Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel

Marco Santana

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando, FL, United States

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Past articles by Marco:

BRIDG interim CEO says $28 million deal is a step toward self-reliance

A new deal worth as much as $28 million to the Kissimmee-area sensor-research facility BRIDG could help the sprawling facility become self-sufficient, meaning it would not need to keep asking UCF and other entities for funding. → Read More

Legoland can reopen June 1 after coronavirus closure, governor says. This time for real.

Legoland Florida will reopen on June 1 with coronavirus precautions in place after governor approves its plan. → Read More

Sprawling Gaylord Palms to reopen June 25 after coronavirus closure

Gaylord Palms to reopen in late June with coronavirus cautions in place. → Read More

Sydonie Mansion in Zellwood could shut down tours because of costly zoning requirements

The­ historic Sydonie Mansion near Zellwood might have to end public tours permanently if owners do not convince county and fire department leaders for leeway in fees and the number of people that can be in the 116-year-old building, according to a report in GrowthSpotter. → Read More

Four Metro Diner locations reopen with safety precautions in place

A diner chain with several locations in Central Florida has reopened with safety precautions in place as more businesses emerge from coronavirus-related shutdowns. → Read More

As Orlando tech firms adapt to remote working, Electronic Arts is still hiring

Some Orlando tech companies have had to adapt to work-from-home orders even as they thrive because of the industries they operate in. → Read More

Pawn shops thrive in the world of the coronavirus pandemic

Gov. Ron DeSantis' order that deemed pawnshops 'essential' during coronavirus pandemic only confirmed what industry leaders already knew, they say. → Read More

Coronavirus first responders get pizza delivered by autonomous cars in Lake Nona

Pizza place in Lake Nona delivers pizzas to healthcare workers on coronavirus front lines using self-driving vehicles. → Read More

Rodrick Samuels, family ’teddy bear,’ protected, provided

Orlando resident who died of coronavirus remembered as "teddy bear" who provided for his family. → Read More

Coronavirus prompts UCF, Orlando Health to partner on 3D printed face shields, respirators

UCF, Orlando Health partner to manufacturer ventilators and face masks for first responders dealing with coronavirus. → Read More

Coronavirus pandemic boosts Orlando video conferencing business

As more events go virtual because of coronavirus, Orlando tech company lands investment for conference presentation software. → Read More

Four Seasons Resort in Orlando’s 835 coronavirus furlough is largest in Florida, state records show

Four Seasons formally lays off 835 as coronavirus effects continue to grow with no end in sight. → Read More

The post-coronavirus world could see more employees working from home, analysis says

A new study says more people will likely emerge from coronavirus pandemic as new remote workers. → Read More

Central Florida hotel occupancy rate plummets to just 14% in wake of coronavirus

New data shows six in seven hotel rooms unoccupied during coronavirus pandemic → Read More

Scammers in Florida tie coronavirus to Census to steal personal information, Moody says

Scammers using coronavirus fears and U.S Census to trick consumers into sharing personal information, Moody says. → Read More

Internet service slows as coronavirus forces more to work from home, study says

As more work from home, Internet speeds drop but experts say stressed infrastructure has held up well. → Read More

Nearly 4 in 5 Orlando hotel rooms now empty because of coronavirus

Coronavirus fears have plummeted hotel occupancy in Central Florida to nearly one in five hotel rooms. → Read More

Wells Fargo to close all lobbies Wednesday due to coronavirus

Wells Fargo to close all location lobbies on Wednesday because of coronavirus. → Read More

Like 9/11, coronavirus financial strategy should be to stay the course, experts advise

Financial advisers' advice during coronavirus? Stay the course and play the long game. → Read More

Coronavirus fallout shuts down Four Seasons Resort for 2 weeks

Four Seasons Resort Orlando to shut down for two weeks, expects to reopen in early April. → Read More