Mechanic ‘takes the plunge’ with his own business
After talking about it for years, Tim Goeman and his wife, Hope, have opened their own business, Southern Auto Source, an automobile repair shop at 525 Parque Drive, Ormond Beach.
It’s not far from where Goeman grew up and learned auto mechanics in the family garage.
Hope Goeman said it’s a little nerve-wracking to start a business.
“We’re a young family so we decided to take the plunge,” she said.
Goeman, who worked at local garages for nearly 20 years, said he helped to restore old cars and did repair work in his spare time and the business increased to the point where he can go full time on his own.
He wants to make sure he does not keep customers waiting for their car.
“I only schedule two or three cars a day,” he said.
Helping out at the shop is Tim Goeman’s dad, Walt, who was chief mechanic for the city of South Daytona for many years. The son learned his trade by helping his dad restore old cars in the family garage, starting when he was five years old.
“I grew up in it,” Tim Goeman said.
Walt Goeman now helps out when needed.
“I watch him,” he said with a laugh. “I’m retired and this gives me something to do.”,
They want to be a friendly, neighborhood garage, where business is done with a handshake.
Call 366-8231 or visit southernautosourceinc.com.
Hair salon plans Grand Opening
Beautiful Hair Color Studio relocated from The Trails Shopping Center to Tuscany Shoppes on Aug. 22. A Grand Opening with a raffle, food and prizes is planned for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 22, at the shop, located at 1185 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 4. The space was previously occupied by another salon but has been completely remodeled.
The full-service, family salon has been in Ormond Beach for eight years and their Port Orange location has been in operation for 15 years. The salon, which specializes in coloring and plans to add a barbering room, is open seven days a week. Visit www.beautifulhaircolorstudios.com or call 310-4975.
Centers offer tips for healthy living
The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Healthy Living Centers will host an open house at Ormond Beach Family YMCA, 500 Sterthause Drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17. Residents do not have to be a YMCA member to visit the centers, which are operated by Halifax Health. They offer free and low-cost health education, screening opportunities, classes and support groups.
The medical director for the centers, Dr. Leslie Williams, M.D., will be on hand at the open house from noon to 1 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m.
Call 425-5210 or visit www.halifaxhealth.org/hlc.
Nursing skill, compassion recognized
Heather Campochiaro and Tiffany Green, nurses at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, earned DAISY awards on Aug. 23 for their skill and compassion.
Campochiaro is a nurse on the pediatric unit. A parent of a patient nominated her, saying, "My daughter's face would light up every time she entered the room."
A patient said Green, who is a nurse on the medical care unit, held her hand during the night. "She never made me feel like a number," the patient said.
To nominate a Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center nurse for a DAISY Award, visit https://www.floridahospital.com/memorial-medical-center/daisy-award.