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SHOULD I ADVERTISE OR SPONSOR?

As you look back on the 1st quarter of 2014, are you happy with how your Marketing dollars have been spent? Do you feel as though they served your business well? If not, I’d like to take a minute and reiterate the power of Marketing and Advertising, specifically through the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC). Through Chamber Sponsorships and Advertising, you are reaching a very select group of individuals who have already invested in helping to grow the local business community. What more could you ask for than a targeted demographic of people that WANT to do business with you? Whether you choose to advertise at wochamber.com, in an e-publication such as this one or through sponsorship of a Chamber event, you know that your Marketing dollars are being well spent.
 
Sponsorship is more like a dialogue. Sponsorships helps to accomplish qualitative attributes, such as increasing awareness of your company to a targeted and engaged group.  Live Audience Interaction - Spending several hours with clients and potential clients or customers away from distractions of the office or business is invaluable. Events make great settings for informal networking and sales.  Product Showcasing - Your product or service can be used or showcased at the event for increased awareness. For example, branded clothing may be worn at the event, equipment showcased, food sampled, etc.
 
Advertising is like a monologue. Advertising, on the other hand, holds just as much power and prestige as Sponsorships.  Advertising offers quantitative benefits that allow you to showcase and even track a specific message, product line or upcoming event. Brand Awareness – studies have shown that the more people see your business name, the more comfortable they feel with your business or products. Vested Interest – your advertisements show that you are investing in the local business community and that message resonates in the consumers’ mind and builds loyalty within a targeted group that supports one another.
 
As you roll full steam ahead toward the busy summer season, make the commitment today to invest your marketing and advertising dollars through the West Orange Chamber. I know the WOCC staff is confident that you will find success through whichever avenue you choose. Sponsorship opportunities with the Chamber can be downloaded here or feel free to download the digital media kit here.  You can also view testimonials from some of our Members who have included the Chamber in their Marketing strategy here.
 

Sincerely,

 
Chamber Events
Wednesday, April 30th
Lead and Feed Luncheon at Westerly's - MetroWest Golf Club
2100 S. Hiawassee Rd.
Orlando, FL
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Tuesday, May 6th
Tuesday Networking Group at Mimi's Cafe
3130 Daniels Rd. 
Winter Garden, FL 
8:00am - 9:00am

Wednesday, May 7th
Wednesday Networking Group at TooJay's
10185 W. Colonial Dr.
Winter Garden, FL 
8:00am - 9:00am

Wednesday, May 7th
Golf Networking Group 
Visit wochamber.com for course information
Closest to the Pin Sponsor -  Blue Dream Pools
Tee off at 5:00pm
$20 for Nine Holes including cart
Email Dan to RSVP

Friday, May 9th
Friday Networking Group at Pammies Sammies
5907 Turkey Lake Road, #100
Orlando, FL 32819
7:30am - 9:30am

View all events online

NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS

Please join us in welcoming our NEW members of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce! We encourage you to welcome these new members and show your support by visiting their websites, stopping by their businesses and utilizing some of their services and products.

269 West Wine Lounge - Emerging Level 

Brooks Brothers - Emerging Level 

Central Florida Audiology & Hearing  - Emerging Level 

CNP  -  Clark/Nikdel/Powell - Emerging Level 

Crafted, Block & Brew - Emerging Level, referred by Dorcas Dillard of P.O.P.S

CSI Special Care - Emerging Level 

Dewey's Indoor Golf and Sports Grille - Emerging Level, referred by Comm. Scott Boyd

Express Employment Professionals - Emerging Level, referred by Joe Alarie of Alarie Design

Fifth Third Bank - Elite Affiliate

Fifth Third Mortgage - Elite Level

Florida Entrepreneurial Development and Incubation Center, Inc. - Emerging Level 
 
Hope Counseling Clinic - Emerging Level 

Le Cafe de Paris - Emerging Level 

Logan's Roadhouse - Sand Lake - Elite Affiliate, referred by Bal Krisham Gautam of Holiday Inn Express, Ocoee

Logan's Roadhouse - W. Colonial - - Elite Level, 
referred by Bal Krisham Gautam of Holiday Inn Express, Ocoee

Nova Southeastern University - Educational Institutions

Quorum Technologies - Emerging Level, referred by Marc Price of Expert Business Advice

The Winter Garden Magazine - Elite Level

Wynn Consulting Group, Inc. - Emerging Level 

TRUSTEE SPOTLIGHT


 
Established in 1974, Sines Blakslee Madyda is West Orange County’s oldest and most experienced accounting firm, providing their clients with a combined total of over one hundred years of experience.  That experience means their clients receive the very best technical expertise, counsel and representation.

Because of their years of experience, Sines Blakeslee Madyda provides unequalled service to their clients, including: Audits, Reviews & Compilations, Tax Planning and Preparation, Bookkeeping Servives, Computer Consulting, Management Advisory Services, IRS Examination Representation, Estate Planning, New Business Services, Fraud Examination and Litigation Support.
 
800 South Dillard St., Winter Garden, FL 
(407) 656.6611 * (407) 656.5372 * sbmcpa.us

ACCOLADES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Chamber Member, Kim Herring, co-owner of Garage Mama Fitness, won an EXPY from The National Association or Experts, Writers and Speakers in New York. Kim, a former NFL Safety and Super Bowl Champion, was featured in the April Men's Fitness Magazine as part of a feature called "World Fitness Elite: GameChambers. Read the entire press release here. 
West Orange Chamber Member, Harmony Tech, recently earned the spot at the #3 social media marketing firm in Central Florida by the Orlando Business Journal. With over 47 active social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Vine, Tumblr, SnapChat, Google , Jelly, Yelp, Trip Advisor and YouTube (to name a few) - they are definitely a leader in their field!


Freshman Member, The Pur Clinic, will soon depart for two day, marathon drive from Florida to New York City, all in the name of mens health. The DRIVE FOR MEN'S HEALTH will traverse over 1,100 miles, in 1 car (an all electric Tesla) complete with live interviews and real world talks about important health issues. View the flyer or follow them on Twitter at @thePURClinic or #Drive4MensHealth.
Congratulations to City of Ocoee employee Dean Hall for his recent election as president of the Central Florida Building Officials Association. The Central Florida Building Officials Association is comprised of  125  members consisting of building officials, deputy building officials, plans examiners and inspectors from public and private organizations. Hall is the city’s Deputy Building Official, Plans Examiner/Inspector and has been with the city for 10 years. 
Congratulations to the OCPS Teacher of the Year, Kristin Iannuzzi and Support Person of the Year, Deloris Patterson, both of whom came from West Orange schools. 
 

MAYORAL DEBATE SET

We are excited to announce the Orange County Mayoral Debate Luncheon featuring Mayor Jacobs and Val Demings. This event, presented by Series Sponsor Florida Hospital, is scheduled for Thursday, June 26, 2014, 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Valencia College Special Events Center -West Campus. Accompanied by Event Sponsors Walt Disney World and University of Central Florida, the luncheon will feature a debate moderated by Mr. Fred Kittinger, UCF Associate Vice President University Relations, between current Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and Val Demings. 

“The West Orange Chamber of Commerce is proud to facilitate this event”, stated David Sylvester, Chairman of the West Orange Chamber Economic & Governmental Advocacy Committee, “Both Candidates call West Orange County home and what better way to educate their neighbors on their political platform than an open public debate.” For more information on event sponsorship or to purchase tickets contact the Chamber office at 407-656-1304. 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Ocoee Chiropractic & Injury Center One Year Annivesary, May 1st...Read More

Bricks 4 Kids Building Challenge, May 3rd...Read More

Energy Integration Therapy, May 3rd...Read More

Pine Hills Town Center Redevelopment Community Workshops, May 6th - 8th...Read More

Grand Opening Celebration for BeatCreative, May 7th...Read More

Open House Celebration for Allegra Print and Imaging, May 14th...Read More

LOCAL MEETINGS & NEWS

“Colonial West District” Stakeholder’s Meeting:
The West Orange Chamber of Commerce has been spearheading an initiative along West Colonial Drive from Pine Hills Road to Apopka Vineland Road to retain existing retail businesses and allow for redevelopment. This effort is being coordinated with County Commissioner Tiffany Moore Russell and supported by Commissioners Boyd and Brummer.  Tim Haberkamp, Chairman of the Pine Hills Neighborhood Improvement District and West Orange Chamber of Commerce board member has also been instrumental in moving this forward.  After just one meeting in January of this year, several key issues were identified and targeted for solutions.

C101 SPRING SOCIAL



The West Orange Committee of One Hundred and One (C101) held their Spring Social  at The Treviso,
a beautiful Taylor Morrison Model Home
located in one of the newest communities in Horizon West,
The Overlook at Hamlin.  At the event, David Billsborough, President of C101, highlighted the organizations that received grants from C101 in 2013 and presented Past President Michael Waldrop a plaque in appreciation for his hard work, dedication and leadership

SPECIAL OFFERS FOR MEMBERS

50% off a pair of prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses from SouthWest Orlando Eye Care...See Offer


Save $400 off an early cruise booking from Dreamz2Go Travel...See Offer
50% off of Furniture from FSI Office Supply...See Offer

RENEWING CHAMBER MEMBERS

A HUGE Thank You goes out to the renewing businesses below. We will continue to work diligently to promote, educate and facilitate opportunities for you.
 

COMMUNITY TRUSTEE
Dewitt Excavating

SUPPORTING TRUSTEE
Universal Orlando

1-800-GOT-JUNK
Aggressive Appliances
American Forklift Rental
AutoNation Collision Center
Beverly Hills Jewelry Watch and Loan
Bob Evans
Canine Companions For Independence
Casa Bella Drapery and Design Services, LLC
Cave Inn BBQ
Central Florida Preparatory School
Central Florida Telecom LLC
Chef's Table featuring the Tasting Room
Christian Service Center
City of Orlando
Classic Carwash
Clean Slate Janitorial Service
Clear Channel Outdoor
Community Management Professionals
Crown Information Management
Custom Shoe Repair & Dry Cleaners
DV8 Computing & Consulting, Inc.
E & S Diversified Services, Inc.
Encryption Records Management
Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, Inc.
Eye Physicians of Central Florida
First Baptist Church of Winter Garden
Florida State Senator Andy Gardiner
Griffith Financial Services
Hapco Music Foundation
Health Markets
Holston Properties & Development
HREC Investment Advisors
Hypnoteyes
James A. Cummings, Inc., A Tutor Perini Company
Lakeview Middle School
MassageWorkz
Maxey Elementary School
Mimi's Cafe
MK Dream Centre
My French Café
Nortrax
Orange County School Board Member Christine Moore
Orlando Volleyball Academy
Pamela J. Helton, P.A.
Pinewood Elementary School
Plaudits!
Quality Environmental and Sauer Septic Systems
Rialto Ristorante
Richard A. Dumois, M.D.
Robinswood Middle School
Serenades by Sonata Memory Care Assisted Living
Southwest Orlando Bulletin
Starwood Land Ventures, LLC
That One Spot
The Attic Door
TooJay's Original Gourmet Deli - Dr. Phillips
TooJay's Original Gourmet Deli - Ocoee
Tramell Webb Partners, Inc.
Tringas Orthodontics
Valladares Law Firm, LLC
West Learning Community
Windermere Elementary School
Windermere Pool Services
Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves

UPCOMING EVENTS TO ATTEND



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We know everyone’s schedule doesn't allow them to attend Business After Hours, so the West Orange Chamber now offers a way to 'kick' start your morning prior to the workday with Business Before Hours. It is designed to offer an innovative approach with 50% networking and 50% educating our Members. Join us as we hear from George Aguel, President/CEO of Visit Orlando. George will highlight the role of VisitOrlando,the official tourism association for Orange county, the most visited destination in the United States., and how local businesses can plan benefit from the Tourism industry. 
Series Sponsor: Florida Hospital
Event Sponsor: Insperity Support Services, LP

7:30am - 9:00am
Location: Bella Room
12100 W. Colonial Drive
Winter Garden, FL

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AMBASSADORS IN ACTION


Anniversary for Effective Hypnosis


Ribbon Cutting for Windermere Luxury Home Collections


Ribbon Cutting for CSI Special Care
 

AMBASSADOR EVENTS

LEADERSHIP WEST ORANGE

The Leadership West Orange Class of 2014, “Leadership on Fire” sponsored by, Florida Hospital, attended their last class on April 16.  The group had the opportunity to take a helicopter ride over West Orange County and then participate in a scavenger hunt that spanned across West Orange County.  The Class will have an official Graduation Ceremony on June 26 in conjunction with the Orange County Mayoral Candidate Debate. 
 
Leadership West Orange is a dynamic program designed to educate future leaders of West Orange County in regards to the history of this area, the direction it is moving and what to anticipate for the future.  For more information on Leadership West Orange, contact Krista Carter at
kcarter@wochamber.com


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