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  • 10/18: Progressions, promotions in Central Florida

    Banking Gerald Watson was hired as senior vice president for Florida Bank of Commerce in Orlando. John M. Meffert IV was appointed senior vice president and regional manager for Central Florida for Regions Financial Corp. Kim Praniewicz was hired at...
  • How hypocritical can Rich DeVos get? Plus Harry Potter and mail from readers

    A mixed bag today, featuring Rich DeVos, Harry Potter and reader payback … Does Rich DeVos have no shame? The billionaire Magic owner blackmailed Central Florida into building him a new $480 million arena, with him kicking in a measly 12 percent....
  • CEOs give thanks for family, colleagues

    CEOs give thanks for family, colleagues
    This week begins the fourth holiday season since the start of the recession — and the almost-as-ruthless recovery. Foreclosures are still a mess. The federal deficit looms over the government's budget like a TSA agent, ready to pat down Social...
  • Amway Center: ENTER LEGEND

    Amway Center: ENTER LEGEND
    The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the new downtown Amway Center which will compete to host major national events, concerts and family shows. The facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community....
  • Amway Forges Long Term Strategic Alliance with Orlando Magic & City of Orlando

    On August 5, 2009, Orlando's new downtown events center was officially named Amway Center. Amway, a global leader in the direct selling industry, was founded in 1959 by Magic owner Rich DeVos and his best friend, Jay Van Andel. Celebrating more than...
  • Uniquely Orlando

    "In designing the community's new center we feel we have created the framework for a facility that will be the catalyst for economic revitalization in downtown's west side, while establishing a flexible design that will serve as a great home and attract...
  • Most technologically advanced arena in North America

    Most technologically advanced arena in North America
    The Amway Center has more than 1,100 screens of high-definition content via Internet Protocol Television and a state-of-the-art digital signage network which maximizes fan engagement and interaction, distributes an unprecedented amount of patron...
  • Step inside your new Amway Center arena

    Step inside your new Amway Center arena
    Orlando's new Amway Center has been designed to wow Orlando Magic fans and concert-goers, make them show up early for an event and stay late — and open their wallets while they're there. The $480 million building, which opens its doors Friday after...
  • Orlando's new arena opens after years of talks, millions of dollars

    Orlando's new arena opens after years of talks, millions of dollars
    The ribbon will be cut on the gleaming new Amway Center today, but the Orlando Magic's fight for a new arena started nearly a decade ago, with years of political horse-trading and hundreds of millions of dollars in the balance. Building a new arena...
  • 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...
  • Top EDC job remains unfilled

    Top EDC  job remains unfilled
    It's been nearly six months since the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission forced out its president and started looking for a new leader to focus on job creation and expansion in the region. The search for the public-private business recruitment...
  • Dwight Howard: I would never quit on my team or my coach

    Dwight Howard: I would never quit on my team or my coach
    Appearing on camera for the first time since he underwent back surgery April 20, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard told a paparazzo today that he would never quit on his team. “I’ve never been a quitter my whole life,” Howard told...