Our major events and programming are designed to highlight your company and keep your goods and services in front of West Volusia residents and businesses throughout the entire year. Your sponsorship commitment will provide your company with pre and post event publicity through the following:
DACC website, Chamber Newsletter, Local Newspapers, Social Media, eBlasts, other printed material when applicable
January 25 - Annual Meeting & Installation
The Chamber’s Annual Meeting & Installation has been the Chamber’s premier event for decades. The event recaps the past year and sets the theme for the Chamber’s upcoming year. The event honors the outgoing Chamber President and the outgoing Chamber Board of Directors. The 2021 incoming Chamber President will be sworn in, as well as the new 2021 members of the Board of Directors. The event will feature a keynote speakers.
March 10 - The 2021 Crystal Apple Awards
A celebration of awards, honors and stories for a group of West Volusia’s unsung heroes: Our finest teachers. This annual event celebrates the region’s ‘best of the best’ teachers from up to 36 schools in West Volusia who have shown exceptional dedication and excellence in the development of our students. The 2021 Crystal Apple Awards sponsorship opportunities offer businesses and organizations a unique platform to showcase support, thanks and honor our community’s valued educators. Sponsorship in this program is vital for helping to show our teachers how much we appreciate all they do for our youth.
April 17 - Keep West Volusia Beautiful
As an environmental wellness event, under the Chamber’s West Volusia Wellness Initiative in partnership with West Volusia Tourism and sponsoring members, this is our annual community-wide effort to “clean up” West Volusia. Volunteer teams participate in clean up during this event that creates additional pride in our community and impacts our health and wellness. This year we will feature our area schools as we welcome their participation in the clean up and award prizes for a poster contest!
April 29 - West Volusia Means Business / State of the Region
The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance and contributing sponsors present this annual program “State of the Region” featuring all the mayors of the West Volusia Communities. Insight into the past, present and future plans are presented in an interactive and engaging Q&A format, as well as mayoral messages and City visual presentations. Topics of interest to all West Volusia residents make this a highly anticipated and popular event. Sponsors reach a broad audience to promote their business through this annual State of the Region.
June 10– Chamber Alliance Mega Mixer
A powerful networking program combining Members from multiple area Chambers into a single day of relationship and business building. After Hours food, beverages and networking combined with a formal program of active business, civic and social leadership discussions that affect the East Central Florida region. Sponsorships and key business positioning opportunities are available for companies and organizations wishing to market beyond Chamber regions.
September 10 – Women Empowered: Open Books
The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance, along with our partner Stetson University, has made great strides in impacting lives with our Women Empowered Initiative. The mission of Women Empowered is to engage and inspire women through leadership development, learning opportunities and community outreach. Leading up to this event, quarterly interviews with local women leaders will be featured throughout the year in a virtual format and streamed live on Facebook & YouTube.
October 2 – Eat-in-the-Street & Tapas and Wine Festival
A Chamber fundraising food festival in Downtown DeLand carries on a tradition for locals and visitors who share a love for fine wine and dining. An excellent showcase for businesses marketing to foodies and active adults, the festival incorporates a tablescapes competition with the unique experience of street dining on historic West Indiana Avenue!
October 14 – West Volusia Wellness Fair & Business Expo
This business and trade exposition focuses on empowering West Volusia to live a wellness lifestyle! As the premier West Volusia Wellness Initiative event, vendors from all 11 communities are combined into a single location for trade, sales, exposure, and business growth opportunities. Key sponsorship, speaking and educational events are among the business to business and business to consumer program. Sponsorships are on a first come-first serve basis.