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Our Focus is always on YOU, our Members. Catch up on upcoming events, see who recently joined or renewed and mark your calendar for community events
Are you ready to take your
Membership to the next level?

Have you always wanted to become more involved with the inner workings of the Chamber, community outreach and pro-active business campaigns?  August 21st at noon, will mark the end of our Board Expression of Interest submission window. The Board of Directors is the policy making board for the West Orange Chamber of Commerce.  Its members include a diverse mix of 33 business professionals from large, medium and small companies throughout the community. Being a part of the West Orange Chamber Board of Directors is your opportunity to make decisions that will impact the future of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) and build long lasting relationships with local business leaders and elected officials.   
 
The WOCC is governed by its Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, and the internal organization is headed up by the President/CEO with the entire Chamber team working to fulfill the annual business plan of the Chamber, known as the Program of Work.  A Program of Work is prepared by each Division/Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.  Annually, the Board convenes at its retreat to review the Program of Work of each committee to make recommendations to the Divisions/Committees for the next year. The Board of Directors also sets the policies for the Chamber and the Chamber staff adheres to and implements those policies. 

If you're a Member, who is passionate about the West Orange business community, please consider applying for Board leadership.  It's a great way to give back to an organization that works for you every day.  All West Orange Chamber Board of Directors applications must be submitted by noon on  Thursday, August 21st. To begin your journey to increased involvement and a more robust Chamber experience, download the application here. Completed forms can be faxed to 407-656-0221 or emailed to sduva@wochamber.com



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Chamber Events
Wednesday, July 23rd
Golf Networking Group 
Windermere Country Club
Closest to the Pin Sponsor -  Blue Dream Pools & Dewey's Indoor Golf
Tee off at 5:00pm
$20 for Nine Holes including cart
Email Dan to RSVP

Wednesday, July 23rd
Lead and Feed
12:00pm - 1:30pm 
Stefano's Grill - 7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando

Advanced Payment: $15.00 pp includes lunch, drink, dessert, tax and tip Payment at the Door: $20.00 pp includes lunch, drink, dessert, tax and tip.
RSVP Here
Friday, July 25th
Economic & Governmental Advocacy Committee (EGAC) Meeting
8:00am

West Orange Chamber of Commerce
12184 West Colonial Drive
Winter Garden
Free to current WOCC members
For more information: please contact Krista Carter at Kcarter@wochamber.com
Friday, July 25th
Friday Networking Group at Pammies Sammies
7:30am - 9:30am
5907 Turkey Lake Road, #100
Orlando, FL 

View all events online

NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS

Please join us in welcoming our NEW members of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce! We encourage you to welcome these new members and show your support by visiting their websites, stopping by their businesses and utilizing some of their services and products.

Breeze Laser Center, Inc.

Colonial Drive Family Dentistry

Equity One

Five Star Florida Finds

Gifted University

Handy Rentals

Jeremiah's Italian Ice

Mark Pester, Independant Marketing Consultant

Neighborhood Networks Publishing by CCD

Pat Orr with South Hill Designs

Reel'm In Apparel

Roe Family Chiropractic 

Smoothie King


Unicorp National Developments, Inc. - referred by: Keith Bradford - Walt Disney World Co. & Jeff Milhausen - South Milhausen, P.A.

Visconti Acupuncture & Natural
Medicine - referred by Dave Helton - Pamela J. Helton, P.A

TRUSTEE SPOTLIGHT

 

DRB Benefits Group is a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional employee benefits advisory practice with a proven track record of demonstrated competencies in a wide variety of disciplines.

  • Cafeteria and Flexible Benefits Plans
  • 401K, Profit Sharing, and Retirement plans
  • HRA’s, HSA’s & Defined Contribution Health Plans
  • Comprehensive COBRA compliance
  • Human Resource consulting

100 S. Boyd Street | Winter Garden, FL 34787
ph: (407) 999-9949 | toll free: (877) 999-9981
www.drbbenefits.com

ACCOLADES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Pine Hills community was just named the Number One city on the rise by a widely popular economic blog. The blog factored in population growth, employment growth and income growth from 2009 - 2012. Th local unincorporated region was selected over 146 cities, towns and census designated places across Florida. 


2014 elementary and middle school grades released by state and Orange County Public Schools outperforms state in all grade levels.  In Orange County, nearly 62 percent of our schools are high-performing earning grades of “A” or “B.” Statewide the percentage is nearly 51 percent.  For a complete list of all school grades in Orange County and statewide, please go to www.schoolgrades.fldoe.org/.    OCPS was also recently recognized by the Center for Digital Education (CDE) for efforts in advancing digital curriculum and content to students in innovative ways. Read more here.

The Orlando Sentinel recently won 22 awards — including eight first-place honors — in the annual journalism competition of the Florida Society of News Editors. The full story can be viewed here.
The team at All Aspects Dental will be providing free dental services (cleanings, fillings and extractions) to people who may not otherwise receive basic or routine dental care as part of Free Dentistry Day. This event will be held on July 25, 2014 at their office at 301 S. Tubb St, D-2 in Oakland. For more information  please contact their office at 407-654-9208.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Plaudits! is hosting a Meet & Greet for West Orange Habitat For Humanity Inc, at JRs Attic Door on July 24th. Read More

Second Anniversary Celebration for 
Charles Schwab of Windermere. July 24th, starting at 5:30pm. Contact their office at (407) 909-0485 for more information

Friends of International Trade Meeting, Open to anyone interested in engaging in Global Trade, August 6th at the National Entrepreneur Center. Read More

West Orange County BACK to School FREE Backpack Give Away, Aug 9th 2014 at the Jesse Brock Center in Winter Garden. Read More

Magical Dining Starts August 25th!. Make sure to choose your favorite Chamber Restaurants and indulge in this yearly event. Read More

Meet Brazilian Construction Store Executives visiting Orlando, August 26th. Read More

Fore Golf-a-holics, Dewey's Indoor Golf and Sports Grill and The Tiger Woods Foundation are teaming up for a Charity Golf Scramble on August 29th. Click here for more information and player registration.

TRUSTEE LUNCHEON

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted a Trustee Luncheon on July 16th.  The luncheon was sponsored and hosted by Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Dr. Phillips.   Read More about the event.

AMBASSADORS IN ACTION

Ribbon Cutting for SmallPrint Orlando

RENEWING CHAMBER MEMBERS

A HUGE Thank You goes out to the renewing businesses below. We will continue to work diligently to promote, educate and facilitate opportunities for you.
 

COMMUNITY TRUSTEE
CenturyLink
First Class Cleaners


A Chosen Child, Inc.
Age Advantage Senior Care Services
Aquaterra Development, Inc.
Betty J's Florist
Blue Dream Pools
Century 21 Professional Group
Chick-fil-A
Coldwell Banker Residential RE
Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home
Eton Bridge Insurance and Financial Solutions
First United Methodist Church
Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association
Florida State Representative Eric Eisnaugle
Florida State Senator Kelli Stargel
Hardee's Of Ocoee
HR On Call
Inspired Health By Design, LLC
JCC of Greater Orlando
Jennifer Roper Photography & Legal Video
Maryland Fried Chicken
Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School
Mortgage Solutions of Central Florida
Parkland International Realty
Rocky's Retreat Canine Health & Fitness Center
RusTeak
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Sand Lake Dermatology Center
Southwest Orlando Eye Care
Sunset Park Elementary
The Crowne Group, Inc.
Toll Brothers Inc.
Two Men And A Truck
United Medical Corporation
University of Florida
West Orange Insurance Agency

UPCOMING EVENTS TO ATTEND

Presenting Sponsors: Orlando Health and the Walt Disney World Resort
Event Sponsors: West Orange Political Alliance with Alarie Design Associates, Inc.University of Central Florida, and The West Orange Times

5:00pm - 7:30pm on July 31st 
 Bella Room
12100 W. Colonial Drive
Winter Garden, FL 34787

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MUST HAVES for your Social Media Channels 

Series Sponsor: 
Session Sponsor: Denise Fisher of Aflac
Presentation by: Jody Resnick, Trighton Interactive & McLean Alley, WOCC Director of MarComm

8:00am - 9:00am on August 7th
City of Winter Garden Commission Chambers 300 W. Plant Street Winter Garden, FL 
Free to Current Chamber Members
Complimentary Breakfast Provided by Dixie Cream Cafe


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Series Sponsor - Florida Hospital - Winter Garden
Event Sponsor: CFE Federal Credit Union
Guest Speaker: Lisa Reineck, Small Business Resource Network Program Manager with the 
Small Business Development Center at UCF.

 
7:30am - 9:00am on August 28th
 Bella Room
12100 W. Colonial Drive
Winter Garden, FL 34787

$15.00 for Current WOCC Members
$25.00 for Non-Members


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SPECIAL OFFERS FOR MEMBERS

Here are just a few of the many Special Offers that you can take advantage of as a West Orange Chamber Member:

FREE DIAGNOSTIC TESTING & TEST CONSULTATION at The Tutoring Center in Ocoee

Stonewood Grill & Tavern 15th Anniversary Specials

2014 Community Trustees

2014 Supporting Trustees


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