Mark NeJame 2006 News

IN THEIR OWN WORDS - Blessings and Opportunities
I was born in Orlando and raised by my mother, Ann, and my grandmother, Edna – who we called “Sitto.” My father had some issues – his whole life he had a struggle with alcohol, sadly, and it was always a demon that came and went in his life.

THE POWER WORTHY - Our List of the People, Places and Things that Shape Orlando, or Should
That other newspaper, the name of which escapes us at the moment, publishes an annual list of the 25 most powerful people in Central Florida that is, frankly, depressing as hell.

Page Faces Murky Future: In a few Short Months, his Political, Personal and Business Lives have Been Thrown into Turmoil
With a political career spanning two decades, Ernest Page should be moving into the role of elder states-man of the Orlando City Council.

Men Behaving Badly
Rich Crotty, Ernest Page and Tom Gallagher are in trouble. And they should be. In the past few weeks, all three are answering questions about mixing private business with their public jobs.

Accuser Cites big Money in Page's Housing Deal - The Attorney for the Orlando Commissioner, Charged with 2 Felonies, Says the Full Story has not Been Told.
Orlando Commissioner Ernest Page's nonprofit corporation stood to earn at least $600,000 -- and possibly more than $1 million -- from the housing deal that led to his arrest, according to those involved in the project.

Page to Get Word Today on Charges
After a last-ditch effort to avoid prosecution, Orlando Commissioner Ernest Page could be charged today with using his position to threaten a housing project unless his nonprofit group was cut in on the deal.

Page Touts Innocence as Possible Arrest Looms
In a last-ditch effort to avoid arrest, Orlando Commissioner Ernest Page met with prosecutors today to explain his threat to kill a West Orlando affordable housing project unless his nonprofit group was cut in on the deal.

International Academy of Design & Technology Welcomes Mark NeJame as Guest Speaker at Graduation Ceremony
Mark NeJame, one of Orlando’s best known attorneys and a philanthropist who has been actively involved in the development of downtown Orlando, will deliver the commencement address at the graduation ceremony for the International Academy of Design & Technology, on Saturday, February 4th at the Doubletree Resort (formerly Radisson Twin Towers) at 5780 Major Blvd., off of Kirkman Rd. The Ceremony will begin at 7:00 pm and is open to the public.