• Chamber Blog

  • Friday, September 16, 2022
    One Purse

    That designer purse sitting on the shelf in your closet can change the life of a woman trying to escape from sex trafficking. One Purse provides scholarships to vocational and trade programs, mentoring and even employs survivors directly through the re-sale of high-end designer bags. Since 2016, One Purse has awarded scholarships to more than 200 survivors.

    Stephanie Biddle

    Friday, September 16, 2022
    Best Nest

    Inspiration and opportunity coincided at the right time for husband and wife team Kelsey and Trevor Brown. The duo launched Best Nest Home Management Solutions in the fall of 2020, offering three key spheres of service to homeowners: 1. Home Watch Program, 2. Home Maintenance Plan, 3. Project Management. Best Nest is geared toward second homeowners, busy homeowners with limited time, anyone who is traveling away from home, and homeowners with limited experience who want someone to provide expertise and

    Stephanie Biddle

    Friday, September 16, 2022
    Modest Wine

    Modest Wine may sell humble wine, but the carefully curated store has much to brag about. For starters, the shop is co-owned and co-founded by two high-caliber experts in the industry, Kyle Ridington and his partner. Ridington is an advanced sommelier with 15 years of experience who has worked for some of the best restaurants in the world, including the legendary Michelin-starred Jean-Georges and Daniel Boulud in New York. These partners, who are also a couple, bring industry expertise, style and 5-star

    Stephanie Biddle

    Friday, September 16, 2022
    Majestic Jewelers

    Majestic Jewelers has been serving its loyal customers for over three decades from its modest store on Aloma Avenue with an impressive team of experts in the front and back of the house. Danny Cirrincione worked for the previous owner as a jewelry repairman and maker, picking up pieces and taking them back to his garage to mend. One day the owner offered to sell the business to Danny, even financing the deal himself. Aside from his talent and dedicated work ethic, Danny’s instinct for top-shelf customer

    Stephanie Biddle

    Thursday, July 7, 2022
    Member Spotlight: Soseki Omakase

    Soseki Omakase is the recipient of Winter Park's first and only Michelin Star. Chef and Owner Michael Collantes, who is a Winter Park native, opened this restaurant during the pandemic and has been met with tremendous community support and industry recognition. Soseki Omakase is a formal Japanese style sushi experience where diners sit at the chef’s table or sushi bar and taste multiple courses, carefully crafted by a master sushi chef.

    Stephanie Biddle

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022
    Member Spotlight: Chick'n Cone

    Chick'n Cone is a novel take on chicken - bite-sized chicken tenders served in a waffle cone with your choice of sauce. Husband and wife, Micheal Vaz and Chelena Hopkins opened the newest location of the franchise in Winter Park with the intention of giving back to the community.

    Stephanie Biddle

    Friday, April 29, 2022
    Member Spotlight: East End Market

    John Rife’s East End Market gives talented, aspiring restauranteurs, artisans and entrepreneurs the opportunity to bring their concept to a shared venue that offers lower overhead costs and a built-in audience of potential customers.

    Stephanie Biddle

    Friday, March 11, 2022
    Member Spotlight: Original Orlando Tours

    Original Orlando Tours lures tourists away from the theme parks and locals away from their daily routines to experience some of the magic that lies within Winter Park. There are seasonal tours like the ghost tour and Christmas lights boating tour, and year-round tours like the foodie tours, historical tours and the popular Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood tour.

    Stephanie Biddle

    Friday, February 18, 2022
    Member Spotlight: Poris Plastic Surgery

    Dr. Stephenie Poris is blazing a trail as the founder of the only female-owned and operated plastic surgery practice in Orlando. Her practice strives to alleviate the stresses that many patients face in the healthcare system. She is able to give patients back their confidence with the support of her staff that cares for patients as deeply as she does.

    Stephanie Biddle

    Thursday, May 20, 2021
    Member Spotlight: Perspire Sauna Studio

    Perspire Sauna Studio is not the sauna at your hotel or gym. The science behind it is different, using full spectrum infrared light to heat your body, not the air or environment around you.

    Stephanie Biddle