PROMO: The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) has launched a new social media campaign to support local businesses, large and small, who continue to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The #PickUpOrlando social media challenge encourages Orlandoans to share how they “pick up” Orlando by sharing a photo of themselves supporting local business on their social media accounts. Simply tag three friends and asking them to do the same. The post can use the verbiage “I #PickUpOrlando by supporting (name of business or organization)!” 

The hashtag can be used in many different contexts in support of many types of activities that support businesses from retail and restaurants to producers and manufacturers. Social examples include:

  • “Ordered takeout for grandma today… how are you working to #PickUpOrlando #PickUpFood #PickUpSanford #OrlandoToGo”
  • “Thanks to @NameofEducator for the free online courses for my kids! #PickUpNewSkills #PickUpOrlando”

Bungalower Media will be giving away prizes to locals using #PickupOrlando on Instagram in the coming weeks.

The Partnership’s Orlando Regional Chamber, Orlando Tech Council, and Leadership Orlando programs are all pitching in to the campaign. Several other local organizations have also launched special campaigns including Visit Orlando’s “Orlando To Go” that utilizes a website directory of more than 120 restaurants throughout Orlando that are now offering takeout and delivery options.

You can see our ongoing list of restaurants offering curbside pickup and delivery options HERE.

The Partnership also launched an online business resource center found at that includes information from healthcare partners, key preparation downloads for businesses and relevant links to public health agencies, and state and local organizations. It also features links to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Florida Damage Assessment Survey, for information on disaster loans and emergency hotlines.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of

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