AdventHealth Daytona names new CFO

AdventHealth Daytona Beach has selected Cory Domayer to serve as chief financial officer.

He will oversee the overall financial operations of the 362-bed facility in Daytona Beach and will partner with the executive team to strengthen the financial and operational goals of the organization.

Mr. Domayer joined AdventHealth nearly 10 years ago and has 25 years of experience in accounting and finance.

Throughout his career with AdventHealth, he has served in a variety of roles, including vice president of financial operations for AdventHealth Daytona Beach and associate vice president of finance for AdventHealth DeLand. Most recently, Mr. Domayer served as chief financial officer for AdventHealth Palm Coast.

An Ormond Beach resident, he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Daytona knee brace maker gets $100,000 in funding

Daytona Beach-based tech startup GRD Biomechanics has closed $100,000 in new financing from the Orlando Opportunity Fund to launch its orthopedic recovery product, the Ascend knee brace.

The investment comes on the heels of GRD gaining Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approval of health insurance billing codes so patients can get coverage for the brace.

GRD just completed the buildout of a state-of-the-art production facility on Fentress Boulevard in Daytona Beach. Ascend is designed and built in the United States. Mike Geldart, GRD founder and CEO, invented the technology in his garage while a student at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, then launched the company through ERAU’s startup hanger and Starter Studio’s accelerator program.

New agent

Justina Jones has joined Ocean Properties and Management Inc. as a sales associate.

Ms. Jones has more than 20 years’ experience in marketing and sales. Her expertise in new home sales and graphic design has given her a unique skill set. Ms. Jones has been a resident of New Smyrna Beach for more than 30 years.

Ocean Properties and Management is at 3500 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach. For more information, call (386) 428-0975 ext. 305 or visit

Law Firm announces new service for families

The Law Firm of Debra G. Simms has a new service for Families in response to Covid-19.

The service is called the Simple Estate Plan. It focuses on the documents families and individuals need to protect and prepare for illness or incapacity. The documents include a power of attorney, healthcare directive, and living will. These documents are critical in protecting any minor children and ensuring your wishes are met during a period of illness, incapacity or even death.

For more information or a free consultation, call (386) 256-4882.

Business After Hours

Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will present a Business After Hours, hosted by Sugar Mill Country Club, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at 100 Clubhouse Circle, New Smyrna Beach.

Admission is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information or to register, visit

County Council names permanent county attorney

Interim County Attorney Mike Dyer has been selected to fill the position permanently.

He replaces Dan Eckert, who retired.

The Volusia County Council approved the move unanimously June 2. County staff will negotiate a contract with Mr. Dyer and give it to the council for final approval.

On his second stint with the county, he has been serving as interim county attorney since Jan. 9. He was an assistant county attorney from 2005 to 2012, and was general counsel for the Volusia County School Board from 2012 to 2019.

Mr. Dyer earned a law degree from Florida State University and started in private practice with a Daytona Beach law firm.

SCORE hosting webinars

Volusia/Flagler SCORE is hosting webinars.

The next webinar will be a 11a.m. Tuesday, June 16. The topic will be “How Female Founders Can Innovate and Disrupt the World of Business”.

“Protecting Your Business From Fraud” webinar will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18.

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

SCORE offers business mentoring

Get advice from SCORE mentors live from 2 to 5p.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.

Truist grants Food Brings Hope $40,000

Truist Financial Corp. has presented a $40,000 grant to Food Brings Hope to support its mission to eradicate hunger and homelessness among Volusia County youth and families.

Food Brings Hope has an established, effective and comprehensive program to successfully meet this goal. However, with the onset of Covid-19, the organization had to reconfigure and ramp up the program's assistance.

The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to Covid-19. Truist was created with the merger of BB&T and SunTrust.

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