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Commissioner Joseph McMullen honored with 2022 Home Rule Hero Award

OAKLAND, FL — The Florida League of Cities (FLC), celebrating its 100th anniversary as the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, recently recognized Commissioner Joseph McMullen, Seat 4, with a 2022 Home Rule Hero Award for this hard work and advocacy efforts during the 2022 Legislative Session. Commissioner McMullen worked tirelessly…

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Oakland revisits its roots with ‘Est. 1887’ exhibit

Art and history exhibit opens at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center on Friday, April 1 OAKLAND, FL —Discover Oakland during its heyday as the headquarters of the Orange Belt Railroad with a thriving business district and opera house and learn about the repercussions the Great Freeze of…

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Easter Events to be Held in April in the City of Ocoee

OCOEE, Fla. – The City of Ocoee is egg-cited to host three Easter events. The Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt, now in its second year, will be held on Friday, April 15. The egg hunt takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature a glow zone, game…

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OCPS Begin Search for Superintendent

Orange County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara M. Jenkins, Ed.D., has announced her retirement after a decade in this role. The School Board of Orange County, Florida, has engaged the Florida School Boards Association in the search for the next highly qualified individual to lead our district.  Orange County Public schools…

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U.S. Chamber’s Dream Big Awards

On Monday, March 21st, the U.S. Chamber’s Dream Big Awards program officially opened for 2022 application submissions.  The annual awards celebrate the success of small businesses and highlight their contributions to America’s economic growth.  This year we will be collecting applications from small business owners through July 8, 2022.  We will…

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Celebration Among the Oaks spring festival returns to Oakland with helicopter Easter egg drop; new family experiences

OAKLAND, FL — The Town of Oakland’s Celebration Among the Oaks event is returning to bring the community together for a springtime festival with exciting new experiences. Now with an expanded footprint throughout the Historic Downtown area from VanderLey Park to the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center, families are…

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A Letter From The WOCC Chairman, J.T. McWalters

Happy Spring to everyone! As we close the first quarter of 2022, I’m hoping everyone is having a great start to the year. I’ve been enthusiastic about so many wonderful events I’ve been able to attend recently both professionally and personally. It truly feels like the resurgence of being together!…

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Orange County Clerk’s Office Extending Hours to Make It Easier to Get a Passport

Want to get away? We can help you get ready! The Orange County Clerk of Courts is making it easier for families to apply for their passports before the summer vacation season.   In addition to offering four convenient locations across Orange County, the Clerk’s Office is also extending hours at…

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Hembree Construction – Founded in 1979, joins the Community Trustees of the West Orange Chamber

Winter Garden, FL | March 9, 2022 – The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) adds a long-standing member of the business community, Hembree Construction, to the Community Trustee program.  Hembree’s true mission is complete customer satisfaction, their product is service and their strength is their reputation. These qualities make them…

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New & Renewed Members – February 2022

NEW MEMBERS COMMUNITY TRUSTEE AFFILIATES Matthew’s Hope Firm FoundationMatthew’s Hope Medical Home SUPPORTING TRUSTEE The Experience Christian Center EXCLUSIVE Rothman Orthopaedics ENHANCED USI InsuranceRemaginPremier Practice SolutionsCI GroupCrunchy TechCo-AdvantageClean Eatz Café – Winter GardenFloor Coverings InternationalPelican’s of OcoeeA.D. Solutions Orlando ELITE Chapman Hill Associates, Inc. EMERGING AlphaMed Revenue Solutions RENEWED MEMBERS…

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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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