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  • Darden CEO Clarence Otis Jr. honored for supporting the arts

     
    Clarence Otis Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Orlando-based Darden Restaurants, has received a prestigious national award for his company’s support of the performing arts, including a $5 million commitment to the Dr. Phillips Performing...
  • Highlights from Orlando Arts Blog

     
    Here are some interesting stories you might have missed from my Orlando Arts Blog: Jaron Lanier, virtual-reality guru, composes for Bach Festival Society Darden CEO Clarence Otis Jr. honored for his support of local arts Orlando Philharmonic, Susana...
  • Healthy fork in the road

    Healthy fork in the road
    As consumers increasingly ask for healthier fare, the company that operates Olive Garden and Red Lobster restaurants said Thursday that it will cut salt and calories across its menus by 10 percent over the next five years and 20 percent over the next...
  • Darden caving to liberal pressure? Please

    Darden caving to liberal pressure? Please
    Are Olive Garden and Red Lobster the new symbols of liberal causes? That's the outrageous claim that some are making after Darden announced more healthful options at those restaurants and its other chains. Darden Restaurants CEO Clarence Otis smiled for...
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida: Familiar name at top of list

    The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida: Familiar name at top of list
    Collectively, they control tens of thousands of jobs, billions of dollars in tax money, a sports franchise — and one very famous mouse. They are the region's power players. And today we unveil the Top 10 in our rundown of "The 25 Most Powerful...
  • Darden Restaurants chief Clarence Otis sticks to pursuit of success

    Nearly a year before assuming the helm at Darden Restaurants in 2004, Clarence Otis met with Chief Executive Officer Joe Lee to plot the future. Together, in a series of meetings, Otis, Lee and another key leader, Drew Madsen, set goals for Orlando's...
  • The 25 most powerful people in Central Florida: 1-5

    As we have worked our way up the year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida," we passed CEOs, philanthropists, political players and rising stars. But now we've reached the top and find five people who have control over the roads on...
  • The 25 most important people in Central Florida: 6-15

    On Tuesday, we started counting down The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida by unveiling 10 people, including two who are shaking up the establishment, a couple of media mavens and several behind-the-scenes political players and fundraisers....
  • Last year's list

    1. Rich Crotty, Orange County mayor 2. John Hitt, UCF president 3. Buddy Dyer, Orlando mayor 4. Mel Martinez, U.S. senator 5. Al Weiss, Walt Disney parks and resorts president 6. Jim Pugh, developer 7. Jim Seneff, CNL Financial Group CEO 8....
  • Businesses open wallets for 2010 political races

    We're still more than a year out from next year's race for governor and other key down ballot races — such as that of House Speaker-designate Dean Cannon of Winter Park — but the region's deep corporate pockets are already putting their...
  • What’s with all the red and blue shirts?

     
    For those who are unfamiliar with Tavistock Cup, one of its hallmark traits is an extremely strict dress code. No one gets in without wearing either red for Isleworth or blue for Lake Nona. This is not a request. It's more like an order. Most folks even...
  • SunRail's fate will say a lot

    Win or lose, SunRail is more than a pivotal point for the future of transportation in Central Florida; it's a test of the collective muscle of the region's most influential companies. Walt Disney World, Darden Restaurants, Orlando Health, Florida...