Orange County’s New Technology and Social Media Workgroup to Advance Citizen Engagement and Support Digital Community


[Left to right] Nadia Vanderhoof, Carlos Carbonell, Ian Suarez, Josh Murdock, Necole Pynn, Laura Kern, Mayor Teresa Jacobs, Bess Auer, David Glass, Jen Vargas and Ann Marie Varga gathered to discuss Orange County’s Technology and Social Media Workgroup.

As advocates for the region’s burgeoning tech community, several online and social media influencers – who also played a significant role in amplifying the digital presence of Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2014 State of the County in June – will continue their role as innovators and collaborators in Orange County’s new Technology and Social Media Workgroup.   

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Maple Leafs and Solar Bears Extend Affiliation Agreement

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears announced today that they will continue their affiliation with the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) and Toronto Marlies (AHL) as a single affiliate for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Continue reading

The “next Greek yogurt” is neither Greek or yogurt: Stonyfield shakes up the yogurt shelves with organic Petite Creme

Stonyfield Encourages Consumers to #CheatOnGreek with its Creamy French Cousin, Petite Creme

Stonyfield Petite CremeWhether you can’t get enough Greek yogurt, or you never could get into it, Stonyfield – the leading organic yogurt maker – has a new product to please every food fan’s palate. The twist? Petite Creme, the latest innovation from Stonyfield, isn’t yogurt. Modeled on fromage blanc, a silky-sweet fresh cheese popular in France but eaten just like yogurt, Stonyfield’s Petite Creme has all the protein of Greek yogurt with a mild, creamy taste and texture. Continue reading




Defenseman, Forward Join Roster

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced today that they have agreed to terms with D Gleason Fournier and F Gleason FournierBrock Montgomery. Continue reading

New iPhone App by Custom Innovations LLC Allows Employers to Interview Candidates Over Video

Custom Innovations LLC launched U Interview Me, an app for the iPhone that enables employersto interview candidates over video (patent pending).  U Interview Me makes it easier for employers to interview qualified candidates.  Employers can invite candidates to interview, what’s unique about U Interview Me is that candidates can request an interview.  Typical job-posting services put all the difficult tasks on the employer and charge them for it.  We reversed the model of making the employer pay to post and screen candidates, and charge a (minimal) $1 service fee to candidates for using our service to create a small barrier, which helps ensure candidates are qualified before wasting an interviewers time.  Should an employer wish to pay the fee for the candidates we would be happy to accommodate such requests if the employer would pay the sum of the fees at the end of their campaign and we will issue refunds to the candidates

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Brooks Brings NHL, AHL and NCAA Experience

Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliates of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs and AHL’s Iowa Wild and Toronto Marlies, announced today that Danny Brooks has been named the team’s assistant coach. Brooks served as the Video Coach for the NHL’s St. Louis Blues during the 2012-13 season. Continue reading

Bethany Mota Launches Her First-Ever Signature Fragrance With Aeropostale

Aeropostale Bethany MotaTeen YouTube Sensation Partners with Retailer to Design Fragrance

Aeropostale Inc., a specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, is announcing a new beauty partnership with social media starlet Bethany Mota to launch her first-ever signature fragrance. The Bethany Mota fragrance officially hits stores today, and will be available exclusively at all of Aeropostale’s 850 retail locations nationwide and on
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*Magic Dancers are presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino**

**Final Auditions Thursday, July 31**

**FREE tickets are available for the event**

WHO:             The final 30 dancers who received an invitation to compete for one of 20 spots to represent the Orlando Magic as part of the 2014-15 Magic Dancers presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino. Free tickets can be downloaded for the event at


WHAT:           This FREE, interactive evening will feature:

  • FREE tickets are available at
  • Entertainment by in-game emcee DMC and the Southwest Airlines Flight Crew
  • The Magic Grill will be open starting at 5 p.m. for food and drinks prior to the show
  • For the main event, the 30 audition finalists will perform their routines one final time before a live audience and a distinguished panel of judges
  • The performances will be streamed live on and fans will be able to vote for their favorite dancers online throughout the week and during the competition at
  • The evening will be capped off with the announcement of the 2014-15 edition of the Magic Dancers presented by Beau Rivage Resort & Casino


WHEN:           Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7–9 p.m.


WHERE:         Inside the Disney Atrium at the Amway Center


PARKING:     General parking is available in surrounding parking garages and surface lots.

CFBACC-Business After Hours-New Presidency Officially Announced @BoiBrazil Churrascaria

In a great event organized by BoiBrazil  Churrascaria, CFBACC  members and guests reunited one more time to network and to witness President Amy Litter transfer command to Vice-President External Affairs Laiz Rodrigues. Continue reading

Match Recap- City Falls 1-0 to Rochester Rhinos on the road


OC_Badge_PMS-2c2Scoring Summary:

ROC- Colin Rolfe (Levi Houapeu) 31’


Orlando City SC- GK Miguel Gallardo, D Tyler Turner, Tommy Redding, Luke Boden, Rob Valentino (C), M Aodhan Quinn (Giuseppe Gentile 64’),  Adama Mbengue (Ian Christianson 64’), Darwin Ceren, Kevin Molino, Brian Span, F Dennis Chin

Rochester Rhinos- GK John McCarthy, D Pat Slogic, Baba Diallo, Onua Obasi, Pat McMahon, M Tyler Rosenlund, Tony Walls, Jonny Mendoza (Kyle Hoffer 86’), Alec Sundly, F Levi Houapeu (Mike Garzi 67’), Colin Rolfe

Disciplinary Summary:

ORL- Darwin Ceren (Yellow Card) 80’

Match Facts:

Time of Match: 4:05 p.m. EST

Weather: — Clear

City Falls 1-0 to Rochester Rhinos on the Road

Loss ends the Lions’ impressive 18 game USL PRO unbeaten streak

Rochester, NY. – In their third meeting this season, league-leaders Orlando City SC (14-1-4, 46 points) fell 1-0 to the Rochester Rhinos (8-7-6, 30 points) at Sahlen’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The loss to Rochester ends Orlando City’s impressive unbeaten run which stood at 18 USL PRO games heading into today’s match.

“I’m very disappointed in the result and the performance today,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath. “I thought the attitude of the players was a little bit better in the second half but it wasn’t enough to get the job done.”

With both sides at the top of the USL PRO in goals allowed, the opening portion of the first half featured a very slow and defensive tempo as the home side held the majority of the possession.

The first attempt on goal for Orlando came in the 13th minute when Ceren employed a short-corner to find Mbengue on the edge of the area. Mbengue’s ensuing effort was a low and driven strike, but the Rhinos’ defense was able to deflect it wide. Shortly afterward, Molino followed up on Mbengue’s chance when he got past his marker in the midfield and played a quality ball to Span. The F.C. Dallas loanee took a good touch to get the ball in front of him but his final shot was high and wide, as Orlando began increasing its intensity on the attacking end.

In the 19th minute, Rochester’s best chance of the half came from former Orlando City Midfielder and Stetson University alum Jonny Mendoza. After a clever flick-on for a one-two with Rosenlund, Mendoza fired a powerful strike that barely missed the near post. Gallardo appeared to have the near-post covered but Mendoza’s chance was encouraging for Rochester nonetheless.

In the 31st minute Rochester found the back of the net after a defensive miscue by the Lions. City turned the ball over in the midfield when numerous players were pushed up the pitch, allowing the Rhinos to counter quickly. Levi Houapeu found fellow striker Colin Rolfe for the first goal of the match.

The goal came after a stroke of luck, as Valentino blocked Houapeu’s pass to Rolfe twice before the ball finally made its way to the forward who struck it into the top corner, leaving Gallardo with very little chance of making a save.

Ceren came close to equalizing two minutes later when Mbengue was brought down in a dangerous area directly outside of the box. The El Salvadorian’s ensuing free-kick was a curling effort that looked destined for the back of the net, but McCarthy was able to get down quickly and parry it wide for a corner.

The first half ended with 1-0 with the Rhinos out-shooting the Lions 4-3. City had five corners in the first 45, as opposed to Rochester who failed to produce any corner-kicks.

The second half opened up with Rochester continuing to fire at the net when Houapeu volleyed a cross on target in the 50th minute. Houapeu connected well with the ball, resulting a solid strike, but Gallardo was in a good position to make a comfortable save.

As the second half progressed, Orlando increasingly pushed more players further up the pitch. Head Coach Adrian Heath made two tactical changes in the 64th minute to provide more attacking firepower, bringing in New York Red Bulls loanee Ian Christianson for Adama Mbengue and Guiseppe Gentile for Aodhan Quinn.

With Rochester maintaining the narrow 1-0 advantage, the Rhinos shifted further backward to bunker in behind the ball. Orlando was in control of the possession but could only muster half-chances as they attempted to salvage their perfect season with limited time left in the match.

Gentile had a good opportunity in the 80th minute to level the score-line after going on a dangerous 30 yard run that put the Rhinos’ backline on their heels. After venturing into the box, the former Chicago Fire forward cut to his right to create space for a shot but dragged his effort wide of the frame.

As time continued to dwindle, Rochester Manager Bob Lilley brought on additional defensive reinforcements, shifting to a 5-4-1. Despite City placing more emphasis in the final third, the New York based club’s heavy defending ultimately kept the Lions off the score-sheet, giving the Rhinos its first-ever win against Orlando.

The Lions will return home for a fixture on August 2 against the Charlotte Eagles. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m. EST at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

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