Articles for June 2013

Chicken or the Egg! Which comes first in business?

Monthly Social Hour & Business Alliance Meeting

WHEN:     Wednesday, June 19th (5:30pm-7:00pm)
WHERE:   The Cracked Egg Diner 3280 S. Atlantic Ave #D

WHAT:      Social Hour & Business Meeting
TOPIC:     The Chicken or the Egg. Which comes first?

DBSBA/Shop The Shores 2013 goals have been agreed upon but the few volunteers we have can’t do it alone! After the regular social hour, we will gather into work groups to focus on our to-do list: “fix-up/clean-up a vacant neighbor’s storefront” idea, choose outreach/block ambassadors, brainstorm about how to get people to “come on over the bridge & shop” campaign and finalize the printed directory plans.

Volunteers in Action:

Nancy/Traveltyme: Membership, Directory, Rummage Sale
Kathryn/New Vision Videos: Banners, Website/Media, Socials
/Pearl’s International: Discount Card, Website

What can YOU do for your local business alliance?


great event, great folks, what a blast!

May Meeting & Event Follow-Up

Bob Davis said it best, “great event, great folks… thanks for inviting me. I had a blast.” It seems the other 40+ business representatives in attendance found the May 15th interactive meeting very informative too!

Held at the Top of the Daytona Restaurant & Lounge located at 2625 S. Atlantic Avenue, DBSBA members and guests were treated by manager/owner Maria Sousa and staff to true southern hospitality.

Several people had never been up to the 29th floor of the Peck Tower and are now “truly impressed” with the restaurant. The food and beverage staff went above and beyond welcoming and feeding the attendees. Guests included Don Poor of Ocean Center and several DBCVB (Convention Visitor Bureau) staff attended. Visit Top of Daytona for daily specials!

After the social hour and wonderful spread of food, speaker Bob Davis shared statistics and ideas on how to market ourselves as the beach town we already are, about making a statement, moving forward and aligning together.  Most importantly that a few people can’t do it alone. VOLUNTEER

Sign of the Times!

AcehardwareAce Hardware and Lexington Suites new signs are in full compliance with The City’s new sign ordinance.

Close to being correct and waiting for a few adjustments or variance applications are Metz and Hyatt Place and Dollar  General.
A sign for commercial zoning is 8 foot in height and 8 foot in width.  48 square feet.  Shopping Center, Hotel and Multifamily vary in size.
Remember The Non-Conforming Sign Removal Incentive Grant Program is a dollar for dollar (50-50) matching grant, capped according to type and size of business.  Hotels can get a grant of up to $6,500.  All signs must be in compliance by April 10, 2022.
If you have any questions, you are invited to contact: Stewart Cruz, City Planner at the City of Daytona Beach Shores Call 386 763-5361