Departments and Committees
Congressional Action Committee - This committee monitors national issues of concern to the business community and maintains ties with our local congressional delegation.
Local Government Committee - The activity continues at a brisk pace, and local governments throughout the area have set a full agenda. Growth management, economic development, budget and property tax issues lead the way. This committee analyzes and lobbies local government issues particularly impacting business.
Leadership Daytona Beach - The purpose of Leadership Daytona Beach is to invest in our community as the future of the Daytona Beach/Halifax Area depends upon well informed and involved leadership. Leadership Daytona Beach is a 3-month community program that educates up-and-coming leaders of our area’s benefits and challenges.
Education Committee - This committee serves as a liaison between the Volusia County School Board and area institutions of higher learning and the Halifax business community. This group also works closely with members of the Volusia Joint Chamber Education Council, and provides recognition and awareness for school personnel.
Junior Achievement - Your chance to actively teach in the classroom. The program concentrates on teaching high school students about the workfoce and real world budgeting and life issues.
Jim Cameron, Senior Vice President Government Relations & Community Development Dept.
Kevin Kilian, Senior Vice President Events & Communications Dept.
Bike Week Festival Task Force - Be involved in the planning of the “World’s Largest Motorcycle Event ®.” Several Committees work throughout the year to determine the direction of BikeWeek in Daytona Beach.
Chamber “Fun Day” Golf Tournament - A sell-out each year, this event hosts 144 participants and over 50 Chamber member organizations. Sponsorships and playing spots fill quickly so register early. A few volunteers are needed.
Daytona Beach Sports Council - Designed to attract and support professional and amateur sporting events to the Daytona Beach area, which help in building a positive image for the community. Volunteer for upcoming sporting events.
Monthly Business After Hours - (mixer/business card exchange) Held at different locations throughout the year and also includes a Speed Networking Program for a more direct one-on-one contact with other Chamber members. These business card exchanges offer tremendous business networking opportunities throughout the year. Sponsor opportunities are available. Admission for Chamber members is $10 and for future members it is $35.
Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings and Expansion Celebrations - Don’t forget to ask about our program for Chamber Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings for new businesses that join the Chamber. We’ll bring the scissors, ribbon and grand opening sign.
Quarterly New Member Receptions/Orientation - New members are invited to meet other Chamber members for a reception with food and beverages, followed by a Member Briefing on the Chamber’s departments. The program ends with a networking exercise. New members are encouraged to bring promotional material to hand out and display at the reception.
Ambassadors Committee - If you enjoy meeting people then you should join the Chamber’s Ambassador Committee! Ambassadors assist with Ribbon Cuttings and Business After Hours. The Ambassadors also deliver new member information packages to new members and welcome new members to the Chamber.
Weekly Chamber Leads Group - Take advantage of networking opportunities offered byWeekly Chamber Leads Groups. Team up with other non-competing businesses uniting to assist one another with business leads and opportunities as part of your Chamber benefits. Leads Group memberships if FREE to members. Leads Group Speaker Program - Chamber members are invited to speak to the two different leads groups about their products, services and updates on what is going on with their company if not in conflict with other companies already participating in Leads Group.
Advertising in the Chamber’s Halifax Letter (monthly newsletter) - The membership department oversees the series “Share Your Good News” articles, and submits photos of Chamber functions to be included in the newsletter. Over 2,000 business leaders turn to the Chamber’s Halifax Letter to keep them informed and up-to-date on critical issues concerning the business community. You can target these decision makers directly by advertising. The Halifax Letter is designed to give you the latest in Chamber and business news, as well as serve as a major communications tool for your business. Targets 2,000 businesses. Mailed monthly to all Chamber members FREE of charge. Contact the membership department about advertising rates.
Internet advertising on the website www.daytonachamber.com - In 2008 we received 113,281,751 hits; 12,714,340 page views; 2,757,751 visitorsl and 1,036,333 were unique. Our site is considered the portal site for the Daytona Beach/Halifax Area. All 1,200 members are listed FREE! Contact the membership department for more information about advertising.
Community Buyers Guide (Chamber Directory/Relocation Guide) - The best business reference in the area. Members are listed FREE! Published annually. The Guide is mailed out to Chamber members and those looking to relocate to the area. If you are not in this highly-sought after guide, your competition has a huge advantage over you. Ad sales start September 1 of each year, and the deadline is November 1.
Annual ABC Expo...A Business & Consumers Expo at the Volusia Mall - members may rent space to showcase their products and services (those business that are not in direct competition with stores in the Mall).
Annual Chamber Alliance Buy Local expo at the speedway featuring all six local chambers – members may rent space to showcase their products and services.
Halifax Area Trade Council - The Halifax Area Trade Council (HATC) is dedicated to providing direct expertise on a wide range of international trade topics. The HATC diverse membership includes international trade specialists, freight forwarders and brokers, financial institutions, law firms, trade groups and consultants. The HATC assists area businesses in adapting to the ongoing changes in international trade through a support networking of professionals offering assistance and advice on specific problems.
International Trade Alliance - In the Volusia-Flagler metropolitan statistical area (MSA) numerous organizations engage in international business development. The International Trade Alliance (ITA) has taken a giant step toward coordinating the region’s international trade, foreign direct investment, and other international efforts by serving as a one-stop shop to coordinate all international activities in the region. The benefits of the international collaboration are enormous.We’ll be able to accurately measure results, improve efficiency, leverage all resources, and strengthen the regional brand through consistent messaging.
Economic Services Alliance - The Economic Services Alliance (ESA) is a collaboration of economic service providers throughout Volusia and Flagler Counties dedicated to providing community-based programs that help create an entrepreneurial environment, build entrepreneur and small business stratgies which fit into the area’s overall economic development strategies. The goal of the ESA is to promote business excellence. Through the leveraging of resources, we will provide.