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.
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.
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.
Come out and support our local businesses and main streets districts this holiday season.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Falon Quillen, Promotion Chair for The Milk District and owner of Etoile Boutique, shares the 10 things to discover in the 10th Main Street District.
We’ve Got Milk…and so much more!
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.
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.