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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 1 year ago

PACE Center gets donation

Also: Humane Society plans renovation
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

Wynn Financial Group donated $1,000 to PACE Center for Girls, located in Ormond Beach.

“PACE provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling and advocacy,” said Kirstin Moore, of Wynn Financial, in an email. “We’re proud to support such a great program.”

Wynn Financial Group, 1 Daytona Blvd., Suite 270, is a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.


Humane Society to renovate building


Halifax Humane Society announced its receipt of a $150,000 grant Feb. 21 from PetSmart Charities. The grant is designed to help the organization renovate the 60-year-old main campus building.

The building will have more user-friendly facilities, enhanced adoption areas, get-acquainted rooms and more, according to a press release.

“The PetSmart Charities grant has helped us close in on our $3.6 million-dollar goal to complete this final phase of our Re-imaging the Future Capital Campaign,” said Pam Clayton, chief financial development officer. “The first phase was the addition of a public dog park, followed by the new Lee C. & Patricia Culler Boarding, Grooming and Travel Center.”

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Hunt named director

Joni Hunt


Joni Hunt, of Ormond Beach, a public affairs expert, has been named the director of local government affairs and community relations for Halifax Health.

Hunt has served as director of government relations for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and most recently as director of public and government affairs at Florida Hospital – East Central Florida Region.

Hunt is an alumna of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In 2017, she was designated a professional lobbyist by the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists.


Benedict plans growth


Benedict Advertising & Marketing recently celebrated its 44th anniversary, and the company is forecasting its biggest year ever, according to a press release.

A full-service agency, its clients include Subway, Waitr delivery service, Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Cuisine, Jones Homes USA, Neurological & Spine Institute, 13th Floor Investments, and Sportsman Gear. Local partners include Thompson Pump, West Volusia Tourism Authority, Cobb Cole, Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates Chanfrau & Chanfrau and more.

Benedict Advertising and Marketing celebrates 44 years in business. Courtesy photo

Started by Jim Benedict, the company is now run by his son, Michael, who said the agency has recently expanded into several new areas, including the acquisitions of several national automotive clients. He expects 2018 to be the biggest year ever in terms of both clients and revenue.



Family law seminar


Rice Law Firm attorneys Phil Bonamo, Beth King and Paul Rice attended the annual marital and family law seminar sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Florida Bar’s Family Law Section in January in Orlando. The event attracted 1600 divorce and family law attorneys and judges from around the state. 

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