Orlando is a major city in the central region of the U.S. state of Florida. It is the county seat of Orange County and the center of the Greater Orlando metropolitan region. The city-proper population is 238,300 making Orlando the 80th largest city in the United States.
Orlando and Orange County originally became the center of a major citrus-growing region, and by the late 1930s was Florida's largest inland city. Orlando is now a World City heavily urbanized with various industries. The area is a major tourist destination and is the home of Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando. Lake Buena Vista, Florida, located 21 miles southwest of downtown Orlando, is the home of Walt Disney World. These attractions form the backbone of Orlando's tourism industry, making the city the first most visited American city in 2009.
There are 115 neighborhoods within the city limits of Orlando and many unincorporated communities. Orlando's city limits resemble a checkerboard, with pockets of unincorporated Orange County surrounded by city limits. Such an arrangement can be cumbersome as some areas are served by both Orange County and the City of Orlando. This also explains Orlando's relatively low city population when compared to its metropolitan population. The city and county are currently working together in an effort to "round-out" the city limits with Orlando annexing portions of land already bordering the current city limits.
Orlando is a major industrial and hi-tech center. The metro area has a $13.4 billion technology industry employing 53,000 people; and is a nationally recognized cluster of innovation in digital media, agricultural technology, aviation, aerospace, and software design. More than 150 international companies, representing approximately 20 countries, have facilities in Metro Orlando.
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The hip hop music, metal, rock music, reggaeton and Latino music scenes are all active within the city. Orlando is known as "Hollywood East" because of numerous movie studios in the area. Major motion picture production was active in the city during the mid-to-late 1990s, but has slowed in the past decade. Probably the most famous film-making moment in the city's history occurred with the implosion of Orlando's previous City Hall for the movie Lethal Weapon 3.
Orlando is a lucrative retail market with at least five major upscale department stores and more than 50,000,000 square feet of shopping space in Central Florida.
The Florida Mall is the largest mall in Orlando and one of the largest single-story malls in the USA at over 1,849,000 sq ft. There are over 250 stores, seven anchor department stores, and the Florida Mall Hotel & Conference Center Tower.
The Mall at Millenia is a contemporary two-level upscale shopping mall, including the department stores of Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Neiman Marcus. The mall covers an area of 1,118,000 ft.
Orlando Fashion Square is the nearest indoor shopping mall to Downtown Orlando and one of the first to open in the city. The mall features 4 anchor department stores and a 14-screen Premiere Cinema theater.
Festival Bay Mall on International Drive is home to stores, a skate park, and a theater.
WOKB 1680AM Talk Radio Show Empowering the Community
WPOZ 88.3 FM Union Park, FL Christian Contemporary
WUCF 89.9 FM Orlando, FL University of Central Florida Jazz
WPYO 95.3 FM Maitland, FL Hip Hop
WJHM 101.9 FM Daytona Beach, FL Urban Contemporary
WLOQ 103.1 FM Windermere, FL Smooth Jazz
WXXL 106.7 FM Tavares, FL Top-40
WRMQ 1140 AM Orlando, FL Gospel Music
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First Phaz Facials & Pedicures - Category: Beauty Salon - 810 N. Nowell St. Orlando, FL 32808 (407) 292-1174
Jazzy Hair & Nail Salon - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 927 S. Goldwyn Ave. Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 578-4210
Honeycomb Hair Salon - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 907 South Goldwyn Avenue Orlando, FL 32805 (321) 319-0188
Kania Kare - Category: Black Hair Salons - Providing professional, quality, and affordable hair care services in a professional private salon boutique. - 4849 E. Colonial Dr. Bldg 719 Orlando, FL (407) 729-9597 - (visit website)
Marilyn's All Inclusive Hair Design - Category: Black Hair Salons - Marilyn's All Inclusive Hair Salon is a stylish black hair salon in Orlando that specializes in a variety of beautiful hair styles, both long and short designs alike. We are located in the beautiful city of Orlando, with our professional hair stylists on call to serve all of your needs, from the time you step in - to the time you leave. - 7250 Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL (407) 900-2068 - (visit website)
Mary J's Hair Styling Suite - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 3998 Columbia St. Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 293-0843
Monique Paul’s Salon - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 1931 Sand Lake Rd. Orlando, FL 32809 (407) 859-4345
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NU Attitudes Orlando - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 6634 Old Winter Garden Rd. Orlando, FL 32835 (407) 292-4740
Number 1 Beauty Supply - Category: Black Beauty Supply - 2700 S. Orange Blossom Trl. Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 540-1200
Orange Beauty Supply - Category: Black Beauty Supply - 2714 N. Pine Hills Rd. Orlando, FL 32808 (407) 299-4222
Pump It Up Hair Salon - Category: Black Beauty Salon - 2155 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32804 (407) 648-5565
Pure Platinum Hair & Nail Studio - Category: Black Hair Salons - 3111 W. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL 32808 (407) 294-8902 - (visit website)
Anthony-Smith Law, P.A - Category: Legal - 1701 Park Center Drive Orlando, Florida 32835 (407) 299-8589 - (visit website)
A Plus Tax Services, Inc. - Category: Bookkeeping - Bookkeeping, Income Tax Preparation, Consulting, Payroll and Notary Services - 48 N. Kirkman Rd, Suite 6 Orlando, Florida (407) 963-3740
Appointed Time Mobile Massage - Category: Massage - Mobile Massage company serving Orlando and surrounding cities. A massage experience at home! Jessica B. LMT 'Pain Relief Specialist' PO Box 451 Clarcona, Florida (321) 300-6796 - (visit website)
B. Interior Design - Category: Interior Design - b. Interior Designs are disciplined, organized and skilled business people. We combine knowledge with aesthetic vision. We collaborate with clients and other design professionals to develop design solutions that are safe, functional, attractive and meet the needs of the people using the space. We specialize in residential,commercial new construction or remodeling. - 9312 New Heritage Rd. Orlando, Florida (407) 749-8098 - (visit website)
B J Adams & Associates, Inc. - Category: Accounting - 805 S. Kirkman Rd. Suite 203, Orlando, Fl 32811 (407) 297-3700 - (visit website)
Black Business Investment Fund - Category: Financial - 315 E. Robinson Street Orlando, Fl 32801 (407) 649-4780 - (visit website)
Business IT Services, Inc. - Category: IT Consultants - 602 18th Street Orlando, Fl 32805 (407) 403-5786 - (visit website)
Construct Two Construction Managers - Category: Construction - 30 South Ivy Lane Orlando, Fl 32811 (407) 295-9812 - (visit website)
Cornell Young Video Production - Category: Video Production - PO Box 720403 Orlando, Florida 32872-0403 (407) 952 6039
Cut Clean & Go Lawn Service - Category: Landscaping - P.O. Box 2708 Orlando, Florida (407) 810-1068
Don Lloyd Photography - Category: Photography - "Why are YOU missing in your vacation photos again?" Hire us to come along with you on your vacation and handle all the photography so you don't have to. We're there to take all the shots that you desire, then disappear when you want your privacy. We are a drug free group with absolutely no criminal records what-so-ever. Everyone possess a valid driver's license and passport. We're excited to be your personal vacation photographers. - 1810 Markham Woods Rd. Orlando, Florida (407) 960-5088 - (visit website)
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Florida Sun Review - Category: African American Newspaper - 4020 West Columbia, Post Office Box 2348, Orlando, FL, 32802 (407) 298-2706
G & G Hat & African Boutique - Category: Boutique - Designer of flamboyant church hats and awesome african attire. - 7612 Prato Avenue Orlando, Florida (407) 474-0656
Hunter General Contractors, LLC - Category: Contractors, LLC - Hunter General Contractors, LLC State of Florida MBE & DBE Certified General Contractor (CGC1517033) specializing in construction management, general contracting, residential, and concrete flatwork. - P.O. Box 770753 Orlando, Florida (407) 466-1753 - (visit website)
Junk Cars Orlando - Category: Auto - We pay for cars - Orlando, Florida (407) 666-4216 - (visit website)
Law Offices of Vera L. June, P.A. - Category: Legal - 538 E. Washington Street Orlando, Florida 32801 - (visit website)
MMI Entertainment, LLC - Category: Entertainment - 320 S. Dollins Avenuern Orlando, Florida 32805 (407) 484-7025 - (visit website)
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Paul & Perkins - Category: Attorney - Every attorney and staff member of our firm genuinely cares about the people we represent and understand that tragic situations scream out for compassionate people. We value every relationship that touches our firm – with our clients, our former clients, our referral lawyers, and all those we encounter. - 3117 Edgewater Drive Orlando, Florida 32804 (407) 540-0122
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The Central Florida Advocate - Category: African American Newspaper - 215 S. Parramore Avenue, Orlando, FL 32805 (407) 648-1162
The Neighborhood Law Firm - Category: Legal - Providing legal services the businesses and families. - 6202 Forest City Road Orlando, Florida (407) 802-4803 - (visit website)
The Orlando Times - Category: African American Newspaper - 4403 Vineland Road Suite B-5, Post Office Box 5339, Orlando, FL, 32811 (407) 841-3710
Urban Trust Bank - Category: Banking - 715 S. Goldwyn Avenue Orlando, Florida 32805 (407) 732-5661 - (visit website)
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100 Black Men of Orlando, Inc. - Category: Community Service - P.O. Box 547683, Orlando, FL, 32804
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African Heritage Alliance Center
This year, in honor of the African Immigrant Heritage Month, the city of Orlando will celebrate a landmark in its push for cultural inclusion and diversity with a 3-day African event spanning arts, fashion, entertainment, music, dance and collaborations between Friday 4 September and Saturday 5 September 2015.
The City of Orlando, District 5 Commissioner Regina Hill is proud to deliver African Festival 2015 program that truly reflects the city's community outreach and honors the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Africa.
This festival will deliver to our community an exceptional event that promises to inspire, entertain and challenge you, focusing the spotlight on Africa's amazing culture, music and people in our region.
There are local and international participants gracing this program, designed to celebrate and showcase all things Africa and we are extremely pleased to bring the highlights, namely the African Gala, family friendly Carnival at Downtown Lake Eola and the Social Africana party.
As the City of Orlando in collaboration with Africans In Orlando a member of the African Leaders Council count down to the 2015 African Festival in September, we invite you to join us on the journey there.
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In addition to events surrounding the historic Florida Classic featuring college rivals Florida A&M University & Bethune Cookman University, FESummit will feature panel discussions, fashion, showcases, meet & greets & more.
WLOQ’s Smooth Jazz Under the Stars (April) Location: Venue On The Lake - Baldwin Park
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