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Monday, July 28, 2014 VOLUME 17 ISSUE 29 
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CENTRAL FLORIDA PARTNERSHIP ADVANCES REGIONAL INITIATIVES
Leadership Orlando
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
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MemberLink - Linking Members to Success
David Glass, founding publisher of the Florida Technology Journal and founder of OrlandoiX will give a overview of Orlando's $14 billion technology industry and will present plans for OrlandoiX, a five-day series of conferences and exhibitions showcasing advancements in interactive media, digital arts, and entertainment technology.
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Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit
The 2014 Florida Chamber Foundation's Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit will gather leaders from Florida's military and defense industry, economic development experts, policy makers and the business community to take an expanding challenge facing Florida throughout the next 20-plus years.
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Central Florida Regional Leadership Forum
Working Together to End Chronic Homelessness

At this Central Florida Regional Leadership Forum we will present the results of a recent study of the community costs associated with chronic homelessness.
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Business Insider's Briefing
Coming off the campaign trail for this special luncheon rally are legislative candidates Sen. Geraldine Thompson (D-Orlando), Rep. Eric Eisnaugle (R-Orlando) and Rep. Tom Goodson (R-Titusville) along with Orange County Commission candidates Commissioner Jennifer Thompson and Rep. Bryan Nelson (R-Apopka).
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Florida Polytechnic University Public Opening
3 . . . 2 . . . 1. . . It’s the official LAUNCH of Florida’s newest state university!  You and your family are invited to witness this exciting, historic event.  It’s open to the public, at no charge, so come on out – it’s going to be a blast!

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Business Success Strategies - Change4Kids
Join Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette and Dick Batchelor, President of Dick Batchelor Management Group, as they discuss their program supporting the 1/2-penny sales tax for Orange County Public Schools.
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Leadership Orlando Regional Transportation Session
Advancing Regional Transportation as an important part of the Leadership Orlando curriculum where we will hear from those who are guiding the agencies that are part of our multi-modal transportation network.
FEATURE STORIES
2014 Entrepreneurs Academy
Entrepreneurs AcademyOrlando, Inc. is delighted to announce the 3rd Annual Entrepreneurs Academy, scheduled over two days, September 11 – 12, 2014, at the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College.The Entrepreneurs Academy was created for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation and growth by helping companies navigate the rich set of resources available in Central Florida. Read more ...
Dick Batchelor and Bill Sublette to Speak on Change4Kids
Change4KidsExclusive to Business and Executive Connection members of Orlando, Inc., the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, the next Business Success Strategies, scheduled for Tuesday, August 19, 2014, will feature a conversation regarding the Change4Kids Campaign which is urging county wide support for the extension of a ½ penny sales tax in Orange County in support of Orange County schools. Read more ...
Enrollment Deadline August 15 – Digital Discount Announced!
Carol Craig of Leadership OrlandoThrough a partnership with Craig Swygert, Clear Channel Outdoor, Leadership Orlando is reaching out to drivers across Central Florida via digital billboards. As a graduate of Leadership Orlando Class 71, Swygert understands the value of exploring our region and teaming up with the leaders who are guiding our future. Read more ...
Only a Few Seats Remain
A Taste of CubaLimited to just 30 seats, space is filling up fast for Orlando, Inc.'s second journey to Cuba. Travel with the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce to Cuba this coming fall on A Taste of Cuba, the Chamber's second trip to Cuba this year, from Sunday, October 19, 2014 – Thursday, October 23, 2014. Read more ...
Orlando, Inc. and Orlando Science Center Launch YEA! Website
Young Entrepreneurs AcademyThe Young Entrepreneurs Academy is coming to Orlando! Orlando, Inc. is honored to be partnering with the Orlando Science Center to bring this nationally successful program to our Central Florida area. Founded in 2004 at the University of Rochester with support from the Kauffman Foundation, the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) today serves thousands of students in communities across America. YEA! will be hosted at the Orlando Science Center, and will be available to students from 6th – 12th grade. Read more ...
IDEAS TO RESULTS
Cardboard Stories Seen by Millions Worldwide
ReThink Homelessness"Rethink Homelessness" advocacy campaign has reached a historic number of local followers and has now been seen by millions around the world. Eight months ago, the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness launched its "Rethink Homelessness" social media campaign to help citizens and leaders better understand the issue of homelessness and learn how to get involved in sustainable solutions. Read more ...
By Dr. Mimi Hull, MemberLink Facilitator
Mimi HullLast week, I was on Fox News talking about unproductive people and the excuses they typically give for their lack of productivity. I was reminded how the people who are interested in MemberLink fall into two categories. Those that show up and participate and those that say they are going to show up but don't! Read more ...
NASA Operations & Checkout Building Renamed
Neil ArmstrongCoinciding with the 45th anniversary of man's first step on the moon, Astronaut Neil Armstrong was recognized at a ceremony at NASA-Kennedy Space Center with the renaming of the Operations and Checkout Building in his honor. Members of his Apollo 11 crew – Jim Lovell, Jr., Back-up Commander, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr., Lunar Module Pilot, and Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot – were on hand, as were Armstrong's wife and family members. Read more ...
iConnect Showcases Starter Studio, Envy Labs
iConnectThis past week Orlando, Inc. hosted its third iConnect of the year at the Starter Studio. Starter Studio, located within Envy Labs, provides education, mentorship, legal and financial resources, networking opportunities, and the right culture to help innovative solutions grow. Over 60 Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce members and guests enjoyed checking out the Starter Studio, and learned about this unique space designed for Orlando's growing technology cluster. Read more ...
Florida Polytechnic University
iConnectJoin Florida Polytechnic University as we celebrate our grand opening LAUNCH weekend! Two events over the course of two days offer you the opportunity to experience the iconic Innovation, Science and Technology Building close up for the first time ever. Read more ...
FOCUSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
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. 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: $200 Off Rent!* from Post Lake at Baldwin Park. Read more ...
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