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4/05/24 – First Friday, in Partnership With the African American Chamber of Commerce CF | UnionWest Student Living | 8-9am
4/18/24 – Third Thursday | Hawkers Corporate Office | 5-6:30pm
4/23/24 – 2023 Golden Brick Awards, Presented by AdventHealth | Dr. Phillips Center | 2:30-6pm

Congratulations, OBJ's 2024 Women Who Mean Business!
On Wednesday, March 27th, Orlando Business Journal hosted their annual Women Who Mean Business Awards, honoring 2024's most successful business leaders in Central Florida. These women have exceeded expectations in their roles, driving business success, industry growth, workforce development, and community advancement. DOP's President & CEO, Jill Vaughan, was one of the 22 honorees this year, alongside last year's Downtowner of the Year, Brooke Myers, President of VelocityRED. Congratulations to each of these phenomenal women for your leadership!



Downtown Orlando Dedicates New Mural
One of the largest murals ever painted in downtown Orlando was dedicated this past Tuesday by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Commissioner Patty Sheehan and representatives from Orlando Health — including ORMC Chief Operating Officer Ohme Entin. The mural, “Achromatic Aria Fresco: An Ode to Harmony,” is located in the Thornton Park District at the intersection of Rosalind Avenue and Central Boulevard and was painted by artists Peterson Guerrier, Chris Jones, and Jordan Justice, of Red Tape Orlando. The artists said they sought out to “weave together the essence of monochrome artistry with the fluidity of a musical masterpiece.” Learn more about the new mural here!



Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Now Accepting Applications
Every Fall, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining supports area restaurants and gives back to our local community with one dollar from each $40 meal, and two dollars from each $60 meal, donated to one or more nonprofits. This year, donated funds will focus on organizations that offer impactful approaches to creating thriving and sustainable communities. This encompasses not only environmental endeavors like repurposing and recycling goods and materials but also holistic sustainable efforts, including community revitalization and wellness initiatives. All applications must be submitted no later than Friday, April 19, at 12pm. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Orlando Health's New Neuroscience Institute
Orlando Heath added another facility to their downtown Orlando campus; the Neuroscience Institute, located at 76 Underwood St. Hospital leaders cut the ribbon for the new Neuroscience Institute Pavilion yesterday morning, March 28th. The three-story, 45,000 square-foot medical building is a continuation of what Orlando Health is calling its Institute Row. Read the full story here!


Women in the Arts Expo "Celebrating the Genius of Women"
Engage with the professional fine arts community of Central Florida at the Women in the Arts Expo on Saturday, March 30, from 2-4pm at the Orlando Public Library's Melrose Center. The expo will feature a two-hour networking event cultivating inclusivity and equity for women artists and a keynote with an arts industry leader addressing the “how” of advancing in the fine arts and building a sustainable career. See more details and register here!

Orlando Ballet Presents: Director's Choice
Join Orlando Ballet for the Director's Choice at the Dr. Phillips Center, now through March 31. The production begins with a world premiere delivered by Orlando Ballet’s own Rehearsal Director Heath Gill, who has wowed audiences with his highly charged and imaginative creations, “Confronting Genius” and “The Next Big Thing.” Gill’s ability to captivate audiences through an uncanny and clear ability to fuse the best of classical and contemporary dance has established him as one of the country’s most exciting young choreographers. Get tickets here!

UCF at Judsons Live: Rhapsody in Blue
Join UCF for a sensational evening commemorating the 100th Anniversary of one of America's most iconic musical treasures – George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, on Thursday, April 4th, at Judsons Live. Orlando-based pianists Sun-A Park (UCF) and Ammon Perry Bratt perform a scintillating all-Gershwin program arranged for four hands. Journey through the timeless melodies and infectious rhythms that define Gershwin's enduring legacy, from the enthralling energy of his Broadway tunes to the sweeping grandeur of his orchestral works. Click here to reserve your tickets today.

Bike to Work Day 2024
The City of Orlando's Bike to Work Day 2024 will 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. See all the details here!

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