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The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce advocates a strong economic and business environment and serves as a platform through which our members and the entire business community can thrive.
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Welcome Daytona Regional Chamber Members
Please welcome these businesses who recognize the power of investing in their community by joining the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The Daytona Regional Chamber’s vision is to be a driving force in the development of commerce and to improve the quality of life in the greater Daytona Beach region. The support of our members makes that possible. 

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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Q: What do the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld and Klinger from M*A*S*H have in common?

A: The 101st Annual Meeting presented by Halifax Health
The 101st Annual Meeting of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce presented by Halifax Health will be a two-part celebration. Overcoming the challenges of 2020 and looking ahead to a new year requires double the fun and excitement for the Daytona Regional Chamber’s largest affair.

Part 1: A Livestreamed Business Meeting
A virtual celebration will take place on January 27 at 4 p.m. This livestream program will feature:

Introduction of 2021 Chairman
Len Marinaccio, Bomar Construction, and his vision for the coming year

A video retrospective on the last year

Celebrity appearances you won’t want to miss
The Soup Nazi from Seinfeld, Corporal Klinger from M*A*S*H, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila from American Ninja Warrior and more!

The Daytona Regional Chamber will also present two of its most prestigious awards, the J. Hyatt Brown Enterprise Award and the Glenn Ritchey Community Service Award. Here are this year's honorees:

J. Hyatt Brown Enterprise Award
Healthcare professionals throughout the region

Glenn Ritchey Community Service Award
Forough Hosseini, Founder and Chair of Food Brings Hope

The virtual portion of the 101st Annual Meeting presented by Halifax Health will require an RSVP to receive the free link hosted on a private page at DaytonaChamber.com.
 
Part 2: A Must-Attend In-Person Celebration
In addition to the virtual livestream portion of the annual meeting, an in-person reception and celebration will take place later in the year when gathering can be done safely. Knowing the pent up desire to engage in face-to-face interaction, this celebration will be magnificent and will feature the networking, entertainment, and social aspects that attendees have come to know and love about the Daytona Regional Chamber’s largest annual event. Details on date, time, and location for the in-person celebration will be forthcoming.

Double the celebration means double the exposure for sponsors!
Reach the virtual and in-person audience with one sponsorship, plus receive admissions to the live event for you and your colleagues. These unprecedented times have presented some unique opportunities to expand the reach and value of these sponsorships.

For more information on sponsorships of the 101st Annual Meeting presented by Halifax Health, please contact Ken Phelps via email or via phone at (386) 523-3675.
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
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News You Can Use
Paycheck Protection Program Re-opens This Week
The Small Business Administration, in consultation with The U.S. Department of the Treasury, announced that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.

To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter.

This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

Key PPP updates include:
• PPP borrowers can set their PPP loan’s covered period to be any length between 8 and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs;
• PPP loans will cover additional expenses, including operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs, and worker protection expenditures;
• The Program’s eligibility is expanded to include 501(c)(6)s, housing cooperatives, direct marketing organizations, among other types of organizations;
• The PPP provides greater flexibility for seasonal employees;
• Certain existing PPP borrowers can request to modify their First Draw PPP Loan amount; and
• Certain existing PPP borrowers are now eligible to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

A borrower is generally eligible for a Second Draw PPP Loan if the borrower:
• Previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses;
• Has no more than 300 employees; and
• Can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.
Zoom into Eggs & Issues to Feature New County Council Chair Jeff Brower This Week
The Daytona Regional Chamber will host newly elected Volusia County Council Chair Jeff Brower during the first Zoom into Eggs & Issues in the new year, scheduled for Thursday, January 14 at 8 a.m.

Cheryl Coxwell, NASCAR, chair of the Daytona Regional Chamber’s Center for Advocacy and Economic Prosperity, stated, “We look forward to presenting our 2021 City and County recommendations to our new County Chair and to the opportunity to get his thoughts on infrastructure, business permitting, workforce housing, competitive bid processes and other important issues.”

Price is $17 for Chamber members and $35 for non-members. You will need your member portal username and password to access the member rate.

Eggs & Issues is sponsored by Halifax Health and Daytona Beach News-Journal.
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We Are Looking for a New Team Member
The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce is looking for a Business Development Specialist to work with our exceptional business community.

Are you:
  • A great communicator?
  • Comfortable meeting people in all types of businesses?
  • A believer in the mission of the Daytona Regional Chamber?

Contact Janet Kersey, Executive Vice President & COO, with your interest via this link.
3 Easy Ways to Spice Up Your Newsletter This Year
Who has time for a newsletter? If you want more sales and a more loyal audience, you need to find the time. The magic of newsletters is that they are a way to distribute your content on a regular basis straight to someone’s email inbox or phone. It creates a privileged communication when you do it correctly. But when done poorly, it can feel like. READ MORE
Free, Members-only Networking Scheduled
A strong recovery in 2021 will be built by doing business local, supporting each other, and building a future customer pipeline. Making new connections, and strengthening existing ones, is an important part of a strong business plan.

Register today for Let's Connect! January's members-only event is sponsored by Fairwinds Credit Union. Thanks to their generosity and support, attendance is complimentary. To RSVP, you will need your member portal username and password. Maximum capacity is 100 participants, so get your RSVP in right away!

While gathering in-person is still challenging, the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide a virtual platform to get your 2021 business building off to a great start.
Are You Ready for Your Close-up?
Participants in the 2021 Daytona Regional Chamber Mission Member program will be featured in a Mission Member Spotlight Zoom video interview, showcased in the Daytona Regional Chamber's E-Brief and social media channels. Other great benefits offered to this year's Mission Members include:

  • Brand your support of the Daytona Regional Chamber's mission of advocating a strong economic and business climate.
  • Get recognition in marketing venues such as:
  • Online, searchable membership directory
  • Printable membership directory
  • Inside Volusia Business
  • E-Brief weekly e-newsletter
  • Mission Members will be recognized collectively as well at Daytona Regional Chamber events, both virtual and in-person. In-person gatherings subject to public health guidelines at the time. Transitions from in-person to virtual events will be accompanied by a corresponding change in recognition.
  • Signature events: Annual Meeting, Business Links Golf Tournament, Annual Luncheon, and Market Watch Business Summit
  • Monthly and Periodic events: Business After Hours, Let's Connect Virtual Networking, Eggs & Issues, Advocacy-in-Action
Click below to contact Ken Phelps, VP of Resource Development, to learn more about the Mission Member program and the benefits of participating. Must be a member in good standing with the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Evolve Magazine
Space 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, Space

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 and Programs
NOTE: When registering for events, Internet Explorer may cause our event webpage to not function properly and prevent your registration from being completed. For best results, please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari.

For assistance, contact Shanna Coley Hughes, Program Manager, at 386-523-3672.
Virtual Event via Zoom
Thursday, January 14: 8:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Fairwinds Credit Union
Virtual Event via Zoom
Tuesday, January 19: 5:00 p.m.
Livestreamed at DaytonaChamber.com
Wednesday, January 27: 4:00 p.m.