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Two Central Florida organizations dedicated to offering safe, affordable housing and helping citizens obtain legal identification receive Florida Blue Foundation 2022 Sapphire Award

Seven organizations across the state to share nearly $500,000 in funding An organization that offers affordable housing to people who need a second chance and an organization that helps people navigate the complexities and financial burden of obtaining legal identification are among seven recipients of the Florida Blue Foundation’s annual…

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“DANCE, DREAM & INSPIRE” COMPETITION RAISES MORE THAN $200,000 TO HELP LOCAL CHILDREN AT RISK OF ABUSE, NEGLECT

Sarah Hohman Wins Ninth Annual Dance Competition; Chassity Vega Wins “Most Popular” Fundraising Award Sarah Hohman and her partner, Romney Reyes, danced their way to victory at the “Dance, Dream & Inspire” charity competition; while Chassity Vega and her partner, Jose Perez, captured the spirit of the night, leading all…

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New & Renewed Members April 2022

NEW MEMBERS ELITE Dog Training Elite Orlando Merrill Lynch Wealth Management ENHANCED DoodyCalls of Orlando HOTWORX Winter Garden (West Colonial) MassageLuXe The Law Offices of La-Zondra C. Randolph P.A. PDQ PetSuites Stay & Play Women in Solar Value Store It EMERGING House of Lewis Repairs COMM PARTNER II Week…

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Jake Voss Pier at Lake Apopka reopens with ADA improvements

The Town of Oakland has completed a total refurbishing of the Jake Voss Fishing Pier, making the serene public space along the shores of Lake Apopka more accessible for all. The pier’s upgrades include enhanced paved parking, driveway and sidewalks, which are all up to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)…

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Disney Donates $100,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

Cast Members welcomed students from Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida to EPCOT for a special day of fun, revealing a $100,000 donation to support youth and workforce development across the region. Representing FIRST Robotics programs at their local clubs, the students spoke with Disney Imagineers about theme park…

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Fifty Students Honored at Education Awards Hosted by West Orange Chamber of Commerce and West Orange Foundation

Hundreds of students, parents and community leaders attended the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) Education Awards to honor students for their accomplishments in and out of the classroom on Monday, May 9 at West Orange High School. Orlando Health, Bright Future Electric, and Trophies Unlimited sponsored the event.  Two…

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West Orange Chamber Host Sold Out Legislative Luncheon

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce hosted a Legislative Luncheon on May 11, 2022.  The event was sponsored by Orlando Health, University of Central Florida, Universal Orlando, Valencia College and…

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Leadership West Orange Graduation

CONGRATULATIONS to the Graduates of the 2021/2022 Class of Leadership West Orange.  This year’s class, AKA Team GLOATS, participated in the 9 month West Orange Foundation (WOF) program that is facilitated by the West Orange Chamber and sponsored by AdventHealth and Duke…

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Understanding Your Respiratory Symptoms

Understanding Your Respiratory Symptoms: COVID-19, Common Cold, Asthma, and Allergies ORLANDO, Fla. (May 10, 2022) – For the latest COVID-19 developments and how to differentiate between COVID-19 and other respiratory conditions, join us for a live webinar Wednesday, May 18, at 2:30 p.m. ET, to hear from a medical expert.

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Florida Institute for Political Leadership Announces 2022 Campaign School & Community Leadership Training

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Florida Institute for Political Leadership (FIPL), an initiative by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to host a virtual Campaign School & Community Leadership Training. This 3-part online training school is scheduled for June 7 – 9, from 5:30 p.m.

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Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Invests in Employees

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida invests in employees by covering the costs of college tuition or vocational certification. Two out of five college students drop out of school for financial reasons. With this and other reasons in mind, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida (GICF) recently announced…

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Florida Blue Announces $600,000 Investment

Florida Blue Announces a $600,000 investment to support the mental well-being of the area’s underserved, uninsured. Mental health care services were one of the top three health concerns among Central Floridians in the latest Community Health Needs Assessment. The Florida Blue Foundation, the philanthropic foundation for the state’s Blue Cross…

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