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7 things to know today and top American boomtowns (yes, Orlando is one of them)

Good morning, Orlando! A new ranking of top American boomtowns by MagnifyMoney puts Orlando 14th, along with two other Florida cities in the top 25. MagnifyMoney's methodology ranks cities based on multiple growth factors, including population, numb.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 10th, 2018

7 things to know today and how Artegon will transform with Miami billionaire"s vision

Good morning, Orlando! OBJ reporter Richard Bilbao and Photographer Jim Carchidi had an opportunity on Wednesday to chat with Miami billionaire Michael Dezer, who bought the long-troubled Artegon Marketplace property in January for $23.75 million.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 9th, 2018

7 things to know today and new app lets you file report on plane cabin temperatures

Good morning, Orlando! Ever been on a plane waiting to take off and either sweating so much that you're dripping or freezing as arctic air flows out of the air conditioning system? It turns out that the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), wh.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 1st, 2018

7 things to know today and what Amazon Prime members love most

Good morning, Orlando! Although you might think that Whole Foods discounts and Emmy-nominated programs are what Amazon Prime members like most, you'd be wrong: It's the free shipping. According to new research by The Diffusion Group, 79% of Pri.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2018

7 things to know today and SunRail"s new service begins this week

Good morning, Orlando! SunRail's long-awaited $186.9 million, Phase 2 southern expansion begins service today, adding 17 miles and four new stations to the mix: Meadow Woods in Orange County, as well as Tupperware, Kissimmee and Poinciana in Osceol.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 30th, 2018

7 things to know today and Krispy Kreme buys Insomnia Cookies

Good morning, Orlando. If you're a fan of Insomnia Cookies — which has locations here in downtown and east Orlando — then this should be interesting news for you: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is buying a majority stake in the cookie company, a move that a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 24th, 2018

7 things to know today and Harris Rosen shares details on major expansion plans

Good morning, Orlando! There are big expansion plans ahead as Orlando's Harris Rosen wants to provide more accommodations for International Drive's more than 12.5 million visitors. The president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts told Orlando Busi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 16th, 2018

7 things to know today and Snapchat brings AR to Disney, Universal

Good morning, Orlando! This summer, Snapchatters can add an augmented-reality layer to their theme-park vacations. Snapchat has developed AR lenses for Disney, Universal and Six Flags parks, according to The Hollywood Reporter. At Disneyland, W.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 5th, 2018

7 things to know today and what we"re spending on July 4 festivities

Good morning, Orlando, and happy July 4th! The OBJ office is closed today, but I wanted to share a few headlines to start your holiday festivities. Looks like we're going to spend less this year on food for our Fourth of July cookouts and picnic.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 4th, 2018

7 things to know today and this age group includes the worst tippers

Good morning, Orlando! Looks like millennials are the worst tippers, according to a new survey by CreditCards.com that shows 10% of those between the ages of 18 and 37 say they leave nothing for a tip when dining at a restaurant, compared to 3% of o.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 26th, 2018

7 things to know today and Orlando ranks high for jobs but low for starting salaries

Good morning, Orlando! The City Beautiful was ranked the second-best place in Florida for jobs, according to a new WalletHub survey.  In order to determine which cities were the best — and worst — in Florida for jobs, WalletHub analyzed 16.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 15th, 2018

7 things to know today and Walmart says "Cheers" to private label wine

Good morning, Orlando! Retail giant Walmart has started selling a private label wine collection in about 1,100 of its stores across the country, Food Dive reports. Winemakers Selection includes 10 private label wines sourced from wineries in Cal.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 6th, 2018

7 things to know today and Fox, Disney set shareholder votes on merger — putting pressure on Comcast

Good morning, Orlando! The Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox are moving forward with plans for Disney to acquire Fox’s entertainment assets — even as Comcast Corp. is laying the groundwork to foil the deal. Disney (NYSE: DIS) and Fox (Nasd.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 31st, 2018

7 things to know today and what"s driving the profit boom at America"s biggest companies

Good morning, Orlando! The OBJ office is closed today in honor of Memorial Day and will re-open as usual on Tuesday morning, but we wanted to share a few business headlines with you to start this work week ... Corporate America's bottom line is bo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 28th, 2018

7 things to know today and Orlando workers more apt to move away for a new job

Good morning, Orlando! Workers in metro Orlando aren't necessarily looking to stay rooted in the City Beautiful, according to a new study by Glassdoor Inc. In its recently released report titled, Metro Movers: Where Are Americans Moving for Jo.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 23rd, 2018

7 things to know today and luxury apartment community sells for $64.5M

Good morning, Orlando, and happy Monday! Alexan Crossroads, a 314-unit luxury apartment community in Orlando, has a new owner: Harbor Group International, which ponied up for $64.5 million for the property. Completed in 2016, Alexan Crossroads fea.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 21st, 2018

7 things to know today and Orlando ranks high on list of best cities for jobs in 2018

Good morning, Orlando! Here's some positive news for job seekers in the Orlando-area market: The City Beautiful ranks among the best of the largest U.S. metros for jobs in 2018, according to Forbes. The business magazine put the Orlando-Kissimm.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 9th, 2018

7 things to know today and Orlando among best cities for college grads

Good morning, Orlando! A recent analysis of major U.S. cities found Orlando ranked high as a good place for college graduates. A SmartAsset study released this week put Orlando at No. 15 out of 108 based on affordability, access to jobs and fun,.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 4th, 2018

7 things to know today and sleeping at work? Nah, I was just resting my eyes

Good morning, Orlando! We all have days when we get a wee bit sleepy at work, right? My all-time favorite workplace story happened years ago when one of OBJ's reporters fell asleep at her desk. When she groggily came back to consciousness, it was pr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 1st, 2018

7 things to know today and this city is the best C. Fla. small metro to start a business

Good morning, Orlando! National Small Business Week is fast approaching, so WalletHub decided to take a look at 2018’s Best Small Cities to Start a Business. To determine the most business-friendly small markets, WalletHub compared more than 1,200 .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 17th, 2018

7 things to know today and what some of us would do for a 10% raise

Good morning, Orlando! So, just how far would you go to get a bigger paycheck? That's the question LendEDU asked 1,238 respondents in a series of "would you rather" questions where they had to weigh making a steep sacrifice in order to get a nice p.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 9th, 2018