Universal Orlando's Bill Davis on Attracting Talent with a Great Culture

Posted by C. J. Prince on May 1, 2019 1:49:39 PM

When unemployment is 3 percent and your company is surrounded by competitors eager to poach your best people, it isn’t enough to just pay well. You also have to maintain a reputation for being a stellar employer, according to Bill Davis, president and COO of Universal Orlando, the vacation destination that is home to three theme parks, six hotels and Universal CityWalk.

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Topics: Investor, Leisure and Hospitality, Workforce and Talent

Moving to the 'The Heart of the Industry': Q&A with Wyndham Destinations' CEO Michael Brown

Posted by C. J. Prince on Apr 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When a company has been run as a conglomerate for decades, breaking up can be hard to do. If management fails to dedicate the appropriate pre-spinoff resources or to develop the right story for the Street, a divestiture can make markets nervous and damage both brands. So when the board of Wyndham Worldwide decided in 2017 to split into two separately publicly traded companies, they were fortunate to find an ace like Michael Brown to lead its timeshare company, Wyndham Vacation Ownership. Brown was battle-tested, having just helped Hilton complete the successful spinoff of its own vacation ownership company.

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Topics: Investor, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Leisure and Hospitality

Holiday Retirement's CEO On Finding A Place In The Florida Sun

Posted by C. J. Prince on Feb 22, 2019 4:32:43 PM

Moving corporate headquarters is never a cakewalk. But when you’re uprooting a 47-year-old company from its northwest birthplace and moving it clear across the country to Central Florida—knowing you’ll have to replace the lion’s share of staff—you’d best strap in for a bit of a wild ride.

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Topics: Investor, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Workforce and Talent, Orange County

Orlando Brand Campaign Achieves Significant Results

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Jun 22, 2018 3:42:39 PM

In today’s highly-competitive world, the Orlando Economic Partnership's work to build Orlando's brand across the nation and the globe is more important than ever. Recently, the effectiveness of Orlando's regional campaign, “Orlando. You Don’t Know the Half of It.” was evaluated in an in-depth study measuring how the campaign has helped to change perceptions of the region as a great place to do business.

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Topics: Investor, Orlando Economic Partnership

The Alfond Inn Highlights Orlando’s Philanthropic and Artistic Culture

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 31, 2016 4:36:28 PM

The Alfond Inn is a unique example to showcase the culture of philanthropy in the Orlando region. As an extension of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, The Alfond Inn is the only hotel in the United States that serves as an extension of a fine arts museum.

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Topics: Investor, Arts and Culture

Full Sail Unveils Virtual Reality (VR)/ Augmented Reality (AR) and Fabrication Lab

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 16, 2016 8:21:54 AM

As companies move to increasingly adopt virtual and augmented reality technology, Full Sail University is becoming a national frontrunner by providing businesses with the talent necessary to drive innovation in these fields. Full Sail University is one of the few U.S. schools educating students specifically in the areas of virtual and augmented reality.

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Topics: Investor, Innovative Technologies, Higher Education

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