The world has changed. The economy has changed. The nature of work has changed. Our political makeup has changed. In this time of increasing disruption, change and uncertainty, many cities and regions are re-evaluating how they define success, how they clearly identify new challenges and opportunities, and what type of approach will work now and... Continue Reading →
Orlando knows something about great destinations and Wyndham Destinations does, too. The recent announcement of this HQ is another win for our region. Below is some insight from Area Development.
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 →
(As released by the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce on July 27, 2012) The Board of the Directors of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce selected Tim Giuliani as the new president and chief executive officer following a national search. He and the Chamber’s leadership team will work closely with community, educational and business leaders to... Continue Reading →
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 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 →
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 →
In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, I co-authored the op-ed below with Dr. Carrie Blanchard of the Florida Chamber Foundation to stress the importance of entrepreneurship in creating our future economy. I'd love to hear what you think. Miami Herald Op-Ed: Entrepreneurs Creating Economy of the Future http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/15/2503905/entrepreneurs-creating-economy.html