Lake County to host Manufacturing Summit, a business-to-business networking event

TAVARES — The Lake County Board of County Commissioners and the Lake County Economic Growth Department is hosting the Manufacturing Summit, a business-to-business networking event, from 8 a.m. – noon on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake, located at 200 S. Disston Ave., Tavares.

The goal of the meeting is to give local manufacturers and the companies who support them a greater understanding of the resources available to help them grow and prosper in Lake County.   

Speakers at the summit will include Lake County Board of County Commissioners Chairman Sean Parks, Lake County Economic Growth Director Robert Chandler, CEO of FloridaMakes Kevin Carr, Board Member of the Manufacturers Association of Florida Al Stimac, Executive Director of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida Sherry Reeves, Lake Technical College Director Dr. Diane Culpepper, Director of Business and Professional Services for CareerSource Robert Quinlan, Florida TRADE Grant Coordinator Annmarie O’Brien and Enterprise Florida Regional Manager for International Trade Development Paul Mitchell.

An open discussion and networking session is scheduled toward the end of the program. Seating is limited at the summit, however the media is invited to cover the event. High resolution photos of the Manufacturing Summit will be available upon request.