Kangaroo Express donates $110,000 to Florida Hospital; chamber announces new board, members; and local groomer goes national.
BY THE OBSERVER STAFF
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 www.jointhepinkarmy.com
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
Healing Touch Massage
Heartland Payment Services
Local Internet Marketing Experts
Needham, Ellen, Realty Pros Assured
Ormond Fine Import Autos
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].