West Orange Chamber Prestigious Awards

2009, 2012, 2015 Florida Chamber of the Year Award

The Chamber of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of WOCC on a wide range of achievements including advocacy, marketing, programming, and financial stability. The WOCC is a three-time winner of the FACP Chamber of the Year Award. The last time was in 2015. “I’m ecstatic,” said Stina D’Uva, President/CEO of the West Orange Chamber. “In a way, we have won this award three times in a row. Each chamber must wait three years after winning Chamber of the Year to re-submit. The entire Chamber membership deserves this award for embracing the Chamber’s purpose of ‘Facilitating Opportunity’ and continually demonstrating it. I am so very proud of this honor for our organization.”

WOCC Chairman’s Award

This award honors individuals who have given exceptional service to the chamber and the community during the previous year.

2021 – Commissioner Bakari Burns, City of Orlando

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Business Member of the Year Award

This award is given to a member business that has worked to enhance the business climate within the West Orange Community and has exceeded expectations in volunteer assignments

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The Mary Vandeventer Award, “The Spirit of West Orange”

This award is given to a woman who demonstrates excellence in her profession and inspires other women to succeed. She must contribute time and talent for the betterment of the West Orange community.

2021 – Lynetta Tipton Steed

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The Sam Hovsepian Award

This is given in memory of one of West Orange’s outstanding citizens the award goes to a man who “stands head and shoulders above the crowd” for contributions, service, and leadership in the community.

2021 – Commissioner Joseph McMullen, Town of Oakland

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Ambassador of the Year Award

This award is given in recognition of endless dedication, energy, and service to the West Orange Chamber of Commerce

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George Bailey Award

This award is given in recognition of demonstrated excellence in fostering partnerships for the benefit of the local community.

2021 Winner –  Joe Dunn

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Jerry Chicone Award

This award is given in recognition of establishing a philanthropic legacy for enhancing and improving our community

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Bert Roper Award

This award is given in recognition as a champion who has improved the well-being and quality of life of our community

2021 – West Orange Healthcare District

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Lifetime Director

The executive committee of the chamber upon due consideration of a board member’s accomplishments on behalf of the chamber may recommend a board member in good-standing for a lifetime director award.

A lifetime director receives complimentary membership for his/her lifetime, a plaque, his/her name added to the perpetual plaque, and is granted attendance to all board meetings, however is not permitted to vote. This does not preclude a lifetime director from being appointed to a voting seat on the board, but it shall not increase the set number of board seats as described in the by-laws.

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Lifetime Ambassador

The ambassador committee of the chamber upon due consideration of a chamber ambassador’s accomplishments on behalf of the chamber may recommend an ambassador in good-standing for a lifetime ambassador award.

A lifetime ambassador receives complimentary membership for his/her lifetime, a plaque, and his/her name added to the perpetual plaque.

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Lifetime Member

The executive committee of the chamber upon due consideration of a chamber member’s accomplishments on behalf of the chamber may recommend a chamber member in good-standing for a lifetime member award.

A lifetime member receives complimentary membership for his/her lifetime, a plaque, and his/her name added to the perpetual plaque.

Lifetime Members:

Danniel J. Petro – The Bright Future of West Orange

In recognition of entrepreneurial tenacity and steadfast determination that facilitates opportunity through investment in community and lifelong relationships that keeps our future bright

2021 – JoAnne Quarles

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Rising Star

This award is given to a company that is a stellar example of how to make the most of a Chamber Membership. The Rising Star Award goes to a company that does exactly what a new business to the Chamber needs to do to promote itself and get noticed