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Launch Your Successful 2016 with the West Orange Chamber
By Rob Maphis, WOCC Chairman

I am Rob Maphis, Chairman for 2016.  I am proud to say that my membership began with the Chamber in 2003 and during that time, I have seen the Chamber grow and flourish.  I have had the opportunity to serve as Chairman of the Education Committee for nearly a decade, which led to my service on the Board of Directors.  My years on the Education Committee introduced me to many wonderful people and organizations that are equally passionate about the Chamber and the connections and opportunities facilitated by it.
As we begin this new year, the 44th of our Chamber, I hope you will take advantage of all that is offered so that you too will feel the loyalty and desire to support this organization. The Chamber Team is constantly working to provide chamber members with various opportunities to assist you and your business. The upcoming month is packed full of great opportunities for YOU!
On February 4, join us for Chamber411: Building Better Relationships – The Art of Networking. This educational event will assist members in converting leads into valuable business relationships.  February 11 is the second Lead and Feed Networking Lunch of the year. This event is an inexpensive way to market your business and get a great lunch. February 18 is Coffee and Connections, a fast-paced speed networking event that is a great tool to fine tune your elevator speech and maximize your exposure in a limited amount of time. Business After Hours is scheduled for February 25 and is a great opportunity for you to practice your Art of Networking. And that is just the month of February! 
The Chamber wants to hear from you. In preparation for future educational opportunities, the Chamber wants to know what topics are most beneficial for you. Please take a minute to answer this one question survey to help us plan for future events. Take survey
I know that 2016 is going to be a super year for you and the West Orange Chamber. I look forward to seeing you at future events and programs.  If you ever need assistance, please do not hesitate to talk to me or the Chamber Team. 
Rob Maphis




 Increase Your Company Visibility Among WOCC Members and Potential Customers

Update your company contact information today!

With a distribution of nearly 7,500 issues, the 2016 Discover magazine provides an excellent opportunity to market your business to the West Orange community.  The 2016 Discover magazine will be going to print THIS Friday, January 29, and will include the name of: your primary representative, physical address, phone number, website and business category(ies) in the West Orange Chamber Business Directory.

Make sure your company’s information is complete and correct for print! It’s easy to review and update your company information for the 2016 Discover magazine:
  • Go to and click at the top right “Member Login” to enter your user name and password
    • (Contact Courtney at 407-656-1304, ext. 3 or to receive your user name/password). 
  • On the left-hand column, under “Shortcuts”, click on the “Company Information” tab, followed by “Organization Information” tab to review/update your business phone number, physical address and website. 
  • Under the “Employees” tab make sure you have the correct Primary Representative, indicated by the word “yes” to the right of the name, with correct name, title, and contact information. 
  • Under the “Categories” tab please make sure you category(ies) are correct.   
    • Please contact Courtney to make any changes to the employees/representatives and/or Primary representative or category(ies) listed in this section.
Members with Enhanced membership can now be listed in the Directory under two categories*, Elite members under two businesses/four total categories* and Exclusive membership four businesses/eight total categories*.  Members who would like upgrade their membership to include these additional benefits should send an email to for more information. (*If applicable)
For personal instruction on updating your Company information, please don’t hesitate to contact Courtney at or 407-656-1304, ext. 3.

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Take the Healthy West Orange Pledge!
Commit to transform your West Orange community culture to one of health and wellness! This cultural transformation is championed by The West Orange Healthcare DistrictOrlando Health – Health Central Hospital and the West Orange Times & Windermere Observer, who invite all community residents, businesses, municipalities and schools to work together to make West Orange the healthiest community in the nation. Take the Pledge

Webster Surpasses $2 Million Return
(Winter Garden, FL) – Unveiling a ceremonial check, Representative Daniel Webster (FL-10) has once again cut wasteful spending from his Congressional budget. Announcing his fifth year of providing responsible savings to American taxpayers, Rep. Webster issued the following statement... Read More

Ocoee's 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Parade and Celebration
The parade, which started at Citrus Elementary School and ended at West Oaks Mall, featured churches, dance studios, marching bands and elected officials, with plenty of candy to spare. View Photos
Winter Garden Hot Home Spot
A west Orange County area rooted in orange groves and an east Orange community hit by foreclosures during the downturn ranked as Central Florida's best-selling spots in 2015 for home sales. Read More
Axum Coffee Holds Latte Art Throw Down
The throw down, which is a popular event in coffee culture, brought together baristas from area coffee shops to compete on who could make the best latte art. View Photos

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