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DTO BUSINESS NEWSSWAN Shuttle Coming to Creative Village!¬†ūü¶ĘYesterday, DOP hosted¬†the Creative Village Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Luncheon, sponsored¬†by¬†UCF Downtown. At the¬†event,¬†Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the launch of the¬†City of Orlando's SWAN Shuttle, which stands for Shuttle With Autonomous Navigation, powered by Beep technologies, on August 20th! The SWAN Shuttle is¬†a free, autonomous vehicle shuttle that will carry passengers on a continuous loop from Lynx Central Station through Creative Village on the LYMMO Orange Line during off-peak hours. In partnership with Lynx, the shuttle will be tested in Creative Village from August 2023 through April 2024.¬†If successful, the pilot could be expanded throughout the city into areas like SODO or Ivanhoe Village.¬†Click here¬†to read the full article from yesterday's luncheon, and view the¬†route and times of operation here!

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Finalists Announced for Central Florida Women in Sports AwardsDOP Board Member, Jennifer Lastik, was recognized as a finalist by the Greater Orlando Sports Commission (GO Sports) for the prestigious Central Florida Women in Sports Awards. The awards will be announced at the 5th annual 2023 Celebrating Women in Sports luncheon, presented by Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute, at UCF's Addition Financial Arena on Wednesday, September 13th at 11:30am. GO Sports will recognize winners in two categories at the event: three recipients will receive the Women in Sports Leadership Award, while one person will receive the Rising Star Award. Learn more and get your tickets today!Hispanic Heritage Month Call for ArtistsThe City of Orlando is seeking local artists to showcase their artwork during Hispanic Heritage Month in the Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall. Arts are an intrinsic part of Hispanic heritage, which is why the city annually hosts an art exhibit in conjunction with this important month to further illustrate the richness of Latin American history culture. Submissions must be submitted by August 25th by 11:59pm. The 2023 visual arts exhibit will run from September 8th to November 13th. Click here to see the guidelines and how to submit.

DTO EVENTSCalling All Lion Lovers!Celebrate World Lion Day with¬†Orlando City SC¬†with this¬†special offer. Grab another lion and get tickets to either September 16th against the Columbus Crew or September 30th agains CF Montreal with this limited time offer. Upper level tickets are¬†2 for $25, and lower level tickets are 2 for $40. Act fast, this offer is only valid¬†TODAY, August 10th!¬†Get your tickets now!Play-In-A-DayJoin¬†Fringe ArtSpace¬†for Play-In-A-Day on Saturday, August 26th at 7pm. Teams of local artists work in the course of 24 hours to create short plays¬†with minimal props/set/costumes for a live audience, using¬†a theme given to them the day prior!¬†Click here¬†to learn more and get your tickets today!Magical Dining with DOP MembersThe chefs are ready. The tables are set. And¬†you¬†are invited to experience Orlando‚Äôs acclaimed culinary scene during¬†Visit Orlando‚Äôs Magical Dining, celebrating its 18th year from August¬†18th through October¬†1st ‚ÄĒ six full weeks and 45 delicious days. Don't miss DOP members Boheme Restaurant and The Monroe's amazing meal selections while they last! The¬†Boheme Restaurant¬†showcases world-class cuisine with a creative twist in an art-inspired setting for $60.¬†The Monroe¬†serves nostalgic, childhood favorites in the airy, midcentury space with a main dining room, bar, lounge/study, and daytime coffee bar for $40. Click the restaurants¬†above to make your¬†reservation!

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