TopBuild hires general counsel

TopBuild Corp., a Daytona Beach-based installer and distributor of insulation and building material products has named Luis F. Machado as general counsel and corporate secretary.

Previously Mr. Machado served as vice president, general counsel and secretary for CTS Corp., a designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators and electronic components. He has also served in senior corporate legal positions at L Brands, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. and Diversey Inc. He began his practice at the Altheimer & Gray law firm in Chicago.

Mr. Machado graduated from the University of Michigan and earned a juris doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago.

Epic Flight Academy expands fleet

Epic Flight Academy took ownership of two new Cessna 172 Skyhawks last week directly from the Cessna factory in Kansas.

Also, Epic signed six new partnership agreements with potential employers to benefit graduates of its aircraft mechanic program. Aerotek, American Aero Services, Ascent Aviation Services, Baker Aviation, Southern Airways Express and STS Aviation Group have all signed letters of agreement to offer interview opportunities to Epic graduates.

Epic customizes its aircraft with its unique logo and N number, or tail number, which always begins with “EP.” The fleet’s tails are a recognizable bright red, so the tails on the new planes will be painted.

Local roofing company honored with safety award

R/J Group Inc. earned the 2019 FRSA-Self Insurers Fund Outstanding Safety Award for the Central Florida District.

FRSA-Self Insurers Fund provides worker’s compensation insurance to the Florida roofing, sheet metal and air conditioning industries. It recognizes companies that encourage a high standard of business ethics and safety.

Open house

Majestic Gardens Assisted Living Facility will host an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, at 3130 Opportunity Court, South Daytona.

Majestic Gardens is a free- standing, one-story building with about 10,000 square feet and 16 single suites for residents.

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an AM Connection at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N.C.R. Beall Blvd., DeBary.

Free for members, the cost is $10 for non-members.

For a reservation or more information, visit or call (386) 218-0540.

Volunteers needed for PPE assembly

Volunteers are needed to help the Volusia County Chamber Alliance assemble Personal Protective Equipment bags from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

Three time slots are available 8:30 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information email Casey Epton Roush at

Learn how to do business with Volusia County

Volusia County’s Purchasing and Contracts Division will hold two webinars for vendors who want to learn how to do business with the county.

The webinars will be presented on GoToWebinar from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

County employees will demonstrate how to register as a vendor; explain how to submit bids, proposals and quotes; and discuss state and local ordinances relevant to working with the county. They also will explain the information channels available to vendors and answer questions.

To register for Aug. 26, visit To register for Aug. 27, visit Registrants will receive a confirmation email explaining how to join the webinar.

For more information, call (386) 736-5935, ext. 12490.

SCORE hosting webinars

Volusia/Flagler SCORE is hosting webinars.

The next webinar will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. The topic will be “Effective Online Marketing – 5 Elements of Successful Marketing.”

To register, call (386) 255-6889 or visit

SCORE offers business mentoring

Get advice from SCORE mentors live from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in a real-time mentoring platform.

Chat with business mentors, get free resources and information from popular companies, and participate in online peer support discussions. Brought to you by SCORE and Constant Contact.

To register, call (386) 255-6889 or visit

County offers grants for businesses

Qualifying businesses with a physical, brick-and-mortar location in a commercial or industrial space in Volusia County may be eligible to receive a one-time reopening grant of $3,000 for businesses that have 25 employees or less or $5,000 for businesses that have between 26 and 50 employees to help them recover from the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Qualifying home-based businesses in Volusia County may be eligible to receive a one-time grant of $1,500 for businesses that have up to 50 employees to help them recover from the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and relaunch their Volusia County business.

To apply, visit

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