Networking, Networking, Networking

Business at Breakfast

These mornings provide a powerful opportunity for networking. With 100 to 200 businesses in attendance, these mornings are an excellent way to meet and stay acquainted with other businesses as well as area city and county officials. Enlightening and informative guest speakers present at each breakfast and offer information on topics that impact the community, local business development, and personal growth. It is here where each new partner for the month has an opportunity to say a few words. Breakfasts are held the second Wednesday of every month at Lake Receptions.

Mount Dora Chamber Young Professionals Networking Group

This group is for partners and partner's employees who are 40 and under. By building strong peer relationships, members realize greater community involvement for their personal growth as well as for the organizations for whom they work. Guest speakers bring information and ideas on advancing business and careers. Lunch meetings are held the third Friday of every month.

Mount Dora Chamber Executive Women Series

Designed for women business partners who want to network as well as gain new insights and techniques for business and personal growth. Renowned, executive guest speakers engage the group with topics that include improving sales, effective communications skills, social media practices, business etiquette, and employee relations. Lunches are held the second Monday of every month.

Partner Orientations

In addition to meeting new partners, these sessions are designed to provide in-depth information on chamber offerings so that attendees can evaluate those that will assist them in building greater exposure in the marketplace. Existing partners often attend to obtain more information on newly developed chamber programs that can benefit their businesses. Orientations are held twice annually in the Spring and the Fall.

Partner Receptions

With networking in mind, at these gatherings, new partners have the opportunity to meet and mingle with one another as well as to become acquainted with long-standing partners who ultimately become lasting business associates and friends. Receptions are held twice annually in the Spring and the Fall.

Ribbon Cuttings

For each new business, ribbon cuttings bring fanfare to soft and grand openings. The chamber’s advance promoting of the event to all chamber partners helps to build the momentum for an excellent entre to the community to launch a new business in a welcoming and informative venue.


Every year this is touted as one of the best networking events in Lake County. To 500 attendees, the Cities of Mount Dora, Eustis, Sorrento, Tavares and Umatilla along with Visit Mount Dora, Lake County Economic Development & Tourism and The Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce present and discuss the partnerships and goals in keeping the area the best place to live, work and play. This annual event is every January.

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