AMPlified Culture bloggers Erica and Laura chronicle their epicurean, active and artistic adventures as 20-somethings living in Orlando, FL. Erica and Laura both graduated from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) with degrees in Marketing. As young professionals in an less-than-thriving [but hopefully upward turning] economy, their joie de vivre doesn’t always come easy or free! But it’s here where they aim to bring you reviews and ideas that may just inspire you to start exploring your city.
AMPlified Culture reviews primarily Central Florida owned and operated businesses. We believe that supporting local establishments creates a sense of community and allows every city to develop a unique culture all its own. Plus it stimulates the economy right where you live. There really is no downside.We stick to a strict “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all philosophy.” We only write about our great experiences and we give local businesses plenty of opportunities to show us that they know how to do it right. You won’t find us bashing any of the businesses in our community. We want this blog to be a happy place!
So get out and support your local businesses!
a word from Erica:
As an advertising professional life can get quiet hectic. I am no stranger to long work weeks and late nights both of which can definitely hinder ones desire to do anything other than sleep. Despite the urge I often have to just curl up on my couch and do NOTHING, I have a much greater desire to seek out new activities, try new products, discover new places and explore this great city of Orlando, and many others, while I paint the town red! Although it is not always easy (you’re bound to encounter a few duds along the way) it’s the exploration that’s the real fun. So as Laura and I chronicle our exciting ventures we hope to provide you some new ideas on how you can “AMP” up your culture. ENJOY!
a word from Laura:
As a Marketing professional by day, graduate student by night and fitness aficionado in the few free moments between work and school, I need time to indulge. I once thought Orlando was a tourist trap filled with chain restaurants and run-down used car dealerships. The search for the perfect meal, the perfect source of entertainment and the perfect cup of coffee gives me an opportunity to eat, drink and be merry.