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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.

EXECUTIVE CONNECTION

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

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)
Education/Fundraising

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

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

BUSINESS CONNECTION

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

 

Staples
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)

CONNECTION

ADT
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)

KnockerBall
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)

Posted by: Lisa Addy @ 2:00:00 pm 
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 john.aroogas@gmail.com.

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 1:30:00 pm 
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 taylorworks.com.

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 1:00:00 pm 
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 bumperdocofdowntown@gmai.com.

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 www.bresortlbv.com

"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 info@stone-mart.com.

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.

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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 www.sba.gov.

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 www.orlando.org.

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 www.262strategy.com

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 2:00:00 pm 
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