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Duke Energy urges Florida customers to prepare for Tropical Storm Eta

With Florida in the path of Tropical Storm Eta, Duke Energy Florida is ready to respond to potential power outages and is encouraging customers to prepare for the storm. Tropical Storm Eta is forecast to bring gusty winds and rainfall, making flooding possible in some areas. Customers in Central Florida…

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for New City Hall Rescheduled to Nov. 17

OCOEE, Fla. – Due to the inclement weather from Tropical Storm Eta, the groundbreaking ceremony for the City of Ocoee’s new City Hall has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 17 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the construction site located at the northeast corner of the intersection…

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Thank you to our Renewed Members August – September

The West Orange Chamber thanks the Chamber Members who have renewed their Chamber Membership investment, August – September.  During the past year, your investment in the WOCC has enabled us to be the voice of business in our community and facilitate opportunities among our 1100+ member businesses. We are proud to…

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Travel During COVID-19

By Diego A. Sanchez, CSP, ASP, CHST, OHST As we come closer to the holidays, many of us are thinking about traveling and visiting relatives and friends. After so many months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are clear of the risks associated with the virus. It is important…

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Orange County Clerk’s Office Hosts Clerks Against Domestic Violence Workshop

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell reminds the community that the Clerk’s Office is a local resource for those affected directly and indirectly by domestic violence. As part of this, we will be hosting a virtual Clerks Against Domestic…

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Voting During COVID-19

Voting During COVID-19 By Diego A. Sanchez, CSP, ASP, CHST, OHST Here in Florida, early voting has started. Take advantage of early voting to avoid the larger crowds expected on Election Day (Nov 3rd). Depending on what area of Florida you live in, there may be shorter lines at your…

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CHAIRWOMAN’S ARTICLE OCTOBER 2020

It’s day 232 (Week 34) and Florida is several weeks into Phase 3 of reopening our economy. The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) has been working hard to bring you, our members, the most up to date information to help you and your organization during the election season and…

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National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 is National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21st, 2020, we celebrate the invaluable work being done by chambers of commerce nationwide to strengthen the economy, business community, and local enterprises of all sizes. A primary objective of the West Orange Chamber is to strengthen…

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Ocoee Election Day Massacre 100-Year Remembrance Ceremony

In remembrance of the 100-year anniversary of the 1920 Ocoee Election Day Massacre, the City of Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board will present a four-day educational symposium during the week of November 1st.  The events are open to the public and will be held at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center…

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CAREERSOURCE CENTRAL FLORIDA HOSTS VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE JOB FAIRS TO FILL MORE THAN 100 OPEN POSITIONS

WHO:  CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) will host two free virtual Healthcare Job Fairs for Central Florida residents seeking entry-level careers in the healthcare industry that don’t require a medical license or certification, and for licensed or certified healthcare professionals seeking open clinical positions. Residents of Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter…

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West Orange Chamber Virtual Book Drive benefiting the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County

West Orange Chamber Virtual Book Drive benefiting the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County. We ask for the books for the drive to be delivered to the West Orange Chamber’s office for ELCOC to come pick up.  The books collected from the book drive will go towards ELCOC’s volunteer reading programs.

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Town of Oakland reopens playgrounds at Speer and Pollard Park

The Town of Oakland is announcing the opening of its playgrounds, which had been temporarily closed due to COVID-19. The decision comes at the direction of the Town Commission and in accordance with Orange County Parks and Recreation’s opening of playgrounds.  Pollard and Speer Park playgrounds are now open with the…

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