Home is where the heart is. That’s why dedicated residents continue to find new ways to enrich their local Central Florida communities. The City of Orlando recognizes the important role neighborhoods and communities play in continuously improving quality of life. As a result, the Orlando Main Street Program was developed to help neighborhoods retain existing residents and attract new ones by way of revitalization support from the city.
Districts currently participating in the Main Street Program include Audobon Park Garden, College Park, Church Street, Downtown South, Ivanhoe Village, Mills 50, Thornton Park and the Semoran Corridor. The Orlando Main Street Annual Awards were developed to recognize these districts and commemorate outstanding local Main Street projects, activities and volunteers. As a local business, Appleton Creative is proud to be part of the judging process this year.
Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council called for award nominations in four categories: Promotions, Organization, Design and Economic Restructuring/Business Development. Judges include Flora Maria Garcia, President and CEO of United Arts of Central Florida, Jose A. Fajardo, Executive VP of Orlando Inc., Craig Borkon, Assistant to Director of City of Orlando and Orlando Venues, Misty Johantgen, Sr. Vice President for Visit Orlando, and our very own Trinity Tesler, Production Manager for Appleton Creative.
Orlando’s neighborhood commercial corridors have an eclectic mix of locally owned and operated businesses, in addition to an array of treasured community events that bring residents closer to each other. The special award ceremony takes place in late October and aims to inspire the local community to continue growing, prospering and coming together.
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