NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Meet Fulton Williams, the elected chair of the Bert Fish Medical Center Foundation, Inc.
"The Foundation provides philanthropic support for Bert Fish Medical Center by generating ongoing resources dedicated to improving the health of the community we serve," Bert Fish Medical Center spokesman Craig Bair said.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Like a gourmet meal, a Hard Rock hotel/cafe complex is going to be sandwiched between the World's Most Famous Beach and the super speedway with the high banks where they run the Great American Race.
Headline Surfer graphic / Here is a snapshot of Daytona Beach area MLS condo sales for March 2013, compared to the same month in 2012.
DAYTONA BEACH -- 99 condos were sold in the Daytona Beach area with an average sales price of $193,470 for the month of March, a marked increase over the same time a year ago, according to the Daytona Beach MLS.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Passenger traffic at Daytona Beach International Airport increased 1 percent in March compared with the same month last year, Volusia County officials said.
During March, the county-operated airport recorded 61,062 incoming and outgoing passengers. This compares to 60,406 travelers recorded in March 2012.
Rick Karl, the airport’s director, attributed the passenger traffic increase in March to higher airline passenger loads although slightly fewer seats were available last March. Delta Air Lines and U.S Airways reported 1,508 fewer seats offered this March compared to last year but passenger loads increased from 89 percent in March 2012 compared to 92 percent this March.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Dan Francati, the general manager of the Daytona Beach Kennel Club and Poker Room, was unanimously approved earlier Tuesday as the chairman.
Michael Kardos was named vice chairman and Steve Farley as secretary-treasurer. All three terms are a year apiece.
DELAND -- The West Volusia Advertising Aurthority has installed new officers on its board of directors. Bill O'Connor was named chair, Sharon Hughes was selected as vice chair and Doug Little as the treasurer. The appointments were made earlier in the day Wednesday.
Campaign encouraged by ICBA and Gateway, Intracoastal, Reunion and Surety
DAYTONA BEACH -- The Independent Community Bankers of America and the local community banks including Gateway, Intracoastal, Reunion and Surety, are kicking off ICBA Community Banking Month by encouraging small business owners and consumers to bank locally.
By doing so, customers will make a hometown investment they can be proud of because community banks put local deposits back to work right where it belongs-in the community.
Biz Profile: Mechanic Ron Starks provides 25-plus years of experience for Sanford-based Florida Service Center
Promoted in September by Wisconsin parent company Utility Equipment Leasing Corp.
SANFORD -- Meet Ron Starks, promoted last September by the Waukesha, Wisc.-based Utility Equipment Leasing Corp., as service mechanic at its Sanford Service Center, serving the Southeast states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi.
Starks was tasked with providing road service in addition to support at the Sanford Service Center. He has more than 25 years experience in aerial equipment service throughout the Southeast, the latter 10 years providing primarily road service.
DeBary woman claims nearly $300,000 with winning Fantasy 5 ticket
DAYTONA BEACH -- Noble Geathers has reason to smile. After all, it's not every day that a 19-year-old kid pockets half a million bucks. At least before taxes, any way.
The 2011 Daytona State College graduate claimed his $500,000 prize in the Gold Rush Tripler Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee earlier this week.