Orange County Government, The City of Orlando and Visit Orlando Celebrate #407Day (April 7) to Support Local Businesses
Food Blog TastyChomps.com to give away offerings from local businesses and organizations in celebration of #407Day
ORLANDO, Fla. – March 31, 2022 – Orange County Government, The City of Orlando and Visit Orlando have announced the return of #407Day this Thursday, April 7, 2022, for residents to celebrate their hometown pride and support local area businesses.
This special campaign, inspired by the destination’s longtime area code, encourages residents to support their favorite restaurants, bars, shops, boutiques, services and other locally owned businesses by sharing posts and photos on their social media channels using the hashtag #407Day.
All three entities have partnered with leading local food blog Tasty Chomps for a #407Day social media giveaway. Residents will have the chance to win prizes from local businesses and organizations by sharing their posts and photos on April 7, marked with the #407Day hashtag, via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Lucky winners will be awarded giveaways from attractions such as Wild Florida and WonderWorks Orlando, local nonprofit organizations Orlando Ballet and the Downtown Development Board, and restaurants such as AVA MediterrAegean, Taverna Opa, Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit, Orlando Cat Café, deep blu Seafood Grille, and The Glass Knife.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our community, and when we come together to support each other, we all thrive,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings. “We must continue to celebrate the local businesses that make our region a special place to live. I encourage all residents to join me on April 7 and visit your favorite local business or restaurant. Together, we can make a difference by supporting our neighbors.”
“I am proud to be a resident of our vibrant, inclusive community and always enjoy sharing what I love about Orlando. #407Day gives us all the opportunity to showcase our hometown pride and the small businesses that make our community such a special place,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
“As Orlando residents we are lucky to live in a destination that tops the vacation bucket list for millions of visitors from around the world,” said Visit Orlando President & CEO Casandra Matej. “Part of what makes our destination so special is the range of local businesses, and we encourage everyone to go out on #407Day to share recommendations and show support for their favorites.”
Prizes are being offered by the following businesses and organizations:
- AVA MediterrAegean (chef’s table dinner for two and sommelier-selected wine bottle)
- deep blu Seafood Grille (dinner for two)
- Downtown Development Board (“407” t-shirts)
- Orlando Ballet (two tickets to “The Great Gatsby”)
- Orlando Cat Cafe (two passes to the Kitty Play area)
- Tapa Toro Tapas & Paella Pit ($25 gift cards)
- Taverna Opa Orlando at Pointe Orlando ($25 gift cards)
- The Glass Knife ($100 gift card)
- Wild Florida (two passes to the Drive-Thru Safari and Giraffe Feeding experience)
- WonderWorks Orlando (Tickets for a family four-pack)
#407Day 2022 Giveaway Contest Details:
How to Enter:
- From now until April 7th, 2022 (407 Day) – post your favorite photo(s) supporting local Central Florida businesses and restaurants on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the #407day. Feel free to caption the photo with why you love and support this local business. Make sure your account is public so that the committee can see.
- Winners will be chosen by a committee for the gift prizes listed above.
- Deadline to enter is April 7th, 2022 – 11:59pm .
About Orange County Government
Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world famous theme parks, the nation’s second largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.
About The City of Orlando
The City of Orlando is committed to providing residents, businesses and visitors with premier municipal services, amenities and initiatives. We are also proud of our community’s diversity, commitment to inclusion and vibrancy, which is reflected in our arts and cultural opportunities, thriving small business scene and many outdoor amenities. For more information, visit Orlando.gov.
About Visit Orlando
Visit Orlando is The Official Tourism Association® for Orlando, the most visited destination in the United States and Theme Park Capital of the World®. Visit Orlando connects consumers with every segment of Central Florida’s travel community, whether for a vacation or meeting. Home to seven of the world’s top theme parks — as well as refreshing water parks, outdoor thrill rides, activities to connect with nature, and a dynamic dining and entertainment scene — Orlando is welcoming to travelers of all ages. With 480 hotels, visitors have choices that span multi-acre resorts to themed boutique hotels. Orlando’s trusted theme parks, attractions, hotels and businesses have developed comprehensive safety measures and worked closely with medical experts to create safe travel experiences. Find more information at VisitOrlando.com.