The Continental Group Named Sponsor of the Friends of Lake Eola Downtown Night Out

Hollywood, FL (PressExposure) September 09, 2011 -- The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, announced today it will be the Entertainment Sponsor for the First Annual Orlando Downtown Night Out, to be held on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lake Eola Park in Orlando. Downtown Night Out is hosted by the non-profit Friends of Lake Eola, which recognizes the Park as the symbolic and historic heart of the City of Orlando. Its mission is to protect, enhance and beautify the park for the enjoyment of all. The event is an opportunity for those living and working downtown to mingle and learn more about Lake Eola Park and their community as a whole. Participants will include downtown businesses, restaurants, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, neighborhood organizations, and local officials from the downtown Orlando community. Entertainment will include Orlando's First Lady of Jazz, Miss Jacqueline Jones, and All the Above, a classic-modern-rock band.

"TCG is excited to be an inaugural sponsor of Downtown Night Out which is the kick-off party for Friends of Lake Eola. Many of the fine Associations we manage see Lake Eola Park as their front yard thus we all care to be the park's ally and advocate. We support Friends of Lake Eola's efforts as they recognize the Park as the symbolic and historic heart of the City of Orlando, to protect, enhance and beautify the park for the enjoyment of all," said Fernando Dominguez, TCG Senior V.P. Central Florida Region.

General admission is $5 per ticket and also allows guests to enter in several raffles to be given away throughout the night. Residents outside the downtown area are also encouraged to attend the event. It is important to remember that Eola Street between Central and Robinson will be closed to traffic to allow vendor access to the event. The street closure begins at 7 a.m. southbound and 2:30 p.m. northbound; with both lanes reopening at 10 a.m.

About The Continental Group, Inc.

Founded in 1990, The Continental Group's corporate headquarters is located in Hollywood, FL. It also has regional offices in Sarasota, Boca Raton, Miami, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Destin. The company is the largest manager of condominium and homeowner associations in the state, and one of South Florida's leading private sector employers.

Today, The Continental Group manages and maintains 1,500 Associations and more than 310,000 residential units. As the leading community association management company in Florida, Continental pioneered many of the practices widely utilized throughout the industry today.

The Continental Group is a subsidiary of FirstService Residential Management (FSR). FSR is the largest manager of residential communities in North America, overseeing more than 5,300 properties and over 1.3 million residential units. FirstService Residential Management is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV, TSX: FSV), a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector. Further information may be obtained at

To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit

About Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park is the very heart and soul of Downtown Orlando, home to the famous Lake Eola swans. Residents from across the region, as well as visitors from across the world recognize Lake Eola's iconic centerpiece, the newly restored Centennial Fountain and its beautiful light and water show. The fountain is the unofficial symbol of the city of Orlando and is featured on the City Flag.

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Press Release Submitted On: September 09, 2011 at 11:34 am
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