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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Sep. 28, 2012 8 years ago

Biz Buzz 9.27


Becky’s Gifts and More reaches one-year anniversary 

After about 10 months in business, Becky Cook moved her store, Becky’s Gifts and More, from 1360 N. U.S. 1 down the road, to 407 N. U.S. 1, in the Melrose Plaza. It was a strategic move, she says, to be positioned somewhere more centralized, to get more traffic. She also added new inventory to the shop.

To accompany specialty items like candles on a rope, handbags that look like bras, armed services greeting cards and Chantilly Lane singing and dancing teddy bears, Cook recently brought in post-war collectible Lionel trains.

The gift shop will celebrate its one-year anniversary in Ormond Sept. 13.

Carrubba, ‘Dack Attack’ join Adams, Cameron & Co. Realtors

Adams, Cameron & Co. Realtors recently brought Ettore Carrubba and Amanda Dack on as its newest sales agents.

Carrubba has lived in the area for the past 20 years and enjoys surf fishing and football.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Dack is a lifetime local resident and has given herself the nickname of “Dack Attack” on her “New realtor on the block” Facebook fan page.

“Entering the real estate process can be daunting,” Dack says, “(but) as a new agent, I am eager to positively establish myself as a great resource in my community.”

Founded in 1963, Adams, Cameron & Co. has more than 200 total agents. Call 793-3886 or visit

Sandler, Piazza named new hospital directors

Florida Hospitals Oceanside and Memorial Medical Center have seen a few recent managerial shifts.

With almost 25 years of experience, Ormond Beach resident Amy Sandler has been made the new marketing director for both facilities.

Another Ormond Beach resident, Jill Piazza has been named the new Regional Director of Health and Performance.

“Healthcare has begun shifting its focus towards wellness and prevention, instead of waiting until people are battling chronic illness,” says Piazza, who has been with Florida Hospital for almost a decade. A physical therapist by training, she previously served as the Florida Hospital DeLand Director of Sports Medicine/Rehab/Wellness.

Florida Hospital Oceanside also hosted, Sept. 12, a Honey Market, to raise funds for the hospital’s Food and Nutrition Services department and to support local charities.

“Most of the honey sold in stores has been heated and pasteurized, which destroys many of the enzymes and beneficial compounds that make raw honey so nutritious,” said Shawn Noseworthy, nutrition director at the hospital.

Lawyers to hold 28th Pro Bono Awards: Oct. 4

The Volunteer Lawyers Project of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida will hold its 28th-annual Pro Bono Awards Oct. 4, at the Halifax River Yacht Club, in Daytona Beach.

A list of lawyers to be honored for donating 100-plus hours in the past year are listed as follows:

Tanner Andrews

Shimene Shepard-Ryan

Donnita Carroll Pritchar.

Those to be honored for their record number of hours and cases completed are as follows:

Susan Fagan

David Rodziewicz.

The attorneys who donated 25 or more hours of service are as follows:

William Akers

Cheryl Beece

Stephen Braun

Jung Choi

Dorothy Maier

D. Melissa Moore

George Trovato

Robert Wildridge

Monica Wilson

Arthur Zimmet.

A total of 43 others, who each gave up to 24 hours, will also be recognized.

Call 255-6573

Todd Patrick and Co. add McVeigh to staff

The newest stylist at Todd Patrick and Company hair salon, located at 145 W. Granada Blvd., is Casey McVeigh, a brand new Ormond resident. McVeigh moved to Ormond from Kentucky in August, specializes in coloring and has 14 years of salon experience.

Call 256-4821.

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