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Economic Development Task Force Mee

01.26.2016

Thursday, January 26, 2017 Registration Ι 11:30 a.m.   Lunch Ι Noon – 1:00 p.m. Economic Development Task Force Meeting Ι 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Recommendations to Improve…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:02:06 1970-08-22 08:02:06 America/New_York Economic Development Task Force Meeting Thursday, January 26, 2017 Registration Ι 11:30 a.m.   Lunch Ι Noon - 1:00 p.m. Economic Development Task Force Meeting Ι 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Recommendations to Improve Florida's Competitiveness   Invitation Only. RSVP by January 5, 2017. Contact Cheryl Townsend at 850.521.1515 for more details. 4115 Pyxis Lane Orlando, FL 32816 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com RSVP By January 5

Economic Outlook Webinar

12.08.2016

The Florida Chamber Foundation will hold an Economic Outlook Webinar from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, December 8. Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chamber Foundation…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:20:08 1970-08-22 08:20:08 America/New_York Economic Outlook Webinar The Florida Chamber Foundation will hold an Economic Outlook Webinar from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (ET) on Thursday, December 8. Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chamber Foundation Chief Economist, will be joined by: Dr. J. D. Foster, Vice President, Economic Policy Division and Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and John Coates, Relationship Manager, PNC Capital Advisers. The Chamber Foundation invites your company's CFO to send in questions for the panelist's consideration. To submit your question, click here. Register today to gain insights into the issues that will impact your business 136 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Board of Governors November Confere

11.21.2016

Taking steps toward a stronger healthcare system, fighting against the legalization of recreational marijuana, and continuing to oppose the expansion of Las Vegas-style casinos…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:18:41 1970-08-22 08:18:41 America/New_York Board of Governors November Conference Call & Webinar Taking steps toward a stronger healthcare system, fighting against the legalization of recreational marijuana, and continuing to oppose the expansion of Las Vegas-style casinos are just a few ways the Florida Chamber is protecting Florida’s competitiveness and quality of life. In order to make Florida more competitive and lower the tax burden on families, we must continue to protect the rights of employers and employees and continue to improve and strengthen government efficiencies. Please join the Florida Chamber's Economic Development Task Force co-chairs Glenda Hood, Founding Partner, TriSect, LLC, and Leerie Jenkins, Chairman of the Board, RS&H, for an in-depth discussion on improving Florida's competitiveness and quality of life. This month's webinar will include the following presenters: MARK WILSON, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce, will deliver his President's Report, DR. JERRY PARRISH, Florida Chamber Foundation's Chief Economist, will review the most recent job numbers, and discuss metrics from the Quality of Life and Quality Places pillar on the Florida Scorecard, SYD KITSON, Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chairman & CEO of Kitson & Partners, will discuss the vision behind Babcock Ranch and how sense of community and livability played a key role, JILL HAMILTON BUSS, Executive Director, Healthy Central Florida, will discuss healthy community initiatives, and SHANE JOHNSON, Booyah Veteran Bus Project, will share his projects to combat veteran homelessness and improve wellness. Identifying ways to achieve continued improvement of Florida's competitiveness and quality of life is key to our state's economic future. Do not miss this opportunity to LEARN, ENGAGE, and play a role in finding SOLUTIONS.Register today to learn more! Invite members of your management team who would benefit from this valuable discussion. Contact Margaret Farris at (850) 521-1244 or email at mfarris@flchamber.com to be added to the guest list. 136 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Florida Trade and Logistics Institu

12.05.2016

Please join the Florida Chamber’s Trade and Logistics Institute for a meeting held at the Port Miami. December 5, 2016 Bus Departs Hilton Hotel…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:20:05 1970-08-22 08:20:05 America/New_York Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting Please join the Florida Chamber's Trade and Logistics Institute for a meeting held at the Port Miami. December 5, 2016 Bus Departs Hilton Hotel for FEC Intermodal Yard Ι 11:45 a.m. Lunch on FEC Train Rider to Port Miami Ι 12:15 p.m. Presentations at Port Miami Board Room Ι 1:15 p.m. Bus Departs Port to Tunnel Visit Ι 3:30 p.m. Arrive Back at Hilton Hotel Ι 4:30 p.m. Hilton Miami Airport 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive Miami, FL 33126 Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Global Florida: Trade, Topics and T

11.01.2016

Global Florida: Trade Topics and Trends is a Florida Chamber International Business Council series of monthly conference calls connecting Florida companies to resources, opportunities,…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:18:21 1970-08-22 08:18:21 America/New_York Global Florida: Trade, Topics and Trends Monthly Conference Calls Global Florida: Trade Topics and Trends is a Florida Chamber International Business Council series of monthly conference calls connecting Florida companies to resources, opportunities, international market intelligence and policy initiatives. Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming calls.   November 1, 2016 Inmaculada Gutierrez, Trade Commissioner of Spain   136 S Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

International Days

02.14.2017

Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida’s international business community for International Days – Florida’s leading conference convening top international trade and industry…   Learn More

1970-08-22 10:50:14 1970-08-22 10:50:15 America/New_York International Days Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida’s international business community for International Days – Florida’s leading conference convening top international trade and industry experts. For more information, contact Daniel Tapia at 850.521.1206. > BOOK Your Hotel > BECOME a Sponsor February 14, 2017 International Business Council Meeting/Florida Trade and Logistics Institute Meeting  Ι 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  (Members Only) Boxed lunch will be provided. Board Buses to the Capitol Ι 12:45 p.m. Meet Your Legislators: Make Your Voices Heard Ι 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception at the Historic Capitol Ι 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.   February 15, 2017 Registration, Breakfast and Networking Ι 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Navigating the Changing Tides of International Business and Trade Ι 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce International Trade in Florida: A Status Report Ι 9:00  - 9:30 a.m. An update on Florida’s trade numbers as well as International Trade Outlook and Forecast Executive Networking Ι 9:30  - 9:40 a.m. Where We Stand, Where We'll Go: What is the Future of U.S. Trade Policy? Ι 9:40  - 11:00 a.m. Trade has been at the forefront of not just the U.S. Presidential election but all around the world.  This panel will explore what a Donald Trump Presidency means for the future of trade. From Local to Global Ι 11:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m. Expanding international business opportunities begins locally.  From supporting new to export or new to market businesses, to encouraging international companies to invest in your region – this panel will explore strategies to consider adding to your international trade tool kit. Foreign Direct Investment Export Financing International Expansion/Trade Network Development Lunch Ι 12:00 - 1:45 p.m. Global Florida: Trends and Opportunities Ι 1:45 - 2:15 p.m. This panel features emerging and established trading partners for Florida. This panel will highlight select markets and provide an overview of developments, trends and opportunities in their respective countries. Executive Networking Ι 2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Expanding Market Access: Choosing the Right Tools for Successfully Going Global Ι 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. International business risks and best practices for success. Learn best practices from successful exporters as well as learn navigate global challenges that exporters face today. Closing Remarks Ι 3:30 p.m.   Agenda is Subject to Change 555 W Pensacola St, Tallahassee, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Military Defense & Veteran’s

08.17.2016

The 2016 Florida Chamber Foundation’s Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit gathered leaders from Florida’s military and defense industry, economic development experts, policymakers and…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:13:37 1970-08-22 08:13:37 America/New_York Military Defense & Veteran’s Opportunities Summit The 2016 Florida Chamber Foundation’s Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit gathered leaders from Florida’s military and defense industry, economic development experts, policymakers and the business community  to examine the challenges facing Florida throughout the next 15-plus years and identify solutions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-yqmZ-yL0w https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZVqwszIJpA   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDYpLMOZir4   Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Hiring Our Heroes Employment Initiatives Breakfast Ι 8:00 a.m.  Presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (Invitation Only) Rebekah K. Stroman, Director, Business and State Engagement, Hiring our Heroes,  U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Executive Networking Breakfast Ι 8:30 a.m.  Welcome and Presentation of Colors Ι 9:00 a.m. Doug Davidson, Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch The Florida Scorecard: A look at how Florida’s military and defense industries drive our state's competitiveness. Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce The Military and Defense Industry's Economic Impact on Florida The Honorable Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Federal Perspective: A look at pressing issues impacting Florida’s military and defense presence. A Message from the Honorable Jeff Miller, Florida's 1st Congressional District  Brigadier General Arthur F. “Chip” Diehl, U.S. Air Force (Ret), Florida Defense Support Task Force Statewide Leadership: Expanding Florida’s military and defense industries and our continuing commitment to Florida’s veterans Jeffrey M. Cathey, Captain, U.S. Navy, (Ret), Senior Military Affairs Executive, Bank of America (Moderator) Cissy Proctor, Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Glenn Sutphin, Executive Director, Florida Department of Veteran Affairs The Base of the Future and the Invisible BRAC: How Florida can protect, strengthen and leverage our state's military installations. Kellie Jo Kilberg, Chair, Florida Defense Alliance Michael Maurino, Director, Government Relations, The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Kay Rasmussen, Associate Director, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa The Honorable Paul Renner, Florida House of Representatives The Honorable Jimmie Smith, Florida House of Representatives Jeff Zak, Director, Tampa Field Office, Boeing Defense, Space and Security Veterans Leadership Luncheon: As Florida continues to strive to be the most veteran-friendly state, what are the challenges and opportunities we face? The Honorable Gus Bilirakis, Vice-Chair, U.S. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Mark Reid, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, USAA Florida – The Most Military and Veteran Friendly StateJames Mc The Honorable Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida Special Message  Message from the Honorable Thomas J. Rooney, Florida's 17th Congressional District From Frontline to Free Enterprise: Capitalizing on veteran skills, translating to the civilian workforce, and developing opportunities to leverage economic growth. Bobby Carbonell, Executive Director, Veterans Florida, Inc. Derek Distenfield, Executive Director, Bunker Labs Jacksonville Diego Echeverri, Florida State Director, Concerned Veterans for America Gerry Goldstein, Assistant Director, Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, SBDC Florida James McDonough, Institute for Veteran and Military Families , Syracuse University Joe Quinn, Senior Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations, Walmart Kay Schwartz, Executive Director, Human Resources Regional Operations, Tampa Campus, USAA Economic Engines for Florida's Future: Florida’s military, defense and homeland security industries generate a tremendous economic impact that can’t be ignored. Industry and economic development experts discuss opportunities to expand  and diversify Florida’s economy. Keith Hoskins, Major Accounts and Military Affairs Manager, Gulf Power (Moderator) Thomas L. Baptiste, Lt. Gen., U.S. Air Force (Ret), President & CEO, National Center for Simulation The Honorable Jeff Brandes, The Florida Senate Kevin C. Darrenkamp, Vice President & General Counsel – Missiles & Fire Control, Lockheed Martin Corporation Don Fisher, Osceola County Manager, Osceola County Government Brian Reynolds, Director, Veterans Employment and Military Affairs, G4S Secure Solutions Edward Spenceley, Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Closing Comments and Next Steps: Who is ready to champion Florida’s future? Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation Saint Petersburg, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register

Learners to Earners Education Summi

06.02.2016

The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Learners to Earners Education Summit gathered Florida’s business community, workforce professionals and education thought leaders in interactive discussions on how…   Learn More

1970-08-22 08:10:02 1970-08-22 08:10:02 America/New_York Learners to Earners Education Summit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKQ32ynXh5Y The Florida Chamber Foundation’s Learners to Earners Education Summit gathered Florida’s business community, workforce professionals and education thought leaders in interactive discussions on how to connect today’s learners to tomorrow’s career opportunities. This year, the Chamber Foundation is held the Learners to Earners Education Summit in conjunction with the Florida Department of Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award program, presented by Wells Fargo. As businesses look for the next generation of ingenuity and leadership, this event highlighted and strengthened innovative partnerships between businesses, education and philanthropic funders. 2016 Learners to Earners Education Summit Agenda: Executive Networking Breakfast Welcome Comments The Florida Scorecard How education is key to securing Florida's future Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce Workplace 2030 How will Florida's education system and workplace change during the next 15 years with the innovations and disruptions on the horizon? The Pipeline Experiencing this interactive session with Florida's foremost though leaders from early learning to workforce. David Moore, Moore Strategic Consulting Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards Luncheon Presented by Wells Fargo Derek Jones, Regional President, Wells Fargo Commissioner Pam Stewart, Florida Department of Education The Learner's Reality A look at specific challenges and what opportunities exist. Learner Centered, Outcome Focused How would our conversations change when we focus on learner outcomes. Not Your Grandpa's Career Path Strengthening career pathways, inspiring innovation and putting valuable career information into the hands of students. Jacob V. Stuart, President, Central Florida Partnership Carolyn Bermudez, VP of Operations and General Manager, Florida City Gas Lisa Rice, President, CareerSource Brevard The Business Connection Why students need business leaders in their classrooms and at their sides. Economic Opportunity 101 Narrowing achievement gaps and ensuring all students are ready to learn. Small Group Strategy Session Bring your best idea for fortifying Florida's talent pipeline and interact with event speakers and industry leaders. The Path Forward Recommendations for the Florida Chamber Foundation's Talent and Education Supply Caucus members. Closing   Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL, United States Florida Chamber of Commerce info@flchamber.com Register