From the Editor

It is with great pride that we present to you this Inaugural Issue of EVOLVE Business and Professional Magazine, published by The Holley Group on behalf of the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce!

Our first issue centers on Healthy Business. A healthy business is one that not only has a strong bottom line but also is prepared to deal successfully with daily challenges and poised to embrace inevitable change. Business health is, in large part, a function of planning and strategizing to capitalize on strengths and opportunities, making sure your branding is consistent and meaningful, excelling at sales and customer service, motivating your employees, creating new business connections, and remembering to take care of your own health. Each article in this issue hits on one or more of these topics to help you check your business pulse and gain practical tips to improve your business. Many of these articles are written by Volusia County business leaders, owners, and managers just like you. Our feature article on Gary Harris, one of Volusia County’s own, provides a great example of success in action and insights on serving others as a valuable business tool. In this issue, we interview renowned athlete and business owner, Darryl Strawberry, an inspiration to anyone who has faced significant life challenges.

We hope you find this first issue useful. We are committed to continuous improvement and welcome your feedback. We also welcome contributions from our readership. If you are interested in contributing content, have a topic you would like to see in a future issue, or have any other comments or suggestions, please contact A dialogue with our readers is the best way to achieve our goal to meet your needs with relevant, timely, and practical information for Volusia County businesses.