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Whether it's information, education, training or news, the Chamber works hard to make sure you have the resources you need to make the critical decisions your business requires.
The Week in Review
Eggs & Issues highlights protecting your business from scams.
State Attorney for the 7th Circuit, R.J. Larizza, shares information his office has seen on fraudulent activity that has targeted business in the area.
Above left, R.J. Larizza shares information and statistics on the cases that have come through the State Attorney's office. Above right, Investigator T.C. McIntosh details a recent credit card fraud case and provide tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.
Tips to Avoid Becoming a Credit Card Fraud Victim

From the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners:

To make sure that a Visa or MasterCard is not a counterfeit, see that :
  • The signature panel (white strip of adhesive with the card owner's signature) has Visa or MasterCard printed many times and is not plain white (indicates a counterfeit) or damaged (indicates an alteration).
  • The numbers on the signature panel slant left and match the numbers on the front of the card.
  • Under ultraviolet light, a large MC is visible on MasterCard, a large dove on Visa cards.
  • The four-digit bank identification number (BIN) must be printed below and match exactly the first four digits of the embossed number or the card has been altered or is a counterfeit.
  • Visa's embossed account numbers begin with a 4 and contain 13 or 16 digits, MasterCard's with a 5 and contain 16 digits.
  • Micro-printing is printing that appears to the naked eye to be a solid line, but under a magnifying glass is very small words or letters that are very difficult to recreate with normal printing.

To make sure that an American Express card is not a counterfeit, make sure that :
  • The account number on the front should match the one on the back.
  • The Centurion's head in the helmet should be printed with a high degree of clarity and detail similar to the heads portrayed on U.S. currency.
  • The signature panel should have wavy black lines and should not be plain white (indicating a counterfeit card) or smudged (altered card).
  • The card member account number should be 15 digits and should begin with 34 or 37.
  • Under black light, the AMEX should appear and the Centurion should look phosphorescent.

Processing
If your clerks have to swipe the card several times, enter the numbers manually, or a “chip” indicator is received and the card does not contain a chip…it is more than likely a cloned or counterfeit card. Another good prevention is to match the name printed on the sales slip by the Point of Sale (POS) device to the name that appears on the face of the credit card. Most POS devices have this as an option. By enabling this option, your clerks can quickly and quietly compare the name on the card with the name associated with the account encoded on the magnetic strip.
Upcoming Events You'll Want to Attend
Business After Hours
How much could one new contact be worth to you?
Make new connections in a relaxed atmosphere at Business After Hours hosted by Dental USA .

Tuesday, April 16
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
1540 Cornerstone Blvd, Ste 100
The Daytona Chamber Outreach Team Needs YOU
We are looking for fun, personable and energetic volunteers to call upon our valued Chamber members.

Next Meeting:
April 17 / 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce - 126 E. Orange Ave.
PROGRAM TOPIC CHANGE
Business Smarts Education and Training Series
Using Public Relations to Reach Your Business Objectives
  • Learn how to align public relations activities with your business plan
  • Receive a step-by-step plan for developing a communications plan AND a handy booklet outlining all of the components with a guide to completing each step
Tuesday, April 30 / 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Daytona State College
Bldg 150, Room 101
(NOTE: Tim Stockman's Business Smarts program on Creating Memorable Content - Using Video to Tell YOUR Story has been rescheduled for May 29. Please contact Ken Phelps, Events Director for additional information.)
Join the fun with our amazing Ambassadors as we celebrate these great businesses with a Ribbon Cutting.
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Share Your Passion with the Community
Call for Auditions!
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
on these dates:

April 25
May 2
May 16
SAVE THE DATE!
Business Links Golf Tournament
presented by
Friday, September 27
8:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start
Grand Slam Sponsors:
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.
A Century's Worth of History
The Burgoyne Casino was the original home to the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, featured above in the photo circa 1925, along Beach Street in Daytona Beach.

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.
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.
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
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