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30 x June 15 - July 5, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29 community where they live and work. “MBA Orlando is creating new, exciting opportunities for its members and for local businesses to thrive throughout Central Florida,” said Justin Nelson, NGLCC cofounder and president. “Executive Director Kellie Parkin and the dedicated board of directors and volunteers have fostered consistent growth in membership, programming and corporate partnerships, and inspiringly served as a valued hub of support for the entire Orlando community following the Pulse nightclub tragedy.” n Day of Action volunteers needed Volunteers are needed June 21, on Heart of Florida United Way’s ninth annual Day of Action, to participate in literacy-related projects and help distribute books to children at several HFUW partner agencies, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Orlando Day Nursery, UCP of Central Florida, and Winter Park Day Nursery, among others. United Way’s Day of Action is a communitywide volunteer event that aims to reduce summer reading loss, which is the gradual decline of reading proficiency while children are away from the classroom. By providing low-income students with access to books, the nonprofit hopes to encourage reading and enhance literacy during the summer months. Last year, HFUW distributed more than 20,000 books to 2,300 local children. To register or learn more about volunteer opportunities during Day of Action, email volunteer.center@ hfuw.og or visit www.hfuw.org/dayof-action. n Challenge is on to find homes for shelter animals For the second year in a row, animal shelters in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties launched the Great Summer Challenge, a summerlong effort to see which shelter can garner the highest percentage of adoptions, reunifications and releases among the community’s three “open admission” shelters. Openadmission shelters are public animal shelters, which means they do not ever turn away a dog or cat in need. In 2016, the challenge helped facilitate more than 5,000 adoptions, reunifications with lost families, and releases to foster and rescue partners. Last year, Seminole County Animal Services took home the title after increasing its live-release numbers by 14.2 percent, helping 953 animals. Osceola County reported 966 animals successfully released, and in Orange County, 3,370 animals were either adopted, reunified or released to rescue and foster parents. To look for animals available for adoption, officials at the shelters encourage residents to visit in person or view their websites and Facebook pages. BUSINESS BRIEFS Jeannette Bajalia, founder and president of Woman’s Worth, was invited to speak at Florida Hospital for Women during the Total Well Being event, part of a series in partnership with Florida Hospital designed to proactively educate women in, or working toward, retirement on issues pertaining to health, retirement and financial planning. Florida Health is empowering its team and those it serves to manage a full spectrum of lifestyle issues, including holding on to wealth by holding on to health. Orlando Health opened its new Team Member Center at 55 W. Gore St., the new “front door” for potential Orlando Health employees. The $12 million project includes a 1,175-square-foot lobby/waiting ROYAL Landscape Nursery • Topiaries • Shrubs • Trees • Fruit Trees • Crape Myrtles • Sod • St. Augustine • Floratam • Zoysia • ALL VARIETIES • Rocks • Mulch • Ground Covers • Palm Trees Foxtail • Foxtail • Robellini • Queen Palms • Adonidias • Sabals • MANY MANY MORE! .

Orlando Health reveals its new Team Member Center, a convenient resource for potential employees. www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x June 15 - July 5, 2017 x 31 area with three private interview rooms that are equipped for teleconference interviews. The center also features an open application room with six desktop computers and seats. Applicants can apply online using the computers or apply from anywhere in the world using their own devices, making the organization’s application process entirely digital. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza officials announced the restaurant has a new rewards program, Coal Fired Club, where patrons are rewarded for eating the food they love. Once registered, members will receive a complimentary personal pizza and continue to earn rewards every time they dine in or take out. Anyone interested can register in person or online at www.acfp.com/rewards. CONTINUED ON PAGE 32 global GMsew