Chamber to host grand opening
A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce office will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at 123 N. Industrial Drive, Suite C, Orange City.
Congressman John Mica and other community leaders are expected to attend.
Light refreshments will be served.
Entrepreneur training program starting
The Center for Business Excellence's Communications Manager Lou Paris has taken on additional responsibilities as business development and communications manager and launching a new entrepreneur training program, Startup Quest, in April.
Startup Quest's mission is to empower and train educated, underemployed and unemployed individuals in the skills needed to become entrepreneurs. It will help them understand commercialization of technology from the university system and federal labs, and to understand business owners' challenges and needs in a startup environment.
Startup Quest will culminate in a competition in which teams of these individuals will be allotted 10 minutes to present their business plans to a panel of investors/judges.
"Startup Quest's success will depend heavily on business and economic development partnerships, which we are currently cultivating," Mr. Paris said.
Startup Quest is made possible through a multi-regional workforce board/University of Florida partnership grant funded by the U.S. Dept. of Labor. For more information, call (386) 323-7088 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has appointed Joe Perez as Government Affairs Director.
Mr. Perez, a veteran government affairs advocate, will work to ensure passage of the chamber's legislative agenda, and identify and monitor issues on the local, state and national level.
Care center celebrating anniversary
Majestic Oaks Continuing Care Complex at John Knox Village of Central Florida is celebrating 10 years of providing rehabilitation, memory care and skilled nursing care in Orange City. More than 5,400 Central Floridians have received care at Majestic Oaks in the last decade.
U.S. Rep. John Mica will join other local elected officials, chamber of commerce members, health care professionals, Majestic Oaks staff, and past and current residents to celebrate the anniversary from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the community.
John Knox Village residents have priority access to Majestic Oaks, but each year residents of Orange City and the surrounding communities are also able to utilize these services to help them recover from surgery, injuries and chronic illness issues through rehabilitation at the campus.