Sunwing Airlines 2019-2020 schedule

Sunwing Airlines has released its 2019-2020 seasonal flight schedule between Toronto and Daytona Beach.

After a scheduled summer hiatus, once-weekly flights will begin Nov. 7 and operate through the end of the year. After a one-month break in January, twice-weekly flights will begin in February and operate through April.

Sunwing began service to Daytona Beach International Airport in January. The airline offers flights and vacation packages from 33 Canadian airports to over 45 of the most popular vacation sunshine destinations.

Petco donates $50,000 to animal shelter

Petco Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Halifax Humane Society of Daytona Beach.

The grant will help the society increase adoptions, transport animals and provide low-cost spay/neuter services.

For more information, visit halifaxhumanesociety.org.

Hospital chain names director of anesthesia

AdventHealth Medical Group has selected Kelly Rogers to serve as director of anesthesia operations in Daytona Beach.

Ms. Rogers will be responsible for the business operations of the anesthesia services of AdventHealth Medical Group, the hospital chain's employed group of physicians. She will collaborate with the medical chief to optimize and streamline operations at the 359-bed facility.

She has 25 years of experience as a registered nurse with a clinical background in critical care and open-heart recovery.

She joined AdventHealth in 2010 and most recently served as executive director of care integration. A Volusia County resident, she earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville and a master's degree in nursing and healthcare management systems from Loyola University of New Orleans.

Sam's Club donates $1,500 to Boys and Girls Club

Sam's Club opened its new Daytona Beach location Wednesday, July 24, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening events.

Sam’s Club donated $1,500 to the John H. Dickerson Boys & Girls Club Unit, several of shoe members were at the grand opening.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties provide services to more than 1,400 members in eight locations (Daytona Beach, Palm Coast, DeLand, Lake Helen, Holly Hill, Deltona, New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater).

Solar firm recognized

Solar Power World magazine has recognized Solar-Fit for its solar installation efforts, qualifying for the magazine's 2019 Top Solar Contractors List.

It is the seventh year in a row Solar-Fit has qualified for the ranking.

Solar-Fit is at 1523 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill.

Hotel sales director honored

Kathy Masterson, Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach’s director of sales, was presented the Associate of the Year award from the Florida Society of Association Executives at the association’s annual conference in July in Jacksonville.

A 20-year industry veteran, Ms. Masterson began her career as an assistant front office manager, moving into convention services. She has been with Hilton, Intercontinental Hotels Group and several independent properties.

Chamber hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for SAI Oral Surgery at 4 p.m. Thursday Aug 8, at 1050 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

There will be light food, drinks and door prizes.

For information, call (386) 677-3454. To register, visit ormondfl.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/9591.

Conexion After Five

The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a Conexion After Five for East Volusia at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Residence Inn by Marriott, 3209 S Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.

Free to members, the cost is $10 for non-members and payable at the door.

For more information, call Austin Scher at (919) 724-5322.

Daytona airport has $2.1 billion impact

The Florida Department of Transportation’s 2019 economic impact study shows Daytona Beach International Airport has a $2.1 billion economic impact on the region annually.

To reach the figure, FDOT took into consideration both direct and indirect economic impacts in four primary categories (on-airport activity, visitor spending, industry reliance and military spending) as well as a carefully crafted multiplier to properly measure the recirculation and multiplication of funds through the economy.

The impact of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was also included in the calculation.

The 2019 figure has almost doubled since the last survey in 2014, which reported DAB’s economic impact at $1.1 billion.

Volusia and aerospace

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce's Tallahassee Speakers Series will feature “Expanding Aerospace in Volusia County” from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jim Henderson Welcome Center, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The event will be followed by a social hour sponsored by Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. Admission is $25 with advanced registration, $35 on the day of the event.

Speakers include U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla.; Frank DiBello, president, Space Florida; Pam Underwood, manager, FAA Office of Commercial Space; Ricardo Navarro, director of launch and missions, Boeing Co.; Maj Mirmirani, dean, College of Engineering, Embry-Riddle; and Volusia County Councilwoman Deb Denys.

Register at daytonachamber.com.

ERAU and the community

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce's Eggs & Issues will feature “Academics & Innovation, Embry-Riddle's Role in Advancing the Community” from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at LPGA International Golf Course, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach.

Dr. Barry Butler, president of Embry-Riddle, will share more about how the institution will impact the community.

The cost is $15 for chamber members, $20 day of event, and $30 for non-members.

Register at daytonachamber.com.

For more information, call Jim Cameron, senior vice president of government relations, at (386) 523-3673.

Business After Hours

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a Business after Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Starlight Homes, 3074 Gibraltar Blvd., New Smyrna Beach.

The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, call (386) 428-2449.

Hispanic chamber awards

The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the Healthcare Achievement Awards at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Hard Rock Hotel, 918 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

Nominations for Physician of the Year, Nurse of the Year, Clinic or Practice of the Year and Community Leader in Healthcare will be accepted until Aug. 2.

The event will include cocktail reception, dinner and live performance. Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door.

For more information, visit volusiachamber.org or call (386) 218-4490.

Morning networking

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will present a Morning Mix and Mingle at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Launch Federal Credit Union, 2290 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona.

There will be food, drinks, prizes and networking. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information or to register, email info@pschamber.com or visit pschamber.com.

Chamber will host ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Cruise Planners/Bibi Borroughs at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

For more information, call (386) 761-1601 or email info@pschamber.com.

Latin Festival needs vendors

Vendors are needed for the 2019 Volusia Latin Festival scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3, at Dewey O. Boster Sports Complex, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona.

Only 40 vendor spaces are available. The cost is $175 for Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce members and $225 for non-members.

For more information, visit volusiachamber.org or call (386) 218-4490.

Agency celebrates service center relocation

The House Next Door will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, for its recently relocated service site in downtown DeLand at 114 S. Alabama Ave.

After more than 40 years of providing therapy services at 121 W. Pennsylvania Ave., the agency has moved to a new location owned by The First United Methodist Church of DeLand.

For more information, visit thehnd.com or call (386) 734-7571.

Area chamber hosts weekly events

The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and the Orange City Alliance have several regularly scheduled events.

The discussion group Fuel meets at 7:30 a.m. Mondays at Boston Coffee, 109 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

Let’s Do Lunch networking meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at The Cloister's of DeLand, 400 E. Howry Ave.

For more information, call (386) 734-4331 or visit deLandchamber.org.

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an AM Connection at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. C.R. Beall Blvd., DeBary.

The guest speaker will be Laura Engstrom of Alternate Design Plumbing.

Free for members, the cost is $10 for non-members.

For a reservation or more information, visit westvolusiaregionalchamber.org or call (386) 490-4606.

Hispanic chamber awards

The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the Healthcare Achievement Awards at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at Hard Rock Hotel, 918 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

Nominations for Physician of the Year, Nurse of the Year, Clinic or Practice of the Year and Community Leader in Healthcare will be accepted until Aug. 2.

The event will include cocktail reception, dinner and live performance. Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door.

For more information, visit volusiachamber.org or call (386) 218-4490.

Sunwing Airlines 2019-2020 schedule

Sunwing Airlines has released its 2019-2020 seasonal flight schedule between Toronto and Daytona Beach.

After a scheduled summer hiatus, once-weekly flights will begin Nov. 7 and operate through the end of the year. After a one-month break in January, twice-weekly flights will begin in February and operate through April.

Sunwing began service to Daytona Beach International Airport in January. The airline offers flights and vacation packages from 33 Canadian airports to over 45 of the most popular vacation sunshine destinations.

Daytona airport has $2.1 billion impact

The Florida Department of Transportation’s 2019 economic impact study shows Daytona Beach International Airport has a $2.1 billion economic impact on the region annually.

To reach the figure, FDOT took into consideration both direct and indirect economic impacts in four primary categories (on-airport activity, visitor spending, industry reliance and military spending) as well as a carefully crafted multiplier to properly measure the recirculation and multiplication of funds through the economy.

The impact of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was also included in the calculation.

The 2019 figure has almost doubled since the last survey in 2014, which reported DAB’s economic impact at $1.1 billion.

Volusia and aerospace

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce's Tallahassee Speakers Series will feature “Expanding Aerospace in Volusia County” from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Jim Henderson Welcome Center, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The event will be followed by a social hour sponsored by Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. Admission is $25 with advanced registration, $35 on the day of the event.

Speakers include U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla.; Frank DiBello, president, Space Florida; Pam Underwood, manager, FAA Office of Commercial Space; Ricardo Navarro, director of launch and missions, Boeing Co.; Maj Mirmirani, dean, College of Engineering, Embry-Riddle; and Volusia County Councilwoman Deb Denys.

Register at daytonachamber.com.

Chamber will host ribbon-cutting ceremony

The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for DeLand Preparatory Academy at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at 913 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

There also will be a Business After Hours for member networking. There also will be refreshments and prize giveaways.

For more information, email opportunities@delandchamber.org.

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