About Top 5 + Update + Bios
Owner and Curator: Brian Wilson
Brian is excited to be trying to fill the shoes of Bess! He moved back to Central Florida last year after taking a few years off in Portland, Oregon. He is inspired by community, sharing, small business and culture. The Big News. Share with us Event Information here! We also have a couple spots open showcase business and companies Here!
Jen is our Video and Media Contributor. Really a “Jill of all trade” Follower her on twitter @JenVargas (available for freelance work and social media projects too! ) check out http://purplebunnyproductions.wordpress.com/
More writers soon …Follow @CentralFLTop5
Locals and tourists alike use this website and calendar to plan their schedules and to find things to do.
So, if you would like your event to be considered for the Top 5 calendar, be sure to submit it here by the 25th of the previous month!
Voted Best Events Blog by TheDailyCity readers for 2012! Winner of “Best Neighborhood Blog” from the Orlando Sentinel in December 2009, the Top 5 blog is updated several times a week and features a variety of topics, ranging from reviews of concerts and shows to featuring artists and upcoming events.
As @centralfltop5, We tweet often, climbing our way to being ranked a Top 10 Power Tweeter in Central Florida by Twitterholic and #2 “Most Influential” in Central Florida by WeFollow. I not only tweet about upcoming events and specials my readers find useful, but about good news for Florida, such as job growth, citizens winning awards, doing good, etc.
The Top 5 is on Facebook, so perhaps consider becoming a fan? I promise not to “junk up” your wall or pester you with notifications! My Facebook fan page acts as a “one-stop-shop.” Here you can view my latest Youtube videos, assorted photo albums, my many tweets, and other information about what’s happening in Central Florida.
The Top 5 has its own channel on youtube, creating quality videos of places I’ve visited. My videos have been uploaded over 10,000 times, and views of the individual videos vary according to the topic, with some receiving over 5,000 views.
Both Bess and her husband and grew up here in Winter Park. In fact, her family’s Central Florida roots date back to the 1800s, with her grandmother being born right there on the banks of Lake Howell. And although she knew lots about the Central Florida area, this website was allowing them to discover even more about the place they loved to call home.
Current Owner and Curator
Brian is from New Jersey, lived in Portland, Oregon and loves many things Central Florida!
Had a blast at the Ocean Spray Cranberry Bog! (Read here)
Video of him at the new Wawa!