The Peeper Perspective

Bill Peeper wore many hats when he first became president of the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau in 1984. He had to — the entire staff consisted of him and one other person. But that was OK because there wasn't much convention business to attend to at the time anyway. The Orange County Convention Center opened in February 1983, but “in the early days, if people even knew of Orlando, they knew it only as a place with two great attractions — Disney World's Magic Kingdom

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