Serving Members Since 1919 Volume 7, NO. 158 June 2013
Ride the Wave
How Will Your Business be Affected by
the Affordable Care Act?
June 11, 2013
7:30AM - 2:30PM
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
100 N. Atlantic Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118
HOW WILL YOUR BUSINESS WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE ‘ACA’ ACT?
The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Center for Business Excellence in presenting a Business Summit on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.
This year, we are focusing on a topic that has been on the mind of every HR and business executive – the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it relates to their
The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce is in support of using federal funds to extend coverage to the working poor. Even though the ACA has already
taken money from Floridians through taxes, fees, and cuts to pay for the extension of health care coverage, Floridians are in need of the ACA – approximately 1
million Floridians to be exact, who make up the working poor...only earning up to $32,400/year and supporting a family of four.
These benefits would create approximately 121,000 jobs – according to a University of Florida Food & Resource Economics Department study. Without the
extension of healthcare coverage, Florida businesses could be responsible for an additional $219 million in annual penalties through the Affordable Healthcare
Chamber Chairman Philip Maroney, Root Company, expresses his enthusiasm for the event, “We are pleased that the Center for Business Excellence invited us to
partner with them on this most important regulation. This single piece of legislation will probably have the largest fiscal impact on our businesses, and these
healthcare experts will lead us in the right direction.”
This event features three workshop topics including:
Tax/law implications, medical/insurance concerns, human resource summary of the PPACA, panel discussion with the experts, and changes to implement in the
next two years to be in compliance.
Keynote speaker Juliet Funt, daughter of Allen Funt of ‘Candid Camera’, will use humor and insight to teach us how to create “white space” in our lives. Juliet is a
highly sought after speaker on matters such as how to find joy, productivity and peace in a world that gets faster and more demanding every day.
Rick Fraser, President of the Center for Business Excellence, says, “This is the ninth annual summit that we have put on. We felt that the time was right to dedicate
this summit to the impact that the ACA will cause. This isn’t a love it or hate it seminar; it’s an informational session for all-size employers to find out and get info
on how their business may be impacted on this legislation.”
A panel has been put together comprised of local experts including the President/CEO of Florida Hospital – Daryl Tol, Jeff Feasel – Halifax Health
Presdident/CEO, Yan Lapointe – Senior Tax Manager of James Moore & Co., Joyce Chastain – Human Resource Consultant, Scott A. Selis – Chairman of The Florida
Bar Elder Law Section’s Legislative Committee, Alex Doberstein – Employee Benefits Account Executive for Brown & Brown, and Pamela Mims – Director of
Finance and Marketing of Florida Health Care Plans. These individuals have dedicated the last couple years of their lives to get this legislature passed, and
couldn’t be a better choice of representatives to inform the group at the summit.
The half-day summit will be held at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, FL from 7:30AM – 2:30PM. Tickets are $50
per person, which includes breakfast, lunch and the seminar, and can be purchased by calling (386) 323-7074.
PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR THE CHAMBER
Philip Maroney, Chairman of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that the search for the Daytona Regional
Chamber of Commerce’s new President has begun.
Thus far, 49 resumes have been submitted to the search committee, whom is comprised of 10 members of the Daytona Regional Chamber
of Commerce and 4 non-voting resource advisors.
“The selection of the right person to lead the Chamber is the most important issue we will face this year,” Maroney stated, “The members of
the Presidential Search Committee, appointed by the Chamber’s Board of Directors, possess the necessary skills and expertise to successfully
undertake this effort and are representative of our diverse membership.”
2014 Chair-Elect Jim Rose said, “No matter how long the search, with our trained team of business executives, we are sure to find the
person that we need for this Chamber and one who will fulfill the Chamber’s mission of being a relentless advocate for business.”
The new Chamber President will act as the chief executive officer of the organization and be responsible for all day to day management of
the organization. Specific duties include: coordinating of the plan of action; organizational structure and procedures; motivation of
volunteers; budgetary management; retention and expansion of membership; employee training and supervision of staff; interpretation of
policy; maintenance of facilities and long range planning. Until the new President is hired, George Mirabal, a former Daytona Chamber
President, will serve in the role of Interim President.
The Chamber is advertising the position through a variety of nationwide resources. Qualified applicants are directed to submit resumes
online at email@example.com or via mail to P. O. Box 2676, Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Deadline to submit resumes is June 20.
For information on any aspect of the search committee, contact George Mirabal at the Daytona Regional Chamber at (386)-523-3670.
Friday, June 7th
721 Ballough Rd., Daytona
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join the Chamber for Friday’s Network Lunch
and make new contacts, participate in the
raffle and win door prizes!
$20 Members, $30 Non-Members
RSVP: Josie (386) 523-3675 or
Tuesday, June 11th
Business Summit 2013
Presented by the CBE
Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort
100 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
This is a seminar on the Affordable
Healthcare Act and how it relates to your
business practices. (How it affects your
company; changes to be made; tax, law,
medical & insurance implications
RSVP to (386) 323-7074
Friday, June 14th
Rue, Ziffra, Caldwell PA
645 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange
Noon - 1 p.m.
Join the Chamber in welcoming in a new
member with a ribbon cutting.
Complimentary light lunch and beverages
will be provided.
Tuesday, June 18th
New Member Reception
Sponsored by Moore’s Fine Foods
Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce
126 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
All Chamber members that have joined since
March 26th are invited to attend this
informational session to learn about how you can
get the most out of your membership with us.
Friday, June 21st
Eggs & Issues
Presented by UCF Daytona Beach
LPGA International - International Room
1000 Champions Dr., Daytona Beach
7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Topic: Daytona 500 GEM Survey Results
Speaker: Joie Chitwood, Daytona International
RSVP to Josie at (386) 523-3675 or
Tuesday, June 25th
1304 W, Int’l Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
Enjoy a catered buffet of hors d’oeuvres and
desserts as we celebrate their
Tuesday, June 25th
Ambassador’s Committee Meeting
Jackie Robinson Stadium
105 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach
4:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Those interested in assisting at
Chamber events should attend.
Questions? Please call Terry Sabiston, WNDB
News at (386) 852-1659
Friday, October 11, 2013 - Noon Shotgun
Where: LPGA International - Champions Course
$1,500 Major Sponsor (Logo on all signage and publications, Foursome, Hole Sign, Banquet)
$750 Team Sponsor (Foursome, Hole Sign, Boxed Lunch, Drinks & Banquet)
$175 Individual (Round of Golf & Banquet)
$100 Hole Sponsor (Recognition on tee sign)
Donate a Prize: We love donations! Silent Auction items and raffle prizes are greatly appreciated!
Reserve your team NOW - They’re going FAST!
Call Josie (386) 523-3675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 25th
Chamber Night at the Cubs
& Business After Hours
Presented by Root Company
Jackie Robinson Stadium -
Dustin’s Picnic Porch
105 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach
Food - 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Game 7:05p.m.
Let’s watch a ballgame and eat all we can
Dustin’s BBQ along with $1 draft beers!
$20 Members , $15 Children - includes all
you can eat pulled pork, hamburgers, hot
dogs, baked beans, potato salad, & green
salad! RSVP to Josie (386) 523-3675 or
email@example.com by June 24
Wednesday, June 26th
Chamber Advantage Series Workshop
Member Discounts & Services
Presented by Suntrust Bank
Daytona Regional Chamber
105 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Learn about member discounts and services
that Chamber members can offer your
business! $10 Members - Includes Lunch -
RSVP to Josie by June 24 at (386) 523-3675 or
Friday, June 28th
Make Difficult People Disappear Seminar
Presented by the Daytona Beach
SW Grill, Sunset Harbor
861 Ballough Rd., Daytona Beach
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Learn how to eliminate conflict and reduce
stress in the workplace at this seminar!
$15 Members - $25 Non-Members - Includes
Lunch - RSVP by June 24 to Josie 523-3675
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Leadership Daytona Class XXXIII Wrap-Up
Continuing a proud tradition of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Daytona Class XXXIII graduated
on May 30. The “new” Leadership Daytona program is now in its second year, featuring an all-new set of classes, an
interactive/presentation portion of each class, and an MBA-style case study from a local CEO for the class to solve. Chairman
Bo Brewer and Co-chair Joni Hunt lead the program. Classes were facilitated by an energetic and enthusiastic group of
leaders in the community, including many Chamber board members and two graduates of last year’s Leadership Daytona
Classes included a passionate welcome to the program from Coach Steve Ridder; a new style of SIMSOC; Healthcare 101;
Organizational Behavior (including insight into what each class member’s Myers-Briggs Type Indicator means in their
workplace ); Government & Politics; Presentation Skills; Economic Development; Tourism; Our Legal System (facilitated by
Kelly Parsons and Judge Parsons and featuring a mock trial with 3 juries); Media (facilitated by Lori Catron and Tim
Stockman and featuring an interactive exercise with all of the Daytona Beach News-Journal editors); Community and Board
Service; and a new class - Arts, Culture and our Natural Resources (facilitated by Preston Root and featuring a tour of the
Root Family Museum by Preston, a discussion of governmental influence on our natural resources by Clay Henderson, and a
presentation by Hyatt Brown on what a legacy means).
Class members were given the opportunity to chair a class, and to introduce more than one presenter to hone their
presentation skills and widen their network. This year’s CEO Business Challenge was given to the class from both Florida
Hospital Regional CEO Daryl Tol and Halifax Health CEO Jeff Feasel. Class members were given a unique business problem
to solve when the program began in February and presented their unique solution to the CEOs on the last day of the
Membership For Retirees
The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce is honoring former Chamber members
who are retired with a special membership package! With an annual membership of
$100.00, the membership benefits are designed to keep you knowledgeable and involved
in what’s happening at the Chamber, as well as local, state, and federal matters impacting
business. This membership is a special thank you for your previous Chamber
involvement in making this a better community.
BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES INCLUDE:
Recognition of Membership in Regional Outlook Newsletters
Members-Only pricing at all Chamber events
Listing in printed Directory with previous title and on DaytonaChamber.com
Participation in any committee, task force or council
Electronic weekly email blasts and monthly newsletters to keep you up-to-date on Chamber news
Media invites to ribbon cuttings and grand openings
Access to Affinity Program with discounts currently offered through Office Depot, the News-Journal, Gold Benefits of
Volusia, and Discount Health Savings Card
Opportunities to volunteer at Chamber events
Definition of a Retiree….a person who has worked as a senior executive for a Chamber member
and has fully retired and who is no longer employed by a Chamber company.
To Apply, contact Summer Parkman, Director of Memberships at (386) 523-3680 or
Philip Maroney, CCIM
June means Summer is upon us and things are certainly heating up at the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. The recent
announcements regarding our area’s improving employment rate, the increase in construction permitting and the buzz about the
planned Hard Rock Hotel and Café have generated a great deal of enthusiasm among our members. The economic progress
reflects a positive trend that will lead to greater business opportunities ahead and the Chamber is doing its part to help our
Since the beginning of the year, various committees of the Daytona Regional Chamber have reported great progress of their own,
including graduation of our 33rd Leadership Class, improvements to the Chamber’s website, new surveys designed to gather
member feedback and increase membership value, numerous events allowing members one-on-one exposure to local, state and
federal officials, a new retired executive membership status and expansion of our Volusia Tech Council offerings, to name just a
In addition, the Presidential Search Committee continues its momentum, having developed and distributed the president’s job
description & qualifications to a nationwide audience. Already, a number of applicants have submitted their professional resumes
Finally, June is full of different networking, social and educational events; so be sure to check the Chamber’s website for details.
And don’t forget to attend the Center for Business Excellence’s 9th annual Business Summit on June 11th at the Daytona Hilton
featuring a comprehensive review of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on your business.
Best wishes for a profitable June.
The Young Professionals are actively fulfilling their
mission to “attract and retain” other Young
Professionals to the Greater Daytona Beach Area.
West Volusia YPG has grown to over 50 members,
and now has a full board for the first time ever.
May was a fun month for young professionals, as
they had their third Thursday Networking Social at
the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort’s pool
deck overlooking the ocean! June will bring the
Daytona YPG to the Cubs game for a VIP party in
the Budweiser Bullpen. West Volusia YPG’s social
will be held at The Abbey in DeLand on Thursday,
The YPG’s 2nd Quarter Power Lunch will feature
guest speaker and Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick
Henry at Florida Hospital on Thursday, June 13th.
If you or another representative know of any local
young professionals that would like to join the
YPG, please contact Michael Sznapstajler, Cobb
Cole, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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MEMBER OF THE MONTH:
CORAL SANDS RESORT
The Coral Sands Ocean Front Resort was first established in the 1920s, when it
was just 25 cottages. By the ‘70s, we had the five floor hotel with 68 rooms and
then came an additional 17 North Cottages as well as the 31 site RV Park. Today
Coral Sands has over 900 feet of beautiful, tranquil and untouched traffic-free
beach. We have many generations of families coming back year after year.
Many renovations were done after the hurricanes of 2004 but in a short span of
time, our new owner has made many improvements and this will continue with
our five year plan. As of now, we have new pavers on both our pool and north
cottage patio, all the South Cottages have been revamped with new kitchens
and furniture and we are now working our way through the Hotel and the North
Cottages. The RV Park has a new shell drive and pads, foliage, landscaping and
pergola. Coral Sands RV Park is also part of Good Sam club and one of the few
that is directly on the beach. Another addition is that we now accept pets in a
select few of the North Cottages upon request only. The Coral Sands is a member
of a family of properties managed by Continental Property Services along with
11 apartment complexes throughout the greater Daytona area.
For more information, contact:
Coral Sands Resort
1009 Ocean Shore Blvd.
Ormond Beach, FL 32176
As the world’s premier aerospace university, Embry-
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in the country. Yes, at Embry-Riddle we aim for the stars.
But we always keep home close to our hearts.
May 2013 Renewals!
31 - 40 Years
AT&T - Florida
RW Group, Inc.
Bomar Construction, Inc.
Volusia Literacy Council
Rooms To Go
Atlantic Communications Team
Ormond in the Pines
PermaCraft Signs & Trophies
WFTV Channel 9
Flair Air Conditioning & Heating
Walgreens - District 33
Sand Castle Motel
Cypress Head Golf Club
Covington & Associates, Inc.
Blue Sky Swimwear
Zev Cohen & Associates, Inc.
Special Event Services, Inc.
Florida Technical College
Gray Robinson, P.A. Law Firm
Ed’s Spas Solar & Pools
Raceway Foods Corporation / Subway
Hope Fellowship Church, Inc.
Two Men and a Truck
Florida Capital Bank, N.A.
The Official Gear Company
Ponce DeLeon Inlet Lighthouse
Paul Culver Construction, Inc.
Ocean Deck Restaurant
1 - 5 Years
Coral Sands Inn, Seaside Cottages & RV Resort
MetCare Ormond Beach
Brandon S. Perry, CPA, PA
Daytona Beach Parasail & Water Sports
Central FL Community Development Corp.
A1A Landscaping, LLC
AM Weigel Construction, Inc.
Tietjen Technologies Inc.
Bankers Life & Casualty Company
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Indigo Manor ALF
C.E.D. Consolidated Electrical Distributors
Oceanside Country Club
Robert Horner Painting
Florida Autism Center
Paragon Ocean Walk LLC
David C. Hinson Middle School
The Phoenix Gym
Roar Motorcycles Inc.
Chamber Urging Support for Space
Florida Commercial Launch Site
On May 2, the Chamber led an effort of support Space Fla's request for a commercial launch site south of
Oak Hill. The Volusia County Council approved a resolution of support by a 6-1 vote (Jason Davis, Joyce Cusack,
Doug Daniels, Deb Denys, Pat Patterson, Josh Wagner voted YES/Pat Northey voted NO). The Chamber would like to thank the
business people that cared enough to attend this meeting and support the project.
Space Florida, a state-run economic development agency, is seeking to acquire a 150 acre site from NASA in southern Volusia as a
site for a vertical launch spaceport.
In the meantime, NASA agreed to let the Federal Aviation Administration lead an environmental impact study on its land. Space
Florida’s Dale Ketcham stated, "This is a signal to the commercial marketplace that Florida is still in the game." As for the launch pad
itself, cost estimates appear to be less than $100 million, with the bulk of that cost being borne by the company that uses it, along
with some state funding. NO VOLUSIA TAX DOLLARS!
Commercial space launches are an emerging market and spaceports have been or are getting established in New Mexico, Texas,
Colorado, Georgia and other states which see the potential for new business from industry leaders SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, Blue
Origin and Stratolaunch.
These new spaceports are in direct competition with our own Space Florida, but having Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (and
their new Commercial Space Management curriculum) in the same county is a plus! Timing for this project is critical because
SpaceX will soon announce the location of its newest launch pad, and Florida must show signs of progress if it hopes to beat
competitors such as Texas and Puerto Rico.
On June 18-19, Chamber representatives including County Councilmember Deb Denys, Chamber Vice Chair Rose Ann Tornatore,
ERAU’s Rodney Cruise and Marc Bernier, and TEAM Volusia’s Stephen Lawrence are going to Washington to relay Volusia's support
for this project to Senators Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio, Congressman Ron Desantis, Congressman John Mica, Congressman Bill Posey.
Other meetings will be held with Federal Aviation Administration and NASA.
Afterwards, the Chamber will concentrate on raising public support for the project at the upcoming public hearings later this
summer as required by the Environmental Impact Study. Anyone wishing to help us should contact Jim Cameron at 566-2140 or
VCARD’s Annual Banquet
VCARD’s June 12th annual banquet will be a combined celebration of the association’s award presentations and Florida’s
500 year history, with the Viva Florida 500! theme. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Oceanside Country Club, 75 N.
Halifax Drive, Ormond Beach, and Chamber of Commerce members are invited to attend. For reservation information,
contact David Castagnacci: 386-257-4169 or email@example.com
VCARD’s new Officers and Executive Council members for 2013-2014 will be installed at the event and the association will
honor three community leaders for their contributions to the association and Volusia and Flagler counties. Robert A.
Merrell III, partner in the Daytona Beach law firm of Cobb Cole, will receive VCARD’s 2013 ‘Fred Thellman Member of the
Year’ award. (The award is named in memory of longtime business and community leader Fred Thellman). Honored as
VCARD’s 2013 ‘Citizens of the Year’ will be Mary Swiderski, executive director of the Volusia Council of Governments
(VCOG) and the Volusia League of Cities (VLOC); and Helga van Eckert, executive director of Flagler County’s Department
of Economic Opportunity.
The evening program’s guest presenter will be Dana Ste. Claire, director of Heritage Tourism & Historic Preservation for
the City of St. Augustine. One of the state’s most highly-esteemed historians, Mr. Ste. Claire has authored publications
about Florida history and also served on numerous boards and organizations associated with Florida’s history and culture
– including the Secretary of State’s Historic Preservation Advisory Council. Mr. Ste. Clair also is a lead coordinator for three
years of special events commemorating St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary in 2015, making it the oldest continually
occupied European settlement in the United States.
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Discover exceptional values on essentials
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To learn more, contact Debra Krammer,
Membership Coordinator at (386) 760-3151.
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