West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

AM Connection, Networking Every Tuesday!
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
7:30 am - Networking
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Meeting
Gateway Center for the Arts, 
880 N.C.R Beall Blvd., DeBary, FL 32713

West Volusia! Come mingle every Tuesday from 7:30 am to 8 am and then tune in to our Spotlight Speaker's presentation. You'll learn about business resources, local nonprofits,
community news and so much more!

Our Spotlight Speaker is: Anita Pandoff with the John Maxwell Team

Our Host Tuesday is: David Pereza with Aflac
Our Breakfast Sponsor is: The West Volusia Beacon

If you would like to be a Spotlight Speaker at the AM Connection,
please contact Sherry - 386-218-0540 or at admin@westvolusiaregionalchamber.org

We are always looking for companies to be Breakfast Sponsors for our networking meetings. If you are interested the cost is $35.00. You'll be provided with a table on stage with your branding and logo, and a 2-minute introduction.
Thank you Theresa Falope with New York Life for being our Spotlight Speaker!

Theresa took the time to inform us of Mortgage Protection and Acceleration - Thanks for helping us to better understand the term and the services you provide!

Thank you to Brian with Cheesecake Chinos for raffling off one of your delicious cheesecakes!
Welcome New Member - Timeshare Headache Relief!
"We are a contract cancellation company that works with attorneys and paralegals to legally release you from your contract."

To learn more about them head to their website here.
Monthly Committee Member Shout Out
Save the Date!
July 30: Willow Ladies Luncheon - DeBary Golf & Country Club 11:30am - 1pm. See flyer and registration button below.

August 12: Network@Night - Family Health Source located at 1205 S. Woodland Blvd in DeLand, 5:30pm-7pm.

August 18: Innovator's Network Connection (INC) - a Lunch Networking meeting! As requested, we will be beginning a monthly lunch networking meeting every 3rd Wed. each month at DeBary Diner.

Nov. 4: Halo Awards Presented by AdventHealth - Center At Deltona, 4:30pm-6:30pm. Cocktail-style awards ceremony recognizing the unsung heroes of West Volusia. More info to come!

Nov. 27: Shop Small - Vendors, Santa, and more! 10am-2pm at the DeBary Executive Center. See flyer & registration below. The deadline to get involved is Nov. 12th, however, table spots are first come first serve.
WILLOW Ladies Luncheon July 30

Join businesswomen from around West Volusia in this networking event that will connect and enhance relationships among professional women in your community!
Network @ Night at Family Health Source Aug. 12

Don't miss August's Network @ Night, hosted by Family Health Source in Deltona, right next to Crunch Fitness! We will be celebrating their new Deltona location. Please note that this event will begin at 5:30pm instead of our usual 5pm.
Announcing INC - Innovator's Network Connection:
A Monthly Noon Networking Event

We know not everyone can make it to our AM Connection or our Network @ Night events due to time restraints, so we are introducing a new Lunch Networking event that will take place every month on the 3rd Wednesday, beginning on August 18 from 11:45am-1:15pm. It will be held at DeBary Diner, located in the DeBary Winn Dixie plaza. They have amazing food and desserts so please come out to enjoy lunch and networking with fellow members!
City of Orange City
The City of Orange City is currently accepting applications for two positions:

- Water Plant Supervisor - open until filled

- Police Officer - open until filled

For more information, including job descriptions and applications, please visit www.ourorangecity.com/employment/. Please share with anyone who may be interested.
Have you downloaded our app yet?
Orange City Connect allows residents to submit service requests directly to the appropriate Orange City department.

You have a range of options to select from:
-Abandoned vehicle
-Animal control
-Building and zoning
-Code enforcement
-Garbage pickup issue
-Illegal burning/fire hazard
-Parks facilities
-Roads, sidewalks, and right-of-way
-Water and wastewater services

You can also pay your water bill, view news, and much more. Orange City Connect is available for iPhones and Androids! Search ‘“Orange City Connect” in the app store or google play to download the app.
City of DeLand
DeLand Honors Hometown Heroes
"As the Hometown Heroes Military Banner Program enters its fourth year, I am still in awe of all the harrowing stories of our heroes and what they have accomplished in their lives.
That’s what this program — which just received a new three-year sponsorship from AdventHealth DeLand — originally set out to do: Share the stories of brave men and women who fought for our freedom, returned home and have gone on to live, perhaps, rather normal lives.
They truly are our heroes."

Read the rest of the Beacon Article by Chris Graham Here.
City of Deltona
Back to School Fair hosted by Deltona Fire Rescue at The Center At Deltona
Deltona Fire Rescue’s Annual Back to School Event provides students &
families with free supplies & resources to prepare for the upcoming school year.
This year’s fair will be fun and informative! We will have many local community resources and businesses showcasing their services offered to students and their families.

Each child MUST be present to receive school supplies. **While Supplies Last**
Sunday August 1st 2021, 8am - 11am at The Center at Deltona
1640 Dr. MLK Blvd. Deltona
Mayor of Deltona is a 2021 Award Recipient for Home Rule Hero
The City of Deltona is proud to announce that our Mayor Heidi Herzberg is a Florida League of Cities Home Rule Hero designee. Congratulations and thank you for fighting for Home Rule! 

To read more about this honor, head to the link here.
City of DeBary
DeBary Council Meeting
The next Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 4th. You can watch the City's previous Special Council Meeting here: 
Town of Pierson
Local News & Events
Tickets on Sale for 2021-2021 Shoestring Theatre Season
Announcing Shoestring Theatre's 2021-2022 Season. We have a great lineup of shows and fabulous directors, none of which are possible without our wonderful sponsors and you! More information about each show and their auditions are available at shoestringtheatre.net
See you at the theatre!
Comedy at the Dreka Theater in DeLand on July 30

Please join us on July 30th at 6:30pm for a night of fun and laughter from some of our favorite local comedians and improvisers.

Ticket price is $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door.

We'd love to make this a monthly event, so please come out and support!

Your performers include:
-A Big To-Do (Improv Troupe)
-Lee Cohen
-Erick Feiling
-Lesley Jo
-Gregory Metts
-Veronica Kramer
-Hosted by Aimee LeCours
Show your proof of ticket at The Spellbound Cafe (208 W Howry Ave, DeLand, FL 32720) before or after the show and receive 20% of your first drink!
Survey for Priorities in Central FL
The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council wants to hear from you regarding your values, priorities for the region, and how they are doing in creating a great place to live, learn, work and play. Please complete the survey by July 31st.

Click the link below to take the How Did We Grow?

Survey by Volusia County Economic Development
Attention WVRC Members,
You are a valued part of our local economy and we need your input now to ensure that our future community business assistance programs will align with your post-COVID needs.

Please help us by completing the brief business needs and resources survey, using the web link shown below. It should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. Your views will be included in the analysis that will shape future program development.

Survey results will be shared by Volusia County Economic Development.
Thank you in advance for your help. Please click on the link below to take the survey.

Stay Connected!
Aligning Efforts. Achieving Success.
WVRC would like to thank our Sponsors: Advent Health, Duke Energy, Space Coast Credit Union, Halifax Health/UF Health, Central Florida Home Pros LLC, The Mortgage Firm, Firehouse Subs