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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 4 months ago

Massage spa expands

Also: Daytona State University, offers training for employees
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Bliss Massage Spa, 142 E. Granada Blvd., had a customer appreciation party at their expanded space in Fountain Square Shopping Village.

The business expanded from a small massage studio to a larger space a few weeks ago where they are now five employees and offer skin care as well as massage. They have been located in the plaza for six years and owner Jennifer King has 15 years of experience in massage therapy.

King said their treatments are medically based, and they facilitate a change with free-style massage based on different modalities to address the client’s issues and concerns.

Skin care includes facials, microdermabrasion, peels and full-service waxing. Other services include body contouring.

The company is also having a toy drive for the holidays and is accepting unwrapped gifts for the Janet Hale Foundation, which will distribute them to the Children’s Home Society.

Call 871-0670.


Women who care meet


Local women who would like to learn about the Volusia County Women Who Care fourth-quarter meeting 5:30-6:30 p.m., Nov. 8, at Malcolm’s Bar and Grill at LPGA International Clubhouse, 1000 Champions Drive. Registration is at 5 p.m. There is no charge and there will be a cash bar. 

The purpose of the organization is to stream-line fundraising for area non-profits. At the meeting, the group will celebrate exceeding their goal of $40,000 in donations to area non-profit organizations in 2018, according to a press release. The four non-profits that have benefited to date are: Volusia Volunteers in Medicine, Conklin Center for the Blind, Guardian ad Litem Florida, and Cudas UnHooked.

For additional information, visit


Employee training offered


Companies that need employee training can take advantage of courses at Daytona State College Center for Business and Industry. 

A local company, A/C Doctor Complete, of Daytona Beach, recently took advantage of a program to improve skills to keep up with the busy housing market, according to Frank Mercer, director of CBI.

“This is a good example of the college and Career Source working with a local business he said.”

Mercer said Career Source helped provide financing.

Faculty from the college went to the business and trained the workers in air duct fabrication, at the request of the company, Mercer said.

Mercer said this was a new type of training, because it was based on a company request for a specific need. Ducts must be fabricated at job sites to accommodate different installations. He said the college has a regular class in commercial duct fabrication, but this special class was needed for residential ducts.

The Center for Business and Industry offers various classes, from general courses such as leadership training to specific skills.

“We customize training for companies and offer private training,” Mercer said.

He said the great amount of participation in the courses tells him there is a need for training in the area.



Volunteers recognized


The Joe Petrock Auxiliary Volunteers of the Month have been announced for June through October 2018 by the Halifax Health Auxiliary.

Cynthia Rose, June, is a member of Halifax Health’s Stitch ‘N Knit Department which makes pillows, knitted caps, booties and mittens for the hospital’s newborns and other patients. 

Dan Sellers, July, volunteers as a courtesy cart driver at Halifax Health Medical Center. 

Bonnie Baker, August, volunteers her time in the hospital’s Emergency Department. 

Debra Wray, September, volunteers in the gift shop at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach. Linda Dierstein, October, volunteers in the surgical waiting room on Friday mornings. 

Halifax Health Auxiliary is a charitable organization that serves the community through partnership with Halifax Health.  Call 425-4036 or visit

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