Florida Business Leaders Summit on Prosperity and Economic Opportunity

Sarasota, FL

19 May 2020

19 May 2020

Florida Business Leaders Summit on Prosperity and Economic Opportunity

This Event Has Been Postponed.

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The Florida Chamber Foundation is responding to the need to ensure health and safety are our first priority and in an abundance of caution and based on CDC guidelines, we have decided to postpone this year’s Business Leaders Summit on Prosperity & Economic Opportunity, scheduled to take place May 19th in Sarasota.

Despite these disruptions, the work of the Prosperity Initiative continues and is more important than ever. The working poor are more likely to work in jobs that could see hours cut and staffing reductions as employers grapple with how to provide for their employees in a time when consumer activity has been greatly reduced.

Every day, we see businesses, nonprofits, government agencies and community leaders step up to help their employees and their communities navigate through these challenging times and the Florida Chamber of Commerce is committed to keeping our members informed on these efforts. If you have not visited our COVID-19 Resource Center, please visit www.flchamber.com/follow-facts-not-fear/ and feel free to share this with your office, your family and your friends as we’ve made this available to everyone who is interested in the latest information and guidelines.

Is there something working well in your community that we can share on our COVID-19 Resource webpage? Please email Michael Williams, Director of the Prosperity Initiative at mwilliams@flfoundation.org and let us know the best practices you’ve seen.

As soon as we have a new date for the Prosperity Summit, we will let you know. If you’ve made hotel reservations, please contact The Westin at (941) 217-4777. If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Bassett at ebassett@flfoundation.org.

About the Florida Chamber Foundation:

The Florida Chamber Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charitable organization that focuses on research and initiatives to make our state a leading place in the world to live and work. The Florida Chamber Foundation does not lobby or conduct any political activities whatsoever.  

“There are thousands of business leaders across Florida who get accused of not stepping up to the call on issues like prosperity. It’s been my experience that 100 hundred percent of the time, when business leaders are exposed to the data… 100 percent of the time they step forward and say ‘I didn’t know that, now that I do, what can we do about it?'”

-Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

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