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Donna Balancia Acquires WestCoastRocker.com

LOS ANGELES – WestCoastRocker.com has been acquired by content editor Donna Balancia, who will build the site out to accompany existing properties EastCoastRocker.com and the popular CaliforniaRocker.com. The websites cover and review performances and recordings, and report on travel, festivals, … Continue reading

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COMPANY TOWN : Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association

Courtesy of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association website — May 1, 2012 – Driven by solid same-store sales and traffic results and an increasingly bullish outlook among restaurant operators, the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Performance Index (RPI) matched its post-recession high … Continue reading

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Price believes in Walt Disney’s policy of reinvestment

Price believes in Walt’s policy of reinvestment BY DONNA BALANCIA GANNETT Walt Disney knew how to create the magic, but Harrison “Buzz” Price knew where to put it. Price, a well-renowned theme-park strategist who got his start with the famous … Continue reading

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NASCAR Ban may hurt Tourism

By DONNA BALANCIA  — NASCAR’s ban on testing for 2009 was done to save money for participating teams, but it will cost Brevard County hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost tourism revenue, county officials estimate. Testing vehicles, a critical … Continue reading

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Greyhound racing goes to the dogs

By DONNA BALANCIA, Florida Today — When New Yorker Robert Seilowitz used to vacation in Florida, he made it a regular habit to hit the dog track in Miami. “Going to bet the dogs was something you had to do when you … Continue reading

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Melbourne Greyhound Park’s Poker Room Opens

Melbourne: More than 100 people were lined up outside Melbourne Greyhound Park Jan. 17 awaiting the opening of the track’s temporary 10-table poker room; 700 more poured in during the next 12 hours. “It’s turned out to be overwhelming,” said … Continue reading

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SheiKra Set to Reopen with ‘Floorless’ Cars

SheiKra Set to Reopen with ‘Floorless’ Cars BY DONNA BALANCIA FLORIDA TODAY June 12, 2007 Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa will reopen roller coaster SheiKra — one of the country’s most well-known “dive” roller coasters — on Saturday with “floorless” … Continue reading

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Fewer snowbirds migrate to Florida this winter

http://www.usatoday.com/money/biztravel/2007-01-16-snowbirds_x.htm By Donna Balancia, USAToday —   COCOA BEACH — Rising rents and insurance rates, gas prices and medical costs are among the reasons Florida businesses are seeing fewer “snowbirds” this winter. And the hotel owners, restaurateurs and others who … Continue reading

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Daytona’s Biketoberfest kick-starts Brevard’s tourist season

October 19, 2006 Daytona’s Biketoberfest kick-starts Brevard’s tourist season Visitors stay, play and pay on Space Coast BY DONNA BALANCIA FLORIDA TODAY Tim Buffaloe, owner of Beach Sportcycles motorcycle shop in Cocoa, looks forward to Biketoberfest every year. “With the … Continue reading

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Delta cuts back at Orlando

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/news/2006-01-20-delta-orlando_x.htm Updated 1/20/2006 By DONNA BALANCIA, Florida Today — Delta Air Lines on Thursday vacated 16 of its 24 gates at Orlando International Airport, as part of its reorganization plan aimed at emerging from bankruptcy court proceedings. But it was … Continue reading

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