Economic Development Committee Update - April 2016

The Chamber’s Economic Development Committee, under the direction of Chairwoman Dawn Sipley of Link Staffing, is busy with two initiatives. First, the committee is partnering with the City of Sanford Economic Development Department to arrange and complete visits to Sanford based companies. Through the visits, the committee is building a database of information about the larger businesses in our community, looking for opportunities to assist businesses and looking for trends in the data that they are collecting. Currently every business that the committee has visited is hiring or planning to hire additional employees in 2016.

The committee is also planning the Chamber’s annual Industry Recognition Dinner. Planned for Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the Marriott Lake Mary, the dinner is also held in partnership with the City of Sanford.

The Chamber will honor long-time Seminole County Sheriff Donald Eslinger for his outstanding career and achievements with a Lifetime Achievement Award. SAVE THE DATE and plan to attend. The event will start with a cocktail hour at 5:30 PM. Sponsorships are available and provide an excellent opportunity to support growing businesses that are investing in our community while gaining important visibility with business and community leaders.