West Orange Chamber of Commerce Facilitating Opportunity
West Orange Chamber of Commerce Facilitating Opportunity
West Orange Chamber of Commerce Facilitating Opportunity

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Designed to offer an innovative approach to expand your contacts BEFORE you begin your work day, this event features the perfect mix of 50% networking and 50% educational opportunities. Business Before Hours has the additional benefit of allowing attendees to listen to an engaging guest speaker, build their brand and sharpen their networking skills. Bring plenty of business cards and be prepared to increase your network, as well as generate leads and create business connections.

2017 Business Before Hours Dates:

March 1, 2017 - "Healthy West Orange Initiative" at Tanner Hall, Winter Garden

Series Sponsor: Florida Hospital Winter Garden

Venue Sponsor: City of Winter Garden


August 10, 2017 - Topic & Venue TBA

Series Sponsor: Florida Hospital Winter Garden



October 12, 2017 - Topic & Venue TBA

Series Sponsor: Florida Hospital Winter Garden




The Chamber hosts a variety of informative member programs throughout the year. Chamber Connections typically are scheduled from 3:30pm-4:30pm, in the Chamber Board Room prior to Business After Hours. These sessions are attended by both new and existing members, committee chairs and board members, and provide detailed information about the various ways the Chamber facilitates opportunities for our members including benefits, programs, and events. Join us for Chamber Connections on the following dates:

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
  • More dates to be announced soon!

The Chamber hosts Economic & Governmental Advocacy Luncheons. Each luncheon has a captive audience of 150 - 200 attendees comprised of Chamber members and Community leaders.

The Chamber’s Lead and Feed Networking Lunch is an easygoing, no stress, informal event that has grown exponentially over the years. The concept is simple. 1.) Show up ready to build relationships  2.) Network with your fellow Chamber members. Easy, right? So, treat yourself to a terrific lunch at this Chamber Member restaurant and make some new contacts. Be sure to bring your business cards to exchange and wear a name badge if you have one.  We pass around the "roaming mic," and everyone in attendance has the opportunity to stand up and tell us their name and a little about their business. Contact Kelly Jones at 407-656-1304 ext 5 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information regarding lead and feed locations and pricing information.

2017 Lead and Feed Dates:

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017
  • Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017
  • Thursday, November 9, 2017
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017



Lead & Feed at Stonewood Grill & Tavern

Lead & Feed at Stefanos Grill

Lead and Feed Networking Lunch at Westerly's at MetroWest Golf  Course


Join for a casual lunch and educational presentation at a minimal cost. Each session features a speaker that will enlighten you on topics that will be sure to benefit your business!  Contact Kelly Carney at 407-656-1304 ext 5 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information regarding registration and payment information.

2017 Lunch and Learn Dates:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017: "How to Grow Your Business"

Venue Sponsor: Town of Windermere - Windermere Town Hall


Thursday, August 31, 2017: "Customer Service" presented by Disney Institute

Venue Sponsor: City of Ocoee - Lakeshore Center



Community and Supporting Trustees, the most prominent levels of membership, enjoy private lunch meetings where they hear from a variety of speakers on issues of local, state or federal matters. Featured Guest Speakers at our 2014 events included: Robert Gunning, VP, Fire Control/Special Operations Programs for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control; Robert H. "Bob" Brown, President/CEO & Joan Nelson, Vice President / Community Investment of Heart of Florida United Way; and Moore Hallmark, Southeast Regional Director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Locations included The Palm Restaurant, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar and Citrus Restaurant.