Also: C02Meter makes changes
Organizers of the 58th-annual Riviera Open pro-am golf tournament in Ormond Beach recently presented a check for $2,000 to Halifax Health-Foundation for the Center for Cardiology at Halifax Health Medical Center. Top pro-am golfers competed in the tournament in December, including two-time Arnold Palmer Invitational winner Matt Every, originally from Daytona Beach, and Rod Perry, of New Smyrna Beach.
Financial adviser recognized
John Demers, financial adviser and senior vice president of investments, of Wells Fargo Advisors in Ormond Beach, has been recognized as a 2019 Best in State Wealth Advisor by Forbes.
C02Meter changes CEOs
CO2Meter Inc. has announced changes in its ownership and management structures. Travis Lenander is now owner and chief executive officer. Lenander joined the company in 2017 as the vice president of operations.
Irene and Ray Hicks, former CEO and president respectively, will now take active roles as CEO and president of CO2Meter’s new sister company GasLab.com, focusing on sensor technologies.
Bodez Fitness: center of the year
Bodez Fitness has been named the 2019 International Fitness Center of the Year by Club Marketing and Management Services, and the award will be presented April 6 at the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Community Center, at a fundraiser.
The theme of the night will be A Night in Greece and will feature a Greek meal, entertainment and a silent auction to raise money for two local charities, Food Brings Hope and St. Stephens Youth Camp.
Criteria for the award were based on service to the community and member satisfaction. Tasso Kiriakes, owner of Bodez Fitness, has been a volunteer coach and motivational speaker for over 40 years, served as a director for the Greek Festival and is involved in youth ministry.
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Minto lauded as best of the year
The National Association of Home Builders named Minto Communities the 55+ Builder of the Year and Minto’s Latitude Margaritaville Daytona Beach the 55+ Community of the Year at the 2019 International Builders’ Show in February.
Rue & Ziffra names new partner
Rue & Ziffra law ﬁrm announced that it named a new partner, Matthew Mitchell, who was born and raised in Ormond Beach and attended Seabreeze High School. He has practiced law for more than 10 years.
Ormond shows strongest home sales
Home sales were down dramatically across the Daytona Beach area in February, according to an analysis of Multiple Listing Service data by Daytona Beach Area Realtor Ron Wysocarski, broker and CEO of Wyse Home Team Realty in Port Orange.
Wyse also analyzed data for key areas where homebuyers shop. Ormond Beach showed the strongest sales totals in February. However, sales and median prices in the city were down slightly from last February when 85 homes were sold with a median sales price of $250,000. In February 2019, there were 77 sales in Ormond Beach with a $245,000 median sales price.
In the greater Daytona Beach area, 286 existing single-family homes were sold in February with a median sales price of $235,500. That’s a nearly 19% drop in sales compared to the same month last year. However, median sales prices rose by 3%.
In February, 2018, there were 353 sales with a $228,500 median price.
Year to date, single-family home sales are down by more than 12.5%, while prices are up by 5.7%, according to the data.
Inventory levels remained strong in February, with 2,496 single family homes listed in the MLS at some point during the month. Year to date, inventory levels are up by nearly 9%, according to MLS data.
After a rough start to the new year, condo sales and prices picked up in February, Wyse reported. There were 108 condo units sold around the Daytona Beach area in February with a median sales price of $180,000. In February 2018, there were 96 condos sold with a median price of $172,450.
Hospice volunteers sought
Halifax Health Hospice is seeking volunteers to provide assistance with patient meal preparation at any one of its four Care Center locations in Edgewater, Ormond Beach, Port Orange and Orange City. Volunteers must complete a background screening. Contact Tammy Dunn at 386-425-4701, Ext. 66127, or [email protected].