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Volusia business notes
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Posted: 2012 Nov 30 - 05:00



Learn why websites are important in today's business world



SCORE will conduct a website workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach.

The topic will be "Does your business need a website?"

A professional website is a business imperative, but there are several options to consider. Should you do it yourself or consider having a professional build your website? What to look for when selecting a company and a website format. How to make your website standout among the rest.

How do you make a website customer friendly?

This workshop is for anyone looking to expand their marketing opportunities.

Registration is required. To register, visit www.score87.org.



Motorcycle rental business opens



Ted Kistner has opened EagleRider motorcycle rental business at 833 W. International Speedway Blvd. in Daytona Beach.

Mr. Kistner spent 33 years in the transportation industry in heavy haul trucking. He also owns a family entertainment center (go carts, arcade, mini golf) and an event sound and lighting company in Massachusetts. He has owned a motorcycle dealership for the past three years and has been an avid motorcyclist since he was a teenager.

The EagleRider motorcycle rental business inside his dealership was a corporate-owned location until Mr. Kistner took over ownership in October.



Real estate school opens in Port Orange



A Real Estate Academy has opened at 739 Dunlawton Ave. in Port Orange.

The school offers the pre-licensing course required by the Florida Real Estate Commission prior to taking the real estate sales exam as well as the sales post-licensing course.

The owner and instructor is Lisa Smith.

Ms. Smith has more than 20 years experience in the real estate business and remains active in sales, in addition to teaching at the school.

She previously taught for Bart Jones School of Real Estate and Climer School of Real Estate, giving many new agents their start in the business.

Pre-licensing students can choose weekday or weekend classes to fit their needs. A course schedule is available online at arealestateacademy.com.

For more information, call (386) 308-2732.



Pet groomer attends seminar



Cathy Sciortino, owner/groomer of Barkle N Shine Self-Serve Dog Wash and Grooming attended the National Dog Groomers Association of America 27th Annual "Fun in the Sun" dog groomers seminars.

Two of the seminars she attended to further enhance the quality of Barkle N Shine were, Dr. Michael Fleck, "Choices That Make or Brake Us." This helped identify ingredients that will either promote or harm a dogs skin and coat and told of how to enhance the groom. "Second, Sandra Day O'Conner, Creating a Canine Utopia," this seminar added more depth to Barkle N Shine's desire to provide a salon for dogs and their owners that would focus on pleasing smells, sights and positive energy.

Barkle N Shine is at 49 Yonge St., Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 677-4533.



Plaza hires new marketing director



The Plaza Resort & Spa has appointed Kerry Mitruska director of sales and marketing.

Mr. Mitruska has more than two decades of experience at companies like the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. and the Four Seasons. He began his hospitality career as the sales and conference services manger for the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo. Most recently, he headed up sales for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group for the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin, French West Indies, based in Naples.

He earned a bachelor's degree in hospitality management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I.

The Plaza, 600 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach, is managed by Boykin Management Group.



Women in business recognized



West Volusia Means Business presents its annual Salute to Women in Business luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Sandhill Golf & Country Club, 800 E. Euclid Ave., DeLand.

Tickets are $25 and reservations are required by Dec. 3. For more information or to make a reservation, visit delandchamber.com/womeninbusiness.



Florida Hospital physical therapist earns certification



Barbara Deering, a physical therapist at Florida Hospital DeLand, is now a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy.

Ms. Deering has more than 30 years of experience in physical therapy and has worked at Florida Hospital DeLand for three years. She is one of two physical therapists certified in Lymphedema management at the hospital.

Ms. Deering also is a Certified Kinesio Therapy Practitioner, certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise instructor and has completed continuing education in women's health for incontinence and pelvic pain. A DeLand resident, she provides lymphedema services, along with her other niche programs, at Florida Hospital DeLand's Victoria Medical Park at 151 Victoria Commons Blvd., Suite 107, DeLand.



Top real estate agents named



Weichert, Realtors-Hallmark Properties in New Smyrna Beach has named its top agents for October.

Helen Harvey was the office's top listing agent. Honors for top sales agent went to Judy Brown. Top number of closings and top closed volume were both awarded to JoAnne Steele.

Hallmark Properties is at 235 North Causeway. For more information, call (386) 427-2622 or visit weicherthallmark.com.



NAI Realvest negotiates sale of 10 Acre residential development site



NAI Realvest recently negotiated the sale of 10 acres designated for up to 60 single-family residential lots north of Turnbull Cove Drive in Turnbull Bay in New Smyrna Beach.

Chris Butera, investment associate at NAI Realvest, negotiated the transaction representing the seller, CharterBank of Carrollton, Ga.

The buyer NSB OSM Properties, based in Ormond Beach, paid $185,000 for the vacant land and was represented in the transaction by Herb Lubansky Realty.



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