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We are the leaders in our industry

The purpose of the Greater Oviedo Chamber of Commerce is to promote and advance the interests of the business community in a manner which fosters economic prosperity, encourages business growth and expansion and serves the civic interests of the greater Oviedo area.

To achieve this we seek:

1. To promote and support the business, professional and civic interests of all citizens of the greater Oviedo area.

2. To promote and encourage the economic growth and viability of existing businesses and to provide proper assistance to firms and individuals seeking to establish businesses in this area.

3. To serve as an advocate for the business community and to represent GOCC members in a nonpartisan way at governmental meetings, political events and media functions.

4. To operate the GOCC in a manner that reflects efficiency, financial control, organizational effectiveness and a good value for the membership.



We Are People That Love What We Do For a Living

WHY JOIN THE CHAMBER?

The Greater Oviedo Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit business membership association. The Chamber is an action-oriented organization dedicated to serving business and community needs. With the multitude of networking opportunities, educational offerings, and promotional opportunities, our member companies capitalize on contacts and resources provided by the Greater Oviedo Chamber of Commerce.

If you are a current member, thank you and congratulations for making the investment. If you are considering membership, explore the Membership Benefits, Committee Descriptions and Promotional Opportunities we offer. If you are ready to make us your partner in progress. We welcome your interest in the Greater Oviedo Chamber of Commerce.

COMMITTEE DESCRIPTIONS

Maximize your investment in Chamber membership by getting involved in a committee. Meet new people, make new business contacts, develop new skills and have a great time by participating in one, or more, of the Chamber's committees.

  • Ambassador Committee - The Ambassador Committee serves as the outreach arm of the Chamber. Duties of Ambassadors include welcoming new members into the Chamber, personally extending an invitation to new members to attend the Luncheons/After-Hours and other Chamber events and serving as greeters at Chamber functions. The Ambassador Committee also selects and presents the monthly beautification award.
  • Leads Group - The leads group meet on a bi-monthly basis to exchange information on new business prospects and marketing ideas.
  • Oviedo Businesswomen's Network - The group meets monthly to exchange information, share contacts and provide a support system for professional women in the Greater Oviedo area.
  • Winter Springs Business Network - This group is comprised of Winter Springs business owners and professionals that meet to exchange information, share contacts and discuss common issues.
  • Business Development Committee - The Business Development Committee develops and implements programs/services to enhance membership. This committee also seeks to enhance economic opportunity for the area.
  • Government Affairs - The Government Affairs Committee attends city and county legislative meetings to gather information and report on any impending legislation having a potential impact on business.
  • Success At Work - Volunteers for the Success At Work program deliver a five week program, (one-hour per week) to junior English classes at Oviedo High School geared to preparing students to enter the workforce and to impart basic life skills.
  • A Taste of Oviedo - This committee organizes, plans and executes the annual A Taste of Oviedo.
  • Retail Round Table - The Retail Round Table is composed of retail owners and upper level retail management who meet monthly to discuss issues and offer solutions to improve the retail climate. This committee will also conduct a "secret shopper" network and recognize those establishments providing exemplary service.
  • Membership Committee - The Membership Committee plans and implements an annual membership drive for the Chamber.
  • Special Events Committees - These committees will be formed as required to assist in the organization, planning and execution of various Chamber events including the Golf Tournament and the Annual Banquet.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

BUSINESS EXPOSURE

  • Annual Directory
  • Chamber News & Views
  • Business to Business Expo After-Hours
  • Consumer Products and Services Show
  • A Taste of Oviedo
  • Business Card Display
  • Website
  • Direct Referrals

NETWORKING

  • Monthly Luncheons
  • Business After Hours
  • Leads Group
  • Oviedo Businesswomen Network
  • Winter Springs Business Network
  • EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
  • Build Your Business Breakfast
  • Seminars




RESOURCES

  • Demographic Information
  • Civic Organization Referrals
  • Relocation Information
  • Tourist Information
  • Calendar of Events

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Political HobNob
  • Volunteer Opportunities

PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  • Annual Directory - Free listing to Chamber members in this Relocation and Buyer's Guide with readership estimated at over 10,000
  • Chamber News & Views - Low cost, targeted advertising opportunity to promote your business to fellow Chamber members.
  • Business to Business Expo After Hours - Display your wares at this expo marketed specifically to business clients. Consumer
  • Products and Services Show - Held at the Oviedo Marketplace, this event attracts over 25,000 consumers.
  • A Taste of Oviedo - This annual event, which promises something for every palette, features a Fine Arts & Crafts Show, a Student Art Show, a Car Show, area restaurants providing local cuisine, Live Entertainment and a Home, Garden & Office Show open to Chamber members.
  • Business Card Display - The Chamber welcomes thousands of visitors every year through its doors. Chamber members are encouraged to distribute promotional material and their business cards in our lobby.
  • Website - Chamber members receive a complimentary listing in our on-line directory and may have a free link from our website.
  • Direct Referrals - The Chamber receives requests on a daily basis for referrals for goods and services. We refer only Chamber members in good standing.

AREA INSIGHTS AND INFORMATION

The Greater Oviedo Chamber of Commerce serves the communities of Oviedo, Winter Springs and Chuluota in eastern Seminole County. The area is prized for its natural beauty and the exceptional quality of life.

We have compiled the information most requested by companies and individuals interested in relocating to our community. Come explore why so many residents and businesses have chosen to call our area their home.


The City of Oviedo is located in Central Florida, near Orlando, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, Sea World, and the Kennedy Space Center. The area is served by two airports, Orlando International Airport and the Sanford/Orlando International Airport. Area amenities include the University of Central Florida, Rollins College, a wide range of public parks and natural preserves. The bodies or water around this area are maintained by one of the members and offers the best lake cleaning in Florida


Any real estate agent will tell you "Location, Location and Location" are what counts. Oviedo and its surrounding communities certainly have it all when it comes to location. Situated in Eastern Seminole County, Oviedo is ideally located. The Greeneway (417) puts all of Central Florida in our reach within minutes. For example, the Orlando International Airport is a twenty-five minute commute from Oviedo, downtown Orlando is only 20 minutes and the Sanford Orlando Airport is less than 20 minutes on the Greeneway. Port Canaveral is a 45-minute commute from our border and several of the world's most beautiful beaches and famed attractions are less than 50 minutes away. Kennedy Space Center is a 45 minute drive and you need only to step outside any door in East Seminole county to catch a spectacular view of a shuttle launch. Major employers, including Siemens and Lockheed Martin and a host of high-tech companies in Research Park are minutes away and the University of Central Florida is mere minutes south of our community.

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