DOWNTOWN BUZZ 2022 Community Impact Luncheon Orlando Business Journal invites you to the 2022 Community Impact Luncheon on Tuesday, November 29th from 11am to 1:30pm at Camping World Stadium. Come to hear from Dr. Bahiyyah Maroon, CEO of Polis Institute, what successful business involvement is doing to help transition certain neighborhoods to success. OBJ Editor Cindy Barth will lead a panel discussion with Orlando-area business leaders who have thrown their community investment into programs and initiatives that are making a difference in our city. Learn about opportunities to be a part of finding specific action steps that we can take in order to move forward in 2023. Click here to read more and get tickets!
Jingle, Jingle Shop & Mingle Orange Appeal is hosting Jingle, Jingle Shop & Mingle on November 29th, from 5:30-7:30pm, at Azalea Lodge at Mead Botanical Garden. Join the holiday festivities and shop for gifts while supporting the Hope for More Foundation Anti-Hunger Food Drive, which receives a $15 donation with each $65 ticket that includes food and drinks. Read more, and register for your ticket here!
Florida Blue Florida Classic The nation's premier HBCU football rivalry will celebrate its 25th game in Orlando when the Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats meet the Florida A&M University Rattlers in the Florida Blue Florida Classic on November 19th at 2:20pm at Camping World Stadium. Florida Classic is now the nation's largest football game between two Historically Black College/University (HBCU) schools, surpassing the Bayou Classic. Admission includes the world-famous McDonald's Halftime Show featuring the Marching Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman and the Marching "100" from FAMU. Get your tickets here!
What's Up Downtown for the Holidays Join the Downtown Development Board for a new spin on their annual holiday edition of What's Up Downtown on December 1st from 11am-2pm. Enjoy a festive atmosphere with a free outdoor event at Heritage Square Park in front of the Orange County Regional History Center. There will be games, cotton candy, and popcorn from Popcorn Junkie. Register for the free event here!
DID YOU KNOW? Orlando Pride Announced a New Head Coach The Orlando Pride has announced the promotion of Seb Hines to Head Coach, signing a multi-year contract to lead the Pride. A former defender in the English Premier League, Hines takes over as head coach after eight years as a member of the Orlando Pride and Orlando City family. During his time as the interim head coach, the Pride went on a seven-game unbeaten run from July 3rd to August 20th, and saw increases in the team's averages on shots, shot on target, and passing accuracy. At the time of his interim appointment, Hines became the first Black head coach in the NWSL and now makes history as the league's first-ever Black full-time head coach. Read the full article here!
HOLA at The Park The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando is proud to present HOLA at The Park presented by Orlando Health, on November 27th from 1-7pm at Icon Park. HOLA at The Park is a family-oriented community event filled with arts, culture, hispanic cuisine, community service, and marketplace business expo. Click here to read more and see the expo map!
Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Osprey Join The Osprey for their annual seven-course New Year's Eve chef's tasting dinner on Saturday, December 31, at 7pm. Chef Cooper will be preparing an extravagant menu to send off 2022 and welcome in the New Year. The evening lasts about three hours and includes a complimentary champagne toast. Please indicate on the booking form if you are interested in a wine and cocktail pairing for the evening, which is optional, and paid for the night of the event. There will also be an a la carte full bar available. Book your reservation now!