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2023 Florida Prosperity & Economic Opportunity Solution Summit
May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
According to TheFloridaScorecard.org, there are currently 763,527 Florida children living in poverty and half of those children live in just 150 of Florida’s zip codes. Under the strategic direction of the Florida 2030 Blueprint, the Florida Prosperity Project is on a mission to cut Florida’s childhood poverty in half by 2030 and ensure 100% have a pathway out. To achieve this goal, we must unite the Florida business community for good to ensure each child has an equal opportunity at earned success, no matter their zip code.
Join us for the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2023 Florida Prosperity & Economic Opportunity Solution Summit, Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 9:00am-4:00pm EDT in Jacksonville, FL. The Florida Chamber Foundation team, industry leaders, elected officials, and community advocates will analyze a path to prosperity for each of Florida’s zip codes. Attendees will also hear important conversations on the 10 root causes of generational poverty, the business impacts of poverty, and ways to get involved at the zip code level to create a pathway to prosperity for ALL Floridians.
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9:00AM – PROGRAM BEGINS
What is Prosperity and Why Does It Matter?
Susan Towler, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees and Executive Director, Florida Blue CSR/Florida Blue Foundation
The Business Case: Why Florida Provides a Path to Prosperity for ALL
Introduction: Cynthia O’Connell, Director, Florida Prepaid College Foundation | Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation
“The Florida Model:” What Is It & How to Replicate It
Dr. Kelli Tice, Chief Health Equity Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Florida Blue | Dr. Mildred Coyne, SVP, Workforce Education and Innovation, Broward College
Business Led Change at the Community Level
Terrie Ard, President & COO, Moore and Chair, Greater Tallahassee Chamber Board of Directors | Sha’Ron James, Government Affairs Consultant, Of Counsel, Gunster
The Roadmap to a Successful Prosperity Initiative
Moderator: Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation | Forough Hosseini, SVP, Information Systems, ICI Homes | Andrew Mwavua, Executive Director, Community Advocacy, AdventHealth | Derrick Henry, Mayor, Daytona Beach
Policy Plays Its Part on the Path to Prosperity
House Speaker Paul Renner
How Businesses Can Look Inward to Effect Change
Moderator: Kyle Baltuch, SVP, Equality of Opportunity, Florida Chamber Foundation | Paul Sapia, Population Health Strategy Principle, Humana | Candice Grause, Vice President for Communications and Chief of Staff, Tallahassee Community College
Eating Well, Not Good
Roniece Weaver, MS, RD, LD, Co-Founder, Hebni Nutrition Consultants
SOCIAL NETWORKING LUNCH
Promising Practices: What Are They, How Do We Find Them, and How Do We Share?
The Root Causes of Poverty – A Series of Talks Highlighting Promising Practices to Impact Each Root Cause
Root Cause: Job Opportunities & Education/Training – The Future of Work is a Path to Prosperity
Adrienne Johnston, President & CEO, CareerSource Florida | Caroline Russell, Associate Administrator, Mayo Clinic | Paul McFadden, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, JEA
Root Cause: Education/Training – The Path to Prosperity Scholarship Program
Kevin Thompson, Executive Director, Florida Prepaid College Board | Jim Bush, Director, External Affairs, Florida Power & Light Company
Root Cause: Agency-Community Voice – Leading Through Community
Jon Romine, Entanglements Lead, Collaboratory | Tessa LeSage, FutureMakers Coalition Lead, Collaboratory
Root Cause: Child & Family Care – Starting the Path to Prosperity on Day One
Sheila Paul, Regional Partnership Development Leader, Bezos Academy
Root Cause: Justice & Housing – Representation for Underrepresented Communities
Dr. Irvin PeDro Cohen, Executive Director, LISC Jacksonville
Root Cause: Food Security & Health – Why Providing Food Isn’t Enough
Anne-Marie Knight, MHA, FACHE, Vice President of Community Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer, UF Health Jacksonville | Susan King, President & CEO, Feeding Northeast Florida | Susan Towler, Chair, Florida Chamber Foundation Board of Trustees and Executive Director, Florida Blue CSR/Florida Blue Foundation
Root Cause: Safety – After School Programs Provide Necessary Safe Havens
Sara Alford, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida
Root Cause: Transportation – Ride United
Melissa Nelson, CEO & President, United Way of Florida, Inc.
Wrap-Up and Call to Action: Make Today Count
Mark Wilson, President & CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce & Foundation
4:00PM – PROGRAM ENDS
In-Person Early Bird Registration – $299.00 (early bird registration closes April 18, 2023)
In-Person Regular Registration – $335.00 (April 19 – May 18, 2023)
In-Person Regular Registration – $370.00 (after May 18, 2023)
Virtual/Livestream Registration: $199.00Register Now
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Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront Group Rate: $165 per night/room
225 E Coastline Dr
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Reservation Cut-Off Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Group Rate: $165 per night/room
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