October is here and full of exciting chamber events! Let's make this fall a time to learn, build, and grow together.

This month we kick off a three part Bootcamp series sponsored by Wells Fargo and we'll end the month with our Inaugural Golf Outing...not to mention all of the amazing opportunities in between!

Don't forget to catch up on our events from September by visiting the AACCCF YouTube channel. The Virtual Guide On The Election (V.O.T.E.) recorded video has been released and it is full of valuable information on how to be prepared to hit the polls this November!

Tanisha Nunn Gary
President & CEO AACCCF
The Chamber welcomes BB Bangura, CNP as its newest team member! BB will serve as our Membership Coordinator; guiding new business and helping connect our members to the resources needed for growth, sustainability and success. She is passionate about patronizing and promoting African American owned businesses and sees this as the perfect way to put her passion to work.
This month marks the 2nd year that Tanisha Nunn Gary has served as the AACCCF President & CEO. President Gary came into the Chamber with a clear vision for improved programs, more events, and resources to members. These past 2 years the chamber has broken records and continues to push for more exciting opportunities!
Watch all past webinars on our YouTube Channel
Have you joined an AACCCF Leads Group yet?

Did you know? Joining a Leads Group is a great way to make business connections in a non-competitive atmosphere with professionals in your area! AACCCF is proud to have two different groups: Kissimmee and Seminole County.
Secily Wilson
"She Said the P Word"
Last month's Business Spotlight, Secily Wilson, is offering a discount on her book. AACCCF Members can email Secily for $5 off a signed or unsigned copy!

Florida National News
AACCCF Member Exclusive!
Currently offering any small business with 25 employees or less free video ad spots during our shows.
Small Business CPA Packages by Heidi Haye
AACCCF Member Exclusive!
Packages Starting at $100
NEW! Free 1:1 Counseling
with Fifth Third Bank
City of Orlando Mayor's Office
Equity Official

Equity Official will seek to normalize social and racial equity within city government and within our communities.

This position will operationalize a newly created function charged with transforming the way Orlando city government delivers services toward achieving equitable opportunities for Orlando residents and businesses. This position will oversee the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Human Relations.
Valencia College

You are invited to join Valencia College for an amazing leadership opportunity to continue the work of innovation and making better tomorrows possible for our students.

Strengthen our long legacy of expanding access, cultivating innovation and creating impact as the next President and Chief Executive Officer of Valencia College.

Business Spotlight:
Heidi Haye

This month’s business spotlight shines on the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida’s very own CPA Heidi Haye! We had a chat with Heidi about the accounting services that she offers.
Florida Blue launches new COVID-19 Employers Microsite!
Florida Blue Covid19 Employers Hub

For now, COVID-19 is here to stay. Which brings unique challenges for employers and their workforce. But there are proactive steps you can take to adapt your business...

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OCTOBER 26 | 8:00AM Inaugural Golf Outing

Come out to play or learn how to play golf at the Player Development Clinic, all while networking with other professionals.

Sponsorship opportunities still available!
3 Part Bootcamp Series Sponsored by Wells Fargo

Learn to retool, recover, and restore your business after all of the unexpected challenges of 2020.

Three Dates, means three different opportunities to learn in this series.
OCTOBER 20th | 1:00PM Positioning Your Business For Growth As the Economy Opens Up

Sit down with three Wells Fargo professionals and learn how to position your business for growth as the economy opens up after COVID-19
NOVEMBER 5th| 9:00AM The State of the Chamber

Join us for the 2020 State of the Chamber, our annual update on what the Chamber has accomplished this year and will accomplish in the near future. Don't miss out on some very special announcements!

SAVE THE DATE: November 30th | Online Shopping Experience

This Cyber Monday, we're showcasing AACCCF members and their products for purchase through an engaging online experience.

Details coming soon!
It's not too late! Complete the 2020 Census today.

Data from the 2020 Census will aid in the distribution of billions of dollars in federal funds each year that support education, health care, emergency services, housing and food assistance and more.
Orlando Health | Real Patient Story
Meet Terlisa...4-Time Breast Cancer Survivor!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're overjoyed to be sharing Terlisa's inspirational story. Terlisa is the proud mother of two daughters and a 4-time breast cancer survivor...

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$30 screening mammograms through October 31!
Pink Out | AdventHealth

As part of its annual Pink Out campaign for breast cancer awareness, AdventHealth is offering $30 screening mammograms now through Oct. 31 for self-pay patients. Most exams only take 30 minutes.

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Garden Theater presents Ugly Lies The Bone: October 7 - 18

In this powerful new drama, war veteran Jess returns home with physical and mental scars. As her body heals, she struggles to navigate her new world among a caring sister, a past lover, and a dying town. Will virtual reality therapy be the key to her success? Tickets available at

Receive 10% off regular ticket prices when you purchase your tickets online. See flyer for details.

To best protect your health, Garden Theater has implemented physically-distanced seating for most of their season and reduced the number of tickets sold. 
Seminole Cares Small Business Grant Now Open!

The online portal for Seminole CARES Small Business Grants opened today at 10:00a.m. Business owners in Seminole County could receive between $5,000-15,000, depending on zoning and number of employees.
Two hotlines to assist applicants:
  • The Small Business Grant Hotline- (877) 298-3539
  • The Individual Assistance Grant Hotline-(877) 330-1818
Employers Association Forum (EAF) releases 2020 Florida Wage & Salary Excerpt
The Employee Association conduct surveys to provide trend data to it's members. This year's survey shows the average pay rates, hiring rates, and college hiring rates for various career fields.