Contact Your Senators Now to Help Extend the Treasury Grant Program
As Congress continues to craft jobs legislation, solar energy has the potential to create thousands of new jobs across the United States.
One of the most critical programs for the solar industry is the Treasury Department Program that provides cash in lieu of tax credits for commercial solar projects. Senator Feinstein has circulated a "Dear Colleague" letter supporting the extending of the Treasury Grant Program for another 2 years. This has the potential to create tens of thousands of new jobs in solar manufacturing, construction, and installation in all 50 states.
Please contact your Senators and urge them to sign on to Senator Feinstein's "Dear Colleague" letter.
In the message to the Senate, we are including an opportunity for you to insert your company, where you work, and your personal solar story. Please make sure to fill in this information.
With your help, we can create thousands of new solar jobs while developing clean, renewable energy resources here at home.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
April 14th_2nd Annual Symposium - UCF - Progress Energy Sr. Design in Renewable & Sustainable Energy
Wednesday, April 14th - 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, UCF Student Union
You are cordially invited to join UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science undergraduate students showcasing their innovation, research and talent at the 2nd Annual Progress Energy Senior Design Symposium in Renewable & Sustainable Energy (2010 Symposium) during National Environmental Education Week and preceding Earth Week. Vincent Dolan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Progress Energy Florida, will provide the Symposium's keynote address.
Pre-registration is not required and complimentary registration is provided. For 2009 Inaugural Symposium highlights, please refer to: http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/corporate/seniordesign09/. A partial list of the 2nd Annual 2010 Symposium presentations and demonstrations includes:
· On the Green – Bolt on Hybrid Conversion Kit
· Green Diesel Hybrid – Diesel Conversion
· Organic Rankine Cycle for third world power generation
· Solar Thermal Energy Storage System
· Solar Powered Stirling Buoy
· Solar Parabolic Trough
· Bike Buddy – Human powered bicycle accessories interface
· Power Allocation Phase 3: Lift Stations, Water Treatment and Reclaim Water Facilities
· Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
· Wind Turbine: Train Tunnel Application
· Solar Powered Car Cooler
· Water Tunnel for Turbine Blade Testing
· Solar Water Distiller – Desalination of water for third world countries
· calBox 360 – Human Powered video game console interface
· Wireless Solar Panel Monitoring
· Hydrogen Fuel Cell UAV
· ASHRAE Build & Design Competition – Florida Hospital
Engineering Talent for The Next Wave in Renewable & Sustainable Energy: The UCF Commitment
In keeping with the university mission and commitments, the UCF – Progress Energy Senior Design Symposium is focused on developing socially conscious engineering projects in Renewable & Sustainable Energy. UCF President John Hitt is a member of the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment Leadership Circle. UCF has adopted the U.S. Green Building Councils Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards for buildings that are new or undergoing renovations. An ambitious new Climate Action Plan strengthens UCF’s status as an innovative leader in “green” operations, classes and research. The plan will guide the nation’s third-largest university as it works to meet President Hitt’s pledge to become climate neutral by 2050.
During their senior year, UCF College of Engineering & CS students bridge the gap between academic and professional experience by participating in year-long design projects that involve Renewable & Sustainable Energy. Along with their faculty advisors, engineering students work to develop innovative product proposals, conduct the design analysis, design and build a prototype, prepare engineering reports, and present at the Progress Energy Senior Design Symposium in Renewable & Sustainable Energy. Besides showcasing engineering innovation and talent development for the next wave of UCF engineers in the Clean Energy Sector, results include invaluable experiences in project management, leadership and teamwork building.
internationally recognized lecturers in the field of electron devices. The topics
include electron device physics and modeling, electrostatic discharge protection
design, testing and circuit simulation, high-k gate, reliability, and fabrication for advanced technologies.
This colloquium will provide an excellent opportunity for UCF graduate and undergraduate students to learn about the state of the art in micro/nanoelectronics, to interact and exchange ideas with the speakers, and to discuss research activities. Furthermore, it provides a great networking opportunity for all the IEEE members in the Central Florida region. Refreshments
will be provided. For detailed information visit:
The schedule is listed below:
8:30- 8:50 AM Dr. Issa
- 9:00 Dr. Juin J. Liou (UCF) Opening Speech
- 9:15 Slavica Malobabic (UCF, EDS) Welcome Note
- 10:15 Dr. Tom Sah & Dr. Binbin Jie (CTSAH Associates) Bipolar MOS Field-Effect Transistor Characteristics Operation in Unipolar Current Mode
- 11:15 Dr. Jean-Jacques Hajjar(Analog Devices) Challenges of CDM ESD Events Simulations
3:00 PM Dr. Vladislav Vashchenko (National Semiconductor) ESD for Analog IC
- 4:00 Dr. Tim Maloney (Intel)Charged Device Model ESD from Factory to Testing
- 5:00 Dr. Weng Hong Teh (Intel) To 3D or Not To 3D
8:30 - 9:30 AM Dr. Fernando Guarin (IBM) Microelectronic Reliability Topics for Advanced CMOS and SiGe Technologies
9:30 - 10:30 Dr. Steven Voldman (Intersil) ESD Protection on System
10:30 - 11:30 Dr. Adelmo Ortiz-Conde (Simon Bolivar University) Recent Applications of the
Lambert Function in Device Modeling
11:30 - 12:30PM Dr. Hemanth Jagannathan (IBM) High-k/Metal Gate Technology or Si CMOS Applications - From Inception to Realization
We hope to see you all there!
community what we do - Optics! This year, to celebrate the 50th
anniversary of the first operational laser, we are expanding our event
into 2 days:
Friday, April 2nd
Optics Day - an educational experience in a broad array of optics
applications focusing on manifestations of the Laser. Come visit CREOL
and hear a talk about the impact of optical technologies in society, see
demonstrations, and join research lab tours. Targeted at all ages, from
kids to teachers to senior optical engineers.
Saturday, April 3rd
SPIE Regional Symposium - join young professionals and graduate students
in a day long mini-symposium at CREOL featuring technical talks about
future laser technologies and the art of communicating science.
Finally, network with graduate students, scientists, and engineers from
the southeastern US at a poster session of research and technology.
Visit our website
http://students.creol.ucf.edu/LaserFest/ )) for details. Online
registration is required for the Saturday Symposium.
Hope to see you there!
Contact: Stuart Doyle (407) 956-5689 email@example.com
Nomination open for 2010 Governor’s Business Diversification Awards
Program honors businesses for economic diversification achievements
ORLANDO, FL (March 23, 2010) – Calling all Florida businesses in emerging and high-tech industries (IT, homeland security, biotech, etc.): Nominations are open for the 2010 Governor’s Business Diversification Awards competition.
The program honors companies with measurable accomplishments that have enhanced Florida’s economic diversification efforts. And those achievements must have been made during 2009 in at least one of the state’s target industries for high-wage job creation and economic diversification:
- Clean Energy
- Financial/Professional Services
- Homeland Security/Defense
- Information Technology
- Life Sciences
- Trade/Export Services
The entry deadline is June 25 at 5 p.m. ET., and the application will be available online via Enterprise Florida’s Web site starting March 30.
Nominations can be made by local and regional economic development organizations and professional or industry associations. Self-nominations also are acceptable. Three awards will be given in each of these categories:
- Governor’s Green-to-Gold Award – for a company, organization or institution that, through product or process, best exemplifies “green” leadership.
- Governor’s Business Expansion Award – for a company that expanded its Florida operations in 2009, investing capital and creating jobs for Floridians
- Governor’s Newcomer Award – for a new-to-Florida company that began operating in the state in 2009
- Governor’s Export Excellence Award – for a Florida company with a significant increase in documented export sales in 2009
- Governor’s Entrepreneurship Award – for a company less than five years old that sets the standard for entrepreneurship and creativity
- Governor’s Innovation Award– for a company, organization or institution that, through product or process, best exemplifies innovative leadership.
The winners will be announced in September and presented with their awards that month during Florida’s Industry Appreciation Week.
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Enterprise Florida, Inc. is a partnership between Florida's business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. Headquartered in Orlando, Enterprise Florida’s mission is to diversify Florida’s economy and create better-paying jobs for its citizens by supporting, attracting and helping to create businesses in innovative, high-growth industries. In pursuit of its mission, Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.
"Coherent Detection of Polarization Multiplexed Amplitudeand Phase Modulated Optical Signals" presented by AgilentTechnologies!
Amplitude and Phase Modulated Optical Signals
LOCATION:UCF CREOL Building Room 102
DATE: April 7, 2010
TIME: 12:00 PM to 1:00pm
Get Ready for 40/100G Optical Networks
Why this presentation is important:
This presentation will explore topics of polarization multiplexing.
Polarization multiplexing allows you to increase the spectral
efficiency by a factor of two with minimal effort on the transmitter
side. It is widely discussed especially for the realization of 100G
transmission links. Coherent detection opens a path to demultiplex the
signals on the receiver side just using digital signal processing.
Interested in related events?
For more information on all Photonics and Digital presentations,
Master High-Speed Digital Test Challenges and Get Ready for 40/100G
Representation of a polarization multiplexed QPSK signal in the Stokes-Space
In this presentation we will discuss Complex Modulation
Polarization Division Multiplexing
Signal Propagation & Jones Calculus
Coherent vs Direct Detection
Channel Matrix Estimation
Presented by Mark Brayer
Senior System Engineer for
Photonics, HS Digital and Wireless Applications
Who should view this presentation:
R&D engineers and researchers and studentswho are new to polarization
multiplexing of advanced optical modulation.
Pizza and drinks will be provided
Eric Schwartz 321-235-2037 firstname.lastname@example.org
©2008 Agilent Technologies
Friday, March 26, 2010
Transatlantic trade between the United States and Europe is the single largest trading partnership in the world with U.S. bilateral trade with Europe totaling nearly $600 billion! European markets offer significant opportunities for U.S. businesses, whether small or medium-sized, new-to-export, or new-to-market!
The European regions of the U.S. Commercial Service are excited to have selected the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Conference as the venue for its international tradecraft and client counseling program, the EuroTrade Forum.
The MEP conference will provide you with a forum to meet 28 Senior Commercial Officers (SCOs) from U.S. Embassies throughout Europe and to reach an extensive network of manufacturing partners and clients. Via a program of seminars and individual counseling sessions, the U.S. Commercial Service will assist you and other invited manufacturers with exporting your products and services to Europe.
All U.S. manufacturers and service providers participating in the EuroTrade Forum will benefit from sessions on:
• Basics of exporting
• Export financing and logistics
• Intellectual property protection, legal and regulatory considerations
• Market overviews
• Plus, one-on-one counseling sessions with U.S. Senior Commercial Officers to help you identify market opportunities for your firm!
Orlando Marriot World Center
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32824
Date: May 2–5, 2010
Cost: $400 per person
• All EuroTrade Forum sessions
• Individual counseling sessions with Senior Commercial Officers (minimum three countries)*
• Breakfasts, lunches, breaks (May 3–4)
• Conference program with 28 European country overviews
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The Governor's Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development (OTTED) is bringing together state and partner organizations that support Florida's small businesses and entrepreneurs.
This free forum is your chance to hear from and interact with key resources for expanding your business, including technical assistance and financing opportunities.
Now more than ever, Florida's small businesses need resources to grow. By helping them build their futures now, we help create more opportunities and new jobs, even during challenging economic times.
Featured Resources Include:
Black Business Loan Program Loans and loan guarantees for minority owned businesses
Disney Entrepreneur Center Resources for small business in Central Florida from free one-on-one business counseling, and low-cost seminars, to high-impact networking opportunities
Economic Gardening Loan Program Loans for small businesses that are in the best position to continue making a successful long-term business commitment to Florida
GrowFL - Technical Assistance Program Provides a suite of high-end, high-speed technical assistance and business resources to companies that have grown beyond the startup phase.
New Markets Development Program Provides capital investment to businesses located in Florida's low income communities.
Small Business Development Center Network Provides entrepreneurs and established businesses with the assistance needed to start, grow and succeed, contributing to the Florida economy
MARCH 31, 2010 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Disney Entrepreneur Center, 315 E. Robinson Street, Ste 100, Orlando, FL
Contact us today to reserve your seat!
BBIF of Central Florida
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Presented by Alianda
Date: Thursday, March 25th
Fee: $20 (Free to Incubator Clients)
Location:12565 Research Parkway, HR Suite 360, Training room #123, Orlando, FL., 32826 Please RSVP to Renee Ayala at 407-882-0202 or via email email@example.com This seminar will be an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn more about successful marketing strategies for Business to Consumer (B2C), Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Government (B2G) markets.
Kathleen Peters, Alianda’s Director of Strategic Marketing will present critical factors for target marketing and will compare & contrast market specific strategies, media and tactics. She will present examples of B2C, B2B and B2G marketing from national brands and will lead attendees through the basics of developing a target market strategy for their own target markets. Attendees are encouraged to bring any current marketing materials they would like reviewed by our creative directors during the interactive portion of the seminar.
Alianda is an Orlando advertising agency founded by former Walt Disney World marketing executives. Founded in 1999, the firm has handled major branding and advertising assignments for Enterprise Florida, FedEx, St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the island of St. Kitts and hotels throughout the country. Alianda has also worked with many start-ups in the Orlando area, helping firms to establish and build their brands through the development of logos, sales collateral, websites and advertising campaigns. Agency participants in the March 11 luncheon include co-Creative Directors Mitchell Erick and Daniel Moye, and Kathleen Peters–Alianda’s Strategic Marketing Director.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
At the recent Photonics West show, one of the visitors to the CREOL/FPC/FHTCC booth was a Mr. Brandon Smith, who discussed possible FPC member interest in exhibiting at the China International Optoelectronic Exposition (CIOE), with the possibility of a discount to FPC members. The CIOE is a worldwide renowned exhibition, which presents the most advanced optoelectronic technologies and innovations. Mr. Smith is the China Country Manager for Global Sources (www.globalsources.com).
A few points on the CIOE show provided by Mr. Smith:
1. CIOE is held in Shenzhen China, a major center of manufacturing, and very convenient to Hong Kong.
2. The is the 12th year of the show, and will attract 2,100 exhibitors and over 80,000 buyer attendees.
3. The 2010 show will be held September 6-9th.
4. There are several concurrent technical seminar programs held within the show, and speaking opportunities are also available.
You can find complete information on the website at: http://www.cioe.cn/html/list_543.html.
If your company has any interest in, or sales viability in China, Mr. Smith thinks this show will be an excellent opportunity for you. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, (435)676-8788.
FPC Executive Director
The UCF Business Incubation Program has forwarded this information to you on behalf of our friends at the UCF Book Festival.
Please join us at the UCF Arena April 17. For more information visit the Web site at www.bookfestival.ucf.edu or see the attached flyer.
Presented by Alianda
Date: Thursday, March 25th
Fee: $20 (Free to Incubator Clients)
Location: 12565 Research Parkway, HR Suite 360, Training room #123, Orlando, FL., 32826
Please RSVP to Renee Ayala at 407-882-0202 or via email email@example.com
This seminar will be an opportunity for entrepreneurs to learn more about successful marketing strategies for Business to Consumer (B2C), Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Government (B2G) markets. Kathleen Peters, Alianda's Director of Strategic Marketing will present critical factors for target marketing and will compare & contrast market specific strategies, media and tactics. She will present examples of B2C, B2B and B2G marketing from national brands and will lead attendees through the basics of developing a target market strategy for their own target markets. Attendees are encouraged to bring any current marketing materials they would like reviewed by our creative directors during the interactive portion of the seminar.
Alianda is an Orlando advertising agency founded by former Walt Disney World marketing executives. Founded in 1999, the firm has handled major branding and advertising assignments for Enterprise Florida, FedEx, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the island of St. Kitts and hotels throughout the country. Alianda has also worked with many start-ups in the Orlando area, helping firms to establish and build their brands through the development of logos, sales collateral, websites and advertising campaigns. Agency participants in the March 11 luncheon include co-Creative Directors Mitchell Erick and Daniel Moye, and Kathleen Peters-Alianda's Strategic Marketing Director.
You’re invited to Discover
the Power of NAWBO Orlando
at our Annual
March 23, 2010
6pm - 8pm
Disney Entrepreneur Center
315 E. Robinson Street, Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32801
RSVP by March 20
www.tapintothepower.eventbrite.com • 407.210.3933
DISCOVER • CONNECT • ENERGIZE
for your business!
with active women
at this FREE event!
Political Advocacy • Build Strategic Alliances • Procurement Opportunities • Networking • Certification Assistance • Educational Programs • Political Advocacy • Build Strategic Alliances • Procurement Opportunities • Networking •
Certification Assistance • Educational Programs • Political Advocacy • Build Strategic Alliances • Procurement Opportunities
The UCF Business Incubation Program has forwarded this information to you on behalf of our friends at NAWBO Orlando. If you are not a Women Business Owner but know someone who is and can benefit from this information please feel free to pass this along. If you wish to register, please call and register through the information found in the attached flyer.
Please visit us at booth # 534 at the SPIE Defense, Security, & Sensing Show in Orlando FL from April 6th-8th. We will be having an open house at our new facility on April 7th supplying transportation, drinks, and appetizers. We will also be holding a Q & A session for each group of visitors. ERPOC will have 2 different limos shuttling from the Marriott to our new facility every 40-45 minutes from 2pm until 7pm.
This will be a first come first serve basis, unless you RSVP with a requested time by COB 3/26/10 to:
firstname.lastname@example.org 407-292-5395 office
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
For Immediate Release
March 9, 2010
Contact: Governor’s Press Office
Continuing his commitment to strengthening Florida’s economy, Governor Charlie Crist will host bill signing ceremonies throughout the state to promote legislation providing tax relief to Florida businesses, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. House Bill 7033 reduces Florida’s unemployment compensation tax for two years by delaying changes to the unemployment tax calculation methodology. Economic development organizations and partners are encouraged to attend.
Details for the events are as follows:
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: The Capitol, Governor’s Large Conference Room
Address: 400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399
Time: 11:15 a.m.
Location: Central Florida Partnership at the Chamber of Commerce Building
Address: 75 South Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32802
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Tampa Bay Partnership
Address: 4300 W. Cypress Street, Atrium, Tampa, FL 33607
Time: 2:45 p.m.
Location: Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
Address: 2310 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Time: 4:40 p.m.
Location: Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce
Address: 1601 Biscayne Boulevard, Ballroom Level, Miami, FL 33132-1260
Courtesy Enterprise Florida
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The UCF Business Incubation Program and UCF College of Business announce the next offering of the
"Excellence in Entrepreneurship Certificate Course"
This dynamic, intense short course explores the realities of planning and starting a company and helps you learn how to successfully develop and launch a business.
Taught by experienced entrepreneurs, professional service providers and entrepreneurship faculty from the University of Central Florida, the course will help you clarify your business concept and walk you through the steps of planning and starting a business. The course will introduce you to resources and advisors that provide invaluable support in laying the foundation for a successful company. Below are comments from some of the participants in our last class:
"This course has been extremely helpful and beneficial. I really appreciate how 'the good, the bad and the ugly' were presented and the wealth of resources in
"We've had an amazing restructuring due to what we learned in class and are experiencing an increase in business."
"The class really helped to crystallize what I was doing, how to do it better and who I am doing it for. Thanks!"
"I'm better prepared to build a quality team and I'm excited about the marketing ideas I learned. The course is an outstanding value!"
The course begins Tuesday, April 20, 2010 and concludes Thursday, May 13, 2010. Classes will be held from 6-9pm at the Disney Entrepreneur Center facility located on 315 E. Robinson Street, Suite 100, Orlando FL., 32801.
The course fee is $400 for the first participant from a company and $200 for each additional participant from the same company. To register please visit our website at http://www.incubator.ucf.edu/. Registration must be completed no later than April 13, 2010. We strongly suggest that all individuals involved in management of the company participate together in the course.
If you have applied to or expressed interest in being considered for acceptance to the UCF Business Incubation Program, this course is a required element of the application process.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Session 1 – Developing Successful Business Ideas
Is your business concept an idea or truly an opportunity? Learn how to tell the difference. Learn how to analyze the opportunity to develop an effective business model.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Session 2 – Building a Strong Business Team
The product or service you will offer is important. Even more important is the team you build - management, employees, Board, investors, service providers. Learn how to build the best team possible to drive the success of your new venture.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Session 3 – Proper Legal and Ethical Foundations
Many decisions are involved in establishing a new venture. Learn what the legal options are. Explore how to establish high standards of business ethics.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Session 4 – Marketing Strategies and Effective Sales
No matter how beneficial your product or service is, if you don’t know who the customer is and tell the message in an effective way to get their attention, you won’t have sales.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Session 5 – Funding and Financing
You’ve analyzed the opportunity and begun to build a team to drive success. You’ve written a great business plan. How do you secure the financial resources to make it all happen?
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Session 6 – Entrepreneurial Insights
A panel of experienced entrepreneurs will share their insights “from the trenches”. What have they learned? What would they do differently? What is their advice to you?
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 and Thursday, May 13, 2010
Session 7 – Business Presentations
You will have the opportunity to make a presentation to a group of experienced entrepreneurs and get feedback about your business, market and financial opportunities
ENROLLMENT FOR EACH COURSE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 14 Companies.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
- Export readiness, strategies, and functions for existing businesses
- Partner identification and qualification
- Export compliance and clearance
- Warehousing and logistics
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Exclusive access to the comprehensive SEIA member insurance program
Discounts on registration and exhibiting fees at Solar Power International and PV America
Use of the SEIA solar tax manual, a regularly updated resource reserved for SEIA members
SEIA’s weekly member e-newsletter
Free member webinars and frequent legislative and regulatory updates
Membership in one division (photovoltaic, solar services and consumers, solar thermal, or utility-scale solar power)
Optional inclusion in the SEIA online member directory and use of the SEIA member logo
Discounts on posting jobs on the SEIA online job board
Access to the members only section of our website, which includes details on the stimulus package, webinar and newsletter archives, a discussion forum, and more
Extending the Treasury Grant Program
Passing a Renewable Energy Standard
Expanding the transmission grid
Passing comprehensive energy and climate legislation
To join SEIA:
You can join SEIA online or download a membership application to submit by email, postal mail, or fax. The SEIA membership application is available at www.seia.org/cs/join_seia.
SEIA membership dues are based on your business type and the combined total of your U.S. solar revenue and government-sponsored research and development from the past fiscal year. A comprehensive dues chart is available here. For more information, please visit www.seia.org or contact us at email@example.com or 202-682-0556.
Want to help the solar industry? Protect the right of homeowners to choose to use solar energy. Sign the Solar Bill of Rights today!
Thank you in advance for your support of this important initiative.
One of our areas of importance for the FPC is to advocate for beneficial legislation in Tallahassee. You may recall that in the past we ask the FPC members to let us know if they had a positive experience with the Federal R&D Tax Credit and if so would they consider providing testimony in Tallahassee advocating a similar program for Florida. As you may recall 31 other states have created state level R&D tax credit programs.
Fortunate for us, Florida R&D Tax Credit bills will again be before our legislature this year and thus the call for help. Representative Scott Plakon has introduced HB 607 and Senator John Thrasher has introduce SB 1184 that if passed would create a Florida R&D Tax Credit. But to succeed will need help from businesses that could benefit from such a program, so we need to have examples of companies that have had experience with the Federal R&D Tax Credit and would allow their firm name to be used with a quote supporting a similar program in Florida, potentially commit to providing help in Tallahassee by appearing before Committees and or Councils and sending letters of support to our legislators.
As you would guess, time is of the essence and anything we can do to get some help for the members right away is appreciated.
As you may know the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (MOEDC) is a strong supporter of the Florida photonics industry and an active member of the FPC. I want to make you aware of some fine information resources from the MOEDC that you or others in your company may want to take advantage of:
1) Texture magazine periodical: http://www.orlandoedc.com/News/Publications/texture.shtml
2) MOEDC Investor program: http://www.orlandoedc.com/Investor-Center/becomeaninvestor.shtml One of the benefits is an e-newsletter that is sent just to Investor members. The MOEDC folks provided me a copy of one issue for information (see attached). For additional details about this program and its benefits, please contact
Audriene Wolfgramm, Investor Relations
Other contacts at MOEDC that we work with on FPC matters:
o Gloria LeQuang, Gloria.LeQuang@OrlandoEDC.com, 407-422-7159
o Eric Ushkowitz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 407-422-7159
FPC Executive Director
Tell Congress to create green collar jobs with solar energy!
Congress is working on legislation to create jobs, and no energy source creates more jobs per dollar invested than solar energy. Tell your members of Congress to support more jobs with renewable solar power. Ninety-four percent of Americans support the U.S. developing more solar energy - it's time for Congress to hear that message. Negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are considering four provisions that will help create solar jobs, starting today! Please tell them to:
Extend the Treasury Grant program that provides cash in lieu of tax credits for commercial solar projects.
Allow manufacturing facilities to qualify for the commercial solar investment tax credit.
Restore the $2 billion to the DOE Loan Guarantee Program and make additional modifications including allowing DOE to directly hire consultants and temporary employees.
Create a "Green Bank" to provide low-interest financing for solar and other renewable projects.
Call your member of Congress today and ask that they support these solar provisions in the upcoming jobs legislation. With your help, we can create thousands of new solar jobs while developing clean energy resources here at home.
Are you a solar champion? Sign the Solar Bill of Rights today!
Date: Thursday, March 11th Time: 11:30-1:00
Fee: $20 (Free to Incubator Clients)
Location: University Tower, 12201 Research Parkway, 2nd Floor, Orlando, FL., 32826
Please RSVP to Renee Ayala at 407-882-0202 or via email email@example.com
This luncheon seminar takes you through the critical issue of creating and marketing your firm's brand. You'll see how smart and consistent branding works to your benefit by making a connection between your firm and its customers. With examples of Fortune 500 firms and tech firms right here in Orlando, you'll learn the key steps involved in determining your brand strategy, developing a company or product logo, and creating a cohesive set of marketing materials and advertising that will help to set you apart from the competition. You'll see the creative and strategic development process first hand via an analysis of the rebranding of an Orlando telephone company and you'll gain confidence in your ability to lead and manage the branding and marketing of your own firm.
Alianda is an Orlando advertising agency founded by former Walt Disney World marketing
executives. Founded in 1999, the firm has handled major branding and advertising assignments for Enterprise Florida, FedEx, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the island of St. Kitts and hotels throughout the country. Alianda has also worked with many start-ups in the Orlando area, helping firms to establish and build their brands through the development of logos, sales collateral, websites and advertising campaigns. Agency participants in the March 11 luncheon include co-Creative Directors Mitchell Erick and Daniel Moye, and Kathleen Peters-Alianda's Strategic Marketing Director.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Program theme: "Optics at the Limit"
Friday, April 9, 2010
University of Central Florida
Full information is available on the CREOL website at http://www.creol.ucf.edu/Partnerships/Affiliates/AffiliatesDay2010/. Advance registration is requested, but there is no registration fee.
In addition, all participants are invited to join in the the great social event the next day, "The Spring Thing" hosted by Dr. MJ Soileau. Information on this event is also on the above website.