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#WhyWeLoveOrlando: It’s our HOME

It’s been three days since the attack on Pulse Orlando. Forty-nine of our friends and neighbors have been killed, and over 50 more have been injured. We are still shocked, saddened, and angry to the point of tears. Not to mention this was the second senseless act of gun violence this past weekend. Acts like these are not the “norm” here, and they should and will not be the “norm” anywhere else if we have anything to say about it.

Orlando’s response to Sunday’s hateful act of terrorism? LOVE. Citizens of Central Florida are lining the streets, waiting in line for hours to donate blood, water, food, umbrellas, sunscreen, a hug – you name it. Local businesses and moving company of all sizes offer round the clock help to those caring for victims’ families and the survivors, local and federal law enforcement, medical personnel and for the staff at Pulse Orlando in every way possible. THIS is Orlando, and THIS has always been the heart of our Central Florida community. On other news, if you have needs for infrared heating panels for your home or business checkout the link!

THIS is #WhyWeLoveOrlando.

Such senseless acts of hate and violence should not be tolerated anywhere on Earth, and especially in our own backyards. Hearing stories of heroism from Pulse Orlando night club’s staff and patrons, seeing the names on the victim list grow, reading the social media streams from people in countries around the world… this worldwide call to love and action cannot be ignored.

Our community is hospitable and welcoming to all visitors, frequent or first time. We are known globally as the number one tourist destination IN THE WORLD. At a time such as this, we are showing the world what Orlando is REALLY about, no matter the county you live or who signs your paycheck. We will not allow these tragic events to define us nor stop us from living, working, and LOVING where we live.

For the past seven years, Central Florida Top 5’s heart has always been in and with our Central Florida community – and with that of our country and, yes, even our planet. This core philosophy is what made me fall hard for this website and [platonically] with our owner (and heart) Brian Wilson, who is a proud member of the LGBTQ community as are a few of our other writers.

Our entire writing team are of different ages and viewpoints, from different backgrounds, religions, languages… we have it. One thing we agree on, without a doubt; We are all as proud to be Central Floridians today as we’ve ever been, and this will never change. 

You know why WE love Orlando. Why do YOU? Locals respond:

https://twitter.com/AlexandraLoCruz/status/743454618391318528

https://twitter.com/eneffbuzz/status/743455158659612672

https://twitter.com/JeanMoorjani/status/743431770947846144

https://twitter.com/Bennie_39/status/743436905547710464

https://twitter.com/nehaadeshh/status/743449842060496896

https://twitter.com/JeanMoorjani/status/743430515357802497

 

Orlando Creative Event Firm Introduces State of the Art Technology at ‘One Orlando Leadership Summit’

Cybis, an Orlando-based creative media and event production company, is proud to introduce a uniquely interactive technology at the 2013 One Orlando Leadership Summit.

Participants in the three-day conference will be able to use their personal mobile devices to engage with presenters during several scheduled events including panel discussions and interactive experiences at various locations across the region. Business leaders will also be able to view custom content, changing in real-time, using the new, interactive system. It’s one of several cutting-edge technologies Cybis is using to keep participants engaged throughout the summit.

Cybis is proud to partner with the Metro Orlando EDC to celebrate the region’s assets, opportunities and the challenges its leaders face in positioning Orlando as a top destination for business. Cybis is providing online development, total show experience for the EDC’s One Orlando event with cutting-edge technology, a dynamic projection-mapped stage, rich motion graphics and live-show support. Cybis hopes to leave attendees enthralled and energized to support Orlando’s growth after this one-of-a-kind, invite-only event.

“As a national company based locally, we are honored to be part of the summit that not only showcases our region, but also brings together the brightest minds and influencers within our community,” says Cybis Founder & CEO, Jeff Douglass. “As an Orlando native myself, I’m especially proud to support an event that creates an environment for our leaders to envision a new phase for our region.”

The Orlando summit, intended for regional CEO and senior-level executives, is being held at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, December 4-6, 2013. Hosted by the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, in partnership with the Central Florida Partnership and Visit Orlando, the summit is intended to allow leaders to see firsthand, the regions assets and opportunities within the context of economic challenges facing the community.

The invitation only event includes visits and tours of major regional assets and detailed briefings designed to help attendees understand effective business practices for development. In an effort to engage and encourage a creative environment, Cybis created a fully immersive and sensory experience. This technology allows users to interact, respond and measure participant results in real-time. Anyone in the audience or group can use their own smartphone, tablet or mobile device to interact and stay engaged at every moment of the conference.

“With this event, we seek to showcase the best of Orlando, by communicating and engaging this audience in a way that many of these participants have never seen before,” says Douglass.

Check back to hear more about #OneOrlando  or #WhyOrlando here and on twitter!

Details on the One Orlando Leadership Summit can be found at http://www.orlandoedc.com/oneorlando.

ABOUT CYBIS
Cybis is a total creative communication company that consists of four divisions: CREATIVE, TOTAL SHOW MANAGEMENT, EVENT TECHNOLOGY and SCENIC & STAGE. An award-winning creative media and total project management firm, Cybis produces live events nationwide with audiences of any size. Team Cybis delivers branding, broadcast motion graphics and video production, live show design, and integrated print and digital marketing solutions. Established in 1995, Cybis has produced hundreds of events, and inspired a cumulative total of nearly half a million live audience members, in addition to millions who have unknowingly seen their work. We love our work and it shows. For more information on Cybis, please visit our website at http://www.thinkcybis.com.

ABOUT THE METRO ORLANDO EDC
The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a not-for-profit, private/public partnership. The EDC serves Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando in Florida. Since its start in 1977, the EDC, with the support of its community partners, has assisted thousands of companies relocate, expand and grow in the four-county Metro Orlando (Florida) region. This has led to the creation of more than 173,000 jobs; over $9.4 billion in capital investment; and more than 78.8 million square feet of office and industrial space leased or constructed. For more information, visit http://www.OrlandoEDC.com.