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Shelley Lauten to be Recognized

Monday, July 15, 2013

The American Chamber of Commerce Executives has announced that Shelley Lauten has been selected to receive the 2013 John Parr Award, recognizing a lifetime of outstanding individual leadership excellence in advancing regional stewardship of metropolitan areas across the United States. The Parr Award will be formally presented on July 25 at the American

"Open for Business"

Monday, July 8, 2013

Government leaders representing the seven counties and twenty-six cities certified as "Open for Business" came together to share "Best Practices" and discuss opportunities to ensure that this innovative regional initiative continues to deliver on its promise to business leaders across Central Florida. In 2012, in an unprecedented showing of regional

“Open for Business”

Monday, March 11, 2013

Congratulations to the city of Lake Alfred in Polk County on being the first city of 2013 to become “Open for Business” Certified! There are now 7 counties and 24 cities throughout Central Florida participating in this regional initiative to streamline the permitting process. For a list of participating counties and cities who are

Good Government Award Presented to Seminole County’s Nicole Guillet

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dick Fess presents Good Government Award to Nicole Guillet Guillet is a Staff Support member of the "Open for Business" Task Force on Taking A Regional Approach: Streamlining the Permitting Process Task Force representing Seminole County. "Open for Business" – the Central Florida Coalition for Growth & Prosperity represents the eight-county Central

Community Celebrates “Open for Business”

Monday, December 17, 2012

In an unprecedented showing of regional collaboration, nearly 200 leaders representing government and business organizations across Central Florida gathered together on Friday, December 14, 2012, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, for a "Community Celebration" to announce the first-ever Regional Approach to Streamlining

Shelley Lauten to Step Down

Monday, November 26, 2012

With an extreme amount of pride, encouragement and affection, Jacob V. Stuart, President of the Central Florida Partnership, and George W. Walton, P.E., Vice President/Area Manager of Parsons Brinckerhoff and Chair of myregion.org, have announced that Shelley Lauten will step down as President of myregion.org effective December 31, 2012. "As a Line of

Community Celebration

Monday, November 26, 2012

Please join Central Florida Business and Government leaders on December 14, 2012, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Osceola Heritage Park, St. Cloud Room, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744, as we celebrate our region's commitment to being OPEN FOR BUSINESS. Imagine this Scenario: You are the owner of XYZ Contractors, working across Central Florida.

Central Florida Scorecard - State Audience Views the New Project

Monday, October 8, 2012

At just two weeks old today, a new myregion.org tool is already helping Central Florida leaders gauge the community's progress on growth and quality of life – and now it makes its debut in the state spotlight. Public and private industry leaders from all over the state will get a look at the Central Florida Scorecard when they gather today and Tuesday at