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Posted: 2013 Mar 22 - 06:00

Consignment Boutique opens

Clever & Chic Consignment Boutique has opened at 815 Beville Road, Suite B, South Daytona.

Clever & Chic, owned by Patricia M. Johnson, is a new and pre-owned designer and top name brand clothing and accessories store for women at reasonable prices in sizes 0-3x. For more information, call (386) 760-7730.

Kevin Evans joins CenterState Bank as commercial lender

Kevin D. Evans has been named vice president of Commercial Lending at CenterState Bank.

Mr. Evans is responsible for assisting business clients and builders throughout Volusia and Brevard counties in obtaining the best commercial loan product to meet their individual financial needs.

During his 16-year tenure with Indian River County's former Indian River National Bank, Mr. Evans served as senior vice president/area executive, responsible for all aspects of commercial and retail banking.

Mr. Evans graduated from Albion College, Florida School of Banking and Oklahoma State Commercial Lending School.

CenterState Bank of Florida N.A., an independent Florida bank based in Winter Haven, is owned by a Davenport-based holding company, Centerstate Banks Inc. It has offices in Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach and Orange City. Mr. Evans may be contacted by calling (386) 689-8094.

OB/GYN physicians earn certification

Drs. Meetesh Desai, Linda Haddox and Ted Robertson of Volusia OB/GYN became certified by the American Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery.

They follow Dr. Cecille Tapia-Santiago, also of Volusia OB/GYN and medical director for the Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center BirthCare Center, who was the first physician in Volusia and Flagler counties to be AIMIS certified in August 2012. With Volusia OB/GYN now fully AIMIS certified, the practice's physicians are the area's only AIMIS-certified physicians in Volusia and Flagler counties.

Halifax Health names new manager of radiology

Scott Zdanis was recently named the new radiology manager at Halifax Health. Mr. Zdanis, who is originally from New Smyrna Beach, joins the Halifax Health team with more than 24 years of experience in radiology.

Mr. Zdanis studied radiology in depth while in the U.S. Army and later obtained a masters of business administration from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. Before joining Halifax Health, he was assistant director of imagining at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach.

William Paulin to Speak on Entrepreneurship and Business Development

William L. Paulin, founding principal of PaulinNeal, an interim business management consultancy, will speak on "Entrepreneurship and Business Development" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Lemerand Auditorium in the Willie Miller Instructional Center, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Mr. Paulin's speech is part of the President's Speaker Series at Embry-Riddle.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (386) 226-7285.

Raymond Knight chosen Employee of the Month

AlphaPros has named Raymond Knight employee of the month.

His experience includes four years active duty and five years reserve with the U.S. Navy where his skills included electronics and boiler technician.

Because he is flexible and willing to learn, the team player is always accruing skills and recently attended Carpet School sponsored by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.

AlphaPros is at

1230 U.S. 1, Suite 20, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 673-2928

Hospitality training and bartending school offers responsible vendor training

Hospitality Bartending School in Ormond Beach has trained bartenders and servers at four local establishments recently to become Florida Certified Responsible Vendors.

Hank Belden, owner of Hospitality Bartending School, launched the classes in compliance with the Florida law governing the sales of alcohol. He is a certified TIPS trainer, however he has designed a Florida Law Specific Certified Reliable Vendor Certification program that is superior. Mr. Belden has given the Florida Certified Responsible Vendor' training to the staffs at the Aku Tiki Inn, Mario's Restaurant, the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4435 and the Daytona Beach Regency.

The school is at 1132 West Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 673-6477 or visit bartendersplus.com.

Leslie's Pool Supplies opens Deltona store

Leslie's Swimming Pool Supplies has opened at 2135 Howland Blvd., Deltona.

To mark the event, the city conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 14.

Representatives from the Deltona City Commission, the City Economic Development Board and local Chambers of Commerce attended.

Leslie's is based in Phoenix, and has stores throughout central Florida.

This is the third location in Volusia County for the company.

For information, email jmayes@deltonafl.gov.

Chief Medical Officer named for Florida Hospital DeLand and Fish Memorial

Dr. Leighton B. Smith has been named chief medical officer for Florida Hospital DeLand and Florida Hospital Fish Memorial.

In this new role, Dr. Smith will work to continually strengthen the relationships between physicians, clinicians and non-clinicians.

Dr. Smith has more than 25 years of experience as a physician executive. Previously he was in Naples where he was the founder, owner and operator of Leighton Consulting Inc., a physician-management consulting firm, for 10 years. Also, he served as executive vice president and chief medical officer of a Chicago-area hospital for eight years.

Dr. Smith earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Florida Hospital DeLand earns chest pain center accreditation

Florida Hospital DeLand has earned Chest Pain Accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention from the Society of Chest Pain Centers , an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide.

As an accredited center, Florida Hospital DeLand's protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient care allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack and to better monitor patients when it is not clear if they are having a coronary event.

By becoming an accredited center, Florida Hospital DeLand has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of accreditation review specialists.

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