Winterfest, Inc. President and CEO, Lisa Scott-Founds was a recent panelist at the 2nd Annual Synergy Summit for Cultural and Heritage Tourism (The Summit). The Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism, Inc. (CHAT) in partnership with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB) and Broward Cultural Division is presenting The Summit at the Signature Grand Conference Center. The Riverside Hotel is the host hotel. The two-day Summit (May 10-11, 2919) is the place where tourism, travel & hospitality professionals, small businesses & entrepreneurs, and local artists will gather to communicate and explore synergy for collaboration as well as form strategic partnerships that strengthen and protect Florida’s tourism ecosystem. The Summit will showcase cultural and heritage tourism assets expanding the tourism footprint and economic impact in heritage neighborhoods and multicultural communities. For additional information https://www.culturalheritagesummit.com/
photos: DeAnne Connolly Graham, President of ROI Media Consultants, Inc. with Lisa Scott-Founds, President & CEO of Winterfest, Inc.
WSVN Channel 7 recently signed a five-year contract with Winterfest®, Inc. as the official television station of the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest® Boat Parade. This commitment will continue their support through 2023 with coverage of Winterfest® news, events and broadcasting the Winterfest® Television Special on their station. The television special is rebroadcast on Fox Sports Sun and WSVN’s sister stations WHDH and WLVI in Boston. WSVN also produces a Facebook Live of the Parade which is shared on various social media platforms Parade night. WSVN’s live camera feeds are seen on the City of Fort Lauderdale’s television station, VisitLauderdale.tv and EyeOnSouthFlorida.com who expands the digital viewership across the globe.
This partnership has expanded beyond community outreach and holiday
television shows; it has created great benefits for the media station and their
clients while adding exposure for the nonprofit organization. Select
WSVN clients receive tickets to experience Winterfest® including riding aboard
their decorated showboat annually in the Parade. “We are pleased to extend our
partnership with the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, “ said
Paul Magnes, Executive Vice President/General Manager WSVN Channel 7, a
subsidiary of Sunbeam Television Corporation. “ The parade is a beloved
South Florida holiday tradition and viewers rely on Channel 7 to feature all
Now in their 48th year, Winterfest® is proud to have community
partners such as WSVN to ensure this holiday tradition continues as “The
World’s Most Watch Boat Parade.” Corporate support enables this not-for-profit
organization to produce free events such as the Parade, Family Fun Day and
continue their involvement in the South Florida community.
For more information please contact the Winterfest office at (954) 767-0686 or visit the website at winterfestparade.com.
Miss Florida USA® Nicolette Jennings will be a part of the Winterfest Celebration for 2019. She is scheduled to attend the Winterfest White Party and will be on a showboat in the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade. More details to come as we get closer to the event.
MEET THE 2019 MISS FLORIDA USA®
Nicolette Jennings graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in four years with a B.S. degree in Telecommunications and an outside concentration in sports management. While attending the University of Florida, she worked as a sports reporter and sports anchor at WUFT, a student-run on-campus news station, and a sports coordinator for ESPN 98.1 FM 850 AM WRUF. She was Vice President of Membership, and President at Zeta Tau Alpha.
This past fall Nicolette interned with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in charge of producing live shows for social media outlets, interviewing players and coaches, creating and producing video stories about players and taking video of different game day events, including game action.
Currently, Nicolette is working towards her master’s degree in sports management online at Texas A & M University. Once she has graduated with her master’s degree, Nicolette wants to work for a professional sports team as a team reporter. Nicolette’s ultimate career goal is to be a sideline reporter for a major sports network.
When she is not studying for school, watching or playing sports, Nicolette enjoys relaxing on the beach, working out and volunteering. Some of the charities for whom she enjoys volunteering are Claudia Meyer Foundation, Women with Purpose, Bright Pink, Children’s Miracle Network, Operation Gratitude, Our Military Kids and Junior Achievement.