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Big Orange Awards

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce builds partnerships, strong businesses and commitment to the community by serving as the leading business advocate in Central Florida, Facilitating Opportunity to more than 1,000 member businesses. In 2015, 2012 and 2009, the West Orange Chamber of Commerce received the prestigious State of Florida’s Chamber of the Year award.

Big Orange Awards
Sponsors and Speakers (L – R) Lynetta Tipton Steep, Regions Bank; Krista Carter, West Orange Chamber; Greg Ohe, Health Central Hospital; Karen Frenier, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital & South Seminole Hospital; Debbie Clements, Duke Energy; Rosemary Wilsen, City of Ocoee; Rusty Johnson, City of Ocoee; Stina D’Uva, West Orange Chamber; David Billsborough, DRB Benefits Group.
Sponsors and Speakers (L – R) Lynetta Tipton Steep, Regions Bank; Krista Carter, West Orange Chamber; Greg Ohe, Health Central Hospital; Karen Frenier, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital & South Seminole Hospital; Debbie Clements, Duke Energy; Rosemary Wilsen, City of Ocoee; Rusty Johnson, City of Ocoee; Stina D’Uva, West Orange Chamber; David Billsborough, DRB Benefits Group.

On February 6, the brand new Ocoee Lakeshore Center was filled to capacity with the best and brightest of West Orange County’s business community at the West Orange Chamber’s Annual Big Orange Awards, presented by Orlando Health. Event sponsors Duke Energy and the City of Ocoee, along with numerous local in-kind sponsors from the West Orange Chamber, truly showed how the West Orange area is a vibrant, eclectic and thriving business community. “The West Orange community is fortunate to boast so many selfless, hardworking people and organizations that continually give back to our community,” says Stina D’Uva, President/CEO of the West Orange Chamber. “We are very proud to have them as members and be able to recognize them for their service.”

We would like to congratulate the following outstanding citizens for their generous work and commitment to the West Orange Chamber and our community:

•Big Business Member of the Year – CenturyLink
•Small Business Member of the Year – Lake Apopka Natural Gas
•Business Member of the Year Finalists: The Digital CPA, MetroWest Golf Club, NeuroSpine Institute
•Rising Star Award – Expert Business Advice (Dr. Phillips)
•Bert Roper Award – Mona Phipps, Oakland Nature Preserve
•George Bailey Award – Julie Sanchez, First Source Residential & MetroWest Master Association
•The Mary VanDeventer “Spirit of West Orange” Award – Kay Cappleman, Winter Garden Heritage Foundation
•Sam Hovsepian Award – Tim Haberkamp, Hardee’s (Pine Hills)
•Chairman’s Award – Dorcas Dillard, Professional Opportunities for Students & Gosselin Realty (Ocoee)
•Ambassador of the Year- Lenny Stark, Best Cleaners (Windermere, Winter Garden, etc)
•Lifetime Ambassador – Father Tom Rutherford, Church of the Messiah
•Danniel J. Petro – The Bright Future of West Orange – Walter Toole, ACE Hardware (Winter Garden)

Upcoming Events:

March 20
Business After Hours
12 – 1:30pm
Budget U Pull It
881 S. 9th Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Chamber members: $5 in advance; $10 at the door
All non-member payments: $20
For more information, visit wochamber.com or email kcarney@wochamber.com.

April 10
Best Fest – A Taste of West Orange
Presented by Health Central & Orlando Health
5 – 8:30pm
Veranda Park
6696 Piazza Grande Avenue
Orlando, FL 32835
For more information on sponsorships and vendor registration, visit wochamber.com or email kcarney@wochamber.com.

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Bill Heneghan Bill is an author, investor and serial entrepreneur. He currently serves as President of VS Media Group which is the leading distributor of print publications in the tourism industry in the Central Florida Market. Along with Lifestyle Magazine the premier community magazine in the Orlando market. Bill is happily married to his wife Jane and has two sons Spencer & Brett.

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