July 2011 Newsletter - Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce

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July 2011 Newsletter - Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce

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Serving Members Since 1919 VOLUME 6, NO. 135 JULY 2011

theOUTLOOK

Eggs & Issues

Bike Week

Leadership Daytona

Business After Hours

Relocation Guide

Governmental Lobbying

Young Professionals Group

Accomodations Council

Technology Committee

Maps

First Friday Network Lunch

Volusia Day

Affinity Programs

Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

Sports Council

Monthly Newsletter

Great American Destination

Regional Partnerships

Annual Meeting

Leads Groups

Weekly Eblasts

Emergency Management

Economic Development

Restaurant Council

Political Hob Nob

Websites

Golf Tournament

Member U.S. Chamber

VCARD

Mailing Lists

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July 8th

Network Luncheon

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

2200 International Spdwy. Blvd.

Daytona Beach

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$15 includes lunch

RSVP to Lauren at 255.0981

July 12th

“Ambassador’s Committee”

Chamber building, 4:00 p.m.

Those interested in assisting at

Chamber events should attend.

Questions? Please call Terry

Sabiston, Black Crow Media at

386.852.1659.

July 19th

“Business After Hours”

Daytona Beach Ocean Center

Sponsored by

Ovations Food Services

101 N. Atlantic Ave.

Daytona Beach

5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Join us...

THEODORE R. DORAN

ATTORNEY AT LAW

DAYTONA BEACH

1020 W. INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY BLVD.

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA 32114

(386) 253-1111

E-MAIL tdoran@doranlaw.com

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“Business After Hours” (cont.)

$10 members, $35 guests &

future members. Food & 2 drinks

included with admission. Bring

business cards for Speed

Networking Program!

RSV to: 255.0981

July 26th

New Member Reception

Chamber building,

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Learn about the opportunities and

benefits available as a new member.

Refreshments served.

RSVP to 255.0981

August 5th

Network Luncheon

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

2200 International Spdwy. Blvd.

Daytona Beach

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$15 includes lunch

RSVP to Lauren at 255.0981

WEST PALM BEACH OFFICE

TRUMP PLAZA OFFICE CENTER

525 S. FLAGLER DRIVE • SUITE 200

WESTPALM BEACH, FL 33401

(561) 802-3334

Training Initiatives, Inc.

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“Business Links”

Sponsorships Available

The Chamber “Business Links” Golf

Tournament will be held on Friday, September 30, 2011

at Sugar Mill Golf Club in New Smyrna Beach. The event

will be a scramble format and restricted to 144 players.

Letters to previous participants have been sent out. We

are waiting for their reply and are anticipating quick

responses.

Major Sponsorships are $700 and include 4

player spots, course signage recognition and

recognition at the after play banquet. Hole Sponsors are

$100 and include signage on the course and

invitation to the after play festivities. A boxed lunch will be

provided before play with free soft drinks and beer on the

course. Additionally, the Chamber’s Restaurant

Council member restaurants will be on hand sampling

their fare on a number of holes.

Bright House Networks is again acting as

Presenting Sponsor and our thanks go out to John Poage

and all of the people of Bright House for their continued

participation. Additionally, there a couple of Supporting

Sponsorship positions available that include signage at

the course, recognition in the newsletter and all other

correspondence, with a foursome in the tournament.

To sign up or get additional information contact

Gail Miller in the Chamber’s Events Department at

523-3675 or gail@daytonachamber.com.

• Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory has been invited to be the sponsor

gourmet chocolate company in this year’s ESPN ESPY Awards swag bags in

Los Angeles, CA! Their gourmet chocolate and gift certificates will be in over

100 bags given to celebrity guests. The ESPN ESPY Awards will be aired on

July 13th.

• David Holland, certified financial planner and owner of Holland Financial

has published a book! “Confessions of a Financial Planner: Secrets to a

Secure Retirement” written to help people understand the nuts and bolts of

retirement planning without overwhelming the reader. It is available through lulu.com or his office.

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•Congratulations to Dillard’s Inc.! Dillard’s has been rated “best” in customer service among large

retailer establishments nationwide by Consumer Reports magazine. These results are based on

surverys of its subscribers over a three year period.


Sports Council Hosts Daytona Cubs Owner Andy Rayburn

The Chamber’s Daytona Beach Sports Council held the first of four Sports Sanctioning

Body appreciation luncheons in conjunction with the Central Florida Sports Commission. The

luncheon was held on Wednesday, June 22nd and featured Daytona Cubs owner Andy Rayburn.

This effort will be followed by gatherings honoring NASCAR, the Ladies Professional Golf

Association and USTA Florida Section.

Andy spoke to an enthusiastic crowd that heard of his experiences in business, investments,

sports and the Arts. In 2000 he sold his company of 20 years, Flexalloy Inc., and went on to

found Big Game Capital, a private investment company with interests in sports, music, fine

arts, finance, and distribution.

Andy purchased the Daytona Cubs in 2001 following his tenure as owner of the Hagerstown

(MD) Suns of the South Atlantic League. Over the last decade the Cubs have doubled their

yearly attendance, overseen a major renovation to historic Jackie Robinson Ballpark in 2005

and been recognized for many area and national awards, including Baseball America’s

Organization of the Year in 2006 for Single-A.

Also on hand were players and coaches from the Daytona Cubs, in addition to General

Manager Brady Ballard who brought raffle prizes that included Cubs tickets, baseball

equipment and an autographed ball from Chicago Cubs future hall of fame pitcher Greg

Andy Rayburn, owner Daytona Cubs

Maddox.

The Cubs have ranked at or near the League lead in attendance every year since 2004. Daytona has won

Florida State League Championships in 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008, while currently boasting the best record in all of

professional baseball in 2011.

Daytona Beach Sports Council Chairman Bobby Thigpen voiced his enthusiasm with this and future appreciation

luncheons. “We have the distinction of being home to four sports sanctioning bodies in the form of the Florida State

League, USTA Florida Section, the Ladies Professional Golf Association and, of course, NASCAR. It is appropriate that we

recognize these jewels of our community and show our appreciation that they have chosen to locate their headquarters in

Daytona Beach.”

ECONOMIC IMPACT

The Sports Commission, in partnership with the

Daytona Beach Area CVB, hosted the 2011 Let It

Fly Flag Football World Championship. The two

day event during Memorial Day weekend was in

its fourth consecutive year in Volusia County.

This year the event was held at the Ormond

Beach Sports Complex and brought in

approximately 130 teams (800 competitors) from

across the state and nation who competed in the

4-on-4 flag football tournament.

The Central Florida Sports

Commission serves Volusia County in

partnership with the Daytona Beach

Sports Council.

The Sports Commission hosted three

events in May. The NCAA DII Men's

East Regional Golf Championship was

held at Victoria Hills May 1-3 and

featured the top 24 teams and 6

individuals from across the East coast.

Also featuring the top 24 teams and 6

individuals from across the East coast

was the NCAA DI Women's East

Regional Golf Championship. This

event was held at the LPGA

International May 4-7.

Summer is the perfect time of the year for tennis! Our friends at the Florida Tennis Center are

hosting several events that are sure to be fun for the entire family! Events include the USTA Florida

State Closed Singles Sectional June 11 and JTT Summer Camps in July!

Visit www.florida.usta.com

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Consumers are 63% more likely to buy

goods and services in the future from a

company that they believe is a member

of the local Chamber of Commerce

You have a Chamber logo sticker on the door at your place of business or membership plaque,

which says "Member of the Chamber," right? If not, there are other ways you can proudly

display your Chamber membership!

Decorate your Web site or printed materials with The Chamber's logo! We have the electronic

versions of Chamber "member logos" available to you for your marketing use.

To get electronic copies of the Chamber Member logo, please submit the following:

Simply send an email to Crystal@DaytonaChamber.com or call (386) 523-3680.

In your email (or voicemail), please include:

• Your company name

• Your full name

• Your email address

• Your business phone number

NOTE: The files you receive will be in the following format: .jpg.

We will confirm your request with you via email, and then deliver the files in an electronic format

within three (3) business days.

JOIN US FOR CHAMBER NIGHT WITH THE DAYTONA CUBS

The Chamber’s Daytona Beach Sports Council

will hold Chamber Night with the Daytona Cubs

on Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm at Jackie

Robinson Ball Park, as the Cubs host the Palm

Beach Cardinals. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and

festivities for Chamber participants will be held

on the Picnic Porch.

Tickets for the event are $20.00 and include admission to the Dustin’s Picnic Porch and a menu that

includes hamburgers, hotdogs, Dustin’s pulled pork, grilled chicken, bratwursts, potato salad, baked

beans, green salad and soft drinks. In addition, complementary draft beer will be provided with a

variety to choose from, both imported and domestic.

Daytona Beach Sports Council Chairman Bobby Thigpen urged Chamber members to come out in

support of our home team, “The Daytona Cubs have consistently provided quality baseball to our

community at an affordable price. In addition to winning four Florida State League Championships,

they currently hold the best record in all of professional baseball for 2011. It’s appropriate that the

business community recognize their commitment to the Daytona Beach area.”

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Reservations and prepayments are required and can be obtained by calling Lauren Snyder at the

Chamber office at 255-0981, ext. 221 or via email at Lauren@daytonachamber.com


Eggs & Issues Breakfast Reveals Congresswoman Sandy

Adams is “Hungry” for Change

Speaking to Chamber members at the June Eggs & Issues, Congresswoman Sandy

Adams called President Obama’s economic stimulus recovery a "flop" and that the “federal

government needs to limit future spending”. Adams also mentioned the House Judiciary

Committee’s HJR 1, which proposes a balanced budget amendment (Adams is a co-sponsor).

The national debt stands at over $14 trillion, and deficits continue to increase. This amendment

would ensure the federal government cannot spend more than it takes in. HJR 1 requires a 3/5

House & Senate vote to increase the debt limit and a 2/3 vote to pass a bill to increase revenue.

It’s a strong check on the runaway spending. Adams reiterated her support for

Congressman Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan saying that changes will affect anyone 54 and under.

“Medicare recipients put in approx $109,000 and

receive approx $310,000 worth of services. More

than 10,000 baby boomers are entering the

system each day. The system has to be

reformed to be saved,” Adams stressed.

Additionally, Adams has signed onto a

letter asking NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

to define NASA’s future and the future of the

Space Launch System (SLS). With the halt of

NASA’s human spaceflight program, numerous

layoffs will take place. Some 3,500 of those jobs

will be from Volusia County.

Congresswoman Sandy Adams addresses Chamber members

Stay engaged during the week on

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Follow us on Twitter: @DaytonaChamber

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A Letter from the West Volusia Chamber of Commerce

The summer has started off with a bang over here in West Volusia. Our inaugural event of The

Taste of West Volusia was a smashing success in May, with over 500 attending to sample the best

restaurants in our area. Genuine Bistro & Lounge was our first place winner with the most votes!

Bumbino’s was a very close second and Encore Catering in third place. Congratulations to our

winners and all participating vendors. We greatly appreciate the dedicated Chamber Ambassadors

for putting this wonderful event together. They’re already planning for next year and expect it to

be bigger and better!

In June, the West Volusia Regional Chamber hosted a Legislator’s Appreciation Luncheon to thank our regional,

state and federal legislators for their tireless efforts to improve the economic development in our region. Many attended

and enjoyed lunch and an opportunity for Q&A of our representatives. We look forward to this event next year!

July is hot, hot, hot for the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce! We are excited with the launch of our new

website and a major membership drive planned for July. If you haven’t been over to attend one of our many monthly

networking opportunities, you’re really missing out. Along with our regular AM Connection Breakfast meetings, Lunch and

Learn and Educational offerings, we’re also hosting a “Hurricane Preparedness” seminar that is open to the public.

Members from FEMA , along with local representatives will be on hand to provide the most up to date preparation

information available for you and your family. Details are coming soon and can be found on our website at

www.westvolusiachamber.org

We’re looking forward to many exciting upcoming events in August, as well. Most notable is our “West Volusia is

Fertile Ground” Expo which kicks off the Chamber Alliance initiative of the Volusia County “Buy Local” program. We’re

very excited about the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce’s participation in this economic development

program and look forward to continued collaboration with our Chamber Alliance partners.

I’m very proud of the Chamber’s successes, our community, our members and volunteers. Every single day our

focus is on how we can support and grow our local businesses and work to improve the economic development in our

cities. With hard work and dedication, we continue to make great strides to ensure that we are consistently making a positive

impact in our area.

Many special thanks to the Daytona Chamber of Commerce for their continued partnership, support and

collaboration to make Volusia County “The Great American Destination”.

Paris Peña

Executive Director

West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce

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No matter what you call it: holiday, get-away, escape...you'll find it at the

Georgian Inn Beach Club. You can bask in the glow of a picture-perfect sunrise,

gaze down upon the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, and you can look out over the wide

expanse of sand, otherwise known as the World's Most Famous Beach. The

Georgian Inn Beach Club is a timeshare resort located in Ormond Beach on S.

Atlatntic Ave. Owner, Clay Stanley takes great pride in the property. Toward that

Congratulations!

effort, the entire building underwent major restoration after the 2004

hurricanes. This $5 million project included replacement of all balconies, new

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hallway and balcony deck coatings, white railings, new windows and balcony

doors. While they were at it, they painted a new color scheme, combining tan

walls with green doors and white balcony railings.

The interiors of all of the units were also refurbished with new drywall and wall finish, ceramic tile flooring

throughout, high-end closet doors and room divider shutters, ceiling fans, fully remodeled bathrooms, and all new

electrical fixtures.

Whether your plan is to nap by the pool all day or you want to get up and get moving, the Georgian Inn Beach Club

can make it happen. The Activities Director looks forward to welcoming you at the weekly activities orientation with coffee

and donuts, and will be happy to arrange dinner cruises, deep sea fishing trips, or tee times for you. On-site activities include

everything from bingo to jewelry making to a weekly cook out. They also have wildly fun seasonal activities including a

frozen tee shirt contest, sand sculpture painting, tye-dying and karaoke. The large pool overlooks the beach, and has a

shuffleboard court on the pool deck. And you can join in a whoopin' good volleyball game right here on the beach.

Additional amenities include outdoor BBQ grills, soft drink and snack machines, indoor whirlpool, gym,

arcade, large social room, on-site laundry facilities, and much more. For more information about ownership or vacation rental

visit the website at www.georgianinnbeachclub.com.

NEW MEMBERS JUNE

02BNJVD, LLC

Dennis Brinn 386-405-0917

Business Consultant

Sponsor: Ken Stoner

Giovanni’s

Frank Nikollaj 386-672-8111

Restaurant

Sponsor: Bob Konopka

A.C.E. Gymnastics

Melissa Huston 386-760-1445

Gymnastics for Children

Sponsor: Bobby Thigpen

Buffalo Wild Wings

Stephenie Compher 386-872-

3300

Restaurant

Sponsor: Bob Konopka

Daytona Beach Black Clergy

Victor Gooden 386-589-3483

Association

Sponsor: Trudie Reed

Diego Handel Law Office

Diego Handel 386-252-4493

Attorney

Sponsor: Lauren Snyder

Red Top Productions

Dana Brown 321-202-5855

Event Planning/Promotions

Sponsor: John Guthrie

Team Rountree Environmental

Services

Ed Williams 386-274-4050

Turf Management & Pest Control

Sponsor: Ed Williams

Trott’s Carpet

Tom Trott, Jr. 386-788-0118

Carpet & Floor Covering

Sponsor: Kevin Kilian

THANK YOU!

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The E-zone is a Hot Topic

On June 15, the Local Government Committee met

with City Manager Jim Chisholm to discuss the E-Zone. The

intent of the E-Zone is to provide a walkable retail and

entertainment district, active throughout the year. The

E-Zone’s focal point is the area around the Main Street and

A1A intersection.

The plan also maintains the city’s existing standing

as an event city and seeks to help the Ocean Center

compete to attract corporate events.

Daytona Beach City Manager, Jim Chisolm discusses the E-Zone

Chisholm said AECOM consultants have compiled a

400 page, $320,000 report that proposes new hotels, greenspace, artificial reef, an expanded pier, a new

Halifax River marina, new restaurants, a motor sports museum, a new Main Street bridge with a multi-use trail

underpass, and fountains. “It is a long range plan that could take 20 years to come to fruition,” he stated.

The plan would seek to build occupancy for hotel rooms in the vicinity, convert Main Street back into a

varied mix of businesses opened year-round, increase beachside homeownership and create a year-round

destination for locals and tourists.

AECOM’s report offers a full menu of financing options for various projects including grants, property

and sales tax increases, meal taxes, development fees, public-private partnerships, tax-exempt bonds, the

countywide room tax, a special assessment district in the retail and hotel corridor, a storm water user fee, tax

increment financing, public space rentals and special event parking fees.

Parking should be distributed throughout the district and be convenient, bringing motorists close to

their desired destination so they can park and walk among historic landmarks that would be protected.

In addition, Chisholm stated that negotiations are continuing with Joe’s Crab Shack for the Main St pier.

The Daytona Regional Chamber supports the City’s pursuit of the E-Zone, which includes the Ocean Center,

and adequate parking and quality hotel rooms in the Main Street area.

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Congressman John Mica

Addresses the ISB Coalition

On June 6, Congressman John Mica told

the ISB Coalition that any chance of securing

federal funds must show extensive community

support.

The coalition is a group of business and

community leaders seeking to promote

economic opportunities along the 7 mile long

stretch from I- 95 to A1A.

It’s a given that incentives for new business

must be provided due to fierce competition.

Local matching funds are necessary

because the federal government is cutting

funds and earmarks have been eliminated.

Volusia is using part of a $2.4 million

federal stimulus grant to include the ISB

corridor as one of seven active green

sustainability centers.

The Daytona Regional Chamber is an

active member of the ISB coalition.


In the Spotlight:

YPG Local Government Committee Invites YOU

to Attend Third Annual Local Government Fair

Guest Editorial by Maja Sander

President Daytona BeachYPG

In its third year now, the YPG Local Government Committee (LGC) remains committed to

encouraging young professionals to get involved in local government. In 2008, YPG started the

LGC after noticing a gap in the involvement of young professionals in local government affairs.

Since that time, YPG has had a wonderful response from YPG Members and great support from

the community. Numerous YPG Members now serve on municipal community service boards and

others have successfully run for office, including City Commissions, throughout our community.

To further educate YPG Members and others in Volusia County, YPG, in partnership with

Daytona State College, is hosting the Third Annual Local Government Fair on Monday, August 8,

2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the News-Journal Center. The 2011 Fair will provide a forum

for individuals to learn about local government opportunities. It will spotlight YPG Members who

have become involved in local government. So mark your calendars for this great event!

YPG is not a political organization and does not take a political stance on matters, with the

rare exception of those matters that directly affect the mission of YPG. Instead, the charge of the

LGC is to encourage young professionals to realize that local government is accessible and that

involvement is the key to effectuating the changes they want to see in their community. YPG also

advocates that involvement does indeed make a difference, especially at the local level where

government action often has the most immediate effect on our everyday lives.

Don’t forget to check out our newly redesigned website at www.daytonaypg.com to learn more

about YPG and upcoming events and to sign up to be a YPG Member.

Please contact Maja Sander at Maja.Sander@cobbcole.com for information about YPG, the LGC,

or to RSVP for the Fair.

Chamber Activities

Chamber members enjoy

Speed Networking at the

Business After Hours at the

Daytona Beach Kennel Club

Sam Stark, Central Florida Sports Commission greeted

guests at the Daytona Cubs Appreciation Luncheon

Daytona Beach Kennel Club teaches a Texas Hold

‘em boot camp at theJune Business After Hours

Interstate Batteries celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting

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Congratulations to New Smyrna Beach Mayor Adam Barringer and VCARD

Executive Council Member Cathy Vogel, The Catalina Group. They were honored

as VCARD’s “Citizen Of The Year” and “Member Of The Year” respectively at

VCARD’s annual awards banquet and Roaring Twenties casino night last

Thursday, June 16.

The event also honored VCARD chairman for the past two years, R. Sans Lassiter, Lassiter Transportation

Group and welcomed new officers and executive council members.

The “Citizen Of The Year” award recognized Mayor Barringer for his efforts to promote quality community

growth, economic development and redevelopment within New Smyrna Beach. Since being elected less than two

years ago, he has become a progressive community leader – helping to facilitate improvements to infrastructure,

city facilities, business, downtown redevelopment and neighborhood revitalization.

Mayor Barringer has been instrumental in building professional relationships with Volusia County

government, which has led to greater cooperation between the two entities. He also is a respected businessman

in Southeast Volusia County, owner of SoNapa Wine Company; and was honored by the Boy Scouts last year at

their Golden Eagle dinner.

“Member Of The Year” award winner Cathy Vogel is a water resource consultant, known and respected

throughout Florida for her knowledge about issues relating to water supply planning, conservation and regulation.

Since joining VCARD several years ago, she has been invaluable to VCARD members and local governments,

keeping us constantly updated on water resource topics – especially the pending numeric nutrient runoff standards

being imposed on Florida waterways by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

VCARD / FCARD Officers and Executive / Emeritus Council members also were feted and installed by

Florida State Representative, District 26, Fred Costello. New officers are Chair Mark Watts, Cobb Cole; Immediate

Past Chair Sans Lassiter, Lassiter Transportation Group; Chair-Elect Shannon Ruby Julien, Environmental Services,

Inc.; Vice Chair Shailesh Patel, Dredging & Marine Consultants; Vice Chair, Flagler County Chapter

(FCARD), Charles Faulkner, Faulkner & Associates; Treasurer Ron Nowviskie; and Secretary Kimberly A. Buck,

Alann Engineering Group.

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Visit

The purpose of our Bi-Annual InterCity visit is to meet with key business leaders,

elected officials, and talent, in other communities that are facing similar issues. We strive to

learn and bring back sensible, implementable solutions to make the Daytona Region thrive

and prosper. Our selection for 2011 is Greater Kansas City, MO, and it promises to be an

unforgettable experience. We will be traveling to Kansas City from September 12-14. In

doing our research and analysis, we found that Kansas City is using their civic center (Bartle

Hall Convention Center) at the core of their EZone, called the Power and Light District to

revitalize the city. The Kansas City Downtown Corridor Strategy (Sasaki Plan) – is a

comprehensive master plan for revitalization and they have used it to commit themselves to

urban revitalization, historic preservation and infill development. They believe the Central Library Project is a catalyst for

downtown activity, as well as the Historic City Market. How does this compare to Daytona’s EZone with the newly expanded

Ocean Center as its anchor? What should we do with Main Street? Parking? What about the Library on City Island? What

about the Farmers Market in the parking lot at City Island? Are we maximizing opportunities?

Nearby is 39th Street Restaurant Row. A short five minutes from the Power and Light District, 39th street is an eclectic

mix of independent businesses, restaurants, and coffee shops. Frequent Art exhibits and lively street fairs make this an exciting

urban living environment. As part of a Community Improvement

District, does this sound like a model for Downtown Daytona

Beach, Downtown DeLand or Downtown Ormond?

Getting around in Kansas City is done through a rapid

transit bus system, and trolleys. Visit Country Club Plaza, the

country’s first “lifestyle center” and you will see first hand what it

means to live in a livable, walkable community. Parking is discreetly

hidden behind buildings or in multilevel decks under buildings. Do

we have the opportunity to properly plan parking behind the shops

in downtown or in discreet areas beachside? Imagine what we

might do to redesign local zoning regulations in any and all of our

cities to create “special places” with “special experiences”. Has

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) actually spurred economic

growth?

And what is all the local drama about Community Branding? It’s well known that Kansas City contributed greatly to

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and preserving our past. What exactly is our brand? Are we defining

our events or do our events define us? Will music be a part of our

culture as it is there?

Recently Kansas City premiered the Next American Dream. It’s been

shown multiple times in Volusia County. We will meet the people

behind the message. Branding will make sense like never before.

Did you know Kansas City, in partnership with our own ISC, is

constructing a new $361.8 million Casino next to Kansas City

Speedway. Future plans call for a hotel. That’s economic

development. Are you aware the Kansas City Area Development

Council, representing two states, 18 counties has implemented a

www.thinkkc.com strategy for Young Professionals and talent

recruitment? Why? Maybe because companies are locating and

expanding where the talent is located – the number 1 criteria according

to site selection experts. What is our strategy with young

professionals? Can we learn from the “thinkkc” model?

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the change here in our

community. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call Crystal for

complete information at 523-3680 or visit the Chamber website at

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To learn more, visit

www.uschamber.com/samsclub.

U.S. Chamber members are

eligible for reduced rates—up to

26% on select FedEx Express®

services and up to 12% on select

FedEx Ground® services. The

FedEx Express discounts include

a 5% discount when you create a

FedEx Express shipping label

using FedEx Ship Manager® at

fedex.com and other FedEx®

electronic shipping solutions.

Save on the benefits that make a

difference to your business,

including easy access to

shipping tools.

For more details, call

800-345-6227 or visit

www.uschamber.com/fedex.

The Daytona Regional Chamber

of Commerce offers a FREE

Discount Health Savings Card

for you and your family. This card

is available to everyone.

Receive up to 75% off

prescriptions, with average

savings around 30%. The

program also includes discounts

on prescription eyeglasses,

hearing, nutritional supplements,

diabetic supplies and more. All

prescriptions processed through

the program are confidential.

For more information go to

www.daytonadrugcard.com

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