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In the News - June 2024

June Member Spotlight

Maximize Your Curb Appeal

At Mallard Systems, we understand that the appearance of your property plays a crucial role in guest satisfaction. As a trusted CFHLA partner, we specialize in delivering top-notch professional exterior cleaning services with an unwavering focus on safety. Our team is dedicated to enhancing the beauty of your property while ensuring minimal disruption to your guests.

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Our range of services includes exterior building cleaning, window cleaning, roof cleaning, and pressure washing. Each service is meticulously executed to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and maximize the aesthetic appeal. We pride ourselves on using advanced techniques and equipment, ensuring that your property not only looks immaculate but also that it is cleaned in a safe and non-damaging manner.

Choose Mallard Systems for a turnkey and effective cleaning experience that prioritizes the comfort and satisfaction of your guests. Discover how we can help elevate your property’s curb appeal and guest experience at Mallard Systems. Visit us and request a proposal at

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2024 Engineers Clay Shoot Tournament

The CFHLA Engineers Council was thrilled to host their third annual Clay Shooting Tournament at Blackjacks Sporting Clays.

This year's fundraising event was sponsored by Crete Building Services, which featured a record-breaking 172 players and 16 sponsors. Additionally, the entire proceeds from this event benefited the CFHLA Foundation and the Engineers Council charities and workforce development initiatives, such as the the Engineers Council Scholarships.

To learn more about the Engineers Council Scholarships (in partnership with Valencia College), please CLICK HERE.

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2024 National and Travel Tourism Week

Established in 1983, National Travel & Tourism Week(NTTW) is an annual tradition that celebrates the U.S. travel and tourism community and highlights the essential role of travel, which fuels our communities, small businesses and working families across the country and serves as a catalyst for a productive U.S. economy.

This year, CFHLA along with our tourism partners celebrated what travel means to Central Florida residents and highlighted our industry’s undeniable impact on our local community. From our communities to our jobs to our economy - travel touches and benefits us all.

In celebration of NTTW, CFHLA was proud to receive proclamations from Orange County, Osceola County and Seminole County which recognized the importance of the tourism and hospitality industry, as well as its essential role in stimulating our local economy, cultivating our vibrant community, creating quality job opportunities, and elevating the quality of life for our local residents every day.

In addition, Visit Orlando made the exciting announcement that once again, Central Florida has maintained its leadership position as America’s most-visited destination in the United States with more than 74 million visitors in 2023. This includes 6.13 million international visitors, which is an increase of 25% over our 2022 numbers. Canada remains Orlando’s top international market, with a record of more than 1.2 million visitors traveling to Orlando in 2023, the highest number from this market in Orlando’s history.

Moreover, the travel and tourism industry generated $87.6 billion in local economic impact and continues to support nearly 40% of the workforce in Central Florida.

Overall, travel spending across the U.S. generated $2.8 trillion economic output and supported over 15 million jobs. Plus, $89 billion was generated in state & local tax revenue that supported essential services, such as education, emergency response, public safety and more.

Here are a few more significant facts about the impacts of tourism, within each county in Central Florida:

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Orange County:

Once again, Orlando is the most visited destination in the world, with more than 74 million visitors who came to the destination in 2023.

Tourism within Orange County generated $73.6 billion in total economic impact and supported more than 383,000 jobs.

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Osceola County:

Tourism continues to be the largest industry in Osceola County, generating over $9.8 billion in economic impact, and was responsible for approximately 38,900 jobs for our local residents in 2022.

Additionally, Osceola County has now grown to more than 55,000 overnight accommodations within the county.

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Seminole County:

During the FY 2022-2023, Seminole County surpassed previous fiscal year’s Tourist Development Tax collections by over 30.8%.

Plus, travel to and within Seminole County generated $4.2 billion in economic impact, provided $192.2 million in state and local taxes, and supported more than 27,600 jobs for local residents in 2022 alone.