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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

Local New Year’s Eve Celebrations You Should Know About

There’s never a shortage of New Year’s Ever celebrations in our City for people of all ages to enjoy. Ring in 2017 at one of these local NYE parties:

Event listing will be updated as information becomes available. Please note, all events listed fall within our Orlando Main Street districts.

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Small Business Saturday Deals in the Orlando Main Streets

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Shop Small in the Orlando Main Streets!

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 26 to make a conscious decision to patronize the small, locally-owned businesses in our community – many of which are located in our Downtown and Orlando Main Streets Districts.

Shopping small not only helps you check off your holiday gift list, but it is also a way to give the gift of opportunity to our City. The City’s thriving small business community provides much-needed goods and services and drive our local economy by creating new jobs and opportunities, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for residents.

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We’re Hiring – Executive Director, The Milk District

Milk District Executive Director Position Announcement

Executive Director Position Summary:

The Milk District, an Orlando Main Streets district, is seeking an energetic, dynamic, creative, and organized individual to serve as full-time Executive Director of The Milk District Main Street District. This highly motivated successful candidate will be the central figure in assisting with the development and revitalization efforts in The Milk District Main Street District and will manage all aspects of the operations of the program. This includes community outreach, event planning, marketing, fundraising, business/membership development and day to day activities.  The Executive Director will carry out the Board of Directors strategic goals for the program and will coordinate with the City of Orlando Main Street Administrator and other Orlando Main Street districts.  The Executive Director will report to The Milk District Board of Directors. This is a full-time position and will require some after hour events and meetings.  Salary range is $32,000-$36,000.

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The Milk District Story

This Monday, The Milk District became the 10th district to join the Orlando Main Streets program after being approved for funding by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council. Tommy Barger, the owner of Space Bar and president of The Milk District Board, and Falon Quillen, owner of Etoile Boutique and the district’s promotion committee chair, offer insight into the Milk District’s history and how it will benefit from participating in the Orlando Main Streets program.

The Milk District

In 1925, a local Rollins College graduate by the name of Thomas Gilbert Lee decided to go into the dairy business. He purchased some land on the corner of Bumby Avenue and Colonial Drive to build his pasture.

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24 Representations of Pride in the Orlando Main Streets

This weekend our City welcomes thousands of visitors for the 2016 Come Out With Pride Parade and Festival. This year, the parade holds an even greater significance for our City, serving as a celebration of life and remembrance for the 49 victims of the Pulse tragedy.

To further celebrate our City’s pride and inclusion, we’ve collected a number of art pieces, items and locations that represent pride in our Orlando Main Streets.

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10 Local Coffee Shops Every Coffee Lover Should Know About

When you’re a coffee enthusiast, there are few things more exciting than the opportunity to sip on a good cup of locally brewed coffee. In honor of National Coffee Day, we’ve  put together a list of the 10 places in our Main Street Districts that every coffee lover should know about.

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