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03.15.21
Last Chance to Register for Virtual Volusia Days
In a normal year, the groups meeting with state agency heads and elected officials during Volusia Days are small to accommodate the size of the offices in the State Capitol building. The virtual nature of this year's events creates an opportunity to have a larger audience participate in the activities.

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 Consulting & Management.

Invited March 16 Speakers - State Agency leaders:
  • Kevin Thibault, FDOT Secretary
  • Trey Price, Florida Housing Finance Corporation Executive
  • Dana Young, Visit Florida President
  • Mary Mayhew, Florida Hospital Association CEO
  • David Altmaier, Insurance Commissioner, and more

Invited March 17 Speakers - Legislative Delegation:
  • Senator Travis Hutson
  • Senator Jason Brodeur
  • Senator Tom Wright
  • Representative Elizabeth Fetterhoff
  • Representative Paul Renner
  • Representative Webster Barnaby
  • Representative 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.
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Eggs & Issues Highlights Economic Impact of Airport
The Daytona Beach International Airport (DBIA) impacts the local economy in many ways and is in the midst of a few exciting changes.

With new flights to Dallas and Philadelphia, a $14 million renovation of the airport terminal and new Federal Aviation Administration funding to "keep airports in reliable, safe operation” this Eggs & Issues program will bring provide you with the insights on these and more changes.

Meet the new Airport Director Karen Feaster who will provide an update of the overall activities and changes happening at DBIA including updated flight schedules, capital projects, new tenants, and other great news.

COVID-19 Liability Protection Advances in Legislature
Previously two separate bills, Senate bills SB 72 and SB 74 COVID liability-protection bills for businesses and health care providers are advancing to the Senate floor after being merged together in an effort to increase their chances of passing.

Bills’ sponsor Sen Jeff Brandes, District 24, stated both bills moving as one is better than the piecemeal approach. Both bills aim to cover entities that are following CDC and Health Department guidelines by requiring standard of proof.  

Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee approved HB 7005 which covers health care providers. That bill is now headed to the full House.

On Friday, March 5, the Florida House of Representatives passed HB 7, sponsored by Rep Lawrence McClure, District 58, with a bipartisan vote of 83-31.This bill sends a signal of confidence for businesses that are doing their part to keep employees and customers safe that they will not be party to litigation.

UPCOMING EVENTS - ADVOCACY & ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
Virtual via Microsoft Teams
March 16 - 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
March 17 - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Hybrid Event
April 8
In-Person (limited capacity) - 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Virtual (via Zoom) - 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. (Note: join meeting at 7:55 a.m.)
Safely Making Connections at Business After Hours
Getting Back in Business Safely is a focal point for the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. Returning to responsible normalcy began last month with a return to in-person networking at Business After Hours.

The March Business After Hours will be hosted by Halifax River Yacht Club on Tuesday, March 16, with a limited capacity at the Yacht Club's outdoor Tiki Bar.

Registration is $10 for Daytona Regional Chamber members, $35 for future members. Advanced registration is required.

Click here or below to get registered so you can make the connections that will accelerate your economic recovery.
Mission Member Spotlight:
Duerr Communications
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 Jeanette Duerr, Principal, Duerr Communications. While you are watching Mission Member Spotlight videos, be sure to subscribe to the Daytona Regional Chamber YouTube channel for more great content.
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UPCOMING EVENTS - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY AWARENESS
Tuesday, March 16 - In-Person (Limited Capacity), Advanced Registration Required
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
2021 Leadership Daytona Program Delayed
Leadership Daytona, the region's premier leadership development program, has delayed the start of the 41st class until August 2021.

The change will allow additional time for distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the public and increase the opportunity for class participants to get the behind-the-scenes look at key community venues, a hallmark of the program.

The new deadline to apply to participate in Leadership Daytona is July 8, 2021 by 12 noon.
Leadership Daytona Alumni: Share Your News!
Leadership Daytona Alumni are asked to share their professional and personal news for inclusion in the LDAC Quarterly E-Newsletter, the Leading Edge.

Career moves. Promotions. Getting married. Having children. Share these milestone moments with your fellow Leadership Daytona Alumni.

Send your news and photos via email to Ken Phelps.
UPCOMING EVENTS - WORKFORCE & INNOVATION
Open to Leadership Daytona Alumni
Tuesday, April 20 - via Zoom
8:00 a.m.
Join the Daytona Regional Chamber Team
Looking for a new team member with strong communications and marketing skills along with a desire to help sell the Chamber’s brand to the community and prospective members. Skill set will include:
  • Ability to write and design inhouse materials
  • Assist with automated and custom communications
  • Communicate with the business community about the value of membership in the Daytona Regional Chamber 

Full time position with benefits. Send resume and salary requirements via email to Janet Kersey, Executive VP & COO.
Bike Week Rides Off into the Sunset
Bike Week, the World's Largest Motorcycle Event ®, concluded its 80th year on Sunday. Reports from around the region indicate a successful event with many riders conducting themselves in accordance with public health guidelines.

The hospitality, restaurant, retail and related sectors noted a brisk business over the event's 10 days, a welcome boost as economic recovery begins in the later stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next year, the 81st Bike Week is scheduled for March 4-13, 2022.
You Can Still Win this Official Bike Week Motorcycle
Although Bike Week has ended, you can still win the 80th Official Bike Week motorcycle with the logo emblazoned on this very special Harley-Davidson® customized to the hilt.

This year's bike is 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 has added 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.

The drawing will take place on Facebook Live, Friday, April 30 at 12 noon on the Official Bike Week Facebook page.
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