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Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, Holly Hill Business News
Rating: 3.46 / 5 (24 votes)  
Posted: 2012 Oct 26 - 00:00

Realtor appreciation day planned

ICI Homes will host a Realtor Appreciation Day with an open golf tournament for all Florida licensed realtors in Volusia and Flagler counties, Friday Nov. 2, at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach.

Rosemary Messina, ICI Homes vice president of sales and marketing, said only Volusia and Flagler area Realtors can register for the golf tournament.

The golf play will get underway at 11 a.m. Massages are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and relaxing by the pool is welcomed all day.

To register, call (386) 437-4164.

It's Energy Awareness Month

Florida Power & Light is marking Energy Awareness Month by helping 1,000 small- and medium-sized businesses in Florida shape-up and BEE-healthy.

FPL's Business Energy Evaluation is a first step for a business to get "Energy Fit." FPL energy efficiency experts will meet with business customers and develop customized BEEs showing them ways to save even more - in most cases five percent or more on lighting and cooling costs.

The personalized, cost-saving recommendations are tailored to each business and will answer businesses energy use questions, including:

.Where do energy dollars go?

.How can energy bills be reduced?

The BEE is especially recommended when a business is planning improvements, expansions, or building new facilities. Businesses that want to be part of the buzz can schedule their own BEE at www.FPL.com/BEE.

Ocean Center secures five-year contract for Florida Federation of Colorguards

The Ocean Center will host the Florida Federation of Colorguards Circuit Championships for the next five years, through 2017. In 2013, the championships will be April 5-7.

The championships were at the Ocean Center for the first time March 30-April 1 of this year. The event brought 3,000 competitors and spectators to the Daytona Beach area.

The federation offers a competitive outlet during the winter months for color guard, indoor marching percussion and concert percussion units. The competitive season begins in January and culminates in April for the Circuit Championships.

For more information, visit www.ffcc.org.

Learn how to successfully start your own business

SCORE will conduct a workshop on how to successfully start a business from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. in Bergengren Hall, Building 110, Room 112.

Parking is free. Registration is required.

For more information, call (386) 255-6889 or visit www.score.org,

Ormond Beach named

Florida Main Street Program of the Month

Secretary of State Ken Detzner recently named Ormond Beach Main Street as the Florida Main Street Program of the Month for October.

The selection for the award is based on the Ormond Beach program's involvement and active participation in the Florida Main Street Program.

Ormond Beach Main Street hosts events such as the Ormond Beach Celtic Festival and a weekly Farmer's Market to continue to make their community a place for entertainment, dining, shopping and other cultural activities.

The Florida Main Street Program designated Ormond Beach a Main Street Community in 1995. As a Florida Main Street Community, Ormond Beach has attracted 87 new businesses and 1,306 jobs, as well as investments totaling more than $71 million in 204 public and private construction projects.

To learn more about Ormond Beach Main Street, call (386) 492-2938 or e-mail julia@ormondmainstreet.com.

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