Tag: central florida partnership

Staff ReportsOctober 18, 2016

Following a comprehensive and deliberate selection process, BusinessForce endorsed a former member of MyRegion.org and current small business owner, Republican Sam Killebrew for Florida House District 41. BusinessForce is the political action arm of the Central Florida Partnership. Its goal is to affect positive change in Central Florida through regional public policy advocacy and by encouraging […]

Scott PowersSeptember 14, 2016

BusinessForce, the political action arm of Central Florida chambers of commerce, announced its endorsements in 13 state legislative races and eight local races Wednesday. The group, associated with the Central Florida Partnership, a coalition of chambers of, picked Republicans in every race except two Osceola County commission contests. “These endorsements send a strong signal to our […]

Scott PowersAugust 4, 2016

The political action arm of the Central Florida chambers of commerce, BusinessForce, announced several endorsements for legislative races in Central Florida Thursday. “These endorsements send a strong signal to our region’s business community and recognize the legislative candidates who are best equipped to support and serve our region in Tallahassee after this election,” Craig Swygert, […]

Scott PowersJuly 18, 2016

BusinessForce, the political action arm of Central Florida’s chambers of commerce, has voted unanimously to support all three proposed charter amendments Orange County voters will consider in the November election. Two of the amendments are the Orange County Charter Review Commission’s reaction to a recent judge’s ruling that threw out an earlier charter amendment, approved […]

Scott PowersMay 16, 2016

BusinessForce, the political action arm of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, has endorsed incumbents Brandon Arrington and Fred Hawkins for re-election to the Osceola County Board of Commissioners. Arrington, a Democrat from Kissimmee, was first elected in 2008 and represents District 3. He has four challengers this year including two Democrats, Jamie Matos and […]

Scott PowersApril 22, 2016

The presidents of five Central Florida Chambers of Commerce and business groups wrote to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer Friday urging quick action to bring the NFL Pro Bowl to Orlando. The chamber heads sought to differentiate providing tourism dollars for the NFL all-star game from the bigger picture of […]

Frank TorresOctober 6, 2015

 Mayors Buddy Dyer of Orlando and Teresa Jacobs of Orange County are heading to Washington D.C on Wednesday to promote the region as part of the “Orlando. You don’t know the the half of it.” initiative. Both mayors will meet with members of Florida’s congressional delegation, as well as other federal officials, to discuss the region’s growing modeling and simulation […]


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