Also: TeeTime Golf Cars celebrates anniversary
In honor of national breast cancer awareness month, SuperWash Express has partnered with the AdventHealth hospitals in Flagler and Volusia counties.
Throughout October, SuperWash Express will donate $1 for every express lava wash and full-service lava wash purchased and will include a “Donate” button on the carwash screens. Proceeds from the initiative will be used to help AdventHealth hospitals provide education and screenings for breast cancer.
The SuperWash Express locations supporting this initiative include Superwash Express IV, 1881 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach; Sparkle-N-Shine, 49 S. Young St., Ormond Beach; Superwash Express Palm Coast, 110 Cypress Point Parkway; and Superwash Express, 1786 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange.
Golf cars grow in popularity
TeeTime Golf Cars, 1510 N. U.S. 1, celebrated 15 years in business on Oct. 11. When it opened, it was the first golf cart dealer/mechanic shop in the area and has grown steadily, according to Pat Appolonia, sales and marketing manager.
Golf car communities such as Margaritaville and Plantation Bay continue to create a demand. Owner Dale Sheppard said he knows some people in golf car communities that don’t even own a car. They like the ease of getting around.
“When you’re in a golf car, it’s open, you can talk to you neighbors,” Sheppard said. “You can’t do that in a car.”
Dogs also love to ride in them.
“Some people buy them just to drive their dogs around,” he said.
They are also used in cities. The federal government, in an effort to conserve energy, wrote laws allowing “low-speed vehicles” on streets with less than 35 mph speed limits in the 1980s. The LSVs require headlights, seat belts and other equipment that make them “street legal.” Since that time, some communities, such as Flagler County, South Daytona and Holly Hill, have written ordinances with their own requirements for street golf cars.
Service is a big part of the business at TeeTime, as well as customization. TeeTime offers lift kits, back seats, cargo bed and many other options. In addition to golf courses, the golf cars are used at apartment complexes, condos, schools, hotels, etc.
They are available in gasoline-powered or electric, and Sheppard said the new option is lithium batteries, which has advantages such as no maintenance.
They sell both EZ Go and Tomberlin golf cars, new from the factory or reconditioned.
Ormond chamber honored
The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals recognized Florida’s top chambers of commerce throughout the state at the annual conference in September at the Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores.
Ormond Beach Chamber was given the “Certified Plus” designation, which recognizes high standards in all aspects of business, from innovation to following strict standard operating procedures, according to a press release. The designation recognizes chambers that have met high standards and strengthened free enterprise by protecting the business environment. Only 18 Chambers in Florida have received this designation.
Friends Bank bought
Fairwinds Credit Union recently completed the acquisition of Friends Bank, a community financial institution with locations in Edgewater, New Smyrna Beach and Ormond Beach. Fairwinds will retain current Friends Bank employees and maintain all three branches, according to a press release. Accounts will be transitioned in January.
With the merger complete, Fairwinds has doubled its number of branch locations in Volusia County.
Hospital sends aid to Kenya
Halifax Health recently made a donation of medical supplies to World Medical Mission, the medical arm of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. The supplies have been shipped to assist Kenyan hospitals.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced three Workforce Development Boards are being awarded Veterans’ Performance Incentive Awards for their diligent work of providing employment and training opportunities to veterans. The boards being recognized for this achievement are CareerSource Central Florida, CareerSource Flagler Volusia and CareerSource Polk.
A review committee comprised of representatives from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida and the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans Employment and Training reviewed nominations and selected the awardees.
Oncology navigator named
Dr. Ashley Perry has been named the oncology rehabilitation navigator for Halifax Health — Brooks Rehabilitation Center for Outpatient Rehabilitation for Volusia and Flagler counties. Most recently, she was the manager of the outpatient rehabilitation center in Ormond Beach.