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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

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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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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