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BIZ BUZZ: Hospital scores $24,000 donation


Kangaroo Express donates $110,000 to Florida Hospital; chamber announces new board, members; and local groomer goes national.  


Kangaroo Express donates $110,000 to hospitals 

In a Dec. 7 presentation, Kangaroo Express donated $110,000 to Florida Hospital, to benefit the Pink Army breast cancer campaign.

The funds were raised entirely by customer donations at 85 Kangaroo locations throughout October, in Volusia, Flagler and four other Florida counties.

Divided between each Florida Hospital location in each participating county, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Medical Center, in Ormond Beach, received a $24,000 portion.

“We wanted every dollar raised to stay as close as possible to the community,” said Ossie Curington, regional sales director for Kangaroo Express. “This way, the dollars raised by residents help benefit other residents in need.”

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of support,” said Daryl Tol, Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler CEO. “With these funds, women in our communities who are in-need will get access to lifesaving breast cancer services.”

The Pink Army campaign launched in 2010. Visit

Sciortino attends national grooming seminar

Barkle N Shine Self-Serve Dog Wash and Grooming owner Cathy Sciortino attending the National Dog Groomers Association of America’s. 27th-annual Fun in the Sun Dog Groomers’ Seminar.

Two of the presentations she attended were a skin and coat presentation and another focused on the importance of pleasant smells and positive energy in the workplace.

The seminar took place at the end of October, in Orlando.

Barkle N Shine is located at 1370 N. U.S. 1. Call 256-4999.

Chamber update: new members, board

The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce has presented its new board of directors. They’re listed as follows:

President: Dan Warren

Past President: Brent O'Quinn

President Elect: Chris Butera

Treasurer: Rachael Gilbert

Vice President Economic Development: Chris Butera

Vice President Community Programs: Trace Pendry

Vice President Membership Services: Angela Payne-Jelenic

Vice President Community Events: Bill Navarra

Executive Director: Tony Capozzi

New businesses to join the chamber in December are also listed as follows:

Atlas Web Company

Beltone Hearing Aid Centers

Eddy, Mike, Adams Cameron and Company

Go Pro-Fit

Healing Touch Massage

Heartland Payment Services

JKD Marketing

Local Internet Marketing Experts

Needham, Ellen, Realty Pros Assured

Ormond Fine Import Autos

Racetrac Petroleum

REMN Inc. aka Real Estate Mortgage Network

The Continental Group, Inc.

Village Goldsmith Jewelers

Virtual Creative Group

Weller Team/Illustrated Properties

The chamber is also creating a new tourism committee. Members would need to attend monthly meetings. Email [email protected].

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