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Chairman’s Message

September 2010

James K. Densmore, 2010 Chamber Chairman Parkland International Realty

BankFIRST Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Bright Future Electric, LLC

Bright House Networks Castle & Cooke CenturyLink DeWitt Excavating DRB Benefits Group Fishback, Dominick, Bennett, Stepter, Ardaman, Ahlers, & Langley, LLP Health Central Manheim Orlando Orlando Health PrismOne Progress Energy

I know all of you know the expression, “It’s not what you know, it’s whom you know.” It is an expression most of us can relate to on any given day. There are examples of it everyday in your personal or business life. When your child needs a job, they ask you because they know you know people who can help them. When you need a business referral, you call the Chamber to get one for the service or product you are seeking because we know businesses. When you need to learn the latest and greatest on ways to improve your business, you look to your Chamber to also help you. The reasons for that are twofold; 1) because we know who you need to know and 2) our strength in numbers (our membership size) gives us the influence to organize events to meet your business needs. The perfect example of our influence is the most impressive line up that the Small Business Development Committee has assembled for “Navigate Your Way to Success.” This dynamic workshop with experts in their fields of networking, marketing and sales on September 30th will showcase the talents of Lee Cockerell, Mary Tomlinson and Dawn and Joe Pici. Lee has worked around the world for Hilton Hotels Corporation, Marriott Hotels and The Walt Disney World Company. Mary also hails from Disney and now uses her expertise to get businesses on purpose and on track. Dawn and Joe are the co-authors of “Sell Naked on the Phone” & “Sell Naked in Person.” Those book titles alone should make you want to hear what they have to say. Thanks to our sponsors, Strombeck Consulting, Bright House Network Business Solution and Best Cleaners; the four hour workshop is free to Chamber members. Visit our Web site for more details.   Another note of thanks is also in order. The Nominating Committee headed up by our Chairman-elect, Michael Waldrop recently met to discuss open seats for the 2011 Board of Directors. They presented their recommendation to the Chamber board this month and those results will be released in October. I want to thank Michael, Diane Trees, David Sylvester, Lynette Reynolds, Bob Hennen and Michael LaPorte for taking the time to work on this very important committee for our Chamber.  

Regions Bank South Milhausen, P.A. University of Central Florida Walt Disney World Company

MEMBER TO MEMBER TESTIMONIAL Aggressive Appliances did a great job on repairing my oven. After an unpleasant experience with another company, they stepped in quickly and kept me informed every step of the way during the process.  They even found parts to an oven that was discontinued.  I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a pro to do the work. Patrick Lewis - Social eVolution Media


West Orange Chamber Board of Directors Joe Alarie A. Kurt Ardaman David Billsborough Comm. Scott Boyd Keith Bradford Mayor Gary Bruhn Comm. Bob Buchanan Samir Burshan Debbie Clements Samuel B. Davis, Jr. Jim Densmore Chairman Rob Frank Bob Gosselin Chesta Hembrooke Dr. Gaby Howat Randy June Julie Kleffel Star Kraschinsky Anette Luck Rob Maphis John McReynolds Yog Melwani Scott Michael Jeff Milhausen Dan Petro Representative Stephen Precourt Lynette Reynolds Mayor Kathy Stark David Sylvester Jim Thomas Dr. Diane Trees Michael Waldrop

Amendment 4 would bring ballots from hell by Matt Reed Source: Florida Today - August 22, 2010

Voters will decide in November whether all changes to comprehensive growth plans for cities and counties should be put to a public vote. Amendment 4 would give everyday people vast new power over developers and property owners. But how would you vote -- or would you bother? -- if your ballot included an item like this: “An ordinance of the city of West Melbourne, Brevard County, Florida, adopting comprehensive plan amendment No. 2007-1; Amendment the future land-use map of the comprehensive plan of the city to provide for low density residential, single-family dwellings use for a certain parcel of land newly annexed into the city and lying to the southwest 1/4 of section 13, township 28 south, range 36 east, Brevard County, Florida, being a part of “Addition No. 3 to June Park” according to the plat thereof, as recorded in plat book 4, page 74, of the public records of Brevard County, Florida; located on the west side of Minton Road approximately 3,900 feet from the Minton road right of way, south interstate 95, and north of Hield Road.” “Yes/no” That mind-numbing paragraph is real text from an ordinance for a real proposed change to one Space Coast city’s comprehensive growth plan. Now, multiply that item by 30 if you live in unincorporated Brevard County or 40 if you live in a city. That’s the number of growth-plan amendments you would be asked to decide at your polling place or on your absentee ballot every other year, even during recessions. “Our ballots would be pages and pages,” Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott told me Friday. You up for that? Too much democracy? Supporters of Amendment 4, also known as Hometown Democracy, say the measure will tame future sprawl and break Florida’s cycle of boom and bust. The Yes On 4 website refers to Florida as the “Ponzi State.” Opponents -- including nearly every business, city hall and Chamber of Commerce -- say it will stymie Florida’s recovery and economic growth. Nearly every development faces some sort of neighborhood political opposition. Regardless of your take, we face a lot of voting and slow, expensive elections if Amendment 4 passes. City councils on the Space Coast averaged fewer changes. For example, Melbourne and Titusville averaged seven comp-plan amendments a year. Rockledge averaged three annually. Still, that’s enough to make your ballot read like a mortgage-closing packet. Multiply costs No one wants another bubble. But let’s be clear about what we’re getting into as voters with Amendment 4. Costs would vary with the number of amendments. But Scott said multiplying the number of pages of Brevard’s optical-scan ballots also means multiplying:

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Printing and postage costs Time for counting ballots Ballot-security gear, including special ballot bags Auditing and canvassing work.

The alternative? Trust your elected officials to do the research and make hard decisions, then vote them out if they steer your city or county in the wrong direction. That seems like an easier yes/no decision.


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New Members July2010

ADVERTISING Bayard Advertising Agency Donna Torkos

CARPET CLEANING Champion Carpet Cleaning CJ Alexander

CONSTRUCTION - GENERAL Forte Young Inc. Michelle Forte Young

RESTAURANTS Pinkberry Mary Deatrick

ATTORNEYS Law Offices of Denis Quintana Denis Quintana

COMMUNICATIONS - RADIO ZMAX Radio Belinda Zimmerman

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Central FL Strategies, Inc. Angel de la Portilla

RETAIL Aldi -Winter Garden J.R. Perry

BUSINESS CONSULTING Profit Zoom Kevin Rude

COMPUTER SUPPORT Celebration Computer Service Keith Bruno

HOSPITALS Florida Hospital Kimberly Hudson

ROLLER SKATING RINK Let’s Skate Orlando Alisha Bostick

CONSTRUCTION - GENERAL Encore Construction Company, LLC Javier Cintron

RESTAURANTS Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs Kirk Farr

Renewed Members July 2010

1-800-GOT-JUNK Brian Fultz

Emeritus at Ocoee Kevin Colley

Lynn Walker Wright, P.A. Lynn Walker Wright

Alan Byrd & Associates Alan Byrd

Eye Physicians of Central Florida Victor Thomas

Massey Communications Crystal Gettings

Allegra Print & Imaging Don Snyder American Cancer Society Edwardo Figueroa American Legion Post #63 - Hugh T. Gregory Judd Kuneman American Red Cross Joel Hass

First Financial Employee Leasing Cory Siple First United Methodist Church Rusty Belcher Floors Direct Karen Tooker

Mimi’s Café - Millenia Josh McClenahan Mortgage Solutions of Central Florida Cindy Hall Nancy Brown - Shaklee Richard Brown Oak Forest Apartments Tracy Schanding

Archis Technologies, Inc. Navin Jiawan

Florida Representative Steve Precourt Stephen Precourt

Bella Dente Fine Dentistry Dalila Harris

Godley’s Tree Service Mark Godley

Pine Hills Community Council Bertina Busch

Celebration Computer Service Keith Bruno

Gosselin Realty Bob Gosselin

Pine Hills Elementary DeCheryl Britton

Icon Apparel & Embroidery Mike Wilson

R. C. Stevens Construction Company Tim Keating

CenturyLink Natalie Phillips Chernoff Newman Bruce Jacobs Children Ear, Nose and Throat Associates James Kosko

Johnny Damon Foundation Arden Czyzewski Luck Realty Group Inc. Anette Luck

Office Depot #511 Ken Franklin

Rotary Club Of Ocoee Pam Bozkurt Sorenson Construction, Inc. Jody Sorenson

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Sure Save U.S.A. Winter Garden Althea Greggs Thai Blossom Tyler Cravens The Crowne Group, Inc. Ray Tomlinson The Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, Inc. Ceil Layfield Thoughts.com Kristen Zimmerman Tildenville Elementary School Carmen Balgobin TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli Annie Katz Tringas Orthodontics Andrew Tringas Viking SupplyNet Ted Collazo West Orange Kiwanis Club John Hambuch Winter Garden Wheel Works Dennis Jones


Keeping An Eye on the Issues The Chamber Team is keeping an eye out on local issues so that we may keep you informed on issues of local and regional importance. Here is what we kept an eye on in August:

the 429 has the longest completion date which is 2015, as well as the section from Avalon Road to Oakland. For complete information and updates, please visit cflroads.com.

Pine Hills Business Redevelopment Task Force Update by Susan Fortini

Northwest Regional Board of Advisors – Stina D’Uva is a member and facilitator of this board. The West Orange and South Lake Chambers are working in partnership with myregion.org to assist in developing strategies on regional issues. The board is made up of municipal and business leaders from Oakland, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Apopka, Tavares, Howie-in-the-Hills, Minneola, Mt. Dora, Sumterville, Clermont and Leesburg. The second meeting of the group was devoted to an examination of input on the Best Practice Recommendations from the Water Resources Strategy Workshop conducted by myregion.org and the Urban Land Institute. The group will convene once again in December with the other five regional boards to discuss another regional topic, “Connecting for Global Competitiveness.”

Real Estate Research Consultants, (Tom Kohler, Principal) has been hired to develop the strategic plan and conduct market analysis of Pine Hills.

The strategic planning is well underway and will include a vision, objectives, strategies and an action plan (short, mid and long term) to revitalize key commercial areas in Pine Hills.

The Task Force is now meeting bi-weekly at the Hiawassee Library.

A series of Neighborhood meetings have been held to solicit input from residents and business owners.

Surveys have also been distributed to residents and businesses. The research will focus on three key commercial corridors; West Colonial between Pine Hills and Hiawassee Roads, Pine Hills Road between Silver Star and W. Colonial and Silver Star Road, between Pine Hills and Hiawassee.

A new logo and tagline have been developed "Pine Hills on the Rise."

The task force is focused on effective neighborhood connections within the Pine Hills community, particularly examining connections between Barnett Park and the businesses at Silver Star and Pine Hills.

A Task Force update was presented to the Orange County Commissioners on Aug. 31, 2010.

Community Leaders Open Forum with Senator Bill Nelson at city of Winter Garden City Hall – Stina D’Uva, Krista Carter, Chairman Jim Densmore and other board members attended a forum hosted by US Senator Bill Nelson. He spoke to a group of invited community leaders on plans for the space coast, oil drilling ban off the coast of Florida and the 1099 requirement currently in the healthcare reform bill. He has drafted an amendment that would reduce the burden to businesses currently imposed in the language of the recently adopted legislation. This amendment will be discussed by the US Senate when it convenes in September. Highway 50 Stakeholders Meeting – Stina D’Uva, Krista Carter, Chairman Jim Densmore, and Board members Commissioner Scott Boyd, and Rob Frank attended this meeting, State Representative Steve Precourt with the assistance of the Chamber convened representatives from FDOT, MetroPlan Orlando and Oakland, Ocoee, Winter Garden officials and business leaders to discuss the timing of construction of all sections of Highway 50 in West Orange. The goal was to confirm the schedule of all sections and get reassurance that sections would no longer be delayed. The section from 429 to Avalon Road is scheduled to be completed by mid 2011. The section from West Oaks Mall to

Florida Association of Chamber Professional’s (FACP) Regional Meeting – Stina D’Uva, a board member of FACP attend this regional meeting. The main topic of discussion was on the expanding role of Florida as an “exporting” state. The group heard from Manuel Mencia, Senior Vice President of International Trade & Business Development for Enterprise Florida on this growing segment of our economy. Here are just a few facts from his presentation: • • •

More than 48,000 Florida companies export, accounting for 18% of all US exporters. The number of Florida exporters has grown by 53% since 2003, rising from 31, 400 to more than 48,000 in 2007. More than 95% of Florida exporters are small and mediumsized businesses.

For more information, visit www.eflorida.com. Learn how you may be able to expand your business to the international sector. If you are already exporting, get your company listed in the first of its kind, an online directory brought to you by Enterprise Florida and The Export Yellow Pages. This new directory is absolutely free of charge. To get your business listed in the Florida Export Directory, go to www. FloridaExportDirectory.com.


Attention All Chamber Members It’s Time to Update Your Business Listing for Discover 2011!

Friday, October 15th is the deadline to update all your business information for the 2011 Discover Magazine. Visit www.wochamber.com, click on the member log in button and enter the log in and password that was mailed to you in August. Review and update your contact information (name, address, phone number, web site) and make any necessary changes. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Chris Eckert at ceckert@wochamber.com or call Chris at 407-656-1304 x 0.

Check out who won! The Chamber is proud to announce the winners for our August “It Pays to read the Newsletter” contest, who each won a complimentary BAH Buck. Heidi Adkins of Cybertary Sandy Hodkin of TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli Visit www.wochamber.com to find archived newsletters.

Mayoral & Amendment Luncheon Tuesday, October 5th Sponsored by CenturyLink, DRB Benefits Group & University of Central Florida The Family Life Center at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 1450 Citrus Oaks Ave. Gotha, 34734 11:30am – 1:30pm Chamber Member Earned Rate $26.00 Non Member Rate $31.00 Reserved Table of 6: $156.00


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LEADERSHIP ALUMNI PROJECTS Graduates from Leadership West Orange 2004 and other Chamber members participated in Orange County Supervisor of Elections, “Adopt A Precinct” program at this year’s Primary Election and donated all the proceeds to S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange. This group plans to do the same in the November General Election.

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CALL TODAY 407.649.3040 x135 Graduates from Leadership West Orange 2009 participated in an alumni project in August. The group painted 2 murals at the media center at Maxey Elementary. David Billsborough of DRB Benefits Group donated the supplies for the project.

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Pictured are Anna Long and Rebekah Phillips. Other alumni classmates that participated are Chris Bauman, Sharon Smoley, Janelle Resnick, Cindy Gainey, Krista Carter and Tamara Gillard finished the murals just before the start of school.


Photo Gallery AUGUST BUSINESS AFTER HOURS The West Orange Chamber of Commerce recently partnered with members The Real Estate Collection and Boyette, Cummins & Nailos, Attorneys at Law as they hosted yet another incredible Business After Hours. Food was provided by Sweet Traditions, wine from The Wine Barn, beer from Lagniappe Brewing and boats by MasterCraft, all members of the West Orange Chamber of Commerce. This networking event was held at 101 West Plant St. in historic downtown Winter Garden, the offices of The Real Estate Collection and Boyette, Cummins and Nailos. From Left to Right: WOCC Chairman Jim Densmore, Kari Fleck of TREC, Heath Nailos of BCN, Gary Meloon of MasterCraft, Peter Fleck of TREC, Wade Boyette of BCN and WOCC President Stina D’Uva. The West Orange Chamber of Commerce recently held its Team Building Photo courtesy of Portraits by LaVerne. Bowling Event, sponsored by Carter Family Bowl, Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, and Talbot Asset Management, with a salute to The Beatles at Carter Family Bowl. Inflatable guitars and microphones were given to all participants allowing them to “jam out” in between frames. The night was filled with fun and surprises and the competition proved to be unparallel. Prospective member George Stockman of LakeRidge Surveying & Mapping, LLC bowled a perfect game! TEAM BUILDING BOWLING

Pictured from left to right are; Rod Talbot, Talbot Asset Management, Krista Carter, WOCC Vice President, Samuel Davis Jr., Lake Apopka Natural Gas District, Lauren B. Wolf, WOCC Director of Public Relations and Events and Jim Carter, Carter Family Bowl.

LEADERSHIP WEST ORANGE The Leadership West Orange Class, “Bobcat Brigade” spent the day learning about Economic Development in West Orange County. The class visited Manheim Orlando Auto Auction, Universal Studios Florida Production Group at Universal Orlando, Frito-Lay Manufacturing Plant and Knox Nursery. The class also had the chance to meet Mike Bobroff, Executive Vice President/COO with the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission and Sheena Carlisle, Coordinator with the Metro Orlando Film & Entertainment Commission. Pictured Left to Right back row: Chris Seefeldt with Knox Nursery, Karen Willis, Sarah Wambles, Michael Buscemi, Freddy Clark, Jerry Moore, Bo The only thing a woman needs is an excuse to dress in costume. Mary Schneider, Peggy Isaacson, Pam Bozkurt, Dewane Pace and Catherine Keating, Cara Hennen, Dorcas Dillard, and Lori Burshan walked off Matthews. Front row left to right: Krista Carter, Stina D’Uva, Zenaida with the prize for best themed costumes during the Team Building Negron, Anette Luck and Suzanne Gruszka. Bowling Event.


Is Social Media a FAD?– NO, it is a fundamental shift in how we communicate! Did you know in the United States alone there are 250 million active Facebook users with the fastest growing segment being woman between 55 and 65 years old? Half of Facebook users will spend 55 minutes a day online. 80% of corporations use Linkedin for recruiting new talent. If Facebook were a country it would be the 4th largest in the world. U-Tube is the 2nd largest website in the world behind Google. Many universities are no longer using e-mail to communicate with their students but are now communicating with them through their social media accounts. The WOCC August Lunch and Learn focused on who, what, why and how of Social Media Marketing and was presented by Patrick Lewis of Social eVolution Media. Patrick Lewis guided a full house on social media marketing and how to utilize it to stay in front of past, present and future clients. The presentation included information on the top three social media sites; Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, how they operate and their demographic groups. Attendees received training on the development of Facebook Business Pages and discussed the importance of data base marketing and how to stay in touch with past clients. Thank you to JoAnne Quarles of Treasure Title for sponsoring this incredible timely and informative educational event and a special thank you to Patrick Lewis for his demonstration on how to shift to the most effective and efficient mode of connecting, promoting and communicating through social media marketing.

Market your business to your fellow Chamber members! One of the many member benefits offered by the West Orange Chamber is an opportunity to purchase mailing addresses of all the Chamber member businesses. Information is available on Avery 5160 labels at a cost of $70.00 or in an Excel Spreadsheet for $100.00. Contact the Chamber office at (407) 656-1304 and get your message out today!

CHAMBER CHATTER Sawyer and Sawyer, PA, is proud to announce

that Carolyn Sawyer, Esq. has been awarded

the prestigious 2010 Charlotte Brayer Award by the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar for outstanding work as an advocate for the elderly. Cee Congratulations to The West Orange Times on their 105th Anniversary!! Uncle Kenny’s BBQ Catering wins again! Maintaining his title for another year, Kenny Nadeau of Uncle Kenny’s BBQ Catering won top honors in the Pulled Pork and People’s Choice categories and second place for Chicken topping it off with the GRAND CHAMPION TROPHY and $1,900 in prize money in second annual Downtown BBQ Book-off and Family Festival. Winter Garden has a mega winner in Uncle Kenny’s! Congratulations to Kenny and Melissa Nadeau.


Community Events Tuesday, September 14th Vote No on 4 Regional Rally 4:00 - 6:00pm Program & Panel Orlando Museum of Art 2416 North Mills Avenue, Downtown Orlando Saturday, September 18th 1st Annual Fiesta De Colores- In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month 11:00am – 5:00pm Bill Breeze Park, Ocoee For more information 407-905-3100 Friday, September 24th Winter Garden Heritage Foundation “Tune-Up” 6:00pm For more information visit www.wintergarden-musicfest.com or 407-656-3244 weekdays from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, September 25th National Public Lands Day 2010 Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake 9:00am - 3:00pm For more information: CALL 407-246-4486 or visit www.cityoforlando.net Saturday & Sunday, September 25th & 26th The Oakland Nature Preserve is holding a big sale of antiques, collectibles, common household items and such. Oakland Nature Preserve 747 Machete Trail, Oakland 9:00am – 4:00pm For more information visit www.oaklandnaturepreserve.com or call 407-905-0054 Friday through Sunday, October 1st – 3rd Winter Garden Heritage Foundation Music Fest Downtown Winter Garden Cost: FREE For more information: (407) 656-3244 Friday, October 8th 425 Benefit Concert, Proceeds benefit S.T.A.R.S. of West Orange 8:00pm Family Life Center on St. Pauls Campus $10 per person Tickets available at West Orange Chamber, HouseBlend Café and S.T.A.R.S. at West Oaks Mall Saturday, October 9th Community in Pink - make a difference in the fight against breast cancer Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves 5K race begins at 7:30am Please visit healthcentral.org/communityinpink for more information and to register.

Saturday, October 16th Health Central Foundation Presents: Swings ‘N Strings Tennis Extravaganza Isleworth Country Club & Tennis Center 1:00 – 9:00 pm For further information, please call 407.296.1812 and visit healthcentral.org/foundation. Friday, October 22nd Winter Garden Rotary Poker Tournament American Legion Hall, Winter Garden 6:00pm For more information: jkwg1@earthlink.net Saturday, October 23rd 1st Annual Oakland Park 5K Benefiting the West Orange Junior Service League 7:30am Start Time For more information: http://www.oaklandpark5k.com/ Friday, October 29th Founders’ Day Golf Tournament at Forest Lake Golf Course 11:30am For more information: (407) 905-3180

Friday & Saturday, October 29th & 30th 3rd Annual Ocoee Haunted House For more information 407-905-3100 Saturday, October 30th Oakland Heritage, Craft & Art Festival Speer Park, Oakland 10:00am to 4:00pm Cost: FREE For more information: (407) 905-0054 Saturday, October 30th Halloweenfest Trick or Treat along Plant St and Costume Contest 6:00 – 8:30pm Historic Downtown Winter Garden Friday & Saturday, November 5th & 6th Ocoee Founder’s Day Bill Breeze Park at Starke Lake Free Concerts For more information: (407) 905-3100 www.ocoeefoundersfestival.org

Saturday, November 6th The City of Ocoee 2009 Founders’ Day, Louis Fazio, Jr. & American Cancer Society Walk & Run Starting at Ocoee Middle School Start time: 7:30am For more information: (407) 905-3180 Thursday, November 11th Rotary Club of Windermere Presents: Lobster, Laughter & Lend a Hand All proceeds to benefit West Orange Habitat For Humanities “Home At Last Project” OUC Camp Down on Lake Down Reception 6:00pm - Dinner 7:15pm For more information: www. LobsterLaughter.org Sunday & Monday, November 14th & 15th The Johnny Damon Foundation 4th Annual Celebrity Event Weekend For more information: 407-656-1304 ext. 5 Wednesday, November 17th Orange County Public School’s Teach In For more information: www.ocps.net Saturday & Sunday, November 20th & 21st Downtown Winter Garden Merchants 9th Annual Art Show 10:00am – 6:00pm Cost: Free For more information: www.wgmerchants.org Saturday, November 27th Edgewood Children’s Ranch 28th Annual Country Round-Up Dinner & Auction Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center 6:00pm For more information on reserving tickets or to make a donation: 407-295-2464 Saturday, December 3rd Light Up Winter Garden 6:00 – 9:00 pm Historic Downtown Winter Garden, West Plant Street Saturday, December 4th Winter Garden Christmas Parade 10:00am For more information: (407) 656-4155 Saturday, December 4th Ocoee Christmas Parade 1:00pm For more information: (407) 905-3100


2010 Supporting Trustees SEPTEMBER

Advanced Disposal Alarie Design Associates Allen & Company, Inc. Apple Air Conditionaing & Heating, Inc. Form Community GrayRobinson, P.A. Hagan O’Reilly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant Plaudits! Publix Sines Blakeslee Madyda, P.A. Certified Public Accountants, P.A. Technology Solutions of America The West Orange Times Universal Orlando Waste Management Inc. of Florida West Orange Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, P.A.

Thursday, September 9th Lead and Feed TooJay’s Original Gourmet Deli 10185 W. Colonial Drive Ocoee, FL 34761 12:00pm – 1:30pm $15.00 includes entrée, drink, tax and tip For more info contact DJ Stephens at dj@whdotv38.com Thursday, September 16th Business After Hours and Small Business Expo Sponsored & Hosted by CenturyLink, DRB Benefits Group & MetroWest Golf Club 5:30pm – 7:00pm Chamber Member Earned Rate: $5.00 Non Member Rate: $10.00 Thursday, September 30th Seminar: “Navigate Your Way to Success” A Networking, Marketing & Sales Workshop From Experts In Their Fields” Presenters Pici & Pici, Mary Tomlinson and Lee Cockrell Sponsored by Strombeck Consulting, CPA’s Bright House Networks and Best Cleaners Family Life Center at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 1450 Citrus Oaks Avenue Gotha, FL 34734 7:50am – 11:00am FREE to current Chamber members Non Member Rate: $30.00 RSVP REQUIRED OCTOBER Friday, October 1st WOCC Annual Golf Classic Best Ball Scramble Sponsored by DRB Benefits Group Windermere Country Club Registration: 11:30am - Shotgun Start: 12:30pm Chamber Member Earned Rate: Individual-$75.00 ∙ Foursome-$300.00 Non-Member Rate: Individual $100.00 ∙ Foursome-$400.00 Entry Deadline: Friday, September 24, 2010

Tuesday, October 5th Mayoral & Amendment Luncheon Sponsored by CenturyLink, Orlando Health & University of Central Florida The Family Life Center at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church 1450 Citrus Oaks Ave. Gotha, 34734 11:30am – 1:30pm Chamber Member Earned Rate $26.00 Non Member Rate $31.00 Reserved Table of 6: $156.00 Thursday, October 7th Lead and Feed Stonewood Tavern & Grill 5078 Dr. Phillips Blvd. Orlando, 32819 12:00pm – 1:30pm RSVP to: DJ Stephens at dj@whdotv38.com Thursday, October 14th Chamber Connection New Member Orientation and Refresher Sponsored by: Strombeck Consulting, CPA’s West Orange Chamber Board Room 12184 W. Colonial Dr. Winter Garden, 34787 3:30pm - 4:30pm Free to current Chamber Members Business After Hours Sponsored & Hosted by Aggressive Appliances 617 Mercy Dr. Orlando, 32805 5:30pm – 7:00pm Chamber Member Earned Rate: $5.00 Non Member Rate: $10.00 Thursday, October 21st Lunch and Learn: “Advertising 101” Presented by DJ Stephens – WHDO TV Sponsored by Debbie Sonntag/Masterpay and Peggy Isaacson/HR on Call West Orange Chamber Board Room 12184 W. Colonial Dr. Winter Garden, 34787 12:00pm – 1:30pm Free to current Chamber Members Thursday, October 28th Power Networking Sponsored & Hosted by Courtyard by Marriott 10971 W. Colonial Drive, Ocoee, 34761 8:00am – 9:00am Free to current Chamber Members RSVP required

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