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

Hob Nob and Straw Poll

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Thursday, July 30, 2020


4:30pm-8:00pm (attendees must choose one time slot to attend event: 4:30pm-6:00pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm)


Ocoee Lakeshore Center: 125 N. Lakeshore Dr. Ocoee, 34761


How often do you get the opportunity to effect change in your community? The individuals at the West Orange Chamber's Hob Nob & Straw Poll are the ones who will shape the future of this county. Wouldn't you like to know what their thoughts are on key issues before the primaries? This is your last chance to talk with candidates before the August 18 primary. The Straw Poll is not just a litmus test for this fall's election, it is also your opportunity to find the candidate that will earn your vote.

The WOCC wants you to know, that along with our Presenting Sponsor Orlando Health and our Venue Sponsor City of Ocoee, we are taking great care to use appropriate measures to keep candidates and attendees safe at the event. While the venue (Ocoee Lakeshore Center) has the capacity to hold 800 people, we will only allow 25% capacity inside the building at a time. To accomplish this we will require attendees to choose between two time slots to attend the event: 4:30pm-6:00pm or 6:30pm-8:00pm (candidates plus one candidate guest of their choice will participate in the event in its entirety 4:30pm-8:00pm). During an attendees time slot they may enter the event, visit candidate tables, vote in the straw poll and visit the food and beverage stations (pls note food will be an individually boxed dinner that can be taken to go if an attendee chooses). 

Additionally we will require attendees, candidates, event staff and volunteers to have their temperature checked prior to entering the building. Face masks or face coverings will be required at the event (and WOCC will have masks available at the registration desk for any attendee or participant that needs one). Social distancing measures will be in place through out the building (including Candidate table placement, voting booths and food and beverage stations) along with  hand sanitizer stations through out the event. Continuous cleaning of high touch areas will be conducted during the event as well as during the 6:00pm-6:30pm break.




Admission to the event includes: An opportunity to meet and/or visit the candidate tables, one vote in the straw poll, a hearty boxed dinner and unlimited beverages during your time slot.

Purchase Admission in Advance: $30.00 per person

Purchase 10 Admissions - Save 10% off your purchase: $270.00

Purchase Admission at the Door: $40.00 per person

(Admission at the Door is not guaranteed and will be closed if we reach capacity during either time slot. If Admission at the Door is available, it will be on a first come, first serve basis. Only Debit or Credit Card transactions will be accepted for payment at the door)

Presenting Sponsor


Premier Sponsor


Participating Sponsor


Venue Sponsor


Event Sponsors

Charter Communcations

Observer Media Group

University of Central Florida


An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By participating in events and programs facilitated by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.