Orange County Mayor and Southwest resident Teresa Jacobs, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and Visit Orlando President and CEO Gary Sain made an announcement that Orlando drew a record breaking 51.455 million visitors in 2010, up 10.5 percent from 2009. Domestic visits accounted for 47.78 million visitors, a 10.3 percent increase above the previous year; and international travel totaled 3.675 million, an increase of 12.6 percent from 2009. For more information, call 407-363-5872 or visit www.visitorlando.com on the Web.
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center now offers its guests interactive experiences with characters from DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.
(L. to r.) Stina D’Uva, West Orange Chamber of Commerce president/CEO; Rob Maphis, James A. Cummings Inc. vice president and WOCC Education Committee co-chairman; and Lisa Hilgenfeldt of FuelMySchool.com honor the winners of WOCC’s annual Students of Achievement and Renown — S.O.A.R. — awards. Not pictured: Chesta Hembrooke of S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange, WOCC Education Committee co-chairwoman; and Krista Monteleone of Verizon Wireless.
Morgan and Misti Jimenez open The Big Easy New Orleans-style restaurant in Winter Garden.
Attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Rosen Centre Skywalk are (l. to r.) Orange County District 2 Commissioner Fred Brummer; Kathie Canning, Orange County Convention Center deputy general manager; Leslie Menichini, Southwest resident and Ros, Rosen Centre general manager; Harris Rosen, Southwest resident and Rosen Hotels & Resorts president and chief operating officer; Todd Frappier, Rosen Centre director of sales and marketing; Christina Thomas, Rosen Centre resident manager; Orange County District 5 Commissioner Ted Edwards; and Gary Sain, Visit Orlando president and CEO.
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