Increasing awareness and commitment to the development of Lake County florida.

Class of 2020 Economic Development Day

Wednesday, October 16, 2019



7:50 a.m.  Class arrival at Hickory Point Recreational Facility, 27341 SR 19, Tavares

8:00 a.m   Bus departs for Leesburg International Airport 

8:30 a.m.  Overview & tour of Leesburg International Airport – Tracy Dean, Airport Manager & 

                Michael Rankin, Deputy City Manager, Leesburg

8:45 a.m.  Tour of Firehawk/Brainerd Helicopters

9:30 a.m.   Bus departs for Intellisteel, 31548 Progress Road, Leesburg

9:40 a.m.   Drive through tour of Venetian Gardens reconstruction

9:50 a.m.  Tour of Intellisteel – Stanley Adwell, Co-Founder & President

10:30 a.m.  Bus departs for Tavares Pavilion on the Lake

11:00 a.m.  Arrive at Pavilion on the Lake 

11:15 a.m.  Lunch

11:45 a.m.  Economic Development Overview
                        Lake County - Brandon Matulka, Executive Director, Elevate Lake
                        Made in America – Don Buckner/Ken Bragg
                        City of Tavares – Bob Tweedie Economic Development Director
                        City of Leesburg – Mike Rankin, Deputy City Manager
                        South Lake County – David Colby, Executive Director, South Lake Chamber of

                        Commerce
                        City of Mount Dora – Tim Wilson – Economic Development Manager

1:30 p.m.  Bus departs for Mission Inn Resort, 10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills

1:50 p.m.  Tour of Mission Inn Resort – Bud Beucher, Vice President & General Manager  

2:20 p.m.   Bus deports for CoreSlab, 3441 CR 470, Okahumpka

2:30 p.m.   Tour of CoreSlab

3:00 p.m.   Bus departs for Lakeridge Winery - 19239 US-27, Clermont

3:30 p.m.   Overview of Lakeridge Winery – Sam Cloward, Manager

5:00 p.m.   Bus departs Lakeridge Winery for Hickory Point - Evaluations and Wrap up on the bus

5:15 p.m.   Arrive at Hickory Point