Downtown Business Forum: Doing Business in Downtown Orlando
This morning, the Downtown Orlando Partnership hosted key stakeholders from all over the city at the Downtown Business Forum: Doing Business in Downtown Orlando, presented by Orlando Credit Union. This event featured a fireside chat with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and DOP's CEO, Jill Vaughan, and a panel discussion with leaders of various industries downtown. We would like to thank each of our sponsors and panelists for making this event possible and providing your valuable insight.
Thank You to our Sponsors
Thank You to our Panelists
- David Barilla, Executive Director, City of Orlando Downtown Development Board
- Nilda Blanco, Senior Vice President of Workforce Operations, CareerSource Central Florida
- Jeré Matheny, Vice President of Brokerage Services, First Capital Property Group
- James Morrone, Owner, Bar None Creations
- Craig Ustler, President & Owner, Ustler Development, Inc.
- Moderator: Anne-Marie Hayward, Market President & Publisher, Orlando Business Journal
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS NEWS
UCF's Rosen College Again Ranks No. 1 in Nation
Located in the heart of the world’s top tourism destination, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management has been named the best hospitality program in the United States by ShanghaiRanking for the fourth consecutive year. UCF again ranked among the top five programs in the world because of their strong connection to industry, and cutting edge research. UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management combines unparalleled industry partnerships and exceptional faculty to give students the skills they need to become leaders in the workforce in Florida and beyond. Click here to read more!
Citrus Club's 50 Year Legacy
Last Friday, the Citrus Club celebrated over 50 years of legacy and revealed their new logo along with their plans for a multi-million dollar redesign. The Citrus Club, one of the region's largest banquet and meeting facilities, will start the renovation at the end of December and remaining open throughout. In addition to the modernization of their space, the refresh is set to include new culinary offerings utilizing fresh, locally-sourced food. Click here to read more and see renderings of the Citrus Club's redesign!
Have You Met Socialite Events?
Elevate your event planning with DOP Member, Socialite Events, where every detail is a masterpiece and every moment is unforgettable. Their expert team offers a seamless and sophisticated event planning experience tailored to your unique vision. Whether you're envisioning a corporate meeting that leaves a lasting impression, a jubilant celebration that transcends expectations, or an intimate gathering that reflects your personal style, Socialite Events is your go-to partner. Trust Socialite Events to turn your dreams into reality, ensuring your gatherings are not just events but unforgettable experiences. Learn more here!
StarterStudio Demo Day
Join StarterStudio on December 7th at 5pm as they celebrate their participating start-up companies who have completed the StarterStudio Pre-Seed Stage Accelerator by watching their pitches at Demo Day. In this 14-week program, tech startup founders have learned how to sustain and grow their business by focusing on their go-to market strategy, completing a detailed risk assessment and related risk mitigation plan with key performance indicators (KPIs), populating their data room, perfecting their pitch, learning about funding options, and much more. Learn more about the program here, and register for Demo Day here!
2023 Holiday Blooms at Leu Gardens
Explore live plant displays at Leu Gardens beginning Friday, Nobember 24th, 2023. This amazing display will feature poinsettias, amaryllis, bromeliads, orchids, annuals, and handcrafted horticulture designs. Stroll 50-acres beautiful vignettes and container gardens with thousands of poinsettias to put you in the yuletide spirit. Learn more and get tickets here today.
Save the Date for Krampusfest 2023!
This holiday season, Krampus is headed to Orlando! The new annual event, Krampusfest, will bring the alpine spirit to The Milk District on Sunday, December 3rd, from 1-9pm. Be sure to save the date and click here to learn more!