Watermark’s Most Remarkable People 2017: Kellie Parkin, MBA Orlando’s Executive director

By : Lu Muller-Kaul, MBA Orlando President
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Lu Muller-Kaul

Kellie Parkin is a friend, supporter and the best employee I could have hoped for. In title and job description, she is responsible for running MBA’s operations, but she adds volunteer time for the One Orlando Alliance and other projects.

Kellie has also been working with founding MBA members, most importantly Debbie Simmons and Michael Thomas, to connect MBA’s past of now 25 years to a successful future, always ensuring equality through economics for our business members and the whole LGBTQ community of Central Florida.

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PHOTOS: MBA celebrates 25th anniversary at Celebration Gardens

By : Jeremy Williams
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The Metropolitan Business Association celebrated 25 years with a social gathering and awards presentation at Celebration Gardens in Winter Park Nov. 30.

Debbie Simmons, owner of Shelbie Press and the MBA’s first board president, shared stories and photos from the past 25 years before other past board president’s handed out certificates to individuals, groups and organizations that have been a part of the MBA over the last quarter century.

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