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10 x January 18 — 31, 2018 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 BUSINESS BRIEFS Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort representatives announced that the property is now offering memberships to both of its golf courses, Tranquilo Golf Club, and to the resort, including pool access. It also announced a $2.5 million enhancement to the practice facility at Tranquilo Golf Club. The available memberships are a Golf Club Membership at Tranquilo Golf Club and a Resort & Golf Club Membership, which provides access to the resort’s 5-acre water park and recreational amenities, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort now offers memberships to its golf courses and resort. including the fitness center and more. For more information, visit West Orange Chamber of Commerce installed its 2018 chairman in front of more than 200 members during the Member Celebration Brunch. Keith Bradford, the 2016 WOCC chairman, passed the gavel to Joe Alarie, officially signaling the beginning of his term as the 2018 chairman. For more information about WOCC, call 407-656- 1304 or visit Orlando Health’s Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Regional Medical Center, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, and Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies were designated as top hospitals in the country by The Leapfrong Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization. Hospitals recognized as top performers have better systems in place to prevent medication errors, higher quality on maternity care and high-risk procedures, and lower readmission rates than other hospitals. Fewer than 6 percent of U.S. hospitals achieve this prestigious recognition. For more information, visit Orlando Ballet School is hosting its 2018 Classical Ballet Variation Workshops and Expo. Students will learn a series of classical variations during the eight-week workshop and perform a classical variation for a panel of ballet professionals from outside of OBS at the expo. Classes begin Jan. 19 at the South Campus, Jan. 27 at the Central Campus, and Jan. 31 at the Seminole Campus. For more information or to register, call 407-426-1733 or visit #variations-workshops. ª Orlando Premier Music Instruction: Where does your beat begin? Private In-Home Lessons | After-School Classes | MusicFirst I-DO-ART PHOTOGRAPHY by Katerina Classes include: Preschool and Beginner Piano Guitar (Beginner and Adult) Vocal Expressions Comedy/Improv Musical Theater/Intro To Drama Dance FX MusicFirst (Infant/Toddler/PreK) visit our website or email for more info. x January 18 — 31, 2018 x 11 TOURISM UPDATE submitted by Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association 2018 Carlos Ortiz, ARNP CAP (L. to r.) David Bartek, 2016 and 2017 Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association board chairman; Steve Hogan, 2017 Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award honoree; Fred Sawyers, incoming 2018 CFHLA board chairman; and Rich Maladecki, CFHLA president and CEO, attend the CFHLA Hospitality Gala. Desiree Fouse LMHC WE TREAT "ADHD, DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, BIPOLAR DISORDER, SUBSTANCE ABUSE, BEHAVIORAL ISSUES AND MANY MORE"-IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS At the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association Hospitality Gala on Dec. 16, the Charles Andrews Memorial Hospitality Award for Community Leadership was presented to Steve Hogan, chief executive officer of Florida Citrus Sports. More than 1,200 CFHLA members and community leaders were in attendance at the Hyatt Regency Orlando for the annual black-tie event. Hogan was chosen as the 2017 recipient of CFHLA’s highest honor for his contributions to the hospitality industry through his success in securing major sports tourism events in Central Florida, in addition to his community initiatives relating to his leadership at Lift Orlando. The award is named after the first CFHLA board of directors chairperson, Charles Andrews, and exemplifies perseverance and dedication to a cause. Since being promoted to CEO of Florida Citrus Sports in 2006, Hogan has been a champion of the Central Florida community and has significantly raised Orlando’s status as a worldclass sporting event destination. Among his many achievements, CFHLA recognized Hogan’s efforts in the following initiatives: securing Orlando as the host site for the 2017 and 2018 NFL Pro Bowl; developing the Camping World Kickoff series, part of a multiyear agreement between Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN Events to host a major neutral-site college football game in Orlando during the opening weekend of the college football season; and cofounding Lift Orlando, an organization that brings business leaders into the community to help families build a better life for themselves through education, mixed-income housing, community health and wellness, and economic development. CFHLA also recognized its members of the year at the gala, including Jay Leonard, general manager of the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area, honored as the 2017 CFHLA Lodging Member of the Year; Maureen Haggerty of SpinOut Guest Laundries Inc., 2017 CFHLA Allied Member of the Year; and Gerry Tarantino of the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, 2017 CFHLA Engineer of the Year. ª