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.
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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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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!
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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.
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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.
Continue reading 24 Representations of Pride in the Orlando Main Streets
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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Football season, arguably the best time of the year, is finally upon us! Orlando is home to football fans from around the country, rooting for teams from coast to coast, from college teams in every division all the way up to the NFL.
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Pauline Eaton, the Orlando Main Streets coordinator, offers reasons why you should experience the second annual Main Streets Restaurant Week.
Orlando continues to be recognized as the home of a burgeoning local food movement. In fact, some of Orlando’s most noted and popular restaurants are locally owned small businesses that made their start in one of our eight unique Main Street districts.
List of restaurants and menus are available at orlandomainstreets.com/restaurantweek
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Another year has come and gone. I awoke today realizing it is our Orlando Main Streets Annual Awards Ceremony Day; the day we celebrate all the wonderful work our Main Streets and their amazing volunteers have accomplished.
It’s always good to look back and see where you started and how far you’ve come. Retrospect can be a wonderful exercise. It makes me smile when I remember the thought process of creating individual Main Street districts in Orlando and dreaming of what they could become. All the wonderful people I have had the distinct pleasure of working with and getting to know. The passion that people have developed for the program, and how proud they are to be associated with it…amazing!
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