ISC names vice president of consumer sales

International Speedway Corp. has promoted Matthew Becherer from president of Homestead-Miami Speedway to ISC vice president of consumer sales.

Al Garcia, senior vice president of operations at Homestead-Miami, was promoted to replace Mr. Becherer.

John Saunders, ISC president, noted Mr. Becherer's work to elevate NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend.

Besides heading up the speedway since December 2009, for the past two years, he has led the enterprise consumer marketing team for ISC.

Mr. Becherer, who is moving into a newly created position at ISC, will report to Mr. Saunders. He also has worked at Richmond Raceway, Darlington Raceway and North Carolina Speedway.

Superwash Express launches fifth car wash

Superwash Express has opened a fifth location, this one at 1881 LPGA Blvd. in Daytona Beach.

The car wash opening will create about 60 jobs. The state-of-the-art facility is the company’s largest car wash and covers 4.5 acres.

The company also has locations in Port Orange, Ormond Beach, Mount Dora, Palm Coast and Daytona Beach.

The new car wash is open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (386) 274-2555 or visit

Volusia County plans vendor workshops

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

The workshops will be in the first-floor training rooms of the Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLand, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10; and 9 a.m. Thursday, July 11.

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

Funds available to farmers for water projects

The St. Johns River Water Management District is accepting applications through Aug. 16 from farmers interested in participating in cost-share funding for agricultural projects that promote water conservation and improve water quality in area waterways.

The district's Agricultural Cost-Share Program assists farmers, ranchers and growers by providing up to 75 percent of cooperative funding, not to exceed $250,000.

A list of eligible projects and equipment can be found at, along with details about the application, review and selection process.

Lynn Miles earns professional re-certification

Lynn Miles, sales manager of the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, has earned Certified Meetings Professional re-certification from the Events Industry Council.

Ms. Miles, who has been with the CVB for 10 years, joins 12,000 professionals worldwide who have met high standards of proficiency in meetings management demonstrated by substantial professional experience and successful examination performance.

Magazine names Halifax Health a top place to work in IT

IDG’s Computerworld announced June 17 Halifax Health as a 2019 Best Places to Work in IT honoree, one of 100 top organizations recognized for challenging their information technology staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.

This is the fifth consecutive year Halifax Health has been featured on this list.

Physical therapist joins Ormond Beach practice

Brian Hill has joined Elite Physical Therapy as a physical therapist.

Mr. Hill has a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, master's degree in sports administration from Northwestern State University and a bachelor's from Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he also played football for the Bulldogs.

He is a Certified Manual Therapist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. Previously he was a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Memphis, Tulane University and Northwestern State.

The practice is in Suite 2 at 410 S Nova Road, Ormond Beach. For more information, call (386) 675-6114.

Vintage shop opens

Smiley Things in Ormond Beach is now open at 338 Parque Drive, Suite D.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Smiley Things sells new and used items, including vintage items and collectibles.

Business after hours

Ormond Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Fresh Guacamole Tequila & Bar, 1930 W Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

The cost is $10 for members who pre-register online, $15 for members at the door and $25 for non-members. To register or for more information, call (386) 677-3454 or visit

Ormond chamber hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Ormond Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Ocean Art Gallery, 197 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

For more information, call (386) 677-3454 or visit

Management group will host education forum

Southern States Management Group Inc. and Wright & Casey will host a third quarter “Seasonal Education Forum” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at LPGA International, 1000 Champions Drive in Daytona Beach.

The free round-table forum will give board members and parties related to community association management an opportunity to discuss hot topics and trends.

Two board members from each community are invited. Seating is limited; for a reservation, visit

Physician's assistant joins Halifax OB/GYN

Dr. Pamela Carbiener, practice partner at Halifax OB/GYN, has announced her daughter-in-law, Margo Ramsay-Carbiener, has joined the practice as a physician assistant.

Ms. Ramsay-Carbiener graduated from Mainland High School and attended the University of Central Florida for her undergraduate studies. She earned a master's degree in physician assistant studies from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville.

Halifax OB/GYN is Suite 160 at 1890 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Hospital foundation adds board members

AdventHealth New Smyrna Beach has named two new members to serve on the board of directors for its foundation: Michelle Gatrell and Bryan Tudeen.

Ms. Gatrell is the owner of Mermaid Media Solutions, an internet marketing service in New Smyrna Beach.

Mr. Tudeen is a financial adviser at Edwards Jones. A New Smyrna Beach resident, he belongs to the Kiwanis Foundation of Southeast Volusia.

Entrepreneurs meet

Entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Southeast Volusia area may attend the July meeting of the Second Wednesday Club at 5:30 p.m. July 10 at the Half Wall Restaurant & Brewery, State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach.

The speaker will Carol Dunning of Uforia.

For more information, call (386) 402-0071.

Chamber hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the DeJesus Law Group at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the chamber office at 115 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

For more information, call (386) 428-2449.

Business After Hours

The Southeast Volusia Chamber will present a Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, hosted by Fusion 420 at 364 Flagler Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members. For a reservation, call (386) 428-2449 or visit

Baseball with the chamber

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will immerse itself in baseball Thursday, July 18.

First, a general membership meeting will be at noon at Smyrna Yacht Club, 1201 S. Riverside Drive, New Smyrna Beach.

The guest speaker will be Daytona Tortugas President Ryan Keur.

The cost is $25 for members or $35 for non-members.

Night at the Ballpark will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, 110 E. Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.

The meet and mingle will start at 5:30 p.m. The first pitch between the Tortugas and the Jupiter Hammerheads will be at 7:05 p.m.

The night includes discounted general admission tickets, discounted meal vouchers for hot dog or pizza,

chips and small drink and $1 beer and soda specials throughout the game.

Tickets are $5 and must be reserved in advance by July 15.

For more information or tickets for either event, call (386) 428-2449 or visit

Morning networking

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will have a Morning Mix & Mingle from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Monterey Grill, 1665 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange.

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

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

A great place to work

Great Place to Work Institute has honored Principal Senior Living Group and the Benton House communities with certification as a Great Place to Work.

The certification process considered more than 500 employee surveys from across the Benton House locations, including the new community in Port Orange.

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an AM Connection at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. C.R. Beall Blvd., DeBary.

The guest speaker will be Rocco Kalas with The Palace Media.

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

For a reservation or more information, visit or call (386) 490-4606.

Hospital names director of organizational development

AdventHealth DeLand has selected Tracey Mastrapa to serve as the organizational development and culture director.

Ms. Mastrapa will work with human resources, patient experience, administration and other key departments to enrich the culture of AdventHealth. She will be responsible for enhancing employee growth and development opportunities with a focus on leadership.

She has more than 20 years of experience in people development at AdventHealth, most recently in its physician enterprise communication and operations in the Orlando area.

An Apopka resident, she earned a bachelor's degree in education and psychology from Southern Adventist University and a master's degree in education from the University of Central Florida.

Hospital CEO joins chamber board

Robert Deininger, president and CEO of AdventHealth Fish Memorial, has joined the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors in Orange City.

Mr. Deininger has served at AdventHealth since 2008 in various roles. He earned a bachelor's degree in technology and master's degree in business administration from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich., and is a trained Six Sigma Black Belt.

Meet the Manager

Launch Federal Credit Union will host a Meet the Manager Friday, July 5, for Adria Symons, the new manager of its office at 2277 Veterans Memorial Highway in Orange City.

Ms. Symons previously was with Navy Federal Credit Union and was a general manager of a Chili’s in Yukon, Okla. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wichita State University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Central Florida.

Area chamber hosts monthly events

The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and the Orange City Alliance have several regularly scheduled events.

The discussion group Fuel meets at 7:30 a.m. Mondays at Boston Coffee, 109 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

Let’s Do Lunch networking meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at The Cloister's of DeLand, 400 E. Howry Ave.

For more information, call (386) 734-4331 or visit

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