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Ormond Beach Observer Sunday, Jul. 12, 2015 4 years ago

BIZ BUZZ: Financial firm changes name; architect hired, Rand joins medical center and more

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by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Financial advisers change name

Kasturi, Santiago Perry and Associates recently changed their name to incorporate additional financial advisers joining the group throughout Florida. The new name is Florida Wealth Planning Group. They welcome Paul Streeter, formerly with Nationwide, Clark Paris, formerly with MetLife, and Nick DeVirgilis, formerly with Wells Fargo.

The company has offices in Palm Coast, Orange Park, Jacksonville, Ormond Beach, St. Augustine and Sarasota.

Architectural firm announces hire

Benjamin P. Butera Architecture, 51 W. Granada Blvd., has announced the addition of architect Lauren Gilbert.

“Lauren has joined us as a lead project manager,” Butera said. “She brings with her more than 13 years of commercial and residential management expertise and will make a great addition to our team.”

Gilbert worked in Atlanta on multi-family $15 million projects and $123 million commercial projects.

Visit buteradesigns.com.

Rand joins medical center

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center has selected Julie Adams Rand to serve as director of Florida Hospital Memorial Foundation, the fundraising arm of the company.

Most recently, she served as director of athletic development for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

For ten years, she was development director of the News-Journal Center and was responsible for the $30 million capital campaign to construct it.

Rand serves as board member for the United Way, Food Brings Hope and Surfscape Contemporary Dance Company. She is a past President of the Junior League of Daytona Beach and past board member for the Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens, the Daytona Beach/Halifax Area Chamber and the Museum of Arts and Sciences.

Banks announce merger

National Commerce Corporation, the parent company of National Bank of Commerce of Birmingham, Alabama, and Reunion Bank of Florida recently announced an agreement to merge.

Reunion Bank is headquartered in Tavares and has branches in Ormond Beach.

Reunion will become a part of NBC, but will continue to operate under the Reunion Bank of Florida

name and its existing management team. The transaction is expected to result in an institution with approximately $1.5 billion in assets.

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