Strong Growth Forecasted at 2015 Orange County Economic Summit


(Left  to right) Manuel Mencia, senior vice president of international trade and business development with Enterprise Florida; Ken Potrock Senior Vice President and General Manager of Disney Vacation Club & Adventures by Disney; Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs; Rick Weddle, the CEO of the Orlando Economic Development Commission; Economist Sean Snaith, Ph.D., director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness; and James Bacchus, global practice chair of the Greenberg Traurig law firm.
(Left to right) Manuel Mencia, senior vice president of international trade and business development with Enterprise Florida; Ken Potrock Senior Vice President and General Manager of Disney Vacation Club & Adventures by Disney; Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs; Rick Weddle, the CEO of the Orlando Economic Development Commission; Economist Sean Snaith, Ph.D., director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness; and James Bacchus, global practice chair of the Greenberg Traurig law firm.

Economists and distinguished panelists who recently spoke at Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ 2015 Orange County Economic Summit are optimistic that the region’s economic ascent will continue in 2015.

The Summit, now in its third year, was held at the Orange County Convention Center and attended by more than 550 citizens.

Buoyed by rising property values, exceptional job growth and the region’s world class hospitality and tourism sector, Orange County’s unemployment has dropped from 11.3 percent in November 2010 to the current 5.2 percent.

“It may not be morning in America as the U.S. economic recovery remains in a pre-dawn twilight, but the sun is shining on Florida’s economy and it is shining even more brightly on Orange County,” Snaith said.

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Inventure Foods, Inc. Partners with Vidalia Brands® Inc. to Develop the First Potato Chip Seasoning Made From the Legendary Sweet Onion


Innovative specialty food manufacturer, Inventure Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNAK), has taken snacking to new heights with the development of the first potato chip flavoring to be made with sweet onion puree from real Vidalia onions. The resulting chip, Boulder Canyon Sweet Vidalia® Onion Kettle Chips, is a premium, crunchy kettle-cooked potato chip that perfectly balances between sweet and savory flavors. Boulder Canyon Sweet® Vidalia Onion Kettle Chips appear in grocery stores nationwide this month with a retail price of $3.49 – $3.99 per 6.0-ounce bag. Continue reading “Inventure Foods, Inc. Partners with Vidalia Brands® Inc. to Develop the First Potato Chip Seasoning Made From the Legendary Sweet Onion”

Baymax, Star of Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” Named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day™!


Walt Disney Studios Baymax Huggable AwardAfter much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable, personal companion robot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s action-packed comedy adventure and Academy Award® Nominated film “Big Hero 6,” was today named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day(TM)! Continue reading “Baymax, Star of Disney’s “Big Hero 6,” Named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day™!”

Stance and the NBA Announce Official NBA All-Star 2015 Game Sock


Stance’s Fusion Basketball sock to be worn on basketball’s biggest stage for the first time – Stance, known for its innovative, artistic sock designs, today announced that it will be the official oncourt supplier of the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, which takes place in New York City on Sunday, Feb. 15, at Madison Square Garden.

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Motley Crue Reveals Date For Final Show


Live Nation Entertainment MotleyBand Announces Details of 2015’s Last Leg of Their “Final Tour”; 34 North American Dates to Mark 34 Years of Motley Crue -New Single and Video Clip “All Bad Things” Out Today –

Iconic rock band Motley Crue announced today on Fox & Friends the details of their final performance. This will mark the end of their touring career and will conclude their two-year Final Tour cycle at the end of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band’s career began 34 years ago. The band will celebrate this week’s big announcement with a performance on The Tonight ShowStarring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, Jan. 22.
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