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Chairwoman's Article, January 2021


We certainly know that everything doesn't change just because the calendar year changes. In fact, we're very thankful that, in some ways, the more things change other things remain the same. I am quite thankful that even in these unprecedented times our members can continue to rely on the steadfast passion and strength of our Chamber leadership and staff to provide empowering information and facilitate real opportunities ...
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Universal Engineering Sciences Continues Growth and Expansion by Acquiring Wallace-Kuhl & Associates in Califorina

Universal Engineering Sciences (UES), a nationwide leader in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building code compliance, threshold inspections and environmental consulting, has acquired Wallace-Kuhl & Associates, Northern California’s premier full-service geotechnical, geologic, materials testing and environmental engineering consulting firm.

 
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AdventHealth Taps Randy Haffner as New President & CEO for Central Florida Division


A little more than a week after Daryl Tol unexpectedly resigned from his role as AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division’s president and CEO, Advent Health announced Thursday, Jan. 14, that Randy Haffner would be assuming the role beginning Feb. 1.
 
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West Orange Health Care District Focuses on High-Quality Early Childcare


West Orange Health Care District has enlisted the help of K-Ready to make high-quality early childcare a priority and accessible so that all children in the area have the skills and resources needed to make kindergarten a success.  To best address these needs in our community, we are asking all parents, instructors, and administrators in WOHD to fill out an online survey.
 
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Florida is One of Two States NOT Collecting Sales Tax
from all Remote Sellers 

Online sales are booming in the pandemic, but Florida is missing out an about $500 million
in potential sales tax dollars.  This is not a new tax and the expanded collection of it could generate $132.9 million for local governments and can help offset
a projected $2.75 Billion shortfall in the State Budget. 
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February 11, 5:30 – 7:30pm 

Bella Collina
Join us for our FIRST Business After Hours of the Year at the beautiful Club at Bella Collina in conjunction with the SouthLake Chamber of Commerce.   
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

February 16,12:00 – 1:30pm

Virtual Zoom Meeting

Join us for our first, Virtual Industry Connect event highlighting the
Real Estate Market and the many industries connected to Real Estate. 
Participants will have an opportunity to connect with other industry professionals
to share best practices, insights and find ways to begin doing business with one another in Zoom Break Out rooms. 
Reserve Your Spot Now
February 25, 3:45 - 5:00pm
Danniel J. Petro Conference Room in the West Orange Chamber of Commerce
Click here to Register
Chamber Calendar
1/27 - Horizon West Networking Group
1/28 - Thursday Networking Group
2/2   - Tuesday Networking Group
2/3   - Wednesday Networking Group
2/9   - Tuesday Networking Group
2/10 - Horizon West Networking Group
2/11 - Thursday Networking Group
2/11 - Business After Hours
2/16 - Tuesday Networking Group
2/16 - Industry  Connect
2/25 - Chamber Connections
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