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Green Economy Summit Good for Business
Mayor Dyer Leads Discussion on Building Efficiency

Orlando, Inc., and the City of Orlando co-hosted the Green Economy Summit at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this past week, March 26, 2015 to an enthusiastic crowd of over 180 local business professionals.  Sponsored by OUC – The Reliable One and SIEMENS, the morning long event featured national and local experts on sustainability and building efficiency.

José A. Fajardo, Executive Vice President, Orlando, Inc., welcomed the audience and introduced Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, who also provided welcoming remarks.

Featured speakers included Linda Ferrone, Commission President, OUC – The Reliable One; Joe Quinn, Senior Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations, Walmart; Dave Pogue, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, CBRE; and Bob Dixon, Vice President for Building Performance & Sustainability, Siemens.

Two local panels explored sustainability topics, including "local action in the real-estate community", and "leading the way: showcasing government's return on building efficiency investment."

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Top (R) Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando, welcoming Green Economy Summit attendees.  Bottom (L-R) Joe Quinn, Senior Director of Public Affairs & Government Relations, Walmart, providing opening keynote address.  View of Orlando City Hall from the DeVos Family Room at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Green Economy Summit 2015.  Click here for more photos.

More information about the City of Orlando's Green Works Orlando project can be found by clicking here.

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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