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Beyond Cinco de Mayo


Marketing that Makes Sense to Latinos Year-Round You wouldn’t dream of promoting your services among, say, the elderly, with a pitch that is full of slang and references you picked up from your kids. It also is unlikely that you…

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Convention World


Orlando’s THE Destination for Meetings & Events By: Carl Kotala When Kathie Canning first came to work at the Orange County Convention Center in 1985, the building itself measured 150,000 sq. ft. and there were no hotel rooms to be…

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Better than Ever


By: Patrick Peterson Like dividing the history of the Americas between Pre-Columbian and Post-Columbian eras, Central Florida’s 1492 occurred in 1971 when Walt Disney World Resort opened its doors and forever changed not only the region but the vacation experience…

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2013 Business Leader of the Year – TRIBUTE


No name is more synonymous with entrepreneurialism on the Space Coast than Bernie Simpkins.  A lifelong evangelist for the thrill and the challenge of the free enterprise system, Simpkins has underwritten the B.W. Simpkins Entrepreneurial Lecture Series at Eastern Florida…

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2013 Business Leader of the Year – RICHARD ENNIS


Melbourne International Airport has enjoyed its fair share of banner years lately. First there was the Embraer economic development coup in 2008; then a record 59 percent increase in passenger traffic in 2010. Most recently, MLB helped secure more than 1,000 new Space Coast jobs.