West Orange County, FL – On January 27, 2023, The West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) will be honoring the outstanding people and businesses in the West Orange community at their Big Orange Awards.  The event will take place at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts; sponsored by Platinum Sponsor Walt Disney World Resorts, and Presenting Sponsor Orlando Health.  Other sponsors include AdventHealth, Duke Energy, and The Foundation for a Healthier West Orange.  The event will include a fun-filled interactive reception, a phenomenal dinner, and a celebration of outstanding individuals and businesses in the West Orange Community. 

All of the award winners were announced at the Chamber’s Member Celebration Brunch in December, except for the Small and Big Businesses Member of Year.  The 2022 Award recipients are: 

Bert Roper Award – Shepherd’s Hope

George Bailey Award – Kristi Gomen

The Spirit of West Orange, the Mary VanDeventer Award – Landra Wormack

Sam Hovsepian Award – Jim Forrester

Chairman’s Award – Mayor Kathy Stark, and Rob Frank, City of Ocoee Manager

Danniel J. Petro – The Bright Future of West Orange Award – Simon T. Bailey

The Small Business Member of the Year – Computer Business Consultants

The Big Business Member of the Year – Thermo King of the Southeast

The Lifetime Ambassador Award – Jim Densmore


About West Orange Chamber of Commerce

Founded in 1972, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC) serves as the leading business advocate in Central Florida by advancing community, collaboration, and leadership for its 1,000 member businesses. Learn more on how the Wet Orange Chamber of Commerce can help grow your business, by visiting wochamber.com/grow-with-us/.