Harness the Power of Partnership at the Business United Summit

Business United Summit

Are you seeking to drive positive change in your community while strengthening your company? Join us at the second annual Heart of Florida Business United Summit! 

This event offers opportunities for business leaders to come together to create a positive change in Central Florida. It is tailored for C-Suite executives, as well as Human Resources, Employee Engagement, and Business Development leaders from both large and small businesses, the informative event is perfect for those looking to elevate their company’s brand, foster cross-generational employee engagement, achieve their CSR goals, meet their employees’ needs, and much more.

Event Details:  
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2024 
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Location: Rosen Plaza Hotel (9700 International Drive Orlando, FL 32819) 

This year, The Business United Summit will offer the following sessions:  
United for Good: Caring for Our Community 
Presenters: Lisa Curran, Duke Energy

Did you know that 47% of our community is struggling to afford the basics? YOU can help. By teaming up with Heart of Florida United Way, your business can create a positive impact that benefits your employees, customers, and community. Join a panel of influential Central Florida organizations to discover actionable strategies for unlocking the power of caring through strategic partnerships, programs, and initiatives.

Volunteerism: Transforming Our Community to Enhance Your Brand, Culture, and Engagement
Presenters: To be announced soon! 

Volunteering can do so much more than meet your CSR goals for the year. Beyond directly impacting the lives of community members, volunteering can also enhance your company’s brand, culture, and employee morale. Learn from a Heart of Florida United Way partner how you can align community impact with your CSR goals through volunteerism while driving employee retention, deepening team engagement, and bolstering company culture.

Investing in People: Creating Brand Ambassadors through Community Engagement 
Presenters: Elisha González and Adrian Kierulf, FAIRWINDS; Fred Kittinger and Austin Wilson, University of Central Florida 
Today’s employees seek more than just a paycheck; they want a company that invests in them and their community. Discover how to create brand ambassadors within your organization through professional development, community engagement, and volunteerism. By setting your employees up for success, you are building the leaders of tomorrow — all while supporting engagement and retention.

Small Business, Big Impact: How Small Businesses Can Drive Community Change 
Presenters:  LaVell D. Monger, RTW Photography; Ana Carolina Salazar, BOLD Hispanic Marketing Agency  
Company size doesn’t restrict community impact potential. Businesses of all sizes can make a difference, even with limited budgets, by investing time and expertise. Explore how small businesses can partner with nonprofits to achieve their objectives and create significant community impact.

Purpose-Driven Philanthropy: Aligning CSR Goals to Your Brand 
Presenters: Jodie Hardman, Bank of America; Shane Burnsed, Gilbane; Maritza Martinez, Orlando Magic; Additional speakers to be announced soon! 
Discover how to align your community investments with CSR goals, amplifying impact in accordance with your brand’s mission. Learn how Heart of Florida United Way can support you in driving meaningful change, engaging employees, and bolstering your company’s social responsibility profile.

Leading by Example: How to Foster a Philanthropic Culture   
Presenters: Queen Massaline, OUC – The Reliable One; Additional speakers to be announced soon! 
Cultivate a culture of philanthropy within your business by partnering with Heart of Florida United Way. Lead by example and empower your employees to make a difference. Explore how annual fundraising campaigns can serve as a cornerstone for fostering a culture of giving and, as a result, drive employee morale and pride in your organization.

Get Your Tickets Now

Individual tickets are $85 and grant you access to six breakout sessions you can choose from and more!

If you want exposure to an engaged business audience, join us as a sponsor for this year’s event.  To discover more about sponsorship benefits, click here.  Ready to sponsor? Click here to view available sponsorship opportunities.

We can’t wait to see you there!   
If you have any questions about this event, please email us at LiveUnited@HFUW.org.   

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