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Ormond Beach Observer Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 5 years ago

BIZ BUZZ: New hires, new companies, new mergers

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Also: Hometown doctor opens holistic health clinic; ECN absorbs third company in past year; and more.

BY THE OBSERVER STAFF

+ Realty Pros adds Sarah Petrozzi

Located at 1450 W. Granada Blvd., Realty Pros Assured has added Sarah Petrozzi to staff, as a real estate agent.

Call 677-7653

+ Ormond local returns, opens new health center

Scott Self grew up in Tymber Creek, served in the military for nine years and worked for a chiropractic office in Orange City. But now he’s back in town, and with Dr. Brett Wisniewski, he opened Aligned Integrative Health, a clinic at 136 N. Orchard St., Jan. 14.

“We are a functional medicine facility,” he said. “It’s kind of a hybrid between traditional medicine … (and) chiropractic therapy.’

Treating everything from sports injuries and diabetes to asthma and depression, Aligned specializes in “holistic” treatment. He and his partner have been practicing for the past three years.

“In medical school, they teach you how to treat everything under the sun,” he added. “So why not use all of it?”

Call 310-8097, or visit www.aihcenter.com.

+ ECN acquires Jacosoft, its third merger of 2012

The Emergency Communications Network LLC, a mass-notification company at 9 Sunshine Blvd., announced last month its acquisition of Houston-based Jacosoft, an emergency notification firm.

As part of the agreement, ECN acquired all of Jacosoft’s intellectual property and resources. The acquisition adds hundreds of new clients to ECN’s thousands of existing client communities.

The deal also included the transition of three sales representatives.

ECN has been around more than 20 years, and Jacosoft was the third acquisition it made last year. Last June, it acquired One Call Now’s Government Emergency Center / 911 clients. Then in July, it acquired CityWatch, another notification company.

Last year, ECN made more than 100 million notification calls and hired 30 new staff members.

Call 676-0294.

+ Elaine Buix wins free cruise, through ICI

Ormond Beach resident Elaine Buix recently won a seven-day cruise from ICI Homes, of Daytona Beach, through a drawing.

Call 236-4273.

+ Ditton promoted at Palm Coast BB&T bank

Katie Ditton, an Ormond native and Daytona State College graduate, has been promoted to banking officer, at BB&T bank’s 5182 N. Ocean Shore Blvd. location.

Call 446-2325.

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