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We Love Our Trustees!

The truth is….we love all of our members!  But those members who have chosen to participate at the Community or Supporting Trustee levels provide us with a strong foundation to continue our successful operations year after year.  In return, the Chamber is committed to delivering our Trustees with exclusive benefits designed to elevate their brand and profile among other chamber members and key leaders.     

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank and welcome our newest Community Trustee, Computer Business Consultants.  A member for the past 6 years, Computer Business Consultants has established a strong presence throughout Central FL.  Last year, the company was named a finalist in the Bright House Regional Business Awards, Small Business division. We are proud to advance this valuable long-term partnership to the next level, and continue facilitating opportunities together.

I hope all of you are taking full advantage of the benefits of your membership.  As we approach the 4th quarter of 2015, I’m sure many of you are gearing up for a strong finish to the year.  If you are ready to “take it to the next level,” please reach out to one of our staff or board members to discuss how the Chamber can help you reach your goals and objectives.  In fact, perhaps you too could benefit from joining our prestigious group of Trustees.  Remember, we are all about “Facilitating Opportunity.”

News You Can Use

IDRIVE NASCAR Makes ENR Southeast's List of Best Projects for 2015
ENR Southeast's annual Best Projects awards competition recognizes construction and design excellence in the Southeast region. Nearly 100 entries were received, with projects located in AL, FL, GA, NC, SC and TN. Only 39 entries were chosen for recognition. The 15th annual Best Projects awards event will be held on November 10 at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World. Learn more

Mayor's Hero Award
On August 4th, Mayor Jacobs and Fire Chief Otto Drozd III presented the Mayor's Hero Award to District 1 residents Isiah Francis and Jeremiah Grimes for their heroic actions on June 16th. The boys, ages 10 and 11, called 911 and rescued two small children from a burning home. Isiah and Jeremiah both received a Mayor's Hero Award, Honorary Firefighter plaque and a scholarship to attend the Central Florida Fire Academy when they turn 18. Watch video

WOCC President/CEO Stina D’Uva Named Chairman of Florida Association of Chamber Professionals
The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) will be installing its 2015-2016 Board of Directors at their Annual Conference on September 15-17, and just announced Stina D’Uva, President/CEO of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC), as the new Chairman. Read full press release

Chamber Members Make "40 Under 40" List
Amanda Maggard of Florida Hospital of Winter Garden and Beth Smith of Orlando Health were named on the Orlando Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list. This award recognizes Central Florida’s top professionals under the age for 40 who have made significant achievements in their career. The 40 Under 40 class of 2015 will be honored at an Oct. 15 event at Audi North Orlando in Sanford. Click here to register.

Florida Did it Again, Five Months in a Row! Job Growth Rate in July Highest Among the 10 Most Populous States
Governor Rick Scott recently announced that Florida’s private-sector job growth rate of 3.8 percent in July was the highest among the ten most populous states. The state also ranked third in the entire nation. Read more

Chamber Events

09/09 Golf Networking Group

09/09 Legislative Luncheon

09/10 Ribbon Cutting for Smart Fitness

09/10 Lead and Feed Networking Lunch

09/11 Friday Networking Group

09/14 Small Business Development Team Meeting

09/14 Ribbon Cutting for The Joint

09/15 Tuesday Networking Group

09/15 Education Committee Meeting

Ribbon Cutting for Cajun Seafood

09/16 Wednesday Networking Group

09/17 Building Business Expo

09/17 Business After Hours

09/22 Tuesday Networking Group

09/23 Golf Networking Group

09/24 Business Before Hours

09/24 Groundbreaking for West Orange Relief High School

09/25 Ribbon Cutting for Ample Insurance Company

09/25 West Orange Economic & Governmental Advocacy Committee Meeting

09/25 Friday Networking Group

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Community Trustees

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