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Second Harvest Catering for Good is now offering a Corporate style “Lunches for Good” Delivery Menu. The new menu features hot buffets to-go that will be delivered to your office or meeting venue on time and with all the supplies you need to serve your team or guests. The menu also offers Boxed Lunches that include chips and a fresh baked Chocolate Chip Cookie. Menu selections are prepared by award winning chefs that use quality product purchased from vendors that share the chef’s high standards and can serve from 20 to 1000. It’s called “for Good” because it not only tastes good but it does good because all proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Culinary Training Program, a 16-week program for adults who need a second shot at life. This program teaches life and culinary skills needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food and hospitality industry. The program celebrates over 280 graduates to date with 100% of these graduates being placed in higher paying jobs, helping them become self-sufficient and begin life long careers. Second Harvest is one the most unique venues in Central Florida. This 100,000-square-foot facility provides an opportunity to host a memorable experience in one of their state of the art Community Rooms which can accommodate guests from 10 to 200. Each room offers built in AV equipment and is included in the room rental. Our beautiful Atrium is perfect for a reception or corporate mixer.  So whether your are in need of a corporate style lunch delivered to your office or are planning your company's holiday event - check out Catering for Good and Second Harvest Food banks - Make your next event a life changer!
Monday, September 23, 2019 Orlando City Foundation FootGolf Tournament presented by: FAIRWINDS Credit Union - Join Orlando City Soccer Club players and coaches at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes for a rousing, 18-hole round of FootGolf. FootGolf is a combination of soccer and golf. The game is played with a regulation #5 soccer ball on a golf course with 9 or 18 shortened holes and 21-inch diameter cups. The rules of FootGolf mirror the rules of regular golf with the object to complete the course with the fewest amount of strokes or "kicks" as possible.Registration: 12pmShotgun Start: 1pmHappy Hour & Awards: 4pm For tickets: Sponsorship: 
The Orlando Sports Foundation announced that the 2019 Cure Bowl will be played at Exploria Stadium home of Orlando City Soccer and Orlando Pride. The Cure Bowl will be the first non-soccer sporting event to take place at Orlando City Stadium, since its opening in March 2017. Kickoff for the fifth-annual Cure Bowl will be December 21, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.“We are excited about the Orlando Sports Foundation’s partnership with Orlando City Stadium and the unique atmosphere that will be created for the Cure Bowl,” CEO of the Orlando Sports Foundation and Executive Director of the Cure Bowl Alan Gooch stated. “I can’t wait to see a college football game in Orlando City Stadium. We believe all fans will have a great experience and this will help us to continue our mission of bringing teams together to find a cure for cancer.”Orlando City Stadium located in the heart downtown Orlando is home to the Orlando City Soccer Club of Major League Soccer (MLS) and Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The state-of-the-art venue is within walking distance of the historic Church Street Entertainment District.“We are very excited to welcome the Cure Bowl to Orlando City Stadium as the first non-soccer sporting event to be hosted in our beautiful venue,” Orlando City SC Chief Revenue Officer Chris Gallagher said. “Through flagship events like the Cure Bowl, the Orlando Sports Foundation works tirelessly to raise funds for cancer research, and we are happy to do what we can to support such a meaningful initiative. We can’t wait to see a new kind of football on our pitch this December.”In its first four years, the Cure Bowl has been used as a platform to raise $3.6 million for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The Orlando community has benefited from the funds generated at the game with local BCRF researcher Dr. Annette Khaled at the UCF College of Medicine receiving over $1.1 million of the funds distributed.“The move allows us to add a gameday block party which will start at Church Street and conclude with a March 2 Cure to Orlando City Stadium,” Gooch added. “These events will help drive revenue to Downtown Orlando business owners, while enhancing the experience of Cure Bowl attendees on gameday.”The March 2 Cure will be a free, pre-game event featuring music, entertainment and activities for all to enjoy. The event will culminate with an organized walk from the Church Street Entertainment District to the game at Orlando City Stadium. Each team playing in the Cure Bowl will have their band participate in the march alongside fans, cancer survivors and supporters decked out in pink gear.The Cure Bowl features a matchup between teams from the American Athletic Conference and Sun Belt Conference. There is also a secondary tie-in with independent Liberty University. The annual postseason college bowl game was played the previous four seasons at Camping World Stadium.For more information about the Orlando Sports Foundation or the Cure Bowl and affiliated events visit
BRONZE KINGDOM VOTED ORLANDO'S BEST GALLERY 2019 BY ORLANDO MAGAZINE READERS ORANGE COUNTY, FL – On Thursday, August 1st, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Bronze Kingdom will host a free Champagne toast at their Gallery in Orlando Fashion Square Mall, to celebrate being voted Orlando's Best Art Gallery, by Orlando Magazine readers.  This toast will be followed by an update on their plans to move to International Drive as they further expand Orlando's Cultural tourism offerings. The community is invited.  Bronze Kingdom is a two-year old African Art gallery that houses the largest collection of African bronzes in the world. Located in the heart of Orlando, it’s collection consists of over 4,000 exquisitely- crafted pieces from over 29 different countries from the continent of Africa, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso and more. Collector, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Mr. Rawlvan R. Bennett acquired many of the pieces displayed in the Bronze Kingdom gallery over the past 40 years directly from African leaders through cultivated relationships, respectful negotiations, building schools, hospitals, bridges and more for West African communities.   Rawlvan and his wife, Iantress, when choosing where in America they would move to after working in Africa, chose Orlando.    Directly after the move, the overzealous couple set up the gallery in a remote location, close to the Orlando Airport. The first location of the gallery was small, isolated and difficult for clients to find. These were all major concerns for their new marketing team, GGR Marketing and PR.  "We had a relationship with Orlando Fashion Square Mall, where we have an extensive history creating events. We felt it was imperative that the gallery move to a location that was easier to find and larger.   We connected the two parties and within two months, Bronze Kingdom had a new address and were up and ready." Said, GGR's CEO, Guenet Gittens-Roberts.   Gallery owners Rawlvan and Iantress and their marketing team worked closely with local artists, performers and events teams to create an engaging space that is steeped in culture, history and a tribute to Africa and the Pan African diaspora.   The gallery, through it's programming, created a link with Africa that emotionally moves many who visit it as they are shown their roots. Before all of us were anything else, we were all first African. We are dedicated to showcasing "One World in Unison. We are all one people, branches of the same tree.  As West African Queen Diambi, who visited the Gallery, said " Africa is more than the cradle of civilization, it is the house, school, university,  and more...We have evidence of hundreds of thousands of years of our Nile Valley and other civilized history..." She went on to say, "you have started to share with the world what we came to America to share.  African history has been told by the Europeans, however now, Bronze Kingdom is correcting the narrative and setting the record straight.  You are providing the platform for the people of Africa to tell their story." During that visit a King said “ Our ancestors reside here, you are telling our story.” Bronze Kingdom has fostered a developing appreciation of Africa through their unique exhibitions. With the use of African performances, they intend to add virtual reality encounters of real people in Africa’s past and present lives of today.  It is  presenting gallery patrons an immersive education experience in African history & culture in an exciting and refreshing way. It  allows African history that was preserved to be remembered, revisited and retold in a way that has not been done for the Africans in the Diaspora or anywhere in the world.  For Orlando Magazine readers to understand and appreciate the gallery after only one year, says that the Bennett's were correct to choose this multicultural melting pot to launch their gallery. "We have only just begun!  We will continue working together to make Orlando a very attractive destination for people of all ages to experience the history of people of Africa and the Diaspora," said, Rawlvan Bennett.   Bronze Kingdom is in the process of moving to International Drive and will be enriching the cultural tourism portion of a visit to Orlando with an immersive African cultural experience.   "We will be expanding.  Currently only half (½) of our inventory is being displayed.  This year, we became a 501c3, and are in the process of converting to a Museum Attraction.  We will be providing a Restaurant & Bar onsite – providing an African Culinary Experience, creating African Based virtual rides and a 3D Interactive Museum Experience where the art comes alive.  We are especially proud of our plans for a Performing Arts Center where we will present all things of the African Diaspora –Dance, Theater, Music, Literature and all things Cultural, tracing our roots in Africa and our culture around the African Diaspora." He continued in a recent statement.  "We envision the world will place this among the seminal attractions in North America. It is designed to delight and amaze local neighbors, students, scholars and world travelers for generations to come.  I thought that I had made my mark on  world history with Essence Magazine, but with Bronze Kingdom museum, I have the opportunity to be a part of a project that changes the perception of African Americans and the way they see themselves twice in a lifetime.  It is my mission to share Bronze Kingdom with the world." Said Jonathan Sebastian Blount, who provided the conceptual inspiration and was Founding Chair and President  of Essence Magazine and VP, Business Development, GGR Marketing & PR.  Visit for photos.  Guenet Gittens-Roberts CEO GGR Marketing & Public Relations Publisher Caribbean American Passport Newspaper JUST ADDED: Tel: 407-427-1800 : Fax: 407-386-7925
State of Orange County Real Estate Events promote and bring awareness to growth, development and property value for residents and businesses throughout all of Orange County. The 2019 State of Orange County Real Estate Event: Shifting Landscapes and Navigating Challenges will be held on August 22nd (5pm to 8pm) at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive. The networking portion of the event kicks off at 5pm and is followed by our speaker forum and program of info-tainment. Guests - Free Advance Registration Sponsors - Sponsorhsip Registration
With a warm and welcoming invitation to “Join US,” Orlando's annual FusionFest is seeking contributors of all backgrounds to take part in a second year of multicultural celebration. Launched last fall as an opportunity for Orange County's diverse ethnic communities to share their rich traditions, the free two-day event will return to downtown Orlando Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2019. And once again, this “diversitastic” undertaking is calling upon representatives of the many nationalities and regions that make our area home to tell their stories via music, dance, food, fashion, film, poetry and authentic handcrafted goods. The inaugural FusionFest drew approximately 8,000 attendees, who descended upon the city center on Thanksgiving weekend to sample the artistic and culinary offerings of more than 100 represented heritages. Parades, performances and contests spotlighted the best each participating culture had to offer, with a special emphasis on “fusion” projects that welded the sights, sounds and styles of seemingly disparate communities. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better, with a wider net of participants and greater representation for all. To that end, a stepped-up outreach campaign is already under way to solicit the participation of even more musical acts, dance troupes, fashion designers, spoken-word artists, singers, filmmakers, culinary wizards and artisans. Sponsorships and other promotional partnerships are also being sought to bring the FusionFest mission of fun and friendship to new heights of visibility. And there are opportunities for volunteers and fundraisers as well. Interested parties can register for the 2019 event at: Terry Olson, the festival's architect and “Chief Instigator,” sums up its appeal: By showing up to share a smile and your personal heritage, he says, “you may discover just how different other people really aren't!” FusionFest is a project of the Downtown Arts District, with support from Orange County Government, the Orlando Downtown Development Board, at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In its inaugural edition, the event received the Award of Excellence in the Downtown Orlando Partnership's Golden Brick Awards. For media inquiries, contact: Thali Sugisawa, Business Maven, FusionFest; (407) 574-1312; or Terry Olson, Director of Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs; (407) 836-5540
CityArts is downtown’s largest collective of art galleries which showcases an infusion of local and international works of art, rotated on a monthly basis. Free admission Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PMLocation: Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida From vibrant and ornate to intimate and serene, works are displayed throughout CityArts to delight, inspire, and allow the viewer to experience them in a way that a museum never could. CityArts, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization managed by the Downtown Arts District, is open free of charge Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 29 South Orange Avenue. For additional information, call (407) 648-7060, or stop in to see us!
The annual TOUCHED BY TYPE 1 conference was held at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida on May 17th and May 18th. The event, now in its third year, is designed to educate and empower kids, teens and adults who are impacted by or have a connection to Type 1 Diabetes. The event draws hundreds of Central Florida families and features two days of speaker sessions, panels, meet and greets and an exhibitor area. An invitation only reception was held on Friday evening featuring a private performance by American Idol Star Elliott Yamin. Elliott was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 16 and is an activist and a spokesperson for the American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. View Speaker Panel View Event Images The annual event is organized by Central Florida nonprofit DANCING FOR DIABETES whose mission is to spread awareness of the impact that Type 1 Diabetes has on 1.25 million American children and adults – and through the art of dance raise funds to find a cure while inspiring those with Type 1 Diabetes to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.  About Type 1 Diabetes - There are three primary types of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational). Type 1 Diabetes was once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes. It is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Read 2018 Diabetes Impact Report
STEP ONE – The Audit What happens on the internet stays on in the internet. Conduct a detailed audit of your online presence, inventorying your social media channels, including ones you may have forgotten about. STEP TWO – Vision and MissionA vision is what you hope to accomplish and your mission is how you will do it. Establish a social media vision and mission statement and then clearly define how each social platform will work to support this. STEP THREE – Branding Your ProfilesYour brand is what other people are thinking about you, when you aren’t there. Maximize your social branding with interesting profiles and enhanced graphics. Ensure your groups, page likes and connections are all in alignment with your goals and supporting your mission.STEP FOUR – Finding Your VoiceIt’s not what you say, but how you say it. Develop a social voice for your company that represents your brand and supports your mission. Establish a consistent online character with specific tone and language and with a clear purpose; this encourages people to follow your brand and support your causes. STEP FIVE - Building Your TribeConnectivity is what makes social media impactful. Look to your industry, your causes and your community profile to build your list of influencers including brands, organizations and companies. Regularly reach out to establish and maintain connections through organic engagement such as: check-ins, creative content tagging, leaving reviews and hash tags.STEP SIX – Content and Editorial Calendar A social media content calendar helps organize the way you create and curate content and is central in development of your online branding and communications strategy. Create a detailed strategy document and pre-scripted editorial calendar for your social media communication. Build a team of two to four people who will review this content with you. STEP SEVEN - Analysis and BudgetingProvide a regular analysis of your social presence and make regular adjustments to your plan to meet your objectives. If you chose to make an investment in a Social Media Strategist check out Posh Able IMAGE Builders, our efforts are designed to build your brand and your followers organically without paid promotion. We can also lead you to evaluate and develop a plan and a budget for paid social media advertising options.
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Central Florida Community Arts presents Spectacle! featuring over 350 singers, musicians and dancers! ORLANDO, Fla. (April 18, 2019) - Central Florida Community Arts is proud to present Spectacle!, a revelry of music and imagination presented by the CFCArts Community Choir, Symphony Orchestra, and Dance Company. Combining show-stopping numbers from stage and screen, selections from classical music’s greatest composers, and other timeless songs, this visually-striking extravaganza is something the whole family will enjoy. Experience songs from The Phantom of the Opera, La La Land, and The Greatest Showman along with choral classics, including Mozart's Dies Irae, and beloved songs by The Beatles, Abba and more, brought to life by the nation's largest community choir! Tickets are on sale now for performances at Northland Church May 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m. “This concert celebrates some of the best songs across different music genres and features the talented and passionate artists in our own community!” says Joshua Vickery, Founder & Executive Director of CFCArts, who co-directs the Community Choir alongside Brandon Fender. “Spectacle! features songs that will have you dancing along in your seat, as well as moments where the beautiful choral sound will take your breath away!” Kicking off Mother’s Day weekend, Spectacle! will feature the prominent 300-member CFCArts Community Choir with live accompaniment by members of the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra. For two nights only, this larger-than-life concert experience will immerse audiences with our talented CFCArts Dance Company, aerialists, storytellers, and more. Tickets start at just $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $25 for premium tickets, and $50 for premium plus seating. Children ages 3 and under will be admitted for free. To purchase tickets, please visit or call the CFCArts Box Office at 407-937-1800 ext. 710. Spectacle! will be performed at Northland Church, 530 Dog Track Road, Longwood, FL 32750. Parking is free. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For accessible seating, please contact the Box Office at 407-937-1800 ext. 710. ABOUT CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY ARTS Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity that exists to enrich our community's quality of life by making the arts accessible and affordable for all. They provide an inclusive and welcoming creative platform where individuals can connect by joining an artistic family, perform for audiences across the socioeconomic spectrum and use their talents to serve the community. Besides producing seasonal concerts, the heartbeat of CFCArts is to give back to the community by partnering with local nonprofits and charities and performing for free at their fundraisers or for the clients they serve. Visit for more information. MEDIA CONTACT: Joshua Vickery Founder & Executive Director 407-937-1800 x715
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