Chamber announces Big Orange Award winners

The Small and Big Business of the Year awards will be announced at the annual program Jan. 27.

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The West Orange Chamber of Commerce will be honoring the outstanding people and businesses in the West Orange community at its Big Orange Awards Jan. 27, 2023. The event will take place at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.

The event will include a fun interactive reception, a phenomenal dinner and a celebration of standout individuals and businesses in the West Orange Community. 

Award winners were announced at the Chamber’s Member Celebration Brunch. Recipients are Shepherd’s Hope, Bert Roper Award; Kristin Gomen, George Bailey Award; Landra Wormack, The Spirit of West Orange, the Mary Van Deventer Award; Jim Forrester, Sam Hovsepian Award; Oakland Mayor Kathy Stark and Ocoee City Manager Rob Frank, Chairman’s Award; and Simon T. Bailey, Danniel J. Petro – The Bright Future of West Orange Award.

The Small & Big Business of the Year Awards will be announced live at the event. 


Walt Disney World Resorts is the Platinum Sponsor, and Orlando Health is Presenting Sponsor. Other sponsors include AdventHealth, Duke Energy and The Foundation for a Healthier West Orange. 

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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.

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