January 12th, 2011 2:50 PM by Karyn Smith
Orlando is the answer to every savvy shopper’s dilemma. As part of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's Strengthen Orlando initiative and the City's overall strategy for economic growth, Buy Local Orlando was established to connect the businesses in Orlando with the buying power of our local community. Registered merchants are encouraged to offer special discounts exclusive to Buy Local Orlando consumers. Best of all, Buy Local Orlando cards are free to consumers and are available for pick up at participating merchants, City Hall (400 South Orange Avenue) and the Downtown Information Center (201 South Orange) or you can download one online at BuyLocalOrlando.net.Many Downtown businesses are offering specials to Buy Local Orlando consumers. From restaurants to gyms, enjoy savings of 10% off your bill, free appetizers or discounted prices on services. You can even receive discounts on Downtown hotels. New businesses are joining Buy Local Orlando daily so make sure to visit BuyLocalOrlando.net for updated specials.