EOCC: New Age Networking for Healthcare Professionals is Here!

Sep 18, 2020 at 07:38 pm by pj

Be sure to check out our events section below!




In February, we delighted in the success of the East Orlando Chamber of Commerce’s first Healthcare Council Collaborative Meet & Greet. Our goal was to be the connector helping to increase referrals, expand visibility within the community ultimately increasing revenue.  The results were exciting as more than seventy people within the healthcare field joined us at CERTUS of Waterford Lakes for an early morning breakfast networking event.  Oh, those were the days. 


COVID-19 no doubt changed everything and continues to complicate our lives as we try to establish a new normal in business.  We swiftly adjusted to virtual opportunities seeking out the best options for networking in technology.  Powernet gave us the flexibility of breakout rooms allowing professionals to interact in small groups.  Our August test drive met with rave reviews from participants experiencing the transition from room to room in five plus minute sessions within the hour-long event.    


Dr. Kyle Clifton with Ascent Audiology was sold after participating.  “Just like any of the other chamber events, this most recent health council breakout was engaging and even fun to attend. The virtual breakout with other health professionals was a relaxed way to let others in the healthcare community know what we do in my practice. Networking with other healthcare facilities is why I joined the chamber and I cannot thank EOCC enough for putting on events just like this one. I look forward to the next event even if it is virtual.” 


Dr. Colin Bartoe, Functional Neurology Chiropractic Center was thrilled to have connected with three potential referral clients during the event.  The pandemic has challenged small practices with the prospect of being completely shut down with an outbreak.  Virtual connections can meet the need for physicians seeking to keep their practices relevant as we slowly explore our new normal for opening safely.  


A poll of the virtual general session confirmed the sentiment to not only repeat the virtual breakout option but to do it on a monthly basis.  You asked and we listened!  Join us for the next East Orlando Chamber Healthcare Council Collaborative Virtual Meet & Greet Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM.  The East Orlando Chamber Healthcare Council Collaborative is focused on the entire landscape with special attention to offering focused peer-to-peer networking to increase referral sources.   We will introduce your neighboring physicians, more about the Healthcare Collaborative and how the EOCC is helping grow your practice through referrals, community outreach and new opportunities with increased revenue potential.  If you are a physician or healthcare professional, register today.  RSVP is requested.   


Want to know how else the Chamber can work with you to elevate your business?  Let’s meet to discuss your business objectives and how the EOCC helps drive results making you a long-term member of one of the oldest established chambers in Central Florida.   


John Kelly with Orlando Medical News is a big fan.  “Our audience is healthcare, but our advertising partners are small local businesses.  Sales is all about relationships.  The best part of the East Orlando Chamber is it fosters relationships.  At the end of the day the thing that stands out to me most importantly is the leadership.  They sit down with membership, learn about your prospects & connect you with chamber members.”    


As we reach half a year of the COVID-19 nightmare, many businesses are teetering on the brink, trying to decide which expenditures make sense to continue. So, you ask yourself why you should consider membership in the East Orlando Chamber. As businesses are looking at ways to save money, they also seek ways to retain and attract employees.   Not only does the chamber offer networking opportunities and great cost-saving benefits, but it now provides a direct primary care plan and health benefits program, with a group rate with pricing individuals would find hard to beat.  


The chamber partnered with Joe Filice, president of Avalon Insurance Services, to provide members some of the most unique benefits around. In fact, this move makes our organization the first chamber in the state to offer an affordable package for any size business.  

Have we piqued your interest?  Give us a call to find out more at (407) 277-5951 or visit our website at eocc.org.  The East Orlando Chamber of Commerce everywhere East of I-4.  


Dorothy Hardee is the Administrator for East Orlando Chamber of Commerce 





Virtual Crema de Nona 

(Every Tuesday morning) 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 

8:30 – 9:30 AM  


Virtual Coffee Club East  

(1st Thursday of the month) 

“Hot Seat” 

Thursday, September 3, 2020 

8:30 – 9:30 AM 
Powered by Powernet 

FREE to EOCC Members | $10 for Non-Members 


East Orlando Chamber’s Virtual Job Seekers Series 

The Real Deal to Get a Great Job During COVID-19 

Featuring Roger Lear 

Friday, September 4, 2020 

12:30 – 1:30 PM 

In partnership with OrlandoJobs & Meteoric Studios 

Registration required.  Free to all 


Virtual the Member Academy: Roadmap to Member Success 

Wednesday September 9, 2020 

9:00 – 10:00 AM 

Powered by Powernet 

Member Exclusive 


Virtual EOCC Educational Series “On the Menu” 

Featuring “Getting in Front of Future Clients & Maximizing Efforts” with Rob Haynes 

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 

12:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

Powered by Powernet 

Free for EOCC Members | $10 for Non-members 


Healthcare Council Collaborative Virtual Peer-to-Peer Referral Forum & Breakout 

Thursday, September 10, 2020 

8:00 – 9:00 AM 

Powered by Powernet 

Free to Healthcare professionals 


Virtual Spectrum Reach Nuevo: Reconnect with Your Customer & Your Community 

Thursday, September 10, 2020 

2:00 -3:00 PM 

Free to attend 


East Orlando Chamber’s Virtual Job Seekers Series 

The Ultimate Guide on How to Use LinkedIn to get a Great Job 

Featuring Roger Lear 

Friday, September 11, 2020 

12:30 – 1:30 PM 

In partnership with OrlandoJobs & Meteoric Studios 

Registration required.  Free to all 


Virtual September Chamber Luncheon 

“Ninth District Court in the East”  

Featuring The Honorable Donald A. Myers, Jr., Chief Judge, Ninth Judicial Circuit Court 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 

12:00 – 1:00 PM 

Powered by Powernet 

Free to EOCC Members | $10 for Non-members 


Virtual Coffee Club Nona 

(3rd Thursday of the month) 

Real World Thursday Marketing Panel 

Thursday, September 17, 2020 

8:30 – 9:30 AM 

Powered by Powernet 


East Orlando Chamber’s Virtual Job Seekers Series 

Career Expert Day – LIVE# 

Career Experts Answer Your Job & Career Questions 

Friday, September 18, 2020 

12:30 – 1:30 PM 

In partnership with OrlandoJobs & Meteoric Studios 

Registration required.  Free to all 


Virtual Non-Profit Council Roundtable – Member Non-profit Benefit 

Sponsorship 2.0 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 

9:00 – 10:00 AM 

Powered by Powernet 


Misters & Sisters Great Lunch Adventures is BACK! 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 

Bonefish Grill Waterford Lakes 

Registration is Required 

All attendees to wear masks 


Please visit EOCC.org for a complete listing of September events