Tag: Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association
Paula Stark is hosting Buenaventura Lakes' 'first-ever' event to honor veterans.

Scott PowersAugust 29, 2017
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The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association’s Political Action Committee has announced its endorsements for this fall’s elections including that of Republican Bobby Olszewski for the special election to fill House District 44 in southwest Orange County. The association’s PAC also endorsed all three Orlando City Commission incumbents, Jim Gray in District 1, Robert Stuart […]

Scott PowersJuly 10, 2017
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John Newstreet has received another major business association endorsement in the special election race for the open seat in Florida’s House District 44, with nods from two political committees representing the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association. Both the CFHLA political action committee and the CFHL political committee gave unanimous endorsements to Newstreet, president and […]

Scott PowersOctober 10, 2016
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Democratic state Rep. Victor Torres‘s bid for a promotion to Florida Senate District 15 is getting the financial blessing of several big Orlando business interests, according to the latest campaign finance reports. Torres, who is facing Republican Peter Vivaldi, received thousands of dollars in the last two weeks of September from interests representing the Walt […]

Scott PowersSeptember 9, 2016
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In the next move in Orlando’s tourism money chess match, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has agreed to put $45 million toward finishing Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The move, assuming Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer agrees and the appropriate boards all sign off, means the postponed-into-limbo final phase known as the acoustic […]

Scott PowersAugust 25, 2016
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The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association has endorsed former state Rep. Ricardo Rangel in his quest to return to his seat in the Kissimmee-based House District 43. Rangel, a Kissimmee Democrat, is challenging current incumbent state Rep. John Cortes in the Aug. 30 Democratic primary. Cortes beat Rangel in a primary two years ago. […]

Scott PowersJune 9, 2016
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A critical vote on Orange County’s tourist tax Thursday night virtually assured there will be no more changes anytime soon in how that money is spent, and led to a threatening, name-calling confrontation between Mayor Teresa Jacobs and hotel czar Harris Rosen. Rosen is an influential outlier in Orlando’s tourism industry and a big proponent […]

Scott PowersMay 6, 2016
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Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs has sent messages on two controversial fronts involving the county’s lucrative tourist tax, asking the Tourist Development Council to put up money to attract the NFL Pro Bowl and to think about pushing for an ordinance to deal with future tourist tax issues. The latter request — Jacobs actually only softly suggested […]


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