Rural/Metro Ambulance, which provides emergency and nonemergency medical transportation in 20 states and to more than 450 communities, now handles patient transport services in Windermere, Winter Garden and Ocoee.
The communities’ city councils voted to approve Rural/Metro as their primary emergency-services provider. Orange County government will serve the surrounding unincorporated areas.
Previously, Health Central provided ambulance service to the cities. Under the new arrangements, Rural/Metro will assume about 11,000 annual transports.
For more information, call 800-352-2309 or visit www.rmetro.com on the Web.
West Orange Chamber of Commerce held a Golf Means Business luncheon at DoubleTree Orlando Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando. Attendees include (l. to r.) Richard Irwin, CEO of Health Central; WOCC CEO/President Stina D’Uva; Ray Easler of Club Managers Association of America; Scott Wellington, tournament director of Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard; Holly Geoghegan, president of Golf Marketing Services; Kevin Weickel, tournament chairman/head golf professional at Walt Disney World Resort; WOCC Chairman Michael Waldrop; Paul Metzler, senior director of marketing and industry relations for The PGA of America; and Kelly Hyne, vice president of LPGA Properties.
West Orange Chamber of Commerce members attended a Golf Means Business luncheon atDouble Tree Orlando Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando. The event was presented by Health Central and cosponsored by MetroWest Golf Club; Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A.; and Orange County National Golf Club and Lodge.
Holly Geoghegan, president of Golf Marketing Services and hostess of the Golf Insiders radio show on ESPN 1080-AM, moderated a panel of experts from the golf industry. For more information, call 407-656-1304 or visit www.wochamber.com on the Web.
Southwest residents are invited to a Holiday Open House on Dec. 3 at The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips.
The Marketplace at Dr. Phillips, located at the corner of Sand Lake Road and Dr. Phillips Boulevard, will host a Holiday Open House on Dec. 3 from 11 a.m.-2p.m. The event will include a disc jockey, face painting, balloon artists, visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, pony rides, a moonwalk, cookies, juice and more. Residents also can enter to win a $500 shopping spree at the center. For more information, visit www.weingartensweepstakes-fl.com on the Web.
Andrew Asher, Rebecca Myers and Phil Tischer were elected to the board of directors for the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, located at 3755 N.W. U.S. Highway 17-92 in Sanford. Asher leads the law firm of Andrew L. Asher, P.L.; Myers is the chief legal and negotiating officer and corporate secretary of Rotech Healthcare Inc.; and Tischer is the chief operating officer of Fairwinds Credit Union. For more information, call 407-323-4450 or visit www.centralfloridazoo.org on the Web.
Southwest residents Eric and Sally Martell (far left) of Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc. and Hudson McMurtrie (far right), owner of Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc., meet Dave Liniger, founder of Re/Max.
Eric and Sally Martell of Re/Max Properties S.W. Inc., located at 6985 Wallace Road in Orlando, recently met Dave Liniger, founder of Re/Max. The Southwest residents have been with Re/Max for 25 years, and their Orlando-area listings are advertised in cities across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the European Union by their international team of successful co-promoting agents. For more information, call 407-947-3617 or visit www.orlando-properties.com on the Web.
Bravo Cucina Italiana, located at 7924 Via Dellagio Way in Orlando, will host a breakfast buffet with Santa Claus on Dec. 3 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The event also includes coloring sheets for children, goodie bags and more. Guests who bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children will be entered to win an iPod Touch and other prizes. The cost is $10.95 per adult and $5.95 per child. Reservations are required. For more information, call 407-351-5880 or visit www.bravoitalian.com on the Web.
Rosen Shingle Creek, located at 9939 Universal Blvd. in Orlando, will host the following holiday events: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day brunch buffets at Café Osceola from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sugar Plum Afternoon Tea in the main lobby Dec. 4 from 2-4 p.m.; and Holiday Chocolate Making Workshop on Dec. 10 from 2-4 p.m. Prices vary, and reservations are recommended. The hotel also offers Free Enchanted Evening Events, including holiday chorus and The Nutcracker performances, visits from Santa Claus, a dancing and singing holiday special, and holiday photographers. Dates and times vary. For more information, call 866-996-9939 or visit www.rosenshinglecreek.com on the Web.
Tommy Bahama Sample Outlet, located in Suite 102 at 1235 N. Orange Ave. in Orlando, carries a huge selection of men’s camp shirts, shorts, pants, swimwear, jackets and sweaters, size medium through double extra-large. The shop currently is offering great deals, and items are priced from $10 to $60. Operating hours are Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.-5p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
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