Hospital earns five-star rating

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services star ratings, a nationally recognized check on hospital quality, has award five starts to AdventHealth Daytona Beach, the first time Daytona received the highest possible mark.

Only about 14% of the 4,500 hospitals that were eligible to be ranked received five stars. The ratings are based on data that measures safety, mortality, readmissions, patient experience, and the timeliness and effectiveness of care.

Chamber hosts opening of healing center

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, May 28, for Pink Lotus Healing/Therapeutics at in Suite 200 at 112 Orange Ave., Daytona Beach.

For more information, call (386) 255-0981 or visit

Daytona chamber names new consultant

Lori McMullin has been appointed marketing and business development consultant for the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. McMullin chairman of the Leadership Daytona Alumni Council. Accredited in Public Relations, she will begin her new job June 9.

For more information, call (386) 523-3680 or

Chamber hosts opening of wellness clinic

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bliss Wellness at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 3, in Suite 2 at 142 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

For more information, call (386) 677-3454.

Scholars named

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce has named its 2021 Rob Ridder Scholarships recipients.

Receiving one-time $1,000 scholarships are:

•Anderson Welch, Spruce Creek High School

•Brendan O’Quinn, Father Lopez Catholic High School

•Catherine Coleman, Seabreeze High School

•Ian Ball, Spruce Creek High School

•Jake Feigenbaum, Seabreeze High School

•Kiley Keller, Seabreeze High School

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.

Chamber hosts opening of event space

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 3, for the Mermaid and Her Fisherman, an events space at 106 N. Peninsula Ave., New Smyrna Beach.

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

Legislative update

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host a Breakfast Connection with State Sen. Tom Wright, R-New Smyrna Beach, and Tom Leek, R-Ormond Beach, at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3, at Riverside Pavilion, 3431 S. Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members.

For more information, call (386) 761-1601 or visit

Morning Mix & Mingle

The Port Orange-South-Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host a Morning Mix & Mingle sponsored by The Atlantic apartments from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, June 4, at 1401 Reed Canal Road, Port Orange.

There will be food, drinks, prizes and networking.

The cost is $5 members and $10 future members

Must be present to win prizes or drawings.

For more information, call (386) 761-1601 or visit

Credit union offers free shred events

Launch Credit Union will host a series of free Shred Days at various offices.

Members of Launch CU and non-members are invited to stop by and have their papers shredded for free, up to five boxes, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the following branches on select dates:

•Wednesday, June 2: 2290 S. Ridgewood Ave., South Daytona

•Wednesday, June 9: 2277 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Orange City

Shredding sensitive documents including old bills and other items can help with identity fraud.

This will be a drive-thru shred event. For safety reasons, everyone is asked to remain in their vehicles and a Launch representative will come to your vehicle.

For more information, visit or call (321) 455-9400.

SCORE hosting webinars

Volusia/Flagler SCORE is hosting a webinar at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 2.

The topic will be “Expand Your Business Reach with Social & Video with Leigh Brown.”

“Sell Online Using eBay” will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 2.

“Starting a Non-Profit” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 5.

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

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