Publix donates to food bank

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida recently received $150,000 from Publix Charities to continue putting food in the hands of local families who need it.

Right now, one in seven Central Floridians struggle with knowing from where their next meal will come. One in five children are at risk of going to bed hungry.

In addition to the check presentation Aug. 28, Publix executives and employees volunteered in the Second Harvest warehouse. They sorted and bagged produce, which was transported to one of the food bank’s 500 plus partners and distributed to the community.

American Airlines continues New York flight

After the success of new seasonal, summer service between Daytona Beach International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, American Airlines announced it will continue the non-stop service.

The flights will resume on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 11. The carrier also offers multiple daily flights between Charlotte and Daytona Beach.

For information, contact Business Development Director Jay Cassens at (386) 248-8030, ext. 18309 or

Landlords invited to Section 8 meeting

Volusia County’s Housing Choice Voucher Program will host a mandatory informational meeting for landlords who are renting or interested in renting to Section 8 participants.

The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 12, in the County Council Chambers on the second floor of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand.

Staff from the county’s Community Assistance Division will explain the program’s rules and regulations.

Reservations are required by Sept. 6 by calling (386) 736-5955, ext. 12566, or emailing

Petco Foundation donates $50,000 to humane society

Halifax Humane Society of the greater Daytona Beach area was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving efforts.

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

Chamber promotes database specialist

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce has promoted Jennifer Pipes to a newly created position of Member Engagement & Database Specialist.

Ms. Pipes will oversee membership outreach efforts, working closely with member investors to ensure they maximize their opportunities within the organization.

Hired in 2017, Ms. Pipes began her chamber career as an administrative assistant and quickly became proficient in the database aspects of her position. She grew her position to provide support services for the Volusia Young Professionals Group and has excelled at customer relations.

Business bootcamp

The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Bold Business Breakthrough Bootcamp will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at the Courtyard by Marriott, 308 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

Presenter will be Pat Knauer, CEO of Corner Office Enterprises LLC.

Tuition is $882 for members and $1,002 for non-members.

The six-month program is limited to 20 participants. Graduates will celebrate their accomplishment on board of a cruise ship sailing into the Bahamas for four days and three nights. Tuition includes cost of trip to Bahamas.

For more information, visit

Airport celebrates 40 years with Delta Air Lines

The Daytona Beach International Airport will celebrate Delta Air Lines’ 40th anniversary of service with a cake cutting and opportunity to win airline tickets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at 700 Catalina Drive.

Delta Air Lines began air service on Sept. 8, 1979, with one daily, roundtrip flight between Daytona Beach and Atlanta.

The public may enter to win a roundtrip for two on Delta Air Lines, complete with up to seven days of free parking at DAB. Two prize packages will be awarded. A table will be set up across from Delta’s ticket counter, and the winner will be drawn at 2:30 p.m. Winners must be present to win.

For more information, email

Business After Hours

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will present a Business After Hours at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, hosted by Tipsy Taco Cantina, 746 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach.

The cost for members is $10 in advance or $15 at the door; for non-members it's $25.

For more information, call (386) 677-3454 or email

Chamber celebrates opening of pizza place

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, for Bronx House Pizza, 1290 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

For more information, call (386) 677-3454 or email

Forum focuses on B-CU

The Daytona Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce will present Eggs & Issues, “Bethune-Cookman University and a Promising Future” at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at LPGA International Clubhouse, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach.

The main speaker will be B-CU President Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite.

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

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

Breakfast with the Mayor

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host breakfast with New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

Mayor Owen will share a brief update on the fiscal state of the city, including controlling costs, reducing taxes and making investments. The event is free and a light breakfast will be provided.

For more information or a reservation, call (386) 428-2449 or visit

Conexion After Five

The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host Conexion After Five from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Ocean Art Gallery, 197 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

For more information, visit

Business After Hours

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will present a Business After Hours at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept.. 12, hosted by SpringHill Suites by Marriott, 512 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

For more information, visit

Retail plaza sold

The Commercial Real Estate Team of Buddy Budiansky and Ron Frederick of Realty Pros Commercial recently sold the multi-tenant strip plaza at 3740 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

Mr. Budiansky and Mr. Frederick represented the seller, PO Strip LLC, and the buyer, Shadow LLC. The property sold for $1.525 million in a IRS 1031 exchange.

The three-unit plaza is on the corner of Charles Street and U.S. 1 and has long-term tenants Blahnik Eye Care, Marjorie’s Rugs and Salon Centric.

Mix and Mingle slated

The Port Orange-South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host Morning Mix & Mingle from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Flapjack Johnny's, 3162 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.

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

For more information, call (386) 761-1601.

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

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an AM Connection at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. C.R. Beall Blvd., DeBary.

The guest speaker will be Francine Pinnix of the Small Business Development Center, who will explain how they help the community.

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

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

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