One of the best ways to build strong relationships with fellow Chamber members is to join a committee.
Events Committee – Stephanie Hodson, Avalon Park Group
This committee coordinates all the Chamber events and partnership opportunities and helps ensure all Chamber events are beneficial to general membership and in furtherance of policies set by Board. This committee meets year around. The committee meets every second Wednesday of the month from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Avalon Park Group Conference Room located at 3680 Avalon Park East Blvd., Suite 300, Orlando 32828.
Community Kickball Challenge – Stephanie Hodson, Avalon Park Group
The Community Kickball Challenge is our health and wellness event to jump start the New Year. This event will bring the community together to play a well loved sport and with a portion of the proceeds to benefit a local non-profit. This committee meets from August to January with the Events Committee from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at Avalon Park Group Conference Room located at 3680 Avalon Park East Blvd., Suite 300, Orlando 32828.
Vision Committee – Carol Ann Dykes, UCF Business Incubator
Carries on the work of the original East Orlando Visioning Study that was published in 2003. This committee coordinates the Chamber’s annual Visioning Event and the our monthly luncheon program. The group meets year round.
Small Business Expo Committee - Jennifer Englert, The Orlando Law Group
East Orlando Small Business Expo is an opportunity to showcase your business, network with your fellow chamber members and learn some useful business tips through informative workshops geared to provide you tools to help grow your business.
Golf Committee - Chris Luczywo, First 2 Aid Training
Our signature fundraising event takes place every September. This is the 30th year the tournament has encouraged businesses to network on the green. A portion of the proceeds benefit a local East Orlando Chamber non-profit as well. This committee meets from March to September at 8:30 AM on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Chamber Office located at 3251 Progress Drive, Suite B1, Orlando, FL 32826.
Education Day Committee – Joe McKinney, ECO Educational System LLC
This event is a fun-filled, community festival perfect for the entire family that supports our local Orange County Public Schools. This is an excellent opportunity for school groups to showcase their talent and to raise funds for their organizations. In addition to the school showcase, local businesses and non-profits can participate to feature their products and services. This committee meets from March to October on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Chamber office located at 3251 Progress Drive, Suite B1, Orlando, FL 32826.
UCF Football Tailgate Party – Ben Hochstetter, Signarama-North Orlando
Bringing together our businesses and families for a fun pre-game warm up. Support our local team and meet and mingle with fellow members to cheer on the UCF Knights.
Non-Profit Luncheon Committee – Kathie Koewer, Wycliffe Bible Translators
This event is to showcase and recognize Non-Profit Organizations in the East Orlando community. It will allow the non-profits to present their cause and how they help in our community. The committee meets from June to November.
Governmental Affairs Committee - Martha Santoni, Nemours Childrens Hospital
Works to inform our members of governmental issues and organizes our Breakfast with the Candidates event where you can meet and have face time with canidates who are running for office. Contact the Chamber office to join this committee. Meets year round the 1st Friday of the month.
Membership & Ambassador Committee – David Mullins, Insight Marketing Group
Helps attract and secure new members and serves as a liaison between Board and membership. Oversees Ambassador program, which integrates new members into the organization by making them feel welcome and involved. This committee meets year round on the last Tuesday of the month from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at at the Chamber office located at 3251 Progress Drive, Suite B1, Orlando, FL 32826.
Lake Nona Area Council – Abbye Alexander, Burr & Forman, LLC
The Lake Nona Area Council serves business and community members in Southeast Orlando. As an outreach arm of the East Orlando and St. Cloud Greater Osceola Chambers of Commerce, the Lake Nona Area Council works with EOCC and SCGOCC members and non-members in Southeast Orlando to support business connections through social and networking events that highlight the opportunities for growth in our community. This group meets year round on the last Friday of the month (except as noted on our calendar) at Valencia College Lake Nona, 12350 Narcoossee Road, Room 148, Orlando, FL 32832 from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
Coffee Club Committee - Chris Luczywo, First 2 Aid Training
This committee sources out the guest speakers, and meeting format for the bi-monthly meetings.
Nona's Café Con Leche Committee - Julio Aviles, Gold Star Mortgage
This committee sources the guest speakers and meeting format for the monthly meetings
Women on Wednesdays Committee - Bobbi Govanus, Retriever Payment
This Committee organizes and facilitates our Women on Wednesday meetings. Women on Wednesdays (WOW) provides executive women with the opportunity to network, share contacts, and to provide a mentoring/support system to young female executive within our chamber’s service area. The Committee members will assist the Chamber in securing sponsors, planning and scheduling speakers & topics and/or facilitating the meetings.
For additional information about any of our committees or to volunteer, please contact Andrew Cole, Director of Events at firstname.lastname@example.org or (407) 277-5951.