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This Week's Highlights
U.S. Chamber Update Scheduled This Week
The Daytona Regional Chamber will hold a virtual Lunch & Learn with an update from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on federal issues affecting the business community, including vaccine mandates and the $3.5 trillion budget plan. See more below in Advocacy & Economic Prosperity.

Award Winners to be Announced This Friday
The winners for four of the Daytona Regional Chamber's most prestigious awards will be announced this Friday in the upcoming edition of Inside Volusia Business. Help us celebrate the honorees by registering to attend the Annual Awards Luncheon presented by Foundation Risk Partners on Wednesday, November 3. Get more information in the Organizational Excellence & Fiscal Growth section of The Edge.
Daytona Regional Chamber Member Tip
Connect with New Daytona Regional Chamber Members
Looking for an easy way to see which businesses have recently joined the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce? Just click on the New Members link on the Membership Directory page to see a list of all businesses who have become fellow members in the last 45 days. Then be sure to reach out, say hello, and welcome them to the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Welcome New Daytona Regional Chamber Member
When businesses invest in Daytona Regional Chamber membership, they are making a commitment to improving the community by supporting our mission to advocate for a strong economic and business environment.

Reach out to them, introduce yourself and your organization, and thank them for joining in the collective effort to foster success in our region.
Mission Member Spotlight: Marine Terrace Resort
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 Danielle DeLoach of Marine Terrace Resort. While you are watching Mission Member Spotlight videos, be sure to subscribe to the Daytona Regional Chamber YouTube channel for more great content.
How to Revive Connections with Former Customers
It happens. People buy from you, and they love you. Then life gets in the way, and they don’t return. Sometimes it’s because they no longer have use for your products or services like when you sell gourmet dog biscuits, and they no longer have a pet. Sometimes they moved out of your area, and you don’t offer e-commerce options. Most often though, your business has simply slipped their minds. It’s no longer on their radar or part of their buying habit. It wasn’t something you did. They just have other things going on.
In these cases, you need to reengage them and bring yourself back to top of mind. Here are a few ideas on how you can do that. READ MORE
Tuesday, October 19 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gary Yeoman's Lincoln (1420 N Tomoka Farms Road, Daytona Beach)
THIS WEEK: Advocacy in Action Event with U.S Chamber
The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to host a virtual lunch and learn Advocacy in Action event with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 28 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Clark Jackson, Director of the Southeastern Region in the U.S. Chamber's Congressional and Public Affairs Division, will be giving an update on events at the Federal level and how they will affect our business community.

If you are interested in finding out more about the $3.5 trillion budget or the vaccine mandate, you can not miss this event! Register here or below.
Volusia County Infrastructure Focus of October Eggs & Issues
A strong economic and business environment requires a quality foundation of infrastructure. Jared Perdue, secretary of FDOT District 5, will update the growth and future of Volusia County's transportation needs at the next Eggs & Issues on Thursday, October 14 from 7:30-9:00am.

Roads and bridges, rail, interstate highways and more will be discussed as we prepare for Volusia County's future.

Be part of this important regional business conversation! Register now.
Nonpartisan Political Boot Camp Scheduled for November
The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Boot Camp is a unique, nonpartisan, regional initiative designed to strengthen and develop the next generation of public leaders. It is scheduled for Friday, November 12 from 9:00am-4:00pm.

This is perfect for community leaders interested in exploring future public leadership and learning more about running for office. The program is nonpartisan in nature and there is no obligation to run for office.

Thanks to generous sponsor support, each participant will receive a 100% scholarship, however, space is limited. If you are interested in the Daytona Regional Chamber's Political Boot Camp, contact Shawn Richmond, Director of Advocacy, today
Tuesday, September 28 - 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Virtual Meeting
Thursday, October 14 - 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Halifax River Yacht Club (331 S Beach St, Daytona Beach)
Soft Skill Youth Summit to Prepare Students for the Workplace
The Daytona Regional Chamber is partnering with Volusia County Schools and CareerSource Flagler Volusia to help high school juniors and seniors prepare for the workplace. The Soft Skills Youth Summit will take place Wednesday, October 6 from 9:00am-12:30pm at Speedway Indoor Karting.

Participating students will have an opportunity to learn about work ethic, punctuality, attire, etiquette, and more from business leaders across the region.

Additionally, they will have a opportunity to learn about the unique career paths available and the technology used in Speedway Indoor Karting's innovative operation.

The event will conclude with a business lunch allowing students to use the information they learn during the program and to gain the experience of attending a business function.

The Soft Skills Youth Summit is sponsored by Ashford Investment Advisors, Daytona Beach News-Journal | LOCALiQ, Speedway Indoor Karting, and Coastal Cloud.

If you would like to volunteer as a business mentor at this important workforce development event, contact Ken Phelps for more information.
Soft Skills Youth Summit
Wednesday, October 6 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Speedway Indoor Karting (2455 W International Speedway Blvd Suite 300, Daytona Beach)
Award Winners Revealed in Inside Volusia Business this Friday
In this Friday's edition of Inside Volusia Business, we will reveal the 2021 honorees for some of the Daytona Regional Chamber's most prestigious awards, including:
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Nonprofit of the Year
  • Young Professional of the Year
  • Marvin Samuels Memorial Leadership Award

Keep an eye on your inbox for Inside Volusia Business to help celebrate this year's winners.

The 2021 Annual Awards Luncheon presented by Foundation Risk Partners will be held on Wednesday, November 3. Mark your calendars now to attend this signature event recognizing some of the leaders in our business community.

Sponsorships are available to connect your business to this showcase event and show your support for the mission of the Daytona Regional Chamber. For more information, contact Ken Phelps, Vice President of Resource Development.
Wednesday, November 3 - 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Ocean Center (101 N Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach)
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