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

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