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Business notes - Port Orange
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Posted: 2013 Feb 15 - 06:01

SCORE offers seminar

Volusia/Flagler SCORE will hold a free seminar, "Providing Service Excellence" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Daytona Beach International Airport.

Providing outstanding service to customers; learn practical tools and techniques; and behavior that ensures value, goals and profitability.

Reservations are required; includes free parking. Register at www.score87.org or for more information call (386) 255-6889.

Realty office tops

Weichert, Realtors-Hallmark Properties has named its Port Orange location as Top Listings Office of the Month for December.

The office is at 4550 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite E, Port Orange.

For more information, call (386) 322-0498 or visit weicherthallmark.com.

Weichert, Realtors-Hallmark Properties also has offices in New Smyrna Beach and Ormond Beach.

Local front desk supervisor receives two awards in one week

Lauren Harris Keeler is the recipient of one of 2012's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriots Award.

Ms. Keeler, 25, and the front desk supervisor at the Country Inn & Suites in Port Orange, was nominated by her employee Oscar Acevedo, 22, who is actively serving in the Air Force Air National Guard 125th Fighter Wing.

The Patriot Award is the first in a progressive series of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve awards for outstanding employer support.

Ms. Keeler recently placed in the top 20 of employees of the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and received a Golden Crystal Pineapple Award.

She is a single mother of seven-year-old twin boys, Denim James Keeler and Gavin Lee Keeler.

"In honor of my deceased father who served in the Air Force prior to his death, I try to assist the military as much as I can," she said. "I support the Wounded Warriors and Operation Home Front when I can."

Denny's helping to raise funds for fallen officers

Florida area Denny's are hosting the second annual fundraising campaign for Tour de Force, a Miami-based organization that provides much-needed financial support of the families of fallen law enforcement officers.

Participating Denny's and law enforcement officers throughout the state have begun selling $5 kits containing Denny's coupon booklets representing the diner's support for the officers and their courageous service.

In 2012, five Florida officers were killed in the line of duty and through its Tour de Force campaign, Denny's hopes to raise more than $$75,000 for their families.

Denny's also will serve as the title sponsor of the 16th annual Tour de Force charity bike ride, a five day, 270-mile ride from North Miami Beach to Daytona Beach. Beginning April 14, about 500 participants will ride their bicycles up the coast, making periodic stops at cities along the route to help raise awareness for the cause and refuel with complimentary Denny's Fit Fare meals and refreshments.

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