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As the leading business advocate in Central Florida, The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is committed to building partnerships, strong businesses and a commitment to our community and its future. The WOCC is very involved in the support of the young men and women who will continue to lead this thriving business community in the next 10, 20 and even 30 years. As part of that commitment, we plan to:

  • Heighten awareness of the high caliber educational system in West Orange County to the business community.
  • Spearhead a program in which businesses will educate students on marketable skills for future employment.
  • Create an opportunity for educational institutions to open a direct career path pipeline to our local businesses for specific job placement and training needs. 

Below are a few updates on our education efforts in 2015: 

CHAMBER EVENTS

OUT AND ABOUT

The West Orange Chamber’s Leadership West Orange Program, sponsored by Florida Hospital, completed their fifth session focused on Healthcare.  The class visited the Florida Hospital Downtown campus including a sneak peak of the Florida Hospital for Women,Orlando Health Downtown Campus including the newest Orlando Health Tower and Trauma Center, Health Central and finally a hard hat tour of Florida Hospital Winter Garden

Pictured: Diana Ibarra, Khalilah Filmore, Patrice Pillips, Dawn Ofodile, Logan Templton, Kathy Black, Carmelia Barbarino, Rick Kristoff, Rick Smith, Sabrina Atkins, Jackie Skrabalak, Dawn Willis, Irma King, Ashley Keating, Amanda Maggard, Nick Brimer, Rhonda McDougal and Rod Talbot


WOCC President, Stina D'Uva and Vice President, Krista Carter attended the Orange County Economic Summit on January 15th. The event included updates on Orange County's economic forecast, an international trade overview and an update on their new branding campaign - "Orlando, You Don't Know the Half of It". View and share their new promotional video hereSee a full event report from Mayor Jacobs here.  

Your Membership gets you BIG savings at Office Depot Office Max. Contact our office to find out more about their discount program.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

Congratulations to WOCC Members, Computer Business Consultants and Main Street Mower for earning a spot as finalists for the 2015 Bright House Regional Business Award. 
Regions Bank just announced numerous College scholarship opportunities ranging from $3,500 - $5,000, in honor of Black History Month. Read more about it here.

WOCC Member, Garage Mama Fitness, was recently featured on The Celebrity Apprentice on NBC. She helped the men's team secure a win as part of a fitness challenge. Check out one of their winning photos.
Is Tourism important to your business, let the CFHLA know. Tourism’s monumental role in creating these world class venues is positioning Central Florida to maintain its position as the No. 1 tourist destination -- and not just for our theme parks, but for our emerging arts, culture, entertainment, and sports profile. Get more information at www.cfhla.org.
Taylor Morrison recently announced the opening of The Cove at Hamlin in Horizon West. Read more about the new community here.  They were also recently named the 2014 Home Builder of the Year by Green Home Builder Magazine.
COMMUNITY EVENTS
2015 Community Trustees


2015 Supporting Trustees