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Youth Leaders Class XVII Applications Open Now

Posted on 9:03 am in Leadership Winter Park

Applications are now being accepted for Youth Leaders Class XVII. The Leadership Winter Park Youth Leaders program is Central Florida’s premier leadership program for students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in high school.  The program is designed to help students develop new leadership skills and expose them to opportunities for leadership within our community. Two sessions are available each summer, one in June and a second in July.  Session topics include team building, arts and culture in Winter Park, media and...

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LWP Class XXVIII applications open now!

Posted on 8:15 am in Leadership Winter Park

Applications are now open for Leadership Winter Park Class XXVIII!   Leadership Winter Park is a program of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce that identifies and promotes potential leaders from the business community who desire to become involved in making a difference in Winter Park. The program is an adaptation of a nationwide community-awareness, leadership preparation effort and offers a behind the scenes look at and study of the critical issues and challenges facing Winter Park. To apply, please click the button...

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Calling All Artists!

Posted on 9:30 am in General

Interested in winning free booth space at the 44th Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival? Submit your original Winter Park or autumn-inspired artwork* for consideration to be the offcial poster for the festival to be held in Central Park on October 14 & 15, 2017 Poster Artist Recognition: Artwork featured on event posters, t-shirts, note cards and other merchandise Automatic acceptance and free booth to exhibit at the 44th Annual Autumn Art Festival (200,000+ attendance) Artwork and bio displayed in local publications, event related...

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Winter Park Chamber Welcomes Katherine Keller

Posted on 4:57 pm in General

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Katherine Keller has joined the organization to oversee internal and external marketing and communication efforts. As the Chamber’s director of marketing and communications, Keller will focus on the creation of engaging digital content and targeted messaging campaigns. “I am excited to take on this new role and bring innovative and effective marketing strategies to the table. I am fortunate to join a team of capable and passionate professionals who are committed to a clear vision for...

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Saturday SunRail Service

Posted on 1:42 pm in Featured, General

Saturday SunRail Service

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced Monday that SunRail trains will run special service Saturday, March 18, to accommodate the attendees of major events in Central Florida, including the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival. SunRail listed eight different events and venues that are all within walking distance of its stations. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be a partner in providing this special Saturday service, as it gives riders an opportunity to attend popular events without the hassle of parking....

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City Commission Straw Poll Results

Posted on 9:46 am in General

City Commission Straw Poll Results

Today, Winter Park residents, business owners and community leaders participated in the first Winter Park City Commission Straw Poll, identifying Wes Naylor as their candidate of choice for City Commission Seat 1. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce held the poll during its Sip, Shop and Straw Poll event presented by Allegro Senior Living. The event provided attendees the opportunity to meet and greet with both candidates and cast a straw ballot prior to the upcoming municipal election. “Pairing a straw poll with our popular Sip, Shop and...

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Watch State of the City Live!

Posted on 2:10 pm in Featured, General

Watch State of the City Live!

In partnership with the City of Winter Park, Mayor Steve Leary will deliver his annual State of the City Address on Friday, February 17, at The Alfond Inn.  The event is sold out, however, beginning at 12:20 p.m., you can watch the event live from the comforts of your home or office by viewing the live stream below or via any of the following options: –     City’s official website: cityofwinterpark.org/stateofthecity –     City’s official Facebook® page: cityofwinterpark.org/facebook –     Orange TV – Your Government in...

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Candidate Forum Recap

Posted on 3:18 pm in Featured, General

Candidate Forum Recap

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce hosted a City Commission Candidate Forum at its monthly Good Morning Winter Park program on Friday, February 10. Both candidates running for City Commission Seat 1 were in attendance and participated in a civil debate moderated by former board chair Jane Hames. Thank you to Winter Park Voice for recording the forum. Many thanks to the 110 members, community leaders and residents in attendance and to our presenting sponsor, Florida Hospital, and supporters, Barnie’s Coffee, Costco Wholesale and Winter...

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Campaign Season Heats Up

Posted on 1:57 pm in Featured, General

Campaign Season Heats Up

Municipal election season is upon us! Here are several key dates for your campaign calendar: Good Morning Winter Park: City Commission Candidate Forum Friday, February 10 8:00 a.m. – Coffee & Conversation 8:30 a.m. – Program This month’s program features a candidate forum for City Commission Seat #1. Join the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce to hear both candidates as they answer questions on topics ranging from transportation to economic development. Presented by: Florida Hospital   Sip, Shop and Straw Poll...

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Chamber Leadership Team Update

Posted on 2:33 pm in Featured, General

Chamber Leadership Team Update

Dear Members, It is a very exciting time at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce right now!  Having just completed a strategic plan commissioned by our Board of Directors in late 2016, we are in the process of implementing changes that are all designed to create more value and better opportunities for our members. Our new vision is bold.  We are going to work right away to create a home for entrepreneurs, to welcome international guests and investors, to advocate for our partners, to convene discussions on big ideas, and to create new...

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