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Ormond Beach Observer Sunday, May 6, 2018 1 year ago

Ormond Beach builder to be featured on ‘BattleBots’ TV show

Also in Biz Buzz: Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach, Curaleaf, ResCare HomeCare, RE/MAX Signature, Launch Federal Credit Union, MAX Daytona
by: Scott Fishman Contributing Writer

Brian Nave is hungry for redemption on the "BattleBots" television show. The Ormond Beach builder participates in the fighting series, which premieres 8 p.m. Friday, May 11, on Discovery Channel and 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, on Science Channel. His team’s Robot Captain Shrederator is back to compete against the toughest machines from the around the world to win “The Giant Nut” and reign supreme. 

The Shrederator has a full body spinner design, patterned after the Captain America shield. Nave is a veteran of robot combat having been on past incarnations of BattleBots almost 20 years ago, as well as three seasons of "Robot Wars" and a season of "Robotica." He even had his own show for on DIY Network called Robot Rivals and is taping a show in China.

Nave, whose day job is designing and building industrial robotics for railroads as president of LOGICOM Logic Systems, finds one of the best parts of combat robots is inspiring children. He sees it as a gateway into STEM for them on many levels.

“The kids want to build a good combat robot, and to do that, you have to learn engineering, electronics, mechanics of materials,” he said. “It’s exciting for me to bring the robots out to the kids and see the look of excitement on their faces. I always wanted to make engineers the rock stars of the world.”

Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach hosts grand opening

The Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach marked its grand opening with a ceremonial guitar smash followed by the sounds of LANCO. The fourth Hard Rock Hotel in Florida is a 200-room beachfront property featuring renowned, brand-exclusive offerings and amenities, including The Sound of Your Stay music program, offering complimentary use of Fender guitars and Crosley record players for in-room jam sessions, as well as full-service Rock Spa and Salon, a Rock Shop and a Body Rock Fitness Center. 

The hotel also includes the signature Sessions restaurant and bar, the open-air Wave Terrace and 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including a versatile ballroom terrace. The hotel’s resort-style beachfront pool features an expansive oceanfront party deck and outdoor pool bar and grill.

Medical marijuana delivery service expanding to Daytona Beach

Curaleaf announced its expanded delivery service into northern Florida with dispensaries looking on tap to open across the region including Daytona Beach by the end of 2018. The company currently offers Florida patients a full line of legal, low-THC and full strength medical marijuana products made using medically precise extraction and purification methods. Visit

ResCare HomeCare seeks to fill over 1,200 jobs

ResCare HomeCare hopes to fill over 1,250 jobs during its first National Day of Hiring, where operations nationwide will open their doors to job candidates from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, May 10. 

The event provides an opportunity to meet hiring managers, participate in an interview, complete an application and potentially walk away with a conditional job offer. Applicants should be prepared to attend an orientation the following Monday if presented with a job offer. Candidates who are unavailable to make the event can apply for a job with ResCare HomeCare any time at

New hires

RE/MAX Signature have added James Poole, Ashley Fountain, Al Pena and John Calandruccio to its sales associate team.

Lesa France Kennedy to receive top honors from Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of Volusia & Flagler honored International Speedway Corporation CEO Lesa France Kennedy with its Herbert M. Davidson Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service at its annual banquet on May 9.

Launch Federal Credit Union 's new location in Ormond Beach.

Launch Federal Credit Union opening new branch in Ormond Beach

Launch Federal Credit Union is hosting a celebration and ribbon-cutting of its new Ormond Beach location Noon, Friday, May 18 at 240 N. Williamson Blvd. The first 100 people to arrive will receive a gift bag. There will be food, beverages, a drawing for an Apple watch, and more.  Everyone who opens an account in the month of May receives a free gift.  There are also special events scheduled for each Friday in May including Community Day, Home Expo Day and Florida Hospital Health Day.

Launch FCU is also offering free educational seminars to its members throughout the year.  A Credit Score seminar is set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. RSVP to [email protected], and visit for additional seminars.

MAX Daytona rendering.

New luxury ocean front residences available in Daytona

MAX Daytona, a new 12-story oceanfront luxury condominium development, is offering two-bedroom, modern residences from $400,000 to over $1.4 million. Developed by Bayshore Capital, this exclusive Atlantic shore enclave offers progressive amenities, featuring Daytona’s first skyline health club, a rejuvenating saltwater pool and spa, a lofty exclusive lounge complete with caterer’s kitchen, and dual panoramic rooftop sunrise and sunset verandas. For more information, visit




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