Red Carpet Monday is bringing Orlando's top business networking event back to downtown Orlando this month. Mix and mingle with other 200 influential business leaders, entrepreneurs and other professionals at the trendy Aloft Orlando Downtown on October 21 from 6-9 p.m. 

The Aloft is located in the heart of the Central Business District, across from the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts and just steps from downtown's bustling nightlife. The entire hotel is truly one-of-a-kind as it is located in the renovated, historic OUC building. 

The Aloft caters to travelers and locals alike. One of the highlights is their popular w xyz(SM) bar, where top-notch cocktails and live music are served up on a regular basis. 

The bar also opens up to a stylish outdoor patio and pool. A full food menu is available at the bar and hotel-goers can also pick up snakes to go in the lobby's convenient re:fuel by Aloft. 

Aloft makes for the perfect setting to attend a Red Carpet Monday event for the first time or to return to make new connections. The casual style of RCM events and color-coded, industry-specific nametags make it easy to mingle throughout the room and find that next great contact. 

Tickets are just $20 online or $25 at the door on the day of the event. Those who register receive two complimentary beverage tickets for a Tito's Vodka drink or Yeungling beer. 

There will also be appetizers served from 6:30-8 p.m. and a business card raffle drawing at 8:30 p.m. Professional business attire is required to attend Red Carpet Monday, meaning no jeans, t-shirts or sneakers. 

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