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03.08.21
80th Bike Week Underway
Bike Week, the World's Largest Motorcycle Event, is underway throughout the region celebrating 80 years. In accordance with public health guidelines, this year's master plan includes limited indoor capacity at participating venues as well as a request of riders, workers, and volunteers to embrace the Wash Up. Back Up. Mask Up. program from Volusia County.

The 10-day event will run through March 14 and welcome visitors from around the globe. Consider how you might leverage this influx of riders to benefit your business.

Lastly, be aware of the increase in traffic as everyone works together to make Bike Week as safe as possible for visitors and locals alike.
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Win this Official Bike Week Motorcycle
We built a very special bike for one lucky winner! This will certainly be a collector’s item with the official 80th Anniversary logo emblazoned on this very special Harley- Davidson® Motorcycle customized to the hilt.

This year's bike will be a customized 2021 Harley-Davidson® Heritage Classic 114. We are proud to announce that Daytona Harley-Davidson is our partner in the Official Bike Week Motorcycle Drawing. Their creative team is adding a custom painted logo, amazing pinstriping, and new saddlebags.

Only 4500 tickets available, so the odds of winning are great! Buy two tickets, get the third free! Your odds of winning just got better! Click here to learn how to enter.
UPCOMING EVENTS - ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE & FISCAL GROWTH
Friday, March 5 - Sunday, March 14

Official Welcome Center Tent located at One Daytona
COVID-19 Liability Protection at Forefront of Legislative Session
On Friday, March 5, the Florida House of Representatives passed HB 7, sponsored by Rep Lawrence McClure - District 58, with a bipartisan vote of 83-31.This bill sends a signal of confidence for businesses that are doing their part to keep employees and customers safe that they will not be party to litigation.

COVID-19 continued to dominate discussions before the legislature this week with all four COVID-19 liability protection bills seeing movement this week:
  • SB 72 by Senator Jeff Brandes, the Senate companion of HB 7, passed the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee, and has one stop remaining before it heads to the Senate Floor. 
  • SB 74, by Senator Jeff Brandes, protects health care providers from COVID-19 related claims and passed the Senate Health Policy Committee. 
  • HB 7005, the House companion of SB 74 by Representative Colleen Burton, passed the House Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee. 

Both SB 74 and HB 7005 have one committee hearing remaining before they are ready to be heard by their respective chambers on the floor.

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Virtual Volusia Days Offers Advocacy Peek to Larger Audience
In a normal year, the groups meeting with state agency heads and elected officials during Volusia Days are small to accommodate the size of the offices in the State Capitol building. The virtual nature of this year's events creates an opportunity to have a larger audience participate in the activities.

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 Consulting & Management.

Invited March 16 Speakers - State Agency leaders:
  • Kevin Thibault, FDOT Secretary
  • Trey Price, Florida Housing Finance Corporation Executive
  • Dana Young, Visit Florida President
  • Mary Mayhew, Florida Hospital Association CEO
  • David Altmaier, Insurance Commissioner, and more

Invited March 17 Speakers - Legislative Delegation:
  • Senator Travis Hutson
  • Senator Jason Brodeur
  • Senator Tom Wright
  • Representative Elizabeth Fetterhoff
  • Representative Paul Renner
  • Representative Webster Barnaby
  • Representative 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.
UPCOMING 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.
Hybrid Event
April 8
In-Person (limited capacity) - 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Virtual (via Zoom) - 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (Note: join meeting at 7:55 a.m.)
Welcome These New Daytona Regional Chamber Members
When a business makes an investment in Daytona Regional Chamber membership, they are joining a team of businesses that is investing in making our community a better place.

Fostering a strong economic and business environment is achieved through:
  • Advocacy that makes a difference.
  • Partnerships that create synergy.
  • Talent development that builds the future.

Please reach out to welcome them to the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Mission Member Spotlight:
Ashford Investment Advisors
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 Kathleen Dulko, President, Ashford Investment Advisors. While you are watching Mission Member Spotlight videos, be sure to subscribe to the Daytona Regional Chamber YouTube channel for more great content.
Promote Your Back in Business Safely Efforts
Show us what you are doing to be Back in Business Safely!

In an effort to keep our local economy moving forward and to assist in your economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, we'd like to share photos of you and your team engaging in safety protocols...cleaning and sanitizing, wearing masks, social distancing and more.

Email photos to Daniela Behler for inclusion in social media posts to be shared with the community.
EVOLVE Magazine
Downtowns Issue
EVOLVE magazine, your business and professional magazine published quarterly, has transitioned to an electronic format as its primary form of distribution. It still contains the great local content you've come to enjoy. Check out the latest issue online, Downtowns.  

Click below to read the latest copy of EVOLVE online or subscribe to EVOLVE's E-newsletter. Each issue is packed full of local issues, topics, and happenings you'll want to know all about.
UPCOMING EVENTS - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY AWARENESS
Tuesday, March 16 - In-Person (Limited Capacity), Advanced Registration Required
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Leadership Daytona Alumni: Share Your News!
Leadership Daytona Alumni are asked to share their professional and personal news for inclusion in the LDAC Quarterly E-Newsletter, the Leading Edge.

Career moves. Promotions. Getting married. Having children. Share these milestone moments with your fellow Leadership Daytona Alumni.

Send your news and photos via email to Ken Phelps.
UPCOMING EVENTS - WORKFORCE & INNOVATION
LDAC Virtual Morning Mingle
Open to Leadership Daytona Alumni
Tuesday, April 20 - via Zoom
8:00 a.m.
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