October 2012 newsletter 2 - Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce

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October 2012 newsletter 2 - Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce

Ride the Wave

Serving Members Since 1919 Volume 6, NO. 150 October 2012

the Outlook

Chamber Votes

‘YES’ for Business

YES for Music & Arts

YES for Jobs

www.choosedaytona.com

YES for Advanced

Placement Courses

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YES for Extra-Curricular Activities

YES for Teachers


CHAMBER SUPPORTS PROPOSED

1 MILL FOR VOLUSIA COUNTY SCHOOLS

After several months of discussion, the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce has taken a position in

support of the proposed 1 mill property tax increase for Volusia County Schools. The issue will appear on

the November 6th ballot.

The decision from the Chamber Board of Directors came after the return of hundreds of member surveys,

a Leadership Daytona Alumni Eggs and Issues Breakfast meeting to hear the pros & cons of the issue,

after attending several School Board budget workshops, and after affirmative votes by the Chamber’s

Local Government, Education, and Executive Committees.

The Volusia County School District enjoyed an A rating from 2007 until 2009. Since then that designation

has dropped to a grade of C, so action is clearly needed. In a national climate of competition for economic

development, where the educational system plays a pivotal role in a prospective company’s decision

to relocate, this trend has to reverse.

Chamber Chairman of the Board, Suzanne Forbes (James Moore & Co.) said, “This was a difficult decision

as we recognize that it will have a disproportionate affect on the business community in the short term.

However, we believe that the benefits realized in the long term will outweigh the negative and be an

overall benefit to our community.”

Forbes also noted an expectation of performance, “This is by no means a blank check and we certainly

expect a return on our investment in the form of an improved educational system with higher state and

national rankings. To that end, we will ask the School Board to appoint an oversight committee to evaluate

the progress made during the four-year proposed assessment.”

Since 2007-08, Volusia County’s student enrollment has decreased 4.6 % but revenues have decreased by

over 17% ($463 million to $383 million). Additionally, since 2004, the State of Florida has siphoned off

$97.5 million of local taxpayer dollars because state representatives believe Volusia County is such a

desirable place to live that teachers should pay to live and work here. Our taxpayer dollars are thus

spread out to the less desirable places in Florida for teachers. We are opposed to the District Cost Differential

(DCD) and will continue to fight for its elimination and the return of our local taxpayer dollars.

Furthermore, the district has lost $5 million in Public Education Capital Outlay Funds and a loss in impact

fees due to zero growth in student count. Declining property values have meant that ad valorem tax

revenue has decreased and is now going completely to debt service.

Larry McKinney, President, summarized the Board’s decision, “The Chamber believes that the added

revenue in the short term will mitigate the economic strain to the system and reverse the downward

education trend until an eventual rise in property values provides additional relief to the Volusia County

School system. To educate our community and members on this critical economic issue we will add

extensive analysis to the website www.daytonaregional.com.”

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Tuesday, October 9th

Ambassador’s Committee Meeting

Chamber building

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Those interested in assisting at

Chamber events should attend.

Questions Please call Terry Sabiston,

Black Crow Media at (386) 852-1659

EVENTS IN OCTOBER

Friday, October 12th

Grand Opening

Ivy Lane Bistro

236 N. Beach St, Daytona

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Join us in welcoming Ivy Lane Bistro to

the Chamber with a ribbon cutting and

grand opening!

Complimentary breakfast sample items

and beverages will be served.

Monday, October 15th

19th Annual “Business Links”

Golf Tournament

Hammock Beach Conservatory Course

12:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.

18 fun-filled holes of golf followed by a

player’s party featuring a silent auction, live

auction and raffle. For more info, contact

Kevin at (386) 523-3676.

Tuesday, October 15th

Hob Nob

Ocean Center Ballroom

4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join us for an old-fashioned political rally

featuring live key debates and scheduled

appearances by local and state candidates.

Food and beverage included.

$25 Tickets, $30 at the Door

RSVP to Josie at (386) 523-3675

josie@daytonachamber.com

Tuesday, October 23rd

Ribbon Cutting

Advocare

Held at Country Inn & Suites

5802 Journeys End Way

Port Orange

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

Join us in welcoming Advocare to the

Chamber with a Ribbon Cutting along

with complimentary drinks, snacks and

raffle

October 18th - 21st

Biketoberfest

Main Street, Daytona Beach

Events Daily.

Join thousands of riders as they roar into

Daytona Beach for an extended weekend

of sun, beaches, entertainment and

bikes

Friday, October 19th

Eggs & Issues Breakfast

Gene’s Steakhouse

3674 W. Int’l Speedway Blvd.

Daytona Beach

7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m

Topic: Economic Development in Volusia

County...Looking Ahead

Guest Speaker: Keith Norden, CEO of

Team Volusia

$15 Chamber Members

$25 Non-Members

RSVP to Josie at (386) 523.3675

josie@daytonachamber.com

Friday, October 26th

Ribbon Cutting

Republic Services

3143 W. International Speedway Blvd,

Daytona Beach

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Come welcome Republic Services to the

Chamber with a ribbon cutting and

celebration!

Complimentary breakfast will be served.

Fall is upon us and with this season comes hopes of cooler weather and beautiful scenery

from the colors that autumn provides. For most of the country people head indoors, but

it is the perfect time for Volusians to enjoy the many outdoor activities that the area has

to offer.

The season is not the only change happening in Daytona. Some of you may have noticed that the Daytona

Beach Half Marathon is no longer taking place in the fall. Thanks to the support of the Volusia County Council and

County Manager James Dinneen, the Daytona Beach Half Marathon is now officially part of Budweiser Speedweeks.

Now taking place on February 17, 2013, the Daytona Beach Half Marathon boasts one of the best running routes and

some of the best race medals, t-shirts and post parties around. With the help of all of our local supporting sponsors

and partners, this event is sure to flourish into something huge for Volusia County. For information on the race and

possible sponsorship opportunities, please contact Miranda Smith at msmith@centralfloridasports.org .

The second annual SPORTYS @ Full Sail University was held at Full Sail Live on September 22th and honored

the top area teams, high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, coaches, deserving local residents and businesses

throughout Volusia, Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties. In fact, Volusia County’s Vince Carter was

inducted into the Central Florida Hall of Fame, Ryan Lochte won the SPORTY for Professional Athlete of the Year, and

Troy Willrick of the Daytona International Speedway won the SPORTY for the Employee of the Year Award. Congratulations

to our Volusia County winners and inductee.

On the business development front, the Sports Commission plans to spend September on the road networking

with event right holders with the goal of increasing event activity in Volusia County. Read more about our

activity in this month’s impact report.

-John Bisignano

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Daytona Beverages, LLC Funds 1,360 Scholarships

When Father Tim Daly began his work six years ago as the pastor at the Basilica of

St. Paul in the inner city of Daytona,he never dreamed that orchestrating a full

marketing campaign would be one of his first tasks.

Daly wanted local low-income families to know there was help to attend The

Basilica School of St. Paul, the parish school connected with the church, which

serves children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The school participates in the

Step Up For Students scholarship program (then called Children’s First Florida)

which enables low-income families to receive scholarships to send their children to a school of their choosing.

But Daly knew that many more families in the area could take advantage of the program.

“There were a few students benefitting from the program at the Basilica School of St. Paul, and when we realized the

potential help that the scholarship could offer for so many children, we began marketing the opportunity to the community,”

Daly said. “We saw that there was a great need in the inner city area of Daytona.”

The school began marketing the program with television, radio, print and word-of-mouth advertising.

“Most people hadn’t heard of the program, or didn’t understand. It is confusing to explain where the money comes

from,” Daly said. “Some families whose children receive scholarships now still don’t know where it comes from.”

Step Up For Students administers the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, which allows corporations with certain

types of Florida tax liabilities to redirect a portion of that liability to fund scholarships for low-income Florida students.

Many scholarship recipients may be surprised to find that funding comes from companies that do business in Florida,

like Daytona Beverages, LLC, which is located just five miles from the Basilica School of St. Paul.

In fact, since Daytona Beverages, LLC joined Step Up For Students as a corporate partner in 2010, the company’s total

contributions have funded more than 1,360 scholarships.

“We are pleased that our corporate contributions are helping so many families in need,” said Kevin Bowler, president of

Daytona Beverages, LLC. “We are proud to support a program that is helping to strengthen our community by empowering

families to choose the best educational option for their children.”

Contributions from companies such as Daytona Beverages make it possible for the Paredes boys, Enrico and Felipe, to

attend the Basilica School of St. Paul. Their parents, Maria Gomez de la Torre and Cesar Paredes, who moved to the

United States from Ecuador six years ago, both attended Catholic schools in their youth, and wanted the same opportunity

for their sons.

It seems that the Basilica School of St. Paul’s marketing campaign certainly worked. The school now serves nearly 100

students on the Step Up Scholarship who otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend a private school.

“Because of the Step Up program and its funders, our retention rate has been very good,” Daly said.

“It was important to us to provide a faith-based education for our sons, so when we found out that there was help with

tuition, we were so happy,” said Maria, who is known by friends and family as Nanette. “We are proud because we feel

that we are giving our sons the best education.”

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Member Of The Month

The most important element in any move is our customer. At Volusia Van &

Storage we are committed to quality, committed to excellence and committed

to our customers.

We hire and retain people with a customer focus, utilizing the best equipment

that technology offers and maintaining top-rated trucks and facilities.

We have been an award winning agent for North American Van Lines for

over 25 years.

We can relocate homes and business in all areas of Florida, between our 50

United States and throughout the free world. Call us for a free no obligation

estimate at (386) 673-1005.

NEW MEMBERS IN SEPTEMBER

West Volusia

Advertising Authority

Makai Beach Lodge

Diva Nation

Lyons Media LLC

The Phoenix Gym

Roar Motorcycles

Gold Benefits

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Attention Chamber Members: You're Invited!

Suzanne Forbes, Chairman of the Board and the 2012

Board of Directors, cordially invites you to attend one of

our 12@12 Listening & Learning Lunch Sessions:

Wednesday, October 10th

Thursday, October 25th

Tuesday, October 30th

This is an informal listening session and a chance for Chamber leadership to interact with members. There

is no cost for the lunch and you will not be asked for anything other than your perspective on the economy,

Volusia County and how your particular business is doing. We are looking for a frank discussion on what

the Chamber can do to help your business grow.

The location of the lunch will be determined based on the board member hosting the lunch. Please reply to

Bonnie Shelfer at bonnie@daytonachamber.com with one of the dates listed above you would like to attend

the 12@12 lunch and she will respond with the location.

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT HONORS TOM

BESAW WITH NATIONAL BRONZE

LEADERSHIP AWARD

Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Florida

recently honored Tom Besaw, career and technical coordinator

of Volusia County Schools (VCS) with the National Bronze

Leadership Award for exceptional service to JA and to the

community.

A dedicated JA Volusia board member since 2008, Besaw has played a key role in JA Volusia building a

strong and long standing relationship with VCS.

Most recently, he was instrumental in positioning JA to deliver Finance Park Virtual to VCS students.

Scheduled to launch in early October, Finance Park Virtual is an interactive online simulation that introduces

high school students to personal finance and career exploration.

“Tom is a true JA champion,” said Craig Polejes, president of JA of Central Florida. “His commiment to

Volusia County has been crucial to JA Volusia’s growing impact throughout the district.”

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Save the Dates

for 2 Great Events

52nd Annual

THE NEWS-JOURNAL’S

52nd ANNUAL

Fall Home Show

OCTOBER 26 - 28

OCEAN CENTER

THE NEWS-JOURNAL’S

Food, Wine &

Brew Festival

NOVEMBER 10

NEWS-JOURNAL CENTER

For more information visit: www.news-journalevents.com

or call: 386-681-2365

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DARYL TOL, CEO OF FLORIDA HOSPITAL

SPEAKS TO YPG GROUP AT LUNCHEON

The Daytona Beach Young Professionals Group’s third quarter

Power Lunch had over fifty attendees on September 12. The

meeting was held at the recently constructed Florida Hospital

Memorial Medical Center’s campus located on Williamson

Boulevard. The Williamson location is a state-of-the-art medical

facility which was built to replace an older facility at the intersection of

Sterthaus and Old Kings Road which was recently imploded.

We were pleased to have the President and CEO of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical

Center and Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler Market, Daryl Tol, address the group. Mr. Tol

shared his thoughts regarding healthcare in both our local and national communities. His

non-partisan discussion focused on the implications of health care reform, insurance carriers,

and care givers along with his vision for the future of Florida Hospital.

-Carl Lentz IV & Bart Leek

YPG Members

Daryl Tol, CEO of

Florida Hospital

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CONGRATULATIONS

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

was once again rated on top for having the

best undergraduate aerospace engineering

program in the nation, according to U.S. News

& World Report. This is their 13th consecutive

year as number one.

Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus

was first in the category for best undergraduate

aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical programs

for schools with bachelor's and master's

degrees.

For the best "undergraduate engineering"

programs, Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach

campus tied for 10th after tying for 11th last

year.

The ranking in the engineering categories

is determined by surveys sent to deans and

faculty at peer universities.

"We're very pleased to note that we were

rated No. 1 in the nation in aerospace engineering,"

said President John Johnson. "I think

it's a very positive reflection on the quality of

our faculty and students. We feel pretty good.

It's an assessment of our peers in other universities."

Robert Morse, director of research for

U.S. News & World Report, said Embry-Riddle

"obviously has a very strong program recognized

by people in engineering education."

Overall for "Best Regional Universities" in the

South, Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach campus

was ranked No. 13, down slightly from 11 last

year out of 128 colleges. That category looks at

everything from average freshman retention

rate to graduation rates.

NEW CVB PRESIDENT JEFF

HENTZ ROLLS OUT PLANS

FOR TOURISM

MARKETING

On September 21, Hentz

told a Chamber audience US Travel

Expenditures totaled $813 million

and Florida’s 2011 numbers

totaled 86.5 million (up 5%). In

addition the State collected 4

billion in sales taxes (up 7.2%).

As for the Daytona Beach Area, there were

more than 7 million visitors total (6.3 million from

the US; 3.1 million from Fla; 4.2 million from outside

Fla including 415,000 from Canada and 260,000 from

international destinations).

In July 2012, the Daytona Beach Area ranked

14th among various vacation destinations. So as to

increase our international market, the CVB plans to

focus on the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada,

and others.

Hentz also told of plans to restructure the CVB

to better compete by expanding our destination

awareness (both domestic and international) and

introduce Return on Investment strategies by data

collection and visitor intelligence; and gain better

efficiencies via marketing.

Much of this will be accomplished by

re-branding the Destination and improve brand

awareness. This will also include expanding our

sports market and upgrade our website and visitors

guide. Hentz also wants to increase revenue through

expanded co-op opportunities.

The CVB plans to reach out to State and

National Associations, Fla and Southeast Corporations,

Religious and Social Markets, as well as other

entities.

He’s looking to establish a DB Tourism Ambassador

Program, optimize social media efforts and

expand media coverage. The Chamber would like to

thank Jeff Hentz for his presentation and looks

forward to working with him.

Our next Eggs & Issues Breakfast will be

Friday, October 19 and our guest speaker will be

Keith Norden, the new President/CEO for TEAM

Volusia.

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MCKINNEY RECEIVES

HONORS AT FCCP MEETING

Larry McKinney, President of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, was recently honored at the

Florida Association of Chamber Professionals Annual Meeting in Boca Raton on September 20, as one of the

inaugural recipients of the Florida Certified Chamber Professional designation.

Mr. McKinney's designation was honorary as he is already a nationally certified Chamber Professional

through the American Chamber of Commerce. However, in 2011 he was asked to Chair the creation of the

Florida program based both on his national certification and the fact he helped write the Georgia Certified

Chamber Professional program in the early 1990's. "I've been fortunate to see a lot of community development,

economic development and Board governance issues in Chambers in multiple states and nationally. It

takes a unique individual to live in the Chamber fishbowl and be successful, and these certification programs

strive to recognize the enormous effort and challenges these executives face."

The Florida Certification program requires a minimum of five years Chamber employment with three in

Florida, successful passage of topic papers, and a minimum number of points for publishing articles nationally,

serving on professional Boards and Committees, and positive references from past Chairmen. The 2012

inaugural class had nine successful applicants.

Meet Our New Employee

Josie Bull was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She

grew up in Long Beach, Mississippi where she graduated from Long

Beach Senior High School in 2006. Josie then attended the University

of Southern Mississippi where she studied Marketing and Fashion

Merchandising. Josie is married with a three year old daughter; her

family has just relocated to the area for her husband to attend Palmer

College of Chiropractic. Josie has previously worked in the Insurance

and Financial Aid fields and is now our Administrative Assistant at the

Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

IN DAYTONA BEACH BETTER

THAN MOST

Greater Daytona Beach’s housing affordability ranks among the best of more than 200 metropolitan areas

nationwide, according to the recent quarterly report from the Center for Housing Affordability. At the same time,

our metro-area has a much lower ranking for rental affordability.

‘Paycheck to Paycheck: Wages and the Cost of Housing in America’ ranks the least to most affordable

housing markets, based on the number of occupations out of 74 that earn enough to afford a median-priced

home.

The report’s interactive database also shows how workers are faring in a metropolitan area’s housing

market -- and it provides a ‘big picture’ of housing affordability for working families in various occupations across

the country. The report, based on data from the first quarter of 2012, can be accessed at

www.nhc.org/chp/p2p_2012_q1/index.php

According to the report, only Ocala ranks higher than Daytona Beach in Florida’s home ownership affordability

and next are Tampa, Fort Lauderdale and Port St. Lucie. Ranking from least to most affordable, Daytona

Beach is listed at 187 out of 208 metro-areas and Ocala is ranked 196. However, in regard to rental affordability,

Daytona Beach ranks 62nd least affordable and Ocala ranks 111th.

The Center for Housing Policy (CHP) is the research affiliate of the National Housing Conference (NHC), a

non-profit association dating back to 1931 in working to ensure safe and affordable housing for all Americans.

As the research branch of NHC, CHP strives to broaden understanding of the nation’s housing challenges. The

center analyzes the impact of various communities’ policies and programs that address housing needs and

suggests solutions based on successful programs. CHP’s research particularly focuses on the needs of working

families with moderate to low incomes. Information about center and NHC can be accessed through

www.nhc.org

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‘Fall’ing Into a Busy

Season at the Chamber

Business Links

Golf Tournament

Hob

Nob

Biketoberfest

Buy Local

Expo

FREE ADMISSION TO NOVEMBER’S

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS!

Attention Chamber Members: When you sign up a new Chamber member this

month, you will receive FREE admission to November’s Business After Hours at

the Hilton Daytona Beach!

For more information, contact Summer Parkman, Director of Memberships at

(386) 523-3680 or summer@daytonachamber.com

Business After Hours Business After Hours Business After Hours

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‘BUSINESS LINKS’ GOLF TOURNAMENT

Presented by:

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Pack up your golf gear and head up to Hammock Beach Resort

Conservatory for this fun day out of the office at one of the most pristine

courses in the county. We have a full field this year and thanks to our member donations we have lots of

great prizes including top-of-the-line golf gear, vacation getaways, gift certificates and rounds of golf at

some of the other top golf courses in the county!

Don’t miss out on a chance to get your business name on a hole sign on the course!

Signs are only $100 and will be showcased to over 144 players that day!

Call Meghan for more information at (386) 523-3681 or meghan@daytonachamber.com

HOB NOB BRINGS LIVE DEBATES

Presented by:

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 from 4 pm - 7 pm at the Ocean Center

***SCHEDULED DEBATES INCLUDE:***

US HOUSE - DISTRICT 6

Heather Beaven (DEM)

and

Ron Desantis (REP)

Doors open at 3:30 pm!

Vote at the Straw Polls!

VOLUSIA COUNTY COUNCIL CHAIR

Jason Davis

and

Carl Persis

Tickets are $25 with RSVP OR $30 at the door

RSVP: Josie at (386) 523-3675

josie@daytonachamber.com

www.daytonahobnob.com

The Bike Week Festival

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DAYTONA BEACH MAYOR

Derrick Henry

and

Edith Shelley

Live Broadcast by

WNDB’s Mark Bernier!

Task Force Welcomes Bikers!


October 18-21 - Daytona Beach, FL

www.officialbikeweek.com

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Tom Cook Jeweler’s

Grand Re-Opening

SEPTEMBER

Roar Motorcycles

Grand Opening

RIBBON

CUTTINGS

Cinematique

Theater’s

20th Anniversary

Celebration

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this such a wonderful time!

Tuesday, September 18th @ Halifax Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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For Renewing Your

Membership With Us

35 Years

Halifax Paving, Inc.

28 Years

Ritchey Cadillac Buick Pontiac GMC

6 - 14 Years

Sky Plumbing

Architechs for the Web, Inc.

Covington & Associates, Inc.

Moore Fine Foods

PermaCraft Signs & Trophies

Family Renew Community

Anchor Certified Planners Group, Inc.

Father Lopez Catholic High School

Home Instead Senior Care

State Farm Insurance - Jeff Evans

Junior Achievement

Miller-Leaman, Inc.

22 Years

Volusia Van & Storage

21 Years

W.A. Clark & Associates, P.A.

15 - 20 Years

Nova Family Campground

Air-Sur, Inc.

Bahama House

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1 - 5 Years

The Official Gear Company

Roberson Roofing, Inc.

NCM Media Networks

The Etiquette Seed

Signs Now

Allstate Benefits - Tom Lacaria

The Southeast Restoration Group

EmbroidMe of Daytona Beach

Ocean Deck Restaurant

Stifel Nicolaus

Installer Institute

Caribbean Jack’s Restaurant

Holiday Inn & Suites Oceanfront

Law Real Estate Corporation

Volusia Elevator

Spherion

September 2012 Renewals


BETTER. YOUR. BUSINESS. NOW.

WEDNESDAY - 12:00 p.m.

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 IVY

LANE BISTRO on Beach Street. Contact

Leads Group President Norm Daley,

Stirling Sotheby's International Realty at

(386) 453-6056 or normdaley@att.net

THURSDAY - 12:00 P.M.

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 IVY

LANE BISTRO on Beach Street. Contact

Leads Group President Marisol Moreno,

Country Inn & Suites at (386) 760-0101 or

marisol.moreno@countryinns.com

FIRST FRIDAY NETWORK LUNCH -11:30 AM.

CARIBBEAN JACK’S

Take time to network with other Chamber

members and expand your business at

Caribbean Jack’s, 721 Ballough Rd. Daytona

RSVP to Josie Bull at (386) 523-3675 or

josie@daytonachamber.com

CHAMBER AMBASSADOR’S COMMITTEE

If you enjoy meeting people, then join

the Chamber Ambassador’s Committee!

Ambassadors assist with Ribbon

Cuttings and Business After Hours. The

Ambassadors also bring new member

information kits to new members and

welcome them to The Chamber. To join

call Chamber Ambassador Chair Terry

Sabiston, Black Crow Media

at (386) 852-1659.

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

DEPARTMENT

Contact Jim Cameron at (386) 523-3673

Jim@daytonachamber.com

• Education Committee

• Congressional Action Committee

• Legislative Action Committee

• Local Government Committee

• Eggs & Issues Breakfast

• Volusia Day

• Teacher of the Year

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

For issues concerning economic

development in Volusia County,

contact Bonnie Shelfer, Assistant to

the President at (386) 52-.3678

BETTER BUSINESS COUNCIL

Handles complaints and inquiries. Contact

Josie Bull, Information Specialist

at (386) 523-3675 or

josie@daytonachamber.com

NEW BREAKFAST LEADS GROUP

COMES TO TOWN - JOIN TODAY!

Leads groups are programs the Chamber provides that bring businesses together for success.

Through leads, referrals, sharing of best practices and encouraging each other through

common experiences, we have built a network of trust and confidence that helps our members

thrive.

We’re looking for members to make this leads group successful!

Where: Ivy Lane Bistro, 246 Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

When: EVERY Wednesday morning from 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Contact Summer Parkman for more information at (386) 523-3680 or

summer@daytonachamber.com

EVENTS

Contact Kevin Kilian, Chief Operating

Officer at (386) 523-3676

or Kevin@daytonachamber.com

• Bike Week Festival Task Force

• “Business Links” Golf Tournament

Daytona Beach Sports Council

• Business Seminars

• Annual Meeting

• Emergency Operations Liaison

MEMBERSHIP SERVICES & BENEFITS

Contact Summer Parkman at

(386) 523-3680 or

summer@daytonachamber.com

• Business After Hours

• New Member Reception

• Newsletter Ads

• Ambassador’s Committee

• Community Buyers Guide (Membership

Directory / Relocation Guide)

• Sponsorship Opportunities

• Leads Groups

• Internet Advertising

• Buy Local Expo

• Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings

MARKETING / COMMUNICATIONS

Contact Meghan Hughes at

(386) 523-3681 or

meghan@daytonachamber.com

• Newsletter Editor

• Social Media

• Eblast Manager

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Member

Discounts

& Services

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.

Daytona Regional Chamber

members can save up to 11% on

shipping freight. Macro Transport

specializes in cost saving

global shipping solutions.

Macro Transport is able to offer

the best rates available due to

their business relationships with

leading companies. This allows

them to negotiate the best rates

and services that suit your

business needs.

For more information, call

800-951-7270 or visit

www.MacroTransport.com

As a U.S. Chamber member, when

you join or renew at Sam’s Club®

as a Business Plus

Member, you’ll receive a $25 gift

card (non-Plus new or renewing

Members receive a $10 gift card).

Discover exceptional values on

essentials and specialty items for

your business and home.

To learn more, visit

www.uschamber.com/samsclub.

U.S Chamber members can save

up to 20% on select business

services. Whether you need to

create a trade show poster,

employee training manual, or

professional sales presentation,

FedEx Office has a solution to

meet your needs and a price to

meet your budget.

To enroll or for more information,

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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