We offer business networking opportunities through our AM Connections, Network at Night, WILLOW Womens Group and Junto Mens Club programs, as well as educational events conducted by our Marketing & Business Education Committee. In addition, throughout the year, we host a number of Signature events, including our First Responder Valor Awards, and Business Awards. Our Government Affairs Committee hosts advocacy events designed to provide information and foster conversations between members and elected officials.
Join the fastest growing Chamber of Commerce at our weekly Business Networking event, our AM Connection. Each week, the Chamber brings together nearly 100 business leaders from Volusia County including DeBary, Deland, Deltona, Orange City, and Lake Helen, as well as Seminole County for a light breakfast, business to business and business to consumer FREE networking event.
Each meeting is packed with open networking time, member & guest introductions, spotlight speaker and breakfast sponsor.
The AM Connections are held each Tuesday morning at the Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary, FL. Guests enjoy continental breakfast and powerful “get-your-day-started” networking. Come prepared with your dynamic 15-20 second elevator speech!
Registration and Networking begins at 7:30 am and wrap up is typically done by 9:00 am. For details about specific dates please refer to our Chamber Calendar of Events page.
The Gateway Center for the Arts is located at 880 N.C.R. Beall Blvd., DeBary, FL 32713
Evening Networking, Fun & Food!
Our monthly Network at Night is great fun and a way to really get a chance to mingle and get to know your fellow chamber members.
Monthly Event, Different Venue each month!
The event is held on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 – 7:00pm. We select a different member location each month to be our main sponsor plus you will find several other vendors with table displays for your pleasure. There’s always great food, entertainment and of course networking. Be sure to check our Chamber Calendar of Events page for details and locations each month. Members and non-members alike are invited to participate.
WILLOW, our Women’s Networking Group, is a vital part of the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce. Organized by some of the brightest female business leaders in our community, WILLOW is a group that offers networking, education, support, and even a whole lot of fun to the women of Volusia & Seminole Counties (members of the WVRCC as well as non-members).
The WILLOW Ladies Luncheon and Breakfast is an event held once a quarter and is a great way to experience the spirit of WILLOW! Our dedicated committee of volunteers works tirelessly to provide an opportunity for women in business to gather over a great meal, share experiences, and gain useful information to help their businesses prosper!
Click here to register for the next WILLOW-on-the-Town.
Plus WILLOW-on-the-Town Quarterly Networking!
If you are looking for a way to network and commune in an atmosphere that’s a bit more relaxed, then WILLOW-on-the-Town is a must-do! Also offered quarterly, these events take place in the evening and offer ladies a chance to ‘let their hair down’, so to speak, while upholding the values of WILLOW, including expanding horizons, growing relationships and raising awareness about matters that affect the local community. A WILLOW-on-the-Town gathering allows for sharing and learning from our peers with less formality (and an adult beverage if you so choose!).
Whether you own a business or represent one, WILLOW is meant for you!
There are so few places where such camaraderie can be found like this…just for women. The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor and support WILLOW and to extend an invitation to all ladies to participate in such a unique experience that is WILLOW.
Junto Men’s Club offers a way for men to get together and build bonds through interesting topics, discussions, and other activities.
Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1727!
Junto was the name of Benjamin Franklin men’s club that he formed in 1727 and is derived from the Latin word meaning “to join”. Ben Franklin and the men of his time created this secret club to better themselves, their business, and their communities. The Junto men’s club of today is created for the same purpose except today it is even easier to do and it is no secret!
Junto men’s club of the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce motto is “Improvement of self, community, and business through time tested philosophy empowered by new age thinking.” The philosophy to build a successful life, business, and community already exists. Our purpose as the Junto is to get our great minds together so to make it easier and more fun!
Whether you own a business or represent one, Junto is meant for you!
There are so few places where such camaraderie can be found like this…just for men. The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor and support The Junto and to extend an invitation to all gentlemen to participate in such a unique experience that is The Junto Men’s Club. Check out the Chamber Calendar of Events to get details on the next Junto event, and be sure to like us on Facebook!
The West Volusia Regional Chamber is committed to supporting member business development by offering no cost educational opportunities on topics of interest to the business community. We are partnering with leading experts in their respected fields, and are working to ensure that our members develop the skills needed to succeed in today’s economy. By investing in our members, we are investing in our workforce and our community to ensure Central Florida continues its goals to be competitive in recruiting businesses that will continue to elevate Volusia County.
The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce, Career Source Flagler/Volusia, and various professionals in their field, are pleased to continue our educational program exclusively for West Volusia Regional Chamber members. Not a member? Contact us for special membership deal!
The Chamber and Economic Development
As the voice of business in West Volusia, your Chamber will continue to provide opportunities to advance conversations on improving the climate for business growth and sustainability, economic development, and stimulate innovation in our community. We do this by working with a variety of stakeholders, including elected officials, participation with the Florida State Chamber of Commerce, and others, to ensure that business friendly, pro-growth strategies are cultivated and adopted at all levels of government.
Florida Chamber of Commerce/Florida 2030
The Florida Chamber Commerce has created a blueprint for how we can remain globally competitive, create prosperity and high wage jobs, and foster vibrant and sustainable communities. You can read more about the details of this plan and the strategic vision that drives the Chamber at this link.
Economic Development in our Communities: