A Bright Future: Seminole State College student leaders

Seminole State College student leaders visited Central Florida Regional Hospital last week to learn about Level II Trauma Services and to discuss injury prevention initiatives to help keep SSC students safe. An impressive group -- our future looks bright!


Join us for a Bowl-A-Thon benefiting the meals on wheels program October 16th from 2pm-4pm!
With a good cause, great prizes, great raffles and a great time, why miss out? Come have fun and bowl on!

Join us at: 190 East Airport Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773

Individual players: $50.00
Team of five: $250.00

Register: http://mealsetc.org/2016-bowl-a-thon-on-line-registration/
Register by mail: http://mealsetc.org/registration-by-mail/

Sanford Wins “Best Kept Secret”


Thousands voted and the results are in. The City of Sanford wins “Best Kept Secret” in Orlando Weekly’s Readers Choice Best of Orlando 2016!

Sanford City Hall thanks all those who voted for Sanford in the reader’s poll. It’s an illustration of what Central Floridians view as the best of Orlando.

 Sanford’s got it all, historic, dynamic and family-friendly.
Sanford is one of Central Florida’s shining treasures, located just minutes north of Orlando with a vibrant, historic downtown set against the backdrop of beautiful Lake Monroe. Sanford offers, art venues, dining opportunities, the Orlando Sanford International Airport and the Central Florida Zoo, plus a whole lot more.


www.sanfordfl.gov or 

http://www.orlandoweekly.com/ orlando/best-kept-secret/ BestOf?oid=2518169

The Sanford Great Chamber Debate: State Rep & Senate

The Great Debate 
Come be part of this Wednesday's, August 17th, debate featuring speakers: Robert L. Mann and David Santiago. Debate starts at 6:00 to 8:00 and everyone's invited, you cant miss this debate, let your voice be heard, meet state representatives and Volusia judges, we will see you there!

Located at:
880 N. Hwy. 17-92
DeBary, FL 32713

FORE the animals

Put your paws up and get ready to golf!

On October 10th, 2016 Pet Rescue by Judy will be holding their 5th annual FORE the Animals
Golf Tournament! They are currently seeking players and sponsors. Join them and help animals; beverages, food and prizes will be given out.

If you
would like to participate in this event, please mail in the entry form provided here: https://toolkit.rescuegroups.org/campaigns/view?sub=aAMZULMgVEIv3NKH

For more information and online registration: www.sadiegolf.com/foretheanimals.

We hope to see you

The Straw Polls are in!

Sanford Chamber of Commerce
Straw Poll Results—August 7, 2014

Congressional District 5
Glo Smith                            108
Thuy Long                             67
Corrine Brown                     52
Congressional District 7                
John Mica                            135
David Smith                          69
Wes Neuman                      25
Don Dehlrich                          5
Al Krulick                                  5
Kelly Shirley                            3
Florida Governor
Rick Scott                             151
Charlie Crist                          69
Nan Rich                                  8
Elizabeth Cuevas-Neu        7
Adrian Wyllie                         6
Attorney General
Pam Bondi                          163
George Sheldon                                 32
Perry Thurston                                    26
Bill Wohlsifer                        11
Florida CFO
Jeff Atwater                       177
William Rankin                     47
Commissioner of Agriculture
Adam Putnam                   163
Thaddeus Hamilton           62
Florida Senate District 10
David Simmons                 192
Walter Osborne                                  33
State Representative District 28
Jason Brodeur                   124
Kathryn Townsend            65
Franklin Perez                     30
State Representative District 29
Scott Plakon                       156
Mike Clelland                       73
State Representative District 30
Scott Sturgill                         96
Bob Cortes                            78
Karen Castor-Dental         50
Seminole County Commissioner District 2
John Horan                         161
Jorge Martos                       47
Circuit Court Judge 13
George Paulk                       86
Samuel Bookhardt III        72
Christina Sanchez               61
Circuit Court Judge 14
Brooke Deretany Goldfarb          133
Robin Lemonidis                                 73
Circuit Court Judge 19
Susan Stacy                        163
Donna Goerner                                  33
Mitch Krause                       29
Circuit Court Judge 23
John Moser                          85
Nancy Maloney                                  61
Maurice Arcadier               56
Seminole County Judge Group 6
Jerri Collins                           97
Alex Finch                             57
Sandra Rivera                      50
Seminole School Board District 1
Jeff Bauer                             92
Rich Sloane                           82
Frank Curcio                         41
Seminole School Board District 2
Karen Almond                   140
Gracia Miller                         85
Mayor, City of Sanford
Jeff Triplett                         162
Robert Kuhn                        35
William Robinson               10
Commissioner, City of Sanford District 1
Charles Davis                       82
Mark McCarty                     57
Art Woodruff                       46


An article of sweet success: The 2016 Hob Nob

Thank you to all that attended, all who made this Hob Nob a major success!

On Thursday evening, business leaders and community residents came out to fill the Sanford Civic Center for The Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce 2016 Last Hoorah Hob Nob. The event was billed as Central Florida’s Sweetest Political Meet & Greet.

According to Chamber President/CEO Frank Hale, “Hob Nob provides a great way for candidates and citizens to come together in one place to speak face to face. The result is attendees who are more informed and candidates who get to hear directly from the electorate. It serves each of us and our community in both the short and long-term.”

 The Hob Nob, made possible by presenting sponsor Central Florida Regional Hospital and along with additional sponsors--Bright House Networks,  PRO-TECH Air Conditioning and Plumbing, AMACREATIONS, Fire House Subs Lake Mary, Florida Power and Light, Look Local, P.S., I Got This Event Planning, Kathryn Townsend State Republican Committee Woman and Tillis Pest Control.

 According to one attendee, We were impressed by the professional approach and all-American feel for the event. I had an opportunity to meet candidates whose signs I had seen but didn’t know anything about. It also provided an opportunity to ask questions of candidates for the same offices at the same event.

 Michael O’Brien, owner of The Corner Café in downtown Sanford said, “The turnout of both candidates and residents was heartwarming. The ability to interact with both was enlightening for me and further ignited my interest in the outcome of the upcoming elections.”

 Attendees and participants enjoyed sweets and desserts provided by The Corner Café, The Father’s Table, Colonial Room Restaurant, Edible Arrangements, Firehouse Subs and P.S. I Got This, among others. Hale said, “It was a beautifully presented display of decadence that was a hit with all of the attendees.” The opportunity to enjoy so much dessert before eating dinner was great.”

The Hob Nob included a “Straw Poll”, conducted by Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Michael Ertel. Attendees were provided with an opportunity to complete a ballot comprised of candidates for each office. The results were provided to the attendees at the end of the evening.

 The Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce is an organization of business professionals working to improve business and community. We provide tools and resources for business while and addressing challenges that face business and the broader community.  The Chamber provides networking, promotional opportunities and a proactive voice for business and community in Sanford and throughout Seminole, West Volusia and Orange counties. 
 The Chamber encourages all residents to VOTE in the upcoming election cycle. Hale said, “elections in a democracy are important to our future success, collectively we elect candidates to make important decisions that impact each of us and our communities every day.”

To learn more about the Chamber and how you can support our efforts visit: www.sanfordchamber.com, or call 407.322.2212.

Allegiant breaks ground on $24 million training center in Orlando area

Ground has been broken the for the airline Allegiant offering industry-low fares on an all-jet fleet while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms and rental cars, new East Coast training center, located adjacent to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) in Sanford, Florida.

“It’s been great to see how our partnership with Orlando Sanford International Airport, Airports Worldwide and the entire community has grown and thrived...We’re so pleased that this new, state-of-the-art facility will place Sanford at the center of training activity and the leading edge of technology for all our East Coast crew members.”said Maury Gallagher, Allegiant chief executive officer and chairman.

The $24 million, 43,000 square-foot facility will be completed and equipped to begin hosting training for Allegiant flight crew members and mechanics by Q1 of 2017. Allegiant operates a similar facility in Las Vegas, Nevada to train West Coast-based crews. The East Coast training center will have the capacity to train 150 pilots, 500 flight attendants and 100 mechanics annually, on a full range of flight simulator, cabin trainers, and classroom resources for A320 and MD80 aircraft. Thirty local, full-time instructors and support staff will operate the facility.

Over the 11 years the airline has served the Orlando area, Allegiant has flown nearly 14 million people to and from the destination. Allegiant currently offers non-stop service to Orlando Sanford from more than 70 cities across the U.S. A recently-completed economic impact study showed Allegiant supports more than 23,000 jobs in Florida, and contributes $2.6 billion in economic benefit across the state.

The Orlando Sanford International Airport  benefits from a unique blend of local government and private investment that makes for a very customer focused airport. SFB is operated through a public/private partnership between the Sanford Airport Authority and Airports Worldwide. Airports Worldwide has been contracted by the Sanford Airport Authority to manage both the international and domestic terminals, develop additional air service, and provide ground handling and cargo services. This public/private partnership has created service benefits for SFB airline customers and passengers.

For more information, visit: http://www.orlandosanfordairport.com/

For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit: http://gofly.us/YFuyb.

Insight Credit Union donations

Insight Credit Union donates more than 3,000 school supplies for underprivileged students in Central Florida

Insight Credit Union, a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments to anyone who lives or works in Central Florida, recently held its annual Back to School Supply Drive, donating more than 3,000 school supplies for underprivileged students in Central Florida.

 For the third consecutive year, members and employees donated pens, pencils, binders, calculators, backpacks, glue sticks and many other items. The proceeds benefited Heart of Florida United Way, United Way of Citrus County, Red for Ed Community School Supply Drive (Lake County Schools) and Howard Middle School. 

 In addition to collecting school supplies, Insight participated in the United Way of Citrus County’s Day of Action. The Insight Inspire volunteer team helped stuff 1,100 backpacks with school supplies for Citrus County elementary school students in need.

 “Nearly one in every four children in Florida is living in poverty. Through our school supply drive, we aim to provide these children with the tools they need to succeed for the school year,” said George Davis, president and chief executive officer of Insight Credit Union. “We are deeply grateful to everyone who donated and supported this initiative to improve the well-being of our community.”

Founded in 1935, Insight Credit Union is a state-chartered credit union based in Orlando, Florida, with more than $550 million in total assets. Insight has 17 locations, over 185 employees, and serves more than 55,000 members in Orange, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, Citrus, Marion and Sumter Counties to name a few.

For more information, visit:
InsightCreditUnion.com or their twitter  


H20 for Heros

Firehouse Subs is hosting an Event this Saturday benefiting first responders!

We are giving a Free Medium sub for each 24 pack/case of water that is donated. All donations are being donated to the Seminole county Fire Department. Come out and support!