From:                     on behalf of CFHLA

Sent:                               Friday, March 18, 2016 12:16 PM


Subject:                          CFHLA - Back of the House - March 18, 2016


 Volume 1 - Edition 11


In This Issue...









 This Newsletter proudly sponsored by:


March Allied
Member of the Month


John Wood
RAM Striping

March Lodging
Member of the Month


Brian Wong
Celebration Suites Hotel

CFHLA Executive Committee

Dave Bartek
Loews Hotels

1st Vice Chairperson
Brian Comes
Hyatt Regency Orlando

2nd Vice Chairperson
Fred Sawyers
Walt Disney World
Swan & Dolphin

Keith Wolling
B Resort & Spa Lake Buena Vista

Jetse Pottinga
Melia Orlando
Suite Hotel

Assistant Treasurer
Jesse Martinez
The Alfond Inn at Rollins

Laura Sherman
CLC Regal Oaks

Immediate Past Chair
Gerald Urquiola
Caribe Royale Resort & Convention Center

Partners of the Month:

Orlando City Kickoff Tailgate Party

All County Paving

Duct Detectives


Moran Kidd Lyons Johnson PA

Orlando Health

Prestige Construction

System Tech Services

State of Osceola County Address

Career Source of Central Florida

Experience Kissimmee

Kissimmee Utility Authority

Old Town

Southern Strategy Group


University of Central Florida

Walt Disney World Company

Audio Visual Partner

PSAV - Presentation Services

Allied Relations Council Breakfast

Associated Planners Group

St. Patrick's Day Golf Open

Title Sponsor

Massey PrevenTech Commercial Services

Hole Sponsors

Arahull Services, Inc

Belfor Property Restoration

Blue Team Restoration

Boyer Building Corp


CMIT Solutions of Central Florida

Crown Linen

CSC Serviceworks

Mid-Florida Golf Cars

Orlando Health

Orlando Mattress Company

SeaWorld Parks & Resorts

Southeastern Laundry Equipment

Squeegee Squad

The Medical Concierge

UPS Store

VS Media Group

Yellowstone Landscape

Driving Range Sponsor

Hobart Corp

Roving Cart Sponsor

Driveway Maintenance, Inc.

Putting Contest Sponsor

Edlen Electrical Exhibition

March Security Seminar

Spaulding Decon

Downtown General Managers Meeting

Minuteman Press
Vacation Rental Managers  Council

Belfor Property Restoration
Vacation Ownership Managers  Council

Boyer Building Corp
Executive Committee Meeting

Global Sourcing International, LLC
Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting

SpinOut Guest Laundries Inc

March Board Meeting

Belfor Property Restoration

Hospitality News:

Inside look at Medical City's new $30M GuideWell center

Orlando Business Journal - The Buzz

Rachel Williams

The newest member of Lake Nona's Medical City officially is open.

GuideWell UST Global Innovation Center, located at 6555 Sanger Road, opened in a ribbon-cutting event on March 15. GuideWell CEO Pat Geraghty, UST Global Chief Medical Officer David Whitehouse, Tavistock Group Senior Managing Director Sesh Thakkar and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer are just some of the community members who attended the event.

The center is a 92,000-square-foot, three-story building that's anchored by GuideWell Innovation Collaborative Resource Ecosystem (CoRE) on the first floor. There, early-stage health care and life sciences companies have 30,000 square feet of collaboration space specifically for them. The second and third floors also have 30,000 square feet each, where more developed health care companies can establish offices.

"If you're an entrepreneur in this space and in this industry, this is a great place for you. Great ideas will spawn here, be incubated and then brought to market," said Dyer. "This will help the overall economic impact of our community."

Plus, early-stage companies can benefit from constant collaboration and access to big players in the health care industry like the Orlando VA Medical Center, Nemours Children's Hospital and University of Central Florida College of Medicine, just to name a few that are in Medical City.

Meanwhile, Healthbox and Edison Nation Medical also announced they will have a presence in the new GuideWell center. Healthbox is bringing its eight-week business incubation program beginning May 16, and Edison Nation Medical will work with individuals, early-stage startups and institutions to identify health care innovations that can be brought to the market. See here for more information on these two companies coming to Lake Nona.

SeaWorld ends Blue World project, funding will go to new experiences

Orlando Business Journal - the Buzz

Richard Bilbao

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s (NYSE: SEAS) $300 million Blue World project is no more. But that money could bring a brighter future for the marine park if used to diversify its offerings for guests.

SeaWorld's announcement to end its orca breeding program and phase out shows at its parks through 2019 has now opened the door for more investment in new attractions at local parks. In addition, SeaWorld projections showed this plan could attract nearly 1 million new visitors to the parks and provide a significant boost in potential revenue over the next three to five years.

The company said it will introduce a new, natural orca encounters experience, rather than theatrical shows, that will continue to focus on education, marine science research and rescue of marine animals. SeaWorld's new experiences will focus on orca enrichment, exercise and overall health. The San Diego park will be the first to change by next year, followed by San Antonio and then Orlando in 2019

But the shift also opens up a huge potential for SeaWorld's growth plans. As the park walks away from animal shows, it now will need to diversify its appeal to fans via cutting-edge attractions and unique habitats. The $300 million budget set for Blue World may be recycled into new "turnstile-turning" attractions, said SeaWorld executives.

"The orca issue was a block to our story and that would not abate with the millennial generation. It will take decades [for SeaWorld orcas to live out their lives], and we have lots of time with technology to pivot 20-30 years from now. For example, [SeaWorld Orlando's] Mako coaster will teach the plight of sharks in the wild, about shark finning and you can buy merchandise to help contribute to supporting the cause. So there's a lot of ways to get more from the overall mission." said SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby, during a morning conference call.

Despite the shock of seeing such a turn of events, this was the move SeaWorld needed to make to get beyond the negative publicity and continue to grow, said Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Park Services, a Cincinnati-based theme park consulting firm.

"They have to re-invent their product, re-constitute themselves in terms of marketing and image, and diversify through more attractions that correlate with sea life and marine life. You may see another roller coaster or two down the line, but product emphasis will go in different direction over the next 10 years than the SeaWorld we know today," he said.

Specifically, he said experiences using remote technology could play a big role in the company's future. For example, the future of orcas at the park could come in the way of a live video feed of a SeaWorld rescue and care team monitoring a killer whale pod and providing live or recorded video of orcas.

Here's a quick thought: Imagine guests entering a dome theater that is designed to have orcas swim around them and leap out of the water that will show how the mammals live in the wild and then it will open to the orca natural habitats at the park where guests can see the animals.

"Using technology like that is the way we live life now, so I can see SeaWorld doing it the same way," Speigel added.

That said, how would you best like to see SeaWorld use the $300 million it has to improve the park experience? Let us know in our poll.

In February, SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported that it ended its 2015 fiscal year with an uptick in quarterly attendance and revenue. The marine park's fourth-quarter, year-end 2015 report shows total net revenue of $267.8 million, up 1 percent from $264.5 million reported for the same quarter last year. Full-year revenue reached $1.37 billion, down less than 1 percent compared to $1.38 billion in 2014, said the company.


St. Patrick's Day Golf Open
was a
Successful Membership Experience!

144 Lucky Golfers
22 Sponsors
participated in this
"Members Doing Business with Members"
activity at the beautiful
Tranquilo Golf Club
at the Four Seasons Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort.

CFHLA St. Patrick's Day Golf Committee Chairman Chris Donohue of the
Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside (Center) with the Orlando Airport
Marriott Lakeside Golf Team and the Squeegee Squad Hole Sponsor Booth

CFHLA recognizes the following Member partners
for their support of this successful event:

Corporate Sponsor:

Golfers enjoyed the Massey PrevenTech Commercial Services Corporate / Hole Sponsor Booth

Hole Sponsors:

Arahull Services, Inc

Belfor Property Restoration

Blue Team Restoration

Boyer Building Corporation

(Formerly Brickman / ValleyCrest)

CMIT Solutions of Central Orlando

Crown Linen, LLC

CSC Service Works

Massey PrevenTech Commercial Services

Mid-Florida Golf Cars

The Medical Concierge

Orlando Health

Orlando Mattress Company

SeaWorld Parks & Resorts

Southeastern Laundry Equipment

Squeegee Squad

UPS Store

VS Media Group, Inc.

Yellowstone Landscape

Driving Range Sponsor

Hobart Corp

Roving Cart Sponsor

Driveway Maintenance, Inc.

Putting Contest Sponsor

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services

The Leapin' Leprechauns of the SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Hole Sponsor Booth

Additionally, CFHLA congratulates the following
St. Patrick's Day Golf Open "Lucky Awardees":

Best Decorated Hole Sponsor:

CSC Service Works

The CSC Service Works Booth being visited by the
Massey PrevenTech Commercial Services Golf Team

Best Food & Beverage:

Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services

The Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services Hole Sponsor Booth

Best Costume:

Boyer Building Corporation

The Boyer Building Corporation Hole Sponsor Booth and the Awnclean USA Golf Team

First Place Golf Team:

Free Agent Team 17A
Carey Carter
Chad Cowan
Michael Evans
Steve Horton

Second Place Golf Team:

Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin
Dave Bagwell
Don Engfer
Gino Marasco
Eric Opron

Third Place Golf Team:

Loews Hotels
Tim Bailey
Monty Burdette
Jason Moss
Tony Rodrigues

"Out of Luck" Golf Team:

Sheraton Lake Buena Vista
Luis De la Cruz
Jim Dunn
David McCaughey
Cindy Staley

The "Out of Luck" Golf Team - Sheraton Lake Buena Vista

Women's Longest Drive:

Erin Sims

Men's Longest Drive:

Rich Dickson

Women's Closest to the Pin:

Janee Rodriguez

Men's Closest to the Pin:

Carl Rodgers

The Caribe Royale Resort & Convention Center Team including John Murray, Edward Thompkins, Daisy Bonilla, and CFHLA Immediate Past Chairman Gerald Urquiola

 For more pictures of this Member experience, please CLICK HERE.

Golfers enjoyed the complimentary neck massages offered at the
Orlando Mattress Company Hole Sponsor Booth





CFHLA is offering the opportunity for Members to
Pre-Purchase Bacchus Bucks
and Bacchus Bash Raffle Tickets!

To purchase Bacchus Bucks, please CLICK HERE.
(You may choose to pick up your Bucks at the
CFHLA Office, or select to have your Bucks mailed to you)

To purchase your Raffle Tickets, please CLICK HERE.
(These tickets will automatically be entered into
the drawing, no need to pick up the tickets)

Additionally, both Bacchus Bucks and Raffle Tickets
will be available for purchase at the CFHLA Offices and
select CFHLA Events prior to Friday, April 1.

For more information relating to Bacchus Bash, please visit


Each year, the
CFHLA Bacchus Bash
raises funds for approximately
30 Scholarships
for Central Florida
Hospitality Students.

The scholarships will be offered via
one of the following opportunities:

  1) One-time scholarship of $1,000 - $2,500

   2) Current College Student "Multi Year"
($2,000 per year for up to 4 years)

  3) Graduating High School Student "Multi Year"
($1,000 per year for up to 4 years)

The application DEADLINE is:
Thursday, March 31 / 12Noon

For more information on the scholarships offered in 2016
and to download the application, please visit:

If you have questions regarding these scholarships, please contact
CFHLA Communications & Corporate Citizenship Director -
Lynnea Dawes:


Help the Homeless Students!!!

Once again, to support the spring collection efforts, CFHLA and
Massey PrevenTech Commercial Services
will partner with
DollarTree Stores
to station
CFHLA Cares Collection Bins
at DollarTree locations throughout Central Florida.

This collection will advance the efforts of CFHLA Cares
to support the 10,000+ Homeless Students in Central Florida.

This in-store collection will be active from
Friday, April 8 - Saturday, April 23.

Please spread the word and encourage your co-workers,
families, and friends to visit their local DollarTree stores to
donate items to support local Homeless Students.

Additionally, the official Spring CFHLA Cares
Collection Drive
for Homeless Students
is set to occur
Wednesday, May 4
(10:00AM - 2:00PM) at the
Hilton Orlando
(Thank you John Luke, General Manager).

If you conduct an "inter-office" collection drive,
please bring these collected items to the
Official Drop-Off on May 4
at the Hilton Orlando -
Look for the Yellow School Bus!

If you have questions regarding this Collection, please contact
CFHLA Staff Person Lynnea Dawes -


BELFOR Property Restoration is the North American leader in integrated disaster recovery and property restoration services. With more than 100 full-service offices in the U.S., we are geographically positioned to respond to almost any disaster - large or small - coast to coast. A proven track record of superior response and unmatched resources has made BELFOR the contractor of choice for damages caused by fire, water, wind or other catastrophes.  The feeling that we're Restoring More Than Property is one of the best and most fulfilling things that we do.
Fun Fact: BELFOR Property Restoration CEO,
Sheldon Yellen, was on undercover boss.


2016 CFHLA Board Member:
Brian Comes
Newly appointed CFHLA First Vice Chairperson
and General Manager of the
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Birthday: October 21

Fun Fact:  Mr. Comes' first Hospitality Industry job was working as a Corporate Management Trainee at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.  His greatest hospitality accomplishment was the opportunity to transition The Peabody Orlando to the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

Thank you Brian Comes
for serving as a CFHLA Leader!


Below please find current hospitality employment opportunities:

Chief Engineer
Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport
CLICK HERE to view the job description

Human Resource Generalist
International Palms Resort & Conference Center, Orlando
CLICK HERE to view the job description

Villas of Grand Cypress
CLICK HERE to view the job description

Front Desk Agent / Concierge
Reunion Resort & Club
CLICK HERE to view the job description

To submit job postings, please forward a job description or application
link to CFHLA Staff Person Lynnea Dawes -

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