Kissimmee is Me Ambassador Program

The Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Experience Kissimmee and X Factor Institute offers an amazing program to local hospitality businesses called the Kissimmee is Me Ambassador.  This free program gives area businesses an opportunity to make lasting connections with each other, as well as a chance to learn some tried and true customer service techniques.

Posted in Around Osceola County, hospitality, Kissimmee is Me Program, Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, Osceola County

 

A Brief History of the Silver Spurs Rodeo

The Silver Spurs Riding Club was formed in 1941. They quickly became popular in the region and across the state of Florida. The Spurs were known for their exceptional skill and riding tricks, especially the Quadrille, a square dance performed on horseback.

Posted in History, Osceola County, Silver Spurs Rodeo

 

K & M Rentals: The One Stop Rental Shop

K & M Rentals is a minority owned business that has been in operation since 1993. Mary Brodie, founder of K & M Rentals, realized there was a need for a more specialized equipment rental company in Orlando and Kissimmee to offer a variety of rentals to guests arriving from Overseas and the USA. It was from this idea and a lot of hard work from Mary’s loyal employees that K & M has grown to become one of the top equipment rental companies in Orlando and Kissimmee.

Posted in Around Osceola County, K & M Rentals, Osceola County, Osceola County Historical Society Membership

 

OCHS Employee Spotlight: Jozef Bladek

Jozef Bladek has been greeting locals and visitors at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum since December 2016. In addition to his role as museum attendant, Jozef conducts tours of the History Museum, participants in outreach programs, assists with the smooth operations of exhibit openings and recently, he has added Pioneer Village field trip attendant to his repertoire. Jozef respects and appreciates Florida’s history, and enjoys talking to guests about their historical knowledge. JB: When I first started working, an older gentleman came in. We talked for about an hour just on citrus. As a young adult, he had been a truck driver that picked up citrus through out Kissimmee. He said U.S. 192 was all citrus groves lining the road, before Disney, of course. Now you look around and all you see is people and not a single bit of citrus. Another thing I thought was interesting was meeting some of the Cadman Family descendants. Larissa Bixby asked Jozef a series of questions, in the hopes of getting to know the young man who works the front desk at the museum. This is what she found out:

Posted in Cadman Family, Field Trips and Group Trips, OCHS Employee Spotlight, Osceola County, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum

 

Art in the Archives: The Artist’s Experience

I've attended a few of the Art in the Archives Paint Night events held at the Osceola County Welcome Center and History Museum which are hosted by the Osceola County Historical Society, and each one has been better than the last. It gives us all a chance to pretend we are artists,  we can relax and leave all stress at the door.   No pressure.  Just do your thing and at the end of the night you just might have a masterpiece worthy to hang on the wall.  (Not in my case, but, I do enjoy trying!)

Posted in Art, Art in the Archives, History, Osceola County, Osceola County Welcome Center and HIstory Museum, Tin Can Tourism

 

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