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					   Print Friendly         EDC Investor Directory                                                               July 6, 2007



   What's New
                                                     Goodwill Industries Extends Its Hands in Lake
   EDC Events
                                                     County
   Community Events
                                                     Access to employment services for both employees and employers
   Company Establishment Announcements               became a little easier with the grand opening of Goodwill Industries’
   Contract Announcements/Completions                sixth Self-Sufficiency Center in June. Located in The Shoppes of Lake
                                                     Village in Leesburg, the Center is designed to provide a positive,
   Kudos and Company Announcements
                                                     supportive
                                                     environment
                                                     where          those
Jul 20   OBJ East Orlando Update in                  looking for work
         partnership with the EDC                    may          access
         11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                      resources        and
         Holiday Inn Select-UCF                      learn    skills    to
         12125 High Tech Ave., Orlando 32817         conduct           an
         Info/Register: click here or call Kristi    independent job
         Pericht at 407.649.8470                     search. With no
                                                     admission criteria
                                                     except the desire
Jul 26   EDC New Investor Reception                  to               gain
         8:30 - 9:45 a.m.                            employment,
         EDC-Capital Plaza II, Downtown Orlando      these centers
                                                     primarily serve homeless, disabled, and diverse participants who are
         RSVP: Lisa McCormick                        chronically under-employed or unemployed.

                                                     At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Goodwill executives thanked the City
                                                     of Leesburg, Edd Holder & Associates, the EDC, and several social
                                                     services organizations for help in locating a site for the Center and for
                                                     welcoming them as a partner in the community.


 Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer appeared live with         SURVEY: Where Do Orlando Companies Send
 Hannah Storm on the CBS Early Show, which           Their Top Performers? Your Feedback Requested
 broadcast from Universal City Walk this
 morning. The Mayor spoke about "high tech                                   Working closely with the Orange County
 Orlando", as well as security for visitors to the                           Convention Center, the Society of Incentive
 region. The broadcast also featured Maitland's                              Travel Executives (SITE) delivers a large
 Electronic Arts-Tiburon, Florida Hospital, Full                             number of corporate travelers into the Orlando
 Sail and Mighty Mojo. Orlando was the first stop                            market
 on the Early Show's 2007 "Summer in the City"       each year, many as a reward for top performance. Now SITE is
 series.                                             interested in better understanding corporate travel from Orlando to
                                                     other markets. Please take a minute to reply to the five questions
                                                     below, forwarding your responses to info@OrlandoEDC.com.

                                                     1. Does your company "reward" employees with "incentive trips”?

                                                                  ___ yes ___ no
 • Due to popular demand, the run of the
 blockbuster exhibit Our Body: The Universe
 Within has been extended at the Orlando
                                                    2. Does your company organize business meetings that require travel
Science Center though October 31, 2007. This
                                                       for more than 10 people and the coordination of hotel rooms,
displays offers an unforgettable tour of the most
                                                       meeting rooms, etc.?
intimate landscape known to humankind: Our
body.
                                                                 ___ yes ___ no
• According to Census data, Orange County led
the nation for percentage growth in the number      3. Are any of these incentive trips or business meetings held in
of start-ups in 2005.                                  Orlando?

• Starting July 9th, the names of our local ONE-                 ___ yes ___ no
STOP CAREER CENTERS will change to
WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA. Although                 4. Are any of these incentive trips and/or business meetings held in
the name on the office door will change,               destinations other than Orlando?
placement services to Central Florida employers
and job seekers remain the same.                                 ___ yes ___ no

                                                    5. If you answered yes to any question above, would you mind if we
                                                       contacted you for a short follow up interview?

                                                                 ___ yes ___ no

                                                    PLEASE NOTE: This information will not be used for a sales
                                                    solicitation, and no contact will be permitted without your specific
                                                    approval. SITE is a professional association seeking corporate travel
                                                    data only.




                                                    Confidentiality Extended For EDC Projects

                                                    Though not a headline grabber, an important bill was passed and
                                                    signed by Governor Crist during the legislative session that expands
                                                    confidentiality protection for private companies working with economic
                                                    development agencies in the State of Florida. Such protection is
                                                    important to the competitiveness of our state as companies looking to
                                                    expand or relocate often require complete confidentiality. The bill, HB
                                                    7201, extends the public records exemption for private business
                                                    information submitted to an economic development agency.
                                                    Specifically, the bill allows for trade secrets and other private business
                                                    information to be held exempt indefinitely, rather than for a period of
                                                    ten years, and allows for proprietary business information submitted
                                                    by businesses to economic development agencies to also be held
                                                    confidential and exempt indefinitely.

                                                    Other bills recently signed into law include legislation regarding
                                                    venture capital and the commercialization of university research, or
                                                    “tech transfer.” The total allocation is divided into two parts: $29.5
                                                    million to invest directly in seed and early-stage venture capital funds
                                                    for purposes of investing in Florida-based businesses; and $4 million
                                                    to use for the commercialization of university research. The
                                                    corresponding public records confidentiality bill was also approved by
                                                    Governor Crist.

                                                    To read more about the outcome of issues on the EDC’s 2007
                                                    Legislative Agenda, click here.
Community support for economic development is reflected through the commitment of our investors. Updated monthly, the
EDC Investor Directory is available on our website. To take a look, click here.

The EDC welcomes the following Investors:

 Policy Council:
          Triad Isotopes
          Contact: Don Meffe, 407.455.6700
          www.triadisotopes.com

 Corporate:
          Baldwin Accounting, CPA
          Contact: David Stone, 407.363.0890
          Baldwin Accounting CPA is a full-service accounting firm offering traditional accounting, advisory and support services to both individuals and the corporate
          business community. www.baldwinaccountingcpa.com
          Bishop Realty and Development
          Contact: Lawson Dann, 407.426.7702
          Bishop Realty & Development is a full-service brokerage firm dedicated to providing innovative real estate solutions. We specialize in sales, leasing &
          development of commercial properties in the Greater Orlando area. www.bishopdevelopment.com
          Centerplate
          Contact: Douglas Conner, 407.242.1707
          Centerplate is in the business of providing catering, concessions, management, and merchandise services for some prominent venues in North America.
          We concentrate specifically on the convention centers, and sports and entertainment industries. www.centerplate.com
          Colombo, Hurd & Brandt, PL
          Contact: Carlos M. Colombo, 407.478.1111
          Full-service immigration, international & corporate law firm assisting foreign and U.S. clients with their legal needs.
          Dean Mead
          Contact: Diane L. Storch, 407.841.1200
          Dean Mead is a business law firm, founded in 1980 on the principle of delivering exceptional client service using the highest ethics and integrity possible.
          www.deanmead.com
          Diane Meiller & Associates
          Contact: Diane R. Meiller, 407.487.1992
          DM&A is a boutique consulting firm with specialization in project management and delivery, project management office and methodology, business
          analysis, process improvement, change management, relationship management, executive coaching and placement. www.dianemeillerandassociates.com
          Ersi Braun, Inc.
          Contact: Ersilia Braun, 866.289.1349
          A dynamic and growing company, Ersi Braun represents buyers and sellers in the residential, commercial and land acquisition markets across central
          Florida. Ersi Braun is distinguished by a tradition of excellence in service, integrity and professionalism. www.ersibraun.com
          Gilbert Manjura Marketing
          Contact: Ed Gilbert, 407.261.5700
          Full-service marketing, advertising and public relations agency. Member of the AAAA's (American Association of Advertising Agencies).
          www.gilbertmanjura.com
          Moten Tate, Inc.
          Contact: Kenneth Moten, 407.843.3277
          We offer a full range of staffing solutions that are created to meet the needs of our customers. www.motentate.com
          Penn Florida Companies
          Contact: Scott Collier, 407.240.2227
          Full-service real estate company with offices throughout Florida. Currently develop and operate in all classes of real estate. (Orlando focuses on
          office/residential.) www.pennflorida.com
          Tews Company Inc.
          Contact: Susan Howells, 407.740.8866
          Tews Company provides contract, contract to hire and direct placement recruiting services in the administrative, accounting, human resource and
          information technology sectors. www.tewscompany.com




Jul 10,     Metro Orlando Urban League: "Diversity is                                   Jul 24        Seminole County Poll Worker Information
17, 24      Profitable" (Brown Bag Series)                                                            Session
            12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (twice a day)                                                    Learn more about the paid poll worker positions
            Metro Orlando Urban League SBA Office                                                     available for the 2008 election cycle.
            315 E. Robinson St., Ste. 100, Orlando                                                    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
          Info: Joshua Kirven, 407.420.4846                                Central Branch Library
                                                                           215 N. Oxford Rd., Casselberry 32707
Jul 12,   Metro Orlando Urban League: "The Psychology                      Info: 407.708.7760 or elections@voteseminole.org
19        of Entrepreneurship" (Brown Bag Series)
          12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (twice a day)                 Jul 25    MACF, NCS and IST: Manufacturing &
          Metro Orlando Urban League SBA Office                            Simulation Exchange
          315 E. Robinson St., Ste. 100, Orlando                           5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
          Info: Joshua Kirven, 407.420.4846                                National Center for Simulation
                                                                           3280 Progress Drive, Orlando 32826
Jul 12    NAIOP: "The Power of Strategy™: Mastering                        Cost: $35 members; $50 non-members
          Advanced §1031 Exchange Solutions"                               Info: click here or 407.897.3384
          8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
          Foley & Lardner, LLP                                   Jul 26    NAIOP: "What's Hot and What's Not in the
          111 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1800, Orlando                           Investment Market"
          Cost: $20 members; $25 non-members                               Speakers: Bo Bradford, Senior Director, Advantis;
          Info/RSVP: 407.774.0207 x103                                     Martin Forster, Director, Retail Investment Sales,
                                                                           Cushman & Wakefield; and Ron Rogg, Senior Vice
                                                                           President, CBRE
Jul 14    Fairwinds Credit Union Grand Opening                             11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
          9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.                                            Sheraton Orlando Downtown
          5875 Arnold Palmer Drive, Metro West                             60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd.
                                                                           Cost: $35 members; $60 non-members
          Info: Raquel Torres
                                                                           Info: 407.810.7324

Jul 16    "Business Opportunities with Japan" Seminar
                                                                 Aug 1     Metro Orlando Urban League: "How to do
          Speakers: Ken Nadler, Vice President, International
                                                                           Business with Professional Athletes"
          Trade Finance, Fifth Third Bank; Sam Tabuchi,
          Enterprise Florida Representative-Japan; Takeshi                 6:00 p.m.
          Saito, Japan External Trade Organization-Atlanta                 Metro Orlando Urban League SBA Office
          (JETRO); Yoshikazu Nomura, Shizuoka Prefecture,                  315 E. Robinson St., Ste. 100, Orlando
          Japan                                                            Info: Joshua Kirven, 407.420.4846
          8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
          Enterprise Florida                                     Aug 2     "The YaYa Network" Conference
          800 N. Magnolia Ave., Ste. 1100, Orlando
          Info/RSVP by July 12: Misty Kane or                              Coronado Springs Resort, Walt Disney World
          407.956.5642                                                     Info/Register: www.theyayanetwork.com

Jul 18    CREW Orlando: Seminole County Forecast
          Speakers: Larry Dale, President/CEO Orlando
          Sanford Int.'l Airport/Sanford Airport Authority;
          Tracy Turk, Senior Director, Metro Orlando EDC;
          Bill McDermott, Director, Seminole County ED
          Dept.; Holly Storrs, Account Exec., Commercial
          Design Services, Inc.
          11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
          The Citrus Club
          18th floor - The Citrus Center
          255 S. Orange Ave.
          Cost: $40 members; $60 non-members
          Info/Register by July 13: click here




Advantis Real Estate Services Company: completed the sale of a 13,590-square-foot office building in Downtown Orlando
for under $1 million. KChamberlain@gvaadvantis.com

NAI Realvest: negotiated two new lease agreements totaling nearly 3,500 square feet of office space facilities in the I-4 Lake
Mary Blvd. high tech corridor. ann@larryvershel.com
Edwards Construction Services, Inc.: Food and Beverage division completed a $12.5 million, 97,000-square-foot vegetable
processing and cold storage facility in Palm Beach County. khc@crismktg.com

Nodarse & Associates, Inc.: renewed contract for the Continuing Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering and
Construction Testing Services with Polk County. ecschwalb@bellsouth.net

R.C. Stevens Construction Co.: progressing with the renovation and expansion of Downtown Winter Garden’s historic
Garden Theatre, covering 10,600 square feet and costing more than $2,400,000. jgilston@rcstevens.com

Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc.: began $1.1 million of work at the new 6-story, 60-unit Westgate Lakes timeshare,
Building 100, on Turkey Lake Road in Orlando. khc@crismktg.com




Baker & Hostetler LLP: of counsel attorney Laurie J. Levin elected Chair of The Florida Bar Health Law Section.
lmlee@bakerlaw.com

Dean Mead: recognized for having excellence in its Tax, Real Estate, Litigation and Estate Planning/Wealth Management
practices by Chamber’s USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers. In addition, six shareholders were named as leading
attorneys in their respective fields: Darryl M. Bloodworth, Litigation; Stephen J. Bozarth, Real Estate; Lauren Y. Detzel, Wealth
Management/Estate Planning; Charles H. Egerton, Tax; Michael D. Minton, Tax; and Stephen R. Looney, Tax.
DStorch@deanmead.com

Foley & Lardner LLP: Michael Gay, managing partner, appointed chair of the 14-member Winter Park Economic Development
Advisory Board for 2007-2008. doreenoverstreet@costadevault.com

Fry/Hammond/Barr, Inc.: promoted Sandi Halo to account executive; hired Paul Korel as a copywriter in the Orlando office.
LKifer@fhbnet.com

Greenberg Traurig, LLP: welcomes Allison Hunt as an associate in the Real Estate practice. ecschwalb@bellsouth.net

HKS Architects, Inc.: William J. Hercules, AIA, ACHE, LEED, vice president, received Board Certification by the American
College of Healthcare Architects. ecschwalb@bellsouth.net

Kissimmee Utility Authority: honored with three awards in APEX 2007 which recognizes excellence in printed and online
publications; vice president and general counsel Arthur J. "Grant" Lacerte, Jr. appointed by the American Public Power
Association, to a one-year term as vice chairman of the association’s legal section. CGENT@kua.com

Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A.: hosted the Ray Bolt Classic Golf Tournament. 108 golfers participated in the 5th annual Golf
Tournament at Celebration Golf organized by The Ray Bolt Foundation, Inc. whose mission is to provide financial assistance to
cancer-related causes. ecschwalb@bellsouth.net

MSCW, Inc.: James Moore, project engineer, earned his registered Professional Engineer designation from the Florida Board
of Professional Engineers. whopper@wraggcasas.com

NAI Realvest: appointed Darren Johnson sales associate and Eric Nyhuis broker associate in the firm’s Lake County office in
Clermont. larry@larryvershel.com

Orlando Magic: named Brendan Malone, Patrick Ewing, Steve Clifford and Bob Beyer assistant coaches; hosting the 2007
Pepsi Pro Summer League at the RDV Sportsplex July 9-13. The 15-game event will feature the Magic, Charlotte, Chicago,
Indiana, Miami and New Jersey. JGlass@orlandomagic.com

SoloDev: moved to their new location at 1352 Lake Baldwin Lane in Baldwin Park. judy@solodev.com

University of Central Florida: Technology Incubator-based MyDocHub.com reports an average of 120,000 monthly website
visits from patients who want to tell on their doctors. LVershelCo@aol.com

Wharton-Smith Inc.: held an open house for more than 300 people in Sanford to celebrate the 21,000-square-foot expansion
of their corporate office building. lkrens@whartonsmith.com