Sourcing small local businesses can help personalize your next Orlando meeting or event (pictured: Wenvia display booth at Maritz’s Elevate event).
Meeting planners searching for creative ways to personalize their next Orlando meeting can find big ideas within the destination’s small business community. Not only do these tiny titans of industry offer services and wares that are uniquely Orlando, but sourcing them is the perfect way for groups to support the diverse communities that make up the destination’s fabric.
Discover: Orlando Service Vendors
From handcrafted fragrances to cookies with an artistic flair, read on to discover four Orlando-based small businesses that you can source for your next event that will have your attendees asking, “Can I get their contact info?”
From soaps to candles to room sprays, Orlando-based Wenvia offers natural, hand-crafted skincare and home fragrance products made from simple ingredients. Owner Wendy Grant created Wenvia from the ground up out of desire to create a healthier alternative for store-bought skincare products for her young daughter.
BWH Plant Co.
Founded in 2019, BWH Plant Co. is an industry-first, eco-conscious Orlando business committed to sustainability in the floral industry. Owned and operated by local growers, BWH was one of the first floral companies to ship live plants to people’s doorstep by applying sustainable practices in their shipping and fulfillment operations which includes biodegradable packing peanuts. Groups in Orlando can also shop at their store, The Jungle Room by BWH Plant Co.
The Sweetest Creation
For Ana Yorde, owner of The Sweetest Creation, what started as simply baking cookies for her daughter’s birthday parties and school events turned into an opportunity to start a business creating custom cookies and treats with her artistic flair. Ana, who moved to the US from Venezuela, ensures that each delectable cookie is a hand-crafted work of art for her clients.
Foxtail Coffee Co.
The original Foxtail Coffee Co., located in Winter Park near downtown Orlando, is the perfect neighborhood coffee shop for groups looking to add local flavor to their agenda. Here, every bean is roasted and packaged in-house before being shipped to multiple Foxtail locations throughout the Orlando area.
With these and so many Orlando-based businesses to choose from, planners can see how easy it is to put that authentic Orlando touch on their next meeting or event.
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