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July New Member Orientation & Member Luncheon - Joe Wallace, CFL Research Park


Wednesday, July 17

New Member Orientation
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Member Luncheon
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

"How East Orlando Became Innovation Way and the Challenges for its Future"

Guest Speaker
Joe Wallace, Executive Director for Central Florida Research Park

Joe Wallace is Executive Director of the 1,027-acre Central Florida Research Park, which is located next to the University of Central Florida. The Research Park consists of 126 organizations; approximately 10,000 employees; 3.7 million square feet of office, manufacturing and laboratory facilities; and two hotels. Major tenants include AT&T Mobility, SAIC, Raytheon, General Dynamics, and L-3. Research, development and procurement activities for Department of Defense simulation and training activities result in approximately $5.0 billion of annual expenditures for simulation and training systems.

Joe Wallace is responsible for the overall development and operation of the Central Florida Research Park, including governmental approvals, economic development, financial controls, legal issues, marketing and public relations. Joe’s career at the Central Florida Research Park has spanned 26 years. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1976 with a degree in public administration. He was a pilot in the Air Force for 6 years and transported military leaders and elected officials worldwide in the C-141 and the CT-39 Sabreliner. He also has four years experience in the computer industry including UNISYS Corporation before joining the Research Park.

Community and professional activities have included serving on following boards: the UCF Research Foundation, the Orlando Science Center, the Orlando Chamber of Commerce and the Association of University Research Parks.


Register by Monday, July 15
$20 for Members | $25 for Non-Members
After Monday, July 15, $25 for All or call (407)[masked]


Our signature event will take place on the third Wednesday of each month unless otherwise noted. Our event features fantastic networking opportunities with fellow members, a keynote speaker or panel discussion and a delicious meal. Members, be sure to pre-pay in order to get the discounted rate.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    All I can say is WOW! But I will say more! I walked away today with a new energy and inspiration about the economy and growth in the Innovation Corridor (which is where I work and live)!! It was nice to hear positive comments about growth in the area and the economy. Looking ahead to the future, we are all so lucky to be a part of this area. The information that Joe Wallace provided was educational and timely. He did a wonderful presentation...(even with the microphone challenges)...I love the humor he put into the presentation because of that :) Kudos to Joe Wallace and the EOCC staff!

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My organization, NeighborApps designs mobile apps, websites and social tech specifically catering to the small business community. Im looking forward to meeting others in the East Orlando area.

    July 16, 2013

  • East Orlando Chamber of C.

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    July 16, 2013

  • East Orlando Chamber of C.

    We have almost 70 total guests for this luncheon tomorrow. Mr Wallace rarely speaks in public and has so much knowledge of our area. Looking forward to his presentation.

    July 16, 2013

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