E-BRIEF
presented by Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
02.15.21
Welcome These New Daytona Regional Chamber Members
Reach out and say hello to these new Daytona Regional Chamber members who are joining the effort to make the region a great place to do business.

Investing in membership demonstrates meaningful support for the mission of advocating a strong business and economic environment.

With the Daytona Regional Chamber serving as the voice for business, our members are able to leverage access, influence, and credibility.
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Mission Member Spotlight:
Steve's Famous Diner
Mission Members are business and community leaders who believe strongly in the work of the Daytona Regional Chamber and go over and above in their support of our mission.

The Mission Member Spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about these businesses and why their investment in the community is so important to them.

This Mission Member Spotlight features Christos Mavronas, Owner of Steve's Famous Diner. While you are watching Mission Member Spotlight videos, be sure to subscribe to the Daytona Regional Chamber YouTube channel for more great content.
Interested in Being a Mission Member? Time's Running Out!
Find out how your business can be featured in a Mission Member Spotlight, as well as enjoy all the additional benefits and marketing opportunities that are part of the Mission Member program. Contact Ken Phelps, VP of Resource Development, for more information.
Few Spots Remain for February Business After Hours
Outdoors. Socially distanced. Back in Business Safely. This is the focus for February's Business After Hours, tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The location for the event? Where else following the 63rd Daytona 500 but Victory Circle at One Daytona! One Daytona, Rock Bottom Brewery, and 4Rivers Smokehouse will join forces to host 75 attendees.

7 Quick Ways to Get More Upsells and Referrals
Your current clients/customers are likely an untapped resource of additional revenue. After all, it is much easier to sell to someone who already likes you than it is to win over a new person.

But there’s a lot of competition out there.

There’s a saying in the restaurant industry that a diner who described their meal as “satisfactory” will never be back again. In order to get return customers, upsells, and referrals you must do better than just meeting expectations. You must exceed them.

Thankfully, as they say, the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just a little extra. In this article, we’ll give you... READ MORE
EVENTS - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY AWARENESS
Victory Circle at One DAYTONA
Tuesday, February 16 - In-Person (Limited Capacity), Advanced Registration Required
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Volusia Days Is Opportunity to See Advocacy First-Hand
If you have ever wanted to see what goes into advocating for businesses with policy and decision makers, but couldn't make the trip to Tallahassee, this is your opportunity!

The Daytona Regional Chamber's annual Volusia Days at the Capitol will take place via Microsoft Teams on March 16-17, hosted by Red sponsors Charter Spectrum, Daytona International Speedway, and Ghyabi & Associates.

This premier advocacy event will begin with a series of meetings with state agency leaders on the afternoon of March 16. Invited speakers include FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault, Florida Housing Finance Corporation Executive Trey Price, Visit Florida President Dana Young, Florida Hospital Association CEO Mary Mayhew, Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier, and others.

On the morning of March 17, our state legislative delegation will be the feature. Invited speakers include Senators Travis Hutson, Jason Brodeur, Tom Wright, and Representatives Elizabeth Fetterhoff, Paul Renner, Webster Barnaby, and Tom Leek.

Volusia Days is also made possible by White sponsors Florida Power & Light and Foundation Risk Partners as well as Blue sponsor AT&T.

Cost is $25 for Daytona Regional Chamber members, $50 Future members, which includes access to all meetings scheduled on both days. The schedule of speakers is subject to change based on committee meetings and other variables that may affect availability.
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EVENTS - ADVOCACY & ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
Virtual via Microsoft Teams
March 16 - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 17 - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Applications Now Open for Leadership Daytona Class XLI
The 41st edition of Leadership Daytona will begin later this spring, and applications are available now to be part of Class XLI.

The program will begin with an opening session on Thursday, April 8, and will start in earnest on Friday, April 9.

The Leadership Daytona program is designed for our community’s active leaders. The three-month course features classes about current issues facilitated by high-level community leaders combining interactive situations and information into their presentations, and an MBA-style case study from the Daytona Regional Chamber Board Chair for the class to solve.
Call for Auditions: Elevate Daytona Beach
The Leadership Daytona Alumni Council is seeking presenters for Elevate Daytona Beach presented by AdventHealth later this summer.

Auditions for this year's Elevate Daytona Beach will be held from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:
April 22
May 6
May 20
June 3

A rough draft of your accompanying slide show must be submitted the Tuesday prior to your audition to the Elevate Daytona Beach email address.

All Elevate Daytona Beach presentations are five minutes in length consisting of 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Your presentation must follow this format. For more information on presenting, visit ElevateDaytonaBeach.com.
EVENTS - WORKFORCE & INNOVATION
LDAC Virtual Morning Mingle
Open to Leadership Daytona Alumni
Tuesday, April 20 - via Zoom
8:00 a.m.
Marketing Opportunities Abound for Your Business
Does your organization need to reach a targeted business market? Are you seeking affordable outlets to advertise your company?

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce has numerous platforms to give you great exposure with budget-friendly rates.

Marketing venues include:
  • E-Brief
  • Inside Volusia Business
  • Daytona Regional Chamber website, DaytonaChamber.com
  • Digital Directory

For more information on marketing platforms open exclusively to Daytona Regional Chamber members, click on the image at right and contact Ken Phelps, Vice President of Resource Development via email or phone at (386) 523-3675.
101st Annual Meeting on Daytona Regional Chamber YouTube Channel
If you did not have an opportunity to view the 101st Annual Meeting presented by Halifax Health, it is now available on the Daytona Regional Chamber's YouTube Channel. Be sure to subscribe to get updates as other great content is made available.
EVENTS - ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE & FISCAL GROWTH
SAVE THE DATE
Business Links Golf Tournament presented by Brown & Brown
Friday, September 10
7:00 a.m. - Check-in
8:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start
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