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Local Indie Filmmaker James Hunter Shatters Status Quo with Faith-Based Feature ‘The Turnaround’

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – These days, the phrase “faith-based film” typically conjures one of two mental images: a wholesome vanilla-cast story or one with zany antics courtesy of a man in a heavy woman’s costume toting a pistol. But local indie filmmaker James Hunter, who showed the world what the Orlando film community is…

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Hispanic Chamber Announces 2016 Don Quijote Award Finalists in Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla.—November 15, 2016 — Excitement builds for the 19th Annual Don Quijote Awards as the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando (HCCMO) and Prospera (formerly HBIF) announce this year’s finalists. The organizations revealed the 12 finalists for the four categories recognized at the event along with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Hispanic…

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Hispanic Chamber, SBA Form Strategic Alliance

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN News) — With the 2016 Hispanic Business Conference and Expo (HBCE) at the Orange County Convention Center well underway, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro-Orlando (HCCMO) and the U.S. Small Business Administration signed a new Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) Friday. The two-year partnership will connect Chamber members to greater resources for…

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Nation’s First Accredited College for LD and ADHD Students Surging and Expanding in 2016

LEESBURG, Fla. (FNN News) – Beacon College, the nation’s first higher learning institution dedicated to serving students with learning disabilities (LD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and other learning differences, has seen rapid growth in the last three years—48.6%, to be exact—and is using its newfound momentum to make an even greater imprint on the national landscape.…

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‘Blue,’ ‘The Runaway,’ ‘Actor for Hire,’ ‘Concealed’ Among Winners at 2015 Orlando Film Festival

ORLANDO, FL (FNN News) – Independent film is not as glamorous as Hollywood; its plethora of challenges range from lacking capital to the point of a filmmaker spending his last dime to the dread of a lackluster screening thanks to low audience attendance, resulting from scanty marketing. Indie filmmakers relentlessly labor and use whatever resources…

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Innovative Taiwan Technology Promises a Healthier, More Responsive World

by Mellissa Thomas Taiwan manufactures over ninety percent of electronic devices distributed by the world’s largest tech companies, including Apple and Dell, and continues to be at the forefront of innovation, as was demonstrated at Taiwan Excellence’s Taiwan Products Launch and International Press Conference at InfoComm 2015 Wednesday morning. Titled “Taiwan: The New Stratosphere,” the…

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2015 Hispanic Business Conference & Expo Commences at the Orange County Convention Center

by Mellissa Thomas The Orange County Convention Center’s WA2 Hall was electric as Orlando’s corporate leaders and elected officials gathered for the ribbon cutting to kick off the Hispanic Business Conference & Expo 2015 (HBCE 2015) at 2:30 p.m. Friday. HBCE 2015, a joint venture produced by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando…

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Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce Rallies the Diaspora to Be Ready for Greater Opportunities Back Home

by Mellissa Thomas The Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida (JAUSACCCF), in partnership with the Jamaica National Building Society, hosted its Business and Personal Development Symposium May 21, 2015, spurring the diaspora on to greater business and economic opportunities back in Jamaica. The speaker list included JAUSACCCF President Heather Chisholm; Marie Gill, President…

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POLITICS & POWER

Can Family and Friends with Opposing Political Views Have Relationships…

ORLANDO, Fla (FNN NEWS) - Discussions about politics have been known to be taboo for…

Trump to Nominate former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's wife…

WASHINGTON - President Donald J. Trump announces intent to nominate Callista L. Gingrich of Virginia, to…

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Kathleen Troia…

WASHINGTON - President Donald J. Trump announces his intention to nominate Kathleen Troia (“K.T.”) McFarland…

U.S. NEWS

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Kathleen Troia…

WASHINGTON - President Donald J. Trump announces his intention to nominate Kathleen Troia (“K.T.”) McFarland to be the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore. Ms. McFarland currently serves as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor. As a highly-respected national security professional, Ms. McFarland has provided…

Trump to Nominate former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich's wife…

WASHINGTON - President Donald J. Trump announces intent to nominate Callista L. Gingrich of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Holy See, according to a statement released by The White House. Ms. Gingrich has been the President and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a…

$300 Million Retail, Dining and Entertainment Complex Announced For Hawaii

'EWA BEACH, Hawaii, (FNN NEWS) -- Haseko Development, Inc. today announced preliminary plans for a waterside retail, dining and entertainment center at its Hoakalei development on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Ideally located within the Wai Kai portion of the resort project, the $300 million complex is planned to have…

ORLANDO

Orlando Magic Name Jeff Weltman VP of Basketball Operations

ORLANDO, FL (FNN Sports) - The Orlando Magic have hired Toronto Raptors general manager Jeff Weltman as the franchise’s president of basketball operations, league sources told The Vertical. Weltman met with Orlando CEO Alex Martins and ownership on Monday, finalizing a five-year deal, league sources said. Orlando officials had been intrigued with Cleveland GM David Griffin, but moved steadily toward Weltman as they became…

Impressive Education: Andover Elementary School Integrates Covey's '7 Habits' into…

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - This morning I observed a “wow” moment at Andover Elementary School in East Orange County. Many of us have either heard of or read Stephen R. Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a book/tool which chronicles the behavior patterns of people who include processes in their everyday and professional lives, yielding success. Imagine…

DAYTONA 500 Champion Kurt Busch to Serve as Honorary Chairman…

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) — Kurt Busch, the 2017 DAYTONA 500 champion and former champion of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will serve as the Honorary Chairman  for the 29th Annual Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) Induction Ceremony at the Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach on June 28. Busch – driver of the No. 41…

MIAMI

Minority Chamber to launch "10,000-Jobs Initiative" at 12th Annual National…

MIAMI, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- The Minority Chamber of Commerce (MCC) launches its annual "10,000 Jobs Initiatives" at the XII Minority National Career Fair Miami 2017 on June 12, 2 - 6 p.m. The exclusive, members-only event takes place at MCC's World Trade Center at 1951 NW 7th Ave., Miami Florida, 33136. The highly-anticipated career event features…

POLL: FAU Poll Shows Americans Split on Tax Reform Proposals,…

BOCA RATON, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Americans are split on U.S. President Donald Trump's tax reform proposals and nearly 65 percent believe he should release his own tax returns before making significant changes to the tax code, according to a national survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI). After hearing about…

Lynn University to break ground on $35 million university center

BOCA RATON, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -  Lynn University will break ground Thursday, April 20, on the Christine E. Lynn University Center. The 11 a.m. ceremony will take place at the heart of campus and will feature guest speakers, food and drink, a unique photo opportunity, virtual reality renderings, and remarks from the namesake donor, Christine…

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