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Why Florida Blue's new innovation center is in Orlando and not Jacksonville - Jacksonville Business Journal

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 08:53 -- rprice

collaboration is at the heart of the model, we wanted a central location where one, you had the convergence of a lot of health care players, prominent players in health care,” said Renee Finley, vice president of innovation and market intelligence for Florida Blue.

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Libraries evolving into technology and community centers - Orlando Sentinel

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 16:51 -- rprice

The next step in innovation is just around the corner, as the library prepares to open an ambitious technology-and-training center at the downtown branch. The technology center, opening in February, will include music, film and photography studios, editing bays, driving and flight simulators, even a fabrication lab with 3-D printers. Those 3-D printers are already in use for demonstration purposes. They are able to scan and replicate with amazing precision objects ranging from children's toys to cooking implements.

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Elevate Orlando | Empowering the Next Generation of Urban Leaders

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 16:43 -- rprice

Elevate Orlando is a civic non profit dedicated to equipping and empowering underserved youth to graduate with a plan for the future. Elevate Orlando links the Orlando business community to under-served areas through education. This is accomplished through mentoring relationships and public school courses rooted in character education and leadership development.

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Bringing Art and Technology Together

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 12:08 -- rprice

A few years ago, I had an idea to make the kind of conference I'd like to attend. Turns out the Art and Algorithms event in Titusville looked like a really great version, but I didn't get the chance to check it out. When I go to BarCamps and other similar events, I often advise people to decide on their mission, and who their audience is before they start a new project, so here is my shot at it:

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Healthbox

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:23 -- rprice

With significant change on the horizon and stakeholders hungry for the solutions of tomorrow, there has never been a better time to be a healthcare entrepreneur. Healthbox was created to uncover and foster innovative solutions and to deliver a collaborative infrastructure to enable entrepreneurial success. The entrepreneurs selected to participate in one of our 16-week programs receive structured, customized support designed to address the challenges unique to starting a business in healthcare.

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Bike sharing Orlando: Bike share program could be coming to downtown Orlando - Orlando Sentinel

Wed, 03/13/2013 - 18:28 -- rprice

ideally opening at about the same time as SunRail. Set to accept fares in May 2014, SunRail will run from DeBary in Volusia County through downtown Winter Park and Orlando to south Orange County. The $1.2 billion train should provide potential riders, Wilson said, because many will be looking for a way to get to their final destination. Wilson, who studies pedestrian and cycling patterns, said people typically are willing to walk no more than a half-mile.

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Patriot Gardens | Plant a Seed, Change the Law

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 09:39 -- rprice

We grow dozens of vegetables organically in our front yard in Orlando (read more about why we planted our Patriot Garden). But in November, the city—which aspires to be the “Greenest City in America”—notified us that our harmless garden violates city code, and we have to tear it up and replace it with grass…or face fines of $500 a day. All we want to do is use our property peacefully to grow our own food. The Constitution protects our property rights from arbitrary invasions like this. Help us tell our leaders “Hands off our food!” by planting your own Patriot Garden in your front yard.

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State of the Arts - Orlando Magazine - March 2013 - Orlando, FL

Tue, 02/26/2013 - 09:38 -- rprice

Budgets for cultural organizations are down, but a dazzling performing arts center is rising across from City Hall. Over the years, we have watched a symphony orchestra pull off a remarkable resurrection and an opera company go belly up. Arts groups wounded by the economic downturn and corporate funding cutbacks have been forced to go leaner in order to keep presenting their concerts, performances and exhibits.

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