West Orange Chamber of Commerce Facilitating Opportunity
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Tue, August 28, 2018

Make informed decisions during this important election season

As you’ve surely noticed, we are in the full swing of election season right now. Today is Florida Primary Election Day. Have you voted yet? If not, there’s still time! Find your voting precinct location here, and view the West Orange Political Alliance’s endorsed candidates and issues…

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Fri, August 17, 2018

Orange County early voting begins Friday

Orange County early voting begins Friday, August 17

As one of the convenient ways to vote, the Florida Legislature allows voters to cast a ballot prior to Election Day at any designated Early Voting Center. Unlike Election Day when a voter must vote in his or her designated polling place, a voter can vote at any Early Voting Center. In Orange County, early voting will take place from Friday, August 17 to Sunday, August 26 from 10am…

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Tue, July 24, 2018

The West Orange Chamber facilitates leadership opportunities

The West Orange Chamber facilitates leadership opportunities

As you know, the West Orange Chamber’s motto is “Facilitating Opportunity,” and right now, the Chamber is offering a pair of terrific opportunities for you to take the next step as a leader in the West Orange Community.

Would you like to be at the forefront of change and progress in West Orange County? If you are a Chamber member interested in taking an active role leading…

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Tue, July 10, 2018

Apply to the WOCC Board of Directors to expand your influence in the West Orange business community

Apply to the WOCC Board of Directors to expand your influence in the West Orange business community

Would you like to be at the forefront of change and progress in West Orange County? If you are a Chamber Member who is passionate about our local business community, please consider applying for the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) 2019 Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to make a difference in West Orange County and contribute to an organization that works for you every day.

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Tue, December 19, 2017

Celebrating a successful 2017

By Keith Bradford, WOCC Chairman

It is hard to believe that we are already wrapping up this milestone 45th year of building business and facilitating opportunity at the West Orange Chamber.  The Chamber reached new heights in 2017, as our membership continued to grow, premier events were bigger and better than ever, and we advocated for causes that will positively influence…

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Tue, December 05, 2017

End of Year Business Budget

As the end of the year is upon us, it is easy to overspend and get overwhelmed. The average person in Central Florida will spend more than $900 on…

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Tue, November 14, 2017

Small Business Saturday

Shop Small on Saturday, November 25

Confession: As you are fighting the crowds at [insert favorite Black Friday mega store here], you break away and it dawns on you - “Small Business Saturday!” It may have been an afterthought in the past, but get ahead of the curve this year and think of it FIRST! Support your neighbors, friends, community by shopping small next Saturday, November 25. Even before and beyond this event,…

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Tue, October 24, 2017

West Orange Foundation inaugural reception

West Orange Foundation announces C101 grants at inaugural reception

The newly-formed West Orange Foundation held its inaugural reception on Thursday, October 12 at Lake Meadow Naturals in Ocoee. At the event, the foundation presented the recipients of the 2017-18 West Orange Committee of 101 (C101) grant awards.

C101 member fund donations are distributed as grants to organizations that fit…

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Tue, October 10, 2017

Coming together after the storm

Hurricane Irma was difficult on Orlando. However, despite the wind and rain, West Orange Chamber members came together to help and support each other before, during and after the hurricane. Before the storm, the Chamber referred all members in their respective categories, connected members offering services to anyone asking for services;  facilitating water, generators, assistance in clearing…

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Tue, September 26, 2017

West Orange shows strength following Hurricane Irma

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, it has been heartwarming to see the strength of the West Orange County community on full display. During this crisis, we have continued to see our Chamber organizations provide help wherever needed by offering supplies and services to those in need. Fundraising efforts are underway and our community has come together to get through this difficult time and come…

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Thu, September 14, 2017

SBA Disaster Assistance for Businesses and Residents Expands to More Florida Counties

The U.S. Small Business Administration has added more counties to the disaster declaration in Florida affected by Hurricane Irma that began on Sept. 4, 2017.

The disaster declaration covers the counties of Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Desoto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Manatee, Marion, Martin,…

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Tue, August 22, 2017

West Orange Chamber of Commerce announces updates to Board of Directors

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) announced today that Tim Cook of Florida Hospital has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.

Cook serves as the administrator of Florida Hospital Apopka. As Senior Vice President, he has overseen the construction and transition to the new Florida Hospital Apopka campus, which is expected to…

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Thu, July 13, 2017

Apply to the WOCC Board of Directors to expand your influence in the West Orange business community

Would you like to be at the forefront of change and progress in West Orange County? If you are a Chamber Member who is passionate about our local business community, please consider applying for the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) 2018 Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to make a difference in West Orange County and contribute to an organization that works for you every…

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Tue, July 11, 2017

Business Before Hours featuring Steve Hogan of Florida Citrus Sports

Learn how Steve Hogan and Florida Citrus Sports are scoring big for Orlando at Business Before Hours

The iconic Florida Citrus Bowl has long played a major role in Central Florida's sports industry, but the recent reconstruction of the landmark facility has taken the building and associated events to new heights. The venue, now named Camping World Stadium, has played host to the NFL Pro Bowl, Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl, Russell Athletic Bowl, Florida Blue Florida Classic, Florida Citrus…

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Tue, June 27, 2017

WOCC Renovation Sketch

Growth Matters at the West Orange Chamber

I am excited to bring you the news that this month, I and the entire WOCC Board of Directors approved plans to revamp the Chamber’s headquarters. The improvements to the Chamber building, which was last renovated in 1998, will help our organization lead the West Orange business community in meeting the challenges of a dynamic business environment.

In anticipation of the continued…

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Thu, June 08, 2017

Doing business with Chamber members is good for you!

Doing business with Chamber members is good for you!

Doing business with Chamber members is more important and goes deeper than you may think. It strengthens the business community, increases your own exposure and you will have a better experience than using non-Chamber members. So, how do you identify and use Chamber members? It is easier than you may think!

  • Replace the everyday activities you do not think about with Chamber…

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Tue, May 23, 2017

Celebrating 45 Years and Looking Forward to the Next 45

May is a time for transition for many of us. Children are wrapping up their school year, our college students are home for the summer or starting their internships and many of us are gearing up for a much-needed summer vacation.

At the West Orange Chamber, it is no different. We have spent much of the early stages of our milestone 45th year celebrating achievements of the past and recognizing…

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Tue, May 09, 2017

Boost business with WOCC social media

Boost your business with WOCC social media channels

Social media is hotter than ever, and favoring businesses in an unprecedented way. Boosted or promoted posts are reaching targeted audiences, and brand ambassadors are easier to connect with than ever. Consider the difference in perspective of seeing or hearing about how wonderful a business is from a satisfied customer/guest rather than from the business leaders themselves. Now, your very own business…

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Tue, April 25, 2017

The many ways in which the WOCC Facilitates Opportunity

By Keith Bradford, WOCC Chairman

Spring has sprung here in West Orange, and with it comes a busy season of events and opportunity. We all enjoyed and contributed to another wildly successful Best Fest, “The Taste of West Orange,” hosted once again by the City of Ocoee. Starke Lake provided a magnificent backdrop for the evening’s…

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Fri, April 21, 2017

Celebrating Extraordinary Women

WOCC shines spotlight on pair of leading Central Florida women at Celebrating Extraordinary Women

Many of West Orange County's leading women congregated at The Co-Op Ballroom in the Roper Garden Building Thursday evening for the West Orange Chamber's Celebrating Extraordinary Women: An Evening of Cocktails & Conversation, presented by Observer Media Group. The…

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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+ member…

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Tue, July 07, 2015

2016 West Orange Chamber Board of Directors Expression of Interest Form

Would you like to be at the forefront of change and progress in West Orange County? If you are a Chamber Member who is passionate about our local business community, please consider applying for the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) 2016 Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to make a difference in West Orange County and contribute to an organization that works for you every day.

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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 event…

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