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Good afternoon fellow West Orange Chamber Members! As your Chairman of the Board for 2015, I'd like to start by saying how proud I am to hold this position. Following in the footsteps of some of the area's most accomplished leaders is truly an honor. Our Membership numbers, retention rates and Member participation have risen steadily and I am sure that with the amazing Board Members and hardworking Chamber Team, those trends will continue. I am very excited for what the WOCC has in store for all of us in 2015 and the years to come.

I would like to personally invite you to our annual Big Orange Awards on January 30th at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The event, presented by Walt Disney World Resorts, with premier sponsor, Orlando Health, and participating sponsors, CenturyLink and Duke Energy, is the Chamber's way of honoring the outstanding people and businesses that have facilitated opportunity in our West Orange community. This magical evening is an opportunity to announce the Business Member(s) of the Year and celebrate our other Award winners. Sponsorship opportunities, as well as program advertising options, are still available.  Tickets and corporate tables are currently on sale at http://bit.ly/2015BOA.
 

CHAMBER EVENTS

GOT LEADS? - Click here for a list of NEW & RENEWED Members -

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

The City of Ocoee is offering community grants of up to $500 - READ MORE
Community Trustee, Orlando Health, names David W. Strong, President and Chief Executive Officer - Read More
Congressman Daniel Webster, was recently reappointed to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. - See the Post
Congratulations to ALL of our Members who earned a place in the Southwest Orlando Bulletin's 'Best of Southwest 2015'! See the full results
For the fifth consecutive year, UCF was named by Kiplinger's magazine as one of the nation's 100 best values among public colleges & universities. Read More
Dr. Dauer, of Florida Hospital Medical Group, honored with Vitals Patients' Choice Award for 2014. See the Post.
Read the West Orange Times and Observer's 2015 Forecasts below: The growth of Horizon WestState Road 429 Growth, Solid Sales in Real EstateThe Town of OaklandLake Apopka and Plant Street Market in Winter Garden.
AMBASSADORS IN ACTION (click pictures to enlarge)
 
   
Your Membership gets you BIG savings at Office Depot. Contact our office to find out more about their discount program.

YOUR CHAMBER IN ACTION

We'd like to thank the following Chamber Members for confirming
their Event Sponsorships for 2015! 
AVAILABLE SPONSORSHIPS  INCLUDE: Business After Hours Series Sponsor, E-Publication Series Sponsor, Lunch and Learn Series Sponsor and Best Fest (all levels). Download our Sponsorship Menu here.
The Chamber, in collaboration with Members and the Small Business Development Team, has chosen this year's Lunch and Learn (L+L) topics. The first L+L will be held April 23rd with the topic "Protecting Your Business from Cyber Criminals, Counterfeiters and Identity Theft". The second L+L will be held July 30th with the topic "Your Guide to Harnessing Social Media and Mobile Technology".

If you would like to submit an application to be a speaker at the April 23rd Lunch and Learn, the completed forms are due by January 27th.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
 
Don't miss out on some of the Special Offers from your fellow Members. Deals on drumming events, dog walking, catering, happy hour, cruises and logo design are all at your fingertips. 
2015 COMMUNITY TRUSTEES


2015 SUPPORTING TRUSTEES