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Orange County Convention Center

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  • Developer's plan to move Tampa Yankees to Orlando is foul

    Developer's plan to move Tampa Yankees to Orlando is foul
    Former Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry once called us the "low-forehead, nose-picking yahoos of Orlando.'' That impression must still exist, because a developer from South Florida is making us an offer that only low-forehead, nose-picking yahoos...
  • 5/16: Progressions

    Banking Eric Bastian was hired as home mortgage sales manager and Fernando Rucabado were hired as a home mortgage consultant for the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Winter Park Team Joda Connell was hired as market manager, Harry Whitney as personal banker...
  • Orlando remains a hot spot for golfers

    Orlando remains a hot spot for golfers
    Historically speaking, Orlando got a late start in golf. The sport didn't arrive in Central Florida until 1893, when English businessman Leslie Pell-Clarke had six holes carved out around the northwest shore of Lake Eola. It only lasted a decade or so,...
  • Talking With … Gail Hunter: Convention center hosts many events during NBA All-Star weekend

    Talking With … Gail Hunter: Convention center hosts many events during NBA All-Star weekend
    Gail Hunter is senior vice president of events and attractions for the National Basketball Association, which comes to town Feb. 23-26 for its All-Star Game and related events, including a fan-oriented Jam Session in the Orange County Convention Center....
  • Friday is a big day for Magic rookie DeAndre Liggins

    Friday is a big day for Magic rookie DeAndre Liggins
    Friday is a big day for the Orlando Magic's rookie shooting guard, DeAndre Liggins. The remainder of Liggins' league-minimum $473,604 contract will become guaranteed officially. It became guaranteed unofficially when the Magic did not waive him before 6...
  • Retailers hope to score big with NBA All-Star shoppers

    Retailers hope to score big with NBA All-Star shoppers
    Central Florida malls and stores are gearing up for this weekend's NBA All-Star Game, eager to capitalize on fans with big bucks in their pockets. Florida Mall will hold four days of events, including a Saturday appearance by New York Knicks sensation...
  • Talking with … Ron Mathews: Restaurants, hotels ponder latest trends and products at trade show

    Talking with … Ron Mathews: Restaurants, hotels ponder latest trends and products at trade show
    Ron Mathews, 44, vice president of Reed Exhibitions in Norwalk, Conn., is the event director for this week's Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. The trade show is scheduled to take place Thursday to Saturday...
  • Of primaries, G-strings and political lies

    Of primaries, G-strings and political lies
    In today's Friday files, we're talking about everything from delusional politicians to philanthropic G-strings. But first, I want to give House Speaker Dean Cannon a mild coronary by saying: Dean, you are right. Not for your continued efforts to use...
  • $200M downtown development would tie into SunRail station

    $200M downtown development would tie into SunRail station
    The company that built ChampionsGate and Hilton Orlando plans to build a $200 million mixed-use project that would tie into SunRail's main station in downtown Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer plans to announce details...
  • Central Florida's Top Employers 2011: Rosen Hotels and Resorts

    Rosen Hotels and Resorts is a privately held, Orlando-based hospitality company run by hotelier Harris Rosen. The company has seven hotels with about 6,300 rooms, including the Rosen Shingle Creek, the Rosen Centre and the Rosen Plaza near the Orange...
  • Central Florida's Top Employers 2011: Peabody Hotel Group

    Peabody Hotel Group is a Memphis-based hospitality company that owns and operates the Peabody Orlando, a 1,641-room luxury hotel next to the Orange County Convention Center. The hotel opened its doors in 1986. In 2010, the Peabody Orlando completed a $450...