EOCC: Business Expo - Your Reason Why

Aug 10, 2022 at 05:10 pm by pj


By DOROTHY HARDEE, Chamber Administrator 


“Incredible things in the business world are never made by a single person, but by a team.” Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Chairman & CEO of Apple


Picture if you will, a sea of businesses in rows of three throughout the restaurant, atrium, hall, and back conference entrance of one of Orlando’s most stunning hotels. More than one hundred businesses highlighting their products and services offering you a one-stop-shop for everything you need. Food, drinks, giveaway’s and more makes this the place to be on August 25. Where is this delightful event for adults to connect and peruse? It is the annual East Orlando Chamber (EOCC) Business Expo, August 25 from 5-8 PM at the DoubleTree Orlando Airport.

With 100+ exhibitors, it is the best place to connect with EOCC Members and nonmember participants in one place, not to mention another 300-400 potential customers visiting your space during this three-hour event. For those participating in the event, it was an easy decision.

Audrey & Ben Hochstetter, owners of Signarama Orlando North have been part of the Expo for years watching it grow in popularity. There was so much excitement for their products and services that they have secured a second table and scheduled more team members to meet the need. The leads from last year were so strong, that they anticipate 2022 to be even better.

Last year was a first for Justin Walsh, Store Manager at TD Bank University Blvd. Given the uptick of the Covid variant, he was a little apprehensive, uncertain what to expect. After the event, the entire bank was talking about how engaged the businesses were. Businesses came to their table interested in how they could collaborate and connect them with others. He not only got business from the event but continues to expand his connections with those he met. In fact, he is even volunteering for an organization he met in 2021. Justin and the TD Bank team are ABSOLUTELY attending the event this year and encourage other to do the same.

Membership sales is important to Sam’s Club Lake Nona. With a clear objective, goals for the day and a tray of cookies in hand, the Sam’s team had one of the most profitable days for the year. Secrets to their success included standing in front of their table, greeting everyone passing their table, an engaging smile and an offer attendees just could not refuse.

James Groves with Hole in the Wall Drywall Repair was so excited for this year’s event, he signed up as soon as registration opened, purchased an extra table, and secured his spot on the Bingo Card. This is a man with a plan.

Hungry for more? We have our restaurant partners featuring bites to delight. Host site, DoubleTree Orlando Airport will feature a spread of delectable delights in the restaurant’s breakfast nook. Relax and unwind with the tasty treats of Cheeba Hut. Enjoy the fresh, farm to table tastes from CHOP5 or the organic refreshment from Clean Juice Waterford Lakes. Guacamole Mexican Grill will spice up your evening, while Marlow’s Tavern tantalizes with Tavern treats. Looking for comfort food? Metro Diner has just what you are looking for. P1 Vodka will bring the pizazz to the evening while you eat like a rock star with Rock & Brews favorites and socialize big time with Keg Social. There is so much to do, see and taste at this year’s Business Expo, make it a date night.

If you want to continue the fun, join us for the After Party at Marlow’s Tavern Lee Vista at 8:00 PM. It is all about connecting, building relationships, and making new friends.


Purchase your tickets to attend the 2022 EOCC Business Expo now. It is a real bargain at just $10 a piece for a chance to talk to vendors, sample delicious food, connect with others and win prizes. For those reading this article, use Promo Code OMN2022 to get in FREE.


The East Orlando Chamber Business Expo 2022 is Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the DoubleTree Orlando Airport Hotel, 5555 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32812. Register today at eocc.org.

For more information or to register for events call (407) 277-5951 or visit our website at eocc.org. The East Orlando Chamber of Commerce everywhere East of I-4.




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