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2019

September 16, 2019
September 9, 2019
August 26, 2019
August 19, 2019
August 12, 2019
August 5, 2019

July 29, 2019
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July 15, 2019
July 8, 2019
July 1, 2019
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May 20, 2019
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April 1, 2019
March 25, 2019
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March 11, 2019
March 4, 2019
February 25, 2019
February 18, 2019
February 11, 2019
February 4, 2019
January 28, 2019
January 21, 2019
January 14, 2019
January 7, 2019

2018

December 31, 2018
December 24, 2018
December 17, 2018
December 10, 2018
December 3, 2018
November 26, 2018
November 19, 2018
November 12, 2018
November 5, 2018
October 29, 2018
October 22, 2018
October 15, 2018
October 8, 2018
October 1, 2018

September 24, 2018
September 17, 2018
September 10, 2018
September 3, 2018
August 27, 2018
August 20, 2018
August 13, 2018
August 6, 2018
July 30, 2018
July 23, 2018
July 16, 2018
July 9, 2018
July 2, 2018

June 25, 2018
June 18, 2018
June 11, 2018
June 4, 2018
May 28, 2018
May 21, 2018
May 14, 2018
May 7, 2018
April 30, 2018
April 23, 2018
April 16, 2018
April 9, 2018
April 2, 2018

March 26, 2018
March 19, 2018
March 12, 2018
March 5, 2018
February 26, 2018
February 19, 2018
February 12, 2018
February 5, 2018
January 29, 2018
January 22, 2018
January 15, 2018
January 8, 2018
January 2, 2018

2017

December 26, 2017
December 18, 2017
December 11, 2017
December 4, 2017
November 27, 2017
November 20, 2017
November 13, 2017
November 6, 2017
October 30, 2017
October 23, 2017
October 16, 2017
October 9, 2017

October 2, 2017
September 25, 2017
September 18, 2017
September 4, 2017
August 28, 2017
August 21, 2017
August 14, 2017
August 7, 2017
July 31, 2017
July 24, 2017
July 17, 2017
July 10, 2017
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June 26, 2017
June 19, 2017
June 12, 2017
June 5, 2017
May 29, 2017
May 22, 2017
May 15, 2017
May 8, 2017
May 1, 2017
April 24, 2017
April 17, 2017
April 10, 2017
April 3, 2017

March 27, 2017
March 20, 2017
March 13, 2017
March 6, 2017
February 27, 2017
February 20, 2017
February 13, 2017
February 6, 2017
January 30, 2017
January 23, 2017
January 16, 2017
January 9, 2017
January 2, 2017

September 16, 2019

LIVE SCORE WEBINAR: FUNDING OPTIONS FOR VETERAN ENTREPRENEURS – Veterans and military spouses face unique issues when seeking funding for their small businesses. Determining the best financing options and how to find the money can be daunting. To address this, SCORE Certified Mentor and Vietnam veteran Walter Abbott will present a live webinar at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. He will explain how veterans and their spouses can secure funding that will be best for their businesses, as well as how to translate military skills into business success. Topics to be covered include why veterans have trouble getting capital, when funding is needed, identifying funding sources, how to gather the necessary information, and what can be done to improve the chances of getting capital. For additional information, call 386-255-6889 or complete the webinar registration form.

FLORIDA TREND’S MOST INFLUENTIAL BUSINESS LEADERS As reported, Florida Trend magazine recently published its Florida 500 list. The list highlights the state’s 500 most influential executives in different economic sectors using a brief biographical format. The Florida 500 is a year-long research project organized by using U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis categories. Four business leaders in the Volusia County region made the second annual edition of the Florida 500 list. International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy led the $400 million renovation of Daytona International Speedway and the development of One Daytona. ICI Chairman and CEO Mori Hosseini founded his company in 1979; today, ICI builds homes in a large expanse from Northeast Florida through Central Florida to Tampa. Security First Insurance President Locke Burt, once a Florida senator, opened the company in 2005; this year, the company will open a $32 million headquarters in Ormond Beach. John Albright became president and CEO of the Consolidated-Tomoka Land Company in 2011. Today, the company has approximately 50 income properties comprising about 2.3 million square feet. You can access the entire list online and learn the methodologies behind determining which Florida business leaders were included.

ACADEMY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY This academy at Mainland High School offers a comprehensive and integrated approach to preparing students for careers in the print, web, broadcast communication and photographic design career fields. Content divisions within the academy include digital video production, digital multimedia design, gaming and simulation animation, and digital photography. Students have the opportunity to work in studio labs with dedicated industry quality equipment. For more information, contact Academy Facilitator Dan Lundy.

BEST PRACTICES FOR BUILDING A WINNING WEBSITE – Your website is often the first impression a person has of your business. Is your website a good representation of your company, or does it miss the mark? Discover the answer by attending a live SCORE webinar led by digital marketing expert Sherry Bonelli at 2 p.m. Sept. 26. You will learn what to consider and implement as you build or update your website. The webinar will provide an overview of popular web development platforms and cover such topics as search engine optimization strategies, measuring site performance, writing engaging content, and how to increase visitors and engagement. Call 386-255-6889 for details or register to attend.

EDUCATION LEVEL CONTRIBUTES TO NEW MOMS IN THE LABOR FORCE The “opt out” revolution of high-earning women exiting the labor force to have babies, widely publicized in the early 2000s, may have been overstated. Recently released historical fertility tables from the U.S. Census Bureau show that most women with a recent birth are in the labor force — especially those with an advanced degree. Highly educated women with a graduate or professional degree who gave birth recently are more likely to be employed — either working or on leave — and less likely to be unemployed or out of the labor force entirely, compared to all other women with a recent birth. In addition, only 18.1% of women with graduate or professional degrees were not in the labor force, compared to 48.9% of women with a high school degree or less. Among women with a bachelor’s degree who gave birth in the past year, 60.9% were employed and at work, 8.2% were employed but on leave, 2.3% were unemployed, and 28.6% were not in the labor force. More than four out of five (81.9%) women with a graduate or professional degree who gave birth in the last 12 months were in the labor force: 71.2% were working, 9.2% were on leave, and 1.5% were unemployed. To learn more, see the U.S. Census fertility table package.

GRANT WRITING TRAINING IN DAYTONA BEACH – Grant Writing USA® will present a two-day grant writing workshop Sept. 19 and 20 at the offices of the River to Sea TPO in Daytona Beach. This training is for grant seekers across all disciplines in the public and private sector. Class participants will learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. Answers to frequently asked questions and complete event information including costs, learning objectives, class location and online registration are available on the Grant Writing event details webpage. For more information, contact Pamela Blankenship at 386-226-0422 x20416.

NEWS ITEMS WANTED! – Please send your business news items to Joanne Magley, Volusia County Information Director, at jmagley@volusia.org.