Chamber to host banquet and officer installation
The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet and installation of officers from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center, 2700 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.
Tickets are $55 for members and $65 for non-members. Comedic hypnotist Erick Kand will perform.
For more information or to make a reservation, call (386) 677-3453.
Consulting firm to present tourism marketing report
The Strategic Advisory Group will present the preliminary report on the effectiveness of tourism marketing at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in rooms A, B and C of the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach. A reception will begin at 5 p.m.
The Volusia County Council hired the Duluth, Ga., consulting firm in February 2011 to conduct an independent analysis of countywide tourism and convention marketing efforts by the county's advertising authorities and the Ocean Center.
The public may attend, and public participation is welcome.
For more information, call (386) 736-5920.
CBI offers Skills for Supervising workshop
The Center for Business and Industry at Daytona State College will conduct a new four-session supervisory skills development workshop, starting Feb. 14.
Skills for Supervising combines short instruction periods, numerous group exercises, experience-sharing and role-playing to enhance the learning experience.
The workshop is taught by Ray C. Huther. As a manufacturing operations manager with Xerox, Mr. Huther spent more than half of his 30-year career in international operations working with small Brazilian affiliate companies.
Classes meet on consecutive Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 14 to March 7, in Bergengren Hall (Bldg. 110), Room 249 on the college's Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Tuition is $295 per attendee.
Ormond Beach woman wins seven day cruise in ICI homes drawing
Elaine Buix of Ormond Beach recently won a seven-day cruise from ICI Homes, the Daytona Beach based community developer and builder that ranks as one of the most active luxury custom home builders in Florida.
Ms. Buix won her seven-day cruise by participating in ICI Homes' customized DVD program, according to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rosemary Messina.
Learn how to make a better business brochure
Learn how to design a more professional brochure with "Brochures for Business," a hands-on class aimed at getting the most out of Microsoft Publisher.
The class will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in the computer lab at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E Magnolia Ave.
The instructor will focus on Publisher basics. Previous computer keyboard and mouse experience is required for participation.
Reservations are not required. The class size is limited to six people, and availability is on a first-come first-served basis.
For more information, call (386) 257-6036, Ext. 16154.
Halifax Health employee licensed in health care risk management
Cynthia Tineo of Halifax Health has completed the Risk Management course to become licensed in Health Care Risk Management. Ms. Tineo completed her course in Risk Management at the University of Central Florida and was officially licensed by the state Agency for Health Care Administration, Division of Health Quality Assurance, as a health care risk manager.
Ms. Tineo is a 20-year employee of Halifax Health, and will be joining Clinical Risk Manager Terri Long RN, BSN, LHCRM, as an additional licensed health care risk manager in the department.
Chamber to host meet and greet
The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a chamber advisors meet and greet breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Florida Hospital Training Room, 301 Memorial Medical Parkway, Ormond Beach.
Admission is free, but reservations are required by Monday, Feb. 4. For more information, call (386) 677-3454.
Katherine Hurst Miller has been elected as a partner at Cobb Cole. Ms. Miller joined the firm after participating in the firm's 2005 summer clerk program.
For the past seven years, Ms. Miller's practice has consisted of general civil litigation with a focus on insurance law, condominium and homeowner association law, contract disputes, and torts. Ms. Miller represents clients both at the trial and appellate levels. Additionally, Ms. Miller represents clients in forums for alternative dispute resolution including at mediation and arbitration.
DuvaSawko announces new clients, company's 15th anniversary
Daytona Beach employer and national leader in emergency medicine billing, DuvaSawko, has announced the acquisition of several new clients along the Atlantic coast and Florida:
Emergency Resources Group (ERG), Jacksonville, has added Flagler Hospital-St. Augustine to the group of hospitals their emergency physician group is responsible for staffing
Cabarrus Emergency Medicine Associates, Concord, N.C., has added Carolinas Medical Center-Kannapolis to its staffing responsibilities
Piedmont Emergency Consultants has opened Martha Jefferson Hospital Emergency Department at Proffitt Road in Charlottesville, Va.,
Bay Area Emergency Physicians, Clearwater, has added the emergency departments at Morton Plant-Clearwater and Bardmoor Emergency Center to the hospitals their emergency physicians staff.
DuvaSawko, a leader in medical billing for emergency physician groups in the United States, celebrated its 15th anniversary on Jan. 19.
Founders Dr. Charles Duva and Dr. William Sawko, started the company out of need when their own emergency physician group, West Volusia Emergency Physicians, needed a billing company. Starting with processing 70,000 claims, DuvaSawko now handles nearly 1.5 million claims annually for hospital-based emergency groups all across the U.S., and has nearly 170 employees.
Attorney win case
The Port Orange-based law firm of Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell wrapped up 2012 by celebrating the end of a personal-injury case that one attorney took very personally.
Luis Gracia, who has been with the firm since 1998, worked for 12 years fighting for a client in a social security disability case that required many briefs to be written, and numerous hearings and appeals.
He was rewarded for his efforts when a U.S. magistrate judge for the Orlando Division of the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, ruled in his client's favor in November.
"After 12 years of fighting her claim through hearings and appeals, we finally won," Mr. Gracia said after the decision was handed down by Judge Gregory J. Kelly. "My client and I are thrilled as there are very few cases in the country in which a claim has been approved after such a long period of time."
New Smyrna Beach continues suspension of city impact fees
Non-residential developers and business owners looking to build in New Smyrna Beach have one more reason to set up shop within the city's boundaries.
Recently the City Commission continued the suspension of city transportation, fire and police impact fees through Dec. 31 to stimulate and accelerate non-residential development.
The commission also added an additional incentive by expanding the impact fee waiver for projects that change the existing use of a building.
To be eligible for the waiver, permits must be issued for the project by Dec. 31. Construction must be completed and a certificate of occupancy issued by Dec. 31, 2014.
For more information, call (386) 424-2265.
Medical group opens office
Park Avenue Medical Group has leased 1,200 square feet at New Smyrna Beach Regional Shopping Center, 1431 S. Dixie Highway.
Park Avenue Medical is based in Apopka and is a private family medical group.
This is their first office is Volusia County.
Local cleaning company commits to international quality standards
Local cleaning company Kim's Kleaning Service has joined the Association of Residential Cleaning Services, International.
Admission to ARCSI requires residential cleaning companies to adhere to a strict code of ethics and commit to the highest level of professionalism.
For more information about Kim's Kleaning Service, call (386) 423-9134 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ulrike Entwistle, owner of Heart Strings Breast Care and Women's Boutique, has received the Judges' Choice Award in the Florida Retail Federation's annual Retailer of the Year Award program.
Ms. Entwistle has owned and operated the business at 1117 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, for six years.
She is a breast cancer survivor and started the business to help women find fitted products they need after breast surgery.
She is a certified fitting consultant accredited by the American Board of Certified Orthotics and Prosthetics. She is also a Juzo-certified fitter for compression garments.
The Judges' Choice Awards are picked by a panel of judges from among the finalists for the Retailer of the Year Award.
Reunion Bank of Florida opening new Ormond Beach Branch
Reunion Bank of Florida is building a new branch office in Ormond Beach.
The branch is anticipated to open in the second quarter of 2013 at 775 W. Granada Blvd. and will be about 3,400 square feet with two drive-thru lanes along with a drive up ATM.
Reunion Bank of Florida, as of Sept. 30, 2012, reported total assets of $189 million with total loans of $131 million and total deposits of $168 million. The bank reported net income before tax of $1 million for the period ending Sept. 30.
Reunion Bank of Florida is based in Tavares with an office in Port Orange, and Loan Production Offices in Kissimmee, Orlando and St. Augustine.
For more information, call (352) 508-1030, or visit www.reunionbank.com.
Henin Homes shows big increase in home sales at Riviera Bella
Henin Homes, a division of the Henin Group, sold 29 luxury homes in 2012 at its community of Riviera Bella in DeBary.
Matt Boltz, vice president of Henin Homes, said the 29 sales were valued at $9.5 million compared with nine sales valued at $2.5 million in 2011.
Mr. Boltz said he projects 48 new home sales in 2013.
At present, there are 23 home sites available at Riviera Bella, which on the banks of the St. Johns River in DeBary.
Homes at Riviera Bella start in the mid-$200,000s.
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