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Ormond Beach Observer Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 5 months ago

Minto Communities recognized with awards by the NAHB

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by: Jarleene Almenas Associate Editor

Minto Communities was presented with 22 gold and silver awards by the National Association of Home Builders at the 2020 International Builders Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 21-22.

The awards included recognition by NAHB's 55+ Housing Industry Council, the National Sales and Marketing Council and Best in American Living Awards, according to a press release. MINTO received five Best of 55+ Housing Industry Council gold awards for Latitude Margaritaville. Other awards for the Daytona Beach community include:

  • Gold in Best Sales/Marketing Event for the Town Center grand opening event
  • Gold in Best Outdoor Lifestyle Amenity for the community's Paradise Pool and changes in Attitude Bar
  • Gold in Best Integrated Marketing Strategy/Campaign for the Wheel of Fortune Home Sweet Home Promotion.
  • Silver is Best Lifestyle Program
  • Silver in Best Indoor Amenity Space for the Fins Up! Fitness Center

“Minto is deeply honored to be presented with these prestigious NAHB awards for our Latitude Margaritaville and Westlake communities," Minto Communities President Mike Belmont said. "The Minto team has much to celebrate as we share in his highly valued industry recognition. Each member of our team is dedicated to consistently meeting and surpassing the expectations of our customers, and each is an important part of our success."

Art exhibition raises funds for NASCAR Foundation

The second annual Art of Speed exhibition held on Jan. 24 at One Daytona, raised $3,690 for the NASCAR Foundation, which helps children in need.

NASCAR Foundation Executive Director Nichole Krieger and Gallery 500 Manager Jessica Kennedy show artwork purchased by Chapman Root during the “Art of Speed” exhibition. Courtesy photo

The exhibition of art and luxury automobiles at Gallery 500, a gallery that features art by both local and national contemporary artists, helped the donation come to fruition thanks to Lifestyle Group at Oceans Luxury Realty and local community supporters including Jon Hall Chevrolet, Chapman Root, Halifax Plantation and Mutual of Omaha Mortgage, according to a press release.

The Art of Speed exhibition also benefitted the Daytona Beach Arts Alliance.

Radiologist named physician of the quarter

AdventHealth Daytona Beach recently recognized Dr. Thomas Seale as its physician of the quarter.

Seale is an interventional radiologist at AdventHealth Daytona Beach, according to a press release, and he uses minimally invasive image-guided measures to

Cully Chapman, Ed Noseworthy, Dr. Thomas Seale, April Chilson and David Weis. Courtesy photo

diagnose and treat diseases. He also performs a range of interventional medical procedures, and, was nominated for the recognition by staff.

“Dr. Seale is an outstanding role model and physician who successfully balances the art and the science of medicine,” one team member wrote in a nomination form, according to a press release. “He is kind, meticulous and gives the very best care to each and every patient.”

Navy Band coming to the Peabody

The United States Navy Band is coming to Daytona Beach during its 2020 tour, which is one of the U.S. Navy's signature outreach programs, according to a press release.

Daytona will be one of 20 cities in six states to host a performance, to feature the concert band, Sea Chanters chorus and Cruisers popular music group. The performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. on March 3, at the Peabody Auditorium, located at 600 Auditorium Blvd.

The U.S. Navy band will perform at the Peabody Auditorium on March 3. Courtesy photo

The concert band has been performing public concerts and participating in events for more than 95 years, the press release states. The Sea Chanters, the U.S. Navy's official chorus, and the Cruisers group expands to include traditional wind band repertoire to broadway showstoppers. 

All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public. 

FAME chapter opens at DSC

Daytona State College has now become home to Florida's first chapter of the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education, a press release announced.

This is a collaborative effort between the college and local manufacturers that is designed to match students in the associate degree engineering technology program with local job opportunities. The first group is expected tot start classes in the fall.

FAME currently has more than 25 chapters in 13 states. Four companies in Flagler and Volusia counties have committed to sponsor at least one student in the first group: American Radionics in Palm Coast, Boston Whaler Inc. in Edgewater, Dougherty Manufacturing in Edgewater and Hudson Technologies in Ormond Beach.

Interested students must apply to both DSC and the FAME program before June 1. For more information, contact Dante Leon, associate vice president of the college of business, engineering and technology at [email protected]

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