Thursday Networking Group - West Orange Chamber
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West Orange Chamber of Commerce Facilitating Opportunity

Thursday Networking Group

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We are going Virtual – So let’s network!

In these ever-changing times, due to the pandemic, it is even more important to keep our businesses connected and in communication with one another.  Our Networking Groups have been and will remain virtual until the appropriate time to once again gather in person.

When not virtual, our Networking Groups have been set up to meet in key areas of the chamber’s overall footprint within West Orange. The Tuesday Group meets in Winter Garden, one of the Wednesday Groups meets in Ocoee, the newest group meets in Horizon West, and our Thursday Group meets in Dr. Phillips. Even though the groups meet within those areas, Enhanced Level members and above from any area my join one of those groups, if a spot is open.

This Group allows for one business per industry or specific segments within each industry. To find out if there is an opening for your business or to be added to the waitlist, please contact the volunteer group leader, Nazari Ansari of Workonomy Hub at Office Depot at  Nazia.Ansari@OfficeDepot.com

Our mission is to learn all about our members and their respective businesses and to help ‘Facilitate Opportunities’ to increase their businesses through referrals.

In light of all that has happened in regard to COVID-19, the networking group meetings are going Virtual until further notice.

Time:
This group has meetings the second and fourth Thursday of the month (except for holidays) from 8:00 am – 9:00 am.

For Specific Dates, please visit the WOCC Calendar.

Location: Dr. P. Phillips YMCA’s Meeting Room B, located at 7000 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819.

 

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Group Benefits

The West Orange Chamber is proud of its purpose of “facilitating opportunities” for all our members.  The purpose means different things for each business. However, some of our members prefer the smaller groups that our Networking Groups provide for relationship building.  If you prefer that as well, the group may be perfect for you.  They do require commitment to not only attending the weekly or bi-weekly meetings, yet also your willingness to not only receive referrals, yet also give.

The groups also allow for opportunities to present information about your products, services and industry knowledge.  In addition to referrals, you also will be able to able to demonstrate what you know to help other businesses and learn from others.

The Chamber Team also shares worthwhile information at each of these meetings in order to keep you up to date on opportunities to grow your business.

Let us help you expand your business by connecting you with other Chamber Member businesses who learn about you, your business and/or your product or service and share the information with others who need your product(s) or service(s).

We are limited to one (1) per industry, if you see your category is filled, let the Chamber Team identify other opportunities within the Chamber programming that will satisfy your business needs.  With multiple committees and events, you are sure to find many ways to participate and get the ROI out of your investment which keeps you coming back every year!

Group Members

  • C-Solutions
    COMPUTER SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS

    Ron Cervantes
    Owner
    407-256-8381
    Email | Website

  • Cathee Brady Catering
    CATERING EVENT PLANNING

    Grace Bryden
    Event Planner
    407-947-4036
    Email | Website

  • Community Health Centers
    NON PROFIT/HEALTHCARE

    Sandy Algarin
    (407) 905-8827
    Email | Website

  • Edward Jones
    FINANCIAL ADVISOR

    Cindy Palanka
    Financial Advisor
    (407) 968-3209
    Website

  • Embrace Families
    ADOPTION AGENCY

    Esma Dennis
    321-442-8487
    Email | Website

  • Florida Center For Hormones & Wellness
    PHYSICIANS/HORMONE THERAPY SKIN CARE / PRODUCTS

    Dr. John C. Carrozzella
    MD, ABAARM, FAARFM
    407-505-6456
    Email | Website

  • Harry Levine Insurance
    INSURANCE INSURANCE PROPERTY/CASUALTY

    Aleesia Pattie
    Commercial Insurance
    407-855-1000
    Email | Website

  • Imagine That Promo
    PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS MARKETING

    Marc Jablon
    Consultant
    321-418-6556
    Email | Website

  • OfficeDepot
    PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS MARKETING

    Nazia Ansari
    Coworking Manager
    407-248-1163
    Email | Website

  • Pammie's Sammies
    CATERING/RESTAURANTS

    Pam Thomas
    Owner
    (407) 730-3212
    Email | Website

  • Realty Executives
    REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE - COMMERCIAL

    Julie Grinder
    Realtor
    407-234-4163
    Email | Website

  • Ridge Masters Roofing
    ROOFING

    David Simpson
    Sales
    407-221-2795
    Email | Website

  • State Farm Insurance - Jo Barsh
    INSURANCE FINANCIAL SERVICES

    Jo Barsh
    Agent
    407-299-0301
    Email | Website

  • Stockworth Realty
    REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

    Rob Rahter
    Realtor
    407-497-4526
    Email | Website

  • Top Marks Accounting
    BOOKKEEPING

    Lydia Warmsly
    Owner/CEO
    (877) 220-1369
    Website

  • The Closing Agent / Barry Miller Law
    REAL ESTATE TITLE INSURANCE SERVICES

    Meredith Timulty
    Relations Manager
    407-398-6918
    Email | Website

  • We Are Not The Banks
    MORTGAGE LOANS MORTGAGE LOAN - ASSOCIATE

    Mike Orr
    Loan Originator
    407-223-6281
    Email | Website

  • Wells Fargo Bank N.A
    BANKS MORTGAGE LOANS

    Warren F. Brown
    Senior Business Banking Specialist
    321-653-6249
    Email | Website

Rules of the Group

Policies and Procedures for Tuesday, Wednesday, Horizon West and Thursday Groups

  • To be a member of a West Orange Chamber Networking Group, all members must in good-standing and at the Enhanced level membership and above.
  • A member who misses three consecutive Networking Group meetings may be asked to leave the group whether or not there is a waiting list for that particular industry.
  • Non-Chamber member attendees may attend three meetings within a consecutive two-month period.  If they do not join the Chamber after attending three meetings, they will not be invited to attend future meetings.
  • Members may only belong to one weekly or bi-weekly Chamber networking group at a time.
  • If a Chamber member wants to join a networking group that a visiting non-Chamber member wants to join, the Chamber member will have the right to that spot. The non-Chamber member attendee will not be able to hold that spot nor attend future meetings in that networking group. This rule applies even if the non-Chamber member visitor has not yet attended the three allotted meetings within the consecutive two-month period.
  • Only Chamber members will be permitted to make presentations at a Networking Group function.
  • Only Chamber members may introduce themselves in Networking Group and are restricted to talking exclusively about their company or companies they represent.
  • Shout outs can be made to Chamber, non-group members.

West Orange Chamber Staff Support

  • Chamber staff will provide non-members & prospective members with Chamber investment and membership information.
  • Issues that arise in the networking groups, which are not quickly resolved to everyone’s satisfaction, will be turned over to the Chamber staff for resolution.

An Emerging Level member may speak about the one-member business as part of this level of membership and within the designated industry provided to the Chamber. An Enhanced Level member may speak about their business in their second industry provided to the Chamber, as long as the second industry has been approved by the group administrator. (See additional guidelines below for speaking on a second industry).

An Elite Level member may speak about the two member\ businesses as part of this level of membership and within both of the designated industries (per business), provided by the Chamber, as long as the second industry has been approved by the group administrator.

Exclusive Level members may speak about up to four member businesses as part of this level of membership and within both designated industries (per business), provided by the Chamber, as long as the second industries have been approved by the group administrator.  The right to attend two different Networking Groups is only the right of the Elite or Exclusive level or Trustee level of membership as part of their additional membership(s) under different business names.

Additional Guidelines for Speaking on Second Industry

  • The group administrator will verify that the industry is official, available and that the member is an Enhanced, Elite, Exclusive or a Trustee member
  • If the industry is available and an official industry, then the group administrator will update the website to reflect two industries. At that point, the member will be able to speak on both industries during their 30 second elevator speech
  • The member may also opt to rotate their industries from session to session, rather than speaking about both in one session
  • The same rules will apply in the member’s group presentation in regard to their ability to speak on two industries, but not at two presentations unless they are Elite, Exclusive or Trustee members since they have more than one membership

The Tuesday, Wednesday and Horizon West groups allow for one business per industry or specific segments within each industry.  The Thursday group allows for two businesses per industry.  To find out if there is an opening for you or to be added to a waiting list, please contact Nazia.Ansari@OfficeDepot.com

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