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The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Activates Business Damage Assessment Survey to Assess Damages from Central Florida Severe Weather

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to assess the impact severe weather events had on Central Florida businesses. Survey responses will allow the state to gather data and evaluate resources impacted businesses may need to recover after multiple severe weather…

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PureCycle Technologies Provides Fourth Quarter 2021 Update, Announces $250 Million Investment

-Announced $250 million private equity capital raise to support the build out of the Augusta, Georgia multi-line manufacturing complex and other strategic and general corporate purposes; Transaction expected to close on March 17, 2022, subject to the satisfaction of closing conditions -Plant 1, the first manufacturing plant in Ironton, Ohio,…

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Rick Polland wins re-election for Oakland Commission Seat #1

Oakland Town Commission Seat #1 incumbent Rick Polland was re-elected to office in Oakland’s Municipal Election on Tuesday, March 8. His opponent was Matthew Bunevich.  As of 7 p.m. Tuesday when the polls closed, Polland received 71.2% of the vote with 262 votes and Bunevich received 28.8% of the vote with…

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SECOND HARVEST TO TRAIN HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO IDENTIFY, ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY IN PATIENTS

Florida Blue Foundation provides $300,000 in funding for “Screen and Intervene: Connecting Food Insecure Patients to Resources” initiative ORLANDO, Fla. (March 8, 2022) – Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida recently received a $300,000 grant from the Florida Blue Foundation to expand hunger relief efforts by training local health care…

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Florida Blue Partnering with Civica to Increase Access to Affordable Insulin

ORLANDO, Fla.  – Today, Florida Blue, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and other Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies joined Civica’s initiative to manufacture and distribute affordable insulins that, once approved, will be available to people living with diabetes at significantly lower prices than insulins currently on the…

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Orlando Magic Corporate Advantage Program

Thank you for being a member of the Orlando Magic Corporate Advantage Program! As a benefit, you are eligible to receive exclusive discounts of up to 35% off select home games. FIND TICKETS HERE Please enter your organization’s unique promotional code to…

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Governor Signs COVID-19 Liability Protections Bill for Health Care Providers

On February 24, Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 7014 into law, which extends last year’s legislation to protect health care providers from litigation arising due to COVID-19. This bill, sponsored by Senator Danny Burgess and Representative Colleen Burton, extends the COVID-19 liability protections for health care providers through June 1,…

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The West Orange Chamber welcomes Matthew’s Hope and The Experience Christian Center as the newest Trustee Members

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) is pleased to welcome Matthew’s Hope and The Experience Christian Center as the two newest Trustee Members.  Matthew’s Hope Ministries, based in Winter Garden, is a fully Independent, faith-based, 501(c)3 non-profit homeless outreach ministry organization completely funded and supported by the local…

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Now Is Our Chance to Invest in Florida’s Future

By Gerry Glynn As Florida’s legislature deliberates how best to use a nearly $4 billion budget surplus – the product of unexpected tax revenue combined with an influx of federal aid during the pandemic – our state is faced with a big question: What can we do today to…

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Legislative Alert

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce is Your voice for Pro-Business issues.  This legislative session we have been tracking progress on key bills that will impact the business community.  We are asking you to help support 2 key issues today.  Don’t worry, this will take less than 5 minutes out…

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New & Renewed Members January 2022

NEW MEMBERS Community Trustee Matthew’s Hope Exclusive Members CHASE CHASE – Downtown Orlando CHASE – Hamlin CHASE – Winter Garden CHASE –…

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Prospective College Students Invited to Spring Open House

Event is opportunity to learn about degrees in nursing, imaging, lab sciences and more. AdventHealth University invites those looking to start or further their career in health care to an Open House on March 16, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 671 Winyah Drive, Orlando. Students of all ages…

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