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Serving Members Since 1919 Volume 7, NO. 153 January 2013Ride the WaveRegional Outlook2013 ANNUALMEETING


Coming Soon...ANNUAL MEETINGPresented By:Air Date: FEBRUARY 11, 20136:00PMSet: HILTON DAYTONA BEACHOCEANFRONT RESORTStarring: DAYMOND JOHN, ENTREPRENEURABC HIT SERIES “SHARK TANK”Scene: “INNOVATION INOUR OWN BACKYARD”Save the Date!2013 Annual Meeting - Bringing New Ideas to the TableDaymond John, EntrepreneurStar on ABC’s hit series Shark TankThe Daytona Regional Chamber ofCommerce announces it’s 93rd Annual Meetingto be held on February 11th, 2013.“Innovation in Our Own Backyard” is thetopic to be discussed by Daymond John: anentrepreneur, investor, television personality,author and motivational speaker; bestknown as the founder, president and CEO ofFUBU, and appears as an investor on the ABCreality television series Shark Tank. TheChamber’s focus is bringing businessestogether to showcase new ideas and watchthem grow in our own backyard - DaytonaBeach, the Great American Destination!2


CHAMBERTuesday, January 8thAmbassador’s Committee MeetingChamber Building Board Room126 E. Orange Ave. Daytona Beach4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Those interested in assisting atChamber events should attend.Questions? Please call Terry Sabiston, BlackCrow Media at (386) 852-1659Friday, January 11thMeet & Greet - HarbortouchDaytona Chamber Boardroom126 E. Orange Ave. Daytona Beach9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Support one of our newest members fortheir grand opening and ribbon cutting atthe Chamber!Coffee and donuts will be provided.Friday, January 11thGrand Opening - Hibachi Grill1320 W. Int’l Speedway Blvd. Daytona BeachNoon - 1:00 p.m.Support one of our newest members fortheir grand opening and ribbon cutting!Sample menu items and beverages will beprovided.EVENTSTuesday, January 15thBusiness After HoursParagon Ocean Walk 10Hosted by: Paragon Ocean Walk 10 &Sloppy Joe’s250 N. Atlantic Ave. Ste. 300, Daytona Beach5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.Join us for an evening of socializing,networking, eating and drinking!$10 Members, $35 Non-MembersFriday, January 18thEggs & IssuesLPGA InternationalTopic: Plans for 2013Speaker: Volusia County ChairJason Davis7:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.$15 Members$20 Non-MembersRSVP to Josie at (386) 523-3675josie@daytonachamber.comFriday, January 18thGrand Opening - Lynn TherapeuticMassage50 S. Yonge St. Ste. 4, Daytona Beach10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Support one of our newest members fortheir grand opening and ribbon cutting!Drinks and snacks will be provided.Friday, January 25thRibbon Cutting -Granite at Porpoise Bay101 Porpoise Bay Dr. Daytona BeachNoon - 1:00 p.m.Join the Chamber in welcoming theGranite at Porpoise Bay with a ribboncutting! Drinks and snacks will be servedSTATE FINALS UNDERWAYThe Sports Commission was recently notified that the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) might belooking for a new site for their 2013 Girls & Boys Soccer State Finals. The event was scheduled to take place thiscoming February in Melbourne, but due to construction concerns at the proposed host venue, they might be interestedin considering other options throughout Florida. The Girls Finals would be February 8th & 9th, with the BoysFinals taking place February 15th & 16th. A total of five (5) games are played each weekend, normally two (2) onFriday and three (3) on Saturday. Previous host sites include Pepin Stadium (Tampa) and Lockhart Stadium (Ft.Lauderdale). One regulation soccer field with approximately 3,000 seats is required to host the State Finals. Overallattendance has peaked as high as 11,000 spectators, competitors, coaches, officials and media in 2010. We hope tolearn more from the FHSAA staff when we meet with them in the coming days.In other news, we recently received an RFP from the Florida College System Activities Association to host their2014-2017 Men’s and Women’s State Basketball Tournament. The event is typically staged in early March, bringingthe top men’s & women’s college teams together. We will look into the numerous facilities Volusia County has tooffer, most notably the Ocean Center and the Daytona State College. Bids are due February 15, 2013. Stay tuned tofuture impact reports for further developments.3


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Philip Maroney, CCIM, Elected2013 Chairman of the Board of DirectorsPhil was born in Syracuse, NY, but at the age of two, his family moved to OrmondBeach when his father relocated with General Electric Company. After attendingFather Lopez High School, Phil graduated with honors from The University of Floridawith a degree in Business Finance. After college, he worked a number of years for anational homebuilding company, eventually running their land acquisition operationfor the state of Florida.Phil Maroney, CCIM2013 Chairman of the BoardRoot CompanyIn the early 1990’s he moved back to Volusia County after accepting a commercialreal estate lending position with Barnett Bank. Phil enjoyed the banking businessand progressed to become the bank’s senior commercial real estate lender for Volusiaand Flagler counties. In 1998, Phil left the banking business to join the Root Companyas the General Manager of its real estate investment portfolio. Nearly 15 yearslater, he now holds the title of President with Root and enjoys the various challengesthat role has to offer.A resident of Ormond Beach, Phil and his wife Pam raised two children and now enjoythe role of grandparents to 19 month-old Alexa Lynn.Since his early days in the banking business, Mr. Maroney has remained involved with the Daytona chamber. Overthe years, he has served on various chamber committees, as well as, the organization’s Board of Directors. Afterserving on the chamber’s Executive Committee, he eventually became Chair-Elect in 2012. But Phil’s business andcommunity involvement hasn’t been limited to just the chamber. Phil’s resume includes a number of other pastleadership roles, including President of the Daytona Beach Area Association of REALTORS, President of JuniorAchievement of Volusia County, President of Halifax Habitat for Humanity, Chairman of the Volusia Forever AdvisoryCommittee and Chairman of the Ormond Beach Development Review Board. He also holds the designation ofCertified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) from the National Association of REALTORS.Making the most of his chamber experience, Phil is a graduate of Leadership Daytona Class XX and also is therecipient of the Daytona Beach Leadership Council’s Marvin Samuels Leadership Award.Phil sums up the Chamber by stating “The Daytona Regional Chamber is an organization that has played animportant part in my life, from both a business and personal development standpoint. The experience has affordedme the opportunity to become involved in important local and state issues, to work with influential government andbusiness leaders, and to establish long-lasting relationships with other people who care about the positive directionof our community. A strong and vibrant business climate is crucial to the long-term growth of our area and thechamber provides the platform for businesses to flourish. As a businessman, return on investment is important tome, and I can confidently say an investment in the Daytona Regional Chamber will pay off multi-fold. I encourage allarea business people to get involved and experience the benefits of the Chamber firsthand.”5


INTRODUCINGPresented By The Volusia County Chamber AllianceJoin the Exclusive GB Volusia Merchant NetworkThe Program was introduced at our Buy Local Expo on December 12The Chamber Alliance developed this dynamic new consumer savings membership card program over the pastyear to encourage area residents and tourists to buy from local businesses.The first 100 Chamber Members - that sign up receive a 50% discount. So, for amonthly cost of only $10, you will receive all the benefits of this unique marketing program:Increased Exposure and Traffic Enhanced Revenues Continuous Customer LoyaltyThe initial run of 10,000 GB Volusia Membership Kits will be distributed throughout Volusia County over thenext 90 days through Chamber events and participating GB Volusia Merchants.All you need to do is complete and sign the attached participation agreement and return it to your respectiveChamber of Commerce. Your business will be placed on both the GBVolusia.com website and GB SmartphoneApp with complete contact listing and GPS mapping. You will then receive an official GBVolusia MerchantNetwork Display Kit.GB Volusia Membership Kit with snap-out Card and Key Card- Front and BackDon’t miss out on this one-time initial discount offer. Call to learn more!888.894.7261 expo@volusiachamberalliance.com6


Ribbon CuttingsRoomba Inn & SuitesRendez - Vous BistroExit Realty of Daytona BeachOwens CleaningBUSINESS AFTER HOURS7A big thank you goes out to Ovations Catering Servicesfor providing a tasty and exciting Business After Hours!Lots of great food and door prizes were given away!


SAVE MY SEAT!2013ANNUALMEETINGwith Daymond Johnfrom ABC’s hit series Shark TankDo you think you have what it takes to make your dreams come true andbecome a successful, wealthy business person? Attend our 93rd AnnualMeeting and watch Daymond John, a multi-million dollar entrepreneur fromABC’s hit series Shark Tank share his secrets!Help us kick off the 2013 Chamber agenda in style and continue to buildpro-business momentum into the New Year. This is an evening of activitiesthat you will not want to miss! Featuring:-Live Entertainment by “Daytona on Tap”-Innovative performances by local organizations-Entertainment by Daymond John, EntrepreneurWhen: Monday, Feb. 11, 2013Reception 6 PMDinner 7 PMWhere: Hilton Daytona BeachOceanfront Resort100 N. Atlantic Ave.Daytona Beach, 32118Please reserve the following: Name(s): _________________________________________________Company: _____________________________________________________ Ticket(s) at $100 each____ Table of 10 at $950 each____ Check here to be invoicedReturn by mail to: Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Or Fax to: (386) 258-5104P.O. Box 2676Daytona Beach, FL 32115-26768


Member Of The MonthThe Conklin Center for the Blind is a nonprofit organization offering nationally-accredited,specialized training to two important groups of people. The Center’s Early Intervention Programserves blind infants, toddlers and their parents throughout the Volusia-Flagler area. Thisprogram helps children with blindness and visual impairment to achieve developmental milestonesso they can successfully enter kindergarten and grade school. Conklin also operates anintensive residential training facility for adults who are blind with an additional disability. Theadult program, which partners with over 25 area employers, reduces the impact of blindnesson the individual and also reduces the cost of their care to the public by providing employmentand independent living opportunities. This highly specialized facility, located at 405White St. in Daytona Beach, is the only one of its kind in the United States. For more information,call 386-258-3441 or go to www.conklincenter.org.DECEMBER NEW MEMBERSTijuana Flats(386) 366-9117PRP Wine International(904) 646-4106Lynn Cronin Therapeutic Massage(386) 672-0720Hibachi Grill(386) 748-3817Sunsure Insurance(386) 878-4242Volusia Business Insurance(386) 492-3323Daytona Colonial Life(386) 530-4737Sikorski Landscaping Inc.(386) 882-8809Moe’s Southwest Grill(386) 576-4663Umami Water of Florida(386) 957-22389Hello Dollar(386) 226-0005


35 YearsHalifax Paving, Inc.Heebner, Baggett, Upchurch & Garthe, P.L.20 - 30 YearsEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityOlivari & Associates, CPA’s & ConsultantsConklin Center for the BlindDoug Daniels, P.A.Froggy’s Saloon, Inc.Bethune-Cookman UniversityNASCARU - StoreDaytona International SpeedwayBB&TBrown & Brown, Inc.Charles Wayne Properties, Inc.Manpower StaffingConsolidate-Tomoka Land Co.15-20 YearsHoneybaked Ham & Cafe10 - 14 YearsCovington & Associates, Inc.Total Comfort Heat & Air Conditioning, Inc.Silver Beach ClubTeledyne ODICold Stone CreameryDaytona Beach Health & RehabilitationThank you for Renewing!December 2012 Renewals6 - 9 YearsAA Accurate Truck & Tire Repair, Inc.King’s Transportation Group, Inc.Wholesale LightingOcean Walk Shoppes, LLCAmerica’s Best Value InnBlack Crow Media, LLCCourtyard by Marriott Daytona BeachCenter for the Visually Impaired, Inc.Coldwell Banker Commercial BankEddy Storm ProtectionNautilus Inn1 - 5 YearsLaw Real Estate CorporationIntracoatal BankAAA Auto Club Daytona BeachAllstate Benefits - Tom LacariaCain’s Electric, Inc.McNeill Signs, Inc.Overhead Door Co. of Daytona BeachMonticelli Investment dba Riviera Industrial PlazaCamp WinonaMediatech Inc.Allstate - Kelvin G. Mayner Insurance, Inc.Ovations Food ServicesHampton Inn SpeedwayHarris Village & RV ParkCommand Medical Products, Inc.Iron Horse SaloonMagic Overhead Door CompanySheltairFUTURES Foundation for Volusia County SchoolsArthur-Kowitz RealtyHampton Inn SpeedwayMichele McCarthy Interiors, Inc.Minuteman PressResource Management Inc.River Lily Inn Bed & Breakfast & Polly’s Tea RoomThe Southesast Restoration Group, Inc.The Etiquette SeedHot Leathers/Good Sports Daytona, Inc.10


Look for the new Business After Hours invitationscoming your way monthly!Your Company is Invited to Join us...BUSINESSAFTERHOURSFood. Friends. FUN!A great chance to network,win door prizes &the 50/50 Raffle!Hosted By:When:the newly renovatedOCEAN WALK 10TUESDAY, JANUARY 155:30pm - 7:30pmWhere:250 N. Atlantic Ave.Ste. 300, Daytona BeachCost:&$10 Members$35 Non-MembersComplimentary beverages will be providedby Paragon Ocean Walk, & appetizerswill be provided by Sloppy Joe’s!Parking tickets will be validated.WOULD YOU LIKE TO HOSTBUSINESS AFTER HOURS?This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your business to hundredsof other business professionals! Business After Hours is apowerful networking event that acts as a Chamber fundraiser inwhich you can promote your business materials to other members.The sponsor may give a three minute podium presentation andwill receive copies of the business cards that are collected from theevent.Contact Summer Parkman (386) 523-3680 orsummer@daytonachamber.com for more information!11


Elected Officials’ Learning AcademyThe Volusia County Chamber Alliance is partnering with several other local government and business / development-related organizationsto sponsor a Saturday, January 12th ‘Learning Academy’ for local government elected officials and planning board membersin Volusia and Flagler counties. The program will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Building 110 of Daytona State College, 1200 W. InternationalSpeedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach.“What Is Involved In The Development Process” is the theme of this unique educational program, geared to better familiarize ourgovernment leaders about their roles in reviewing a development application and the issues involved in land use planning, zoning –and moving a proposed development through the permitting process.Representatives from the St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida Department of Transportation and Volusia TransportationPlanning Organization also will be present to familiarize the officials about interaction with their agencies.Our Chamber’s Government Relations Director Jim Cameron helped compile a survey that already has been distributed to theparticipants to determine their level of interest and understanding about development-related topics – including various environmentalissues, zoning, comprehensive planning, regulations within land development codes and transportation concurrency.Interested Chamber of Commerce members also are welcome and encouraged to attend this Academy. Cost is $10 which includes acontinental breakfast as well as handout materials from the presentations. Reservations are required and should be forwarded toVCARD Director Dave Castagnacci (dave@daytonachamber.com) or 386-257-4169.Aside from The Chamber Alliance, other sponsoring groups include VCARD (Volusia County Association for Responsible Development);Volusia Council of Governments and League of Cities; Daytona State College; Surfcoast Chapter of the Florida Planning &Zoning Association; and Volusia Building Industry Association.Chamber Hosts CongressmanRon DesantisOn Dec 28, Congressman Ron Desantis spent the daymeeting with numerous business people to discuss issues tocome before Congress this year. Meetings were held withGlenn Ritchey (Ritchey Autos) Blaine Lansberry (BahamaHouse) Kent Sharples (CEO Business Alliance) George Anderson,Mori Hossenini (ICI) Dan Francati (DB Kennel Club) ChrisBowler (Daytona Beverages) Bob Martin (Exit Realty) CharlesLichtigman (Charles Wayne Co) Jimmy Hull (Hull Seafood).Other meetings are being set in the future. On January 27,Susan Fernandez (Sen Marco Rubio) will be meeting with localbusiness people. These visits are YOUR direct line to Washington.Please email jim@daytonachamber.com if you'd like toarrange a visit.12Congressman Desantis shares alaugh with Mori HosseiniCongressman Desantis discussesplans with Charles Lichtigman


2012 “Taste of Volusia” WinnersThe “Taste of Volusia” cooking competition was held on 12.12.12 at the Ocean Center during the Volusia ChamberAlliance Buy Local Expo featuring a cookoff between six local restaurants in Volusia County of appetizers, soupsand desserts. Restaurants included: Joe’s Crab Shack, Rip Tides Raw Bar & Grille, Racing’s North Turn, Maria Bonita’s,Sloppy Joe’s and Jersey Mike’s Subs.Hundreds of local consumers were given the chance to taste an appetizer, soup and dessert from each restaurantthat participated in the event. The voters wrote down which restaurant they thought created the best of each.Voting was open from 11AM - 2PM. The winner of the Best Appetizer in Volusia County was Joe’s Crab Shack fortheir “Joe’s Crab Dip”. Winning the Best Soup in Volusia County was Rip Tides Raw Bar & Grille for their signature“Surf N’ Turf Bisque”. The recipeint of the Best Dessert in Volusia County was Racing’s North Turn for their “BreadPudding”.The Chamber Alliance would like to thank each restaurant for participating and we look forward to next year’scompetition!Best Appetizer:Joe’s Crab ShackJoe’s Crab DipBest Soup:Rip Tides RawBar & GrilleSurf N’ Turf BisqueBest Dessert:Racing’s North TurnBread Pudding13


Rules for submission are as follows:1. Sponsor: The sponsor of the Small Businessof the Year Award Contest is the DaytonaRegional Chamber of Commerce.2. How to Enter:You must complete an application for consideration of your business for the Small Businessof the Year Award. Mail to the Daytona RegionalChamber of Commerce at PO Box 2676,Daytona Beach, FL 32115.3. Schedule:All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern StandardTime on January 10, 2013.DO YOU OWN A GREAT SMALLBUSINESS? APPLY TODAY!Nominations are now being accepted for the 2012 Chamber Small Business of the Year Award.Applications can be downloaded online at http://daytonachamber.com/docs/SmallBusinessApp2012.pdf.Submission of a completed application and an entry fee are required to enter.2011 Winner:Ray Briggs,BZ Mailing4. Eligibility:This contest is open to small businesses currently ingood standing with the Daytona Regional Chamberthrough January 10, 2013. Businesses with anindividual holding a seat on the Daytona RegionalChamber Board of Directors for the time period ofJanuary 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 are not eligible.5. Selection of Winner:One winner will be selected to receive the SmallBusiness of the Year Award. The selection process is asfollows: A panel of judges comprised of the ExecutiveCommittee of the Daytona Regional Chamber willchoose a winner. The winner will be announced at the2013 Daytona Regional Chamber Annual Meeting onFebruary 11th.For more information, contact Josie at 523-3675 or josie@daytonachamber.comSAMPLEPURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!Imagine yourself - hands on the handle bars,feet on the pedals, the cool breeze in yourface, and the purr of the engine as you ridethis beauty! Designed by Bruce Rossmeyer’sHarley-Davidson, this 2012 Harley DavidsonStreet Glide could be YOURS! Tickets aregoing FAST, so purchase yours now! Ticketsare only $50 apiece, and only 4,500 are sold!The chances of winning depend on thenumber of entries. You may also win prizesvalued up to $200!14Purchase your tickets online atwww.officialbikeweek.com or(386) 255-0981.


2013 - LOOKING AHEADThe Young Professionals Group is as active as ever with branches in Daytona Beach and West Volusia. The mission of the YoungProfessionals Group is to attract and retain Young Professionals to the Volusia County area.Leading the YPG Board this year as President will be Michael Sznapstajler (Cobb Cole). Bart Leek (DBL Surety) is President- Electand Tim Stockman (Blue Dog Video) is Past-President. The Chair of the Daytona Beach YPG is Melissa Murphy (Cobb Cole) and theWest Volusia YPG Chair is Kelly Courtheyn (Kingspan). The additional board members for 2013 are: Doug Gillikin (James Moore),Jarett DePaula (Vukelja Law), Matthew Shapiro (Rice Rose), John Slattery (Brown & Brown), Sarah Bates (News-Journal), Kahlin KellyAdkins (Halifax Health), Caitlan Walker (James Moore), Tracey Sandell (Tres Bonne), Dan D'Antonio (Lassiter Transportation Group),Jessica Yelvington (Halifax Humane Society), TaKyra Banks (Daytona Beach Singles), Josh Gale (Wiggins, Childs, Quinn, & Pantazis),Barbara Reid (Doran Sims Wolfe & Kundid), Matt Dye (Ovations), Matt Gillikin (Merrill Lynch), Brian Scivley (Florida Power & Light),Betty Gonzalez, Aeysha Al-Mansour (DME Automotive), Jeri Ostuw (Snell Legal), Lindsey Sanders (Brown & Brown), Priscilla Chanfrau(Council of Aging), Health Morales (Realty Pros), Jason DiNunno (Rock Financial Group), Stephen Lawrence (Team Volusia),Harris English (Daytona Beverages), Josh Portner (Express Printing), Michael Woods (Cobb Cole), Jessica Fox Sznapstajler (News-Journal), Carl Lentz (Adams Cameron), Danny DiChiara (Brown & Brown), Billy Hobson (Brown & Brown), Carrie Register(International Speedway Corporation), Jimmy Foster (Florida Hospital), Matt Bohon (Ewing Oil), Elizabeth Kammer (YMCA), andChristi McGee (International Speedway Corporation).The West Volusia Young Professionals Group hosts a social on the second Thursday of each month. The next West Volusia socialwill take place at the Draft House in Orange City on January 10, 2013. The Daytona Beach Young Professionals Group hosts a socialon the third Thursday of each month. The next Daytona Beach social will take place on January 17, 2013 at the Shores Resort andSpa and will be a joint social with the Florida Bar Young Lawyer's Division.As always, if you know someone that would be interested in the YPG, please feel free to have them contact Michael Sznapstajler atmszna@cobbcole.com or 386-323-9222.Message from the 2012 President"2012 was a great year for the YPG! Through the hard work of our Board, we were able to add value for our members, createnew community partnerships and establish the first-ever YPG Scholarship at Daytona State College. I would like to thankour Board of Directors, our membership and all of our sponsors for helping us to continue to improve the YPG and play abigger role in our community. We would also like to thank the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce for its continuedsupport of the YPG.We send special congratulations to Daytona Beach Commissioner Carl Lentz. He will join Kelly White as the 2nd YPG BoardMember sitting on the Daytona Beach City Commission.We look forward to 2013 with great anticipation of an exceptional year for Young Professionals in Volusia County!"-Tim Stockman2012 YPG PresidentYoung Professionals attending a localgovernment fairYoung Professionals’ CommunityService Project at the Boys & Girls Club15Michael Sznapstajler2013 YPG President


Networking Generates Sales!WEDNESDAY - 8:00 A.M.LEADS GROUP BREAKFAST“NETWORKING ASSOCIATES”Team up with other non-competingbusinesses uniting to assist one another ingenerating new business leads andopportunities. For members only andthere is no cost to join. Call first prior toattending. Group meets weekly at IVYLANE BISTRO on Beach Street. ContactSummer Parkman, Membership Directorat (386) 523-3680 to join today!WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY - 12:00 P.M.POWER LUNCH LEADS GROUP“NETWORKING ASSOCIATES”Team up with other non-competingbusinesses uniting to assist one another ingenerating new business leads andopportunities. For members only andthere is no cost to join. Call first prior toattending. Group meets weekly at IVYLANE BISTRO on Beach Street. ContactLeads Group President Marisol Moreno,Country Inn & Suites at (386) 760-0101 ormarisol.moreno@countryinns.comFIRST FRIDAY NETWORK LUNCH -11:45 A.M.CARIBBEAN JACK’STake time to network with other Chambermembers and expand your business atCaribbean Jack’s, 721 Ballough Rd. DaytonaRSVP to Josie Bull at (386) 523-3675 orjosie@daytonachamber.comCHAMBER AMBASSADOR’S COMMITTEEIf you enjoy meeting people, then jointhe Chamber Ambassador’s Committee!Ambassadors assist with RibbonCuttings and Business After Hours. TheAmbassadors also bring new memberinformation kits to new members andwelcome them to The Chamber. To joincall Chamber Ambassador Chair TerrySabiston, Black Crow Mediaat (386) 852-1659.GOVERNMENT RELATIONSDEPARTMENTContact Jim Cameron at (386) 523-3673Jim@daytonachamber.com• Education Committee• Congressional Action Committee• Legislative Action Committee• Local Government Committee• Eggs & Issues Breakfast• Volusia Day• Teacher of the YearECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTFor issues concerning economicdevelopment in Volusia County,contact Bonnie Shelfer, Assistant tothe President at (386) 523-.3678BETTER BUSINESS COUNCILHandles complaints and inquiries. ContactJosie Bull, Information Specialistat (386) 523-3675 orjosie@daytonachamber.comEVENTSContact Kevin Kilian, Chief OperatingOfficer at (386) 523-3676or Kevin@daytonachamber.com• Bike Week Festival Task Force• “Business Links” Golf Tournament• Daytona Beach Sports Council• Business Seminars• Annual Meeting• Emergency Operations LiaisonMEMBERSHIP SERVICES & BENEFITSContact Summer Parkman at(386) 523-3680 orsummer@daytonachamber.com• Business After Hours• New Member Reception• Newsletter Ads• Ambassador’s Committee• Community Buyers Guide (MembershipDirectory / Relocation Guide)• Sponsorship Opportunities• Leads Groups• Internet Advertising• Buy Local Expo• Grand Openings/Ribbon CuttingsMARKETING / COMMUNICATIONSContact Meghan Hughes at(386) 523-3681 ormeghan@daytonachamber.com•Advertising•Newsletter Editor•Social Media•Eblast ManagerOpt-In to the Chamber’s ExclusiveText Messaging Service!For Chamber Events: Text “Chamber” to 71441For Bike Week Events & Promotions: Text “Bikeweek” to 71441For Governmental Affairs: Text “Government” to 71441For Local Daytona Beach Updates: Text “Daytona” to 71441You will receive no more than 4 text messages per month.16


Daytona Cubs Sign 10-Year Extensionat Jackie Robinson BallparkDecember 10th marked the official agreement made between the Daytona Cubs and the City of DaytonaBeach where Jackie Robinson Ballpark will continue to be home to professional baseball through 2022.Renovation plans include a $1.25 million, 2-phase structure that will enhance fan amenities (restrooms,expanding food & beverage areas, a new east entrance, and a new picnic gathering space).Other improvements will include the Cubs player clubhouse, including expanding the fitness training areaand office space for coaching staff. Office staff will now reside directly across from the stadium in the City’sformer Leisure Services building at 110 E. Orange Ave.Daytona Regional Chamber President Larry McKinney gratefully acknowledged the hard work of the VolusiaCounty Council, saying “The Chamber would like to thank County Commissioner Pat Northey, CountyCommissioner Josh Wagner and all the other commissioners for their leadership on this issue. The Cubs arean integral part of the Daytona Beach Community, and we are proud to be their home. Many other communitieswere vying to lure them away from us.”The Cubs are excited to continue the baseball tradition which began here June 4, 1914.2013 CHAMBER LEADS GROUP CHAIRSThe Chamber Leads Group program provides opportunities for new business, personal development, fellowship andfriendship, and are FREE with a Chamber membership. The purpose of Leads Groups are to offer business-networkingopportunities to non-competing business owners or representatives of select member firms of the Daytona Regional Chamberof Commerce. Participants must be members in good standing of the Chamber and abide by all program rules.How can you join? Chamber Leads Groups meet once weekly (three different days per week) to exchange new businessleads, share educational experiences and discuss growth opportunities in the Volusia / Flagler area. Wednesday morning’sleads group meets at 8AM weekly at Ivy Lane Bistro located at 236 N. Beach St. Wednesday and Thursday’s lunch leads groupsmeet at Noon weekly at Hibachi Grill located at 1320 W. International Speedway Blvd.Wednesday BreakfastLeads GroupWednesday Lunch Leads GroupThursday Lunch Leads GroupRodney MeyeringAmeriprise FinancialChairMonique AmosPrudential CommercialReal Estate, FLChairRick SwannResource ManagementVice Chair17Lauren KeelerAdvocareChairDenise TolandPNC BankVice Chair

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