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Orange County Convention Center

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  • O-Town MacDown helps Give Kids the World

    O-Town MacDown helps Give Kids the World
    Grab a cup of whatever you please and take a seat, there's plenty of room at our weekly table. Let's dish: Say cheese. This weekend's O-Town MacDown will determine the best macaroni-and-cheese chefs in Central Florida. And we can add this to our...
  • Convention Center wrapping up demolition for $55M project

    Convention Center wrapping up demolition for $55M project
    Construction crews are wrapping up demolition for Orange County Convention Center’s $55 million renovation. Dumpsters full of 1980s décor and fixtures are now being carted out. Coming soon is a more contemporary ballroom at the northern end of the...
  • Zumba teachers embrace the unconventional at convention

     Zumba teachers embrace the unconventional at convention
    Sherice Lewis was overweight, had diabetes and didn't feel so good about herself. Then she discovered Zumba. Now the 32-year-old pregnant mom teaches the Latin dance-based fitness craze, has shed 70 pounds and is diabetes-free. "I feel pretty when I...
  • Orange school tax déjà vu?

    Orange school tax déjà vu?
    I'm having a serious case of deja vu. Orange County's school district is asking voters to approve a sales tax to fix up old schools. They are buying billboards and sending voters mail pushing the catchy "Change 4 Kids" slogan. They've trotted out...
  • Countdown over: Aquatica debuts extreme-drop slide

    Countdown over: Aquatica debuts extreme-drop slide
    Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park, took the idea of an extreme-drop slide and gave it a twist. Make that several twists. Ihu's Breakaway Falls, which opens to the public Friday, begins with a dramatic launch but instead of riders taking a straight-line...
  • Pasta alert: Aug. 23 O'Town Mac Down will benefit Give Kids the World Village

    Pasta alert: Aug. 23 O'Town Mac Down will benefit Give Kids the World Village
    “O’Town Mac Down,” a new mac-and-cheese cook-off at the Orange County Convention Center Saturday, Aug. 23, promises to be fun-filled family event for a wonderful cause: Give Kids The World Village where children with life-threatening...
  • Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again

     Maglev man Morris makes the rounds again
    It sure sounds wonderful:  A privately funded magnetic train floating silently along from the Orange County Convention Center to Orlando International Airport. The problem is, magnetic levitation trains are not serving the public in the U.S. anywhere...
  • Answering readers' questions about the Uber car service

    Answering readers' questions about the Uber car service
    Lots of readers asked questions about Uber’s arrival in Orlando on June 4, so I posed many of them to Uber spokeswoman Natalia Montalvo. Her emailed answers are below, edited for brevity and clarity. San Francisco-based Uber features a mobile...
  • Another green building milestone for Central Florida

    Another green building milestone for Central Florida
    Wyndham Vacation Ownership will be showing off its LEED Gold certified interior at its headquarters on Wednesday.  The certification makes the building the largest LEED Commercial Interiors Gold level certified project in Florida. Other green building...
  • If you go: AAU girls volleyball nationals

    If you go: AAU girls volleyball nationals
    When: June 17-24 Where: Orange County Convention Center (9990 International Dr., Orlando) and Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Age groups: Ranging from 10 and under to 18 Admission: Adults — $16.50 per day/$52 for tournament. Children 3-11...
  • Marketing creates brand, engaging creates relationships

    Marketing creates brand, engaging creates relationships
    Who: Twee Vuong, director of sales and event services for the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, has most recently been focusing on helping to build the convention center's brand, including revamping its website. Why: Due to the...