DOP BUSINESS ASSESSMENT
The Downtown Orlando Partnership has launched a Business Assessment survey to gain insights from the business community in order to impact strategic private and public partnership and policy decisions. This survey is open to all businesses from February 22 to March 8, 2023. Your valuable feedback is important as it will assist in the development of strategies that will foster the future growth and success of downtown Orlando. Click here to take the survey.
5 Local Restaurants Open Inside Exploria Stadium!
On Saturday, February 25, when Orlando City hosts NYRB at the 2023 Home Opener, you'll have the opportunity to taste a true Orlando Made experience. The Orlando Made Food & Beverage Experience features 5 local restaurants inside Exploria Stadium with newly reimagined food offerings. The restaurants include 4 Rivers Smokehouse, The COOP by 4 Rivers, Black Rooster Taqueria, Harrell's Hot Dogs, and Teak Neighborhood Grill. The concourse will also include a rotating vendor cart, which will welcome game-by-game options such as Mexican-inspired Cholo Dogs, Sus Hi Eatstation and more to be announced. In addition to the local flavor, multiple new grab-n-go markets have been installed around the stadium concourse providing quick and easy service, so you can get back to your seat in time for the match-winning goal. Click here to check out Orlando Made!
The White Rose Tribute Event
The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida presents The White Rose Tribute Event on April 27, 2023 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Orlando Science Center and FINFROCK Terrace. This event supports the important work of the Holocaust Center and raises a large portion of the funds they depend on to maintain and grow their educational and cultural programs. The event will include unique food stations, an open bar, the award ceremony, and complimentary garage parking. The annual Tess Wise White Rose Award honors the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center's late founder and the courage of The White Rose, a non-violent, student-led resistance movement in Germany during WWII. This award is given to active and vocal members of the community that strive to make a better world for all. Click here to read more and get tickets.
DOP Chair Elect, Justin Williams, Hopes to Inspire Others Through Leadership
Orlando Grand Bohemian Hotel's general manager, Justin Williams, was recognized for his leadership and hard work in the hospitality industry by WESH Channel 2. The Grand Bohemian Hotel in Downtown Orlando is a hub of fine dining, leisure, art, and culture for guests from around the world. Williams notes that there are few people of color in leadership positions like his own, and he works to pay it forward by volunteering at local high schools, mentorship, and spreading positivity through his podcast, JW Podcast, the Black and Boujee Experience. He hopes to inspire others through his ascent into leadership by sharing his story and experiences. Read the full article here!
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P!NK Adds Second Orlando Show at the Amway Center
Due to overwhelming demand, P!NK has added another Orlando show to The TRUSTFALL Tour on November 19 at Orlando's Amway Center. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24, at 10am. Special guests GROUPLOVE and KidCutUp are joining across the entire tour. Citi cardmembers and Verizon customers qualify for the exclusive pre-sale now until 10pm February 23. Click here to learn more!
Ukrainian Festival Orlando
Experience the Ukrainian Festival Orlando 2023 from February 25 at 12-8pm and February 26 at 12-6pm at the Walt Disney Amphitheater in Lake Eola Park. This event will feature live music, food vendors, arts and crafts, kids activities, and a fashion show. All proceeds from the event will go to Support Ukraine. Click here to learn more about this event!
Pretty Woman: The Musical
AdventHealth Broadway in Orlando and Dr. Phillips Center present Pretty Woman: The Musical to the Walt Disney Theater with shows from February 28 - March 5. Based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde). Click here to see the dates and get your tickets!