Linking Health & Wealth- a conversation with Dr. Peter Schoch

AdventHealth Morning Briefing - May 14, 2020 from AdventHealth Events on Vimeo. I enjoyed this discussion with Dr. Peter Schoch, chief medical officer of outpatient services for AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division. The conversation demonstrates how health and wealth (aka the economy) are connected.  We have to integrate the health advice from medical professionals to establish… Continue reading Linking Health & Wealth- a conversation with Dr. Peter Schoch

The future of innovation and technology policy in the U.S.

As this ITIF report indicates, we have a lot to learn about President-elect Trump's positions on important innovation and economic issues such as R&D, federal research funding, patent system reform, tech transfer and commercialization and more.   These issues are important for our country's ability to compete in the global economy, for the competitiveness of… Continue reading The future of innovation and technology policy in the U.S.

Early Childhood Investments and Economic Progress

This article is a product my wife and I worked on to combine our areas of passion and expertise. I am proud of my wife, Sarah. In addition to being a fantastic wife and great mother to our three children, she has a PhD in Communication Science and Disorders with an emphasis in language and… Continue reading Early Childhood Investments and Economic Progress

Small businesses are critical to our economic future

Small businesses are the economic backbone of nearly every community and employ a significant number of employees. Therefore, the more successful small businesses are in generating revenue and in growing their workforce, the greater the benefits to people living in that community. It is a very simplistic view of economic development, and it is the… Continue reading Small businesses are critical to our economic future

Our turn to take action on the national debt

You must watch this commencement address by Erskine Bowles, former White House Chief of Staff and co-Chairman of the Federal Debt Commission click here I am mad at recent generations for kicking the can down the road on the really big financial issues facing our country. They have shirked this responsibility; a decision our young… Continue reading Our turn to take action on the national debt

Small Business Survey In The News

Our Quarterly Small Business Index Survey was released to the media for the first time yesterday showing that small business owners are growing optimistic and nearly 40% are planning to hire in the next six months.  Our Florida Chamber Small Business Council is able to keep the pulse of issues facing small businseses through this… Continue reading Small Business Survey In The News

What the JOBS Act Would Do

Small businesses are critical to Florida's economy, and "tomorrow," they are even more important because of increasing global competition. Most research and economic analysis shows that small businesses create a bulk of net new jobs, employ more than 50% of the workforce and account for approximately 1/3 of the difference between a strong economy and… Continue reading What the JOBS Act Would Do

Fresh ideas needed to create more start-ups and grow small businesses

Business start-ups, small business growth and entrepreneurship are critically important to our economy.  In fact, they account for most net job growth in our state and country. Beginning next week, the Florida Chamber Small Business Council will work with our state Department of Economic Opportunity (similar to a Dept. of Commerce in other states and… Continue reading Fresh ideas needed to create more start-ups and grow small businesses