Florida Leaders to Speak at Florida Chamber 2017 International Days

Will You be Part of the Conversation?

Join the Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida’s international business community for the Florida Chamber’s 2017 International Days event, held February 14-15 in Tallahassee. With 2.5 million Florida jobs supported by international trade and commerce, will you be part of this conversation? Register today; early bird registration rates end December 30.

 

Business and Industry Leaders Speaking Include:

  • The Honorable Nagesh Singh, Consul General of India – Atlanta
  • Chris Hart IV, Incoming Secretary of Commerce and President/CEO of Enterprise Florida
  • Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President of Florida International University; Chairman of Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 
  • Jacob Stuart, President, Central Florida Partnership
  • Glenn Cooper, Shareholder, GrayRobinson P.A.
  • Mark Wilson, President andCEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce

 

Sponsorship Opportunities are Available

Contact Dan Tapia for more information on what being an event sponsor means.

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Florida Chamber-Backed Water Bill Passes Senate Environmental Preservation Committee

The Florida Senate Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee today unanimously passed a Florida Chamber-backed water bill that will help secure Florida’s water future.

The bill, SB 0552 by Senator Charles Dean (R-Inverness), will:

  • Help ensure clean and abundant water,
  • Reduce the prospect of “water wars” among users in resource-limited areas, and
  • Promote strategic partnerships between the public and private sector in achieving water resource development goals.

In testimony before the committee, Florida Chamber lobbyists David Childs of Hopping Green & Sams, P.A. explained that this bill will go a long way to ensure we have the water quality decision being made to ensure that, Florida isn’t decades from now, kicking itself and wishing that it would have done something.

“We’re on the home stretch of a very long journey,” Childs said. “This is not a victory lap, but a lot of hard work to ensure that in 20 years and 30 years from now, we look like Florida and not California who is dealing with water shortages.”

The House companion bill, HB 7005 sponsored by Representative Matt Caldwell (R-Lehigh Acres) passed its first committee stop two weeks ago.

With six million more residents expected to call Florida home by 2030, the Florida Chamber of Commerce believes that securing Florida’s water future is essential in preparing Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development.

The Florida Chamber thanks Senator Dean and Representative Caldwell for sponsoring this legislation, and we will continue to monitor its progress in the coming weeks.

 

Water Bill Will Help Secure Florida’s Water Future

With six million more residents expected to call Florida home by 2030, the Florida Chamber of Commerce believes that securing Florida’s water future is essential in preparing Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development.

Earlier today, the Florida Chamber testified before the House State Affairs Committee in support of an environmental resources bill (PCB SAC 16-01) sponsored by Representative Matt Caldwell (R- Lehigh Acres) that takes meaningful steps, using science-based solutions, to help ensure Florida’s water future doesn’t go the way of California.

This measure:

  • Will help ensure clean and abundant water,
  • Reduce the prospect of “water wars” among users in resource-limited areas, and
  • Promote strategic partnerships between the public and private sector in achieving water resource development goals.

During testimony before the committee, Florida Chamber lobbyist David Childs of Hopping Green & Sams, P.A., pointed out that this proposed bill will allow Florida’s planning process to become a “water supply, water quality problem solving process” and in doing so, will help Florida focus on creating “clean water to drink and clean water to recreate in,” and allow our state to become a “leader in the nation in water supply and water quality.”

The Florida Chamber thanks Representative Matt Caldwell and the legislature for proposing this bill and will continue to monitor its process in the coming weeks.

 

Florida Chamber Names Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A. Executive Regional Board Chair

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Edie Ousley, 850-521-1231 or 850-251-6261
eousley@flchamber.com

 

Lee Sandler Appointed for 2014-2015
Term in Miami-Dade/Monroe County

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (June 5 , 2015) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce today announced Lee Sandler, Founding Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. and Chair of the Florida Chamber’s International Business Council, has been appointed to a one-year term as the Florida Chamber’s Miami Dade/Monroe County Regional Board Chair.

“As Chair of the Florida Chamber’s International Business Council, I know firsthand the importance of the Florida Chamber’s free enterprise and pro-business efforts,” said Lee Sandler, Founding Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. “As the Regional Chair of Miami Dade/Monroe County, I’m proud to have an opportunity to help unite business leaders so that we can continue to keep Florida moving in the right direction. I encourage all of my fellow business leaders to join us in the arena to secure Florida’s future.”

Sandler was appointed by Steve Knopik, President and CEO of Bealls, Inc. and Chair of the Florida Chamber Board of Directors, and will work directly to rally Miami Dade/Monroe County-area business leaders with Florida legislative leaders to create the most competitive business environment for businesses to thrive.

“Lee Sandler has been vital to the success of the Florida Chamber’s international efforts and is a highly experienced business leader, who fully understands the important role Miami Dade/Monroe County play in Florida’s economy,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber. “In his role as a Florida Chamber Regional Chair, Lee will volunteer his time and talent in support of the Florida Chamber’s efforts to advocate for solutions that help make Florida more competitive.”

Sandler is one of 12 regional chairs that are a part of the Florida Chamber’s Regional Chair Program.

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