President’s Message

Dear Central Florida AMA members,

Happy Spring! Well, in a few short weeks…

The city of Orlando and the region at large, with more than 2 million people, has seen steady growth over the past few years. But, did you know the region is home to a very vibrant blogging community?

There are some very influential bloggers sharing and providing insight on just about every topic you can think of, from tourism to local culture. Whether you’re an avid blogger, follower, or just getting started with your own blog, we think we have an event for you!

On Tuesday, March 24 at the Brass Tap in Orlando, we will welcome some of the region’s top bloggers for a discussion on “Beers and Blogs”, a panel of local and regional bloggers sharing their expertise on all things centered around the blogosphere, including positioning blogs with a content-marketing focus. The event will be moderated by Mindspot Research President and former AMA-Central Florida President Lynette Leathers and will feature Orlando Date Night Guide’s Kristen Manieri; the Celebrity Agency’s Greg Rollett; Daily City and Food Truck Bazaar’s Mark Baratelli; and Author Carlos “Los” Silva. We hope you’ll join us for what we think will be a fun and entertaining evening event. Register today!

Additionally, we hope you’ll join us for our semi-annual volunteer service day next month.Our AMA-CF Members Volunteer Day will take place on Saturday, April 2 at the Second Harvest Food Bank, beginning at 8:30 a.m. We hope you’ll join the board and your fellow members! (More information can be found here.)

Finally, we will have a few more exciting events planned over the next few months, including a Members-Only event. Look for those details in the coming weeks…


Eric M. Bartels