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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Jul. 11, 2013 6 years ago

BIZ BUZZ: Caffeine Bistro under construction, now serving lunch

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Caffeine Bistro is going through changes; the chamber is looking for King of the Grill volunteers; real estate firms get hiring; and, an Avon lady wins a week-long trip to Hawaii.

BY THE OBSERVER STAFF

Caffeine Bistro: Pardon our dust

Caffeine Bistro & Wine Bar started as an art-inspired coffee shop. But after eight years, things have a habit of changing.

In addition to currently renovating the entire indoor portion of the restaurant (the newly roofed, outdoor tiki bar is open and unaffected by the indoor construction), Caffeine, at 49 W Granada Blvd., is now open seven days a week, and is now serving lunch. Happy hour is 3-7 p.m. daily and all day Monday.

Call 672-7277.

Chamber report: new members, drives and events

New members to the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce, as of June, are listed as follows

Agave Fresh Mex Inc.

American Services Termite & Pest Control

Ormond Lanes

The Plaza Ocean Club Hotel

Steve Harper Painting Inc.

The chamber is also hosting two marketing seminars, led by the Oliver Group, July 31 and Aug. 1 — and participants of the drive will have a chance to win a new TV. Participation in the two-hour drive requires submission of a list of friends and business associates who might benefit from a chamber membership. Call 677-3454.

The chamber’s second-annual King of the Grill competition is coming up at the end of next month, as well, and 75 volunteers are needed to help out. The chamber is looking for 13 volunteers to help set up, from 8 a.m. to noon; 12 volunteers to help pack up, from 7-10 p.m.; and 50 volunteers to operate booths. Community service letters will be provided to any student or youth group member who requests them. Volunteers will also receive a free shirt, lunch and a drink.

The event will be Sept. 28, at Rockefeller Gardens Park.

Avon representative honored with Hawaii trip

Avon Products Inc. sent Ormond Beach representative Beatrice Aglione to Hawaii for a week-long trip, after recognizing her among the company’s nationwide top salespeople.

The trip was awarded at Avon’s annual President’s Recognition Program Celebration.

"Beatrice embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that has been at the heart of Avon for all these years," said Angelo Rossi, group vice president of Avon North America Sales.

The six-day, five-night trip ended June 26, and during the trip, the winners went on guided tours of Honolulu’s beaches and historic sites, such as Pearl Harbor, as well as attended luaus and galas.

Call (212) 282-8197.

Adams, Cameron & Co. add to staff

Adams Cameron & Co. Realtors, with an office at 54 S. Atlantic Ave., has hired three new agents to staff.

An Ormond Beach resident, Mike McQuarrie has served on the Board of Adjustments, the Historic Preservation Board and the Environmental Advisory Board for Ormond Beach, as well other committees. He was also named this year Halifax River Yacht Club’s youngest commodore, a 117-year record.

Daytona State College graduate Jamie Levey has been hired to staff, as well. Levey is a member of several business groups and chamber boards, and he was the Volusia Home Builders’ rookie of the year in 2006.

A volunteer for the Northeast Florida Humane Society, Debbie Berry has also been hired. She trains dogs and fosters pets in her spare time.

Call 677-7966.

Realty Pros Assured hires new agents

Realty Pros Assured, at 1450 W. Granada Blvd., has hired three new sales agents to staff.

Elsa Rein has more than eight years of experience in the real estate industry.

Linda Briscall has more than 12 years of experience.

And Sue Avakian started her real estate career in the early 1980s, in California, buying, renovating and selling homes. She went on to run her own real estate office, with more than 20 agents, and she has lived in Ormond Beach 24 years.

Call 677-7653.

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