Chamber Blog

Monday, December 3, 2018
Executive Connection Member Profile - KMI International

It’s one thing to have a construction company build a project for you. It’s an entirely different ballgame when you also hire a team of experts to look out for your best interests, a team who will closely monitor every step of the project, protecting your investment.

KMI International is that team of experts. Acting as independent consultants and the project owner’s advocate throughout the entire life of a project, KMI offers non-biased and comprehensive turnkey solutions tailored specifically for your project, minimizing the risk inherent in the construction industry. 

Beginning with cost estimating, KMI’s team of certified estimators create and maintain a well-developed and realistic budget so that their clients can make well-informed financial decisions. A clear baseline of project costs is imperative for a successful project. KMI provides it, working hand-in-hand with project stakeholders to ensure the project is delivered on-budget.

Time management is critical, therefore, KMI schedulers construct the framework for an effective schedule and monitor it to ensure it is followed by the stakeholders and contractors, keeping the project on-time.  

Operating in the industry under Gold Standards set forth by the Construction Management Association of America (CCMA), KMI’s project management team leads the project from concept to completion. They coordinate with the owner, design team and contractor throughout all phases of the project, identifying and mitigating risk, while maintaining budget, schedule and quality.

If you have a distressed or delinquent project, KMI has the capability and expert troubled project turnaround services that will ensure the project is realigned and put back on track. If your project has become subject to the legal process, KMI has the expertise and resources to provide dispute resolution and/or litigation support services, effectively mediating conflicting interests.  

KMI has successfully managed projects across a broad range of industries including aviation/marine, hospitality, themed entertainment, infrastructure, government and commercial development. 

Whatever your project, whatever the size, whatever the place ... KMI can handle it for you, providing leadership, delivering success.   

On-Time, On-Budget, Exceeding Expectations.  KMI International | 888.540.4910 or |

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 11:00:00 am 
Welcome New Members - November 2018

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the following new members for November 2018. Members are encouraged to review the following listings for goods and services provided by these new members that may be of value to you and your business. For a complete directory of Orlando Chamber members, click here.


Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
100 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
(386) 947-8007
Tiler Theisen
Hotels, Motels and Resorts

KMI International
7233 Lake Ellenor Drive
Orlando, FL 32809
(888) 540-4910
Sam Curro
Construction (Management)
Management Consultants and Services
Professional Services


Orange County Clerk of Courts
425 N. Orange Ave.
Suite 2110
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 836-6335
Andrea Otero
Governmental Affairs
Travel Services

Ruth's Chris Steak House
1030 W. Canton Ave.
Suite 100
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 333-7440
Amy Nickel


8249 Parkline Blvd.
Unit 300
Orlando, FL 32809
(416) 481-8333
Rita Plaskett


R&R Industries
500 Carswell Ave.
Holly Hill, FL 32117
(386) 566-1301
Rich Wagner
Air-Conditioning and Heating
Roof Coatings


Direct Auto & Life Insurance
5314 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807
(407) 382-0200
Tara Crary

Eco Cups International Corp.
2814 Silver Star Road
Orlando, FL 32808
(407) 308-1764
Karel Hartinger

Nathan Vanags Design
817 E. Washington St.
Orlando, FL 32801
(321) 236-7471
Nathan Vanags
Interior (Designers)

Pipeliner CRM
(407) 832-8114
Craig Mayo
Computer (Software Support)

Pollo Tropical
7255 Corporate Center Drive
Suite C
Miami, FL 33126
(813) 736-3487
Isabella Ruggeri


Relatively Speaking
(612) 242-8362
Sarah Shoulak
Seminars and Presentations

The Princeton at College Park
646 W. Smith St.
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 537-0529
Mallory Hoffmeyer

US Health Advisors
150 Villa Di Este Terrace
Unit 208
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(407) 921-3993
Leah Mele
Insurance (Health)

Vijuvia Life Centers
3000 N. Orange Ave.
Suite DNE
Orlando, FL 32804
(800) 277-6819
Michelle Botens
Health/Nutritional (Products/Services)





Posted by: April Richardson @ 10:00:00 am 
Monday, November 19, 2018
Member of the Month - Fifth Third Mortgage

Whether looking to buy your first home or refinance, Fifth Third Mortgage is there to help. The quality of life in the Orlando community is important to Fifth Third and that is why the company has committed itself to improving lives in all the markets we serve.

How Fifth Third Mortgage has benefited from being a member of the Orlando Regional Chamber:

"The first thing I did when rejoining the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years was rejoin the Chamber. My favorite Orlando Regional Chamber event is the monthly Chamber Connect – the best way I have found to give at least 16 people a two-minute introduction to my business and hear theirs." —Shelley Warticki, Mortgage Loan Originator, Fifth Third Bank

For more information, click here.

Posted by: Amanda O'Brien @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, November 12, 2018
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Wings Financial Credit Union

Thursday, November 15, 2018
3 - 4 p.m. 
9647 Tradeport Drive
Orlando, FL 32827




Wings Financial Credit Union is proud to mark the tenth anniversary of our Orlando branch.
As a chamber member, you are invited to join us for a fun week of treats, giveaways and grand prize drawing! 


Questions? Contact Sue Kromanaker, Branch Manager, or Joyce Lemon, Business Development,

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 3:00:00 pm 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - AV-AMERICA™

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
9:30 a.m. 
8249 Parkline Blvd., Unit 300
Orlando, FL 32809




AV-AMERICA™ provides customized state-of-the-art audio, video and production management solutions for corporate events,
tradeshows and conventions. With personal touch service, proven experience and powerful production expertise along
with state-of-the-art equipment, the talented AV-AMERICA team creates engaging events your guests will remember. 


Questions? Contact Rita Plaskett, Vice President of Business Development,

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, November 5, 2018
Welcome New Members - October 2018

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the following new members for October 2018. Members are encouraged to review the following listings for goods and services provided by these new members that may be of value to you and your business. For a complete directory of Orlando Chamber members, click here.


Focal Point Business Coaching
6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd.
Suite 4900
Orlando, FL 32827
(321) 710-8595
Aida Haile
Business Management (Leadership Consultants)
Financial (Consultants/Planners/Services)


PACE Center for Girls
445 N. Wymore Road
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 992-0456
Rosene Johnson
Organizations (Non-Profit)


DaVita Clarcona Dialysis
8259 Clarcona Ocoee Road
Orlando, FL 32818
(407) 299-2173
Erin Deniz
Healthcare Services

Fisher Phillips
200 S. Orange Ave.
Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 541-0888
Allison D'Amour
Attorneys (Employment Law)
Attorneys (Labor Relations)

Konica Minolta Business Solutions
2300 Maitland Center Parkway
Suite 300
Maitland, FL 32751
(321) 527-2010
Dan Hoover
Business Services
Copiers/Printers (Equipment and Supplies)


Palm Beach Atlantic University
4700 Millenia Blvd.
Suite 100
Orlando, FL 32839
(561) 803-2954
Gisela Kato
Colleges and Universities

Stepp's Transportation & Towing
487 Thorpe Road
Orlando, FL 32824
(407) 988-0550
Skipp Knorr
Automobile (Towing)

Your Kids Urgent Care
4586 E. Michigan St.
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 751-2297
Alisa Pelot
Healthcare Services


Bay Hill Jewelers
130 S. Orange Ave.
Suite A
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 420-0966
Sandy Caniff

Birdi, Inc.
5323 Millenia Lakes Blvd.
Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 718-5086
Maritza Burgos
Engineering Services

Bulk Nation
2752 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 930-3726
Amanda Pinero
Retail and Variety Stores

Country Thunder Music Festivals
730 Gallatin Pike N.
Madison, TN 37115
(866) 388-0007
Kaitlyn Hembrook
Music Entertainment

Infinity Orlando Apartments
4000 Maguire Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 898-7098
Jamie Emde

Jammers Party Bus, LLC
6140 Edgewater Drive
Suite K
Orlando, FL 32810
(407) 674-7439
Jeffrey Morales
Transportation Services

49 W. Colonial Drive
Suite 2305
Orlando, FL 32801
(832) 226-9741
Jay Betts
Lawn Maintenance

8600 Commodity Circle
Suite 143
Orlando, FL 32819
(800) 813-9850
Willow Shakespeare
Health/Nutritional (Products/Services)


Osbourne & Francis Law Firm, PLLC
805 S. Kirkman Road
Suite 205
Orlando, FL 32811
(407) 655-3333
Mark Riso
Attorneys (Personal Injury)

Pierce Florida Realty LLC
1431 Royal Saint George Drive
Orlando, FL 32828
(407) 383-6572
Ken Pierce
Real Estate

Plus Catering Orlando
4973 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 438-2900
Page Pervez

Pro Team Home Services
2750 Taylor Ave.
Suite A53
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 883-8834
Jon Szafran
Janitorial and Cleaning (Services)

Push Button Productions
1 South Orange Ave.
Suite 306
Orlando, FL 32801
(352) 682-9918
Yeosh Bendayan
Advertising (Agencies/Consultants)

Riverside Recovery of Tampa
4004 N. Riverside Drive
Tampa, FL 33603
(813) 575-4141
Charlie Babcock
Drug Treatment Centers and Programs

The Nuvo Company
200 E. New Englad Ave.
Suite 110
Winter Park, FL 32789
(321) 972-9838
Mitch Langer
Credit/Debit Card (Services/Equipment)

Posted by: April Richardson @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, October 22, 2018
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - DaVita Clarcona Dialysis

Thursday, November 8, 2018
4 - 7 p.m. | Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 p.m.
8250 Clarcona Ocoee Road
Orlando, FL 32818




Join Davita for the open house of its new dialysis facility in Orlando.

Enjoy refreshments, tour the new center and get to know Davita's personalized care team.


Questions? Contact Erin Deniz, Outreach Development Manager,

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Discounted Pro Bowl 2019 tickets available for Orlando Chamber Members

Posted by: Lisa Addy @ 4:00:00 pm 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Central Florida Transmission Repair

Friday, October 26, 2018
7:15 - 7:45 a.m.
4685 Old Winter Garden Rd.
Orlando, FL 32811



Questions? Contact Steven Love, Outside Sales,


Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Rexel


Thursday, November 1, 2018

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
7445 Southland Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32809
407.849.6532 and


Rexel invites you to celebrate the grand opening of its location at 7445 Southland Blvd.

There will be great deals on tool, free lunch and drawings and prizes!

Click here for more information.

Questions? Contact Rachel Allen, Marketing,


Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Welcome New Members - September 2018

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the following new members for September 2018. Members are encouraged to review the following listings for goods and services provided by these new members that may be of value to you and your business. For a complete directory of Orlando Chamber members, click here.


140 Fountain Parkway
Suite 400
St. Petersburg, FL 33716
(727) 897-4148
Lily Wong
IT Technology Consultants


Captivea LLC
13001 Founder's Square Drive
Suite 120
Orlando, FL 32828
(407) 392-2217
Sebastien Riss
Computer (Software Development)
Sales/Customer Service Consultants


RVR Consulting Group
1964 Howell Branch Road
Suite 205
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 677-0400
Lauren Cooper
Business Management (Leadership Consultants)
Business Services


Bass Pro Shops Orlando
5156 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 563-5200
Lenny Balogh
Retail and Variety Stores
Sporting/Athletic Products

BuzzTeam Multimedia, Inc.
401 Hollingsworth Court
DeBary, FL 32713
(833) 462-8998
Daniel Lee
Multimedia (Services/Products)


Carrier Enterprise
2000 Park Oaks Ave.
Orlando, FL 32808
(407) 299-9800
Tyler Jones
Air-Conditioning and Heating

1413 Haven Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
(502) 814-4637
Kate Sondossi
Advertising (Agencies/Consultants)


Audio Visual Management (AVM)
9436 American Eagle Way
Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 240-5511
Ty Haskett

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida
807 S. Orlando Ave.
Suite R
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 478-2996
Keith Padgett
Organizations (Non-Profit)

Cafe Linger
2912 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 930-0473
Michael Brito

Clayton Mechanical
2431 Aloma Ave.
Suite 124
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 463-6543
Joseph Pastrana
Air-Conditioning and Heating

Clear Touch Interactive
1100 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29607
(407) 312-6157
Glenn Reichle

Equifax - Workforce Solutions
115 Central Island St.
Suite 200
Charleston, SC 29492
(843) 408-8404
J. Alan Shemelya


Knight Dermatology Institute
801 N. Orange Ave.
Suite 520
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 992-0660
Matthew Knight
Physicians (Dermatology/Cosmetic Surgery)

National Charter Bus Orlando
Downtown Orlando
(407) 274-9782
Marketing Manager
Transportation Services

Orlando Entrepreneurs
1 S. Orange Ave.
Suite 502
Orlando, FL 32801
(412) 445-8960
David Brim
8545 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
(877) 815-4227
Kathryn Taylor
Timeshares (Resales)

12200 W. Colonial Drive
Suite 203
Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 554-0259
Samantha Cloyd
Organizations (Non-Profit) 

The Red Fox Network
(407) 989-6098
Michael Brun

Posted by: Amanda O'Brien @ 3:00:00 pm 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Member of the Month - The Closing Agent

Working with various lenders and real estate companies, The Closing Agent facilitates commercial, residential, short sale, construction to permanent loans and refinances. The Closing Agent takes pride in providing the best service for its clients.

How The Closing Agent has benefited from being a member of the Orlando Regional Chamber:

"The Orlando Regional Chamber has always provided excellent opportunities for us to network with other local businesses. As the leading title company in Florida we have always prided ourselves in being part of our community. The Chamber allows us to continue to grow and present our brand to other members while also being a vocal advocate for small businesses within Orlando." —Barry Miller, CEO/President, The Closing Agent

For more information, visit

Posted by: Amanda O'Brien @ 5:00:00 pm 
Monday, September 24, 2018
Executive Connection Member Profile - Captivea

Captivea aims to improve profitability of companies quickly and easily by deploying the best software.

Captivea implements CRM, marketing automation, ERP and custom development. It uses industry-leading software that is flexible, easy to deploy and easy to use. Captivea can customize to the needs of each client and assists through each steps of deployment by analysis, installation, settings, customization, support and maintenance. It has deployed Salesforce, SugarCRM, Odoo, Microsoft Dynamics, Zendesk and Mautic.

Captivea's clients appreciate their technical and business expertise, the relevance of our project method, and also the quality of the human relationships that we build together.

For more information, visit and

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 5:00:00 pm 
Monday, September 17, 2018
Community Open House - Delaney Park Health and Rehabilitation Center

Sunday, October 28, 2018
1 - 3 p.m.
215 Annie Street
Orlando, FL 32806



Community Open House

Join Delaney Park Health and Rehabilitation Center
for a tour of its new 34-bed post-acute rehabilitation unit.

Refreshments will be provided.


Questions? Contact Terri Amitrone, NHA,

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 2:00:00 pm 
Welcome New Members - August 2018

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the following new members for August 2018. Members are encouraged to review the following listings for goods and services provided by these new members that may be of value to you and your business. For a complete directory of Orlando Chamber members, click here.


Delaney Park Health and Rehabilitation
830 W. 29th St.
Orlando, FL 32805
(407) 843-3230
Terri Amitrone
Healthcare Services
Nursing and Personal Care Facilities
Rehabilitation (Doctors/Clinics)

8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Suite 422
Orlando, FL 32809
(612) 230-9736
Kari Whetsel

111 N. Orange Ave.
Suite 1285
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 425-4636
Albert Hurtado
Accountants (Agencies/Consultants)


Infinity Signs & Graphics
1887 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 270-6733
Sal Kalai

Macy's - Mall at Millenia
4298 Millenia Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 264-2300
Doug Prescott


Central Florida Transmission Repair, Inc.
4685 Old Winter Garden Road
Orlando, FL 32811
(407) 203-1217
Sean Hill
Automobile (Service/Repair)

Floor & Decor
3111 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
(321) 230-9760
Martha Perdomo
Floor Covering
Tile/Terrazzo/Marble/Mosaic Work

Prevail Case Management
2311 Mount Vernon St.
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 367-7918
Jay Merjuste
Computer (Software Sales/Marketing)
Information Systems


Tadlock Roofing
11489 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, FL 32825
(407) 710-2600
Dan Gilligan

Venture X 100 Pine
100 E. Pine St.
Suite 100 & 500
Orlando, FL 32801
(321) 234-1043
Lindsay Hedrick
Office (Buildings/Centers/Suites)


CFC Arts
250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 937-1800
Bia Silva
Organizations (Non-Profit)

CI Group
304 W. Princeton St.
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 619-8281
Brandi Markiewicz
Office Furniture

Core 4 Strategies, Inc.
4830 Jeanette Court
St. Cloud, FL 34771
(561) 315-6595
Laura Gambino

Freedom Ride
1905 Lee Road
Orlando, FL 32810
(407) 293-0411
Marianne Gray
Disability Services

Motivate Enterprises, LLC
(321) 223-7534
Servola Frazier
Training/Development Consultants




New York Life
495 N. Keller Road
Suite 150
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 999-0291
C.J. Mella
Insurance (Life)

Rogan Marketing and Communications
4409 Hoffner Ave.
Suite 305
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 601-0845
Pamela Rogan
Marketing and Communications

Sapphire Timeshare Cancellation
4700 Millenia Blvd.
Suite 175
Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 362-7859
Tom Heehler

Sonacity Productions
(561) 699-1026
Mike Fried

Theater Cabinets
6800 Edgewater Commerce Parkway
Orlando, FL 32810
(407) 694-1118
Laura Knowles
Home Theaters

Posted by: Amanda O'Brien @ 1:00:00 pm 
Monday, September 10, 2018
Looking for New Engagement Opportunities? Attend a Ribbon Cutting Celebration.

Many people think of a chamber when they want to host a grand opening or ribbon cutting, but did you know that attending another companies' ribbon cutting celebration is an added perk of your chamber membership?

As a member of the Orlando Regional Chamber, you are invited to attend any of the upcoming ribbon cutting celebrations listed in Every Monday and on social media.

What is a ribbon cutting celebration?  A ribbon cutting celebration can be a great way to mark the opening of a business or even a milestone, such as a founding anniversary. It provides business owners an opportunity to celebrate with their employees, friends, family as well as other businesses in the area.

Why should you attend?

  • Networking: Ribbon cutting celebrations are a great way to meet the owners of a new company, as well as others who may be doing business with them. Attending may help you build a relationship. When a new business owner needs a product or service, attending a ribbon cutting may help them think of you first.

  • Learn about new business and show your support: Attending allows you to experience what is new. You will be among the first to see the business first hand. This will allow you to learn what's been happening, including future trends, challenges and solutions.

  • Serve as a resource: Many new business owners, especially those new to the area, may have a lot of questions. Attending a ribbon cutting celebration can enable you to become an invaluable resource to other business owners.

  • Enjoy free refreshments and other perks: Ribbon cuttings are free to attend. Many include giveaways or product discounts. Sometimes the events feature entertainment or demonstrations, food and refreshments.

  • Feel good: Attending a ribbon cutting means celebrating an opening or milestone. A new business means someone is investing in our region, and in most instances, creating jobs. Expect to leave the event with good energy and excitement for the future.

Check the "Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Celebration" section of Every Monday each week for dates and locations. For more information on ribbon cuttings or to schedule your own, call your Chamber membership representative or the Chamber at 407.425.1234.

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 11:30:00 am 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Pipeline Orlando LLC

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
5:30 - 8 p.m.
20 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 1100
Orlando, FL 32801



Celebrate Pipeline Orlando's arrival to the downtown Orlando community!

Meet the company's members, tour its beautiful space and enjoy delicious food and music.

Stop by for the grand opening special pricing for Orlando's premier shared workspace.

Questions? Contact Gregory Stott, General Manager,

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 10:00:00 am 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Floor & Decor

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
4 - 4:30 p.m.
3111 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803


Join Floor & Decor for a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m.

Afterward the company welcomes its valued builders, contractors, architects, designers, installers and realtors to PRO INE, an industry networking event.
Network with other professionals in the industry, win great prizes and learn about Floor & Decor’s products and services.

Event begins at 5 p.m. | Dinner at 6 p.m. | Raffle to follow
Enter for your chance to win great prizes.

Questions? Contact Martha Perdomo, Pro Services Manager, 321.230.9760

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 10:00:00 am 
Executive Connection Member Profile - eyebobs

Let everyone else look like everyone else.

eyebobs knows you’ve got that spark.That little something extra.The company is ready to help you let it out with daring, distinctive eyewear that turns up the ‘WOW.’ Because glasses should make a statement – even if yours requires a few extra exclamation points (or artfully placed swear words).

Seeing is believing for Florida frame fanatics now that eyebobs newest retail store, its third nationwide, has opened in The Florida Mall. Featuring prescription eyewear, reading glasses, sunglasses and a healthy dose of attitude.This destination retail experience will showcase the expansive eyewear offering that savvy shoppers have been finding online and in hip independent retailers for years.

eyebobs was founded on the radical notion that shopping for glasses should be fun. In 2001, Julie Allinson found herself on the other side of 40 and suddenly unable to read the fine print. With the help of her optician friend and future design collaborator, Jason Engelman, she set out to find the perfect pair of reading glasses. After carefully selecting her ideal frames, the final total left Allinson with the type of sticker shock usually associated with a luxury sports car purchase or hotel mini-bar tab. When she inquired about a more reasonably priced alternative, she was directed to the sad rack of cheaters at the local drugstore. The memory of what she saw there haunts her to this day.

There it was, her ‘a ha' moment. If what she was looking for didn’t exist, then she would just have to make it. Allinson set to work with a singular vision: to create a line of distinctive, high-quality eyewear for people like her, the irreverent and slightly jaded. 

That vision quickly became an all-consuming passion. As time went by, the smart, sarcastic and style-conscious got hooked on eyebobs. They loved the luxurious materials, outstanding craftsmanship and unique style paired with clever, often hilarious, branding. Frame names include such hits as Not Tonight, Cheap Therapy and Board Stiff (as well as some racier picks we won’t name here). Savvy fans even started to “hack their bobs” by putting prescription lenses in eyebobs frames. In response to this growing demand, eyebobs launched their first ever prescription line in 2017.

This full offering of eyewear is ready and waiting for you in eyebobs’ new location at The Florida Mall. Your shopping experience is guided by their Bobtender℠ Stylists who employ a fresh, fun, “no b.s.” approach to personal styling. They feel more like a trusted confidant than a sales person, so you’ll leave feeling utterly amazing and 100 percent confident you’re putting your best frame forward.

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 9:00:00 am 
Monday, August 27, 2018
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - OptiView 360


Thursday, September 13, 2018
6 - 9 p.m.
7309 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807

OptiView 360 is celebrating its Online Marketing and Entertainment division
and announcing this new addition to OptiView's brand Reflections Show.

OptiView 360 is a one-stop shop for online needs. The company's main focus is optimizing its customers
online presence and customizing recommend products to reach their full potential with their businesses.

Healthy bites an drinks will be served. And, Google prizes and other promotions will be given out at the event.

OptiView 360 is also offering 15 percent off any services enrolled into within a month of the event.

Questions? Contact Jaya Bressack, Co-Owner,

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 3:00:00 pm 
Executive Connection Member Profile - Solstice Apartments

Orlando has the ultimate experience in Solstice – the latest in luxury lifestyle living. Perfectly located in the heart of all that Orlando has to offer, Solstice is minutes from downtown Orlando, a short drive to exciting entertainment and next door to the Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets.  

Your oasis begins with a fully equipped clubroom that’s much more than just a place to relax. A private resident lounge with café kitchen, two-way fireplace and huge entertainment area is just part of your experience. Discover a new level of flexible work space with our open concept business center, two conference rooms and private offices to get it all done. Make our 24-7 health club your own in our expansive fitness center, private yoga studio, hot and cold plunge pools and men’s & women’s sauna. Top off your experience with a visit to our on-site golf simulator lounge and wet bar. 

Venture outside to the landscaped courtyard ready to welcome you with a zero entry lap pool and abundant lounge seating. The outdoor fitness area, loop path around the central lake for walking or jogging and the convenient dog park are all part of the purposeful design with an emphasis on a balanced lifestyle.

Solstice offers a new generation of apartments- from the luxury plank flooring to the quartz-topped counters and stainless steel Energy-Star appliances, no detail was overlooked. Your comfort is our number one priority with digitally programmable thermostats, ceiling fans in each bedroom, rain showerheads and Roman soaking tubs with mosaic tile surrounds.  

Discover what Orlando has been missing. Now open, experience the ultimate with Solstice.

Schedule a tour today at or by phone at 407.723.1000.

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 3:00:00 pm 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Frances Rios International

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9 - 10 a.m.
Lake Eola Park
Downtown Orlando, FL 32801



 Coming to Orlando, Frances Rios International is a unique firm that helps
companies – large to small – position themselves as preferred by female talent.

The company takes the temperature of women in the workplace based on their engagement
and satisfaction levels through its proprietary diagnostic tool, W Certified Company™ and tailored keynotes.

Questions? Contact Laura Leon, CXO, at

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Friday, August 24, 2018
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Tadlock Roofing

Friday, August 24, 2018
10 - 11 a.m.
11489 Lake Underhill Road
Orlando, FL 32825

The nation's Top 100 Roofer, Tadlock Roofing opens its fifth location in Florida in Orlando,
specializing in residential and commercial roofing services.

Questions? Contact Meagan Nixon, Marketing,

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, August 20, 2018
Member of the Month - Proforma Denali Marketing, Inc.

Proforma Denali Marketing builds company brands from concept to product through printing, custom branded merchandise and unique campaigns. As branding experts, it not only helps clients make a powerful first impression, but will help with name recall. One source.Infinite resources.

Why Proforma Denali Marketing joined the Orlando Regional Chamber:

"The Chamber has been a tremendous growth engine for our business. Not only that, it has been a fantastic resource for us personally. The Chamber has allowed us to connect with so many wonderful people that we may not have met otherwise." —Hadley Winslow, Owner, Proforma Denali Marketing, Inc.

For more information, visit

Posted by: Amanda O'Brien @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, August 13, 2018
Welcome New Members - July 2018

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the following new members for July 2018. Members are encouraged to review the following listings for goods and services provided by these new members that may be of value to you and your business. For a complete directory of Orlando Chamber members, click here.


Miracle of Love, Inc.
741 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 843-1760
Mr. Angus Bradshaw
Healthcare Services
Organizations (Non-Profit)

SimonMed Imaging
279 Douglas Ave.
Suite 1112
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 206-2159
Ms. Jeimi Bare
Medical Diagnostic Imaging (Nuclear Medicine)


Surterra Wellness Center
1743 Orange Ave.
Unit 102
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 523-3721
Mr. James Birch
Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Products


AA Metals, Inc.
11616 Landstar Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32824
(407) 377-0246
Ms. Empe Mallory
Buildings – Metal

Drury Inn & Suites Orlando
7301 W. Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 354-1101
Ms. Ashli Hawthorne

Frances Rios International
155 S. Court Ave.
Suite 2202
Orlando, FL 32801
(787) 231-7347
Ms. Frances Rios
Business Management (Leadership Consultants)
Training/Development Consultants


Longhorn Steakhouse - Grand National
5460 W. Oakridge Road
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 351-4679
Mr. Robert Pere

Related Development
4767 New Broad St.
Orlando, FL 32814
(407) 514-2636
Mr. Jeff Robbins
Developments and Developers


The Able Trust
3320 Thomasville Road
Suite 200
Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 879-3212
Mr. Hans Kairies
Organizations (Non-Profit)

Blezoo, LLC
3107 Edgewater Drive
Suite 4
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 841-8844
Mr. Dean Caravelis
Advertising Specialties

Cherry Bekaert LLP
800 N. Magnolia Ave.
Suite 1300
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 423-7911
Mr. Ron Conrad

Global Hope Network International
934 N. Magnolia Ave.
Suite 310
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 207-3256
Ms. Daphne Keys
Organizations (Non-Profit)

Licensing Team LLC\
924 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 373-7479
Ms. Kayla Brown
Business Services

Manny's Original Chophouse
4979 New Broad St.
Orlando, FL 32814
(407) 755-4110
Ms. Paulina Lu


Minuteman Press
653 Maguire Blvd.
Suite 900
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 895-8448
Mr. Bill Salinsky
Printing and Publishing

Olympia Compounding Pharmacy
6700 Conroy Road
Suite 140
Orlando, FL 32835
(407) 808-3396
Mr. Kirk Calvert
Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Products

Orlando Fashion Square
3201 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 896-1132
Ms. Tonya Hernandez
Retail and Variety Stores

Valley National Bank
Residential Lending Department
450 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 567-2960
Mr. David Parker
Mortgage Bankers or Brokers 

Wink Eye Care
4192 Conroy Road
Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 209-3695
Mr. William Roberts
Optometrists (Offices/Clinics)

World Housing Solutions, Inc.
104 Challenger Court
Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 545-3030
Mr. Ron Ben-Zeev

Posted by: Amanda O'Brien @ 5:00:00 pm 
Monday, August 6, 2018
Grand Opening - eyebobs

Saturday, August 25, 2018
1 - 5 p.m.
12402 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837

eyebobs® is celebrating its new new store in The Florida Mall with fabulous frames,
an in-store portrait artist, a photographer on-deck and a “Living Museum.”
Living Museum? You heard it right. Visit the store to see live versions of classic paintings
(rocking eyebobs, of course) provided by Central Florida Community Arts.
Because you know you’ve always wanted a selfie with the Mona Lisa!

Mark your calendars – it’s all happening on Saturday, August 25th from 1 - 5 p.m. See you there!

Questions? Contact Kari Whetsel, Marketing Project Manager,

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 10:00:00 am 
Monday, July 23, 2018
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Curaleaf

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
3 - 7 p.m. (ribbon cutting at 5:50 p.m.)
12402 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837

Curaleaf is celebrating its grand opening.

Led by a team of physicians, pharmacists, medical experts and industry visionaries, Curaleaf develops safe, effective, and innovative cannabis-based therapeutic products. Curaleaf combines the industry’s most medically precise and technologically advanced production techniques with decades of horticultural experience, to ensure consistently exceptional quality that patients and health care professionals can trust. Based on a foundation of compassion, professionalism and respect, Curaleaf strives to empower physicians and patients by providing product expertise and guidance to help them make the right choices. Curaleaf is committed to being Florida’s leading resource in education and advancement through research and advocacy.

Questions? Contact Catie Callahan, Dispensary Manager,

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 12:00:00 pm 
Monday, July 9, 2018
Executive Connection Member Profile - Olde Town Brokers

Founded in 1994, no other name is more identified with greater Orlando real estate than Olde Town Brokers. The company is recognized as one of the only true boutique brokerages in Central Florida, providing a full range of real estate brokerage services including single-family home and condo sales, commercial, investment properties, relocation, rentals and full-service property management. Whether you are looking at Downtown Orlando real estate, luxury Winter Park condos or desirable Thornton Park, Baldwin Park, College Park, Windermere or surrounding neighborhoods, Olde Town Brokers has the expertise to assist in Central Florida from the Gulf to Atlantic coasts.

Looking for a commercial property instead? No problem, its Winter Park and Orlando realtors do that as well.

Buy, Sell, Rent and Property Management… we do it all!  Let Olde Town Brokers take care of your next real estate transaction so that you can, “Get Busy Living!”


Posted by: Greg Mason @ 12:30:00 pm 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - AA Metals, Inc.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
3 - 4:30 p.m.
11616 Landstar Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32824

AA Metals, Inc. is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a grand opening.
15 years in service, committed to quality aluminum distribution based in the City Beautiful.

AA Metals has completed construction of its warehouse and will also be accepting applications for open positions.

Questions? Contact Empe Mallory, Office Manager,

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 12:00:00 pm 
Monday, July 2, 2018
Webinar for Small Businesses Interested in Doing Business with the Federal Government

The General Services Administration (GSA) is hosting an information session to generate awareness and educate small businesses about the One Acquisition Solutions for Integrated Services Small Business (OASIS SB) contract vehicle, and the criteria involved with becoming a suitable Industry Partner for the OASIS SB contract. Previous OASIS SB Industry Partners have outgrown their size standard, resulting in an upcoming on-ramping to back-fill vacant slots.

To learn more about the upcoming on-ramp of vendors, register for their information session webinar on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. EDT

Questions? Contact Tim McCutcheon at


About Events
GSA's PSHC Industry Partner Briefings are interactive webinars designed to provide contractors with a better understanding and open dialogue on various aspects of GSA's professional services and human capital program.


About OASIS and OASIS Small Business
OASIS and OASIS Small Business (SB) are multiple award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts that provide the federal government with flexible and innovative solutions for complex professional services.

These contracts:

  • Span many areas of expertise and mission spaces;
  • Span multiple professional service disciplines;
  • Allow flexibility for all contract types, including hybrids and cost-reimbursement, at the task order level; and
  • Allow ancillary support components, commonly referred to as Other Direct Costs (ODC), at the task order level.

The core disciplines of the contract include:

  • Program management services;
  • Management consulting services;
  • Logistics services;
  • Engineering services;
  • Scientific services; and
  • Financial services.

Contract Features:

  • Commercial and non-commercial services;
  • CONUS and OCONUS requirements;
  • Classified and unclassified services;
  • Ancillary Support necessary to deliver a total solution, such as:
    • Labor;
    • Materials;
    • ODCs; or
  • Hybrid of any of the above

Review the OASIS and OASIS SB Master Contracts.

Posted by: Amanda O'Brien @ 1:00:00 pm 
Executive Connection Member Profile - CCG Analytics Consulting Services and Solutions

An award-winning data analytics consulting firm, CCG helps clients solve their operational and strategic challenges through innovative services and solutions. Its team of experts focus on understanding business and industry to develop tailored data and analytics solutions that empower you to make decisions at the speed of your data. The company's analytics solutions support digital transformation, platform modernization, data governance/quality, predictive analytics, reports/dashboards, cloud migration, data mining, data modeling and data science.

Start transforming your business today and call 407.221.9745 for a free half-day analytics or cloud discovery and design session.


Posted by: Greg Mason @ 12:00:00 pm 
Welcome New Members - June 2018

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the following new members for June 2018. Members are encouraged to review the following listings for goods and services provided by these new members that may be of value to you and your business. For a complete directory of Orlando Chamber members, click here.


Bermello Ajamil & Partners, Inc.
390 N. Orange Ave.
Suite 1850
Orlando, FL 32801
(321) 228-8925
Mr. Doug Westfall
Architects and Planners
Architectural Services
Engineering Services

8350 Parkedge Drive
Tampa, FL 33637
(813) 675-1072
Mr. James Macchiarola
IT Technology Consultants


Four Points By Sheraton Orlando Convention Center
6435 Westwood Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 351-6600
Ms. Josephine Bisono
Hotel and Resort (Amenities)
Hotels, Motels and Resorts

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
111 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
(850) 644-1222
Ms. Melissa Roberts
Business Services


Achieve Financial Solutions, LLC
1521 Buckeye Falls Way
Orlando, FL 32824
(407) 443-7954
Mr. Jim Tartisel
Education Services
Financial (Consultants/Planners/Services)

1040 Woodcock Road
Suite 212
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 647-7787
Mr. Jim Lane
IT Technology Consultants

12402 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32837
Ms. Catie Callahan
Pharmacies and Pharmaceutical Products

DaVita Metrowest
4578 Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811
(407) 298-3977
Ms. Erin Deniz
Healthcare Services

Dr. Phillips House
135 N. Lucerne Circle
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 716-5627
Ms. Angie Vann
Event Facility


International Insulation Products
603 Central Florida Parkway
Suite 108
Orlando, FL 32824
(678) 646-1251
Mr. Dermot Ennis

K1 Speed
9550 Parksouth Court
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 434-7500
Mr. Dan Radatz

L & S Diversified, LLC
405 Lake Howell Road
Suite 1001
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 681-3836
Ms. Fabiana Pouso
Surveying Services

Via Airlines
218 Jackson St.
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 374-2429
Mr. Scott Wubbena
Airline (Companies)

9067 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 351-8800
Ms. Natalie Thibodeau
Theaters (Dinner)


The Adeline
304 Lake Ave.
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 496-8425
Mr. Louis Alandete

Badcock Home Furniture & More
7873 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 501-4719
Mr. Max Matos

Choice Plumbing I, Inc.
3550 Old Winter Garden Road
Orlando, FL 32805
(407) 422-7443
Mr. Nick Shif

3855 E. Avalon Park Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32828
(407) 497-9771
Mr. Jeremy Lowell


Extreme Influence
3810 Murrell Road
Rockledge, FL 32955
(321) 757-4673
Mr. Randy Mortensen

Movement Mortgage - Downtown Orlando
189 S. Orange Ave.
Suite 2000
Orlando, FL 32801
(904) 814-9513
Mr. Peter Kilsheimer
Mortgage Bankers or Brokers

Orange County Comptroller's Office
201 S. Rosalind Ave.
4th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 836-5534
Mr. Phil Diamond

Posted by: Amanda O'Brien @ 9:00:00 am 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - LongHorn Steakhouse

"Lasso Cutting" Ceremony
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

2:00 p.m. (Guests may begin dining at 3 p.m.)
5460 W. Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, FL 32819



LongHorn Steakhouse will officially open its newest location in Orlando on Tuesday, July 10.
Guests may begin dining at the new restaurant at 3 p.m. for dinner, and regular hours will begin the next day at 11 a.m.
Located at 5460 West Oak Ridge Road near the Orlando Premium Outlets, the restaurant will be led by 14-year LongHorn veteran Robert Pere as Managing Partner.

To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will host a “lasso cutting” ceremony on July 10 at 2 p.m. in partnership with the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce.
During the event, the restaurant team will select one special guest to mark the opening moment by making the first steak cut.

Questions? Contact Robert Pere, Managing Partner, at

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 4:00:00 pm 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Surterra Wellness


Wednesday, July 25, 2018
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
3665 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Port Orange, FL 32129



Come celebrate Suttera's newest location.

Tour the space, meet the team and enjoy light beverages and locally made pastries.

If that's not enough, receive 25% off ALL in-store purchases all day!

Questions? Contact James Birch, Regional Community Relations,

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, June 25, 2018
Discount to Small Business Leadership Conference for Chamber Members

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of the College of Business at Florida State University, is hosting its Small Business Leadership Conference from Wednesday, August 1 to Friday, August 3 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando. This year’s conference theme, ‘It’s All About the Customer,’ will reflect the importance of a small business’ relationship with its customers, as well as provide the opportunity to learn innovative techniques, solutions and practices that can help improve all aspects of customer relations.

Disney imagineer, researcher and entrepreneur-in-residence at Florida State University, Mk Haley is this year’s keynote speaker. She has been with The Walt Disney Company since 1994 serving primarily with Walt Disney Imagineering roles across virtual reality teams, R&D, special FX, show quality services and the Disney research labs. Haley has also served Disney corporate initiatives related to new technology programs and collaboration tools, as well as with emerging tools and television.

John Rivers, founder of the popular BBQ restaurant 4 Rivers Smokehouse, will be serving as the conference’s closing speaker. Retiring as president of a $1.5- billion-dollar company, John Rivers left a career of 20 years in healthcare to follow a lifelong dream of running a restaurant. In 2009, John opened the first 4 Rivers, which quickly became one of the fastest growing restaurants in the southeast. With thirteen locations in Florida and one in Atlanta, the success and popularity of his 4 Rivers and his second concept, the Southern-inspired Coop, have garnered national recognition. Nation’s Restaurant News, the industry’s lead trade publication, recognized 4 Rivers as one of its top five breakout brands.

  • Day 2 - “Hot Mic” plenary session: in this Ted Talk style discussion, three speakers will present topics from each of their areas of expertise. Each speaker will have approximately 18 minutes to share impactful content with the audience in an immersive and focused environment. These talks are personal, simple and concise. The aim is to keep the audience more engaged for a shorter period of time in order for them to better retain the ideas and information presented.

  • Day 3 - “Pitch the Editor” competition: five conference participants will be selected to provide a three-minute pitch of their company story to a panel of judges. The judges are looking for stories that involve customers, and the winner of the competition will receive a cash prize and could be featured in an upcoming issue of i4 Business magazine.

A variety of workshop sessions will be held throughout the conference covering topics such as customer service, customer relations, finance, legal issues, strategic planning, leadership, and marketing. Four-time entrepreneur, best-selling author, editor and producer Ramon Ray will be featured as MC.

Orlando Chamber Member/Orlando Economic Partnership Investor Discount
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship is offering a discount to ALL members of the Orlando Regional Chamber and investors of the Orlando Economic Partnership. When registering, use code JMIFRIEND to receive $25 off.

Conference dates: Wednesday, August 1, 4:30 - 7 p.m.; Thursday, August 2, 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Friday, August 3, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Early registration is $195 through June 29, $250 after June 29 and $275 on site. To register, visit For more information about the conference or sponsorship opportunities, contact AK Consulting Group at 850.523.4200.

Posted by: Amanda O'Brien @ 11:00:00 am 
Member of the Month - Tewes Mortgage

Tewes Mortgage is a mortgage brokerage firm that shops for loan programs that fit its clients' needs. With over a dozen unique lenders at its disposal, the company can complete a wider range of loans than a standard lender. Tewes Mortgage provides one-on-one service with the client every step of the way from initial contact, to closing and following up after. The competitive advantage comes from a combination of being able to shop for the lowest interest rates, support throughout the entire process and being available around the clock.

Why Tewes Mortgage joined the Orlando Regional Chamber:

"By being an active member and being genuinely proud about your business, the success will follow. Joining the Chamber has been Tewes Mortgage’s most beneficial investment in this market. Spreading the word has evolved from one person to a whole community now knowing of the company’s passion and mission." —Brian Tewes, Orlando branch manager, Tewes Mortgage

For more information, visit

Posted by: Kellie Prevost Pinel @ 8:00:00 am 
Monday, June 18, 2018
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - DaVita Metrowest

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
4 - 7 p.m. | Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 p.m.
4578 S. Kirkman Road
Orlando, FL 32811




Better care can mean better quality of life!

Come tour Davita's newest dialysis clinic, meet the team and enjoy refreshments.

Questions? Contact Erin Deniz, Outreach Development Manager,

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 4:00:00 pm 
Open House - Legacy Chiropractic

Thursday, June 21, 2018
6 - 9 p.m. 
230 E. Marks St.
Orlando, FL 32803




Join Legacy Chiropractic for a night of networking, food and drinks!

FREE spinal screenings will be available as well as new patient specials.

Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. 

Questions? Contact Michelle Chambers, Owner/Chiropractor,

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, June 11, 2018
Executive Connection Member Profile - GreenMile LLC

For many companies, managing its mobile team’s last-mile route execution efforts and maintaining high levels of productivity creates a real – and expensive – challenge in logistics. Whether managing a team of delivery drivers, sales reps, merchandisers or service reps, ensuring the team is following preassigned route plans and servicing customers in the most effective way becomes paramount to a company’s bottom line. This task is made more difficult given today’s growing logistics complexity coupled with increased service expectations from the customer.

For the past eight years, GreenMile has helped companies all across the globe, including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, to improve the mobile team’s productivity through its award-winning route execution management solution. The GreenMile Suite is composed of a cloud-based platform and several mobile applications designed to track route execution performance in real time by combining route plan, stop delivery, and location data in one single cloud-based solution.

Using GreenMile, companies have real-time visibility over mobile resources, allowing them to track actual-vs-plan performance as well as identify any route plan deviations that occur which could impact the business. GreenMile’s advanced routing algorithms continuously look for ways to improve the driver’s route as it unfolds, using live traffic information to propose route changes that can reduce any negative impacts on the route.

GreenMile’s mobile platform allows mobile workers to visualize their route plans, register their hours of service, accurately record their service times and customer visits, collect proof of delivery/service data including customer signatures and pictures along with predesigned surveys.

GreenMile’s customers achieve significant reductions in mileage, overtime and overall last-mile transportation costs while increasing stop productivity and customer satisfaction.  And, with the last-mile (going from the depot out to the customer to perform a delivery or service call) tending to be the most expensive portion of a distributor’s supply chain, the result is a stronger bottom line coupled with happier customers.

Visit for a free demonstration of how GreenMile can help improve your company’s productivity and profits.

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, June 4, 2018
MEMBER NEWS: Swing into summer with Drive Shack’s unlimited game play pass

Close your eyes and imagine you and five of your friends soaking in the sun during five hours of unlimited golf game play on some of the top courses in the country.

Now open your eyes and head to Drive Shack because that’s exactly what Orlando’s premier golf-entertainment destination is offering this summer. Guests can swing in early and play from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. for just $45, choose to day play from 2 - 7 p.m. for $55, or purchase both to play all day for up to six guests per bay with the new Swing Pass!

Each Swing Pass includes:

  • One fully equipped bay for up to six guests
  • Five hours of unlimited BayPlay, including Drive Shack’s hottest games. Play some of the top courses in the country, like Teton Pines and Linfield National, or take advantage of Drive Shack’s signature technology, which includes proprietary games like Shackjack and Monster Hunt.

This is all in addition to Drive Shack’s always-complimentary Free Play Game Lounge, featuring classic games like shuffleboard, Skee-Ball and Pac-Man.

The Swing Pass is available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is not valid on Saturday or Sunday. Offered for a limited time only, so be sure to swing into Drive Shack this summer and enjoy the unlimited Swing Pass.

Posted by: Message from Drive Shack @ 9:00:00 am 
Welcome New Members - May 2018

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the following new members for May 2018. Members are encouraged to review the following listings for goods and services provided by these new members that may be of value to you and your business. For a complete directory of Orlando Chamber members, click here.


Sonny's BBQ
6649 Amory Court
Suite 11
Winter Park, FL 32792
(866) 697-2972
Kennon Adkinson
Catering, Restaurants


The Ken Pozek Group at Keller Williams International
6900 Turkey Lake Road
Suite 1-3
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 717-0197
Ken Pozek
Real Estate (Agents/Brokers/Managers)


Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar
227 S. Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792
(407) 986-9464
John Eland

Days Inn Orlando Downtown
3300 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 720-3732
Steve Walker

Luxury Mattress Gallery
520 W. State Road 436
Suite 1172
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 865-6737
Roger Dukes


OptiView 360 VirtualTours & Marketing
7309 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807
(407) 731-0767
Joseph Andrew

3815 Silver Star Road
Orlando, FL 32808
(407) 307-0000
Ana Zamora
Floor Covering


8810 Commodity Circle
Suite 28
Orlando, FL 32819
(954) 817-0740
Jane Scaletta
Travel Agencies

2474 E. Michigan St.
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 704-6636
JC Aranda

Florida Capital Bank
1000 Legion Place
Suite 1250
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 637-3740
Elizabeth Fechtel

One Oak Realty Corp.
510 Jennie Jewel Drive
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 222-2421
Michael Chiorando
Real Estate

Orlando Food Truck Catering
51 E. Jefferson St.
Suite 2081
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 900-6481
Michael Blasco


Parke East Apartments
7721 Silver Pointe Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32822
(407) 281-4566
Mary Worthy

PR Designs LLC
14737 Eagles Crossing Drive
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 782-1822
Pey-Rong Garcia
Interior (Designers)

Silver Star Enterprise
505 Clark St.
Oviedo, FL 32765
(407) 625-8845
Anissa Chan
Investment (Advisors/Services)

UPTOWN Selfies
12397 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Suite 211
Orlando, FL 32837
(407) 415-2771
Craig Coderre
Photography (Production)

Wilson Group Financial
121 S. Orange Ave.
Suite 1500
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 377-6622
Sam Wilson
Financial (Consultants/Planners/Services)

Posted by: Lisa Addy @ 12:00:00 am 
Monday, May 21, 2018
Welcome New Members - April 2018

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome the following new members for April 2018. Members are encouraged to review the following listings for goods and services provided by these new members that may be of value to you and your business. For a complete directory of Orlando Chamber members, click here.


262 Strategy LLC
494 Treviso Drive
Kissimmee, FL 34759
(571) 383-8289
Mr. Jim Fraser

Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc.
707 Mendham Blvd.
Suite 104
Orlando, FL 32825
(407) 645-2577
Ms. Lisa Barr
Organizations (Non-Profit)

Macy's at Florida Mall
8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 854-2300
Ms. Keyuna Barber
Retail and Variety Stores


Poston Communications
1515 International Parkway
Suite 2001
Lake Mary, FL 32746
(404) 875-3400
Ms. Monica Smith
Public Relations Services
Professional Services

The Club at Bella Collina
16355 Vetta Drive
Bella Collina, FL 34756
(407) 469-4999
Ms. Dana Acevedo
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Event Facility

9295 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 218-7714
Ms. Kim Chute
Golf Courses and Country Clubs
Sports Bar/Restaurants 


Cryos International
2200 N. Alafaya Trail
Suite 550
Orlando, FL 32826
(407) 203-1175
Ms. Roksan Aydelman
Medical Laboratories and Blood Banks

Rhodes + Brito Architects Inc.
605 E. Robinson St.
Suite 750
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 648-7288
Ms. Michelle Tatom
Architects and Planners
Architectural Services


2774 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 894-7226
Mr. Jose Ortiz
Office Supplies

Waterford Lake Town Center and West Town Corners
413 N. Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32828
(407) 737-2866
Ms. Taylor Bennett
Real Estate (Property Management)


6830 Shadowridge Drive
Suite 211
Orlando, FL 32812
(407) 902-3526
Mr. William Zielinski
Security (Systems/Services)

Center for Diagnostic Imaging
3847 Oakwater Circle
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 741-5400
Ms. Deanna Vigliotta
Medical Diagnostic Imaging(Nuclear Medicine)

GD Janitorial Services, Inc.
4737 Maple Park St.
Orlando, FL 32811
(321) 279-5374
Mr. Daniel Castaneda
Janitorial and Cleaning (Services)

Innovative Support Systems, Inc.
1030 Sunshine Lane
Suite 1000
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
(407) 682-7570
Mr. Sean DeVaney
IT Technology Consultants


International Vacation Resorts
7200 Lake Eleanor Drive
Suite 245
Orlando, FL 32809
(866) 664-7128
Mr. Desmond Newman
Vacation (Rentals/Ownership)

Kathy Till & Associates, Inc.
2791 Upper Park Road
Orlando, FL 32814
(407) 484-3597
Ms. Kathy Till
Government (Relations/Consultants)

9125 Center Way
Unit 208
Orlando, FL 32810
(407) 252-2611
Mr. Angel Cuevas
Sporting (Events)

Pipeline Workspaces
20 N. Orange Ave.
Suite 1100
Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 501-7756
Mr. Greg A. Stott
Office (Buildings/Centers/Suites)

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Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Arooga's Grille House & Sports Bar

Sunday, May 27, 2018
10:30 a.m.
227 S. Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792




Celebrate the Grand Opening of Arrooga's Grille House & Sports Bar!

Questions? Contact John Eland at

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Executive Connection Member Profile - TaylorWorks

TaylorWorks has been providing professional IT support for the legal, medical and business community in and around Central Florida for over 19 years. The company specializes in assisting companies that range from 10 employees to over 200 employees providing enterprise-level services and solutions at prices that work for all types of businesses. Time and experience has helped TaylorWorks develop best practices and workflow procedures around a proactive philosophy designed to keep your focus on your business, not your technology.

From network support to managed services, server & PC maintenance, hosted exchange, and more, TaylorWorks experience has allowed it to build and develop the infrastructure needed to keep prices affordable and clients up and running.

TaylorWorks partners with many types of businesses and strives to eliminate IT issues before they cause expensive downtime, so you can continue to drive your business forward. The company's dedicated staff loves seeing their clients succeed. 

TaylorWorks is in this business to help other small businesses grow and move forward. It's as simple as that. The company is driven by the philosophy that if it helps local businesses solve their IT issues so they can become more profitable and successful, then it will inherently grow along with them.

To learn more, go to

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Ribbon Cutting Celebration - BumperDoc of Downtown

Monday, June 4, 2018
1 - 3 p.m.
22 S. Westmoreland
Orlando, FL 32805



Come join BumperDoc of Downtown for its grand opening celebration and ceremony!

There will be snacks and refreshments.

To celebrate, any four window tint installation will include a FREE windshield front strip.
Any body auto body repair will include a FREE headlight restoration.

Questions? Contact Miguel Gines, owner, at

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 12:45:00 pm 
Monday, May 14, 2018
Member of the Month - B Resort & Spa

B Resort & Spa, an official Walt Disney World Hotel, is part of the national lifestyle hotel brand B Hotels & Resorts. Along with a contemporary design and desirable location, B Resort & Spa provides a lifestyle experience inspired by the destination, with distinctive opportunities for engagement among leisure and business travelers alike.

With 394 stylish guest rooms and suites, B Resort & Spa, situated in the Disney Springs area, is an ideal destination for experience-driven couples, families, large groups, and business travelers. Guest rooms and suites feature striking blue and white décor and floor-to-ceiling windows, many offering views of the area's lakes, theme parks, and evening fireworks celebrations. Meeting and event attendees are well-served at B Resort & Spa with more than 25,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor function space equipped for business meetings and gatherings, social events, and weddings.

For additional rejuvenation after a fun-filled day at the theme parks, the full-service B Indulged® AVEDA lifestyle spa, is a serene environment that offers a customizable menu of services. Onsite dining outlets include American Kitchen Bar & Grill, Pool Bar & Grill, and The Pickup, a casual one-stop shop located just off the lobby for a quick breakfast, snacks, and a full-service ice cream shop.

Our core B Signature Elements ignite a genuine emotional connection to the hotel and the brand. We invite guests to revel in Self-Expression Hospitality™ and tailor experiences how they desire them to be, as our motto is Lifestyle Without Attitude. B Resort & Spa offers guests a warm and approachable sense of hospitality in the heart of Central Florida. Click here to visit

"Since rejoining the Chamber in September 2017, our ROI has been infinite! Not only for the referrals, but for the pure exposure that only the Orlando Regional Chamber has given us. It is true what every member says to new members as well as those considering membership, you get what you put in! The more events you attend, the more you learn, grow and, most importantly, make true friendships, you get back double. I have not only been referred business for the hotel and American Kitchen Restaurant, but also help with finding vendors for our property. From marketing, carpet installation, air conditioning, kitchen vents, and the list goes on. A membership with the Orlando Regional Chamber is one of the best investments for every size company or organization in Central Florida. B Magic!"

— Molly Meeker
Sales Manager-Northeast & Canada
B Resort & Spa


Posted by: Kellie Prevost Pinel @ 10:30:00 am 
Friday, May 11, 2018
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Stone-Mart

Thursday, May 17, 2018
3 - 7 p.m.
3815 Silver Star Rd.
Orlando, FL




Celebrate Stone-Mart Orlando's Grand Opening!

There will be food, beer, wine, live music, amazing prizes and more.

Questions? Contact Ana Zamora at

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 1:00:00 pm 
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Orlando Regional Chamber and U.S. Small Business Administration Enter Strategic Partnership

Organizations sign Memorandum to continue to strengthen Central Florida’s economy

Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Regional Chamber signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today during a reception hosted by the Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) as it welcomed the newly appointed Region IV Administrator of the SBA, Ashley D. Bell, on his first official visit to the area. The purpose of the SAM is to foster small business development and expansion among Central Florida’s small business network.

“We are entering a new stage of our collaboration to further develop a working relationship between the SBA and the Orlando Regional Chamber,” said John F. Davis, executive vice president of the Chamber. “The signing of the SAM will solidify our mutual commitment to help start, maintain and expand small businesses in our seven-county Orlando region.”

The Orlando Regional Chamber, established in 1913, supports its 1,000+ members with education, programming, networking opportunities and business credibility. The new partnership outlines resources and programs available to members and assigns the Chamber to the role of facilitator.

“We are honored to enter into a strategic partnership with the Orlando Regional Chamber. Through our alliance, Central Florida entrepreneurs will have greater access to capital, small business counseling and access to government contracting opportunities so they can reach global markets, expand their businesses, and create more jobs,” said Ashley D. Bell, SBA Regional Administrator.

Bell serves nine districts located in the eight Southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The mission of the SBA is to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business by providing financial, contractual and business development assistance and advocating on behalf of business owners. Bell also has oversight of over $5 billion in SBA-backed lending, the counseling arm of the SBA, which counseled over 225,000 entrepreneurs last year in Region IV. SBA contracting programs for small business account for over 23 percent of all federal contracts awarded.

The SAM was signed by the SBA, the Orlando Regional Chamber and Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani. The SAM is the first between the Orlando Chamber and the SBA. The memorandum does not authorize the expenditure of any funds and is not a legally binding contract.

For more information contact Laureen Martinez at 407-242-3982 or Lola Kress at 404-331-2798.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit

About the Orlando Economic Partnership
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) works to provide the Orlando region with quality jobs, economic growth, broad-based prosperity and a sustainable quality of life. It is a not-for-profit, public/private partnership representing seven counties – Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia – as well as the City of Orlando. To learn more, visit

Posted by: Laureen Martinez @ 2:00:00 pm 
Monday, May 7, 2018
Executive Connection Member Profile - 262 Strategy LLC

262 Strategy LLC is a corporate government relations consulting firm based in Kissimmee that supports federal, state and local engagement for their clients. With a focus on economic growth, technology development and programmatic/policy advocacy at all levels of government, the firm’s background is in diverse market segments like aerospace, defense, transportation, space,and cyber.

The rules of the game have changed. Faced with 24-hour media cycles where everything seems to be “breaking news” and the growth of non-traditional means of communicating like Facebook and Twitter, it’s absolutely essential that companies have the ability to adapt their messaging and advocacy efforts to this new norm. It’s also true that the old saying “all politics is local” has never been more relevant. An understanding of the intersection of federal, state and local politics is a must. 

262 Strategy LLC has a broad base of experience across a spectrum of issues and capabilities, to include program and policy advocacy; economic development and strategic growth initiatives; smart and safe cities technology development; budgetary and regulatory processes; state and local “grassroots” advocacy; brand management and media engagement; and management of a Political Action Committee (PAC).

To learn more, go to

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 2:00:00 pm 
Monday, April 30, 2018
Small Business Export Resources Roundtable | May 30, 2018

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