Chamber welcomes newest trustee members

Matthew’s Hope and The Experience Christian Center have signed on at trustee levels as they continue providing for the community.

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The West Orange Chamber of Commerce welcomes Matthew’s Hope and The Experience Christian Center as the two newest trustee members.

Matthew’s Hope Ministries, based in Winter Garden, is a faith-based, 501(c)3 non-profit homeless outreach ministry organization completely funded and supported by the local community. It exclusively serves West Orange County. Volunteers and staff members of help connect guests with various resources and services of need. Most recently, Matthew’s Hope celebrated a ribbon-cutting for the new medical home, which aims to provide preventive, routine and triage care for medical and mental-health issues, reducing the inappropriate use of emergency rooms and urgent-care facilities for noncrisis situations. 

The Experience Christian Center also joined the trustee roster by investing at the Supporting Trustee level of membership. The Experience Christian Center is the church home to more than 1,600 members and has served more than 148,000 community members through various outreach efforts. The Experience Christian Center is committed to creating Godly experiences.

“We hope that by participating in the West Orange Chamber, we will build even greater community relationships and partnerships which will afford our ministry, The Experience Christian Center, the opportunity to serve even more in the West Orange community,” Bishop Derrick McRae said.

To learn more about the West Orange Chamber, including membership, programs and events, visit



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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