Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Halsey Beshears shares insight on the state of Florida efforts currently underway in support of businesses of all sizes.

The Orlando Economic Partnership’s top priority is to keep the business community informed and prepared and help individuals and organizations obtain the needed resources currently available as we all navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Responding to COVID-19 Webinar Series: State Action & the Impact on the Business Community is the second installment of a series of webinars focused on sharing guidance on how best to respond to the realities of COVID-19. Participants from the Orlando business community joined John Davis, executive vice president of the Orlando Regional Chamber, and Sharon Smoley, Partnership vice president of advocacy and public policy, for a discussion on the resources available to help the Orlando business community adapt to the public health and economic realities of COVID-19.

This edition of the webinar series featured guest speaker Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Halsey Beshears who shared his insight on the state of Florida efforts currently underway in support of businesses of all sizes.

For detailed information and resources for your business’ response to COVID-19, please visit Online Business Resource Center at Orlando.org/covid19

About the Guest Speaker

Halsey Beshears
Secretary, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
Secretary Halsey Beshears leads the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), the agency tasked with licensing and regulating businesses and professionals in the State of Florida. Their mission is to serve the residents of Florida by licensing over one million businesses that drive our state’s economy. Secretary Beshears served as a State Representative from Florida’s Seventh District from 2013-2019 and was appointed to his role by Governor Ron DeSantis in 2019. During his tenure as a Representative, he served as Chair of the Business and Professional subcommittee.

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