With the sudden onset of COVID-19, the the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber did what many of our member businesses and peer organizations did and moved much of our communications, meetings, events, and general connection with our members to an online platform. Beginning April 1, we launched a weekly “Wednesday Livestream” on our Facebook page to connect our members and Facebook followers with community leaders and experts as we navigated the uncharted territory of Coronavirus. If you missed this series, or would like to review a particular presentation or conversation, you can find all of our COVID-related Wednesday Livestreams archived on our blog.
On July 1, we launched our new “15 Minutes Series,” which will continue in our Wednesday morning timeslot with 15 minute presentations or conversations featuring community leaders and elected officials, practical applications for businesses, topcis to inspire business professionals and entrepreneurs, timely topics for our members and community, and occasional bits of fun. To view our new “15 Minutes Series,” join us live on the Kissimmee/Osceola County Facebook page every Wednesday at 9:30 am. Some topics will be live, and we will welcome questions from viewers in real time.
All programs in the series for the months of September & October will be archived below with later programs to follow in additional posts. Find episodes from July & August here.
September 9: 15 Minutes on Inspiring Better Business: Longevity with Linda Goodwin Nichols
On September 9, 2020 John spoke with Linda Goodwin-Nichols of Goodwin Realty & Associates about her four-decade career here in Osceola County, the storms she has weathered in the past, maintaining customer loyalty, changing with the times, and how other business owners and operators can learn from her experience.
September 2: 15 Minutes with Our Community Leaders Featuring Rep. Mike LaRosa
John had a chat with Representative Mike LaRosa. Mike discussed his time in the Florida State House of Representatives and what his new appointment to the Public Service Commission means for his future and for business here in Central Florida.