Electric bike shop opening
The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Thursday, May 26, for Pedego Electric Bikes at 701 E. Third Ave. in New Smyrna Beach.
For more information, email [email protected]
Elected Official Icebreaker
The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce will host an Elected Official Ice break from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Brown & Brown Insurance, 300 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach.
The cost is $25 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. Elected officials and their team members will be admitted for $25 each.
To register, visit antechamber. For more information, contact Program Manager Shanna Coley Hughes at antechamber or (386) 523 3672.
Wine shop opening
The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Beach + Vine at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at 1458 Ocean Shore Blvd., Ormond-by-the-Sea.
For more information, call (386) 677-3454.
TSA PreCheck sign up
Travelers can sign up for TSA PreCheck at Daytona Beach International Airport from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, May 23-27, in the baggage claim area.
PreCheck allows flyers to experience a more efficient airport screening process by leaving on shoes, light jackets and belts, and leaving laptops and compliant liquids in carry-on bags.
Applicants will be fingerprinted for a background check. The $85 application fee can be paid by credit card, money order, company check or certified/cashier’s check. Cash and personal checks are not accepted. Applicants are encouraged to pre-register at identogo.com/precheck.
Hotel manager promoted
And rose Bell has been appointed general manager and regional director of operations for Hospitality Ventures Management Group in Daytona Beach
Mr. Bell has been lead general manager since 2021 for the Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach and the Delta Hotel by Marriott Daytona Beach Oceanfront. Previously he was with the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel Melbourne Beach Oceanfront and was rooms division manager at The Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores
Mr. Bell earned a master’s degree in business administration from Kaiser University and a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from Bethune-Cook man University.
He will continue as general manager of the Hard Rock Hotel and will oversee other HVMG resort and lifestyle properties.
Business Hall of Fame
The Inaugural Quad-City Business Hall of Fame awards ceremony will be Saturday, May 21, at the West Volusia Dream Center, 2479 S. Volusia Ave., Orange City.
The awards are for businesses in DeLand, Orange City, DeBary, Deltona, Lake Helen and DeLeon Springs. The award ceremony will be open to the public. The businesses registered for the event will be able to showcase their innovative ideas, products and services. There is a $25 registration fee.
For more information, call (386) 243-9734, ext. 8.
Office Octane Networking
The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and Orange City Alliance host Office Octane Networking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays at the Dreka Theater, 112 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
Businesses of any size and type are invited to enjoy coffee and a 60-minute program designed to raise your business and contacts to the next level.
For more information, visit delandchamber.org.
AM Connection set
The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce AM Connection will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, in the Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members.
For more information, visit westvolusiaregionalchamber.org or call (386) 218-0540.
The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present the fourth annual First Responder Valor Awards luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.
The luncheon honors those in public safety by presenting Valor Awards to the men and women who have given the most to protect and serve the citizens of West Volusia County.
Tickets are $50. For more information or tickets, visit westvolusiaregionalchamber.org or call (386) 218-0540.
Inclusive DeLand Training Series
The MainStreet DeLand Association has partnered with JHD Diversity Consultants and put together an Inclusive DeLand Training series that is free with the City of DeLand and Volusia County as sponsors.
The Monday workshops start at 4:30 p.m. at the Dreka Theatre, 112 E. New York Ave., DeLand.
•Healing Our Racial History, May 23
•Implicit Bias, June 13
•LGBTQIA Safe Zone Training, June 27
SCORE hosting webinars
Volusia/Flagler SCORE will host a live webinar from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, on “Funding Your Business.”
Other upcoming webinars are:
•“Delivering Excellent Customer Service on Social Media,” noon Monday, May 23
•“Protect Your Business, presented by Truist,” noon Tuesday, May 24
•“Building Your Business Plan,” 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24
•“6 Creative Ways to Use Automation,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24
•“Reach Customers Online with Google,” 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25
•“Accepting Cryptocurrency as a Payment Option,” 6 p.m. Thursday, May 26
To register for webinars or for more information, call (386) 255-6889 or visit volusiaflagler.score.org.
Register for chamber Mega Mixer
Registration is open for the Volusia Chamber Alliance Mega Mixer and Table Top Expo scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Mori Hosseini Student Union, 610 Aerospace Blvd., Daytona Beach.
An exhibitor table display is $200 or $500 for floor display. Sponsorships also are available.
To register, visit volusiachamberalliance.com.
Morning Mix & Mingle
The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will present a Morning Mix & Mingle at 8 a,m. Friday, June 3, hosted by Covenant Closing & Title Services at 1122 Pelican Bay Drive, Daytona Beach.
The cost is $5 for members and $20 for non-members. There will be food, drinks, prizes and networking. Must be present to win prizes.
To register, visit pschamber.com. For more information, call (386) 761-1601.