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For over 45 years, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) has been facilitating opportunity throughout the region. We have built a reputation for fostering growth and inspiring progress. The Chamber was formed on the heels of the opening of Walt Disney World and is once again at a milestone moment in its mission to support economic prosperity as West Orange County experiences unprecedented growth. In anticipation of the continued strong growth of the West Orange business community, we are creating a state-of-the-art interior with expanded meeting areas, new member service stations, upgrades to the building’s exterior and accommodations for a growing staff to meet our members’ needs.
The WOCC growth would not have been possible without many amazing leaders in its history. One that stands out is Danniel J. Petro. We lost Dan to cancer on March 27, 2013, but his impact is still felt today across West Orange County. Dan characterized almost every aspect of the Chamber’s mission. He facilitated success for himself and many others. He exemplified service as a teacher, Marine, business owner, entrepreneur, mentor, and philanthropist. Today, we seek to honor this man’s memory and through his legacy inspire the next generation of community leaders.
It is the WOCC board of directors’ desire to raise $70,000 in honor of Dan and create the:
Contributions, and 17 years of good fiscal planning by the Chamber’s Leadership, has resulted in our ability to execute this $588,000 capital renovation. To date, we have secured just under $300,000 in contributions toward a $370,000 fundraising goal. This matching gift program will help us raise $70,000 toward completing the goal. This money must be secured in order to fully execute the renovation that is needed to serve our dynamic business community while facilitating economic growth and stability.
Thanks to Bright Future Electric, the Petro Foundation, the children of Danniel J. Petro and board members of the Chamber, dollar for dollar donations will be matched up to $35,000. We have until May 31, 2018 to complete this task or risk the money. We hope you will consider becoming a Sapphire Society member in celebration of the 45 plus years the Chamber has been serving our West Orange community.
Thank you to the businesses, organizations and individuals that have participated in this fundraising match program to date:
Bright Future Electric
Congressman Dan and Sandy Webster
Fifth Third Bank
Gary Shif Family
Hardee's - Haberkamp Family
Hillcrest Insurance Agency, Inc.
Jim & Eileen Neumayer
Jim & Sue Densmore
Jim Riffle - Sign Farm
Jo Barsh State Farm Insurance
Krista & Jeff Carter
Lake Apopka Natural Gas District
Lynn Walker Wright, P.A.
Mike & Dee Bennett
Milton & Wendy West
Neal & Bitsey Harris
Petro Family Foundation
Richard & Leslie Skillman
Russ & Mazie Salerno
Stina & Nick D'Uva
The Vineyard, Wine Bar and Healthy Bistro
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We recognize our donors’ generosity. The naming opportunities below are intended to honor our donors and illustrate their important in our community.
If you would like to discuss this new opportunity in supporting the Growth Matters campaign, please contact Stina D’Uva, President of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce at 407-656-1304 for more information.
Hardee's - Haberkamp Family | Petro Family Foundation | Russ & Mazie Salerno | Stina & Nick D'Uva
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The West Orange Chamber of Commerce works to strengthen its business members and the challenges they face in this 21st Century dynamic economy. It is with this demand in mind that we are retooling our strategic plan to align with the needs of the local marketplace and respond to state and national trends that impact the business climate. There are two key areas of focus. The first is our newly launched West Orange Foundation, created to support important causes, workforce development and education initiatives. The second is our plan to create a work and gathering space environment that will enhance the program support of our WOCC members and our community.
In anticipation of the continued strong growth of the West Orange business community, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce is seeking to create a state-of-the-art interior with expanded meeting areas, new member service stations, upgrades to the building’s exterior, and accommodations for a growing staff to meet members’ needs.
We are excited to announce this renovation as we celebrate over 45 years of Facilitating Opportunity in West Orange County. The revitalization of our building will allow us to provide the best possible service to our members and our rapidly growing community.