Law firm opens in Ormond Beach

Ronald “Ron” Allan Hertel Jr. has recently launched a law firm, Hertel Legal PLLC, in Suite 201 at 140 S. Atlantic Ave., Ormond Beach.

Mr. Hertel graduated from Florida International University College of Law in 2006, launching his legal career in downtown Miami by litigating complex cases, such as cruise line dissolution, multi-million dollar probate/trust litigation and international shipping disputes. His areas of practice include appellate practice, civil litigation, civil trial, commercial litigation, immigration and nationality, litigation, trial advocacy, personal injury, and probate and trust.

Mr. Hertel is bilingual, speaking English and Spanish.

Hertel Legal is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. For more information, call (386)238-9899 or visit

Dollar General now open in Daytona Beach

Dollar General has opened at 811 N .Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The store offers household essentials and also features a curated assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables including lettuce, tomatoes, onions, apples, strawberries, potatoes, sweet potatoes, lemons, limes and salad mixes.

To commemorate the opening of the store, Dollar General plans to donate 100 new books to a nearby elementary school. Through a partnership with the Kellogg Co., the donation will be part of a planned donation of more than 100,000 books across the country to celebrate store openings.

Dollar General now has three stores in Daytona Beach. The store is expected to employ six to 10 people and is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day.

For more information, visit

Business After Hours

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce will present a Business After Hours reception at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, hosted by S.R. Perrott at 1280 N. U.S. 1 in Ormond Beach.

Admission is $10 for members and $35 for non-members. There will be networking, food, drinks and prizes.

To register or for more information, call (386) 255-0981 or visit

Economic Prosperity Hour

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host an Economic Prosperity Hour with Dr. Ronald “Scott” Fritz, Volusia County superintendent of schools, at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday June 16, at the Anderson-Price Memorial Building, 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach.

The cost, which includes breakfast, is $10 for members in advance or $15 at the door and $25 for non-members.

To register or for more information, call (386) 677-3454 or email

New Smyrna Beach and Edgewater Job Fair

The City of New Smyrna Beach is partnering with the City of Edgewater to host an indoor/outdoor job fair at Daytona State College's New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at 940 Tenth St., New Smyrna Beach.

For more information or to become a vendor, contact Irma Terry at (386) 314-4849 or Christopher Edwards at (386) 279-2497 in New Smyrna Beach and Samantha Bergeron at (386) 410-3578 in Edgewater.

Thompson Pump names new distributor

Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Co. of Port Orange, one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of heavy-duty portable diesel-powered pumps, has appointed Florida Pumping Solutions as regional sales, rental and service representative for Northeast Florida.

Based in St. Augustine, Florida Pumping Solutions is managed by Jay Friemark, who has more than 19 years of experience in the pumping industry.

For more information, visit

Human resources society meets June 16

The Volusia/Flagler Society for Human Resource Management presents “Ignite & Change Your Culture” from 7:45 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 16, at LPGA International, 1000 Champions Drive, Daytona Beach.

Kelly Merbler, Tony Moore and Chad Sorenson will lead a panel discussion about leadership, culture and retention.

Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for non-members.

For tickets, visit

SBA launches navigator pilot program

The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting applications for its new Community Navigator Pilot Program.

The initiative, established by the American Rescue Plan, will leverage a community navigator approach to reach the nation’s smallest businesses, with a focus on those owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals as well as women and veterans.

SBA will accept applications through July 12 and anticipates making award decisions by August.

For more information, visit

SCORE hosting webinars

Volusia/Flagler SCORE is hosting a webinar at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16.

The topic will be “Franchises – An Easier Way to Owning a Business.”

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

Chamber celebrates new member

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday June 15, at 406 S. Orange St. in New Smyrna Beach to celebrate Settle-Wilder Funeral Home joining the chamber.

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

Economic development finance seminar

The City of Edgewater will host a World of Economic Development Finance Seminar from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 16, at City Hall, 104 N. Riverside Drive.

The goal of the seminar is to attract more investment opportunities to the area from different financing tools and infrom businesses and investors of the resources.

The event is free and open to the public and will start with Volusia County Economic Development Director Helga Van Eckert, who will share the multiple financing tools available throughout the county.

There will also be other guest speakers sharing information on various federal and state funding opportunities.

For more informattion, email City Manager Tracey Barlow at

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an AM Connection at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 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.

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