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Welcome These New Daytona Regional Chamber Members
Reach out and say hello to these new Daytona Regional Chamber members who are joining the effort to make the region a great place to do business.

Investing in membership demonstrates meaningful support for the mission of advocating a strong business and economic environment.

With the Daytona Regional Chamber serving as the voice for business, our members are able to leverage access, influence, and credibility.
Mission Member Spotlight:
Seacoast Bank
Mission Members are business and community leaders who believe strongly in the work of the Daytona Regional Chamber and go over and above in their support of our mission.

The Mission Member Spotlight is an opportunity to learn more about these businesses and why their investment in the community is so important to them.

This Mission Member Spotlight features Libby Vescovi, Vice President Banking Center Manager, Seacoast Bank. While you are watching Mission Member Spotlight videos, be sure to subscribe to the Daytona Regional Chamber YouTube channel for more great content.
Interested in Being a Mission Member? Time's Running Out!
Find out how your business can be featured in a Mission Member Spotlight, as well as enjoy all the additional benefits and marketing opportunities that are part of the Mission Member program. The deadline to be a 2021 Mission Member is Friday, February 26. Contact Ken Phelps, VP of Resource Development, for more information.
Help Assess Broadband Internet Needs in the Region
The Florida Office of Broadband within the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is conducting a brief, three-minute survey on the availability and accessibility of broadband internet service. 

Broadband, or high-speed internet access, is becoming increasingly vital to businesses and residents. From email and tele-medicine to online banking and virtual schooling. Broadband provides a faster, more convenient way of accessing a huge range of services. 
The Florida Office of Broadband works with local and state government agencies, community organizations, and private businesses to increase the availability and effectiveness of broadband internet throughout the state, specifically in small and rural communities. Through these partnerships, the Office encourages investment in grant funding opportunities for the broadband program that focus on the expansion of broadband.

Your response will assist the office in identifying the goals, challenges, and the outlook of broadband internet service in your area. The survey is available until March 1.
3 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid as We Move Toward Recovery
News stations are finally embracing the word that COVID numbers are going down and vaccine administrations are going up. That’s allowing people to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. If you have weathered the storm so far, you know your business is not completely in the clear. There are always unexpected challenges like freak snowstorms and mass electrical outages that are keeping us all on our business toes, regardless of where you sell or operate from. Nothing will tell you faster how interconnected we are than... READ MORE
Tuesday, March 16 - In-Person (Limited Capacity), Advanced Registration Required
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
See Business Advocacy First-Hand at Virtual Volusia Days
Now is your chance to see what goes into advocating for businesses with policy and decision makers, without having to make a trip all the way to Tallahassee!

The Daytona Regional Chamber's annual Volusia Days at the Capitol will take place via Microsoft Teams on March 16-17, hosted by Red sponsors Charter Spectrum, Daytona International Speedway, and Ghyabi & Associates.

This premier advocacy event will begin with a series of meetings with state agency leaders on the afternoon of March 16. Invited speakers include FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault, Florida Housing Finance Corporation Executive Trey Price, Visit Florida President Dana Young, Florida Hospital Association CEO Mary Mayhew, Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier, and others.

On the morning of March 17, our state legislative delegation will be the feature. Invited speakers include Senators Travis Hutson, Jason Brodeur, Tom Wright, and Representatives Elizabeth Fetterhoff, Paul Renner, Webster Barnaby, and Tom Leek.

Volusia Days is also made possible by White sponsors Florida Power & Light and Foundation Risk Partners as well as Blue sponsor AT&T.

Cost is $25 for Daytona Regional Chamber members, $50 Future members, which includes access to all meetings scheduled on both days. The schedule of speakers is subject to change based on committee meetings and other variables that may affect availability.
Virtual via Microsoft Teams
March 16 - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 17 - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Build Your Team via Daytona Regional Chamber Job Bank
Is your company hiring and looking to find that perfect candidate? One of the many benefits the Daytona Regional Chamber offers is posting open positions right on our Job Bank.

In today's competitive market, it's essential to ensure you find that perfect candidate. We have made that easier by allowing our members to post open jobs and view resumes to help build your team. 

Just login to your Member Portal and begin posting your available jobs today. Contact Jennifer Pipes, Member Engagement & Database Specialist, with any questions.
Invest in Your Team: Leadership Daytona Class XLI
The 41st edition of Leadership Daytona will begin later this spring, and applications are available now to be part of Class XLI.

The program will begin with an opening session on Thursday, April 8, and will start in earnest on Friday, April 9.

The Leadership Daytona program is designed for our community’s active leaders. The three-month course features classes about current issues facilitated by high-level community leaders combining interactive situations and information into their presentations, and an MBA-style case study from the Daytona Regional Chamber Board Chair for the class to solve.
Share Your Passion with the Daytona Beach Community
The Leadership Daytona Alumni Council is seeking presenters for Elevate Daytona Beach presented by AdventHealth later this summer.

Auditions for this year's Elevate Daytona Beach will be held from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:
April 22
May 6
May 20
June 3

A rough draft of your accompanying slide show must be submitted the Tuesday prior to your audition to the Elevate Daytona Beach email address.

All Elevate Daytona Beach presentations are five minutes in length consisting of 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Your presentation must follow this format. For more information on presenting, visit ElevateDaytonaBeach.com.
LDAC Virtual Morning Mingle
Open to Leadership Daytona Alumni
Tuesday, April 20 - via Zoom
8:00 a.m.
You Could Win the Official 80th Bike Week Motorcycle
We built a very special bike for one lucky winner! This will certainly be a collector’s item with the official 80th Anniversary logo emblazoned on this very special Harley- Davidson® Motorcycle customized to the hilt.

This year's bike will be a customized 2021 Harley-Davidson® Heritage Classic 114. We are proud to announce that Daytona Harley-Davidson is our partner in the Official Bike Week Motorcycle Drawing. Their creative team is adding a custom painted logo, amazing pinstriping, and new saddlebags.

Only 4500 tickets available, so the odds of winning are great! Buy two tickets, get the third free! Your odds of winning just got better! Click here to learn how to enter.
Volunteers Needed for Official Welcome Center Tent
The 80th Bike Week is just a couple weeks away. Volunteers are needed to staff the Official Welcome Center Tent to greet riders visiting our community.

In accordance with the safety guidelines approved in the Bike Week Master Plan, the Official Welcome Center Tent will be socially-distanced with volunteers wearing masks.

Volunteers are needed for multiple shifts from March 5 through 13, between 8:45 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Each shift is just over 3 hours long to easily accommodate your schedule.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to sign up for a shift.

Once you have signed up for a shift, please send your t-shirt size to Shanna ColeyHughes via email.

For more information, contact Shanna at (386) 290-6732, or Echo Karras at (386) 214-8904.
Reach the Business Community through Advertising, Marketing
Does your organization need to reach a targeted business market? Are you seeking affordable outlets to advertise your company?

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce has numerous platforms to give you great exposure with budget-friendly rates.

Marketing venues include:
  • E-Brief
  • Inside Volusia Business
  • Daytona Regional Chamber website, DaytonaChamber.com
  • Digital Directory

For more information on marketing platforms open exclusively to Daytona Regional Chamber members, click on the image at right and contact Ken Phelps, Vice President of Resource Development via email or phone at (386) 523-3675.
Business Links Golf Tournament presented by Brown & Brown
Friday, September 10
7:00 a.m. - Check-in
8:30 a.m. - Shotgun Start
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