Orlando, Florida

Fla.'s Housing Market: Closed and Pending Sales, Median Prices Up in Feb. 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 3:05pm

ORLANDO, Fla., March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and higher pending inventory in February 2020 compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors.

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  • ORLANDO, Fla., March 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida's housing market reported more closed sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and higher pending inventory in February 2020 compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors.
  • "New pending salesfor single-family existing homes rose 12.5% last month and new pending sales for condo-townhouse units increased 13.9%.
  • "Of course, with COVID-19 spreading in Florida and across the globe, all of our lives have been affected.
  • Statewide median sales prices for both single-family homes and condo-townhouse properties in February rose year-over-year for 98 months-in-a-row.

Florida Realtors® Tech Helpline Adds 50,000+ More Real Estate Pros in 60 Days

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 2:00pm

ORLANDO, Fla., March 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In just 60 days, Florida Realtors Tech Helpline launched its availability to more than 50,000 Realtors, serving four more state and local associations.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., March 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In just 60 days, Florida Realtors Tech Helpline launched its availability to more than 50,000 Realtors, serving four more state and local associations.
  • 1 tech support service now blankets the U.S. and Canada and is now accessible by over 650,000 real estate professionals in North America.
  • A service created, owned and operated by Florida Realtors, its Orlando, Florida, staff of technology professionals have 300+ years of combined IT experience.
  • "Tech Helpline support is a member benefit, meaning it doesn't cost an agent an extra dime," says Margy Grant, Florida Realtors CEO.

Orlando Salazar, National Vice Chair of the Republican Hispanic National Assembly, Endorses Lt. Col. Allen West for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:57pm

GARLAND, Texas, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Lt. Col. Allen West has garnered another key endorsement from Orlando Salazar, the National Vice Chair of the Republican Hispanic National Assembly.

Key Points: 
  • GARLAND, Texas, March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Lt. Col. Allen West has garnered another key endorsement from Orlando Salazar, the National Vice Chair of the Republican Hispanic National Assembly.
  • The RHNA is the largest conservative Hispanic organization in the country and boasts over 65,000 members nationally.
  • Mr. Salazar also works with the non-partisan organization, Bienvenido, which many compare to a more Hispanic oriented "Turning Point USA."
  • Allen West will be the man who can communicate the conservative message and bring these communities into the true big tent party.

Celebrate the Year of the Nurse with MEDITECH at HIMSS20

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 1:22pm

Join MEDITECH as we celebrate the Year of the Nurse during HIMSS20, March 9-13 at Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, FL).

Key Points: 
  • Join MEDITECH as we celebrate the Year of the Nurse during HIMSS20, March 9-13 at Orange County Convention Center (Orlando, FL).
  • In addition, MEDITECHs booth will feature demonstrations of Expanse Population Health, Expanse Revenue Cycle, Genomics, and much more.
  • Several MEDITECH customers will also be in the spotlight when they take the HIMSS20 main stage to share their stories.
  • Headed to HIMSS20 and want to see MEDITECH Expanse in action?

Kalera Opens New Vertical Farming Facility in Orlando

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 1:04pm

ORLANDO, Fla., March 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art growing facility in Orlando, Florida.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., March 03, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera announced the opening of its new state-of-the-art growing facility in Orlando, Florida.
  • This new facility is the highest production volume vertical farm in the Southeast.
  • This new facility complements Kaleras initial HyCube growing facility located at the Orlando World Center Marriott and is centrally located in the heart of Florida, one of the largest tourist destinations in the world.
  • Kalera was able to retrofit the existing building with its proprietary technology to create the highest production volume vertical farming facility in the Southeastern United States.

Matt Kapusta Promoted to Lead Regional Transmission & Distribution Group in Orlando for Burns & McDonnell

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 3:10pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Burns & McDonnell has promoted Matt Kapusta to lead the regional Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Group in Orlando, Florida .

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Burns & McDonnell has promoted Matt Kapusta to lead the regional Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Group in Orlando, Florida .
  • "Matt has consistently proven himself as an exemplary leader and innovator within our firm and throughout the electrical transmission and distribution industry," says Rich Mahaley , vice president and general manager for Burns & McDonnell in Orlando.
  • Matt's unique blend of technical precision and leadership will be key in cultivating the growth of our regional T&D capabilities."
  • Since joining Burns & McDonnell as an electrical engineer in 2010, Kapusta has spearheaded some of the firm's largest T&D projects in the Southeast and has helped establish Burns & McDonnell as an industry leader in Central Florida.

Darden Restaurants To Host Fiscal 2020 Third Quarter Conference Call On March 19

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:15pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE:DRI) plans to release its fiscal 2020 third quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, March 19, 2020, with a conference call to follow at 8:30 am ET.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Darden Restaurants, Inc., (NYSE:DRI) plans to release its fiscal 2020 third quarter financial results before the market opens on Thursday, March 19, 2020, with a conference call to follow at 8:30 am ET.
  • Gene Lee, CEO, and other senior management will discuss third quarter results and conduct a question and answer session.
  • For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available shortly after the call.
  • Our people equal our success, and we are proud to employ 185,000 team members in more than 1,700 restaurants.

HostDime Breaks Ground on Tier IV Data Center in Colombia

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

ORLANDO, Florida, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HostDime, a pioneer in global data center infrastructure, broke ground last week on a brand new, built-to-suit data center facility in Bogot, Colombia.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Florida, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HostDime, a pioneer in global data center infrastructure, broke ground last week on a brand new, built-to-suit data center facility in Bogot, Colombia.
  • The new 65,000 square foot building will house HostDime Colombia's data center operations team, network engineers, build team, system administrators, and system engineers.
  • "Our vision to be a leader in the global data center industry continues to drive us to build these mission-critical facilities in unique, global edge locations.
  • Certified by the Uptime Institute, it will be one of the only Tier IV data center facilities in Colombia ready to service mission-critical loads.

HostDime Breaks Ground on Tier IV Data Center in Colombia

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:00pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HostDime, a pioneer in global data center infrastructure, broke ground last week on a brand new, built-to-suit data center facility in Bogot, Colombia.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- HostDime, a pioneer in global data center infrastructure, broke ground last week on a brand new, built-to-suit data center facility in Bogot, Colombia.
  • The new 65,000 square foot building will house HostDime Colombia's data center operations team, network engineers, build team, system administrators, and system engineers.
  • "Our vision to be a leader in the global data center industry continues to drive us to build these mission-critical facilities in unique, global edge locations.
  • Certified by the Uptime Institute, it will be one of the only Tier IV data center facilities in Colombia ready to service mission-critical loads.

Greater Orlando 2026 FIFA World Cup Pursuit Partners Launch Website

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:06pm

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Greater Orlando 2026 FIFA World Cup Pursuit Partners (GO26) Greater Orlando Sports Commission, City of Orlando, Orange County and Orlando City Soccer Club announced today their official website launch dedicated to the 2026 FIFA World Cup and Orlandos pursuit to become one of the selected host cities.

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  • ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Greater Orlando 2026 FIFA World Cup Pursuit Partners (GO26) Greater Orlando Sports Commission, City of Orlando, Orange County and Orlando City Soccer Club announced today their official website launch dedicated to the 2026 FIFA World Cup and Orlandos pursuit to become one of the selected host cities.
  • This new and evolving website will feature the latest FIFA World Cup news and updates, offer volunteer and engagement opportunities, and provide information and updates about Orlandos quest to secure 2026 FIFA World Cup host city status.
  • In June of 2018, FIFAs Member Associations voted to award the 2026 FIFA World Cup to the United Bid jointly submitted by the US, Canada, and Mexico.
  • In 1994, we welcomed the FIFA World Cup to Orlando and we are thrilled for the opportunity to host again, said Jason Siegel, President and CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission.