Good Morning Seminole!

Good Morning Seminole!

Good Morning Seminole! is the Seminole County Chamber's monthly membership event, occurring on the first Thursday of each month at the Lake Mary Events Center. Each month, a select panel of speakers will present their expertise on a topic relevant to chamber members and local businesses. Since attending these events in person each month can be a commitment, we have the GMS podcast for on-the-go listening! Podcast Sponsored and Produced by AVL Essentials. GMS Sponsors! Topgolf Next Horizon Alan Byrd & Associates AdventHealth Staples J. Wayne Miller Company The Orlando Law Group Waste Pro


February 1, 2024 36 mins

Listen to a local panel of specialist:

Shaheen Barrett, Senior Manager - HR Business Partner, Verizon 

Carol Ann Logue, Director, Programs & Operations, Innovation Districts & Incubation Program, University of Central Florida 

Dawn Sipley, President, Sipley The Best

Nilda Blanco, senior vice president of workforce operations, CareerSource Central Florida


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Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Seminole County Sheriff's Office
In 2017, Dennis Lemma was elected Seminole County’s 10th Sheriff and was re-elected for his second term in 2020. As the County’s chief law enforcement officer, Sheriff Lemma leads a work force of more than 1,400 employees and manages a $170 million budget. 
In January 2019, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody named Sheriff Dennis Lemma chair of her Transition Adviso...

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November 2, 2023 29 mins


  • Travaris McCurdy, Manager, Small Business Outreach, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
  • Michelle Maikisch, Executive Director, Central Florida Expressway Authority
  • Maurice Jones, Director of Procurement, Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX)
  • Nicole Martz, President & CEO, Orlando Sanford International Airport

Moderator: Chip Colandreo, Publisher, Lake Mary Life Publishing


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October 5, 2023 39 mins

Misty Goff, Director of Marketing, Visit Orlando
Denise Merritt, Merritt Business Solutions
Kelly Rogers, Findsome & Winmore
Karen Aplin, Seminole County Tourism

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August 3, 2023 35 mins

Dr. Georgia Lorenz - President, Seminole State College
Arts & Sciences - Dr. Stephen Summers
Athletics - Kurt Esser and Geoffrey Nelson
Construction - Cheryl Knodel
Fine & Performing Arts - Dr. Michel Cuomo
Grindle Honors Institute - Tracy Harbin
Health Sciences - Dr. Shanin Kanani, Dr. Nancy Gasper and Dr. Leslie Sammarco
Information Technology - Dr. Adam Stark, Sandy Keeter, and Cheryl S...

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March 2, 2023 41 mins


  • Shelly Allen, co-founder, Sanford Porchfest
  • Jessica Pawli, owner, Pawli PR & Productions
  • Sean Perry, co-founder, Axis Events & Productions
  • David Schweizer, singer, musician, composer, producer, and sound engineer, Richer Records and Life on Mars
  • Dustin Gioertz, event coordinator,  The West End Trading Co.

Moderated by: Mike Synan, owner, Synan Media Services; publisher,


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February 2, 2023 29 mins


  • Seminole County Property Appraiser David Johnson
  • Seminole County Tax Collector J.R. Kroll

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The Orlando Law Group 
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Find out what this means and how your business can become part of the center of tomorrow's technology hub today.


  • Laureen Martinez, vice president of marketing and branding, Orlando Economic Partnership
  • Mark Evans, CEO, Bubo Learning Design

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November 3, 2022 30 mins

A look at Amazon

Learn more about Amazon's footprint, corporate philosophy, outlook in the state/region, and what exactly is in the massive building along I-4 to our north.


  • Sam Blatt, CEcD, manager, economic development, Southeast US & Puerto Rico, Amazon

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October 13, 2022 37 mins

Funding in Central Florida Businesses!


  • Alex Santos, co-founder and managing partner, DeepWork Capital, LLC
  • Amy Yoder, CEO, Anuvia Plant Nutrients
  • Mitchel J. Laskey, co-founder and CEO, Fortress Information Security
  • Raquel Asa, chief marketing officer, Beep

Moderated by: Orlando Inno reporter Alex Soderstrom

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September 1, 2022 38 mins

Listen in on to learn more about the future of rail in Central Florida! 


  • Seminole County Commissioner Bob Dallari, board member, Central Florida Commuter Rail Commission
  • Bob O'Malley, executive vice president, planning & development, Railroad Consultants
  • John McReynolds, senior vice president of external affairs, Universal Parks and Resorts
  • Christine Kefauver, senior vice president, corporate developm...
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Seminole County's Iconic Golf Courses


  • Commissioner Lee Constantine, Seminole County Board of County Commissioners
  • Rick Durr, Director of Leisure Services, Seminole County Government

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May 5, 2022 40 mins

Almost six years ago, Florida legalized marijuana for medical use and your chamber was the first to have a discussion on the new law. In May, we're talking with leaders of the industry to see where we are today and where we may be going.


  • Tara Tedrow, Shareholder, Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed
  • Matt Morgan, City Councilman, City of Longwood
  • Chuck "Lemon Man" Blackmon, Owner and Founder, Verde Natura...
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April 7, 2022 33 mins


  • Shane Lillibridge, Headquarter Hyundai
  • Brad Thoburn, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Murat Babur, Microvast

Moderated by: Jason Brodeur, President/CEO of Seminole County Chamber

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March 3, 2022 39 mins

Do you eat out? Enjoy takeout or delivery? Then you'll want to join us for Good Morning Seminole to hear from a panel of locally-owned restaurants and other experts to get the dish on what's really happening with this industry.


  • Keri Burns, Central Florida Regional Director, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • Patrice Phillips, Owner, Something Fishy
  • Christina Hollerbach, Chief Executive Officer, Hollerb...
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  • Gregory Long, Director of Purchasing, Seminole State College
  • Erik Ducharme, Director of Sales, Topgolf Lake Mary
  • Markly Jean-Charles, Division Manager Purchasing & Contracts Division, Seminole County Government

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