(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.
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
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.
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.