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Masks are off. Restaurants are filling up. Theme parks are packed.  

But how about the Orange County Convention Center? How did the pandemic change how it operated, besides giving out COVID tests and vaccines?  

Orange County Convention Center Executive Director Mark Tester shares the unique ways the center handled the pandemic and explains why conventions and events help the local economy.

About This Podcast

Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.