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Pine Hills on the Rise

Harry Potter & Disney spread their magic to Pine Hills, contributing to a major upswing in real estate and local business

According to local property experts, mortgage professionals and business managers, the future is looking bright for Pine Hills. The once prosperous community took one of the hardest hits in Orange County during the recession, but fortunately the area is making a major comeback, thanks in large part to recent theme park expansions. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter generated a record-high boost in tourism and increased employment at Universal Orlando from 13,000 in 2009 to now 20,000 workers. Meanwhile, Disney doubled the size of Fantasyland last year—the biggest expansion in Magic Kingdom’s history—increasing employment to 74,000 workers. These changes have fostered tremendous economic growth in Pine Hills.
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Chamber News & Announcements

New Director of Marketing & Communications
Best of Best Fest "The Taste of West Orange"
New Members
Congratulations to Sarah Redditt, West Orange Chamber S.O.A.R. Award Winner from SunRidge Elementary School!!!
Sarah and all other student winners will be recognized at the WOCC Education Awards on May 4th!
WOCC Votes in Favor of Renewing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)
by signing Joint U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers Letter urging congressional leadership to vote in favor of renewing TPA. Read full press release

Community Events


The Path to Sales Success Workshop Hosted by Nova Southeastern University

Family Aquatic Facility opens May 2 in Ocoee for summer season

Enterprise Florida hosts "How to be Successful Exhibiting in International Trade Fairs/Shows" seminar on April 29

West Orange Junior Service League Hosts "Run for the Roses" fundraising event on May 2

Get to know local wedding and event vendors at "Let's Celebrate" event hosted by Ocoee Lakeshore Center on May 15

Visit Orlando hosts the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW May 30 – June 3 at the Orange County Convention Center

Chamber Events

04/22 Golf Networking Group - MetroWest Golf Club

04/22 Ribbon Cutting for iFit Personal Training

04/23 Lunch & Learn: "Protecting Your Business from Cyber Criminals, Counterfeiters and Identity Theft

04/23 1st Anniversary for Stefano's Grill

04/24 Friday Networking Group

04/28 Tuesday Networking Group

04/29 Wednesday Networking Group

04/29 1st Anniversary for Hair In Motion of New York

04/29 Ribbon Cutting for Sherry's Pak-n-Ship

04/29 Ribbon Cutting for Boys Town Central Florida

04/30 Business Before Hours Event

04/30 Ribbon Cutting for BB&T

05/04 Education Awards

05/05 Tuesday Networking Group

05/06 Wednesday Networking Group

05/06 Ribbon Cutting for Fresh Made Kitchen

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