The Week In Review
Dr. Tom LoBasso, president, Daytona State College, speaks with members of Leadership Daytona Class 39 during the class' presentation in response to the CEO Challenge.
Leadership Daytona Class 39 graduates, colleagues, family, and friends hear from keynote speaker Lowell Lohman during the graduation celebration and luncheon.
Miami Grill welcomes Chamber members during their ribbon cutting celebration on May 3.
Gold's Gym celebrates the opening of their Daytona Beach location with a ribbon cutting on May 16.
FINAL REMINDER: Mail-In Ballots Due May 21
Make Your Vote Count!
Special election ballots must be received, NOT postmarked, at the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Office by 7:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, 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.
Member Spotlight
How long have you been a member?
We've been Chamber members for a couple of years. We were invited to a Business After Hours and joined shortly after that.

What is your favorite aspect of being a Chamber member?
I enjoy Business After Hours because it allows a casual environment where everyone can spend some time together and get to know each other. Meeting community members and learning how we work together to make it a great place to live is very interesting. At one of the mixers I won a $500 blender!
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Upcoming Events You'll Want to Attend
Business After Hours :
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
Internet and Social Media Marketing
Creating Memorable Content
 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
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
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
Online registration for exhibitor space has closed. If you would like to be placed on a wait list in the event additional space becomes available, email Ken Phelps here .

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
Final Week to Apply to be an Ambassador!
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Chamber Ambassador?
Applications for the Ambassador Committee are being accepted until Friday, 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.
EVOLVE
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.  
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.




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.  
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.
Centennial Celebration
A Century's Worth of History
In 1953, the Chamber began to focus heavily on converting tourists to residents, specifically targeting retirees. During this time, the Chamber ran ads promoting not only the local churches, schools, and entertainment options, but also the air quality and climate of Daytona Beach, which allowed for better respiratory health. Ads informed tourists, “You’ll live 10 years longer in Daytona” and “Those who live here get more out of life!”

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.