West Orange Chamber of Commerce Facilitating Opportunity
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Tue, March 28, 2017

WOCC Names Nancy Hoehn as Manager of Membership Development

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce today announced the addition of Manager of Membership Development, Nancy Hoehn. Hoehn will serve as an integral member of the Chamber team to foster growth and support the West Orange Chamber business community. Hoehn earned her Master of Arts from Webster University and Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix. Originally from …

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Wed, March 01, 2017

WOCC names Susan Steeves as Executive Assistant/Office Manager

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce announced the hire of Susan Steeves as its new Executive Assistant and Office Manager. Susan recently relocated with her husband and three children to Winter Garden from Connecticut. There she had worked as the Executive Assistant to the CEO, President and Vice President of Basement Systems, Inc. She also helped organize the training events for the …

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Thu, December 22, 2016

West Orange Chamber Celebrates President/CEO Stina D’Uva’s 15 Years of Leadership

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) recognized President/CEO Stina D’Uva’s 15th Anniversary of joining the organization at its Member Appreciation Breakfast, held at Valencia College on December 8, 2016.

The WOCC hired D’Uva as President on December 3, 2001. Under her leadership, the organization has grown to be financially stable, with a debt free permanent …

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Thu, December 22, 2016

WOCC Announces 2016 Big Orange Award Winners

We are excited to invite members, community leaders and friends to join us Friday, February 3 at Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort for the Big Orange Awards. This annual formal gala honors many of the best and brightest of our business community from the past year. The recipients are names you will recognize and want to join us in celebrating their accomplishments. Our 2016 …

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Mon, December 19, 2016

Lynn Walker Wright, P.A.

Lynn Walker Wright, P.A. Becomes Newest West Orange Chamber Supporting Trustee

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) announced today that Lynn Walker Wright, P.A. has taken advantage of the highly beneficial Supporting Trustee level of membership.

Lynn Walker Wright is an attorney-at-law specializing in family law, general civil and trial practice, real property, and estate planning matters. Her firm is recognized throughout the State of Florida in complex …

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Fri, October 21, 2016

West Orange Committee of One Hundred and One Presents 2016 Community Grant Awards

West Orange Committee of One Hundred and One Presents 2016 Community Grant Awards

The West Orange Committee of One Hundred and One (C101) held its Fall Social on Tuesday, October 18 at the Valencia College District Office in MetroWest. C101 President, Debbie Clements presented 10 West Orange community organizations with contributions totaling over $17,000.  Recipients of the funds included Bread of Life Fellowship, Edgewood Children’s Ranch, Garden Theatre, …

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Fri, August 05, 2016

Leadership West Orange Alumni Project Adopts a Precinct

A group of Leadership West Orange Alumni participated in the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Adopt a Precinct program for the Presidential Preference Primary Election in March. The Alumni staffed the precinct and instead of receiving payment for their work, the group donated the funds to S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange and Women in the Arts. For more information about Leadership West …

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Tue, July 26, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Joins WO Chamber as Supporting Trustee

WEST ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) announced today that Fifth Third Bank has taken advantage of the highly beneficial Supporting Trustee level of membership.

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $142 billion in assets and operates 1,241 full-service Banking Centers, …

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Tue, July 26, 2016

WOCC President/CEO Stina D’Uva named to Equality Means Business Advisory Board

West Orange Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Stina D'Uva recently accepted a position on the Equality Means Business Advisory Board. Equality Means Business is a project of Equality Florida & the Equality Florida Institute. It is the largest civil rights organization in Florida dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender …

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Mon, June 13, 2016

West Orange Political Alliance Makes Additional Endorsements in Local Races

(Winter Garden, FL)— June 13, 2016…The West Orange Political Alliance (WOPA), a leading voice in seeking candidates who positively affect growth and economic development in West Orange County, announced support of incumbents in two races and other newcomers who have the understanding of what it will take to be effective local and state leaders.

The WOPA board endorsed …

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Thu, May 19, 2016

West Orange Political Alliance Endorses In OC District 1, 3 & 5 and Judicial Candidates

(Winter Garden, FL)— May 18, 2016…The West Orange Political Alliance (WOPA), the leading voice of support for candidates and issues that positively affect growth and economic development in West Orange County, is pleased to announce early endorsements for the 2016 Primary elections. They are: Orange County Commission District 1, Betsy VanderLey, and incumbents Pete Clarke in …

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Tue, May 10, 2016

New Orange County Clerk of Courts Service Center in South Orange County

ORLANDO – The Orange County Clerk of Courts has a new location in South Orange County. Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell and Tax Collector Scott Randolph hosted a grand opening for the Sand Lake Service Center on February 9, 2016.

The new Clerk’s Office location, which is co-located at an existing Tax Collector’s Office in South Orange County, provides increased …

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Fri, May 06, 2016

Ocoee Pool Opens for the Summer Season

Ocoee, Florida – The City of Ocoee Parks and Recreation Department will open its Family Aquatic Center just in time to beat the summer heat.  Residents can make a splash in the pool beginning on Saturday, May 7.  The Family Aquatic Center is located at the Jim Beech Recreation Center at 1820 A.D. Mims Road.

The pool features a safe, zero-depth entry and a maximum depth …

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Tue, April 12, 2016

Second-Stage Businesses Compete to Earn Prestigious Honor

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that GrowFL, Florida’s leading organization in support of second-stage growth companies, is now accepting nominations and applications for its annual Florida Companies to Watch® awards program. The event – now in its sixth year – honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing …

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Tue, April 05, 2016

Reed Nissan Joins West Orange Chamber of Commerce as Supporting Trustee

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) announced today that Reed Nissan has taken advantage of the highly beneficial Supporting Trustee level of membership.

“As the 19th oldest Nissan dealership in operation and the 2nd oldest in the state of Florida, Reed Nissan and Reed Nissan Clermont are proud of the success we have been able to achieve over the past 65 years, not only …

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Tue, March 08, 2016

West Orange Chamber of Commerce holds first Trustee Luncheon of the Year

The West Orange Chamber held the first Trustee Luncheon of the year, sponsored by Summit Broadband and hosted by The Palm Restaurant.  The private luncheon featured Special Guest Speakers Orange County Commissioner Scott Boyd and Alberto Vargas, Orange County Planning Division Manager.  Together, they delivered an update on the progress in the commercial development of Horizon …

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Fri, March 04, 2016

CEMEX Joins West Orange Chamber As Community Trustee

WEST ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) announced today its newest Community Trustee, the organization’s highest level of membership, CEMEX.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. CEMEX’s U.S. network …

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Tue, February 23, 2016

Exciting Developments on the Way in West Orange

By Rob Maphis, WOCC Chairman

There is a lot happening in Orange County, especially in South and West Orange County.  Did you know that Southwest Orange County, which includes Horizon West, leads Central Florida in residential development? As we all know, as the number of rooftops increase, businesses grow.  As such, now is one those most important times to be involved in the …

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Tue, February 09, 2016

Chamber Members Master “The Art of Networking” at February Chamber 411

Approximately 40 Chamber Members attended the February 4 Chamber 411 at the City of Winter Garden Commission Chambers. At this session, attendees learned all about "Building Better Business Relationships with the West Orange Chamber of Commerce." The discussion dove into the science of networking, as members discovered ways to make the most of Chamber events and other …

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Tue, January 12, 2016

West Orange Chamber Adds Director of Marketing & Communications

WEST ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce today announced the addition of marketing and public relations specialist Tyler Stover as the Director of Marketing and Communications. Stover is a graduate of Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. He is a native of Tiffin, Ohio.

Prior to joining the West Orange Chamber, Stover …

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Tue, October 20, 2015

Social Media Benefits You Never Knew You Had as Chamber Members!

Social media is growing in importance every day for businesses to get in front of, market to, and connect with potential and current customers/clients. With so many options out there, it may sometimes get overwhelming for some when asking the question “Where do I start with social media?”  The good news is that as a West Orange Chamber Member, you not only have support with …

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Wed, October 14, 2015

The West Orange Committee of One Hundred and One (C101) Holds Fall Social

(Winter Garden, Fla.) September 30, 2015— The West Orange Committee of One Hundred and One (C101) held its Fall Social on Wednesday, September 30 at the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation History Research and Education Center

Heller Hall. C101 President, Lynetta Tipton Steed presented 10 West Orange community organizations with contributions totaling over $12,000.  Recipients …

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Tue, October 06, 2015

Leadership West Orange 2015/2016

The Leadership West Orange 2015/2016, sponsored by Florida Hospital, held its first session on Wednesday, September 23rd.  The Class consists of 24 future leaders working and living in the West Orange area.  The class spent their first day at Camp WeWa participating in Team Building exercises.

Pictured: Jimmy Dunn, Stacy Williams, Hart Donovan, Mark Candell, Cat …

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Thu, September 03, 2015

WOCC President Stina D’Uva Named Chairman of Florida Association of Chamber Professionals

West Orange County, FL, September 3 – The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) will be installing its 2015-2016 Board of Directors at their Annual Conference on September 15-17, and just announced Stina D’Uva, President/CEO of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC), as the new Chairman.

FACP is the statewide organization whose mission is advancing …

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Thu, August 27, 2015

WOCC Invites Community to Meet & Greet Local Businesses, Non-profits and Wellness Experts

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is set to host its annual Building Business Expo, which allows community members to learn about local businesses, non-profits and wellness experts. Open to the public, the Building Business Expo will take place on September 17, from 3-7 p.m. at the West Oaks Mall.

“While all WOCC events focus on facilitating opportunity among our 1,000+ …

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Mon, August 24, 2015

New and Renewed Members

NEW MEMBERS

All Geek Media Anne's Art and Design Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza Better Speaking Skills Brown Law, P.L. Century 21 Blue Sky Realty Group CertaPro Painters of Lake Apopka Chutneys Orlando Cruise Planners Dexter's in Windermere Embroidery Plus Promotional Inc. Energy Wellness Center Europa Designs LLC Florida Center for Hormones and Wellness Gisela Laurent, Candidate for …

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Tue, August 11, 2015

West Orange Chamber Trustee Luncheon

On Friday, August 7, the West Orange Chamber held a Trustee Luncheon, sponsored by‎Austin Outdoor‬  and hosted by Fusion 360 Lounge N Grill  located on SandLake Road in Dr. Phillips. At the luncheon, guest speaker Jim Bacchus, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and current Chairman of the Global Trade & Investment Practice Group at Greenberg Traurig …

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Tue, July 28, 2015

Help Develop the 2016 Florida Business Agenda

The opinions of your members matter to Florida’s future. We invite your chamber of commerce to share the 2016 Florida Business Agenda survey with your members to add their voice in creating a member-driven, consensus agenda built by thousands of partnering associations, chamber members and regional chambers of commerce, just like you.

Each year, the Florida …

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Tue, June 16, 2015

West Orange Chamber Adds Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic and Wellcare as Supporting Trustees

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) today announced the joining of its newest Supporting Trustees, Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic and WellCare. As both companies establish new offices in West Orange County, they welcome the opportunity to get involved with their growing communities.

Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic recently announced that West Orange Orthopedics, which has served the …

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Tue, June 02, 2015

Orange County Elected Officials And Area Businesses Gather For Living The Vision Luncheon

Referred to as “a luncheon 12 years in the making,” Living the Vision reviewed and celebrated the achievement of goals set in February 2003 during “Visioning a Greater West Orange: 2015,” a community visioning initiative to develop a consensus about the future of West Orange County.  Marilyn Crotty, UCF Director of Florida Institute of Government, moderated the …

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