Chamber Blog

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 
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