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50 Most Powerful: Business

50 Most Powerful: 15 to Watch

These leaders are also making a mark in our community.

50 Most Powerful People 2016

Our annual list comprises politicians, entrepreneurs, educators, artists, philanthropists and others who are instrumental in shaping our community.

50 Most Powerful: Tourism & Transportation

50 Most Powerful: Education

50 Most Powerful: Government & Politics

50 Most Powerful: Entertainment & The Arts

50 Most Powerful: Philanthropy & Community Voices

Story of a… Baker

Evette Rahman, 51, owner of Sister Honey’s bakery, carries on her mother’s legacy.

Story of a… Wedding Planner

“It’s not all glittery and sunshine,” says Jaclyn Fraser, 28, who powers through with “lots of caffeine.”

Rebel Without a Pause

For four years, Jeff Sonksen has blazed a mile-long trail for public art along a Seminole County bikeway. And he’s nowhere near finished.

Story of a… Airboat Captain

For Wayne Corbitt, 38, daily tours on the Everglades headwaters in Kissimmee never get old.

Story of a… Music Teacher

In pursuing one passion, Jennifer Erickson finds another—students.

Anniversary: Genuine Articles

Meet the women behind—and on the cover of—Orlando-Land magazine.

Story Of A… Orlando Native

Sally Downs, 85, takes us back to a simpler time.

Anniversary: Mr. Downtown

Tom Kohler helped shape the look of Orlando. We take a look back—and ask him to make some predictions.

Anniversary: Shaqnificent!

1992: Orlando magazine’s Newsmaker of the Year

On Top of the World

How Scott Thompson, aka Carrot Top, went from oyster shucker to comedic headliner—and why he still calls Central Florida home.

Anniversary: Abracadabra

How one of the area’s most eligible singles found magic.

Anniversary: Living and Giving

Breanne Anderson fought off cancer and became a caregiver herself.

Story of a… Glass Artist

Life behind a torch has an unbreakable hold on David Sandidge, 51.

Women Who Move the City 2016

Meet some of the business, civic and educational leaders who work to bring about positive change and enhance the quality of life in our community.

Story of a... Yo-Yo Champion

Alec Jones, 14, has sky-high tricks and even higher hopes of becoming the world’s best yo-yoer.

Story of a Bookseller

Kim Britt, 53, is dedicated to sharing locally grown words that build connections between readers and writers.

Best Doctors: Memorable Moments

We asked 12 doctors to share with readers a memorable day or experience in their medical careers.

Story of a… Knight

David Bobola, 30, has won swordfights, horseback battles and the heart of a princess at Medieval Times.

Community Angels

They help get the vote out, minister to the homeless, counsel the grieving, give kids a sense of purpose.

Tattoo Artist

Reality TV star Jime Litwalk, 40, has inked locals and celebrities alike in a career spanning more than 20 years.

Winning Style

Hairstylist Chris Martin gives pageant hopefuls crucial advice and a big dose of confidence.

Story of a… Therapy Dog

Tori, a 9-year-old St. Bernard/Golden Retriever mix, gives comfort and joy to Orlando Health patients.

Story of a… Bodybuilder

Through years of intense training, Ian Frierson, 31, has mastered the ability to transform his body and work the crowd.

Best of Orlando 2015: Personalities

50 Most Powerful: 21-29

Perry Jr., Sublette, Shugart, Grayson, Pugh, Marchena, Demings, Wick, Aguel

50 Most Powerful: 41-50 & 10 to Watch

German, McGee, Webster, Maladecki, Sheehan, NeJame, Batchelor, West, Stuart, LaRoe, Hill, plus 10 to Watch

50 Most Powerful People

Our annual list comprises politicians, entrepreneurs, educators, philanthropists and others who are instrumental in shaping our community.

Story of a... Comic

For more than half his life, Brian Bradley, 60, has made others laugh—and learned to master tough crowds.
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Premier Realtors

Check out our 2016 searchable database of Orlando's premier realtors.

Orlando's Best Lawyers 2016

Our annual list includes hundreds of Orlando-area attorneys in dozens of areas of practice.

Orlando's Top Dentists of 2016

Our annual list featuring 224 of the area's finest dental professionals.

Guide to Private Schools 2016

Our searchable annual database will help you chart an educational course for your family.

2015 Premier Doctors

Our annual inventory of Central Florida’s Finest Doctors with details on hundreds of physicians in dozens of specialties.

Orlando's Top Chiropractors of 2015

Check out our searchable 2015 list of some of the best chiropractors in the Orlando area.

Premier Veterinarians 2015

Check out our searchable 2015 list of some of the best vets in the Orlando area.
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Exploring Disney Springs

Downtown Disney has officially transformed into Disney Springs, a world-class dining, entertainment and shopping district.

Weekend Happenings in Orlando July 22 to 24

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend.

Sharks Circling in at SeaWorld This Summer

SeaWorld's brand-new Shark Reef Realm features new exhibits and Orlando's most thrilling coaster yet.

Weekend Happenings in Orlando July 15 to 17

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend.

Upscale Dining at Orlando's Theme Parks

Visitors might be surprised to find some of the best restaurants in the country are actually in and around Orlando's theme parks.
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