If you’ve been following Orlando Housewives since our launch in January, you probably have a good idea of what “Orlando Housewives in the City” is all about; but for all of our newbies and maybe even those not so new, I hope that this post gives a better understanding of what Orlando HITC is all about.
Housewives in the City (housewivesinthecity.com) is a National Organization that got its start in Northern Virginia (think DC area). Our founder, Andrea Khoury, was a sorority sister of mine at George Mason University, and I had been following all of the fun events and opportunities that she had been bringing to the NOVA area. Although I wanted to bring Orlando HITC to the Central Florida sooner, the time was just not right for me personally. I continued to watch as Housewives in the City grew all over the USA, in cities both near and far. Finally, I decided it was time we had a HITC here in Central Florida!
So, what is Housewives in the City?
It’s an organization that offers networking, friendships, a way to learn about local businesses, a support network, and so much more! In all of our cities, we have a monthly Girls Night Out networking social that are free and open to all women in our city. There is no membership nor is there a requirement to be a housewife, wife, mom, or entrepreneur. So if you live in Central Florida, come join us and meet some other local ladies! We usually have some vendors, happy hour specials, raffles, and swag bags at all our events – so they are definitely not to be missed!
Is it just networking socials?
No! We are more than that. We of course have this blog, but here in Orlando we also periodically run specials, promotions, and giveaways on our social media pages. We also keep you up-to-date on shows, events, restaurants, and more! Orlando Housewives is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. If you are looking for an extra place to network, join our private Facebook group, where you can post about your business and make connections!
But what do you get out of this?
I get this question A LOT at our Girls Night Out events. Like most in Orlando, I am a transplant, originally from VA. I found it was hard to meet other women in the area unless it was through work or networking events specific to my line of work. I wanted a way to meet women of all ages and backgrounds, while also trying new places and helping support local businesses. I have to say, since launching in January, this has been one of the best ventures I have taken part in. I have learned about so many new and fun things to do in Central Florida and I’ve also met so many wonderful ladies through our GNOs! I’ve learned about many of our local grass-root charities and have been able to bring them to your attention via our blog and GNOs. Plus, this has been a great way to utilize my passion for planning!
Now you know!
So now that you know more about Orlando Housewives, I hope that you will join us for our upcoming events, whether as an attendee, a vendor, or who knows - maybe a venue! Oh, and be sure to say hello to me at our GNOs, I LOVE hearing from all of you lovely ladies!
I'm Abby, wifey, mama x4, content creator & podcast junkie. Living in Orlando is a dream come true. I'm stoked to connect with you through the blog, social platforms & monthly girls night out events!