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Mica awarded by chamber

U.S. Rep. John Mica was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise Award March 19 at the Maitland Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting for his pro-business voting record in Congress. Each year, the U.S. Chamber polls the American business community to find out which issues matter most to them, and then evaluates the Members of Congress on how they vote on those issues. For those Members who vote 70 percent or greater receive the U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award. Mica has a 92 percent cumulative record of voting pro-business, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Poetry contest

Poetry Ensemble of Orlando invites all poets to participate in its 2014 poetry contest. All forms and themes of original, unpublished poetry of 32 lines or fewer are welcome. Entries must be postmarked before April 10. Winners will be notified April 30. Entry fees are $5 for the first poem and $4 for each additional poem. There is no limit to the number of entries. Any questions? Email