WOMEN'S HISTORY EVENTS
Lunch & Learn: Breaking Her Story
Join the History Center’s research librarian, Melissa Procko, for a discussion with journalists Desiree Stennett and Monivette Cordeiro of the Orlando Sentinel. They’ll discuss their careers, the most important stories they’ve investigated, and their thoughts on the future of journalism.
Register here for Friday, March 5.
Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑟 𝑇𝑟𝑒𝑘 and the Remaking of NASA
In celebration of Women’s History month, join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando for Woman in Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival™.
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Diversitastic! Dining Experience
Each month FusionFest will offer patrons a chance to immerse themselves into exploring the tastes, sights, sounds and mindsets of another part of the world. Join for one or all of these great culinary and cultural immersions right here in Central Florida. You’ll receive a full meal, chef talk about the food and eating customs, entertainment, presentation, about the culture and more. The next session will be held in Downtown at Harp & Celt on Wednesday, March 31 at 7 PM. FusionFest will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day and showcasing Irish culture.
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Hope Shines On
This week, AdventHealth launched the “Hope Shines On” campaign to mark the one-year anniversary of its first COVID patient, and honor the lives lost and those impacted by the pandemic. AdventHealth’s Central Florida facilities are lit blue nightly this week. The City of Orlando joined the remembrance efforts and local landmarks including the Lake Eola Fountain, Amway Center, and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts also featured blue lights. The community is invited to join the Hope Shines On campaign by sharing inspirational social media posts using #HopeShinesOn or sharing the Hope Shines On video.
Orlando Celebrates 44 Years as a Tree City
Orlando continues to meet all four criteria from the The National Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, as an official Tree City.
Money Magazine Names Fattmerchant a Top Pick for Credit Card Processors of 2021
Congratulations to Fattmerchant on its inclusion in Money Magazine’s Best Shopping listas one of the Best Credit Card Processing Companies of 2021 for the second year in a row.
PPP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
The U.S. Small Business Administration has some key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which will be available for a limited amount of time to ensure America’s smallest businesses get exclusive access. If you are a small business owner with fewer than 20 employees or are self-employed; there is new information for you. Please join us for a series of webinars hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Public Private Strategies Institute, & other stakeholders to hear about:
- What steps you can take now to take advantage of this special opportunity, which closes at 5:00 P.M. EST, Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
- Additional changes and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration
- Have your questions answered by SBA Leadership
- Mar. 4, 3:00 p.m. ET, Asian-American + Pacific Islander, Native American + Tribal Small Business Owners; Click here to register.
- Mar. 5, 1:00 p.m. ET, Black + African-American Small Business Owners, Click here to register.
- Mar. 5, 3:00 p.m. ET, Hispanic Small Business Owners, Click here to register.
- Mar. 6, 2:00 p.m. ET, Veterans, Self-Employed Business Owners, Click here to register.
- Mar. 8, 3:00 p.m. ET, LGTBQ Business Owners, Youth Entrepreneurs, Restaurant Owners, Click here to register.
MEMBERS ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP
We launched a private Facebook Group for DOP Members! This group will be an exclusive place to get to know members and share information with the DOP community.