PLACE Programs

DSC00278Ourlando, Think Local First

A local first campaign educates consumers about the economic, cultural and social advantages that thinking local & independent bring to a community. One important goal is to create a thriving local economy by maximizing the potential of local businesses, and transferring market share (business, government & consumer purchases) from non-locally owned businesses to local, independently owned businesses.

One of the greatest things an individual can do to support his or her local community is to patronize it’s locally owned businesses. Compared to their national competitors, local independent businesses recycle more money back into the local economy and give greater support to our community’s non-profit and civic needs. They are better positioned to respond to the special needs of the community, and they are more tied to the community’s future. Additionally, rather than a homogenized Orlando, independents ensure the unique character of the community as a great place to live as well as visit.

Be a part of building the Ourlando Community!

Co-Creating Local Living Economies

Being truly local is more about buying, it’s about relationships… like it used to be. Where you knew your baker, butcher, dress maker and the folks at your local hardware store. Local first campaigns around the nation, like Ourlando, are creating thriving, local living economies. We do this by facilitating cooperation amongst our business members and connecting them to the community.

Business and individual members enjoy a variety of discounts with Ourlando Businesses. Click here to see member benefits.

Other Ourlando PLACE programs……

Seed, Orlando Art Alliance
This alliance works to support the growth and artistic integrity of Central Florida Visual, Performing, and Craft artists by promoting involvement in artistic endeavors, by providing education and exposure for artists, and by identifying venues to display their work.

Local Music Alliance
The Local Music Alliance helps organize performance for community events and promote the enjoyment and support of local musicians.

Audubon Park Community Market
More Ourlando local goodness can be found at the the first all-local community market in the area every Monday night from 6-9pm at Stardust Video and Coffee.

Ourlando Green Drinks
Meet and mingle with other progressive and eco-minded folks. Every month there is a guest speaker focusing on 6 different themes.

The Fair Trade Project
This group promotes Fair Trade Certified as a consumer option and works to establish Fair Trade purchasing policies.

Interns, volunteers, board members, organizers… we got them all!  How do you want to get involved? Fill out this quick questionnaire or email us directly at

3 responses to “PLACE Programs

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