ILatina Conexion After 5

Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host an ILatina Conexion After 5 at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, at Courtyard by Marriott, 308 N Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

There will be a guest speaker, food, snacks and cash bar. Admission is free.

For a reservation, visit or call (386) 218-4490.

Deltona hospital celebrates one-year anniversary

With an eye toward the future and an appreciation for the challenges of the past year, staff and leaders celebrated a successful first year for the Halifax Health UF Health Medical Center of Deltona.

“2020 was definitely different than what we planned for as we built Deltona’s hospital in West Volusia County,’’ said Jeff Feasel, president and CEO of Halifax Health, in a news release. “If given the choice, we would have liked to have avoided opening this state-of-the-art medical facility during the 21st century pandemic, but I am pleased to say our staff has met the challenge and performed admirably. The amount of care our team members have provided is truly impressive.’’

Mr. Feasel joined Dr. Margaret Crossman, Halifax Health chief medical officer, and Dr. Robert Feezor, cief of staff UF Health, in greeting team members with a small recognition ceremony Feb. 5. They also visited all of the departments at the medical center to share their thanks for their hard work during a trying year.

“In the first year, our emergency department saw over 12,000 patients, we performed almost 400 surgeries and admitted over 1,000 patients,’’ Dr. Feezor said. “All this is a testament to the superior partnership that UF Health and Halifax Health have created based on the needs of the community. I want to thank the community for trusting their care to our highly trained staff.”

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an AM Connection at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. C.R. Beall Blvd., DeBary.

Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members.

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

Daytona minority-owned businesses get $10,000 grants

Fiserv Inc., a provider of payments and financial services technology, has recognize two minority-owned businesses in Daytona Beach with $10,000 grants as part of its Back2Business program.

The grant recipients are Kale Café and Katherine’s Kreations.

Kale Café owners Omar and Camille Brown serve locally sourced organic vegan cuisine inspired by their mothers and grandmothers.

Katherine’s Kreations owner Katherine McCladdie makes customers’ dreams come true with spectacular floral and event designs for weddings, birthday parties and baby showers as well as receptions and galas.

The grants were presented Feb. 12 by Fiserv executives Jim Kelly and Shane Caldwell, joined by Ross Chastain, driver of the Chip Ganassi Racing No. 42 Clover Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE.

Storage facility acquired

Port Orange-based All Aboard Storage bought family-owned Taylor Storage Dec. 21 at 1350 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.

The storage facility has 67,502 square feet of rentable space with 514 storage units and 99 outdoor parking spaces for lease on about 4.2 acres of property.

The purchase price was $8.625 million, according to Volusia County Clerk of Court records.

This is the 23rd location for All Aboard Storage. Of the 23 locations, 19 are locally owned by Andy Clark and his family. Four locations are managed by All Aboard Storage for other owners across Central Florida.

All Aboard is seeking permits to build its 24th facility on Taylor Road in Port Orange as well as expanding the self storage at Masonova Plaza in Daytona Beach.

Hometown News agent named top ambassador

Melissa Raynor, a Hometown News multi- media account executive, was named the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce Ambassador of the Month in December.

For more information on the chamber at 115 Canal St. in New Smyrna Beach, call (386) 428-2449 or visit

Human resources group presents seminar

Volusia/Flagler Society for Human Resource Management will present “Out of Sight, Yet Still Virtually Productive”

to help effectively manage employee performance during Covid-19 at noon Thursday, Feb. 25, via Zoom.

Guest speaker will be Joshua Sky of Sky's the Limit Consulting Inc.

This is a continuation of the Lunch & Learn Zoom Meetings initiated in 2020 to help members continue to earn HRCI and SHRM credits despite the lack of in-person accreditation opportunities.

For a reservation, email For more information, visit

SCORE hosting webinars

Volusia/Flagler SCORE is hosting webinars.

The next webinar will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. The topic will be “Shoestring Solutions to Common Startup Issues.”

At 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, there will be a webinar on “Expand to New Markets with Small Business International Shipping.”

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

Business expo

Port Orange-South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Riverside Pavilion, 3431 S Ridgewood Ave, Port Orange .

Table registration is now available. To register, visit

Management group hosts HOA & COA certification

Southern States Management Group and other industry experts will host a free education conference in April at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

SSMG dedicated a single day each for condominiums and homeowners associations to assure adequate space for social distancing and to allow those presenting to more keenly focus their content on either a condominium or HOA audience.

HOA will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. COA will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 29.

The conference is designed to equip new and seasoned board members with the tools needed for a successful year serving in a leadership position in communal living environments. Board members will obtain their required board certification, learn from industry experts and visit with exhibitors who have been specifically selected to attend.

Registration is required at

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