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We’re Hiring – Church Street District Associate Director

Position: Associate Director, Church Street District
Position Opening Date: June 14, 2019
Position Closing Date: July 5, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Job Description
Supervised by: Executive Director, Church Street District – an Orlando Main Street

General Summary

The Church Street District (CSD) Associate Director is responsible for assisting the CSD Executive Director in the development, execution, implementation and documentation of activities and special events of Church Street District (CSD), a non-profit organization. The CSD is part of Orlando Main Streets, a Main Street America accredited program. The Associate Director reports directly to the Executive Director and works in a collaborative manner to help meet the goals and expectations of the CSD governing board. The Associate Director will oversee community events and activate relations and job functions directly related to large portions of the district’s proposed boundary expansion.  He or she will work under the CSD Executive Director’s supervision to prepare board meetings, board meeting minutes, special community events, block parties, multi-day and community events downtown through strategic initiatives with special events’ partners that fall directly in line with the Church Street District mission and vision, and act as a direct liaison to the merchants in an effort to grow district membership. The Associate Director will work consistently and enthusiastically to promote historic preservation and community development through various public relations initiatives, marketing projects, stakeholder workshops, job fairs, community education programs to build relationships with business and property owners hosting events, identifying and securing grant funding and sponsorships, performing administrative functions associated with Main Street activities as directed by the CSD Executive Director, and assisting the CSD Executive Director with other projects that benefit the entire Church Street District.

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Florida Main Street Sponsorship Opportunities

Hosted by Church Street District, Orlando Main Streets
July 24 – 26, 2019

Don’t miss the opportunity to highlight your business and expand your market by networking with over 200 Florida Main Street executives. As a conference sponsor, your investment will equip downtown revitalization professionals, boards of directors, municipal staff, and other experts with the necessary tools to take their organization and community to the next level.

Click here for the sponsorship application form.

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The Milk District is excited to introduce their new Executive Director, Zac Alfson

Sunday, November, 04, 2018 (David Lawrence for the Orlando Sentinel)

(Orlando, FL—) The Milk District is pleased to announce and welcome Zac Alfson as the Executive Director of the district. Zac has extensive experience in nonprofit management and community building and will lead The Milk District’s efforts to enhance and preserve the small business community while nurturing the arts, culture, and ongoing development of our creative district. He will begin in this role at the beginning of December.

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Endless Options in Curry Ford West

Orlando Main Streets is proud to officially welcome the addition of Curry Ford West Market Street to our program! To help residents learn more about the district, we’ve enlisted Curry Ford West board members Ben Kuykendall and Val Vazquez to tell Orlando just how much the new district has to offer.

Curry Ford West… We’ve got a lot, from pizza to clocks!

The District with the most…
Pizza joints! Whether you want a neo-neapolitan pie from Bruno’s or classic delivery like Papa John’s or Little Caesars, or maybe a good ole NYC slice at Luigi’s or King’s Pizza…Curry Ford West is where you’ll want to come for your pizza!

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Orlando Main Streets Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

A Letter from Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

This year, we are celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Orlando Main Streets – Orlando’s nine neighborhood commercial districts located throughout our city.  These districts play an important role in the overall health of the city’s neighborhoods and drive our region’s economy by providing jobs, goods and services for our residents.

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7th Annual Lunar New Year Dragon Parade and Festival

The Year of the Dog serves as a symbol of loyalty, responsibility and  honesty in Asian cultures. On Sunday, February 25, residents and visitors will join Mills 50 District for the 7th annual Dragon Parade/Lunar New Year Festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year and all individuals born during the Year of the Dog.

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#ILoveAPGD Social Media Contest

Don’t miss the opportunity to win great prizes in the Audubon Park Garden District’s free social media contest.
Sunday February 11 through March 2, 2018 you can share your love for the Audubon Park Garden District on social media using #ILoveAPGD throughout the month of February for a chance to win prizes, including tickets to the upcoming APGD Garden Tour.

 

Once per week a theme will be announced on APGD’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Then just snap pics in the APGD area (from Leu Gardens to East End Market and everything in between) that follow the theme and used the hashtag, #ILoveAPGD, and you’re automatically entered to win prizes.

Everyone is encouraged to be creative and have fun with this I Love APGD contest.

Stay tuned to APGD’s Facebook and Instagram pages for weekly details.


Contest Terms & Conditions: I love APGD is a three-week social media contest from February 11 – March 2, 2018. Each Sunday of the week throughout the three-week promotion, a theme will be presented via Facebook and Instagram. To be entered to win, entries must include a photo that aligns with the theme, is taken in the APGD area and uses the hashtag #ILoveAPGD.

One entry will be randomly selected on Fridays of each week of the promotion, totaling three winners over the three-week promotion. Randomly selected winners will receive a pair of passes to our upcoming APGD Garden Tour. No purchase necessary and not exchangeable for cash. Winner’s photo will be reposted by the Garden District and will be notified via direct message on respective social media channel. Winners are required to respond to direct message within 48 hours or the offer will be revoked and a new winner will be randomly selected.

Winners can choose to have passes mailed or picked up in person within one week of initial contact at The Lovely Boutique Market at 2906 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803. If mailed, winners must provide mailing address. If picked up in person, winner must present proof of identification to retrieve the passes. No copyrighted materials may be used for this contest unless you own the copyright or have a license to use the material.

NOTE: If you need more hashtags in addition to #alocalthing and #ILoveAPGD, we are also using #lovelocal and #livesustainably so those are options, too.

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Small Business Saturday Promotions

Holiday shopping season is upon us! What better way to find a unique and one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your shopping list than to shop small? In honor of Small Business Saturday, Mayor Dyer and the City of Orlando invite all residents on Saturday, November 25 to make a conscious decision to patronize the small, locally-owned businesses in our community – many of which are located in our Orlando Main Streets Districts.

See the list below for Small Business Saturday promotions throughout our districts. This list is updated daily.

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The City of Orlando Celebrates National Small Business Week

Orlando Mayor Dyer and the City of Orlando Celebrate National Small Business Week 2017

As part of National Small Business Week, April 30 – May 6, the City of Orlando is recognizing the great contributions of the entrepreneurs and small business owners in our Orlando Main Streets, the City’s nine unique neighborhood commercial districts Continue reading The City of Orlando Celebrates National Small Business Week