EVOLVE Business and Professional Magazine May 2019 - Page 11

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR EVOLVE Business and Professional Magazine is published by TouchPoint Innovative Solutions on behalf of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation. PUBLISHER Howard M. Holley EDITOR John Guthrie MANAGING EDITOR Elesha Mavrommatis CREATIVE DESIGN & LAYOUT Ashlee Harrell CIRCULATION Teldra Jones ADVERTISING SALES Jeanne Coates Gabrielle Gonzalez EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Richard Cooper • Halifax Insurance Partners Gabrielle Gonzales • TouchPoint Innovative Solutions Lisa Habermehl • Duvall Homes Michael Jiloty • Team Volusia Kerry Karl • VCARD Piros Pazaurek • Marketing X-Rays Harry Russo • Daytona State College Deana C. Williams • Team Volusia Interested in Advertising? If you would like to advertise in EVOLVE, please call 386.283.5906 or email us at info@evolvedaytona.com. Write For Us! W elcome to Volusia Goes Global. In this issue we examine companies, large and small, operating on the world’s stage from Volusia County. How are these companies successfully navigating an international landscape? What makes Volusia County such an attractive place from which to do business? What resources exist to help businesses “go global?” These are some of the questions the editorial committee and I posed while working on this issue. You’ll the find answers to those questions, and much more, in the pages that follow. In Attracting Opportunity we take a look at how our community successfully lured two of the areas’ largest international players to the County. We continue the conversation with Marketing X Rays founder, Piros Pazaurek, as we explore her efforts to promote Volusia County to small and mid-sized Hungarian businesses. Area institutions of higher learning are also playing an important role in Volusia County’s global story. From its headquarters in Daytona Beach, Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)-Worldwide is training engineers and pilots around the world. And the University of Central Florida’s Soft-Landing program and Embry-Riddle’s MicaPlex, both locally based incubators, have been incredible resources for globally minded companies like TechFit and Aerosapiens. For those considering whether “going global” is their next right step, Are You Ready to Go Global? and the Going Global? Tap into These Resources are must reads. And then there is sports. Daytona Beach is home to the Ladies Professional Golf Association, an organization whose members come from 34 countries and whose 2019 tournaments will take place in 12 countries. Daytona is also home to DME. Several of their businesses are making a global impact, including their sports interests which have led them to host teams from China at their amazing facility and, most recently, purchase a basketball team in Germany. You will find both DME’s and the LPGA’s stories here as well. So many organizations in our community have a global story to tell. From the people they hire, to the cities where they ship their products, to their customer base–it’s clear to see, Volusia truly is global. If you’re interested in contributing to EVOLVE, please email links to current writing samples and a little bit about yourself to Editor@EvolveDaytona.com. CONTACT US EVOLVE is published four times per year. Editor@EvolveDaytona.com EvolveDaytona.com JOHN GUTHRIE Editor, EVOLVE Scan the QR code to access EVOLVE digital or visit EvolveDaytona.com TouchPoint Innovative Solutions - formerly The Holley Group All rights reserved. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher. TouchPoint Innovative Solutions assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. © 2019 TouchPoint Innovative Solutions. All rights reserved. MAY 2019 | 11 |