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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 hosts 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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WOCC Supports Orange County Transportation Initiative 

The WOCC, as the collective voice for business leadership and community partnerships thatadvances a positive eco-system for the West Orange Community, has been monitoring andresearching the Orange County Transportation Initiative. After much consideration andstakeholder input, the WOCC Board of Directors voted to support the passage of the one-centtransportation sales tax…

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Duke Energy Foundation Delivers $641,000 in Energy & Engineering Education Grants

Duke Energy Foundation delivers bright futures for Florida students with $641,000 in energy and engineering education grants The Duke Energy Foundation and Duke Energy Florida have awarded more than $641,000 in grants to support a wide range of K-12 initiatives focused on energy and engineering education, as well as programs…

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Renewed & New Members – March 2022

Renewed Members COMMUNITY TRUSTEE Reed Auto Group – Member Since 2015 SUPPORTING TRUSTEE SunTrust Bank now Truist – Member Since 2018 EXCLUSIVE LA Fitness – Windermere – Member Since 2012Thermo King of the Southeast – Member Since 2015 ELITE The Mall at Millenia – Member Since 2016Orlando City Soccer Club-…

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Fifth Third Bank to Raise Minimum Hourly Wage to $20.00

Along with an additional midyear merit increase, Bank raising compensation of more than 40% of its employees Fifth Third Bancorp today announced it will raise its minimum wage to $20 per hour beginning July 4. Concurrently, the Bank will provide a wage adjustment for its first four job levels that…

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Philip Koovakada Named President of Orlando Health | Health Central Hospital

Koovakada to oversee operations of Orlando Health’s southcentral region Orlando Health has named Philip Koovakada as the new senior vice president, Orlando Health southcentral region, and president, Orlando Health – Health Central Hospital. He will serve as the senior leader of Orlando Health – Health Central, as well as coordinate the region’s…

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