LAND OF MERCHANTS
New Mural in Downtown Orlando
Avrio, the Downtown Orlando Partnership (DOP) foundation and the Downtown Arts District (DAD) revealed a new mural at 39 South Magnolia Avenue on the wall facing CityArts. The mural, “Land of Merchants” is the creation of local artist Jonathan Stemberger, a graduate of the University of Central Florida. DOP and DAD plan to collaborate and partner in bringing the arts and placemaking together in contribution to the beautification of downtown Orlando.
“On behalf of the Downtown Orlando Partnership and Avrio Foundation, we are delighted to partner with the Downtown Arts District. We hope this will be the first of many collaborative projects in our community to make downtown a beautiful place to live, work, and play,”
—DOP Executive Director, Jill Vaughan
Mabel Norris Reese: Fearless Voice for Truth
The Orange County Regional History Center presents its second annual Women’s History Month Celebration with an online program honoring Mabel Norris Reese (1914-1995), a determined Central Florida journalist who fought for justice and took on the Ku Klux Klan in a segregated Florida.
Register for March 18 at noon here.
History in a Glass: Rosy Orlando
The City Beautiful has some architectural gems hidden in plain sight. Explore the history of some of Orlando’s most spectacular buildings and the people who brought them to life – from the Beacham theater to the History Center and the Rose Building on Orange Avenue, home of The Woods. Tickets: $10 members, $15 non-members.
Register for March 23 here.
DID YOU KNOW?
Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress
Orlando Health finalized an agreement with Full Sail University to rename Full Sail's The Fortress to Full Sail University Orlando Health Fortress. The deal puts Orlando Health's mark on the 11,200-square-foot facility, the nation's biggest college esports arena and the host venue for an assortment of tournaments and events in the growing esports industry.
Best Staffing Firms to Work for in North America
Congratulations to NextPath Career Partners for being recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the best staffing firms with 10-20 employees in 2021!
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.