Beach Street building sold in Daytona Beach

Brad Gifford, an associate at NAI Realvest | Charles Wayne recently represented the owner, the Charles K. Slaughter Jr. Trust, of a riverfront retail property located at 160 S. Beach St. in Daytona Beach.

The buyer, Thoroughbred Classics, LLC paid $450,000 for the 6,708-square-foot, single-story retail building. The buyer was represented by Carl Lentz of SVN Alliance.

The property is leased to a physical therapist and a jewelry store.

Chamber Alliance to host Summer Series

The Volusia County Chamber Alliance will host a Summer Series Mega Power Hour, presented by Adams Cameron & Co., in July.

The three-part virtual summer series will feature keynote speakers on topics critical to business.

Glenn Shepard, national presenter and author, will present “Four Generations, One Goal” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14.

Dr. Jerry Parrish, Florida Chamber chief economist, will present “Understanding the New Economy” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21.

Shari Pash, national speaker on growth strategies, will present “Doing Business in a Virtual World” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28.

The cost is $25 per session or $60 for all. Sponsorships are available. Register at

AdventHealth creates new leadership position

AdventHealth has created a new leadership role and promoted Dr. Neil Finkler to serve as chief clinical officer for the Central Florida Division, which includes Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties.

As chief clinical officer, Dr. Finkler will lead clinical care across the seven-county region that includes nearly 6,000 physicians and advance practice providers.

He is board certified in obstetrics oncology and gynecologic oncology, has served in multiple leadership and teaching positions at AdventHealth, Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He also was principle investigator for all GYN Oncology Group clinical trials, a National Cancer Institute cooperative.

After completing his medical training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York (now renamed Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Dr. Finkler conducted his OB-GYN residency and fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Finkler joined AdventHealth Orlando in 1992 where he founded the gynecologic oncology program and fellowship program.

SCORE hosting webinars

Volusia/Flagler SCORE is hosting a webinar at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 20.

The topic will be “How to Increase Profitability – Part 2”

Other upcoming webinars are:

•“Submit Competitive Bids and Proposals for Government Contracts,” 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21.

•“Customer Retention,” 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22.

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

NASCAR partners with United Rentals

NASCAR and United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, announced a multiyear partnership that will designate it as the “Official Rental Equipment Partner of NASCAR” beginning in 2022.

The wide-ranging agreement will span across the sanctioning body and NASCAR-owned facilities.

The brand also will be the “Official Heavy Power Rental Equipment Company of NASCAR” and the “Official Port-O-Let Partner of NASCAR.”

Surgeon honored by system maker

Dr. Kelly L. Molpus of Halifax Health Center for Oncology recently completed his 1,500 surgery using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.

Dr. Molpus was presented with a crystal plaque to commemorate the milestone by Intuitive, the company behind the surgical system.

Dr. Molpus joined Halifax Health in 2005, and was instrumental in bringing the da Vinci® robotic surgical system to Halifax Health. The first surgery using the da Vinci was Jan. 12, 2007.

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

Human resource managers meet July 21

The Volusia/Flagler Society of Human Resource Managers will meet at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at LPGA International, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach.

The theme will be “Team Communication in Good Times and in Bad” with guest speaker Jennifer Roberts, owner of Back Porch Communications.

The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

For a reservation or information, call (386) 689-8503 or visit

Partners launch real estate brokerage

Jami Gallegos and Rick Durgin, along with Realtor partners Susan and Jamie Barkley have launched Lifestyle Realty Group.

It is affiliated with 1st Class Real Estate of Virginia Beach.

Lifestyle Realty Group agents keep 100% of their commissioners. The brokerage charges a flat rate fee for each transaction.

Lifestyle Realty is a full-service, agent-focused brokerage with local offices offering training and mentorship programs.

It is at 1095 N. U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach. Branch offices are expected in Daytona Beach Shores, Port Orange and Ormond beachside within the next year.

Lifestyle Realty has already added agents Felicia Caruso, Petra Masci, Teri Cornelius and Amaya Zubicaray Albury.

Ms. Caruso, who is on the board of the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors, and Ms. Masci are seasoned agents that were previously with Adams, Cameron & Co. Realtors. Ms. Cornelius was previously an agent with EXP who works with investors and homeowners. Ms. Albury is a third generation real estate agent and a Daytona Beach native.

Chamber celebrates insurance office opening

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon Wednesday Jul 21, for the new office of HIG Insurance at 2905 W. Indian River Blvd., Edgewater.

For more information, call (386) 428-2449 or visit

Christmas Eve in July

The Canal Street Merchants will present Christmas Eve in July from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 24.

A portion of Canal Street in New Smyrna Beach will close to allow 25 vendors to set up.

Stores and restaurants will be offering sales and discounts.

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an AM Connection at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, 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.

Hispanic chamber hosts Leadership Experience

The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host iLatina Leadership Experience from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown DeLand,

Speakers are:

•Jacquelyn Gloertz with the topic of visionary leaders

•Marty L. Ward with the topic of kiss procrastination goodbye and get consistent results

•Mona Lou Cherkaoui with the topic business beyond borders – how to maximize your results cross-culture

•Melissa Cecchine with the topic achieve a quantum leap now: 3 secrets to the bolder, braver and bring about positive change in your life.

The featured speaker will be Forbes Riley, a selling coach, award-winning TV host, author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and one of the world's leading health and wellness experts.

The cost is $79 per person for general admission and $249 per person for VIP option.

Register online at

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