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About the Chamber

Message From the 2023 President of the Board- Rachail Allen

It’s truly my pleasure and honor to serve as the SEV Chamber Board of Directors President for 2023.

We kicked off 2023 with our Signature Event, The Business Expo & Home Show on Canal Street and added a Marketplace Showcase and Fashion Show in the Brannon Center! A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors including our title sponsor, Advanced Air Home Services.

We are excited for this years events.  Be sure to check the Chamber calendar weekly to see what's coming up.  We want you to continue to grow and flourish in this community.

This year, we are doing something really could win a 2023 BOSTON WHALER BOAT …WOW!!!

Only 750 tickets are being sold so the odds are amazing. Tickets are $100 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity. We are so excited to be partnering with SEV Habitat and Boston Whaler for this opportunity. Don’t miss out on getting your ticket…They will go fast!!!

It’s going to be a great year!!

Rachail Allen, President 2023

Our Mission



Our History

The Chamber was firmly established by 1926 with over 2,000 members, but it wasn't until 1932 that the first official charter was adopted. In 1933 construction of a chamber building began using federal funds and in 1934 the new Chamber of Commerce opened.

Throughout the ensuing years, many of the ideas that resulted in progressive milestones for Southeast Volusia originated within the Chamber. The Chamber championed projects such as laying the foundation for better road systems, a stabilized inlet, new and improved bridges, river dredging, a new hospital and golf course for our area.

The Chamber has continued to be the catalyst for community expansion, and has supported many causes to enhance economic growth. Recently, the Chamber petitioned the County Council to reform County Impact Fees related to new business construction, and has promoted referendums in area cities to grant ad valorem (property) tax exemptions to encourage investment in new and expanding businesses.

The Chamber's first official charter in 1932 stated its mission as "promotion of civic, economic, and social welfare of the people of New Smyrna and vicinity..." Half a century later, the Chamber is proud to honor that promise.

Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors: