EVOLVE Business and Professional Magazine May 2019 - Page 9

CHAMBER STAFF Nancy Keefer, CCE • President / CEO Janet Kersey, CDME, CFEE • Executive Vice President / COO Jim Cameron • Senior Vice President, Government Relations Cathy Benedict • Administrative Specialist Bob Elkin • CFO Consultant Jami Gallegos • Membership Director Kerry Karl • Executive Director of VCARD Ken Phelps • Events Director Jennifer Pipes • Database & Administrative Specialist Nichole Sprague • Business Manager Tiffany Moen • Receptionist EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Randy Dye •Chairman / Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM Fiat Bob Lloyd • Chair-Elect / Brown & Brown, Inc. Skip Lilly • Immediate Past Chair / Vision H.R., Inc. Leonard Marinaccio, III • Treasurer / Bomar Construction, Inc. Kelly Parsons Kwiatek • Legal Counsel / Cobb Cole Bob Williams • Economic Development Chair / Halifax Health Frank Molnar • Community Development Chair / M Group Bart Leek • Government Relations Chair / DBL Surety LLC Nellie Kargar • Special Events Chair / ICI Homes Rodney Cruise • Small Business Chair / Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Kelly Ferguson • Marketing Chair / Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Mike Mitchener • Membership Chair / Sam’s Club William Landreth • Centennial Chair / BBT 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Shawn Abbatessa • Arc of Volusia Maia Albrecht • Shuffield Lowman & Wilson, P.A. Tina Barnes-Budd • Ladies Professional Golf Association Jim Carnall • Command Medical Products, Inc. Owen Chittenden • Shores Resort & Spa Margaret Conn • TD Bank Cheryl Coxwell • International Speedway Corporation Rodney Cruise • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Tim Davis • SVN Alliance - Commercial Real Estate Advisors Bob Davis • Lodging & Hospitality Association of Volusia County Tad Durrance • Halifax Paving, Inc. Randy Dye • Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM Fiat Steve Farmer • Brown & Brown, Inc. Kelly Ferguson • AdventHealth Alan Florez • Halifax Insurance Partners/Reames Employee Benefits Solutions Harold Goodemote • Coleman Goodemote Construction Co. Hubert Grimes • Bethune-Cookman University Todd Huffstickler • Vann Data Services, Inc. Jordan Jiloty • NASCAR Nellie Kargar • ICI Homes Jane Katona • Daytona Beach News Journal GateHouse Media Nancy Keefer • Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce Kelly Parsons Kwiatek • Halifax Health William Landreth • BBT Bart Leek • DBL Surety, LLC Skip Lilly • Vision H.R., Inc. Bob Lloyd • Brown & Brown, Inc. Tom LoBasso • Daytona State College Ann Luke • SunTrust Bank, East Central Florida Leonard Marinaccio, III • Bomar Construction, Inc. Philip Maroney • Root Company Chris Mavronas • Steve’s Famous Diner Mike Mitchener • Sam’s Club Mr. Frank Molnar • Lifestyle Group Mr. Keith Norden • Team Volusia Mr. Ed Noseworthy • AdventHealth Cynthia W. Politis • Bank of America Bob Rand • Coldwell Banker Commercial Benchmark Doug Reece • Wells Fargo Bank, NA Vinod (Vinny) Sagrani • VYPG Chair/ CenterState Bank Dave Schandel • Florida Health Care Plans Mike Sibley • James Moore & Co., P.L., CPA’s & Consultants Michael Sznapstajler • Cobb Cole Bobby Thigpen • Ritchey Automotive Group Jim Tobin • Realty Pros Assured Tony Tucci • Florida Power & Light John Ufheil • Daytona Beverages, LLC Chip Wile • Daytona International Speedway Bob Williams • Halifax Health FROM THE CHAIR & PRESIDENT I t is no secret that Daytona Beach and Volusia County have international recognition and business relationships as you look at just two icons in our region, International Sports Corporation and Ladies Professional Golf Association. With participants in each of these organizations from all over the world generating international media coverage, it’s a natural that our area is recognized and is ripe for foreign investment and attraction. This issue of EVOLVE is full of resources and examples of positioning our area as a global hot spot. One might think that to go global you need to have innovative technology or must manufacture a product. We do have several successful stories representing these efforts and are also pleased to provide a great example, in this issue, of how DME has a global presence through sports training and development. All of this helps us to enhance our international image. The strength of our University system is a key player in attracting global companies to our area as well as in preparing businesses to conduct international commerce. It is very important to utilize professional services that are well studied in international trade practices. The Chamber certainly plays a vital role in connecting companies and individuals to experts in the legal, financial, and human resources fields as well as to providers of consultation and educational services. We have worked closely with Embry-Riddle’s MicaPlex, UCF’s incubator and the certificate training programs offered by Daytona State College to leverage resources and help businesses achieve success. The work the institutions are doing to provide support for innovation and training is attracting interest from all over the world. We all know that the world is getting smaller every day with advances in technology and the ease of conducting business across the internet and through virtual meetings. Your potential customers and investors can easily communicate with you and learn about and support your business any time of the day or night. By virtue of having a website, you are already in the global business. We hope the stories of successful local companies and the resources in this issue of EVOLVE will inspire you to grow your business while keeping in mind the rapidly changing demographics and the diverse needs and expectations of today’s marketplace. RANDY DYE Chairman Daytona Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM Fiat NANCY P. KEEFER CCE President & CEO Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce STAY CONNECTED Facebook.com/ daytona.chamber @DaytonaChamber YouTube.com/ DaytonaChamber Linkedin.com/company/ daytona-regional-chamber- of-commerce 126 East Orange Ave. | Daytona Beach, FL 32114 | 386-255-0981 | Daytonachamber.com MAY 2019 | 9 |