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Join the City of Orlando for the Holidays


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There is no more festive time of the year to experience the City of Orlando than the holiday season. Throughout November and December, the City is offering a variety of family-friendly holiday events and activities for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy, furthering the City’s continued commitment to provide a wide variety of amenities and entertainment for everyone.

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SEMINOLE TOWNE CENTER ANNOUNCES THANKSGIVING AND BLACK FRIDAY EXTENDED HOURS


Seminole Towne Center, serving northern Seminole and western Volusia Counties, invites shoppers to start the season with 23 gift-giving hours of shopping during Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Providing early bird shoppers with a head start, Seminole Town Center will open on Thursday, November 24, from 6 p.m. – 1 a.m., and, again, on Black Friday, November 25, from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Extended hours will continue throughout the holiday shopping season. Continue reading

Toy soldiers parade down Main Street, U.S.A., at Magic Kingdom during "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade." The festive processional is one of the happy highlights of Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, a night of holiday splendor with lively stage shows, a unique holiday parade, Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season nighttime fireworks, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. The special-ticket event takes place on select nights in November and December in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ryan Wendler, photographer)

Orlando’s Holiday Events Shine with Creativity


With candy cane hunts, a life-size chocolate Santa, Macy’s Holiday Parade and marching toy soldiers – imagination comes to life in an Orlando vacation this holiday season.  Starting as early as Nov. 7 and running through New Year’s Day, Orlando makes the most out of every Yuletide day. Visitors can discover insider tips on an Orlando holiday getaway alongside Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals at visitorlando.com/holidays or download the new Visit Orlando App in the Apple App and Google Play stores.
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Holiday Concert Presented byCentral Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard


Orlando, FL – Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard, Orlando’s own LGBT+ concert and marching band, presents our winter concert “Holidaze” on December 17th at 7 pm at the Orlando Repertory Theatre (1001 East Princeton Street, Orlando 32803). 
This show features beloved holiday music from Halloween to New Years Eve, plus a sparkling silent auction. Tickets are $10; available at the door or online at http://www.CFSOF.com. Kids 12 and under are FREE!
Let the spirit of the holidays move you to join us for this one of a kind event, as we play joyous holiday tunes to uplift your spirit. Don we now our gay apparel to CELEBRATE the season.

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Fifth Third Financial Empowerment Mobile Rolls into Central Florida Next Week


Assistance to Empower our Community

Orlando, FL – The Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Mobile, the eBus, will be in Central Florida November 14-18. Fifth Third’s eBus will be open to the community on November 16 and 17(schedule below).

 

The 40-foot bus, retro-fitted as a mobile classroom, is equipped with 14 personal computers and satellite technology. It is staffed by Fifth Third bankers and representatives from non-profit community organizations. Once onboard, visitors will be able to:

 

· Request a credit report and review it with a professional

· Receive personalized evaluation of finances

· Receive Internet Banking and Bill Payment demonstrations*

· Speak with non-profit organizations regarding housing, money management and business advice

Receive consultation on foreclosure prevention

Conduct online job searches

 

“We are committed to empowering our community through financial education, said Keith Bell, community and economic development manager for Fifth Third Bank (North Florida). “The eBus allows us to serve people where they live and work, and provide the knowledge and tools to help take control of their financial futures.”

 

The Fifth Third Financial Empowerment Mobile schedule:

Date, Times, Location, Address

Nov. 16

4-7pm

AGMUS Ventures University System

5575 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32822

Nov. 17

2-7pm

Goodwill, Central Florida Urban League & Orange County

3200 West Colonel Ave., Orlando, FL 32808

Heineken unveils a custom #Heineken100 carry-on suitcase in partnership with global leader in lifestyle, business and travel essentials TUMI. The four-wheel compact, expandable roller marks the third release in a series of premium travel product collaborations from Heineken and TUMI in 2016. Just 100 of each product was created, and has been seeded to 100 of the most influential men in the world, including Marcus Troy and DJ Neil Armstrong. The longest running and most premium product collaboration in the beer industry, #Heineken100 connects the brewer with the most innovative lifestyle brands in the world to create co-branded lifestyle products. (PRNewsFoto/HEINEKEN USA Inc.)

Heineken And TUMI Debut Custom “#Heineken100” Carry-On


Amsterdam-Inspired Roller Marks the Third Release of 2016 Collaborations in Seventh Year of Premium Brewer’s Influencer Seeding Program
 Today, Heineken(®), the world’s leading international brewer, unveils a custom #Heineken100 carry-on suitcase in partnership with global leader in lifestyle, business and travel essentials TUMI. The four-wheel compact, expandable roller marks the third release in a series of premium travel product collaborations from Heineken and TUMI in 2016. Just 100 of each product was created, and has been seeded to 100 of the most influential men in the world, including Marcus Troy and DJ Neil Armstrong.

The longest running and most premium product collaboration in the beer industry, #Heineken100 connects the brewer with the most innovative lifestyle brands in the world to create co-branded lifestyle products. 
“With an internationally known brand like TUMI, this year’s #Heineken100 program has been more successful than ever before,” said Raul Esquer, Heineken USA Brand Manager. “We’re proud to add yet another functional and beautifully designed item to the program with the carry-on.” 
Made from high tensile poly weave, the roller features cowhide leather accents and trim. Heineken-green zippers add pops of color to the spacious and luxurious piece. Inspired by the city of Amsterdam, the #Heineken100 suitcase meets FAA carry-on size regulations and features numerous spacious compartments, making it ideal for both local and international travel. 
The first #Heineken100 release, a Miami-inspired TUMI tote with signature Heineken-green detailing, debuted in August, while the second, a similarly styled convertible backpack/duffle, debuted in September. 
For seven consecutive years, Heineken has selected #Heineken100 collaborators based on their aesthetic visions and spheres of active cultural influence. Past partners have included Public School, Garrett Leight, Union Los Angeles, Parabellum, Mark McNairy, KITH and Neighborhood Japan, among others. 
Watch the #Heineken100 hashtag for more information.  

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FIFTH THIRD BANK ANNOUCES CAMPAIGN TO SERVE FLORIDA VETERANS AND MILITARY FAMILIES


Bank to Match Donations to Camaraderie Foundation 

ORLANDO, Fla. – According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 200,000 veterans live in the Central Florida area. To support those troops and their families, Fifth Third Bank has partnered with Camaraderie Foundation to help heal the invisible wounds of war.  

 

From Oct. 19 to Nov. 19, all Fifth Third banking centers throughout Central Florida, Tampa Bay and Jacksonville will collect and match donations for Camaraderie Foundation, up to $10,000 cumulatively.

 

“We are honored to be able to serve our veterans, military and their families,” said Barb Scherer, regional marketing director for Fifth Third Bank (North Florida). “By matching donations to help provide support, encouragement and financial assistance, we hope to give back to those who have already given so much.”

 

Currently, one in four active duty service members experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and other mental health problems. To help combat these statistics, Camaraderie Foundation provides scholarships for private counseling, community support networks and mentor leadership programs for local military veterans and their families.

 

“Through generous donations from supporters like Fifth Third Bank, we are able to serve veterans who need our help,” said Terri L. Wallace, executive director of Camaraderie Foundation. “Every dollar given will allow us to continue making a more significant impact in our community.”

 

“Last November, I seriously considered suicide,” said Michelle Raia, a current Camaraderie Foundation client. “It has been a long journey back and with the counseling provided, I am so much stronger and have the tools necessary to battle depression and anxiety. It has been a truly life-saving gift for me and my family.”

 

To learn more about Camaraderie Foundation, visit http://www.camaraderiefoundation.org.To donate, stop into any Fifth Third banking center throughout Central Florida, Tampa Bay or Jacksonville. Visit http://www.53.com to find a location nearest you.