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Not Your Typical Window Treatments.
UCF Downtown's newest art installation, 'If We Can Truly Remember, They Will Never Forget,' by artist Nancy Gutkin O'Neil features community members, iconic landmarks and milestones dating back to the 1920s. Thanks to a partnership with Parramore residents and business owners and UCF and Valencia College leaders, the art displayed as window panes can be viewed at the Florida Blue Parramore Room at the Northwest corner of Dr. Phillips Academic Commons. More information on this collaboration can be found in the Pegasus Magazine.

DOP MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Nathan Van's Design.

In this new segment, we give you an inside look into a featured DOP member of the week. We may know the name or recognize a brand logo, but what do we really know about each other? This week we are spotlighting Nathan Vanags Design.

Nathan Vanags Design specializes in renovation and new construction projects with a keen understanding and sensitivity to environmental responsibility. For the past 15 years, a large part of owner and interior designer, Nathan Vanags, NCIDQ’s passion has centered around renovations that preserve some of the historic and classic architecture that is commonly disregarded and destroyed during the renovation process.

One of the first conversations Nathan has with his clientele who are looking to update a property is the importance of keeping the key architectural components intact where appropriate instead of full gut renovations. As an added service, Nathan helps to evaluate properties in an effort to identify which have been built to last and to identify elements that can be kept and blended together for an old meets new innovative design look that reduces the impact on the environment.

The entire concept of conducting a renovation over a full gut is keeping the carbon footprint in mind as a matter of sustainability. Everything is considered from the plumbing and electrical systems that are designed to require less energy to systems designed to use less water, changing the overall green footprint of the home.

To Nathan, awareness matters, and he feels that it is imperative that the interior design community continually push green and energy-efficient initiatives to their residential and commercial clientele. In the residential realm, individual use and consumption awareness is key and Nathan Vanags Design prides itself on informing clients about how to approach a project to have the best aesthetic results while being smart and kind to the earth.

A few things fellow members are doing that we found newsworthy. If you have something you would like to share with other DOP members and the community, drop us a note!

AdventHealth + Rothman Orthopaedic
AdventHealth has partnered with Rothman Orthopaedic Institute to elevate the standard of
orthopedic care and sports medicine in Central Florida.  Rothman Orthopaedics has repeatedly been ranked as one of the nation’s best orthopedic providers, known for providing top-tier, compassionate and affordable musculoskeletal care grounded in evidence-based medicine. They are the official team physicians for the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, 76ers, and the Radio City Rockettes, and evaluate more than 300,000 patients and perform 65,000 surgeries each year.

DOP Board Member Suneera Madhani to Deliver UCF Commencement Speech at UCF. 
DOP Board member, Suneera Madhani of fattmerchant, has accepted the invitation from the UCF Office of the President to serve as UCF’s 2020 Commencement speaker.  She will share her story and words of encouragement and motivation to over 6,200 students on December 19, 2020. Congratulations, Suneera and the class of 2020!

Gambin Financial Group Celebrates 1-year as Independent Firm
Congratulations, Gambin Financial! The boutique financial services firm partners, Claudio Gambin and Bernadette Girvin, have been in the business for over 10 years helping personal
financial goals become a reality. Cheers to many more years!

Orlando Health + UCF Athletics Association
Orlando Health is the new official medical team for the UCF Athletics Association, Inc. With this partnership, official team physicians at Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute will coordinate care for UCF athletes through the Orlando Health network of complete medical services. Players will have access to emergency care, primary care, pulmonology, spine specialists, neurologists, cardiologists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and more.

SLAM Welcomes Team Member to Orlando
The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) recently welcomed Monika Avery, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP BD + C, a principal and interior designer to their Orlando office. Avery brings more than 20 years of design experience (12 years at SLAM) and service to the corporate and higher education markets.  Monika’s professional expertise focuses on interior architecture, programming and planning, as well as feasibility studies, space and property assessments, for workplace environments in diverse market sectors including professional service firms, public utility, research and development, science and technology, manufacturing, and higher education.

Stevens Construction Announces New Development Manager
Stevens Construction congratulates Mindy Colon on her recent promotion to development manager in the Orlando office. Congratulations, Mindy!


This week the playlist welcomes a new guest DJ, Gambin Financial. Director of Investment Operations, Peter Lugo, listens to podcasts every day to gain insight and valuable information on the stock market and economy. Here are a few of his favorites. And Bernadette Girvin, CEO and self-professed metalhead, has some tunes to get the weekend rocking. Enjoy!

Morgan Stanley
Thoughts On the Market
Morgan Stanley’s top Investment Officers provide us with their perspectives on the forces shaping the markets.The Wall Street Journal
What’s News
One of the original business news podcasts mirrored after the Wall Street Journal column. Journalists cover top stories and share timely insights on business, the economy, markets, and politics.

Mama, I’m Coming Home - Ozzy Osbourne
Radio - Rammstein
Cirice - Ghost
Tainted Love - Marilyn Manson
Girl’s Not Grey - AFI


Thank you, Gambin Financial, for playing DJ this week!

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