exciting evening of fun and networking! You are invited by the Orlando Solar Bears and Orlando, Inc. to attend "A Night with the Solar Bears," on Thursday, April 10, 2014! Puck drops at 7:00 p.m.
With the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonic iConnectOne of Orlando, Inc.'s newest programs, iConnect, offers members of Orlando, Inc., and their guests an opportunity to share coffee and conversation at one of Central Florida's community venues. This great "business card exchange" connects members of Orlando, Inc., with each other, while learning about an important organization in our community.
Protecting Children, Tourism, and Senate Bill on Amusement Machines
TallahasseeWeek two of Florida's Legislative Session was very productive, according to Florida Representative Steve Crisafulli (District 51), who provides an update from the House Floor on this week's work from Tallahassee. Representative Crisafulli reports on bills dealing with efficiency in spending, protecting the children of Florida, and major gathering of Florida tourism representatives in the Capital.
Florida Gators Headline Field of 8 Teams Playing at Amway Center
SunRailLast night, the NCAA® selected the teams to compete in the 2014 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Championship. Teams that will play at the Amway Center March 20th and 22nd include:
Advancing Our Regional Transportation Agenda
SunRailOver 150 business and community leaders gathered on Thursday for the first Central Florida Regional Leadership Forum for 2014, presented by the Central Florida Partnership and sponsored by the Orlando Regional REALTOR Association, in partnership with a host of Community Partners.
BusinessForce Favorite Wins Special Election
SunRailFormer Rep. Eric Eisnaugle (R-Orlando) scored a big win in the special Republican Primary election on March 11th for Florida House District 44 covering parts of southern and western Orange County. The BusinessForce-backed Eisnaugle, a former Central Florida Partnership Board of Directors member, garnered 85% of the primary vote against opponent Vicky Bell, who previously served a term on the Orange County School Board before her defeat in 2012.
Focuses on Defining Your Core Business
MemberLinkLast week's MemberLink meeting, featuring Cari Coats, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at the Crummer School of Business, Rollins College, enjoyed an at-capacity attendance of 65 attendees.
Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Jonathan Perry
PerryCentral Florida Partnership Board Member, Jonathan M. Perry, a shareholder in the Orlando office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, was named the United Negro College Fund, Inc. (UNCF) Champion of Education during the 12th Annual Mayor's Luncheon Celebrating Black History Month on February 26, 2014.  Perry, who serves at the UNCF Leadership Chair, was recognized for his outstanding dedication to and leadership within the organization.
What We're Hearing at Orlando, Inc.
Orlando, Inc. has been enjoying great attendance and excitement at recent chamber events! At its most recent Chamber Connect meeting, hosted at the Chamber of Commerce Building on March 6, 2014, new, renewing, prospective and long-term members were asked to reflect on their Chamber membership and experience.
Upper Offices
Upper Offices is proud to invite you and your team to the celebration of their Grand Opening on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Upper Offices Executive Suites and Business Center is a modern and professional business center with executive suites, virtual office services, and meeting rooms. Their goal is to help you manage your business more efficiently with offices and supporting services, customized to better suit your business needs. For more information and a list of our services, please visit
Special Deals Offered by Members of Orlando, Inc.
The BIG Deal is your source for coupons and discounts from your favorite Orlando Chamber Member Businesses. Beginning this week, Every Monday will feature a weekly BIG Deal so that you take advantage of offerings for everything from facials to tennis lessons, advertising to IT solutions. This week: Networking Event and Product Release Demo (2 Free Cocktails) from Jitscale.
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