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DOWNTOWN BUZZVisit Orlando's CEO Thinks 2023 Could Be History-MakingAs a part of the Business Minds Podcast, Orlando Business Journal Editor Sean McCrory recently spoke with Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit Orlando and DOP Board Member. The audio series features candid conversations with top business leaders from Orlando, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville regions. Read more about Visit Orlando's vision of success for the future here!Rothman Orthopaedics at Innovation TowerRothman Orthopaedics occupies 25,000 square feet of the Innovation Tower which include 20 exam rooms; a procedure room for injections; physical and occupational therapy; orthotics as well as electromyography (EMG). Additionally, 20 Rothman physicians in the following subspecialties see patients at the Innovation Tower: foot and ankle; hand and wrist; joint replacement; orthopedic oncology; physical medicine and rehabilitation; shoulder and elbow; spine; and sports medicine. Rothman physicians are now seeing patients in the brand-new, state-of-the-art AdventHealth Training Facility located at 25 S Terry Avenue, Suite 320, in Downtown Orlando. Schedule an appointment today with any of the physicians below by calling 844-226-1379 or by visiting Wheelchair Lift Installed at Lake EolaAccessible adventure awaits at Lake Eola Park! The City of Orlando unveiled a new wheelchair lift at the swan boat dock, making swan boat rides able to be experienced by all! Whether you're a resident seeking a tranquil retreat or a visitor seeking unforgettable memories, Lake Eola Park welcomes you. See the new wheelchair lift in action here.



Celebrating Women in SportsThe Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) is proud to announce that the 5th Annual Celebrating Women in Sports luncheon presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute will be hosted at Addition Financial Arena on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 12pm. Florida Blue is returning as the sponsor of the fireside chat with featured speaker, Joan Benoit Samuelson. The luncheon will recognize several female leaders in the local sports community with the Women in Sports Leadership Award, Rising Star Award, and WISE Greater Orlando Women of Inspiration award. Click here to view past winners, and learn more about the 2023 Celebrating Women in Sports luncheon here.

DTO EVENTSInspiration Orlando United: In Remembrance of PulseFollowing the Pulse Nightclub tragedy on June 12, 2016, Michael Pilato, Yuriy Karabash and Chimene Hurst formed and led a collaborative team to create a unique mural titled Inspiration Orlando United. What evolved is a visual narrative illuminating courageous acts of compassion that in-turn revealed a heart of love and kindness in the City Beautiful. This mural’s mission is to engage and utilize public art to transform this tragic event into a visual shared history with stories of treasured lives, inspirational responses and selfless acts of leadership, love and hope. It will be on view in the museum rotunda June 13-16. The Orlando Museum of Art is honored to host this community event to commemorate that fateful day. Join as they unveil this beautiful tribute and hear from community members honoring the lives lost and impacted by the horrific event on Monday, June 12th from 5-7pm. Learn more about this free event.


June Diversitastic! Dining ExperienceFusionFest is hosting the Culinary Arts Contest 2023, as a part of the Diversitastic! Dining Experience, at Valencia College Downtown Campus on June 12th and June 28th at 7pm. Professional and home chefs will combine ingredients, spices, or preparation techniques from different countries to create fusion dishes that are both delicious and unique. Guests can also look forward to a sommelier-led wine tasting, featuring a special selection of wines and cultural performance. Learn more and get your tickets before they're gone!Summer at Your LibraryParticipate in Orange County Library System's annual summer program, All Together Now: Kindness, Friendship and Unity running now to July 29, 2023. Programs, classes and events will continue to be offered both in-person and onlineClick here to read more!

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