Bartender wins challenge
Michele Ralston of Port Orange won the first-ever Red Robin Bar Challenge at the brand's Leadership Summit recently.
For this challenge, team members competed on a regional level, and the best of the best went head-to-head to see who could craft the most creative, crave-worthy cocktail.
Team members themselves voted to determine the winner and Ms. Ralston took home top honors for her Laughing Hyena -- a mix of Patron Silver Tequila, Cointreau, Prickly Pear, lemonade and fresh squeezed lime juice. Ms. Ralston won $1,000 for her winning drink recipe, which also will be placed on the Red Robin menu.
Chamber offers power lunch
The Port Orange Soutch Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host a Soup to Nuts Power Lunch at noon Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.
The topic is "Trample the Terror Barrier: Simple Strategies for Overcoming Your Fears." The speaker is Angie Flynn of Deb Cheslow Consulting.
The cost is free for members; others, $10. For information or reservations, call (386) 761-1601 or e-mail email@example.com.
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank named broker for Intracoastal development
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank has been named exclusive broker in the sale of a 6.2-acre commercial site on the Halifax River in South Daytona.
Mark Eilers, managing director, said the riverfront site could be used for a condominium, hotel or mixed-use development. Impact fees for development are discounted 75 percent for the next two years.
The site offers 603 feet of Halifax River frontage and PUD zoning that allows development of 372 units, or 60 units per acre. The site's Mixed Use 1 designation in the City of South Daytona permits residential, commercial, office, lodging or public uses.
Mr. Eilers and Associate Jason Archer of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank are leading the marketing assignment for the property.
DiNardo Property Management and Real Estate adds new staff
Mark Vaughn is the DiNardo Property Management and Real Estate's new property manager and real estate data wizard.
In addition to managing long-term rentals, he will oversee the digital marketing efforts.
Rochelle Stemmer, inspection supervisor, has more than 20 years' experience in property management, most recently with two storage facilities in Central Florida. She was a director at The Daily Plan It in New Jersey and rented office space, conference rooms and a copy center to start up businesses. She also has experience in marketing and promotions.
Suzanne Grill is managing short term/vacation rental properties and has more than 25 years' experience in marketing, social media, public and community relations, data management and client/member services. She previously was with an online marketing firm and another real estate/property management company.
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