Chamber celebrates new dental office location

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, for Kilman Dental at its new office at 161 Colony Park Road in New Smyrna Beach.

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

AdventHealth hospitals excel in safety ratings

The six AdventHealth hospitals in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties all received an “A” safety rating in a national safety survey by the Leapfrog Group.

The hospitals are AdventHealth Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, DeLand, Fish Memorial and Waterman.

Also, AdventHealth Daytona Beach is the only facility in Florida to achieve 21 consecutive “A” safety grades, going back to 2012.

Twice a year, Leapfrog releases safety grades for more than 2,000 hospitals around the country. The grades take into account a variety of criteria, such as C-section rates, hand hygiene, ICU staffing and infection rates.

All of AdventHealth’s hospitals in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties also are now rated four-star or above for overall quality by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The national average is three stars.

For more information, visit

Realty relocates New Smyrna Beach office

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the opening of its relocated New Smyrna Beach office at 114 Canal St.

The company’s 2021 year-over-year sales volume in Central Florida increased more than 92% and the new location was selected to better serve the area’s valued customers.

Danny Williams serves as the managing broker of the New Smyrna Beach office, which can be reached at (386) 957-5652.

School system prepares for minimum wage increase

Volusia County School District, Volusia United Educators, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have signed memorandums of understanding to begin the required $15 an hour for school employees three months earlier than required by law.

This is a shared commitment of the district and both unions to prioritize wages for employees, a news release states.

Negotiations will continue to address the issue of compression and raises for the 2022-23 school year.

Chamber will celebrate opening of Pumphouse

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Pumphouse BBQ & Smokehouse, 124 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

For more information, call

Casey Epton Roush at (386) 677-3454.

Candidate meet and greet

The Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host a free meet-and-greet with local candidates at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at Riverside Pavilion, 3431 Ridgewood Avenue, Port Orange.

The primary election is Aug. 23.

SCORE hosting webinars

Volusia/Flagler SCORE will host a webinar from noon to 5.p.m. Saturday, June 24, on “Meet the winner!”

Other upcoming webinars are:

•“Building Your Business Plan,” 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 28

•“Social Selling – How Business is Done Today,” 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28

•“How to Leverage Your Personality to Sell More – Part 2 of 3,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 29

•“Creating Content that Connects,” 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, June 29

•“Franchises – An easier Way to Owning A Business,” 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 30

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

Real estate firm arranges sale of Hilltop Apartments

Cushman & Wakefield announced the commercial real estate services firm has arranged the sale of Hilltop Apartments at Daytona, a 128-unit apartment community located at 464 Brentwood Drive.

The sales price was about $12 million, according to Volusia County Clerk of Court records.

Mike Donaldson and Nick Meoli of Cushman & Wakefield represented both the seller and buyer in the transaction. The property was sold by Knickerbocker Asset Management and joint venture partner, Capstone Realty Group USA, and acquired by Disrupt Equity.

The property received more than $1.2 million in capital improvements by the seller.

Built in 1973, Hilltop Apartments at Daytona was 97% leased at the time of sale. The garden-style community features eight, two-story buildings spanning. Amenities include a recently renovated leasing office and laundry facility, swimming pool, and grilling stations.

Chamber hosts ribbon-cutting ceremonies

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, for the Paddle Pub at 450 Basin St. in Daytona Beach.

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

Also, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 30, for Palm Tree Tech Center, 2668 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Candidate forum

The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce will host a Florida Legislature Candidate Forum at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Museum of Arts & Sciences, 352 S. Nova Road, Daytona Beach.

The forum will feature active candidates for districts representing Volusia County. Free for chamber members, the cost is $10 for non-members.

For sponsorship or more information, contact Shawn Richmond, advocacy director, at (386) 255-7174 or

Nokia supporting Wire 3 service rollout

Finland-based Nokia has announced a (fiber to the home) deal with all-fiber service provider Wire 3.

The Florida-based operator is rolling out a 10gb/second network along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. including the cities of Edgewater and New Smyrna Beach.

Wire 3 is growing its network from Jacksonville to Miami with planned deployments in Volusia, Brevard, Indian River and St. Lucie counties. The deal includes fiber access nodes for the central office, fiber modems for customer homes, service routers, Wi-Fi gateways and Nokia’s Altiplano broadband network controller.

Splash into Summer

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Splash into Summer at Rivington from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at 660 Kimber Lane, DeBary.

There will be a poolside picnic at the new amenity pavilion and outdoor pool, and a tour of model homes.

For more information, visit

Cafe con Leche Networking

The Volusia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host Cafe con Leche Networking at 8;30 a.m.

Friday, July 1, at The Center at Deltona, 1640 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Mix and mingle with other business owners while enjoying a free breakfast.

Learn about how Hispanos Media, a digital platform that highlights Hispanics and their contribution around the world.

For more information, visit

Inclusive DeLand Training Series

The MainStreet DeLand Association has partnered with JHD Diversity Consultants for an Inclusive DeLand Training series that is free with the City of DeLand and Volusia County as sponsors.

The final Monday workshop will be at 4:30 p.m. June 27 at the Dreka Theatre, 112 E. New York Ave., DeLand. The topic will be LGBTQIA Safe Zone Training.

To register, visit For more information, email

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce AM Connection will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, in the Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

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

Immediately following the AM Connection, the chamber will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28, at Lohman Funeral Homes Cemeteries & Cremation, 1681 Providence Blvd., Deltona.

For more information, visit or call (386) 218-0540.

Office Octane Networking

The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and Orange City Alliance host Office Octane Networking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays at the Dreka Theater, 112 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

Businesses of any size and type are invited to enjoy coffee and a 60-minute program designed to raise your business and contacts to the next level.

For more information, visit

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