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🍴 A Taste of Downtown
🤝 Business Networking
⚽️ Meet the Orlando Pride
🏟️ Two Tickets to an Upcoming Pride Match
🧡 Support Parramore’s New Image Youth Center

Creative City Project Names New Executive Director & Expands Leadership Team
Makers of Central Florida’s spectacular, innovative, immersive arts experiences, Creative City Project (CCP), announce the promotion of their Executive Producer, Melyssa Marshall, to the role of Executive Director. Not new to the organization, Marshall began her journey with CCP in 2012 as an assistant to the Founder & Artistic Director, Cole NeSmith, focusing on creating the IMMERSE festival which transforms 10 city blocks of Downtown Orlando into performance space. Ha’ani Hogan, PhD, completes the dynamic leadership team by joining as the External Affairs Director of Creative City Project. Hogan will focus on strategy, fundraising and development for Creative City Project, and brings more than 11 years of advocacy and community development to the position. Click the links to learn more about the return of IMMERSE, Central Florida's signature destination arts festival, and CCP's other upcoming events!


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for BODYBAR Pilates Orlando SODO!
Join DOP at BODYBAR Pilates Orlando SODO for their Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, June 5th, from 4:30-7pm. Take a tour of their studio, enjoy some light bites and bubbles, shop their boutique, and win fun prizes from local vendors! This event is family friendly with face painting, balloon art, and a cupcake truck, so bring your whole crew with you! Learn more about BODYBAR Pilates here.


Travel + Leisure Co. to Relocate Headquarters to Downtown Orlando
The world’s leading membership and leisure travel company is set to relocate its headquarters to Downtown Orlando. This strategic move will add over 100 new, high-wage jobs, bringing over 1,000 employees to the downtown core. Orlando City commissioners awarded T+L more than $6 million in incentives to support the relocation, underscoring Orlando's commitment to fostering a vibrant downtown business environment. Thanks to collaborative efforts by the Orlando Economic Partnership, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, the Orlando City Council, and the local and state economic development teams, Travel + Leisure Co.'s decision to relocate will further stimulate local businesses and inject even more innovation and talent in Orlando's urban core. Read more here!


OUC Proposing to Modernize Pricing Structures
The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) announces a multi-year plan to modernize its electric service pricing structures and share costs more equitably. As the utility continues on this path to clean energy, these pricing structure changes promote efficient use of the grid while using advanced digital technologies and effective price signals that deliver community-wide value. A Public Workshop will be held on Thursday, June 13th, at 2pm, at Reliable Plaza, located at 100 W Anderson St, Orlando, FL, 32801. Read the full press release here.


Record-Breaking Orlando Pride Game
As the old adage goes, "records are made to be broken." The Orlando Pride did just that last Friday night as they took down the Portland Thorns for their eighth straight win. With that win streak, the Pride become the sole record-holders of the longest win streak in NWSL history. Now that the record is broken, the Pride will get every team's best game from here on in. The Pride is set to head out west and take on the San Diego Wave FC on Friday, June 7th, at 10pm ET. Click here to read all the game's highlights, and congratulations Orlando Pride!

Ivanhoe Village Vibes: A Live Music Series
Ivanhoe Village is set to reverberate with the rhythm of live music as Ivanhoe Village Main Street proudly announces the launch of “Ivanhoe Village Vibes,” a dynamic live music series made possible by United Arts of Central Florida, your local arts agency. This initiative aims to infuse local businesses with the vibrant energy of live performances while spotlighting the talent of Orlando’s performing artists. Supported by the Community Vibrancy grant awarded by United Arts, Ivanhoe Village Vibes will transform select venues throughout the district into bustling hubs of artistic expression. Their next performance is set to feature Hannah Stokes at the Mennello Museum of American Art on Friday, May 31st, at 5:30pm. See the full schedule of upcoming Ivanhoe Village performances!


Local Author Festival
Meet and greet local authors at Orlando Public Library's Local Author Festival on Sunday, June 2nd, from 2-4pm! Authors from a variety of genres will share their experiences and books. Also, each author will have books available for purchase and signing. Click here to see the participating authors!


Rolling Stones: Hackney Diamonds 2024
Don't miss the legendary British rock band, the Rolling Stones, when they come to Orlando's Camping World Stadium on Monday, June 3rd, at 8pm! The core members of the band include Mick Jagger (vocals), Keith Richards (guitar) and Ronnie Wood (guitar). They are known for their enduring influence on rock and roll music and their iconic status as one of the greatest and most enduring rock bands in history. Grab tickets while they last!


Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Performance at City Hall
The City of Orlando proudly presents an enchanting musical performance by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Strings Summer Camp on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12-1pm at the City Hall Rotunda. Supported by the City of Orlando Mayor's Matching Grant Program, this camp has provided an invaluable opportunity for over 25 high-school level students to attend at no cost. Click here to learn more!

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