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  • Another success story! Congrats to Life & Sign Designs www.life-signs.us on awarded contract with one FDBC proud corporate member Massey Services.

  • Congratulations to the FDBC graduates from our Customized Business Coaching Program

    FDBC, is please to present Ruth Velez , Owner of Vinali Stafing, Inc., Maria Eugenia, General Manager of Life Signs & Design, Fernando Romero, President of Safebeing, Nelson Mendez, President of Noi Caffe by Rico Foods, Naiara Petralanda, Owner of Bulldog Sitework, LLC, and Nikki Littmann,  Owner of Career Central  our February & March graduates of the Customized Business Coaching Program nominated by our Business Consultant/Business Coach Ana Maria Lowry with A&P International. Congratulations on your achievement and best wishes for your continued success.

  • City of Orlando celebrates park dedicated to African-American Army Veteran during Black History Month

    On Wednesday, February 28, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 6 City Commissioner Samuel B. Ings and District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill will join residents to officially open the renovated Gilbert McQueen Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

    Other renovations at the park include new playground equipment, updated basketball courts, new paving, new signage and new benches. This park also now has the first parent-child swing city, promoting integrated play for adults and children under five, allowing them to swing together, face-to-face.

    In addition to unveiling new amenities at the park, the event will also serve as a celebration of the life and sacrifice of Private Gilbert Demopolis McQueen during Black History Month. The park is named in honor of the first African-American from Orlando killed in the Korean War. McQueen was a member of the Army’s 24th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division and received multiple awards for his service. A graduate of Jones High School, he was a certified swimming instructor for the Red Cross and an Eagle Scout who became a Scoutmaster.

    WHEN: 

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    3:30 p.m.

    WHERE: 

    Gilbert McQueen Park

    650 Lake Mann Drive

  • $50M Sanford mixed-use project looks for construction manager, contractor

    The mixed-use development that includes 22 new buildings on 5.25 acres is looking for someone to lead the construction of the project.

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  • National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce chooses Tampa for 2019 convention

    The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has chosen Tampa to host its 2019 convention.

    While Philadelphia will be hosting next year’s NGLCC convention, Tampa will be the location for the 2019 event, which is estimated to have an economic impact of $2.1 million. Some 2,450 hotel rooms are expected to be booked, including 700 on the peak night.

    The 2019 convention in Tampa will run from Aug. 13 to Aug. 16.

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  • Disaster Loan Programs Activated to Aid Businesses Impacted by Hurracaine Irma

    Florida businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma may now apply for various state and federal disaster loan programs. As a principal responder in the state’s Emergency Support Function for Business and Industry, the Florida SBDC stands ready to assist businesses with disaster loan applications and with other post-disaster challenges.

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  • Skanska seeks subcontractors for UCF Downtown, more...

    Skanska USA Building Inc. is seeking subcontractors, project managers and others to work on the $74 million Dr. Phillips Academic Commons building in UCF Downtown as well as additional projects.

    The general contractor is rolling out a program called Construction Management Building Blocks, which will focus on how small, minority, women-owned business contractor firms can do business with Skanska.

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  • “Billion Dollar Roundtable” Now Includes LGBT, Disability, and Veteran-Owned Businesses in Corporate Supply Chains

    Washington, DC – The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, and the USBLN (US Business Leadership Network), the disability inclusion business resource, are pleased to share that The Billion Dollar Roundtable voted to expand their criteria of diverse businesses counted toward a corporation’s billion dollar supply chain spend on diverse-owned businesses to include: certified LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBEs), Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (DOBEs®), Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBE™) and Veteran-Disability Owned Business Enterprises (V-DOBEs™). Click here for more info…

  • Congratulations to the 1st FDBC graduates from our Customized Business Coaching Program

    The Florida Diversity Business Council is please to present Julio Verdecia , President of Universal Window Coverings, Inc. and Luis Lacostte, President of F.W. Designs, LLC as our first graduates of the Customized Business Coaching Program nominated by our Business Consultant/Business Coach Ana Maria Lowry with A&P International. Congratulations on your achievement and best wishes for your continued success.