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, E-Blasts, other printed material when applicable
Please take a few moments to review the exciting opportunities awaiting you!
January 14 - Annual Meeting & Installation Reception
The Chamber’s Annual Installation Reception has been the Chamber’s premier event for decades. The event has an average 150-200 attendees and sets the theme for the Chamber’s upcoming year. The event honors the outgoing Chamber President and the outgoing Chamber’s Board of Directors. The 2019 incoming Chamber President will be sworn in, as well as the new 2019 members of the Board of Directors. The event will feature often feature a keynote speaker.
February 9 - Keep DeLand Beautiful
The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of DeLand along with sponsoring members presenting this annual community-wide effort to “clean up” West Volusia. Approximately 150-200 volunteers participate during this event that creates additional pride in our community. The first 100 volunteers to pre-register are given a “Keep DeLand Beautiful Day” T-shirt featuring all of our participating sponsor logos on the back.
March 5 - The 2019 Crystal Apple Awards
A celebration of awards, honors and stories for a group of West Volusia’s unsung heroes: Our finest teachers. This annual 200+ attendee 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 2019 Crystal Apple Awards sponsorship opportunities offer commercial 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.
March 23 – WE: Women Empowered (Multiple Events)
November 2018 introduced WE: Women Empowered: A unique Chamber initiative dedicated to leading, connecting, engaging and inspiring women to achieve personal and professional growth through leadership development, learning opportunities and community outreach. WE takes an inclusive approach in its initiatives which includes involving men as allies; and further the mission of the Chamber. Program lengths and types will vary with this very popular initiative.
April 12 – Tapas and Wine Festival
A Tuscany-inspired food festival in Downtown DeLand targeting consumers with a flair for fine wine, travel and the finer things in life. An excellent showcase for businesses targeting foodies and active adults with disposable income and above average lifestyles.
April 25 and August 23 - West Volusia Means Business Luncheon/ State of the Region
The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and contributing sponsors present this annual program “State of the Region” luncheon featuring all the mayors of the West Volusia Communities. This premier networking event provides attendees the opportunity to network with regional, local and community leaders. Attendees range from high profile business leaders, local and state government officials to. Businesses seeking a network to government relationships are encouraged to attend and/or sponsor.
June 6 – Chamber Alliance Member Mixer
A powerful networking program combining Members from multiple area Chambers into a single day of relationship and business building. After Hours food, beverage and networking combine 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.
June 14 – Beer and Brats Festival
While technically not October, this Orange City Alliance event ignores conventional calendar wisdom and offers businesses direct, grass roots access to consumers throughout Volusia County and beyond with a successful German-themed food, entertainment and beer festival. Sponsoring businesses can showcase product demonstrations, branding, testing and sales to key demographic targets. The festival is family-themed and quite large serving all family demographic audiences.
September 12 – “Project Big” Expo Event
The largest business and trade exposition in West Volusia combine 11 communities and hundreds of businesses 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 day-long program. Sponsorships are on a first come-first serve basis.
December 14 – DeLand Christmas Boat Parade
The 54th running of the popular DeLand tradition of lights, boats and a family holiday festival runs just in time for Christmas. Businesses can join an active vendor village with marketing, sales or utilize promotional spaces within the official parade viewing area or take to the water and enter the armada of light-decorated boats. Sponsorship programs include print, poster, t-shirt and appeal to families of all ages including participation in the annual DeLand Christmas Parade – the largest parade in the region.
For more details on any of the Events listed above please contact Daniel Lee at 386.734.4331 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.