On May 18, 2011 the Volusia Manufacturers Association welcomes the Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) to present Florida State’s 2011 Post-Legislative Session Report. The event begins on May 18 at 10:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. EST at Performance Designs, Inc. in Daytona Beach, FL. Performance Designs is the winner of the Volusia Manufacturers Association 2010 Manufacturer of the Year Award. A one-hour plant tourwill be given of this amazing, cutting-edge facility. Registration for this plant tour can be done here. After the plant tour, everyone will reconvene at Daytona State College, Building 100, Room 112 for the 2011 Post-Legislative Session Briefing, including lunch.
Briefings on general business, economic development, state business taxes, environmental permitting, insurance, workforce and education issues will be presented throughout the afternoon with agenda information available here. The event will conclude with a reception and plant tour at Miller-Leaman, Inc. in Daytona Beach from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., EST. Miller-Leaman, Inc. is a successful manufacturer of innovative stainless steel filtration equipment used to protect industrial agricultural equipment and creates uniquely customized items for its clients. Local legislators and dignitaries will be invited to attend the reception, allowing attendees a chance to ask questions and interact with legislators. The event is an annual fundraiser for MAF’s political committee, Manufacturers Making a Difference.
“Local Daytona Beach Manufacturers will gain a wealth of information about the latest legislation in this Volusia Manufacturers Association/Manufacturers Association of Florida co-sponsored briefing,” said Jayne Fifer, President/CEO of the Volusia Manufacturers Association. “With the current challenges Volusia County manufacturers are facing, these businesses must be aware of changing state legislation which may affect them and their bottom line. Interaction with legislators is crucial so that law makers will create legislation that will allow their businesses to be profitable and successful.”
Manufacturers do not have to be a Manufacturers of Florida Association Member or a Volusia Manufacturers Association member to attend, and all manufacturers interested are encouraged to participate. This event is an annual fundraiser for the Manufacturers Association of Florida’s political committee, Manufacturers Making a Difference, with more information available at http://www.mafmfg.com/cde.cfm?event=343767 or athttp://www.vmaonline.com/eventregistration.asp?id=235. Event cost is $199 for MAF or VMA Members and $249 non-members. If businesses are interested in sponsoring the event, they should contact MAF by emailing email@example.com.
The Manufacturers Association of Florida (MAF) was organized in early 2006 to improveFlorida’s manufacturing business climate. The MAF is comprised of manufacturers and those who serve them who want to set the direction for manufacturing policy with stateGovernmental leaders. Priority issues are determined by the MAF Board, based on input from MAF members, committees and Board members. The Manufacturers Association of Florida has Seven active committees: Policy, Membership, Government Affairs, Visibility/Public Relations, Workforce & Education, Tax and Green. Involvement in the MAF allows members to be the first to know the incentives and resources that will affect Florida businesses, keeping manufacturers connected at the state level. It also gives manufacturers a voice to state Legislatures with MAF leaders actively interacting with Florida State Representatives on issues.
The Volusia Manufacturers Association proudly sponsors this joint meeting with the Manufacturers of Florida keeping in line with its mission of informing and educating Florida manufacturers so that they can be armed with the best information to be lucrative and flourishing. The Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA) is the longest-serving manufacturing trade association established by Volusia and Flagler County Manufacturers. The Volusia Manufacturers Association is dedicated to keeping its members informed on current state legislation that impacts their businesses. For more information about the Volusia Manufacturers Association, please contact Volusia Manufacturers Association or Jayne Fifer at 386.673.0505.