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Calendar of Events

November 10th

“Business After Hours”

Hampton Inn Speedway,

Co- Sponsored by

Bennett’s Catering.

1715 W. Int’l Speedway

Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Food & 2 drinks included

with admission. 5:30-

7:30pm. $10 Chamber

members, $35 guests &

future members. RSVP

to 255-0981, ext. 405.

November 17th

“L. Gale Lemerand

Entrepreneurial Speaker

Series” Ocean Center,

101 N. Atlantic Ave.,

Daytona Beach. 6:30pm.

Free & open to public.

Speaker: Warren Brown.

November 18th

“Business 2 Business

Expo” Ocean Center,

101 N. Atlantic Ave.,

Daytona Beach. 8am-

7pm. Info & registration:

255-0981, ext. 233.

November 19th

“YPG Networking Social”

Mai Tai Bar,

250 N. Atlantic Ave., Ste

108, Daytona Beach.

6-8pm. $5 members, $10

non-members. Info:

255-0981, ext. 237.

November 20th

“Eggs & Issues

Breakfast”

Holiday Inn - Automall,

137 Automall Circle,

Daytona Beach. Speaker:

Dr. Bonnie Sorensen,

Volusia County Health

Department. 7:45am.

$20 Chamber members,

$25 non-members. RSVP

to 255-0981, ext. 229.

VOLUME 5, NO. 117 November 2009

Business 2 Business Expo at the Ocean Center!

The Business 2 Business Expo, presented by Microsoft, will be Volusia’s premiere business event of

2009. With an anticipated attendance of 2,000, the expo will be instrumental in allowing business

leaders to establish connections while attending seminars and keynote presentations.

The Expo will begin with a vendor reception at 5pm on Tuesday, November 17 at the Ocean

Center when Warren Brown (founder and owner of Cake Love) will take the stage for the L. Gale

Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series and book signing.

Guest speaker Jon Gordon will present the CEO Breakfast on Wednesday, November 18th at

8:00am. Additionally, the BDP Annual Lunch will be held with speaker John Brandt (founder and

CEO of the MPI Group), presented in a partnership with the University of Central Florida. The Expo

will conclude with a business networking event from 5 to 7pm Wednesday.

The exhibition part of the B2B Expo will include three business tracks: marketing, management

and finance. The Marketing track will focus on marking plans, e-commerce strategies, guerrilla

advertising and professional selling skills. The Management track will include information about

procurement, insurance and liability, and human resources. The Financial track will feature information

regarding banks, SBA loans, angel investors, budgeting and cash flow analysis, tax strategies

and international trade. For additional information regarding the B2B Expo, please

contact Sam Goodwin at 255-0981, ext. 233 or samuel@daytonachamber.com.

Tuscany Italy, for Chamber members!

Chamber Chairman of the Board Ted Doran has

announced that the first trip in our Global Trade Initiative

Series will be to Tuscany, Italy from March 24-April 1, 2010.

The flight will leave from

Miami and fly non-stop to

Rome. We will visit DaVinci’s

birthplace, Chianti, and Pesa.

The price per person (double

occupancy) is $2,099 and includes roundtrip airfare from

Miami, first class accommodations, superb cuisine, sightseeing,

deluxe motor coaches, baggage handling and

transfers, professional program hosts, local taxes and

service charges. Our only challenge is that we are limited

to 100 attendees on this trip and it will sell out fast with

its announcement in this newsletter.

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis and

deposits are now being accepted with full payment due by

December 25th. Go to our website at www.daytonachamber.com/italy2010

to sign up now.

• Business To Business Expo

Chamber heading to Italy

• Volusia County Council luncheon

• 2010 Community Buyer’s Guide

• BDP Public Forum Planned

Chamber hears legislative views

• Regional Water Strategy Plans

• Hometown Democracy Forum

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Chamber D iscusses Budget, Economic Development

and Unions With Volusia Count y Council

On October 15th the Chamber hosted its 24th annual luncheon with the Volusia County Council to update them on

Chamber activities & exchange information on business related issues. Council members Joie Alexander, Jack

Hayman, Andy Kelly, Pat Northey, Carl Persis, Josh Wagner, County Chairman

Frank Bruno, County Manager Jim Dinneen and several department

heads were in attendance.

At this meeting, Business Development Partnership Co-Chairman Bob

Williams, reported on business recruiting efforts, including an update

on current business prospects. He also discussed a plan approved

by the BDP that merges government and private-sector money and efforts

to help existing businesses develop and look for new opportunities.

This plan would also involve local CEOs assisting in the recruitment of

Local Government Committee Vice Chair

Andrew Young explains Chamber priorities

companies to relocate or expand to Volusia County. Williams said the

new plan includes private leadership, but provides government "a strong seat at the table."

Local Government Committee Vice Chairman Andrew Young presented a progress report of the Chamber’s recommendations

for 2009. He commended the County Council on approving a $614.6 million budget with a general fund

tax rate of 5.36 mills…...a $20.5 million reduction from the current $634.7 million budget; a first-class Ocean Center

that works well with the surrounding neighborhoods; a "balanced" land use plan; support for commuter rail.

Young also spoke of the partnership involving the County, the City of Daytona Beach and a private developer that lead

to the construction of the Dunn Avenue extension. (Go to the Chamber's Government Relations page to see the

County's progress report regarding the Chamber's recommendations for 2009).

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Response to the forthcoming Volusia Relocation Guide and Official 2010

Chamber Directory has been excellent, according to Doug Reece (Wachovia)

and Cindy Ritzi-Arnaoutis (Wm. Ritzi & Co. Jewelers), co-Vice Chairs of The

Chamber’s Membership Division. The Guide is set for publication in January

and will have a readership of over 6,000 business and community leaders.

Over 100 Pages - Community Information and Economic Data

The full-color publication will contain over 100 pages chock full of community

information and economic data. Included will be sections featuring: Profiles on

Volusia County and local government, Livability information complete with

specifics on area schools, colleges and universities and neighborhoods;

Lifestyle features including the arts, culture, entertainment, recreation and special

events – complete with an annual events calendar; Voter registration and

local taxes; Medical Centers and Health Care; Important phone numbers for

utility hook-ups and other handy facts for newcomers; Auto tag and drivers license

locations and procedures. In addition, the Guide will contain a list of all

Chamber members - alphabetically and by business classification/service.

CHAMBER

MEMBERSHIP

CINDY RITZI-ARNAOUTIS: CO-VICE CHAIRMAN

DOUG REECE: CO-VICE CHAIRMAN

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for

Bright Beginnings Academy

Reasons for advertising are plenty. Our 2010 Guide is the authoritative Business

Reference for the area, and is also a key economic development tool serving as

a vital information reference for business development prospects and firms

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Congratulations to G irl S couts of Citrus

Council - O ur Featured M ember of the M onth!

October Business After Hours at

Tavern & Chapel in the Garden

Today more than 18,000 girls are active members of Girl Scouts of Citrus Council

(GSCC) in Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Incorporated

in 1956, GSCC is one of the seven councils in Florida, chartered by the

national organization Girl Scouts of the USA. With a volunteer base of 7,500,

GSCC brings to Central Florida the best leadership experience for girls, building

up their self-esteem and confidence.

Volusia County Council Luncheon

In Girl Scouting, girls ages 5-17, DISCOVER themselves and their values, CON-

NECT with others to form healthy relationships, and TAKE ACTION to make the

world a better place. These are the three core keys to powerful leadership development,

as GSCC is committed to equipping girls to become active leaders in

their communities.

Teams of adult volunteers operate locally in their geographical areas close to

schools and their homes, providing easy access to Girl Scouting to every girl,

everywhere. Staff members provide various services to volunteers, girls, parents

and community members from the Council Service Center located in downtown

Orlando and other satellite locations. To learn more about Girl Scouts in your area

visit www.citrus-gs.org. Also, you may Follow GSCC on Facebook and Twitter.

Chamber “Business Links” Golf Tournament

at Venetian Bay

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New Ocean Center D irec tor O n B oard and O n Track

On October 9th a Chamber audience heard Don Poor explain his thoughts on the importance of “being a good neighbor”.

He stated that the convention facility is not an island unto itself but it has to coexist with the surrounding community.

He was actually referring to the E-Zone plans being considered by the City of Daytona Beach.

Beginning August 31st Mr. Poor began meeting with the local business community

to develop a vision to build a strategy for the Ocean Center's future.

Poor believes that for a facility to be successful, you have to have a favorable

destination such as Daytona Beach with its beaches, the races and close

proximity to Orlando.

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Poor feels that stakeholders in the community can come together to prepare

a vision and mission for the facility and thinks the community is responsive

to that challenge. He also feels that Daytona Beach has the ability to become a true convention city now that there's a

state-of-the-art facility.

Poor went on to say that the Ocean Center can serve to improve the quality of life for all residents in the County by

offering a quality entertainment venue as well as bringing new conventions to put “heads in beds”. He said that he’d

like to see more conventions booked into the center but felt that they will come once word spreads in that market.

He wants to address projects with a broader perspective and add features to the community that will extend the

length of visitors' stays here i.e. “increase our tourism inventory”. As for adding new convention business, he feels the

community has to define exactly what we are and what types of business we want to bring here. Poor intends to participate

in discussion meetings with various groups in the City.

Our next program takes place November 20, 7:45 am at the Holiday Inn/LPGA with speaker Dr. Bonnie Sorenson of the

Volusia County Health Dept.

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M O N T H L Y D E P A R T M E N T U P D A T E S

Public Discussion on Economic

Development November 23rd

The next step of the Business Development Partnership’s effort toward creating

a new public/private economic development organization will be a report

to Volusia County public officials on Monday, November 23rd at 6:30 pm at

Stetson University in Deland (Stetson Room in the Carlton Union Building).

This public meeting has been organized to outline the new economic development

strategy for Volusia County, and is being presented to all elected officials

to allow input from key stakeholders and to clear up any misconceptions.

Jim McGraw, president of KMK Consulting and facilitator of the economic

development study, will discuss in detail the process and findings to date. The

Organizational Structure & Business Plan covers issues including structure,

governance, funding, board and executive committee make-up, private and

public sector responsibilities, and strategies for moving forward.

“Response so far from both the public and private sectors has been very encouraging”,

said BDP Co-Chairman Phil Maroney. “After the November 23rd

meeting we are hoping that we’ll have a much clearer idea of the path we

need to take.”

Co-Chair Bob Williams said, “This model differentiates itself from anything that

has been undertaken in this county. As a matter of fact, few communities in

the country have attempted this.”

Williams was alluding to the concept of CEO’s selling directly to other CEO’s,

“Every ‘best of class’ organization in the country has utilized this method and

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YPG News

This year’s Halloween Extravaganza was held at 509 Lounge on Friday, October

30th and featured a costume contest. Approximately 100 YPG members were

in attendance and a great time was had by all. Thanks go out to 509 for hosting

our group!

YPG recently partnered with Habitat for Humanity for the United Way’s Make a

Difference Day on October 24th. A dozen volunteers from the YPG participated

in this project, helping to build a home in Daytona Beach. This volunteer project

was coordinated through the YPG’s Community Affairs Committee.

YPG’s Local Government and Vision Committee, formed earlier this year, continues

to engage young professionals in the local government process. The

Committee has continued to attend Daytona Beach City Commission meetings,

and has helped placed approximately twenty young professionals on city

and county advisory boards. Additionally, the committee has worked with the

Chamber’s Local Government Committee to establish relationships with business

and local government leaders. Any young professionals interested in joining

the committee and getting involved in local government should contact

Maja Sander at Maja.Sander@CobbCole.com.

BUSINESS

DEVELOPMENT

PHIL MARONEY: CO-VICE CHAIRMAN

BOB WILLIAMS: CO-VICE CHAIRMAN

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M O N T H L Y D E P A R T M E N T U P D A T E S

M r. Smith Goes to Washington

GOVERNMENT

RELATIONS

CHRIS BOWLER: CO-VICE CHAIRMAN

CHRIS CHALLIS: CO-VICE CHAIRMAN

On October 6th and 7th several elected officials and representatives from the

Daytona Beach Area Chamber of Commerce attended a Fly-In where they met

with most of our Congressional delegation members including Congressman

Bill Posey, Congressman John Mica, Congresswoman Corrine Brown, Congresswoman

Suzanne Kosmas, Senator George LeMieux and Senator Bill Nelson.

Elected officials from Volusia County on this trip included County Chairman

Frank Bruno, Holly Hill Mayor Roland Via and Volusia School Board member

Candace Lankford.

While the trip focused on rail transportation, other issues discussed included

health care, cap & trade, offshore oil drilling and union card check. Members

of the delegation weighed in on issues important to them:

Senator Nelson expressed his support for SunRail and High Speed Rail because

they pull cars off I-4 and trains save fuel. Nelson also stressed the need

to have the Obama administration's support for NASA. Until the new Constellation

series begins, the US will have to lease space from other countries for

space travel. Until that program is up and running, this will affect thousands of

jobs in Volusia.

Senator LeMieux said the full Senate will vote on healthcare legislation in the

next few weeks. He stated that he does not support a public option. He also

wanted more federal stimulus money going out for projects that will generate

jobs and relayed his support for all rail projects in Florida.

EVENTS/

COMMUNICATIONS

RUFUS JOHNSON: CO-VICE CHAIRMAN

BOBBY THIGPEN: CO-VICE CHAIRMAN

Congressman Mica stressed (like DOT Secretary LaHood stated last Monday)

the need for the Florida legislature to support SunRail if it wants a chance

continued p8

NCAA Golf Returns to Daytona Beach!

Some of the nation's top women's golf programs are returning to Daytona

Beach. The Central Florida Sports Commission and Stetson University have

been selected to co-host the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's Golf East Regional

Championship. The 21-team

event will be played on the

Legends Course at LPGA International

in May of 2011. Programs

such as Duke, Florida

and Georgia are among those

expected to play.

The Sports Commission has attracted

a major NCAA Division I

women's golf event to Daytona

Beach in each of the last four

years, including college women’s

golf's biggest prize: the 2007 NCAA D-I National Championship. In September,

the CFSC hosted the Hooter's Collegiate Match Play Championship, an event

that again attracted college golf's biggest names. LSU downed Auburn in the

finals on the Legends Course to claim the title. The Sports Commission is a

proud partner of the Daytona Beach Sports Council.

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LSU celebrates after winning the Hooter’s Collegiate Match

Play Championship in September at LPGA International


M O N T H L Y D E P A R T M E N T U P D A T E S

Your Time Is A Treasure To Education

The Chamber and its members are supportive of the educational efforts in

this community, and to help put action to those words, we are offering Chamber

member businesses the opportunity to assist two schools in our area who

have requested our assistance. From time to time, we will be also posting

other requests from the schools in our area. You or members of your business

can assist in the following way:

Campbell Middle School: Volunteers are needed to assist in the “Youth Motivator

Program” designed to assist students in improving their grades, social

skills, behavior, and attendance in school. Investment of time is only 30 minutes

per week to meet with an assigned student. Contact Dan Kalis, School

Social Worker and Your Motivator Coordinator, Campbell Middle School at

386-255-6475, ext. 53633, or dkalis@volusia.k12.fl.us

Longstreet Elementary: Volunteers are needed to mentor and assist students.

They are also working towards putting together a Math and Science group for

students. Contact Bonnie Gyarfis, Principal, 386-322-6172.

What a great way to give back to the community. Giving your time and treasures

to education benefits all of us!

COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT

TOM LEEK: CO-VICE CHAIRMAN

DENNIS RAPOSA: CO-VICE CHAIRMAN

Regional Water Strategy

Central Florida’s myregion.org is a consortium of local governments, and business

and planning leaders from Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole

and Volusia counties. This long range planning agency has started an

18-month project to draft a Central Florida regional water strategy. Agency

planners hope this will help coordinate water supply planning between state

agencies and local governments within the seven-county region – and avoid

disputes, such as those within Volusia, over proposed plants to take water

from the St. Johns and Ocklawaha rivers to supply drinking water. Opponents

of the facilities argue that the water withdrawals will harm fish and wildlife, as

well as the river’s levels and water quality.

VCARD

VOLUSIA COUNTY ASSOCIATION

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SANS LASSITER: CHAIRMAN

To start the water strategy project, myregion.org is conducting “stakeholders”

meetings in each of the counties to identify key issues surrounding water

supply, demand, conservation and governance. Using input from these meetings,

the Steering Committee will make recommendations on what would be

required to reach a regional solution to Central Florida’s needs.

The Steering Committee includes a range of public/private professionals in

planning, the environment, local government, development and utilities. Volusia

County is represented by County Environmental Manager Director Steve

Kintner and VCARD members Joel Ivey (Ivey Planning Group) and Shannon

Julien (Environmental Sciences).

This water project is structured to have two levels of study: 1.) An examination

of water supply alternatives; future water demand; and water conservation

options. 2.) A study and recommendations of best practices on regional

partnerships, incentives and cooperative approaches to achieve multi-jurisdictional

utility arrangements.

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2010 Chamber B oard

of D irec tors

The Chamber’s Nominating Committee has submitted

nominations for the 2010-2012 terms for Board of Directors,

according to Jeff Feasel (Halifax Health), Chairmanelect.

They are: Cindy Ritzi Arnaoutis (Ritzi Jewelers); Bo Brewer

(The People Business); Bruce Dunn (WDSC); Brad Giles

(Giles Electric); Rufus Johnson (Geico Insurance); Nancy

Lohman (Daytona Memorial Park & Funeral Home); Charlie

Lydecker (Brown & Brown); Phil Maroney (Root Org.); Mike

Panaggio (DME); Doug Reece (Wachovia Bank); Margaret

Smith (Volusia County Schools); Tim Stockman (Ocean

Waters); Rose Ann Tornatore (Wholesale Lighting); Ed

Williams (Daytona Beach Coca-Cola).

In accordance with the bylaws of The Chamber, Daytona

Beach & Halifax Area, Section 3, paragraph (b), “Additional

candidates may be nominated by a petition bearing the

genuine signature of at least ten (10) members of The

Chamber. Such petition must be filed with the Nominating

Committee within ten (10) days of the mailing of the Nominating

Committee’s report. The committee shall determine

the validity of such petition and report to the President.”

New board member terms begin January 1, 2010.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington continued

at the $2.5 billion in funding for High Speed Rail.

Congresswoman Kosmas reiterated her support for

different facets of transportation including rail and

bus lines noting, “Florida has a very real opportunity

here!”

Congresswoman Brown urged all attendees to

stress that Washington is willing to send the necessary

funds to Florida for high Speed AND SunRail.

Congressman Bill Posey stated his support for offshore

oil drilling as long as oil rigs are "out of sight"

from the coast.

On October 13th the Senate Finance Committee approved

the “Baucus healthcare proposal”, which the

Congressional Budget Office estimates will cost $829

billion over 10 years (and reduces the deficit by $81

billion). It does NOT have a public option (instead it

includes a non-profit cooperative) and no tort reform

clause (Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES). This bill will now

be merged with another Senate bill from the Health,

Education and Labor Committee that does include

the public option. There are 3 healthcare bills on the

House side and all cost over $1 trillion over 10 years.

Stay tuned.

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Florida Hometown Democrac y

Pros/Cons Examined

On October 16th the Volusia League of Cities, Volusia County Association for Responsible

Development (VCARD) and the Daytona Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

hosted a community forum to discuss different aspects of Florida HometownDemocracy

(Amendment 4, which will appear on the November 2010 ballot). Dozens of

Volusia County business people, government officials and citizens attended to listen

to the views of a specially assembled panel.

Panel members included Brian Teeple, Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Florida Regional

Council, who spoke on planning; Alan C. Sheppard, Greenberg-Traurig Law

Firm addressed legal issues; Charles Lee, Audubon of Florida addressed environmental

aspects; and Ryan Houck of Floridians For Smarter Growth who spoke of alternatives

to HTD. It was noted that, despite repeated requests, leaders of the statewide

Hometown Democracy initiative had declined to participate. Mark Watts, Cobb Cole

spoke of Senate Bill 360, Florida’s ‘Community Renewal Act. Volusia County Chairman

Frank Bruno emceed the event.

The Hometown Democracy proposal, which will appear on the November 2010

ballot as Amendment 4, likely will ignite one of the biggest campaign fights of next

year's elections. The proposed amendment, if passed, would require that voters

decide all future changes to local comprehensive growth-management plans; blueprints

that guide development in cities and counties. Hometown Democracy would

effectively give the public veto power over development issues that are decided by

government officials.

Opponents (including the Chamber) believe the amendment would create a

cumbersome development approval process that could hurt efforts to attract new

business to Florida.

Ryan Houck of Floridians for Smarter Growth called Amendment 4 a "sledgehammer

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the issues to election ballots noting, "That's not planning. That's politics."

continued p12

VOLUSIA COUNTY

RELOCATION GUIDE &

OFFICIAL 2009

CHAMBER DIRECTORY

Going for the Gold in all We Do!

Community Buyers Guide continued

Phil Dalhau ser winstheOlympicGold Medal

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already located here. By having a presence in the Volusia County Relocation Guide &

Official 2010 Chamber Directory, you are placing your business in the mainstream of

economic activity, and exposing your firm to thousands of potential clients, customers,

and newcomers before they develop buying habits. This Guide is published

annually and will be distributed to all Chamber members, area colleges and universities,

Volusia County Schools and area newcomers.

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Advertisers to date include: Bethune-Cookman University, Bright House, Center for

Business Excellence, Central Florida Airboat, Clubhouse Restaurant, CountrySide Lakes,

Daytona 500 Experience, Daytona Beach International Airport, Doran, Wolfe, Ansay &

Kundid; East Coast Community Bank, GEICO, Giles Electric, Halifax Health, Heart Strings,

Murray Insurance, Ocean Center, Page Insurance, Palmer College, Pennysaver, Racings

North Turn, The Plant People, United Cerebral Palsy, Volusia County Economic Development

and Wholesale Lighting.

Contact Ken Stoner in the Chamber’s Membership Department to advertise in the

Guide. Phone: 255-0981, ext. 227. Email: ken@daytonachamber.com.

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MONDAY - 12:00 NOON - POWER LUNCH

LEADS GROUP

“NETWORKING ASSOCIATES”

Team up with other non-competing businesses

uniting to assist one another in generating new

business leads and opportunities. For members

only and there is no cost to join. Call first prior to

attending. Group meets weekly at UNO’s at Ramada

Inn Speedway on ISB. Contact Leads Group

President Ms. Chanin Carr, AFLAC, (386) 846-6051

or email: chanin_carr@us.aflac.com.

WEDNESDAY - 12:00 NOON - POWER LUNCH

LEADS GROUP

“NETWORKING ASSOCIATES”

Team up with other non-competing businesses

uniting to assist one another in generating new

business leads and opportunities. For members

only and there is no cost to join. Call first prior to

attending. Group meets weekly at UNO’s at Ramada

Inn Speewday on ISB. Contact Leads Group

President Ms. Marisol Moreno, Homewood Suites

by Hilton, (386) 258-2828 or email:

marisol.moreno@hilton.com.

CHAMBER AMBASSADOR’S

COMMITTEE

If you enjoy meeting people, then join the Chamber’s

Ambassador Committee! Ambassadors assist

with Ribbon Cuttings and Business After Hours! The

Ambassadors also take out new member information

kits to new members and welcome new members

to The Chamber. To join call either Chamber

Ambassador Co-Chair Terry Sabiston, Black Crow

Media (386) 852-1659 or Co-Chair Jason Ferrara,

Jimmy John’s (386) 304-0104.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP/ HAL-

IFAX AREA TRADE COUNCIL

For issues concerning economic development in

the Daytona Beach/Halifax Area, contact George

Mirabal at 255-0981, ext. 236.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DEPT.

contact Jim Cameron at 255-0981, ext. 226 or

jim@daytonachamber.com. Education Committee -

Congressional Action Committee - Educators in

Business Day - Legislative Action Committee - Local

Government Committee - Leadership Daytona -

Community Development -Eggs & Issues Breakfast

EVENTS/COMMUNICATIONS

Contact Kevin Kilian at 255-0981, ext. 230 or

kevin@daytonachamber.com

-Newsletter Editor

-Bike Week Festival Task Force

-”Fun Day” Golf Tournament

-Daytona Beach Sports Council

-Business Seminars

-Annual Meeting

-Business Operations Center

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES & BENEFITS

Contact Gail Miller at 255-0981, ext. 229 or

gail@daytonachamber.com - Business After Hours -

New Member Reception - Newsletter Ads & “Share

Your Good News” - Ambassador Commitee - Community

Buyers Guide (Membership Directory/Relocation

Guide) - Sponsorship Opportunities - Leads

Groups - email Updates on Upcoming Functions -

Internet Advertising - ABC...A Business & Consumers

Expo - Grand Openings/Ribbon

Cuttings/Expansion Celebrations

BETTER BUSINESS COUNCIL

Handles complaints and inquiries. Contact Linda

Baker, receptionist/referral information at 255-0981.

County Council continued

BDP continued

Young applauded the County’s efforts to set a "target budget amount" (the General Fund

of $132 million would serve as a goal) for FY 2010-11. He also thanked the Council for

supporting the Manager's recommendations regarding the contract impasse with the

Firefighters Union.

In response, Council Chairman Frank Bruno commented that the County is continuing its

efforts to provide commuter rail transportation into Volusia County. He also expressed the

county’s support for a united public-private economic development approach.

Hometown Democracy continued

Hometown Democracy supporters, however, argue elected officials across the state are

too closely tied to builders and developers.

HTD has mixed feedback from environmental groups. Charles Lee, a longtime Audubon of

Florida leader who appeared on the panel Friday, said his group has remained neutral on

the proposal and Lee is unsure of how he will vote on the amendment.

Our thanks to Digital Press for

sponsoring The Halifax Letter

some of Volusia

County’s best and

brightest have stepped

up to the plate to

participate.”

This public forum is

primarily a mechanism

for informing our

elected officials of the

proposed program.

The public is, of course,

invited. For additional

information, contact

Samuel Goodwin of

the BDP at (386)-255-

0981, 233.

For a Stetson campus

map, please go to

http://www2.stetson.e

du/alumni/campus_m

ap.html.

Mission Statement

The Chamber is an action-oriented, voluntary association of business and community leaders organized to foster the growth and prosperity of the Daytona Beach/

Halifax Area, build consensus on critical issues among various interest groups and facilitate a common, shared vision for the future.

The Halifax Letter is published monthly by The Chamber, Daytona Beach/Halifax Area - 126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 - Ph: 386.255.0981

Fax:386.258.5104 - online: www.daytonachamber.com - Board Chairman Ted Doran; President, Larry McKinney; Editor, Kevin Kilian

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