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

Wednesday 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, Tom Sheldon of Any Lab Test Now at  tsheldon@anylabtestnow.com

Our mission is to learn all about our members and their respective businesses 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.

Our meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of the month (except for holidays) from 8-9 am at Fairfield Inn Ocoee. 10971 W Colonial Dr, Ocoee, FL 34761 **In month’s with a fifth Wednesday, see Upcoming Topics for location

 

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Upcoming Topics

Wednesday, January 20

We will have 3 fantastic speakers for this meeting.  Each speaker will have 5 minutes to present their company, 5 mins for Q&A/Open discussion and provide us with information on what a good referral looks like for them.

  1.  Pam Birdsong – Proforma Albrecht & Co.
  2.  Chris Sapp – Suzi Carr Realty
  3.  Denise Fisher – Aflac

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

  • Abounding Health
    ORGANIZATIONS - NON-PROFIT

    Jason Cannon
    727-412-3388
    Email | Website

  • Advance Chiropractic PLLC
    CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN

    Dr. Paolo Wong
    407-233-4749
    Email | Website

  • AFLAC
    INSURANCE - SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE - LIFE & DISABILITY

    Denise Fisher
    407-325-8722
    Email | Website

  • American IT Solutions
    STAFFING COMPANY TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANTSy

    Tom Steeves
    866-343-9419 # 109
    Email | Website

  • Any Lab Test Now
    HEALTH CARE MEDICAL LAB

    Tom Sheldon
    407-930-8200
    Email | Website

  • Baldwin Fairchild Cemeteries & Funeral Home
    FUNERAL HOMES

    Erik Oller
    407-656-2233
    Email | Website

  • BizCenter USA
    OFFICE SUITES

    Viviane Bispo
    407-634-6000
    Email | Website

  • Cannonfire Photography
    PHOTOGRAPHY PHOTO FINISHING

    Jason Cannon
    727-412-3388
    Email | Website

  • Code Ninjas
    EDUCATION

    Eileen Lamb
    407-618-0031
    Website

  • Edward Jones
    FINANCIAL ADVISOR

    Bruce Young
    407-654-4915
    Email | Website

  • ERB and Young Insurance
    INSURANCE PROPERTY/CASUALTY

    Matt Ekberg
    321-234-1690
    Email | Website

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Ocoee
    HOTELS RENTAL HALL FACILITY


    407-573-1010
    Website

  • FastSigns
    SIGNS

    Frank Adam
    407-770-1500
    Email | Website

  • Finesto Property Management
    PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

    Tommy Geeraert
    407-232-4383
    Email | Website

  • FLB Systems
    MEDICAL BILLING MEDICAL

    Carl Visser
    407-446-3621
    Email | Website

  • Forefront Architecture and Engineering
    ARCHITECTS

    Todd Drennan
    888-850-3323
    Email | Website

  • Homewatch by Calvert
    HOME WATCH CONCIERGE SERVICES

    Jeff Calvert
    407-968-2498
    Website

  • KR and Company
    TAX AND FINANCIAL CONSULTANT INSURANCE - INVESTMENT

    Kathleen Roat, EA, CFP
    407- 999-2551
    Email | Website

  • Law Offices of Ginger R Lore, PA
    ATTORNEYS

    Ginger Lore
    407-574-4704
    Email | Website

  • Mortgage Solutions of Central Florida
    MORTGAGE LOANS

    Linda Osterberg
    407-467-4844
    Email | Website

  • PROforma Albrecht & Company
    MARKETING/PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

    Pam Birdsong
    407-376-2292
    Email | Website

  • Release Your Unconscious
    "SPEAKER - PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT TRAINING-PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT "

    Chris Baker
    330-414-6566
    Email | Website

  • Ruth Burton Hair Designer
    HAIR SALONS

    Ruth Burton
    407-376-4993
    Email | Website

  • Senior Care Authority
    SENIOR LIVING ELDER CARE/GERIATRICS

    John Henry
    407-917-9027
    Email | Website

  • Shaklee
    HEALTH AND NUTRITION PRODUCTS SKIN CARE / PRODUCTS

    Nancy Brown
    407- 656-6417
    Email | Website

  • Smart Fitness
    FITNESS TRAINING - PERSONAL

    Andrew Noble
    407-877-4044
    Email | Website

  • Southwest Orlando Eye Care
    PHYSICIANS - OPTOMETRISTS MEDICAL

    Dr. John Nowell
    407-281-8931
    Email | Website

  • Shane Swan Insurance Agency
    INSURANCE FINANCIAL SERVICES

    Shane Swan
    407-452-0124
    Email | Website

  • Stewart Title
    TITLE INSURANCE SERVICES

    Christine Gabriel
    352-241-0766
    Email | Website

  • Stratus Roofing
    ROOFING

    Michael Hijada
    407-902-5773
    Email | Website

  • Suzi Karr Realty
    REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE - CONSULTANTS

    Chris Sapp
    407-574-1002
    Email | Website

  • Textures by Blue Sky, Inc.
    HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR - GENERAL

    Dianne Miller
    407-999-7900
    Email | Website

  • The Mall at Millenia
    SHOPPING MALL RETAIL

    Nadia Ratay
    407-363-5338
    Email | Website

  • The Orlando Law Group
    ATTORNEYS

    Jarrod Etheridge
    407-512-4394
    Email | Website

  • Titan Air Conditioning & Heating
    AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING

    Jason Tiner
    863-605-9730
    Email | Website

  • Travel Advisors Group - Dream Vacations
    TRAVEL AGENCIES TRAVEL AGENCIES-CRUISES

    Richard Johnson
    321-213-9711
    Email | Website

  • TRUIST Bank
    BANKS

    Mauricio Castilla
    407-287-4273
    Email | Website

  • Vitality Bowls
    RESTAURANTS - FAST CASUAL CATERING

    Harold Gattereau
    407-906-9312
    Email | Website

  • VU Window Treatments by Verticals Unlimited
    WINDOW TREATMENTS

    Cheryl Bellhouse
    407-295-5200
    Email | Website

  • We Are Winter Garden
    ADVERTISING: MARKETING SOCIAL MEDIA

    Tricia Wiles
    321-418-6533
    Email | Website

  • Webb Adams
    BUSINESS CONSULTANT

    Ray Watts
    443-538-6833
    Email | Website

  • Windermere Collision Center
    AUTOMOTIVE - BODY AND PAINTING

    Rupali Ramsammy
    407-554-2228
    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 be in good-standing and at the Enhanced level of 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 one meeting. If they do not join the Chamber after attending one meeting, they will not be invited to attend future meetings.
  • All Chamber members may visit each group once a year and introduce themselves to 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.

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.

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

“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 the Group Administrator.”

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