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2009 Community Trustees

May 2009

Ace Hardware BankFIRST Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Bright Future Electric, LLC Castle & Cooke DeWitt Excavating DRB Benefits Group EMBARQ First Commercial Bank of Florida Fishback, Dominick, Bennett, Stepter, Ardaman, Ahlers, Bolton & Langley, LLP GrayRobinson, P.A. Health Central Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed, P.A. Manheim Orlando Miller, South & Milhausen, P.A. PrismOne Group, LLC Progress Energy Regions Bank The Middlesex Companies Walt Disney World Company

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Purchase your tickets in advance and skip the lines SPECIAL CHAMBER MEMBER OFFER purchase 10 tickets and get TWO FREE!!! Call 407-656-1304 to purchase tickets or stop by the Chamber office. $31.00 pp in advance - $41.00pp day of the event Visit www.wochamber.com for a list of participating food vendors.


Chairman’s Message

West Orange Chamber

Dr. Diane Trees, 2009 Chamber Chairman University of Central Florida

Board of Directors Joe Alarie A. Kurt Ardaman David Billsborough Comm. Scott Boyd Mayor Gary Bruhn Comm. Bob Buchanan Samir Burshan Debbie Clements Jim Densmore Louis Fazio, Jr. Rob Frank Ron Garrison Bob Gosselin Chesta Hembrooke Bob Hennen Randy June Julie Kleffel Star Kraschinsky Anette Luck

Last month, I asked Chamber members to share experiences or examples of strategies or philosophies they have implemented in their businesses that might help other chamber members in these difficult times. Two recurring themes emerged from some of the reading I have done. Although they may appear simple and just a matter of common sense, it is amazing how it is sometimes the simplest things that do make a difference. First of all, stay optimistic regardless of the positive or negative aura of the economy. The impression of confidence and belief in your business projects onto your customers and may influence their purchasing choices. Second, stay connected with the community through networking events and volunteer opportunities. You may not have instant results or referrals with your networking efforts but you are building relationships. As for giving back to the community, I truly believe this will always come back to you many times over. Speaking of networking events, the West Orange Chamber presents its seventh annual Best Fest, “The Taste of West Orange” on Thursday, May 14th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This year’s Best Fest featuring food vendors and business vendors will be held at “The Exchange” in the parking area down from Best Buy at Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves. Exhibitor booth space is limited, so please take this opportunity to introduce your business to more than 1,000 prospective clients and customers. Please call the Chamber office today and reserve your spot. Tickets are available in advance for $31.00 or available for $41.00 at the door, rain or shine. I especially thank BlueCross BlueShield of Florida as our presenting sponsor. I also personally thank DRB Benefits Group, EMBARQ, Progress Energy, Winter Garden Village, Alarie Design Associates, Central Florida Lifestyles Publications, DeWitt Excavating, Floor to Ceiling, Health Central, Historic Downtonw Merchants Guild of Winter Garden, Nelson Tents & Events, Southwest Orlando Bulletin, and The West Orange Times. Thank you for your confidence in the Chamber. I look forward to seeing you at Best Fest. Diane Trees

John McReynolds Jeff Milhausen Dan Petro Kitty Phillips Representative Stephen Precourt Russ Salerno Paul Sexton Dianne Southwell Mayor Kathy Stark Lynetta Steed David Sylvester Jim Thomas Dr. Diane Trees Chairman Michael Waldrop

Committee Corner by Lauren Wolf When you make the decision to join a committee at the West Orange Chamber, you become incredibly valuable to the daily operations of the Chamber. The Events Committee is one that does not meet on a regular basis, but when we do, this committee truly becomes an integral link to how our events become reality. Bottom line, I am the Chamber employee responsible for our premier events, but it is the ideas and the volunteers from this committee that truly structure the events themselves. Your input and hard work are invaluable and keeps me on course to a successful event. Best Fest “The Taste of West Orange” would be next to impossible to put on with out the hard work and determination of our members. There would not be enough time in a day for me and our team to do everything that needs to happen to make this event the success that it is, if not for our events committee. You are sincerely appreciated and your ideas are taken into consideration with every event we do. If you have not yet made a decision to join a committee, I hope you will take into consideration on joining the Events Committee. I promise to put you to work.


TRUSTEE SPOTLIGHT BankFIRST is a Central Florida community bank.  Since its founding in 1989 as a state-chartered, federally insured commercial bank, over the past twenty years BankFIRST has grown its assets to over $600 million. BankFIRST was founded with a specific mission in mind – to serve as the premier community bank for small business in Central Florida. BankFIRST has developed a well deserved reputation as an innovator within the financial community; a leader in providing the highest level of quality service and social responsibility within our local community. At BankFIRST we know that it’s not a single-file, onesize-fits-all kind of world. The BankFIRST ways – serve Main Street not Wall Street, maintain strong capital ratios to provide a safe and sound banking environment and continue to provide our communities with credit availability during difficult times. Julie Kleffel, Senior Vice President and Commercial Sales Leader for BankFIRST as well as the Area President for the bank’s Winter Garden office is a recognizable face in the West Orange Community. She is actively involved in several community organizations. She is an Executive Director and the immediate Past Chairman for the West Orange Chamber of Commerce as well as the past Treasurer and Human Resources Chairman for the organization. She also serves as a Director and President of the West Orange Committee of One Hundred and One as well as the past Treasurer for the organization. Julie also serves on the board of directors for the Roper YMCA and the Oakland Park Foundation. Julie has been an active Junior Achievement volunteer for many years. Bright Future Electric, LLC, is a full service electrical contractor. They currently have four locations, three in Florida and one in Alabama. In Florida Bright Future is located in Orlando, which services all of Central Florida; Destin, which services North Florida and the Panhandle. In Alabama, they are located in Birmingham which services North and Central Alabama. Bright Future Electric, LLC is a company that has emerged from the 80 plus years of combined leadership experience of their owners, Dan Petro, Allen McCain, and Roger Scroggins. All three are held in high regard within the electrical industry and the communities they service. With the vast array of knowledge and experience, it is no accident that Bright Future Electric has had unprecedented growth in the two year and without a doubt is a major player in the industry. Dan Petro is very involved in the West Orange Community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the West Orange Chamber of Commerce and the Health Alliance. In the past, Petro has served as Chairman of the Health Central Foundation, West Orange Political Alliance and the West Orange Committee of 101. He is an active Winter Garden Rotarian and continues to assist with many other foundations and boards. Petro is proud to call the West Orange area his home.

AMBASSADOR ACCOLADES & ANTICS The Ambassadors recently participated in the following events: RIBBON CUTTINGS Gracie’s Bone Appetit’ 57 N. Lakeview Avenue, Winter Garden Holiday Inn Express 7474 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando Gandolfo’s NY Deli 16106 Marsh Road, #101, Winter Garden Cantina Laredo 8000 Via Dellagio Way, Orlando The Woodhouse Day Spa 8060 Via Dellagio Way, #102, Orlando S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange 9401 W. Colonial Drive, #106, Ocoee (West Oaks Mall) ANNIVERSARY Scooter’s Car Wash (1st) 12728 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden MEMBER OF THE MONTH Bernie Durgin March 2009

Requiem for Recession or More Misery? An Economic Outlook. Sponsored by University of Central Florida Wednesday, June 3rd 11:30am - 1:00pm Valencia Community College West Campus Special Events Center Join us for a provocative conversation on the economic climate for our community presented by Dr. Sean Snaith, Director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at the University of Central Florida.


New March Members 2009 ACCOUNTING Byrd Accounting Ted Bart (407) 656-5400 www.byrdaccounting.biz

FINANCIAL ADVISORS Raymond James & Associates Richard Smith (407) 721-0434 www.raymondjames.com

ATTORNEYS Law Office of Eric S. Mashburn, P.A. Eric Mashburn (407) 656-1576 www.will-lawyer.com

HEALTH AND NUTRITION PRODUCTS Nancy Miller/Indp Mrktr. The Trump Network Nancy Miller (352) 989-4842

Ryan Mitchell, P.A. Ryan Mitchell (407) 595-0713 www.lawofficeofryanmitchell. com

HEALTH AND WELLNESS Ardyss International Fillicia Johnson (321) 278-5824 www.ardyss.com

BEAUTY SALONS Sport Clips, Inc. Bekki Lindenberger (407) 654-5220 www.sportclips.com

Jai Li Aesthetic & Wellness Mina Wunderlich (321) 281-8010 www.jai-li.com

BUILDERS/CONTRACTORS/ DEVELOPERS Holiday Builders Kelli Crisan (863) 259-9346 www.holidaybuilders.com CANDLES Scentsy Barbara Ramos (407) 595-8246 www.scentsy.com/orlando CONSULTANT- STRATEGIC & CREATIVE FACILITATOR Florida Customer Service Institute Richard Randolph (407) 668-6468 www.floridacsi.com DAY SPA The Woodhouse Day Spa Allison Murphy (407) 965-3131 www.orlando.woodhousespas. com

Learn to Learn of Central Florida, Inc. Dean Fresonke (407) 275-5550 www.learntolearn.com/orlando OFFICE EQUIPMENT COPIERS/FACSIMILES/ TYPEWRITER Toshiba Business Solutions Leonor Moore (407) 362-7505 www.tbsfl.toshiba.com PET STORES Gracie’s Bone Appetit Stacy Flemister (407) 654-6169 www.justgracies.com PHYSICIANS ONCOLOGIST Central Florida Cancer Institute Vaughn Hopson (407) 601-7993 www.cfcancerinst.com

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PHYSICIANS PLASTIC SURGEON Nova Cosmetic Centers Heather Jahangani (407) 226-0609 www.novacosmeticcenter.com REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES Kitty Hutt Southern Heritage Realty Kitty Hutt (407) 491-4798 www.centralfloridahomesonline. com REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT West Orange Business Center, LLC Joe Schwartz (386) 760-2555 www.winston-james.com REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE JTS Commercial Properties Tracy Seebach (407) 296-2979 www.metrobusinesssuites.com

RENTAL HALL FACILITY Wild West Jaime Garcia (407) 947-5235 www.wildwestocoee.com RESTAURANTS Cantina Laredo Freddy Magana (407) 345-0186 www.cantinalaredo.com Gandolfo’s NY Deli David Hayes (407) 654-3354 gandolfosflorida.com Kabbab House Simo Soaf (407) 704-7830 www.kabbabhouse.com SALES TRAINING Sandler Training Jim Kearns (407) 719-2250 TANNING SALON Image Sun Marla Tadlock (407) 446-9852 www.imagesun.com


Renewed Members March 2009 ASSOCIATE Joanne Kostantinidis

COMMUNITY CENTER Roper YMCA Family Center

AUTOMOBILE REPAIR/ SUPPLIES Pro Auto

CONCRETE CONTRACTORS ConTech Construction Corporation

AUTOMOTIVE PARTS Budget Auto Parts of Orlando, Inc. BANKS CenterState Bank Central Florida, N.A.

CONSULTING On-Purpose Partners, LLC CONTRACTOR - GENERAL Southern Building Services, Inc.

HOME BUILDERS/ DEVELOPER Taylor Morrison HOTELS Rosen Centre Hotel MORTGAGE LOANS Windermere Mortgage Company ORGANIZATIONS - HEALTH (NON-PROFIT) Health Alliance Family Care Center

CATERING Caribbean Sunshine Bakery & Restaurants

DENTIST All Aspects Dental Bella Dente Fine Dentistry BR Dental

CELLULAR TELEPHONES Verizon Wireless

DENTIST - ORTHODONTIST Champion Orthodontics

CHURCHES Church of the Messiah

GLOBAL OUTSOURCING McHenry Consulting Inc.

CITIES & TOWNS City of Ocoee City of Orlando

GOLF CENTER MetroWest Golf Club

PHYSICIANS PLASTIC SURGEON Nova Cosmetic Centers

GREETING CARDS CUSTOM Send Out Cards

REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE Windsor Realty Group, Inc.

CLEANING SERVICES High Intensity Commercial Cleaning MOC Services

ORGANIZATIONS NON-PROFIT Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, Inc.

RECYCLING CENTER Robert Wallick Associates, Inc.

RESTAURANTS Bonefish Grill Carmela’s of Brooklyn McDonald’s Of Winter Garden Panera Bread Subway - W. Colonial Tambora’s Grill Cafe RETAIL Wal Mart ROOFING Talco Construction, LLC SCHOOLS - PRESCHOOL StarChild Academy SHIPPING & BUSINESS COMMUNICATION CENTER The UPS Store SHOE REPAIR Custom Shoe Repair & Dry Cleaners TELECOMMUNICATIONS AT&T TIMESHARE DEVELOPER Island One Resorts WASTE MANAGEMENT Waste Management Inc. of Florida

Meeting of the Minds by Stina D’Uva Special thanks go to Holiday Inn Express for providing refreshments and a brand new meeting space for April’s attendees that represented franchise owners. For the month of May, the Chamber will be searching its database and inviting a wide range of members. Meeting of the Minds for May will take place on Friday, May 29th 2009 at Panera Bread on Sand Lake Road in Dr. Phillips. Join us and receive a complimentary cup of coffee provided by Panera Bread. As we do each month, we will take this informal opportunity to learn what keeps our member businesses up at night and see if there are some answers to their concerns.

Rick Rocha owner 407-466-3136 Studio Opening Fall 2008 NOW Booking Events! www.clixorlando.com


Photo Gallery Parking Lot Expansion Project

The West Orange Chamber is close to having a finished expanded parking lot. Special thanks go to the City of Winter Garden, June Engineering, DeWitt Excavating, Bright Future Electric, Arbor Crest Landscape & Irrigation, and The Middlesex Corporation. The parking lot should be completed at the beginning of May with additional lighting and enhanced landscaping. Check the next edition of the newsletter for more information.

April Business After Hours The West Orange Chamber of Commerce recently held Business After Hours on April 16, 2009 at Cantina Laredo, a new restaurant in Dr. Phillips. Pictured are Chamber President Stina D’Uva and Freddy Magana, General Manager of Cantina Laredo.

Leadership West Orange Leadership West Orange Class of 2009 spent the day touring different educational facilities in West Orange County. The Class started the day visiting Maxey Elementary, Westside Tech, Valencia Community College, Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy – a part of the School of Film and Digital Media at the University of Central Florida and Edgewood Children’s Ranch. Meeting of the Minds Franchise Owners Meeting of the Minds was held at the new Holiday Inn Express. Lively discussion about the benefits of franchise ownership and idea sharing were enjoyed by all. Featured from left to right, Richard Randolph, Susan Fortini, Kevin DiLauri, Gayle Pryor, Ken Kueker, Kay Behrens, Bekki Lindenberger, & Brendon Thomas.

Front row pictured left to right: Betsey Bell, Anna Long, Heather Maloney, Jolynn Haven, Janelle Resnick, Rebekah Phillip, Kitty Phillips, Tamara Gilliard and June Torres. Back row pictured left to right: Greg Ohe, Skip Brown, Robert Stuart, Jr. Chris Bauman, Thomas Toole, Samuel Davis, Jr., and J. Giffin Chumley.


WEST ORANGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SMALL BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Small Business Development Team Lunch and Learn Seminar Series

We understand that your marketing dollars are limited, yet know that you need opportunities to set yourself apart from the crowd. The West Orange Chamber has developed sponsorships just for Small Businesses. All sponsors will be listed in the WOCC Calendar of Events, Upcoming Events in our newsletter and our official Web site.

A sold out crowd attended the “Social Networking” Lunch and Learn session. Look for upcoming sessions on:

Door Prizes There are many opportunities for you and your company The New Tax Laws – Marketing - E-Commerce - Quicken/QuickBooks to receive name recognition by donating door prizes to our These chamber member benefit sessions provide members with the various events. Examples: gift baskets, gift certificates and event, theme related items. latest info from the pros who know!! Watch for the dates of these wonderful informative events and RSVP quickly to save your spot.

CHAMBER CHATTER City of Winter Garden takes top awards: The City of Winter Garden

was the recipient of many international and national awards recently.

Top category winner for Special Purpose Website which provides property and demographic data, for www.wintergardenflprospector. com. The Finance Department received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, for the fifth time. The City of Winter Garden also earned 2 national awards; 1st place Savvy for Printed Publications External Newsletter and for the city’s Web site in the Marketing Tools for Economic Development category. Locally, City Hall won top honors in 2008 Orange County Design Excellence and Tanner Hall, which is owned and operated by the city, was reviewed as one of the area’s top reception sites. Winter Garden Village at Fowlers Groves was the winner of the Best Retail Project award Knox Nursery, a local grower of bedding plants since 1962 has recently opened its retail division. Now, local residents and businesses can enjoy the same products purchased by wholesalers. It is a perfect time to spruce up your homes and businesses with their beautiful assortment of flowers, trees and more. Hours of operation for retail are Thursday, Friday and Sunday 8-5pm and Saturday 8-6pm at 940 Avalon Road in Winter Garden. Congratulations to Winter Garden Rotarian Lisa Bennett, of Windsor Realty, who was awarded the 2008 Rotarian of the Year for Rotary International District 6980 which is composed of 45 clubs found in five counties - Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter with a total membership of just under 2300. Congratulations to Cara Hennen for being nominated for Non Rotarian - Rotarian of the year for Rotary International District 6980. You’re invited to Barker Specialty’s 2009 Annual Open House on Thursday, May 28th, from 9:00 am – 4:00pm. They are located at 215 Celebration Place, Suite 115 Celebration, FL 34747. Refreshments will be served! Please RSVP@barkerorlando.com

ElectronicWest OrangeWeekly (E-WOW) $75 “Electronic West Orange Weekly” or E-WOW is our Chamber’s weekly e-mails put into one weekly blast that a Chamber member may sponsor. This will give the E-WOW sponsor the awesome chance to get their name out and include a 25 words or less synopsis about their business or promotion, a link to their web address and reach over 1,000 members! Hot Topics Sponsor $50 This sponsorship awards the sponsor, name & logo placement on invitations. Invitations will be distributed by fax and e-mail. The day of the event the sponsor will be given an opportunity to address the attendees. Power Networking Sponsor $50 This sponsorship awards the sponsor, name & logo placement on invitations. Invitations will be distributed by fax and e-mail. The day of the event the sponsor will be given an opportunity to address the attendees and participate. “Chamber Connection” New Member Orientation Sponsor $100 This sponsorship awards the sponsor, name & logo placement on invitations. Invitations will be distributed by mail, fax and e-mail. The day of the event the sponsor will be given an opportunity to address the attendees. To take advantage of these limited opportunities, please contact Chris at the Chamber Office at 407-656-1304 ext 0 or ceckert@wochamber.com.


Best Fest “The Taste of West Orange” Silent Auction

Take a chance to bid and win on our very special Silent Auction to be held during Best Fest. Featuring: • Two Nights Deluxe Accommodations at The RitzCarlton Orlando, Grand Lakes including two Spa Experiences. Value $1,100.00 • West Orange Chamber of Commerce Gourmet Wine Pairing Dinner for Six at Roy’s Orlando, Five course dinner. Value $750.00 • 4/day-3/night getaway at The Cove On Ormond Beach in Ormond Beach, Florida in a two-bedroom condo villa on the beach of the Atlantic Ocean. Value $700.00

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Economic Development Committee Update by Stina D’Uva At the April Meeting of the Economic Development Committee of the WOCC, Kelley Teague, Public Affairs Director for Metroplan Orlando spoke on the issue of long range planning for transportation. She explained the history and future of transportation planning in Central Florida. The main focus of presentation was the benefits of commuter rail in Central Florida, SunRail. As of this printing, SB 1212 was introduced on the Senate Floor for its 3rd reading. Unfortunately, time ran out and the matter was withdrawn without a vote. It is hopeful that the bill will be reintroduced on the last day of session, Friday, May 1st. Paul Sexton, committee chairman, and stakeholders in Horizon West (HW) are participating in meetings facilitated by Commissioner Scott Boyd. The purpose of these stakeholder gatherings is to determine the missing pieces of the infrastructure in HW, filling in those gaps and ultimately determining target industries for this economic development center for West Orange. Among the topics discussed, were the expansion plans of Valencia Community College, a 155 acre site that will one day house 15-16,000 students has already been purchased. The next meeting will focus on the specific road, sewer, water and other infrastructure issues presented by the various departments.

Commit”teasers” Governmental Affairs Monday, May 11th 8:00 – 9:00am Chamber Office Economic Development Committee Friday, May 15th 8:00 – 9:00am Guest Speaker: Mike Bollhoefer, City Manager & Kim Dawson, Film Producer “Letters to God”. Winter Garden City Hall Commission Chambers Small Business Development Team Tuesday, May 19th 9:15 – 10:00am Chamber Office Membership Committee Wednesday, May 20th 8:30 – 9:30am Chamber Office Education Committee No Meeting West Orange Young Professionals No meeting


Legislative Position Paper Update At the February 2009 meeting, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors adopted the 2009 Legislative Position Paper. The Chamber, through various committees, reviewed upcoming and hot issues that are being discussed during the 2009 Legislative session. This information was provided to the Governmental Affairs committee and the recommendations were developed in the position paper that was later adopted by the board. The positions contained with in the paper covered a wide range of issues from transportation funding to economic development initiatives. As of the newsletter print date, the 2009 Legislative Session was close to ending. Below is a review of some of our positions and where they stand at press date. The West Orange Chamber supports… ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HB 73 & SB 852 Expedited Process for Economic Development Projects. This legislation designates “Mike McHugh Act”. It requires DEP and Water Management Districts to adopt programs to expedite processing of permits for certain economic development projects. As of 4/23/09 the Florida House approved HB 73 and SB 852 was placed on the Special Order Calendar in the Senate. EDUCATION The permanent school wide average amending the Class Size Reduction Amendment requirement. This revision would make the Class Size Reduction Amendment more flexible and less detrimental to the budget. Florida House Education Policy Council approved HJR 919, which would allow flexibility in the class size constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2002. As of 4/23/09 The Florida House passed the HJR 919, and matching Senate bill SJR1828 is in the Senate Policy & Steering Committee on Ways and Means. INSURANCE Legislation that stabilizes the property insurance market and providing more affordable and available hurricane insurance to Florida’s business owners. As of 4/23/09 – SB 1950 is on the Senate Special Order Calendar and HB 1495 is awaiting to be read on the House Floor. Legislation that fights to maintain the landmark workers’ compensation reforms and plaintiff attorney’s fee caps that have reduced workers’ compensation costs for Florida employers. Florida House approved HB 903 on 3/31/09. The bill was amended to conform with SB 2072 by Sen. Richter. As of 4/23/09 - SB 2072 passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate General Government Appropriations committee but with many amendments that reduce the effectiveness of lowering worker’s compensation insurance costs. The bill has been placed on the Senate Calendar for a second reading on the Senate Floor. JUVENILE JUSTICE Any legislation stating that the court has exclusive power to determine appropriate dispositions of juvenile offenders. As of 4/23/09, HB 173 was scheduled for a second reading on the House floor. TRANSPORTATION Maintaining construction dollar funding for the widening of S.R. 50 between Avalon Road and S.R. 429 in the 5 year work plan and include construction funding for the section from S.R. 429 to Good Homes Road. This project is an economic stimulus for business in West Orange County. As of 4/23/09, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was signed by President Obama on February 17, 2009. As part of the ARRA, federal funds are being provided to pay for needed transportation improvements in Florida while providing jobs and other economic benefits. The construction of S.R. 50 in Winter Garden (from Avalon Road to S.R. 429) is one of the improvement projects that will be funded by this legislation. The S.R. 50 project includes widening and reconstructing the existing five-lave rural roadway to a six-lane urban divided roadway with a raised 30 foot wide median and sidewalks.

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME, THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME! These chamber member businesses would be happy to assist in making your home a private refuge. Whether inside/outside or both, treat your home to a makeover. It can increase value not only in the market but enable you to create your own sanctuary. We all need a touch up now and then and NOW is the time!! APPLIANCE SALES/ SERVICE Aggressive Appliances Jerry Jaskot (407) 295-4489 www.aggressiveappliances. com CARPET CLEANING First Impressions Carpet Cleaning Inc. Kurt Gilbertson (407) 299-1770 www.firstimpressionspro.com

Floor to Ceiling/Winter Garden Rich Briggs (407) 877-0070 www.floortoceiling.com Floors Direct Celeste Carr (407) 654-9297 www.FloorsDirectFl.com SCS Hardwood Floors, Inc. Leonard Beverly (407) 297-1884 www.scshardwoodfloors.net

CLEANING SERVICES Alicia’s Cleaning Service Alicia Latchman (407) 860-3580

HANDYMAN SERVICES Bob’s Handyman Service Bob Buchanan (407) 656-2646

Classic Care Of America Eileen Neumayer (407) 877-9300 www.classiccareofamerica.com

Everything Home Services, LLC Tom Piotrowski (407) 488-8820 www.everythinghomeservices. com

High Intensity Commercial Cleaning Jim Reagan (407) 654-9601 Molly Maid of West Orange and South Lake Counties Steve Hoffman (407) 877-0184 www.mollymaid.com/fl/westorangesouthlake Vanguard Cleaning Systems John Long (407) 373-6058 www.vanguardcleaning.com ENVIRONMENTAL- CONSULTING Biosphere Consulting, Inc. James Thomas (407) 656-8277 www.biosphereNursery.com FLOOR COVERING COMPANIES DL Flooring David Lindenauer (407) 353-5293 Floor to Ceiling/Orlando Rich Briggs (407) 999-2205 www.floortoceiling.com

Mr. Handyman Jennifer Gillon (407) 358-9600 www.mrhandyman.com/ Steven’s Handyman Service Steve Van Varick (321) 354-8796 HOME IMPROVEMENT American Home Doctors, LLC Dave Perez (407) 913-3193 www.americanhomedoctorsllc. com Fairbanks Construction Natasha Schulke (352) 732-8600 www.fairbanksconstruction. com Handyman Matters David Welsh (352) 242-1300 www.handymanmatters.com HOME THEATER American Theater Kevin McEvoy (407) 656-1170 www.amsounds2.com

INTERIOR DESIGN Intermark Design Group Aundrea Brown (407) 426-9975 www.intermarkdesigngroup. com LANDSCAPE Arbor Crest Landscape & Irrigation, Inc. James Goodyear (407) 217-3423 www.arborcrestinc.com Dobson’s Woods & Water Larry Dobson (407) 841-0030 Florida Landscape Professionals, Inc. Vincent Ragone (407) 467-8200 Flowerbomb Landscaping, Inc. Rick Baker (407) 694-2440 www.flowerbomblandscaping. com U.S. Lawns of Orlando Tim McCarthy (407) 464-2163 www.uslawns.com NURSERIES - FOLIAGE Knox Nursery, Inc. Bruce Knox (407) 293-3721 www.knoxnursery.com POOL CONTRACTOR Blue Dream Pools Dan Lewis (407) 905-2704 www.bluedreampools.com Dixie Pools and Spas, Inc. Marty Thompson (407) 298-9159 www.dixiepools.com POOL SERVICE & SUPPLIES Pinch A Penny/Orlando Dora Muffi (407) 578-7336 www.pinchapenny.com

Pinch A Penny/Winter Garden Nick Higgins (407) 654-0253 www.pinchapenny.com Windermere Pool Service Joe Burns (407) 654-0707 www.windermerepools.com RETAIL - HARDWARE ACE Hardware Winter Garden Walter Toole (407) 656-2593 www.acehardware.com Groveland ACE Hardware Edward Hefernan (352) 429-7616 www.acehardware.com Hilltop ACE Hardware Bill Riffle (352) 394-2098 www.acehardware.com Orlando ACE Hardware Paul Burns (407) 422-7766 www.acehardware.com South Orange ACE Hardware Perry Stadig (407) 857-1142 www.acehardware.com ROOFING Sanders Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. Cliff Sanders (407) 656-3396 Talco Construction, LLC Joseph Cassidy (407) 654-4426 www.talcoconstruction.com TREE SERVICE Godley’s Tree Service Mark Godley (407) 415-5831


DISCOVER 2010

West Orange County Community Profile & Business Directory GREAT NEWS!! We would like to invite you to be part of the all new 2010 Community Profile and Membership Directory. Your invitation to advertise in this outstanding publication will arrive shortly. Jill Adelman will be our Village Profile Project Manager . Chamber members are staying strong and focused on how important it is to promote the attributes of their business through this EXTRAORDINARY chamber publication! It will serve, as a beautiful welcome piece to new neighbors, new friends, visitors, the community and it’s a valuable resource guide. A WHO’S WHO, listing prominent businesses like yours with contact information. As an area business, you have the opportunity to promote your business in this exciting informative community publication. All participating advertisers receive FREE GUIDES…FREE ad preparation… FREE on line buyer’s guide listing and FREE hyperlink to your website with each ad purchased. You will also enjoy again a presence on the internet thru www.villageprofile.com website that receives over 2,000,000 hits each month.

BE SURE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY… ————————————————————————————————————— Call representative Jill Adelman at 215-527-1304 and reserve your space today! Or, fax the form below to the Chamber office at 407-656-0221. You may also contact the Chamber at 407-656-1304 Ext. 0. Yes, I am interested in advertising in the 2010 Discover Magazine. Company Name:_______________________ Contact Name:__________________________ Address:____________________________________ City ________________ Zip _______ Phone Number:_________________________Fax:__________________________________ Email:________________________________


2009 Supporting Trustees

Alarie Design Associates Allen & Company, Inc. American First Bancard Hagan O’Reilly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Orlando Health Plaudits! Publix Sines, Girvin, Blakeslee & Campbell Technology Solutions of America The Huber Group The West Orange Times Universal Orlando University of Central Florida Waste Management, Inc. of Florida Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves

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Wednesday, May 6th Orange County Commissioners Luncheon Sponsored by Walt Disney World Company St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, Ocoee 11:30am-12:00pm registration and networking 12:00pm-1:00pm Commissioners program and lunch Chamber Member Earned Rate $26.00 Non Members $31.00 For more info contact Carrie Wilson at 407-656-1304 ext 4

Wednesday, June 3rd Requiem for Recession or More Misery? An Economic Outlook. Presented by Dr. Sean Snaith, Director Institute for Economic Competitiveness, UCF Sponsored by University of Central Florida Valencia Community College, Metrowest 11:30am-1:00pm Chamber Member Earned Rate $26.00 Non Members $31.00 For more info contact: Carrie Wilson at 407-656-1304 ext 4

Thursday, May 14th Lead & Feed Hagan O’Reilly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, Stoneybrook West 12:00pm – 1:30 pm For more info or to RSVP contact Heather Weidenbruch: 407-859-7123 ext 115 or heather.weidenbruch@us.stores.mcd.com Best Fest…The Taste of West Orange Presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida “The Exchange” inside Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves, Winter Garden 5:30pm – 8:30pm Chamber Member Earned Rate $31.00 Non Member Rate $41.00 For more info contact Lauren Wolf at 407-656-1304 ext 5

Thursday, June 11th Lead & Feed Stonewood Tavern & Grill, Dr. Phillips 12:00pm – 1:30 pm For more info or to RSVP contact Heather Weidenbruch at 407-859-7123 ext 115 or heather.weidenbruch@us.stores.mcd.com Thursday, June 18th New Member Orientation & Refresher “Chamber Connection” Sponsored by Strombeck Consulting, CPA’s West Orange Chamber Board Room 3:30pm – 4:30pm Free for valued WOCC members For more info contact: Chris Eckert at 407-656-1304 ext 0

Thursday, May 21st New Member Orientation & Refresher “Chamber Connection” Sponsored by DRB Benefits Group West Orange Chamber Board Room 3:30pm – 4:30pm Free for valued WOCC members For more info contact Chris Eckert at 407-656-1304 ext 0

Business After Hours Location TBA 5:30pm – 7:00pm Chamber Member Earned Rate $5.00 Non Member Rate $10.00 For more info contact Carrie Wilson at 407-656-1304 ext 4

Business After Hours Sponsored and Hosted by Best Western Turnpike West, Ocoee 5:30pm – 7:00pm Chamber Member Earned Rate $5.00 Non Member Rate $10.00 For more info contact Carrie Wilson at 407-656-1304 ext 4

Tuesday, June 23rd West Orange Young Professionals Happy Hour Networking 5:30pm – 7:00 pm West Orange Young Professional Members $10.00 Non Members $15.00 For more info contact Carrie Wilson at 407-656-1304 ext 4

Monday, May 26th West Orange Young Professionals Drinks & Discussion Series “Principles for Personal Development” Presented by Gary O’Sullivan 5:30pm – 7:30pm Metrowest Golf Club West Orange Young Professional Members $15.00 Non Members $25.00 For more info contact Carrie Wilson at 407-656-1304 ext 4

Wednesday, June 24th Small Business Development Team Lunch & Learn Series 12:00pm – 1:30pm Chamber Board Room Free to current WOCC members – BY RSVP ONLY! Light lunch will be provided! For more info contact Chris Eckert at 407-656-1304 ext 0

Wednesday, May 27th Small Business Development Team Lunch & Learn Series 12:00pm – 1:30pm Chamber Board Room Free to current WOCC members – BY RSVP ONLY! Light lunch will be provided! For more info contact Chris Eckert at 407-656-1304 ext 0

Thursday, June 25th Power Networking Hosted by Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Ocoee 8:00am – 9:00am Free for valued WOCC members For more info contact Chris Eckert at 407-656-1304 ext 0 RSVP at www.wochamber.com RSVP to Chamber events at www.wochamber.com


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