09 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Dear Diary: Melrose Creative Expo in T-minus…

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Dear Diary:

It’s almost here! The Melrose Creative Expo is only two more days, and we’re putting the final touches on everything.

Here’s our Program (click to enlarge):

We will also have a wide range of exhibitors present, some of whom represent the following organizations:

We’re so grateful to these organizations, as well as the ones not shown here, for committing to join us in connecting with our patrons.

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01 February 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Orlando Audio Podcast: Episode 005

This is part 2 of 2 in our series – Networking Advice for Surviving the Entertainment Business.

In this episode, we talk with Chris Goyzueta, a manager, live show professional, instructor, podcaster and more. Chris works as an instructor at Full Sail University and hosts a podcast of his own, “Making It with Chris G.”. Chris does a great job helping us to shine a light on how to be successful from a business perspective.

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06 January 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Orlando Audio Podcast: Episode 004

This is part 1 of 2 in our series – Networking Advice for Surviving the Entertainment Business.

In this episode we talk with our in house social media guru Marko Torres. Marko shines some light on how to use social media effectively and appropriately. We also discuss individual platforms and how to use each one best.

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29 November 2016 ~ 0 Comments

ICYMI – Voting has started for the Melrose Awards

Sorry to say, voting season is not over…only, we think you might find voting for the next Melrose Award finalists a LOT more fun! Check out all the submissions that made it to the voting phase (click on any of the images below to go to the voting page), and be sure to vote for your favorite in each category. Voting closes on December 18.

Audio:

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Film:

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Photography & Graphic Design:

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And an entry each in Game Design & Programming and Maker:

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If you’re one of the entrants featured above, be sure to share the voting link with friends and family because, this year, voting has opened up to all users (no need to have a library card–just a valid email). Don’t forget, the winners will be announced at the Melrose Creative Expo. It will be held 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Be sure to mark your calendars!

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06 February 2016 ~ 0 Comments

Melrose’s Hope to Encourage Entrepreneurs

The Orlando Sentinel’s Tech Check featured an interview with Mr. Melrose regarding his thoughts on entrepreneurship and what the Melrose Center’s role could be for someone with dreams of becoming an entrepreneur.

Melrose has poured $1.5 million into the Orange County Public Library, establishing a tech center to encourage others to pursue their entrepreneurial ideas.

“It’s a catalyst for people to think beyond documents or think beyond what they thought a library was before,” Melrose, 75, told the Orlando Sentinel. “It spurs the idea of entrepreneurship and makes people more comfortable saying, ‘I’d like to form my own company and do something I’ve never thought of before.’”

The article was published in anticipation of the Melrose Center’s 2nd Anniversary, which takes place Saturday, February 6, starting at 11:00 AM.

Read the entire article.

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