Chamber opens Dining Deals Contest

Restaurants scheduled for this year’s Best Fest automatically are in the program.


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The West Orange Chamber of Commerce is holding a Dining Deals Contest in support of local restaurants that were slated to participate in the Chamber’s canceled Best Fest event.

“Especially with the severe impacts of COVID-19 to the local restaurant and tourism industry, it is crucial to assist our local restaurants,” Chamber staff said. “With this in mind, the chamber is asking for your help to support the food and beverage partners who committed to our 2020-21 Best Fest.”

The Dining Deals competition is to encourage residents to sample the food and beverage establishments who are members of the West Orange Chamber.

The winners will receive a gift card to the participating restaurant of their choice. There is no limit on contest entries, so customers can visit Best Fest partners as often as they desire now through Oct. 8.

For each receipt, for $10 or more, from a participating food and beverage business, dated between Sept. 24 through Oct. 8, contestants gain one entry to the contest.

Competitors are asked to take a picture of each receipt and email it to [email protected] with their name and phone number. Each receipt equals one contest entry. Competitors also can score an additional entry by leaving a 4- or 5-star Google review on the participating Chamber members’ Google Business page. 

For a full list of participating restaurants, visit wochamber.com/benefits_programs/dining_deals_2020.

Stina D’Uva, president/CEO of the West Orange Chamber, spoke about the cancellation of the chamber’s largest event of the year, Best Fest, and the Dining Deals contest.

“We’ll be back in the spring of 2021, when we know that we are able to gather the crowd that Best Fest draws,” she said. “So, I hope you’ll join us then. But for now, we still need to take care of the food and beverage members in our chamber.”

Residents are invited to participate in this effort to stimulate the local economy and support small businesses, chamber staff said. Winners will be announced on the West Orange Chamber Facebook page Oct. 9.

 

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Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.