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For over 25 years, the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce has achieved tremendous goals making the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce a leading, proactive force in our community and the tourism industry. We are very proud of the impact we have made on the development and success of our community, as well as the opportunity we give our members to stay informed, network and promote commerce through our many programs, events and activities. It is through working together and the support of our members that we will continue to achieve our mission to “Lead, Unite, Enhance and Represent the International Drive Resort Area, Orlando’s most dynamic destination."
Since 1988, the Chamber has been very successful in developing strong government relationships with both City and County Government Officials. Through one strong voice the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce has been very successful in acquiring special needs for our area such as:
* Illuminated street signs
* I-Drive exit signage on I-4
* An ordinance to enhance the structure and signage of ticket booths
* A traffic signal at the corner of International Drive and Carrier Drive
* An ordinance to prevent Adult Entertainment in tourist/commercial zoned areas
* Joined forces to prevent the installation of toll booths on the Beeline at I-Drive exit ramps
* A sidewalk installation under the Beeline Expressway
* Joined forces to successfully prevent the proposed High Speed Rail that would have bypassed I-Drive
* Developed North I-Drive Beautification Project with City and County Planners
* Continuous participation in City and County Government Affairs
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General Meeting Luncheons:
The Chamber holds general meeting luncheons the second Thursday of every month at various locations in the International Drive Resort Area. Along with the tremendous networking opportunities, the luncheons are host to a myriad of guest speakers who inform and educate members on the new and exciting developments taking place in the International Drive Resort Area, as well as issues related to the tourism industry. Click here for Calendar of Events.
Promote Your Business:
The Chamber offers a myriad of opportunities to promote your businessthrough special events, sponsorship opportunities, the member minute and participation in numerous programs and Chamber events.
Free Web Site Link on Chamber Web Site:
As a member of the Chamber your business is listed in our membership directory located on the web. Your business web site is also hot linked to the Chamber’s site. Anyone browsing the Chamber’s site can connect to your web site by simply clicking your business’s name listed on the index.
Tourism Orlando Leadership Program:
The highly acclaimed Tourism Orlando Leadership Program enables participants to learn about the vast components and aspects of the tourism industry while networking with fellow participants. Held one day a month, this exciting ten month program is comprised of unique behind the scenes experiences, presentations and workshops at the Orange County Convention Center, Universal Orlando, Sea World, Walt Disney World, the I-Ride Trolley, Orlando International Airport, the Orlando Magic, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality, Downtown Orange County, WFTV Channel 9, the Orlando Sentinel, Clear Channel, the Orlando Police Dept., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office,
plus much, much more!
Tourism Orlando Alumni Program:
In 2010 the Chamber launched the Tourism Orlando Alumni Program. This program is designed to give Tourism Orlando graduates the opportunity to stay connected with fellow classmates. The program includes special invitations to
Tourism Orlando Alumni events and the opportunity to attend one class Free of Charge that you might have missed or was not offered at the time.
The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce offers free crime prevention seminars to all members and their employees. These educational programs are presented by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orlando Police Department Crime Prevention Specialists. The seminars are designed to educate and inform employees on tourist-related crime and focuses on crime prevention.
The Chamber hosts two golf tournaments every year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Along with a great networking opportunity, the tournaments are a fun-filled day of golf, barbecue and door prizes.
Ambassador of the Month Program:
The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce
“Ambassador of the Month” program was created to honor an International Drive Resort Area Chamber member employee for a job well done! Each month an International Drive Resort Area Chamber member employee is honored at the Chamber’s General Meeting Luncheon. The employee receives a special certificate along with a prize package including; Two tickets to Universal Orlando, two tickets to Sea World, two tickets to Aquatica, two tickets to Walt Disney World, two tickets to Fun Spot Action Park, a 3 Day 2 Night stay at Fairfield Inn near Universal, a $50 Gift card compliments of the Orlando Federal Credit Union and a weekend car rental compliments of Dollar/Thrifty Automotive Group. Nominate your outstanding employee today and help make them and your business shine!
Safety and Security:
The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce works closely with and strongly supports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orlando Police Department in their efforts to reduce crime in our area. O.C.S.O. Sector 5
Captain and OPD Officers have a direct line of communication with the Chamber to communicate issues when they arise. The Chamber also works closely with the Orange County Sheriff and the Orlando Chief of Police to communicate special needs for our area. In 2008 the Chamber launched the “Together We Make a Difference Campaign”. This campaign was created by the Chamber to raise awareness of crime prevention programs in order to promote safety and public awareness.
In 1995 the International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce created Police Ball to honor the men and women of our law enforcement community. This spectacular night complete with dinner, dancing, special entertainment and silent auction is entering its 15th year. In 2008 the Chamber expanded the gala to include Ocoee, Edgewood, Kissimmee and Windermere Police Departments. This very successful special event, the only one of its kind in Orlando, has raised thousands of dollars for special law enforcement programs.
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The International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the most
accomplished, proactive organizations in Central Florida. We hope you join today
and take advantage of the great opportunities waiting for you and your business!
International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce
Celebrating 25 years!
International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce
7557 West Sand Lake Road #162– Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-903-0084. Fax: 407-903-0577
Click Here for Membership Application