On the Economic Scene

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
July 3, 2017
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

2016

December 26, 2016
December 19, 2016
December 12, 2016
December 5, 2016
November 28, 2016
November 21, 2016
November 14, 2016
November 7, 2016
October 31, 2016
October 24, 2016
October 14, 2016
October 3, 2016

September 26, 2016
September 19, 2016
September 12, 2016
September 5, 2016
August 29, 2016
August 22, 2016
August 15, 2016
August 8, 2016
August 1, 2016
July 25, 2016
July 18, 2016
July 11, 2016
July 4, 2016

June 28, 2016
June 20, 2016
June 13, 2016
June 6, 2016
May 30, 2016
May 23, 2016
May 16, 2016
May 9, 2016
May 2, 2016
April 25, 2016
April 18, 2016
April 11, 2016
April 4, 2016

March 28, 2016
March 21, 2016
March 14, 2016
March 8, 2016
February 29, 2016
February 22, 2016
February 15, 2016
February 8, 2016
February 1, 2016
January 25, 2016
January 18, 2016
January 11, 2016
January 4, 2016

2015

December 28, 2015
December 21, 2015
December 14, 2015
December 7, 2015
November 30, 2015
November 23, 2015
November 16, 2015
November 9, 2015
November 2, 2015
October 26, 2015
October 19, 2015
October 12, 2015
October 5, 2015

September 28, 2015
September 21, 2015
September 14, 2015
September 7, 2015
August 31, 2015
August 24, 2015
August 17, 2015
August 10, 2015
August 3, 2015
July 27, 2015
July 20, 2015
July 13, 2015
July 6, 2015

June 29, 2015
June 22, 2015
June 15, 2015
June 8, 2015
June 1, 2015
May 25, 2015
May 18, 2015
May 11, 2015
May 4, 2015
April 27, 2015
April 20, 2015
April 13, 2015
April 6, 2015

March 30, 2015
March 23, 2015
March 16, 2015
March 9, 2015
March 2, 2015
February 23, 2015
February 16, 2015
February 9, 2015
February 2, 2015
January 26, 2014
January 19, 2015
January 12, 2015
January 5, 2015

October 23, 2017

FLORIDA SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY BRIDGE LOAN PROGRAM – The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is still available to provide short-term, interest-free loans to businesses damaged by Hurricane Irma. Administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in partnership with the Florida SBDC Network, the program helps businesses bridge the gap between the time damage is incurred and when a business secures other financial resources, including payment of insurance claims or longer-term Small Business Administration loans. Eligible small businesses with two to 100 employees may apply for short-term, interest-free loans for $1,000 to $25,000 for 90- or 180-day terms. To be eligible, a business must have been established before Sep. 4, and demonstrate economic injury or physical damage as a result of Hurricane Irma. Applications will be accepted through Oct. 31, contingent on fund availability. Visit www.floridadisasterloan.org for full details.

DIGITAL AUDIO PRODUCTION ACADEMY – The Digital Audio Production Academy at Atlantic High School enhances students’ skills as musicians, either instrumentally or vocally, through the exploration of studio recording techniques that are used throughout the world. Partnerships with Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State College students provide hands-on experiences in the recording arts. For more details, contact Academy Director Jeremy Blackwell at jnblackw@volusia.k12.fl.us.

VOLUSIA-FLAGLER FOREIGN TRADE ZONE SPECIAL EVENT – Volusia’s Best program will present a free breakfast seminar on how a foreign trade zone (FTZ) program can significantly complement and enhance your business. The program encourages investment in participating U.S.- based companies by minimizing the costs associated with qualified importing, exporting, manufacturing and distributing activities. “Foreign Trade Zones: Ancient Capitalism to Modern Incentive” will be held from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Dennis R. McGee Room at Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach. Parking will be validated. Michael C. Michalski, president of MCS Strategies, will bring a national perspective on the opportunities available in FTZ 198, which encompasses Volusia and Flagler counties. RSVP to Joanne Parker at Daytona State College’s Center for Business and Industry at 386-506-4224 or Joanne.Parker@DaytonaState.edu.

THE L. GALE LEMERAND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPEAKER SERIES – In collaboration with the Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College, the L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series presents Dr. Delicia M. Haynes, president of the Volusia County Medical Society and CEO of Family First Health Center. The Family First Health Center is an integrative membership-based family medicine clinic with a worldwide reach based in Daytona Beach. Through the direct primary care model, she empowers her patients to look and feel their best from the inside out with a lifestyle medicine approach. Her commitment has enabled several of her patients to shed excess weight, safely stop medications, become clinically non-diabetic, and live an energetic life they love. The event is free and open to the public and will take place at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 24 at Daytona State College. For more information and to reserve a seat, call Tracey Martin at 386-506-4723.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SYMPOSIUM: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS IDEAS – SCORE is offering a free workshop on protecting intellectual property from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at Daytona State College, UCF Building 150, Room 100, Daytona Beach. Your idea, brand and other intellectual property are some of your most valuable business assets. Join attorney Heather Bond Vargas to learn about options for protecting your intellectual property. To register, go to https://volusiaflagler.score.org.  For more information, contact SCORE at 386-255-6889.

CELEBRATE THE ST. JOHNS RIVER-TO-SEA LOOP – Supporters of Florida’s longest loop trail will meet in DeLand Oct. 26 to 28 for the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop Summit and Celebration, an event that will target completion of the 260-mile St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop by 2025. It is the five loop counties (Volusia, Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler and Brevard) first meeting since last year's commitment by the Florida Department of Transportation to build the trail to completion. For more information, visit http://www.sjr2c.org or contact Ardito at maggie@sjr2c.org.

VOLUSIA WATER ALLIANCE FALL SYMPOSIUM – The Volusia Water Alliance will present its Fall Symposium 2017 Friday, Oct. 27, at the Sanborn Center, 815 S. Alabama Ave., DeLand. Attend informative, public-oriented presentations about our water levels and flows, protection and recovery strategies, saving our springs, the St. Johns River, and the urgent need for neighborhood involvement. Then participate in roundtable discussions to share your ideas. Admission is free with an optional catered lunch for $11. To register, visit http://tinyurl.com/yaum6wsf.

VOLUSIA COUNTY FAIR OPENS NOV. 2 – The fair offers something for everyone including live entertainment, a petting zoo, livestock auctions, antique tractor parade, midway and much more. Visit http://www.volusiacountyfair.com/fair.html for details.

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