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Orange County CC faces $5.6 million deficit

Written by Orlando Sentinel.

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orange County Convention Center, the massive economic engine of the International Drive tourist district, is running a $5.6 million deficit five months into its fiscal year, the biggest such gap for that period in at least five years.

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Boom times coming to McCormick Place neighborhood

Written by Jim Reilly.

When I first came to McCormick Place in 1989 as CEO of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, the neighborhood surrounding the convention center was pretty desolate at night. A vibrant residential community has grown up around the center in the intervening 25 years, although so far without much retail or entertainment.

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Nomadic’s ‘beach in a box’ earns awards

Written by Helen Holzer.

SPRINGFIELD, Va. – Walton County Tourist Development Council has increased awareness of its sugar-white beaches by bringing its popular destination to the people, with an award-winning, immersive exhibit built by Nomadic Display.

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Global Pet Expo reports record-breaking numbers

Written by Administrator.

GREENWICH, Conn. – Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual trade show, took place March 12-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., recording record numbers in several areas. The show was so successful that management announced it will continue its run in Orlando for the next five years.