Tag: harris rosen

Terry RoenSeptember 7, 2017

Orlando hotels are filling up fast as thousands heed mandatory and voluntary evacuation notices to stay clear of Hurricane Irma. Many local hotels are sold out but creating waiting lists since the storm’s path is still uncertain. Kevin Craig, director of public policy for the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association, said most of the area’s […]

Scott PowersNovember 4, 2016

Democratic congressional candidate Val Demings of Orlando continues to collect a mix of big checks from business and labor groups in her bid to be elected in the Florida’s Orlando-based 10th Congressional District. The latest campaign finance reports filed through Wednesday show Demings had collected another 20 four-figure checks in the previous week, raising $44,200 […]

Scott PowersJune 9, 2016

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 […]


The Florida Chamber Foundation wants to make sure the next generation’s careers get a running start. The foundation will hold its annual education summit in Orlando on Thursday. The one-day Learners to Earners Education Summit is meant to bring together stakeholders to discuss how to make sure students are prepared for the workforce. “It has […]

Frank TorresOctober 6, 2015

Representatives from major hospitality organizations were in downtown Orlando on Tuesday afternoon to listen to a new proposal that would alter the process for spending tourism tax dollars. An Orange County Charter Review Commission committee is considering sending a referendum to voters that would allow outside entities to apply for revenue collected by hotel visitors, for projects […]


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