The Week In Review
Mariah Parker, ARNP, cuts the ribbon at Horizon Weight Loss in Port Orange. The new office is the first location in Florida, joining five existing offices in Kentucky. Parker is joined by clients, colleagues and Chamber Ambassadors.
Mail-In Ballots Due by May 21
Make Your Vote Count!
Special election ballots were mailed to Volusia County voters on May 1. All ballots must be received, NOT postmarked, at the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Office by
7:00 p.m. on May 21.

Ballots may be dropped off at all city/town halls in Volusia County. The last day to drop off at city/town hall locations is Monday, May 20 .

IMPORTANT: the return envelope, pictured right, must be completed and signed!

Click below for the Chamber's position on the proposed half-cent sales tax.
Get to Know Your Chamber Staff
Ken Phelps
Events Director
Ken joined the Daytona Chamber team in November 2016. A Volusia County native, he grew up in DeLand and graduated from DeLand High School, Daytona Beach Community College (now Daytona State College), and the University of Florida. After college, Ken moved to Pennsylvania where he had his first interaction with a Chamber, the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce, spending 15 years as a member. He currently resides in Ormond Beach with his wife, Mindi, and son, Clay.
Ken's Favorites :
College Sports Team : Florida Gators
Pro Sports Team : Cincinnati Reds
Movie : Star Wars
TV Show : Homeland
Book : The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
Singer/Band : Kenny Chesney
Upcoming Events You'll Want to Attend
Leadership Daytona Alumni: $25
General Public: $35
Celebrate the Newest Class of Community Leaders!
The 39th class of Leadership Daytona graduates on Friday, May 17. They'll be recognized at a reception and luncheon presented by Daytona International Speedway . Lowell Lohman, Lohman Offices will provide inspirational remarks for class members and the audience.
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
Business After Hours :
Cocina 214
A beach-side view provides the perfect backdrop to grow your circle of influence. Join us for Business After Hours!
Tuesday, May 21
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
451 S. Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach
Members :
Advanced Registration: $10
Day of Event: $15

Future Members : $35
36th Annual Legislative Welcome Back Breakfast
Eggs & Issues
We've invited our entire state legislative delegation to discuss the work they did during this year's session. Don't miss it!

Wednesday, May 22
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
LPGA International
1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach

Members :
Advanced Registration: $15
Day of Event: $20

Future Members : $30
Join the fun with our amazing Ambassadors as we celebrate these great businesses with a Ribbon Cutting. Click the buttons below for complete details.
Business Smarts Education and Training Series
Using Video to Tell YOUR Story
Wednesday, May 29
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Daytona State College, Bldg 150, Room 101
1200 W. Int'l Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach
Video content is crucial for those wishing to build an online presence. However, video is much more than moving pictures and an audio track. Video production is about storytelling. It is an opportunity to show the world the story of you, your passion and your drive.

Video expert and owner of Blue Dog Video , Tim Stockman, presents on the importance of video in today’s marketing world at the next session of the Business Smarts Education and Training Series sponsored by AdventHealth and the Daytona Beach News-Journal .
Members :
Advanced Registration: $10
Day of Event: $15

Future Members : $20
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
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 Chamber Alliance members:

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 Regional 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.

Thank you to our reception sponsors:
CenterState Bank , Mugwump Productions , and US Blinds .
News You Can Use
Last Call for Elevate Auditions!
Final Audition
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 Florida Scheduled
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.

Your Business and Professional Magazine
Here's the Newest Edition of EVOLVE featuring the global reach of business 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.  
Community Calendar
Chamber Members
Here's a free-for-you online calendar to share your events to our audience while also finding out all that's happening in the local business community. Be sure to submit your event for extra promotion to a large membership base.
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
Following WWII, Daytona found itself to be the site of one of the most historic moments in American sports: Jackie Robinson’s professional debut. In 1945, Jackie Robinson signed with the Montreal Royals, the Brooklyn Dodgers’ top farm club. On March 17, 1946, Robinson took to the field at Daytona’s own City Island Ballpark, playing in his first pro game, and the first integrated game of baseball that the majors had seen. In 1989, the city memorialized this milestone by changing the name of the Ballpark to Jackie Robinson Ballpark, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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. 
Chamber Centennial Testimonial Videos on Facebook
Be sure to see your fellow members and community leaders share thoughts on celebrating the Chamber's 100th year and hear their best Chamber stories.