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