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Orange County Convention Center

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 11/21: Progressions, promotions

    Banking Fifth Third Bank's Mortgage Division recently added 10 mortgage bankers to its Central Florida affiliate including Tina Pollock, Linda Howard, Jeff Cheatham, Curt Wisecup, Jonathan Himmelwright, Paula Himmelwright, Laura Hilton, Hiram Camacho, Mo...
  • Madame Tussauds wax museum, observation wheel may open on I-Drive

    Madame Tussauds wax museum, observation wheel may open on I-Drive
    Merlin Entertainments Group, the company developing Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, said it is working with two other companies to bring some of its other attractions to the long-vacant Mercado property on International Drive. Merlin said Wednesday...
  • Natural Perspectives: Conservation Corps graduates 112 in 2012

    Vic and I last week attended graduation ceremonies for the Orange County Conservation Corps. Our allergies must have been acting up, because tears were streaming down both of our faces as we listened to the stories about the many challenges and...
  • Director Kevin Smith to share 'Star Wars' thoughts

    Director Kevin Smith to share 'Star Wars' thoughts
    Director-actor-podcaster Kevin Smith has never worked on an official "Star Wars" project, but he's enthusiastically talked about the films enough to be added to the upcoming Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center. "An Evening...
  • Orlando Sentinel restaurant review: B-Line Diner is tasty throwback

    Orlando Sentinel restaurant review: B-Line Diner is tasty throwback
    Finding affordable sit-down eats in Orlando's posh resorts can be a challenge. Quick-serve take- away counters are not unusual inside mega hotels, but where do you go when you want to linger over a meal without a presidential suite price tag? The Peabody...
  • Carrie Fisher to hold court at Star Wars Celebration VI

    Carrie Fisher to hold court at Star Wars Celebration VI
    Carrie Fisher has reigned over an empire for more than three decades. As a 19-year-old, she rocketed to fame playing Princess Leia, a regal rebel spy with a distinctive hairstyle, in the original "Star Wars" film of 1977. Two sequels and one shiny bikini...