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DOWNTOWN BUZZShaping the Future of Downtown Orlando Virtual Workshop with DDBJoin the Downtown Development Board for a virtual workshop with the City Council about the next steps in shaping the future of downtown on Monday, September 26, at 10am. The plans focus on what driving actionable changes to the streets, civic spaces, mobility options, and neighborhoods can best support a vibrant, walkable, economically-viable, cultural destination for Orlando. Click here to join the virtual meeting.Serendipity Labs is Having an Open House Next Week!Join Serendipity Labs for an evening of networking in a beautiful space with fellow professionals, meet the Serendipity Labs on-site team, and get answers to any and all of your flexible workspace and Serendipity Labs questions! The open house will take place Wednesday, September 14, from 4-6pm. RSVP here!

Orlando City SC Win the 2022 U.S. Open Cup ChampionsCongratulations Orlando City Soccer Club for winning the 107th Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup! Following a 3-0 victory in front of a sold out Exploria Stadium, Orlando City SC celebrated at City Hall in downtown Orlando on Thursday afternoon, hosted by former Lions goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo along with City's sideline reporter Gabrielle Amado. The event included speeches from Mayor Buddy Dyer, Chairman Mark Wilf, and Head Coach Oscar Pareja, with the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup trophy in full display. Check out the Champions Collection here.Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College Celebrates Global Peace WeekEach September, the Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) at Valencia College celebrates International Day of Peace, followed by Global Peace Week festivities and events, including peace education workshops, daily meditation practices, guest speakers, and free film screenings in partnership with the Global Peace Film Festival. PJI will kick off its Global Peace Week celebration on September 21 by partnering with the Global Peace Film Festival to participate in the United Nations’ International Peace Day. The mission of “Peace Day” is to have at least one non-violent, cease-fire day throughout the world. This year’s U.N. Peace Day celebration will be held at the Winter Park Public Library, where PJI will screen the film, “Mission: JOY – Finding Happiness in Troubled Times." The free film screening begins at 6 p.m., followed by the creation of a human peace sign at 8 p.m. Click here for the full schedule of events, which are all free and open to the public.

DID YOU KNOW?Orlando Weekly Names Beth Hobart as Orlando's 2022 Best Real Estate AgentCongratulations to DOP Board Member, Beth Hobart, for being featured in Best of Orlando Local Legends 2022 by Orlando Weekly as the Best Real Estate Agent! See the full article here.Blake Shelton will Perform at Orlando's Amway CenterCountry superstar Blake Shelton will return to Orlando's Amway Center for his 2023 tour, "Back to the Honky Tonk". Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16, at 10am, and the performance will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2023. Joining the lineup are reigning Academy of Country Music (ACM) Female Artist/Country Music Association (CMA) Female Vocalist of the Year Carly Pearce and rising country artist Jackson Dean. Purchase tickets at the Amway Center box office or at Hispanic Economic Impact SummitThe Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando is hosting the 2022 Hispanic Economic Impact Summit on Friday, September 23, from 7:30am-4:30pm at the Exploria Stadium. The event is designed for business owners, entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, and economic development leaders to learn how the Hispanic business community impacts the economy in non-profit organizations with a significant contribution to the overall economy. Buy your tickets here!Greater Orlando Sports Commission Unveils 30th Anniversary LogosCongratulations Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) for 30 years of service to the Orlando community! GO Sports unveiled their new 30th Anniversary logos during the broadcast of the 2022 SPORTYS: Greater Orlando's Night of Champions on WKMG-TV with the help of Mayor Buddy Dyer on September 8th. Joe Bosack & Co. was chosen to design the logo, purposefully making its design a mark of GO Sport's achievement. Read more here.


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