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Monday, March 11, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Orlando Preowned

 


Friday, March 22, 2019

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
3701 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32808 

   

Orlando Preowned Grand Opening Spring Event
Spring forward into your new vehicle.

Come out for family fun, food, a live DJ, games and prizes.
Register to win the grand prize of $1,000. 

Orlando Preowned will be broadcasting with iHeartRadio and Rumba 100.3.

Visit orlandopreowned.com.

Questions? Contact Sabrina Davenport, Customer Relations Manager, sabrina@orlandopreowned.com.

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Garage Living Orlando

 


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

4 - 8 p.m. 
803 S. Orlando Ave., Ste. B
Winter Park, FL 32789 

   

 

As the garage becomes more important to homeowners, many are looking for companies
to help them turn that space into a more functional and beautiful area.Opening a new showroom in Winter Park,
Garage Living of Orlando specializes in garage storage and cabinets as well as a beautiful Polysaspartic
flooring that comes with a 15-year warranty.

 

Visit garageliving.com/orlando.

Questions? Contact Ted Wettstein, owner, twettstein@garageliving.com.

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

 


Wednesday, March 20, 2019

6:30 - 7 a.m. 
9 W. Gore St.
Orlando, FL 32801 

   

 Earth Fare invites the community to join in a grand opening celebration with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
There will be a mystery gift card giveaway valued at up to $1,000 to the first 500 shoppers in line,
exciting contests and giveaways, free samples, product demonstrations and more.
Shoppers will receive a free reusable bag when they sign up for Healthy Rewards, the in-store loyalty
program that grants access to the store’s best deals and earn points with every visit.
Follow along on Facebook to learn more about opening week festivities and specials. 

 

Visit earthfare.com/downtownorlando.

Questions? Contact Mariah Fairweather, community relations coordinator, mariah.fairweather@earthfare.com.

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, March 4, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Hotworx 24 Hour Infrared Fitness Studio

 


Friday, March 15, 2019

4 - 6 p.m. 
11650 University Blvd.-2
Orlando, FL 32817 

   

Visit hotworx.net/studio/orlando-universityblvd

Questions? Contact Ashley Thompson, manager.orlando.uniblvd@hotworx.net.

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Executive Connection Member Profile - Pascale Media

Pascale Media makes websites, designs digital or print creative and maintains hardware with tech that works.

The company started in 2011 by UCF alumni, founder and creative technicalist Nicholas Vito Pascale as a project to give back to the community through churches and non-profits funded by various web development and digital creative career opportunities. Above all, the company's team has made it a priority to invest in people and invest in projects that help make Florida great. It’s not just about “giving back” or “doing good.” It’s about adding value to our hometowns with careful purpose and planning.

The Pascale Media team has the heart of designers, programmers, writers, email marketers and PC builders, all backed by professionally managed full-service experts. You could say Pascale Media is technically creative and creatively technical at what it does.

Over recent years, the company has helped with small one-man startups, to million-dollar industries to develop and maintain their online presences. It serves clients in the legal field, medical, service and construction industry, retail as well as not-for-profits. Pascale Media has over 15 years of experience helping clients address a wide range of issues and projects such as network security, creative direction, document security, web design, disaster recovery planning (DRP), technology compliance issues, technology recommendations, video conferencing, phone systems and much more.

Being a privately owned and a founder-led company, Pascale Media can work fast with impeccable service. Its workspace is designed for immediate collaboration utilizing a virtual office -- with a click, call or text the team is readily available. Each service's process is managed, executed and quality checked by industry standard methods of managing projects in order to deliver results on time.

Technology is Pascale Media's life and enjoying its works hardly makes it work at all. Succeeding with companies or organizations who are passionate about what they do is what the company loves. Let Pascale Media build your awesome technology together.

Pascale Media's managed services include:

  • Custom Web Design and Everything To Get You Online
  • Digital Creative + Design including Print Fulfillment
  • Brand Development including Logo Design
  • Photography and Video Services
  • Email Marketing Management
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Desktop Support. Setup + Maintain + Troubleshoot
  • Desktop Training
  • Web Training. Instruct + Guide + Inform
  • Web Support. Code + Update + Test
  • Afforable Monthly Maintenance Plans

 Visit pascalemedia.tech.

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, February 25, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Veracity Hair Salon and Beauty Bar

Thursday, March 7, 2019
5:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
538 Virginia Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 

   

Veracity Hair Salon and Beauty Bar is celebrating its grand opening.
Enjoy catered food, goody bags and discounts on its amazing services.

Visit veracitysalon.com.

Questions? Contact Arlab Veracruz (Vera), vera@veracitysalon.com.

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 3:00:00 pm 
Executive Connection Member Profile - Interior Contract Services

Orlando-based Interior Contract Services (ICS), the region’s most knowledgeable and respected provider since 1983, is a full-service contract furniture company that delivers work space solutions throughout Central Florida. ICS represents Teknion Furniture Systems, a company that responds quickly to the evolving demands of today’s technology-enabled workplaces. It is a tool for innovation and positive change in your workplace. 

ICS compliments the Teknion line with other fine furniture lines available to design and deliver to your next new office, classroom or healing space. The company represents quality products and provides customized solutions. ICS also provides professional installation, warehousing, project management, design, reconfiguration and inventory management. It offers its clients a range of price points to help meet their budgets. ICS participates in Florida State Contact and GSA pricing to assist these purchases.

ICS consistently exceeds expectations through its collaborative approach to design and seamless planning and implementation process. The company works closely with its clients to provide products and services tailored to their needs. ICS develops work environments that go beyond functional requirements to enhance collaboration, learning, training and socialization. ICS understands the process of creating an ideal work space extends beyond function and space.

Whether you are purchasing new furniture or require a reconfiguration of existing stock, ICS's trained installation teams can adjust your office without disrupting productivity. Google has consistently ranked ICS as highest in customer service for Orlando office furniture dealers.

Visit interiorcontract.com or call 407.294.4141.

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, February 18, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Scoppechio

 

Thursday, February 28, 2019
5:30 - 9 p.m. 
1413 Haven Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 

   

Scoppechio is Orlando’s newest ad agency -- creating content that connects companies to customers quickly and effectively.
The agency provides content for all platforms of communication with core competencies in brand strategy,
digital, experiential, shopper marketing, CRM, packaging and merchandising design.

Scoppechio Orlando is the newest office to join this independent marketing services network which is headquartered in Louisville, KY. 

Questions? Contact Kate Sondossi, Director of Business Development, kate.sondossi@scoppechio.com.

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, January 14, 2019
Discounted Pro Bowl 2019 tickets still available for Orlando Chamber Members

Posted by: Lisa Addy @ 3:00:00 pm 
Monday, January 7, 2019
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - LongHorn Steakhouse Fashion Square

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
2 - 3 p.m. 
3101 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803 

   

LongHorn Steakhouse will officially open its newest Orlando restaurant on Tuesday, January 22 near the Fashion Square Mall.
Guests can dine at the new restaurant starting at 3 p.m. for dinner, and regular hours will begin the next day at 11 a.m.
Located at 3101 E Colonial Dr., the restaurant will be led by 15-year industry veteran Brooke Manz as managing partner.

To celebrate the opening, the restaurant will host a “lasso cutting” ceremony on Tuesday, January 22 at 2 p.m.
During the event, the restaurant team will select one special guest to mark the opening moment by making the first steak cut.

 

Questions? Contact Brooke Manz, Managing Partner, bmanz@loho.com.

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 3:00:00 pm 
Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Traka USA LLC

 

Friday, January 18, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
1925 Traylor Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32804 

  

Traka USA is celebrating the grand opening of its new USA headquarter office located in the 'city beautiful.'
To thank customers and resellers for helping achieve this milestone, Traka USA invites them to celebrate with us in a day filled with good food,
fun games, a grand tour of its new office and a raffle with 100 percent of proceeds to benefit United Way.
 

Questions? Contact Jarelise Elias, US Sales & Marketing Analyst, jelias@trakausa.com.

Posted by: Greg Mason @ 3:00:00 pm 
5 Social Media Tips for Orlando Small Businesses

Social Media can be hard to navigate, especially for small businesses that may not have the capital to invest in a consultant. But with 45% of the world’s population active on social media, it’s worth investing some extra time. The advent of social media changed the way we communicate with our friends, family, and, especially, customers. Small Businesses are in a unique position to leverage their scale to make real connections with customers through social media, at little-to-no monetary cost. Here are 10 tips for tackling social media that won’t cost you much time or money.

5 Social Media Tips for Orlando Small Businesses

  1. Evaluate your goals

    Before investing the time and money into creating a social media presence, it’s important to reflect on your business goals. What are your marketing objectives and how can social media help you to achieve them

    Once you’ve determined that a social media endeavor is the right strategy to achieve your goals, define the key metrics to measure the success of this venture.  Are you generating brand awareness? Consider tracking metrics like shares and re-posts. Is your goal to generate leads? Make sure to have a plan to track the leads you get back to social media, either on your website or through a customer survey. For insights and inspiration, look to blogs by Orlando agencies Findsome & Winmore, Designzillas and Gravitational Marketing, which are full of social media tips, tricks and tactics.

  2. Become a thought leader

    Running a business means you are an expert in your field - and social media is a great way to build your credibility. Provide your audience with valuable and relevant information they typically wouldn’t know where to find. Focus on creating posts and content that your audience cares about, even if it is not directly related to your product or services.

    Some brands also do a great job of providing customer service on social media. For example, the official Twitter account of Orlando International Airport (MCO) provides flight and weather updates, travel tips and responds to customers in real time. Think about how you can use social media to add an extra layer of customer service to your business.

  3. Show, don’t tell

    The old idiom “a picture is worth 1000 words” is even more true on social media. That’s why platforms like Instagram and Snapchat are so popular. Use the platforms to showcase photography that represents your brand.

    For a well-curated Instagram account, check out The Ravenous Pig and Gideon’s Bakehouse on Instagram. Apps like Layout for Instagram can be helpful when curating a visually pleasing Instagram feed.

  4. Reach out to influencers

    Social media influencers harness the public’s interest in their personal lives to become a new form of salesperson. The trust they develop with their followers lends weight to their endorsements. It’s like celebrity endorsement, but generally cheaper and more effective.

    Reach out to influencers in your industry or local community by offering them a free service or trial of your product to get their support for your business. Check out local businesses Statusphere and IZEA that help brands partner with appropriate influencers.

  5. Empower employee advocacy

    Every employee can be an ambassador for your brand. If you sum the social media following of all your employees, it is probably greater than the following of your company pages. Encourage employees to use their platforms to share company news and information with their audiences. You can even incentivize employees who participate with gift vouchers to local restaurants or attractions.

    Platforms such as Social Reacher efficiently disseminate information, and track activities towards incentive programs for no cost to organizations with fewer than 50 participants.

Establishing your social media presence doesn’t have to be a dauting task. These tips will help small business owners tackle social media strategically. Take advantage of your scale and get creative with how and where you present your brand and engage with your customers.  

Posted by: Justin Braun @ 3:00:00 pm 
Friday, December 7, 2018
Small Business Opportunities at Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

There's never been a better time to do business with Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). With the completion of Phase I of Orlando International Airport’s (MCO) new South Terminal C Airport People Mover (APM) and Intermodal Terminal Facility (ITF), a huge opportunity exists for small businesses in the seven-county Orlando region to benefit from the large-scale construction projects. GOAA wants small businesses to know how they can work with the airport.

The opportunity for small businesses to reach regional, national and international consumers is immense. MCO is one of the busiest airports in the country, and the busiest in Florida. The latest Airport’s Council International (ACI) rankings recognized MCO as No. 1 in Florida, No. 11 in the country and No. 39 in the world. It’s also the third fastest growing airport in the United States, with 47 million total passengers so far this year.

George I. Morning, Director of the Small Business Development Department at GOAA, cited the power of partnerships with small businesses as having the greatest impact on the Orlando region. “With your help and support we will reap dividends that will grow our community and better our economy.”

These dividends are already being realized. Of the more than half a billion dollars awarded for the large-scale construction projects at South Terminal C, an impact study found that nearly 32 percent of the total value went to small businesses. The projected total economic impact of the project for Orange, Osceola, Lake and Seminole Florida counties will be the support of 4,342 jobs, translating to more than $660 million total economic output and $20 million in state and local tax revenue.

Carolyn Fennell, Senior Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations for GOAA, reiterated the importance of partnerships for the project. “We acknowledge the importance we place on small business and how it impacts everything we do. We can only grow with relationships and participation.”

GOAA is undergoing a massive capital expansion and redevelopment campaign that may approximate over three billion dollars between FY 2015 and 2020. For those interested in learning more about doing business with GOAA, please visit www.orlandoairports.net/airport-business.

Posted by: Justin Braun @ 4:00:00 pm 
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 info@kmiintl.com | www.kmiintl.com

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.

EXECUTIVE CONNECTION

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
Restaurants

BUSINESS CONNECTION

AV-America
8249 Parkline Blvd.
Unit 300
Orlando, FL 32809
(416) 481-8333
Rita Plaskett
Audio/Video

 

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

CONNECTION

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

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

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
Restaurants

 

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

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

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, skromanaker@wingsfinancial.com or Joyce Lemon, Business Development, jlemon@wingsfinancial.com.

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, rita.p@av-america.com.

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.

EXECUTIVE CONNECTION

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

BUSINESS CONNECTION

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
Hospitals

CONNECTION

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

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
Apartments

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

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

NUTRONCO
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
Catering

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, erin.deniz@davita.com.

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
407.637.6459
orlandotransmissionrepair.com

 

 


Questions? Contact Steven Love, Outside Sales, sales@cflrepair.com

 

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

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

 


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, rachel.allen@rexelusa.com

 

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.

EXECUTIVE CONNECTION

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

 

Captivea LLC
13001 Founder's Square Drive
Suite 120
Orlando, FL 32828
(407) 392-2217
Sebastien Riss
Marketing
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
Consultants
Business Management (Leadership Consultants)
Business Services

BUSINESS CONNECTION

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
Entertainment
Multimedia (Services/Products)

 

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

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

CONNECTION

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

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
Restaurants

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
Technology

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

 

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
Marketing

SellMyTimeshareNow.com
8545 Commodity Circle
Orlando, FL 32819
(877) 815-4227
Kathryn Taylor
Timeshares (Resales)

ServiceSource
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
Marketing

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 www.theclosingagent.com.

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 captivea.us/blog and captivea.us.

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
407.841.4371
delaneyparkhealthandrehab.com

 

 

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, administrator@delaneyparkhealthandrehab.com.

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.

EXECUTIVE CONNECTION

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)

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

GellerRagans
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
Awnings
Manufacturers
Signs

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

BUSINESS CONNECTION

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
Construction
Roofing

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

CONNECTION

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
Consultants

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
Timeshares

Sonacity Productions
(561) 699-1026
Mike Fried
Photographers 

Theater Cabinets
6800 Edgewater Commerce Parkway
Orlando, FL 32810
(407) 694-1118
Laura Knowles
Cabinets
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
407.501.7756
pipelineworkspaces.com

 

 


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, gstott@pipelineworkspaces.com.

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.

eyebobs.com

facebook.com/eyebobs.

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

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Thursday, September 13, 2018
6 - 9 p.m.
7309 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807
407.690.0025


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, jaya@optiview360.com.

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 SolsticeOrlando.com 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
787.231.7347

  

 

 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 laura@francesrios.com

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, meagan@tadlockroofing.com.

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 www.proformadenalimarketing.com.

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.

EXECUTIVE CONNECTION

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

BUSINESS CONNECTION

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

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

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
Restaurants

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

CONNECTION

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
Accounting

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
Restaurants

 

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
Manufacturers

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, kari@eyebobs.com.

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, ccallahan@curaleaf.com.

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!”

oldetownbrokers.com/

facebook.com/oldetownbrokers/

instagram.com/oldetownbrokers/

twitter.com/oldetownbrokers/

 

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, empe.mallory@aametals.com.

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 timothy.mccutcheon@gsa.gov

Register


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.

www.ccganalytics.com

www.linkedin.com/company/ccganalytics/

 

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.

EXECUTIVE CONNECTION

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

Flexential
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

BUSINESS CONNECTION

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

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

Curaleaf
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
Catering

 

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

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

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)

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

CONNECTION

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

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

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

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

 

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

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
Government

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
407.351.4682

  

 

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 rpere@loho.com.

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER TIME.

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, jbirch@surterra.com.

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 jmiconference.com. 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 www.tewesmortgage.com/orlando/.

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, erin.deniz@davita.com.

Posted by: Joe Horan @ 4:00:00 pm 
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