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New Companies + Growing Companies ...
EDC Events It All Adds Up!
Lots of economic development project announcements at the EDC this
Company Establishment Announcements week. We’re welcoming two new international companies to the region
Contract Announcements/Completions and celebrating the expansion of several local headquarters. All of this
adds up to good news for the region – 92 new jobs and over $13.5
Kudos and Company Announcements million in new capital investment. Here are the details:
UK-based Equipe Electronics produces simulation software for
Mar. 8 James B. Greene Annual Award the defense industry. Metro Orlando’s reputation as home to a
Dinner 2007 large, established cluster of simulation companies, as well as to
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Department of Defense Simulation and Training Commands,
The Ritz-Carlton at Grande Lakes made our region a logical choice for this company as they
Orlando explored opportunities to expand. Equipe recently opened their
Cost: U.S. base of operations in Orange County.
EDC Investor: $170
Corp. Table for 10: $1,700 If you attended the EDC’s Annual Barbeque in October, you may
Info/RSVP: click here remember seeing the unique, collapsible tent that surrounded our
dessert stations. This is a product of Top Tent, Inc., whose home
office is IN Montreal, Canada. Company reps must have been as
impressed with us as we Central Floridians were with them.
They’ve selected Orange County as the location of their new
U.S. office. This company, which will create 12 new high-paying
jobs, is sold on the potential of our regional economy.
Consolidated Label, headquartered in Longwood, is an industry
leader in the production of custom-printed, pressure-sensitive
labels and tags. Last year, this Seminole County-company
manufactured over 25 million labels per week and served over
5,000 accounts nationwide. Consolidated Label recently added
20,000 square feet of manufacturing space to their existing
facility, creating 30 new jobs and generating an estimated $1
million capital investment.
Another growing Seminole County manufacturer, Maronda
Systems in Sanford, has added 115,000 square feet of industrial
space. This expanded facility will be fully automated to
manufacture new wall and floor lines. The company anticipates
adding 30 new jobs and estimates their capital investment at over
Finally, in this week’s State of the City address, Orlando Mayor
Buddy Dyer announced that House of Moves, a company that
creates special effects for both the film and gaming industries
Mar 22 EDC New Investor Reception (recognized as “the world’s largest motion capture service"), will
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. co-locate its east coast operation with the Florida Interactive
Entertainment Academy (FIEA) in downtown Orlando. The
EDC-Capital Plaza II, Downtown Orlando Mayor said: "With film credits including Spiderman II and Titanic,
RSVP: Lisa McCormick House of Moves will design and equip the only professional
Motion Capture sound stage on the entire East Coast, serving as
a cornerstone of our Creative Village.” House of Moves expects
to open this fall.
They're Talking About Us, Again!
Expansion Management magazine
names Orlando one of “America’s 50
Hottest Cities” in its March edition. This
recognition is based on the perceptions of 80 national site location
consultants, who were asked to list their picks of the nation’s best cities
for expanding and relocating companies. Our region’s strides in building
a life science cluster must have gotten their attention. Here is what
Expansion Management had to say about us:
“Orlando is also attracting life sciences projects. The Burnham Institute for
Medical Research, a nonprofit medical research facility focused on therapies
for cancer, chose Orlando for its East Coast operations. Burnham plans to
create 300 research jobs and build a 175,000 square foot facility within the
next few years. The facility will anchor the region’s new “Medical City,” which
will also include the University of Central Florida’s new medical school, a just-
announced University of Florida medical research lab and a proposed VA
hospital. Also nearby will be a new $6 million, 35,000 square foot Emergency
Medicine Learning & Resource Center, which will provide training for
emergency care personnel and first responders, as well as research and
development in emergency medicine, disaster management and public health.
The facility should be complete by next year.”
The February 2007 edition of
TechJournal South also features a
Manufacturers interested in a state wide study spotlight on Orlando. The article covered
to identify production and training needs are several of our
invited to participate in an online survey. targeted industry sectors—photonics, simulation, biotechnology and
digital media—and discussed some of the region’s strengths, such as
UCF’s Technology Incubator and Research Park. Our commercial real
Click here to complete the survey. estate market was also covered; good information to share with readers
of this magazine, primarily site selection consultants who help
This survey is brought to you by Employ Florida
Banner Center for Manufacturing.
companies with location decisions. This article is the first in a planned
series of economic development profiles focused on technology clusters
in the Southeast.
EDC Hosts International Seminar
Click here for order form.
Mar 3 FPRA 29th Annual Roast & Toast - Honoring Mar 21 BrainWorx
OOCCVB Retired President Bill Peeper 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Proceeds fund scholarships at UCF and Hamilton The Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center
Holt School of Rollins College 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park 32789
6:30 p.m. Cost: $39; $33 East Orlando/Winter Park
Peabody Orlando Chamber members; $25 SoBiz! members
Info/RSVP: www.fpra-orlando.com or Amanda Info/Register: www.sobiznetwork.com or
Forbes, 407.284.6639 Steven Placey, 800.448.0513
Mar 12 NAIOP: 2006 Golf Tournament Mar 21- Central Florida Regional "Fly-in" to
Proceeds benefit the new University of Central Tallahassee, FL
Florida School of Real Estate
12:30 p.m. - shotgun start; 5:00 p.m. - awards
Ginn Reunion Resort
Mar 23 Power Breakfast with Dr. Deborah German,
Cost: $1,500 per foursome Dean of the New UCF Med School
Info/Register: 407.774.0207 x103 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
255 S. Orange Ave, 18th floor, Orlando 32801
Mar 13- NAIOP: Development Fundamentals for
Cost: $40; $30 OBJ subscribers
14 Commercial Realestate 101
Info/Register: www.bizjournals.com or Kristi
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate Pericht, 407.649.8470
Cost: $695 NAIOP members, $865 non-members
Register: www.naiop.org or 703.904.7100 Mar 24 17th Annual Orlando Magic Black Tie and
Tennies Charity Gala
Mar 15 Orange County Mayor Richard T. Crotty's Benefiting the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation
Women's Leadership Summit 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. JW Marriott
Orange County Convention Center - North 4012 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando 32837
Concourse Info: click here, 407.916.2641
Info/Register: www.orangecountywls2007.com email@example.com
Mar 15 Direct Link Business Expo - The Next
Generation of Business Development in Mar 24- Rollins: GMAT Review Course
12:00 - 7:00 p.m. Apr 14 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary Business
Info/Register: click here; Cost: $295 per person
firstname.lastname@example.org; or Michael Martone,
Mar 15- NAIOP: Development Fundamentals for Mar 29 Ninth Annual Women Who Mean Business
16 Commercial Realestate 201 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate The Mall at Millenia, Orchid & Grand Court
4200 Conroy Rd., Orlando 32839
Cost: $795 NAIOP members, $945 non-members
Cost: $75; $700 reserved seating for 10
Register: www.naiop.org or 703.904.7100 Info/Register: www.bizjournals.com or Kristi
Mar 19- UCF Global Project Management Series - Risk
20 Management Mar 31 SCC: "Early Years are Learning Years"
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
UCF Alumni Center
Info/Register: Karen Adams, 407.882.0264 SCC's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Mar 21 Rollins: Aligning People & Passions for Info/Register: www.scc-fl.edu/childcare
Enhanced Leadership Effectiveness
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of
Cost: $295 per person corporate University
member; $395 non-corporate University member
Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc.: leased: 68,400 square feet of industrial space in the Orlando Central Park to Legacy
Sea Products, LLC and 50,000 square feet of industrial space in the Orlando Central Park industrial area to Invision Industries;
sold 33 acres in Orlando. Stephanie.Lockard@cushwake.com
Grubb & Ellis/Commercial Florida: negotiated sale of 3,650 square feet of Class A office space in Lake Mary for $1 million.
Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc.: negotiated: 137.77 acres for $1,033,275 in Suwannee County; 106.66 acres for
$1,386,531.90 in Sumter County; and 445.59 acres for $2,175,160 in Thomas County, GA. email@example.com
Realty Capital / TCN Worldwide: sold: 2.5 acres in Orlando for $1.3 million to Quadrangle Professional Center LLC; .96 acre
in Deltona for $1.1 million to Fairwinds Credit Union; 2,323 square feet in Winter Park for $369,830 to Blackstone Prep, LLC;
1,539 square feet in Winter Park for $268,770 to NANFL Holdings, LLC; and 1,734 square feet at the Maitland Exchange for
$381,480 to Trihounds, LLC. firstname.lastname@example.org
Taurus Southern Investments, LLC: Teranex, Inc., a division of Silicon Optix, Inc., occupied 18,425 square feet at its new
75,000-square-foot Challenger South flex-tech building at Central Florida Research Park in Orlando. email@example.com
Pertree Constructors, Inc.: selected to construct two new projects in Central Florida ... combined contract value is in excess
of $6.5 million; began construction on 22,000-square-foot Retail at Gibbs Plaza – Phase 1, new multi-tenant, retail center in
Deland, and Seminole Business Center Two, a multi-building project in Sanford (5,500 square feet and 23,000 square feet).
Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc.: underway on $2 million of work at Camden Orange Court Apartments, a new
multimillion-dollar, 261-unit rental community in downtown Orlando. firstname.lastname@example.org
GrayRobinson, P.A.: Scott A. Kizer invited to speak at the Health Information and Management System Society’s 2007
Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. email@example.com
Insight Financial Credit Union: Jack Taylor and Dan Krepinevich selected as the MEMBERS Financial Services
Kissimmee Utility Authority: 2005 Annual Report received three ADDY awards from the Orlando club of the American
Advertising Federation. CGENT@kua.com
Realty Capital / TCN Worldwide: hired Chris Means as senior associate and Barbara Trovillion Rushing as associate.
R.C. Stevens Construction Co.: hired Jessica Gilston marketing coordinator, David Edsen as project manager, Garrison
Green as assistant project manager, Jim Crabtree as assistant project manager, and Stanley Kramer as superintendent;
celebrated the opening of a new branch office in Cocoa. firstname.lastname@example.org
REMAX 200 Realty/Town & Country: Charles Orden, founder and principal, named 2006 Broker-Owner of the Year by
RE/MAX Florida. email@example.com
Rollins College - Crummer Graduate School of Business: Board of Trustees elected Walt Disney World Resort President
Meg Crofton to three-year term as its newest member. SDUESING@Rollins.edu
Seminole Community College: Lisa Greer will join the District Board of Trustees. firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminole County Public Schools: Seminole High School traveled to Middleton High School in Tampa for the second Mu
Alpha Theta Invitational competition of the year. Among 54 schools, Seminole High finished third.
Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty: appointed Rick Ojeda sales associate in the firm’s Clermont real estate gallery;
appointed four new sales associates at the Dr. Philips Real Estate Gallery: Hassan Hamri, Joe Chaplinski, Margo Freeman,
and Mark Rankin. email@example.com; The Freeman Group have joined Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty in the firm’s
Windermere Real Estate Gallery. firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Central Florida: Education Professor Thomas M. Brewer named the National Art Educator of the Year by the
National Art Education Association. email@example.com; Linda Gray, assistant vice president and director of News and
Information, retired; and Tom Evelyn named interim assistant vice president for the department. firstname.lastname@example.org