Ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at SMA Healthcare, 420 Stadium Road, Daytona Beach.

For more information, call (386) 255-0981.

Economic Prosperity Hour

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host an Economic Properity Hour from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach.

The fee is $10 for members in advance, $15 for members at the door and $25 for non-members.

For more information, call (386) 677-3454.

Chamber annual meeting

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting at noon Friday, Dec. 3, at Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

The event includes celebrating accomplishments of the past year, recognizing volunteers, discussion of the vision for 2022 and the installation of new board members. Awards will be given for Business of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Legacy Award.

Lunch will be served with catering provided by Carefree Catering. The cost is $25 for members and $40 for non-members.

For more information, visit sevchamber.com.

Morning Mix and Mingle

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host a Morning Mix and Mingle from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at Trustco Bank, 3751 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, visit pschamber.com.

Annual Banquet

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

The program includes the investiture of of the board chair and board members for 2022. Tickets include a cocktail hour and catered dinner. Seating is limited.

Admission is $50 per ticket. For a reservation or more information, visit pschamber.com.

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce AM Connection will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, at Center of Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., Deltona.

Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, visit westvolusiaregionalchamber.org or call (386) 218-0540.

Deltona officials will give 'State of the City'

Deltona -- State of the City will start at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the The Center of Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

The mayor and other city officials will give updates on Deltona.

A breakfast will provided by Sonny's BBQ and networking with the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The program starts at 9 a.m.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for chamber members.

To register, visit westvolusiaregionalchamber.chambermaster.com. For more information, email admin@westvolusiaregionalchamber.org or call (386) 218-0540.

County names Road and Bridge Division director

Lori Koontz was promoted to director of the Volusia County Road and Bridge Division, a job Ms. Koontz was doing in the interim since Ben Bartlett retired in July.

She has more than 28 years of public works experience, working for Lake County from 1992-2019, then Volusia since August 2019.

Ms. Koontz has been instrumental in securing and managing $4.2 million in water quality related grant funding for stormwater projects throughout the county. She also has experience in solid waste division oversight, and mosquito and aquatic plant management.

She earned a bachelor's degree in organizational management from what is now Warner University in Lake Wales.

County names planning and development director

Carol McFarlane has been named Volusia County planning and development services director.

Ms. McFarlane moves up from her previous position as land development manager. She replaces Palmer Panton, who will retire in December after a 33-year career with the county.

An urban and regional planner with 15 years of experience, she initially joined the county in June 2008 as a planner. She left in August 2016 to become city planner for Orange City. She also previously worked as a planner for the City of DeLand. She returned to the county in April 2020.

Ms. McFarlane earned a bachelor's degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida and a master’s certification from UCF in urban and regional planning and development.

COA hires director of human resources

The Council on Aging of Volusia County has named Cheryl Shaw as director of human resources as of Nov. 15.

Ms. Shaw, who earned a master's degree in business administration in human resource management, was with Palmer College of Chiropractic as as human resources manager.

She began her career as a certified nursing assistant and later moved on to hospice home care before transitioning to human resources.

CareerSource announces 2021-22 officers

CareerSource Flagler Volusia’s Board of Directors voted on the 2021-22 slate of officers Nov. 12.

The officers are Chair Nancy Bradley, Vice Chair Dr. Aubrey Long, Treasurer Arthur Loeffler and Secretary Bret Schmitz.

Ms. Bradley was vice chair. She worked in postsecondary career college sector for more than 35 years as an instructor, dean, administrator and owner.

Dr. Long founded Long’s Global Enterprises LLC and served more than 30 years at Bethune-Cookman University in various roles.

Mr. L. Loeffler is a licensed certified public accountant in both New York and Florida.

Mr. Schmitz has more than 15 years of experience in the support of operations and manufacturing, including president of Hudson Technologies, director of operations for Greatbatch and operations manager for Sparton Electronics.

SCORE hosting webinars

Volusia/Flagler SCORE is hosting a webinar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30.

The topic will be “Create Your Website: 3 Key Pages.”

“Use Video Marketing to Grow Your Business” will meet at 7p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2.

To register, call (386) 255-6889 or visit volusiaflagler.score.org.

Market Watch Business Summit

Market Watch Business Summit presented by Bank of America will be from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Hard Rock Hotel, 918 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

The joint program of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce and Team Volusia Economic Development Corp. will consist of two segments. It will begin with a local economic outlook with Mana Shahsavari, business services representative, CareerSource Flagler Volusia, and Len Moser, vice president of Barton Malow. Then there will be a national and international economic forecast.

Check-in and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the program will start at 8 a.m.

Admission for chamber members and Team Volusia investors is $35 and or $50 at the door. General admission $75.

For a reservation or more information call (386) 523-3675.

SCORE offers business mentoring

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Chat with business mentors, get free resources and information from popular companies, and participate in online peer support discussions. Brought to you by SCORE and Constant Contact.

To register, call (386) 255-6889 or visit volusiaflagler.score.org.

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