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  • 2006 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    Who makes things happen here in Central Florida? Today, Taking Names columnist Scott Maxwell concludes the list of the 25 most powerful people. We are down to five -- three politicians, the head of the region's largest work force and the leader of one of...
  • 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 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....
  • Ex-Darden exec has plans for Romano's

    Brad Blum is in the midst of trying to turn around a struggling Italian chain by tapping into Americans' penchant for the freshness and simplicity of authentic recipes. Sound familiar? It should. Blum made a name for himself at Darden Restaurants, where...
  • Disney hooked on discounts?

    Walt Disney World is hooked on the discount drug. This week marked the return of its "buy four nights, get three free" promotion at some of its hotels. And Disney revealed this week that guests can earn a free theme park ticket next year by...
  • Let’s take a look at pay of local CEOs

    Let’s take a look at pay of local CEOs
    Rounding out our coverage of this year's proxy pageant, today we'll take a look at which local executives fattened their wallets the most last year — and who took the biggest cuts — in a list that ranks local CEOs by the size of their...
  • 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...
  • 25 most powerful people in Central Florida 2008

    There's a new No. 1 this year. But before we get to him, let's first reveal the others who topped this year's list of "The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida." The top 10 includes three business executives, two mayors, two members of Congress, one...
  • Will companies go wild on campaign spending?

    When it comes to spending big money on national elections, the rhetoric goes, corporations are about to walk through the swinging saloon doors of a new era in campaign finance with their checkbook holsters packed and ready for a Wild West-like shootout....
  • 2005 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    They are three politicians, the leader of Central Florida's premier university and the head of the region's largest employer. They are four men and one woman with strong roots in the community whose phone calls are promptly returned. They are, according...
  • 2004 Most Powerful People in Central Florida

    We're down to the final day of Taking Names' ranking of The 25 Most Powerful People in Central Florida. When we started tallying ballots, our panel of 15 plugged-in and diverse judges cast more than 375 votes for more than 140 people. Now we're down...