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Posted: 2013 Jan 04 - 06:00

Start your own business workshop

SCORE will present a workshop on "How To Successfully Start Your Own Business" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at Bergengren Hall, Building 110, Room 112, Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The workshop is for new entrepreneurs or those considering starting their own small business.

 Parking is free, but registration is required. For more information, call (386) 255-6889 or visit score.org.

Learn how to do business with the county

Volusia County's Purchasing and Contracts Division will present two workshops for vendors wanting to learn more about how to do business with the county.

The workshops will be in the first-floor training room of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8; and from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9.

For more information, call 386-736-5935, ext. 12490.

Open house slated at senior learning center

The Daytona Beach Computer Learning Center will host a free open house from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at 524 S. Beach St., Suite A, Daytona Beach.

Learn about the computer courses offered to adults 50 and over. Classes are specially developed for seniors. Each student has his/her own computer.

A PowerPoint slideshow, given every 30 minutes, will explain what the center is all about, and there will be an opportunity register for our upcoming classes.

For more information, call (386) 254-1688.

Sales director promoted to vice president

The Henin Group has promoted Matt Boltz to vice president of Henin Homes Inc.

Jerome Henin, founder and president of the Henin Group, said Boltz joined the firm in early 2012 and took over as director of sales and operations.

Boltz has more than 20 years of experience as a homebuilding executive in Florida and was formerly division president and regional vice president for a national homebuilding firm overseeing production and semi-custom homebuilding operations for 17 years.

"Since Matt Boltz joined us as director of sales and operations, we have seen a significant improvement and positive changes," Henin said. "We have quadrupled our production, and we have reorganized many of our procedures and processes to make them more efficient, more productive and easier to manage," Henin said.

2013 annual installation banquet slated

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce 2013 annual installation banquet will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave.

Community awards will be presented and Ormond Beach Mayor Ed Kelley will install the chamber's 2013 officers and board of directors.

Participants will be entertained by the Erick Kand Comedy Hypnosis Show. Volunteers from the audience get hypnotized and become the stars of the show.

Tickets and sponsorships start a $100 per person.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 677-3454 or e-mail ivey@ormondchamber.com.

Administrative assistant and social media coordinator named

Tara Windholz is the new administrative assistant and social media coordinator at the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Born and raised in Daytona Beach, Ms. Windholz came to the Chamber from Masco Contractor Services in Daytona Beach where she was employed for eight years.

Black Dolphin Inn nearing completion

NEW SMYRNA BEACH - Renovations to a bed and breakfast at 916 S. Riverside Drive are nearing completion, according to Brett Smith, who owns the property with his brother, Scott.

Both brothers are in the hospitality industry and are looking forward to the opening of the Black Dolphin Inn, as they have named the new business that has expansive views of the Indian River.

"We're looking at middle to late January to open," said Brett. "The major construction is done but a lot of little details need to be wrapped up, including some finishing work."

Within 90 days of the opening, they also will host a welcoming party for the neighbors who weren't keen on the business being located in their neighborhood.

The city brokered a settlement agreement with the neighbors on parking and other items.

As part of the agreement, the owners will hold an open house for all neighbors in a radius of 150 feet of the property within 90 days after a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

"We want to get open as quickly as we can," Brett said.

Bert Fish hires new marketing director

Bert Fish Medical Center has hired Craig Bair as its marketing director. He will oversee marketing, public relations, the foundation, and volunteer services for the hospital.

He joins Bert Fish from Orlando Health where he served as marketing director for South Seminole Hospital and Dr. P. Phillips Hospital.

Mr. Bair is a resident of Seminole County and is active in community organizations, including the Rotary Club of Lake Mary, the Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Seminole and The Foundation for Seminole State College.

He also has served as chairman for the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools and an officer in two public relations groups. He was awarded Public Relations Professional of the Year in 1989 and 1994.

Mr. Bair earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida.

Business Expo and Home Show slated

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce Home Show & Business Expo will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19, on Canal Street, in historic downtown New Smyrna Beach.

There will be business showcases, retail sales booths, entertainment, educational displays, kids fun zone and food.

For more information, call (386) 428-2449 or e-mail sevinfo@sevchamber.com.

'Shark' will speak at chamber' annual meeting

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce's 93rd annual meeting will be on Monday, Feb. 11, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort and will feature the star of ABC's hit series Shark Tank, Daymond John.

From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $6 billion to date in global product sales, Mr. John is the personification of the American Dream.

He is the founder, president and CEO of the clothing line FUBU, which began in 1992 when Mr. John sewed wool hats with his next-door neighbor because he believed retail pricing was too expensive. The two sold their products for $10 apiece in front of the New York Coliseum, making $800 a day. This motivated Mr. John to start his own line -- FUBU (For Us, By Us), which can now be found at Macy's and JCPenney and has grossed more than $6 billion in global sales.

Mr. John has joined the cast of Shark Tank, a show in which he and other "sharks" decide if they would like to invest in business pitches by entrepreneurs, who include corporate start-ups, part-time inventors, and stay-at-home moms and dads. During the show's first season, the Sharks made a total of $5 million of investment commitments.

The chamber's annual meeting is open to the entire community and begins at 6 p.m., at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort, 101 N. Atlantic Ave,. Daytona Beach, FL. Ticket

prices are $100 per person, and include dinner. Reserved tables of 10 are available for $950. Non-member prices are $150 per person and reservations are required.

For additional information or reservations, call (386) 523-3675.

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