Business After Hours

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce will present a Business After Hours at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, hosted by the Plaza Resort and Spa at 600 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach.

The cost is $10 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. Valet parking is $10 or free parking is available in the north lot on a first-come, first parked basis.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register or for information, call (386) 255-0981 or visit

Halifax Humane Society CEO accepts new position

Miguel Abi-hassan, the CEO of Halifax Humane Society since 2011, was selected to lead global disaster response efforts representing an international animal welfare organization.

HHS achieved many milestones through his tenure, including being presented with a Classy Award honoring the most innovative nonprofits nationwide.

The society has not yet named a new CEO.

Halifax Health adds two doctors for Primary Care

Halifax Health has added two board-certified family physicians to two of its Primary Care clinics.

Dr. Alisha Dessavre will be at Primary Care Daytona Beach in Suite 240 at 201 Clyde Morris Blvd.

Dr. Dessavre is a native of central Illinois. She earned a bachelor's degree in community and public health from Iowa State University and a master's degree in public health from the University of Illinois. She worked for the Illinois Department of Public Health as a health inspector before earning her medical degree from the University of Illinois. She completed her family medicine residency at Halifax Health.

For an appointment or more information, call (386) 425-4822 or visit

Dr. Irma E. Urrutia-Potter with be at Primary Care Ormond Beach in Suite 2A at 1688 W. Granada Blvd.

Dr. Urrutia-Potter, completed medical school at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City. She has post-doctorate training in cancer prevention and epidemiology from the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

She did her post-graduate residency training at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. She had a private practice in the Chicago for several years and was medical director for a non-profit organization there.

For an appointment or more information, call (386) 425- 4460 or visit

Heart Surgery program earns three-star rating

Halifax Health | UF Health Heart Surgery program has earned a three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its patient care and outcomes in aortic valve replacement combined with coronary artery bypass grafting.

The three-star rating, places the program among the elite for AVR+CABG surgery in the United States and Canada

For more information, visit

Bike shop awarded

The Hub Cycling was presented the 2021 Bicycle Retailer Excellence Award by the National Bicycle Dealers Association.

The association is a non-profit organization established in 1946 that promotes the interests of cycling and specialty bicycle retail.

Fewer than 200 shops qualified for the honor.

The Hub Cycling is in Suite 102 at 3661 S, Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

Chamber celebrates spa opening

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, for the Brazilian Wax Spa at 4959 S. Ridgewood Ave. in Port Orange.

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

Flight academy launches learn at home program

Epic Flight Academy has launched “Epic Anywhere,” a flight training program in which the instructor flies the training aircraft, a Cessna 172 Skyhawk, to a student’s airport of choice for two-week blocks of flight training.

The service is available in the lower 48. All instructors are FAA-certified and adhere to professional standards and safety protocols.

For more information, visit

Chamber celebrates jewelry shop opening

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for New Smyrna Jewelry at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at 399 Canal St., New Smyrna Beach.

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

Marco's Pizza opens

Marco’s Pizza is now open in DeLand at 955 S. Woodland Blvd.

The franchise is owned and operated by DeLand locals Samip Patel and Ashok Kumar.

For more information, visit or call (386) 490-9007.

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will present an AM Connection at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 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.

SCORE hosting webinars

Volusia/Flagler SCORE is hosting a webinar at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 20.

The topic will be “Determining Product Profit Potential and Target Market.”

“Lead with Speed: How to Get the Competitive Advantage Post Covid” will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21.

“Internet Marketing Series 4 of 5 – How to Blog for SEO” will meet from 5:30 to 7;30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21.

“How to Drive Sales, Adapt and Experiment present by Truist” will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22.

“Psychological Safety and Trust: The New Imperative at Work and at Home” will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.

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

CareerSource staffers awarded

Two workforce professionals from CareerSource Flagler Volusia were honored at the 2021 Workforce Development Professional Summit Sept. 12-15 in Orlando.

Richard Rademacher, CareerSource Flagler Volusia’s assessment lab coordinator, is being recognized as the area’s 2021 Workforce Champion. A native of Volusia, Mr. Rademacher has assisted close to 1,500 individual customers and provided more than 4,000 services.

Also recognized was Senior Multimedia Designer Valerie Uy, who was awarded the region’s Lighthouse Award. The Lighthouse Award honors workforce development’s unsung heroes, who work tirelessly behind the scenes to handle a broad range of responsibilities and changing priorities. Her greatest contribution was the introduction of online and interactive workshops.

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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