2019 Events and Photos
Our annual Installation and Awards Banquet was held on November 6th at the prestigious Brannon Civic Center in New Smyrna Beach. We were privileged to have Ed Kelley, Volusia County Chair, swear in our newly elected 2020 Board of Directors and Officers. Also in attendance were several other elected officials, including Senator Tom Wright, and NSB Mayor, Russ Owen. Thanks to all who attended and participated in making this such an amazing event! We appreciate all that you do!
Thank you so much Corporate Sponsor, and pillar of the community, Walter Johnson and staff from Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Center for the very informative Breakfast Club this morning. Loyal Chamber members since 1973. We thank you for all you do for our community.
Another informative luncheon today with Grow with Google sponsored by Alternative Network Solutions and catered by Carefree Catering.
Thank you Lexington Place for the fun themed Wild West Business After Hours! Another great opportunity to mix, mingle, network and get to learn more about another one of our great local businesses. The Chamber Staff had a lot of fun dressing up for this event.
Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon on Thursday, September 26th at the Smyrna Yacht Club featuring speakers from the Southeast Volusia County Schools.
Volusia County Schools’ Career and Technical Education programs are paving the way for tomorrow’s workforce in our community. Our graduates are prepared with technical, hands-on skills, as well as problem-solving and collaboration skills. Come learn about your future employees and how to further engage with them now in our schools.
Matt Krajewski is the Principal of New Smyrna Beach High School. He is a Volusia County Schools Graduate and has been serving with the district for 38 years in teaching, coaching, and administrative roles. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida majoring in science and physical education. His mission is to provide leadership that will achieve high academic and social goals with students and to enhance the motivation, commitment and effectiveness of teachers and staff.
Michael Leader was born in Waupun, Wisconsin and is a 1983 graduate of Waupun High School. He moved to Florida in 1987 and finished his degree at UCF. His career began as a custodian and he worked his way into the extended day program, teaching fourth grade, and then to middle school special education courses. He has been with the district for 32 years and has been in administration for 20. He now serves as the Principal of New Smyrna Beach Middle School.
Rachel Rutledge began her in career in sales and marketing. She transitioned into a teaching career in business and marketing education when she saw a need for the development of professional skills in young people. She has served in educational roles with increasing responsibility in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and now, in Volusia County, Florida. She is the Career & Technical Education Coordinator for Volusia County Schools.
Such a great time tonight at the Business After Hours at Springhill Suites by Marriott! The Chamber had fun participating in the 50's theme!
Our community was well represented today for New Smyrna Beach Mayor Russ Owen’s very informative update on the state of the city. Thank you very much to the Mayor and all who attended this morning’s breakfast.
Thank you so much Corporate Sponsors Joe, Sue and Steve Benigno from MPX Financial Services for hosting the New Member Reception last night here at the Chamber. Also, thank you Laubster’s Catering for the delicious spread! The SEV Chamber connecting people. This is what we do!
What a great welcome to all the New Members!
Check out the amazing photo album compliments of Keys To Our City!
Wonderful General Membership Luncheon today at Smyrna Yacht Club. Thank you so much Dr Dennis Hernandez, CEO/CMO of AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach for sharing your vision of our local hospital’s future.
Thank you Ken DeForest of Waste Pro, for sponsoring the Breakfast Club Meeting at the Chamber on June 27, 2019!
We learned how the New Smyrna Beach recycling program works, how the material is collected, what is NOT recyclable, where the material goes, is the material really recycled and how does the material get to market?
Ken also had an interactive demonstration for all to be involved.
Remember before we recycle we need to practice the first two rules of sustainable programs:
- Then Recycle
General Membership Luncheon featuring guest speaker Senator Tom Wright at the Smyrna Yacht Club on June 20, 2019
Business After Hours hosted by New Visions Painting at SEV Chamber Member That's Amore on May 9, 2019.
2019 Crystal Apple Reception held at SEV Chamber Member Atlantic Center for the Arts on April 24, 2019
State of the Cities
General Luncheon at Smyrna Yacht Club
March 28, 2019
The State of the Cities Luncheon was an exciting and informative event. We were fortunate enough to be able to have the Mayors and Commissioners of each of the Southeast Volusia County cities to attend and speak on the State of Our Cities! Each of them shared a lot of enlightening information about the accomplishments and future goals of the cities. We had a full house, and the food provided by the Smyrna Yacht Club was amazing as always!!
In case you missed it, the video below includes each of the city representative speeches.
New Member Reception, March 26, 2019 at the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce
Thank you Cudas Unhooked for all of your help with the event!