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HAPPY GIVING TUESDAY!

Every Tuesday after Thanksgiving, a global generosity movement is encouraged by individuals, organizations, businesses, etc. to donate food and clothing, or make monetary contributions. This Giving Tuesday, we can collectively make a change by participating this year. How can you make your contribution? Here’s a list of Chamber Members…

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Letter from the Chairman: J.T. McWalters

During a time of year when we reflect on what we’re thankful for, I wanted to share with you all three programs within the Chamber that play major roles at the WOCC. They are all led by several great folks, outside of the Chamber staff and board, for whom I’m very thankful.  For those members looking…

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The Wheel at ICON Park to Launch New Experience Early 2023

The Great Florida Road Trip combines entertainment with education to create the ultimate family experience ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2022) – An exciting, interactive enhancement is coming to The Wheel at ICON Park. Set to launch in early 2023, “The Great Florida Road Trip, A Classic Vacation and Photo Travelogue…

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Breaking News: OIR Approves 8.4% Decrease in
Workers’ Comp Rates for 2023

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation approved a statewide average workers’ compensation rate decrease of 8.4 percent. The rate decrease takes effect for new and renewal workers’ compensation insurance policies beginning after January 1, 2023. Details: The main contributors to this year’s rate decrease are declining frequency of claims and…

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Empowering Our Community and Removing Barriers to Getting Care

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace Open Enrollment is back. From now until January 15, millions of people in Florida who purchase an individual health plan will be looking for a new plan to start on January 1, 2023. Sadly, we know about 12 percent of our Florida residents remain…

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D.C. Update: Federal Regulations that Could Impact Independent Contractors

Provided by Florida Chamber of Commerce Proposed federal regulations are causing uncertainty for Florida small businesses as federal agencies seek to redefine the employer-employee relationship. Below is an example that small businesses should determine if they will be impacted and take appropriate action. If you would like…

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New & Renewed Members for October 2022

Welcome to our newest Chamber Members! We are thrilled to have you doing business in the West Orange Community. We would also like to recognize our long-standing member businesses for their continued commitment to Advancing Community, Collaboration, and Leadership. NEW MEMBERS SUPPORTING TRUSTEE Stax EXCLUSIVE Lendersone Powered…

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The West Orange Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Amy Cervantes

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is proud to introduce a new team member to the West Orange Business Community. Amy Cervantes is the new Membership Sales Manager. Amy was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Oneonta…

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Proposed NLRB Change to Joint-Employer Standard

Provided by Florida Chamber of Commerce Proposed federal regulations are causing uncertainty for Florida small businesses as federal agencies seek to redefine the employer-employee relationship. Below is an example that small businesses should determine if they will be impacted and take appropriate action. If you would…

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Stax Becomes The Newest West Orange Chamber Supporting Trustee

WINTER GARDEN, FL – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) announced Stax today as their newest Supporting Trustee. Stax is an all-in-one payment platform that helps businesses of all sizes manage financials, invoicing, inventory, sales, and other tools to run and grow a business. Ranked the…

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Letter from the Chairman: J.T. McWalters

October 25, 2022 Each year, our board members carve out a full day in the early fall for a board retreat that is anchored by several meetings centered around building on the strategic vision of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. We, of course, aim to tie some fun into…

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The West Orange Chamber of Commerce President’s Opinion on The Transportation Surtax

by Stina D’Uva Having run the West Orange Chamber since 2001, I consider myself an expert in the Chamber world.  Even though running the chamber allows me the opportunity to be involved in so many important issues facing our growing community, I cannot say that I am an expert…

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