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Chamber heralds members’ success at Big Orange Awards

This article first appeared in the West Orange Times & Observer. View original here
31 Jan
Chamber heralds members’ success at Big Orange Awards
Dick Batchelor said he was honored to received the George Bailey Award.

Hundreds of West Orange business leaders, government officials and philanthropists enjoyed an fun-filled evening at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Big Orange Awards Jan. 30, at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

During the event, the chamber recognized many of West Orange’s dedicated leaders.

The Whiddon Group, owned by Jaclyn Whiddon, won this year’s Business Member of the Year award. The Big Business Member of the Year winner was Clear Channel Outdoor.

Betsy VanderLey, of DRMP Inc., received the Chairman’s Award. Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn was presented the Sam Hovsepian Award. Jim Densmore, of Parkland International Realty, was named Ambassador of the Year and also received the Lifetime Director Award. Dr. Barbara Jenkins, superintendent of Orange County Public Schools, received the Mary VanDeventer “The Spirit of West Orange” Award. Dick Batchelor, of Dick Batchelor Management Group Inc., was recognized with The George Bailey Award. Matthew’s Hope Ministries Inc. received the Bert Roper Award. Randy June, of June Engineering Consultants Inc., was the recipient of the Danniel J. Petro — The Bright Future of West Orange Award.