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2021 was a banner year for the Downtown Orlando Partnership. In Orange Appeal’s latest “Women to Watch,” Executive Director Jill Vaughan tells the story of growing the organization’s success despite taking on the role in the midst of a pandemic. Plus, big plans for the future. Read more.

Synapse Orlando 2022
Synapse Orlando is back in 2022. The full-day immersive experience offers curated opportunities that showcase creators, innovators, and thought leaders as Orlando continues to grow and evolve. Synapse Orlando allows attendees to engage the experts through hands-on workshops, roundtables, and exhibitor experiences. Register here!

Orlando Fire Department Change of Command CeremonyThe Honorable Mayor Buddy Dyer cordially invites you to attend the Orlando Fire Department Change of Command Ceremony for newly appointed Fire Chief Charlie Salazar on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Pugh Theater. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 20, 2022. RSVPs are not required, but are encouraged. An RSVP does not guarantee a seat. If you cannot attend, but would like to view the ceremony online, it will be available for viewing here. RSVPs are not required if you plan to stream the ceremony live online.

Orlando Health Nationally Recognized
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies was recognized as Best Children’s Hospitals for 2022-2023 by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice. Tied for the #1 spot in Florida and #8 in the southeast region, the hospital system was awarded with designations in five specialties.

Special Event Grants Program - Applications Open!
The CRA’s Special Event Grants Program supports diverse arts and cultural opportunities to encourage a variety of entertainment within the area. The purpose of this program is to provide funding through grants to support events that promote the goals and objectives of CRA’s Redevelopment Plan for the area, the DTOutlook. Events held in the downtown area serves to bring together a wide variety of people, both locally and nationally, to experience engaged programming that will help to build social connections and strengthen the economic development of the area. Applications are now open for events taking place November 2022 - April 2023. Applications close on August 1 at 11:59 pm EST.

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