Thursday Networking Group

The Thursday Group meets in Dr Phillips. This Group does not limit number of businesses per industry or specific segments within each industry. For more information about visiting or to be added to the Thursday Networking Group Page, please contact the Group Administrator Jim Zeitschel of First National Bank of Mount Dora at jimzeitschel@gmail.com.

Every 2nd & 4th Thursday
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Dr. P. Phillips YMCA Family Center
7000 Dr. Phillips Blvd
Orlando FL 32819
Free

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).

This Group does not limit number of businesses per industry or specific segments within each industry. 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

Bayada Home Health Care

HOME HEALTH CARE/ ELDER CARE-GERIATRICS

Ashleigh Kleinschmidt

Client Services Manager

407-457-3508

Bailey Bleus

FOOD DISTRIBUTOR

Joan Bailey

Team Leader

407-923-1625

Bethany Christian Services

ORGANIZATIONS – NON-PROFIT

Katria Haynes-Jenkins

Executive Branch Director

407-877-4006

Bizzy Air

AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING

Jonathan Quiceno

Owner

407-579-5118

Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine

ADVERTISING AGENCY/PUBLISHING

Riccardo “Ricc” D’Anconia

Business Development Manager

407-449-2022 x 720

Computer Business Consultants

COMPUTERS – SALES AND SERVICE; TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTS

Haaris Khan

Account Associates

407-500-8324

DPS Design & Printing

PRINTERS

Ray Carter

Owner

407-704-2274

Dr. P Phillips YMCA Family Center

ORGANIZATIONS NON-PROFIT

Bobby Vereb

Operations Manager

407-351-9417

First National Bank of Mount Dora

BANKS

Jim Zeitschel

Production Manager

352-383-2111 x1033

Folio Real Estate and Property Management

REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE – COMMERCIAL

Melissa Duffy

Realtor

407-233-3060

The French Family Foundation

ORGANIZATIONS – NON-PROFIT

Heather Jukes

Board Member

440-563-8697

J. McLaughlin

RETAIL / WOMEN’S APPAREL & ACCESSORIES

Brittaney Jackson

Store Manager

689-267-3093

Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

ICE CREAM SHOPPE / RESTAURANTS – FROZEN TREATS

Kevin Lease

Area Manager

407-440-3460

Maventri

HUMAN RESOURCE CONSULTANT/MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Kira Colon

Human Resources & Operations Director

(877) 821-0439 x 3

Masterful Solutions

INSURANCE – HEALTH; INSURANCE – LIFE & DISABILITY

Roger Masterson

Co-Owner

407-844-6939

Nationwide Mortgage Advisors

MORTGAGE BROKER

Dalia Elbiherie

Senior Mortgage Broker/Manager

407-223-1772

New York Life – Dale Hodson

INSURANCE – LIFE & DISABILITY / INVESTMENT SERVICE

Dale Hodson

Agent

(407) 353-3537

On-time Web Design

WEB PAGE MARKETING & DESIGN / GRAPHIC DESIGN/WEB DEVELOPMENT

Mike Hasson

Owner/President

407-476-5932

Orlando Wealth Management

FINANCIAL PLANNING / INSURANCE – LIFE & DISABILITY

Dario Zapata

Financial Advisor

407-648-7022

Overture 55+ – Dr. Phillips

APARTMENTS / ASSISTED LIVING / INDEPENDENT / MEMORY CARE FACILITY

Barbara Buzzell

Community Manager

407-775-4731

Pence Financial Group

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Paula Soares

LPL Financial Advisor

407-909-1033

PrimeLending

MORTGAGE BROKER/MORTGAGE LOANS

Heather Jukes

Loan Originator

440-563-8697

ReCOURSE Fitness

PERSONAL TRAINER

Mike Morgan

Owner

407-506-6260

Southwest Orlando Eye Care

PHYSICIANS – OPTOMETRISTS MEDICAL

Shelly Pagan

Vision Therapy Coordinator

407-271-8931

Stockworth Realty

REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

Rob Rahter

Realtor

407-497-4526

Valley Bank

BANKS

Jenny Du Burg

Personal Banker

407-581-5420

Rules

West Orange Chamber Networking Groups Policies and Procedures

✔️ To be a member of a West Orange Chamber Networking Group, all members must be in good standing and at the Enhanced level of membership and above.

✔️ Regular Attendance to this group is crucial to grow and foster the relationships that are mutually beneficial in a group like this. A member who misses two consecutive Networking Group meetings may be asked to leave the group whether or not there is a waiting list for that particular industry. If you are a member looking to join this group you must attend two meetings in a row to be placed on the wochamber Thursday Networking group page.

✔️  Substitutions are permitted when the designated representative is unable to attend; substitute must be from the same business.

✔️  Non-Chamber member attendees may attend one meeting as a guest. If they do not join the Chamber after attending one meeting, they will not be invited to attend future meetings. Admins will send contact information for these guests to Membership Sales Manager and Chamber liaison. Admins will also track guests on their attendance Google Docs.

✔️  All Chamber members may visit each group once a year and introduce themselves to the group.

✔️  Members may only belong to one weekly or bi-weekly Chamber networking group at a time.

✔️  Only Chamber members of the group will be permitted to make presentations at a Networking Group function.

✔️  Group members should refrain from speaking about events or business projects which involve non-members.

✔️ Shout outs can be made to Chamber, non-group members.

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 members\ 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.

West Orange Chamber Staff Support

✔️  Chamber staff will provide 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.