Joint Business After Hours

The Ormond Beach and Holly Hill Chambers of Commerce will host a joint Business After Hours from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Iron Horse Saloon, 1068 U.S. 1, Ormond Beach.

The cost is $10 for members who pre-register, $15 at the door, and $25 for non-members.

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Chamber hosting ribbon-cutting

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Bliss Wellness, 142 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

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Mars Inc. and NASCAR renew sponsorship

NASCAR and Mars Inc. announced a multi-year extension, continuing the iconic candy manufacturer’s long-standing partnership and designation as the “Official Chocolate of NASCAR.”

The renewed agreement ensures Mars’ various brands remain a race day staple for millions of fans and extends the relationship to more than 20 consecutive years of Official Partnership. No financial details were released.

Mars entered NASCAR as a team sponsor nearly 30 years ago is most notable for drive Kyle Busch's No. 18 M&Ms car.

Realtors throw pizza party for Boys and Girls Club

The Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network, along with DBAAR President Bill Navarra of Realty Pros Assured and Lynn Byrne, broker-owner of 1st Florida Realty, treated the Boys and Girls Club of Holly Hill to a pizza party Oct. 29.

The group of Realtors arrived with boxes of pizza, tubs of ice cream and reusable trick or treat bags filled with candy to surprise the children with an afternoon of food and fun.

Property manager reports anniversaries and hires

Southern States Management Group Inc., which has been serving Volusia and Flagler County communities for three decades, recently announced new hires and employee anniversaries.

Anniversaries include TJ Leach, community manager, 8 years; Troy Railsback, real estate broker/agent and community association manager, 12 years; Peggy Komishock, real estate agent and community association manager, 2 years; Carmen Jones, administrative assistant, 3 years.

New hires were Stephanie Hull, operations administrative support specialist; Coleen Washington, on-site office administration; and Lindsay Lombardi, community association manager and real estate agent.

Brooks Rehabilitation presents STAR Awards

Amy Kurth and Erica Ramos of Halifax Health|Brooks Rehabilitation were recently honored with the Celebrate the Star Award for going above and beyond in providing the highest quality medical care to patients.

Winners of the award are nominated by their peers for demonstrating the organization’s mission, vision and values.

Ms. Kurth, a DeLand resident, is the activities coordinator for Brooks Rehabilitation. An employee since 2016, Ms. Kurth began as a certified occupational therapy assistant. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Daytona State College.

Ms. Ramos, a Daytona Beach resident, is a registered nurse supervisor at Brooks. She began her nursing career in 2014 with Brooks as a certified nursing assistant and unit clerk. She has an associate degree in nursing from Concorde Career College in Jacksonville and is studying to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing from Chamberlain University.

AdventHealth earns 'Most wired' recognition

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has named AdventHealth a 2019 Most Wired award winner, which includes the AdventHealth operations in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties.

CHIME’s Most Wired program recognizes health care organizations that apply technology to clinical and business programs to improve healthcare in the community.

This is the seventh consecutive year AdventHealth has earned the Most Wired designation.

East Coast Bariatrics earns re-accreditation

East Coast Bariatrics at Halifax Health has again been granted full accreditation as a comprehensive bariatric center by the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.

Led by Drs. Joel Sebastien, director of bariatric surgery, and Lars Nelson, East Coast Bariatrics is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

Doctor joins Tomoka Eye Associates

Dr, Ron D. Norman has joined Tomoka Eye Associates’ team of medical providers.

Dr. Norman is a board certified Doctor of Optometry, specializing in primary eye care.

He grew up in Volusia County and graduated from Seabreeze High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree in vision science from Nova Southeastern.

He is a member of the American Academy at Optometry, the American Optometric Association and the Florida Optometric Association. Dr. Norman sees patients in Tomoka Eye Associates locations in Ormond Beach, Palm Coast and Port Orange.

Pool group inducts new board members

The East Central Chapter of the Florida Swimming Pool Association annual board of directors election was Oct. 8.

The newly-elected board for 2020 is: President, Roy Waldhauer, Waldhauer & Son, Palm Coast; Vice President Keith Quint, The Gorman Co., Ormond Beach; Treasurer, Holly Waldhauer, Mermaid Lagoons, Palm Coast; Immediate Past Present Larry Drumb, The Gorman Co., DeLand; and Members-at-Large Adam Beaty, Pool Captain Corp., Palm Coast; Kerry Tait, Insurance by Ken Brown, Orlando; and Rebecca Mitchum, Blue Ribbon Pools Store, New Smyrna Beach.

Next Gen Social at Outriggers

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a Next Gen Social at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Outriggers Tiki Bar & Grille, 200 Boatyard St., New Smyrna Beach.

Anyone in their 20s, 30s or 40s are invited to meet and network with other like-minded professionals.

Admission is free for chamber members and employees, and $5 for non-chamber members.

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

Biz Lunch at Edgewater

The Edgewater Biz Lunch will be at noon Tuesday, Nov. 12, at The Elks Club on West Park Avenue in Edgewater.

There is no cost to attend. The club serves food to buy.

This is an opportunity for Edgewater businesses officials and city officials to interact on a casual level and obtain information on ideas and events that may impact business practices. All Edgewater business people are invited to attend.

For more information, call (386) 451-3014 or email

Entrepreneurs meet

The Second Wednesday Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Half Wall Restaurant & Brewery, State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach.

The speaker will be Lou Paris, director of the Prince Entrepreneur Program at Stetson University in DeLand.

The Second Wednesday Club is a grassroots group with the goal to support entrepreneurs and small business owners in the Southeast Volusia area. The public is welcome.

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 Florida Blinds and More from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 509 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

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

Business After Hours

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will present a Business After Hours, hosted by Adams Cameron & Co. Realtors at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at 1100 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange.

There will be food, drinks, prizes and networking. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

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

Chamber honors West Volusia Businesses

Five businesses were honored Oct. 30 at the 2019 West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Celebration at Venue 142 in DeLand and presented by AdventHealth.

The chamber's Best in Business and the categories:

•Association/Non-Profit Business of the Year: iBuild Academy

•Small Business of the Year: Air Care of Central Florida

•Medium Business of the Year: Jacobs Air Conditioning

•Rising Star Business of the Year: Ace Hardware of DeBary

•Overall Business of the Year: Central Florida Home Pros

Career Fair at Children’s Home

Florida United Methodist Children’s Home will host a career fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 9, at 775 Jacob Brock Ave., Enterprise.

The home is hiring:

•Residential Care Positions: Couples or single house parents (house parents work one week on and have one week off). There are also full-time, part-time and shift work available.

•Child and family therapist

•Mental health therapist supervisor

•Preschool and Montessori teachers

•Worship coordinator

For more information, email Lynda Longson at

ConeXion After Five

The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host ConeXion After Five from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Fairwinds Credit Union, 2222 State Road 44, New Smyrna Beach.

For more information, call (386) 218-4490.

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an AM Connection at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. C.R. Beall Blvd., DeBary.

Brad Harris, acting economic development director for Volusia County, will talk about current economic development.

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

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

Area chamber hosts weekly 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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