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3/21/24 – Third Thursday, Hosted by Addition Financial Credit Union |  Addition Financial Credit Union - UCF Downtown & Valencia College Campus | 5:00-6:30pm
3/22/24 – Golden Brick Awards Application Deadline | 11:59pm
4/05/24 – First Friday, in Partnership With the African American Chamber of Commerce CF | UnionWest Student Living | 8-9am
4/23/24 – DOP's Golden Brick Awards, Presented by AdventHealth | Dr. Phillips Center | 2:30-6pm

DOP's Women's Business Forum, Presented by Orlando Credit Union
Yesterday, the Downtown Orlando Partnership held a Women's Business Forum in celebration of Women's History Month, with partners Orlando Credit Union at the Citrus Club. During the forum, leaders from diverse industries all across Central Florida shared their insight and experiences during a panel discussion and Q&A. On behalf of the DOP, we couldn't be more thankful for everyone who came to support the event, each of our amazing panelists, and our generous partners at the Orlando Credit Union for making events like this possible.



(From left to right) Karla Ray - WFTV, Tanisha Nunn Gary - African American Chamber of Commerce Central Florida, Misty Heath - SoDo District Orlando, Marie Mercado - The Greenery Creamery, Jill Vaughan - Downtown Orlando Partnership, Anne-Marie Hayward - Orlando Business Journal

Orlando Announced as the Best Sports City 🥇
Earlier this week, The Sports Business Journal recognized Orlando as the "Best Sports Business City for Attracting and Hosting Events" in the entire United States. This honor puts downtown Orlando as the top of an impressive list of great sport cities, ahead of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Indianapolis. Downtown's boundaries boast three world-class venues, Kia CenterCamping World Stadium, and Inter&Co Stadium. These venues are home to five professional sports teams and brings thousands of people into DTO on any given day. This recognition is a direct result of the strong leaders in our community from the City of Orlando and Greater Orlando Sports CommissionRead the full article here!

Withum Celebrates 50 Years of Success Today!
On March 21, 1974, Withum’s founders, Fred Withum, Len Smith and Ivan Brown, brought to fruition their unified vision to create something special: a professional services firm that puts our people first, while building a culture of excellence for client service and support within our communities. Today, Withum celebrates their firm's 50th anniversary, and invite you to join them in looking back on highlights from over the years that attest to their growth and success on their 50th Anniversary pageCongratulations, Withum!

Did You Know The Drake Kitchen + Bar Now Serves Brunch?
The Drake Kitchen + Bar is unveiling a brand new addition to their brunch menu: the Dutch Baby! Picture this: a heavenly German pancake, fresh out of the oven, drizzled with warm maple syrup, and adorned with a generous serving of plump, juicy berries. Join them this Sunday, March 24th, for their inaugural brunch service and be the first to experience this mouthwatering treat. Reserve your spot today!

Orange County Transportation Community Meetings
Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Board of County Commissioners want to hear from you regarding the proposed sales tax increase for transportation. Having a robust transportation system remains a crucial element for our quality of life, connecting us to housing, education, business centers, community amenities and the environment. Share your feedback at the upcoming meeting taking place Wednesday, March 27th from 6-7:30pm at LYNX Central Station. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

UPDATE: Bike to Work Day 2024
Due to predicted inclement weather, Bike to Work Day 2024 will now be held on Friday, April 5th, 7-10am. Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer as he pedals into work with the community, starting at the SoDo Shopping Plaza to City Hall, where a celebration will take place in the plaza at 8am. Here, riders will learn more about the city's bike projects and connect to local organizations. Learn more here!

UCF Celebrates the Arts
UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival will take place from April 3-14, 2024 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and will showcase the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students. UCF Celebrates the Arts invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. With a focus on accessibility, partnership and diverse offerings, this showcase is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit. Click here to see the full list of scheduled events and get tickets.

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