Orlando's M Bar owners buy Woolworth building

An Orlando bar owner has acquired the Woolworth building at 200 S. Beach St. in Daytona Beach, according to local Realtors Ron Frederick and Buddy Budiansky, who represented the sellers.

Beach St. Market, which bought the building in January 2016 for $795,000 sold it to M Lounge 2 RE LLC for $1.25 million.

The M Lounge is a restaurant, rooftop bar and offices at 2000 Orange Ave., Orlando. A historic building, similar to the Woolworth building, it has a classic car theme in its downstairs bar/ restaurant.

The new owners will renovate the Woolworth building from top to bottom for the second location of the M Lounge.

NASCAR makes key sales promotions

NASCAR announced several leadership promotions Nov. 26 across its sales and partnership marketing operations.

Frank Kelleher has been promoted to senior vice president and chief sales officer. Michelle Byron and Jeff Wohlschlaeger have been promoted to vice president, partnership marketing.

Mr. Kelleher will oversee a team responsible for business strategy and revenue generation across the sanctioning body and its 14 motorsports entertainment facilities. He is a 16-year veteran with International Speedway Corp., which was acquired by NASCAR.

Ms. Byron and Mr. Wohlschlaeger will oversee a team responsible for managing and delivering value to the wide-ranging number of brands invested across the sanctioning body and its track facilities. Ms. Byron has been with NASCAR for nearly 20 years and Mr. Wohlschlaeger has more than 25 years of sports industry experience with the Chicago Bulls and NASCAR. She will be based in Charlotte, N.C., and he will be based in Daytona Beach.

Family Medicine physician joins hospital chain

Family medicine physician Dr. Angelic Alvarez has joined AdventHealth Medical Group.

Dr. Alvarez provides routine wellness visits, annual physicals and women’s health exams. She also focuses on preventive medicine, geriatric care and manages acute and chronic conditions. Her specialty services include minor musculoskeletal injections, minor dermatological procedures and contraceptive therapy.

A graduate of Seabreeze High School, she earned a medical degree from Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. She completed her residency at Yuma Regional Medical Center in Arizona and her fellowship at the University of Arizona in Phoenix.

She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Her practice accepts new patients and most insurance plans. Her office is at 1050 West Granada Blvd., Suite 2A, Ormond Beach, and she can be reached at (386) 231-3050.

Bluegreen Vacations to sponsor Duels

Bluegreen Vacations Corp., a vacation ownership company with properties in the Daytona Beach area, will be the title sponsor for the 150-mile qualifying races for the Daytona 500, part of Speed Weeks presented By AdventHealth.

The races will be known as the Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona and are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 13.

Business After Hours

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a December Business After Hours Holiday Party and Toy Drive from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at Marina Grande on the Halifax, 235 Riverside Drive, Holly Hill.

The chamber is supporting the Early Learning Coalition’s annual Holiday Toy Drive. Toys will benefit children in need from birth to 16 years old and may be dropped off at the Chamber Office, 165 W. Granada Blvd., or at the Business After Hours.

For more information, call (386) 677-3454.

Construction group volunteers for Habitat

Members of the Volusia Building Industry Association volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Volusia County Nov. 23 to help build a home for a family in need.

About 10 volunteers from the VBIA and volunteers from Habitat for Humanity helped put up drywall over the course of the day.

Those interested in joining the VBIA and the volunteer opportunities they provide can call (386) 226-1414 for more information.

Lending industry veteran joins Ocean Properties

Ocean Properties & Management Inc. has added Salvina "Sally" Williamson to its sales team at 3500 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach..

Ms. Willliamson was the founding partner of Phoenix Funding of Fort Myers and has more than 20 years in the residential and commercial lending industry where she represented large builders and client's in a wide array of mortgage and real estate transactions.

Her expertise includes strategic planning, transaction management and financing.

Ms. Williamson has been active in volunteering with Ronald McDonald House and Harbor House for abused women and children.

For more information, call (386) 428-0975.

Visit Florida gives visitors bureau Flagler Award

The New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau won its first-ever Flagler Award, presented at Visit Florida's 2019 Florida Tourism Forum Nov. 18-20 in Panama City Beach.

The bureau was honored in the Sustainable Tourism Marketing category for its “Tourism Touches You” PSA campaign, which focused on the positive effects of tourism on the New Smyrna Beach area. By using imagery of local mangroves, oysters, and more, the campaign’s materials highlight some of the area’s most treasured and beautiful resources. Tourism-specific data is also included to affirm the industry’s positive impacts on the local economy.

In addition to winning a Flagler Award, Debbie Meihls, the bureau's executive director, moderated a panel on “Destination Marketing Organizations and Sustainability Goals” during the forum.

The Flagler Awards is an annual statewide competition honoring Florida tourism marketing. Each year the Flagler Awards recognize the efforts of those who use their skill, resourcefulness, creativity and innovative spirit to market Florida to the world.

Boat transport expands

Celebrating 65 years in business, Joule Yacht Transport Inc. has expanded by opening a new terminal in Edgewater, the firm announced Nov. 18.

The new terminal is close to Interstate 95 and is available as a secure drop-yard and has ample parking for tractor trailers. The property is fenced, lit and monitored with security cameras. Entry is provided through an electronic gate with individual security codes.

Joule has its own fleet of trucks and trailers and works with owner-operators hauling boats throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company also offers hauling services for transporting vessels on their own trailers.

“Even though our company has been around for a long time, we still have to pay attention to what the market wants, so we have added another terminal to serve our customers better,” Matt Jensen, operations manager and grandson of founders Dick and Barbara Joule, said in a statement.

The new facility is managed by Shane Metts, a former Boston Whaler employee with more than 25 years of experience in shipping and loading boats.

Morning Mix and Mingle

Jones Homes USA will host the Port Orange-South Daytona Morning Mix and Mingle from 8 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at 5401 Estero Loop, Port Orange.

The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, call (386) 761-1601.

Chamber celebrates opening of document service

The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host a grand opening for Paper Pushers Inc. from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 22430 S. Atlantic Ave., Suite C, Daytona Beach Shores.

Paper Pushers provides licensed real estate transaction coordination, health licensing and credentialing services, social media management, virtual assistant services, notary public and legal document preparation.

During the open house, there will be food, drinks, raffles, an ugly sweater contest and prizes.

For a reservation, email info@mypaperpushers.com or call (407) 534-7772.

Business After Hours

CountrySide Lakes, a Shepherd Senior Living Community, will host the Port Orange-South Daytona Business After Hours, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, at 941 Village Trail, Port Orange.

The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, call (386) 761-1601.

Springview Woods final phases going vertical

With the first two phases of D.R. Horton homes sold out sooner than projected, Henin Group’s Springview Woods in DeBary has accelerated and completed all infrastructure of Phases 3 and 4 for another 97 home sites.

The city has given final plat approval for Phase 3 of Springview and vertical construction will immediately get underway there, according to Jerome Henin, president of Henin Group.

The 64-acre community, which opened in 2018, features one and two-story single-family homes in six distinct floor plans offered by D.R. Horton.

There will be 195 homes in all four phases of Springview Woods. Buildout is now projected to be in early 2021.

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