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.


 UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

 

 Testimonial Tuesday on Location

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

3:00 – 5:30 PM

LIVE of Facebook & On Location

 

 Misters & Sisters Great After Hour Adventures

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

5:30 – 7:00 PM

Brix & Mortar Avalon Park

3885 Avalon Park E. Blvd, Orlando, FL 32828

 

The Hybrid Member Academy: Roadmap to Member Success

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Hybrid Event - East Orlando Chamber office 

12301 Lake Underhill Road, Ste. 245, Orlando, FL 32828 

 

Healthcare Collaborative Meet & Greet Breakfast

Hosted by UCF Lake Nona Hospital

Thursday, August 11, 2022

7:30 – 9:00 AM

UCF Lake Nona Hospital

6700 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827

 

Ribbon Cutting: The Learning Experience O-Town West

Thursday, August 11, 2022

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

The Learning Experience O-Town West

7530 Redmond Drive, Orlando, FL 32836

 

EOCC Advocacy Advisory Council

Friday, August 12, 2022

10:00 – 11:00 AM

Virtual Meeting

Register to participate

 

EOCC Real Estate Advisory Council Planning Meeting  

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

9:00 – 10:00 AM

East Orlando Chamber of Commerce

12301 Lake Underhill Road, Ste. 245, Orlando, FL 32828

9:00 – 10:00 AM

 

Financial Literacy 101 Lunch & Learn

Presented by World Financial Group

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

East Orlando Chamber office

12301 Lake Underhill Rd., Ste 245, Orlando, FL 32828

 

 Coffee Club Nona: Often imitated, never duplicated…the ORIGINAL Coffee Club

(3rd Thursday of the month) 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

8:30 – 9:30 AM 

Sam’s Club Lake Nona 

11920 Narcoossee Road, Orlando, FL 32832 

FREE to EOCC Members | $10 for Non-Members 

 

EOCC Business Expo 2022

Exhibitor Registration

Thursday, August 25, 2022

5:00 – 8:00 PM

DoubleTree Orlando Airport

5555 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32812

 

EOCC #Buzz4Biz

Discover the Value of Chamber Investment

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

8:30 – 9:30 AM

The 5th Floor Orlando

3802 Avalon Park East Blvd., 2nd Floor, Orlando, FL 32828

 

OPTIC Orlando: Top 10 Ways to Safeguard Your Personal Privacy Online

Friday, September 16, 2022

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Full Sail University

175 University Park Drive, Winter Park, FL 32792

$10 per person includes light breakfast bites






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