Your Weekly News and Information from the
Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
May 6, 2019
New and Improved!
There are some enhancements to your E-Brief beginning with this week's edition. Including:
  • Section headers to enhance readability
  • New periodic features such:
  • Chamber Tips
  • Member Spotlight
  • Get to Know Your Chamber Staff
  • Did You Know?

Thanks for your support! We value your partnership as we continue to make the Daytona Beach region a great place to do business!

Sincerely, Your Daytona Chamber Team
The Week in Review
Members helping members - one of the key values of the Chamber
Jeanette Duerr, APR, Duerr Communications , helps members attending the
Business Smarts Education and Training Series develop communications plans for their organizations. The focus of the session, pictured below, was on utilizing public relations to reach business objectives.

The 2019 Business Smarts series will take place monthly through November.
Celebrating Business Growth in our Community
Chamber Ambassadors and Members help the folks at Daytona Design District
celebrate the opening of their new showroom! Below, Judy Schlachet cuts the ribbon
while Elan Schlachet, Eyton Schlachet, Tara Kercher, and Chris Zalich,
all members of the Daytona Design District team, look on.
Chamber Tips
Upcoming Events You'll Want to Attend
Celebrate Leadership Daytona Class XXXIX!
Meet the newest class of community leaders and honor their completion of Leadership Daytona! Join us for the Class XXXIX Graduation and Luncheon Celebration presented by Daytona International Speedway .
Friday, May 17
11:30 a.m.: Reception
12-2 p.m.: Graduation and Luncheon
Daytona State College
L. Gale Lemerand Student Center
1200 W. Int'l Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach
Leadership Daytona Alumni: $25
General Public: $35
Business After Hours :
Cocina 214
Fresh Mexican and Tex-Mex food made from a scratch kitchen AND beachfront views...what more could you want for an opportunity to grow your circle of influence? 
Tuesday, May 21
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
451 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach
36th Annual Legislative Welcome Back Breakfast
Eggs & Issues

We've invited all seven legislators from our region to give a recap of their work in Tallahassee during this year's session.
Wednesday, May 22
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
LPGA International
1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach
Join the fun with our amazing Ambassadors as we celebrate
these great businesses with a Ribbon Cutting.
Click the buttons below for complete details.
Maximize Your Membership:
The Power of Your Member Portal
Thursday, May 30
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
126 E. Orange Ave.
Daytona Beach
Bring your laptop for a guided tour of your Member Portal.
Learn how to gain more visibility and exposure by sharing news, announcements, promotions and events on the Chamber website.
Hear about the opportunities available to you through the Chamber for meeting members and building relationships.
Any members needing a refresher are also WELCOME to join in!
Don't Miss Out on the Premier Networking Event of the Year

Thursday, June 6
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Mori Hosseini Student Union Center
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Bring your business cards and join us for the Annual Chamber Alliance Mega Mixer presented by Adams Cameron & Co. Realtors .
Free admission for businesses who are a member of at least one of the Alliance Chambers:
Daytona Regional Chamber
DeLand Area Chamber & Orange City Alliance
Holly Hill Chamber
Ormond Beach Chamber
Port Orange South Daytona Chamber
Southeast Volusia Chamber
West Volusia Chamber
There is no registration necessary to attend the event, however, if you are interested in a table top remember that last year this event sold out of exhibitor tables a month prior to the event . Register online: Click to register (registration is online only) . Don’t miss out, reserve your table top for the area’s largest business expo and Business After Hours of the year.

Note: as an attendee, you are only allowed to exchange business cards. No brochures or flyers may be distributed unless you have reserved a table.
News You Can Use
Ballots for Half-Cent Sales Tax Initiative Sent
Ballots for the proposed Half-Cent Sales Tax referendum have been sent to Volusia County residents. Completed ballots must be received, NOT postmarked, by May 21 in the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Office, and the envelope containing the ballot must be signed .
We Need You!
We're looking for fun, personable, and energetic volunteers to call upon your valued fellow Chamber members.
Next Meeting
May 15: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce - 126 E. Orange Ave, Daytona Beach

Do you have what it takes to be a Chamber Ambassador?
Applications for the Ambassador Committee are being accepted through May 24 . Applicants must have at least one year of active Chamber experience; be able to volunteer at the monthly Business After Hours; be willing to share your Chamber experience and recruit new members; and attend the monthly Ambassador Luncheon. Contact Jami Gallegos, to apply.
Share Your Passion with the Community
Last Call for Elevate Auditions!

May 16

The Leadership Daytona Alumni Council is seeking presenters for the July Elevate Daytona Beach event. Auditions will be held at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. 
Intrastate Trip to SW FL
Monday, July 29 - Wednesday, July 31

The Chamber coordinates important “best practice” visits to areas to discuss common issues and opportunities. Attendees are those who work on area initiatives and want to see first hand how a community has successfully implemented change and improvement. 

This year’s trip will remain in the state and travel to SW Florida, visiting Bonita Springs and St. Petersburg, to see an example of a “collaborative” community hub, hear discussions on smart growth and see the efforts of a redeveloped waterfront downtown. Interested in going? Space is limited.

Business Links Golf Tournament
presented by
Friday, September 27
8:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Grand Slam Sponsors:
Plan to join us for a fantastic day on the links!
EVOLVE - Your Business and Professional Magazine!
Here's the Newest Edition of EVOLVE featuring the Business of the Arts in our Community!

Stop by our offices to pick up the latest copy of EVOLVE, the business magazine of the Daytona Regional Chamber. Each issue is packed full of local business happening's you'll want to know all about.
Members Submit Your Press Releases!
We want to help you share your news! Chamber members can upload your press release to our website free of charge. Go to Members in the News and upload your news for consideration.
Centennial Celebration
A Century's Worth of History
The Chamber has a long-standing history of business recruitment. In 1963, shortly after taking up his post as President of Embry-Riddle, Jack Hunt was informed that the base of the school’s flight operations, the Tamiami Airport in South Florida, would soon close. Hunt elected to temporarily relocate operations to Daytona Beach, a location with WWII-era barracks and classrooms that provided space for both the institute’s flight operations and campus. In April 1965, Operation Bootstrap commenced, and everything the institute owned was trucked or flown to Daytona Beach. Within weeks of the move, due to the hospitality of Daytona Beach civic and community leaders, including the Chamber, Hunt and the institute’s board decided to make the move permanent.

Visit our history pages for even more amazing photo's as we celebrate 100 years of the Daytona Regional Chamber!

Get in on our trivia challenge by joining our Facebook page too.
Centennial Testimonials on Chamber Facebook Page
Be sure to check out our Facebook page for testimonial videos from across the membership celebrating the Chamber's Centennial Year!
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