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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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Hurricane Resources

Please share this information with anyone you believe has been affected by hurricane Ian, and may need assistance. FEMA For damages to real estate or personal property damage from disasters, apply here: https://www.disastersassistance.gov/ Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO)…

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New & Renewed Members for September 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 ELITE Anuvia Plant NutrientsAC Sunshine SecuritiesAthletic Motion Golf,…

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State Constitutional Amendments That Will Appear On The 2022 General Election Ballot 

What a YES or NO Vote means: Amendment 1 – Authorizes the state legislature to pass laws prohibiting flood resistance improvements made to a home from being taken into consideration when determining a property’s assessed value for property tax purposes A “yes” vote supports authorizing the state legislature to pass laws prohibiting flood resistance…

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Letter From The WOCC Chairman, J.T. McWalters

September 26, 2022 – As we begin the fall season, there are many exciting days on the horizon that tremendously impact our community and businesses. Of course, one of those great moments is the start of the Orlando Magic 22-23 NBA season with our home opener at Amway Center on…

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Why do I need EDR for my IT Security and what is EDR anyways?

Why do I need EDR for my IT Security and what is EDR anyways?If your IT company or department is keeping up with security then you probably have already heard ofEndpoint Detection and Response or “EDR” and may be aware “EDR” is running on your computer. Youmay be wondering though…

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This Is How the Municipalities Will Use the Transportation Sales Tax (Charter County and Regional Transportation System Surtax)

The Transportation Sales Tax Initiative will be placed on the November 2022 Ballot for Orange County residents to decide. The Transportation Sales Tax would generate nearly $600 million per year to meet short-term and long-term transportation needs. Until then, learn more about how Orange County, Winter Garden, Windermere, Ocoee, and…

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New & Renewed Members August 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 EXCLUSIVE Lotus Holdings dba Minion Media Group…

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