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Orlando is anything but slow lately, and the action Downtown is just getting started. "Over the last week, our community has come together to speak out for change. I want to thank our residents for showing this country what unity and strength looks like. We must seize this moment and work together to enact real change" said Mayor Buddy Dyer as he lifted the City of Orlando curfew. In addition, Governor DeSantis moved to enter Florida into phase 2 of reopening, which allows for bars and entertainment venues to open as well as increasing occupancy of restaurants and gyms (for the full details see last week's issue of the DRIP). To keep the momentum going, we wouldlike to share with you some upcoming DOP events and information to help with what's to come.

Upcoming Talk with AdventHealth.
Join us on Monday for a webinar with AdventHealth as we discuss the difficult questions many are asking as they look to return to normal following the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the details.

How do we reopen our businesses safely? How do we take care of ourselves, our families, and our employees amid the stress and uncertainty? Join us for a conversation with AdventHealth’s Dr. Tim Hendrix and Dr. Luis Allen, featuring insights on best practices for getting back to business, managing stress and staying mentally healthy in these uncertain times.

June 15, 2020 | 2:00 PM | Vimeo Live
For questions, please contact Rose.

3rd Thursday Virtual Happy Hour.
Join us next week for the second DOP virtual happy hour with SERVPRO of SW and E Orlando! If you were one of the over 30 who joined us last month you know how much fun it was. SERVPROwill once again be offering up wine, see the details below. Hope to see you there!

Red or White.
Compliments of SERVPRO of SW and E Orlando, you can select red or white wine to be delivered to you (but we need to know your address and preference to make sure you are not empty-handed!). Simply reply to this email with your preference, and we will take care of you.

To add to the fun, sure to snap a photo when you receive your drink of choice and share it on Insta. Don't forget to tag your business along with DOP for even more love!

Event Details
DOP Happy Hour | June 18, 2020 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Zoom meeting ID: 898 8014 7286
Password: DOPHH

Last Week's Webinar with Orlando Health.
Last week DOP hosted a webinar, “Getting (Safely) Back to Business with Orlando Health”. Over 60 people signed in to hear what the panelists had to say. In case you missed it, it's your lucky day! We just happened to record it! Here are some details along with the link to get the full scoop.

Recently, Orlando Health launched a new “Business Ready” initiative to support those in the business community returning to normal operations. They’ve pulled together their experts and hospital best practices, and are now offering the business community resources related to proper handwashing, surface cleaning, mask-wearing, social distancing and more. Tune in to hear more about this initiative and how you can protect your business, clients and staff. The panelists included:

  • Andy Gardiner, Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Community Relations
  • Thibaut van Marcke, Senior Vice President, Orlando Health and President, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
  • Dr. Antonio Crespo, MD - Infectious Disease, Orlando Health Medical Group

Webinar recording | Password: 7K%v1i3O

GBA Goes Social.

As you know the Golden Brick Awards, sponsored by Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, were scheduled to take place back in April. While the time to honor Orlando’s civic, cultural, and corporate leaders in person will come, it is important to recognize these organizations and individuals now. These projects are an ignition to inspiration, and they are more important now than ever before.

Over the past few weeks, we began highlighting the nominated projects for the 2020 Golden Brick Awards through our social media channels (so be sure to follow us!), website and other communications. So far, we revealed the nominations for the award categories of Sport & Special Event, Art and Redesign/Renovation. Up next: Diversity.

P.S. you can find all previous posts on Facebook, Instagram and the DOP website.

Have you had the chance to check out the DOP's newest publication, the Resource Roundup? Delivered to your inbox (or spam account if you are like us) every Monday (or Sunday, just depends). The RR highlights a collection of webinars, articles, tidbits and fun facts as they relate to doing business in DTO.  We began this piece to help our members and community navigate through COVID-19 but it has since evolved into an opportunity for more. We hope you enjoy it!

If you have a business resource you think our community would like to know about, let us know.

Neighbors helping neighbors.

Shout out to our newest friends and supporters - and those who are celebrating milestone anniversaries with the Downtown Orlando Partnership!

Welcome New Members!
Connect Member:
Mecatos Bakery and Café
Since 2016, Mecatos has served up Colombian specialty coffee and traditional baked goods. Treats include hot bites and desserts such as empanadas, pan de bono, arepas rellenas. And most recently, Mecatos opened the doors to their newest Orlando location with patio seating, right in the heart of the central business district.

Contribute Member: 
Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc.
Comprehensive Energy Services, Inc. is an award-winning, self-performing provider and recognized leader in Design Build and Maintain Mechanical Contracting and Plumbing; providing a full range of advanced HVAC commercial, healthcare, and industrial services, including mechanical engineering design, mechanical construction, plumbing, IAQ, preventative maintenance and system maintenance throughout Florida.

Cheers to Another Year!
Connect Member:
Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando Downtown
Also located in the central business district, Residence Inn by Marriott Orlando Downtown has apartment-style suites featuring fully-equipped kitchens, plush bedding, high-speed Wi-Fi, large workstations and flat-panel TVs, complimentary breakfast buffet, indoor pool and  24-hour fitness center.

Collaborate Member:
TECO Peoples Gas
Since 1895, Peoples Gas has provided Florida residents and businesses with reliable, environmentally-friendly, economical natural gas products and service. TECO now has an online home energy audit tool to help you easily identify areas where you can make simple changes to save on your annual energy costs.


Here is a special pop playlist curated by DOP staff member, Molly Antoon! We hope you are enjoying these quick reads and pods selected for this week.

The Future of Everything: Wall Street Journal
Discover what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play. Join our award-winning team of journalists as we crisscross the country to interview the leaders and luminaries reshaping our world.

Pop Culture Happy Hour: NPR
Pop Culture Happy Hour is a fun and freewheeling chat about the latest movies, television, books, and music.

Kingston | Faye Webster
Sweet FA | Peach Pit
Goodie Bag | Still Woozy
Mystik | Tash Sultana
Toast | Koffee
Malamente | Rosalia
Like I do | RITTYBO and Jammy

Winner of 3 Academy Awards® including Best Picture. Directed by Barry Jenkins. With Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R. Hibbert. A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

Ever dreamed of playing 'Guest DJ'? Let us know, we would love to hear and see what you have on your lists.

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