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Ormond Beach Observer Saturday, Sep. 29, 2018 5 months ago

Surfing tournament raises money for foundation

Also: Ormond Beach company among 50 to watch.
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

A check for $3,000 was presented on Sept. 25 to the Halifax Health Foundation. The money was raised at the eighth annual May Day Memorial Surf Classic at the Flagler Beach Pier. The surfing tournament is held annually in memory of Dolly Watson, who was an intensive care unit nurse for Halifax Health. Haley Michelle Watson, the event’s organizer, lost her mother, Dolly, to heart disease in 2006. Dolly Watson was 46 years old. 


Germfree of Ormond in top 50


The City of Ormond Beach and GrowFL have announced that Germfree is among 50 companies in the state selected for the 2018 Florida Companies to Watch. There were more than 500 nominees for the award, presented by GrowFL, a statewide economic development organization, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.  

 The winning company’s management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award, according to a press release  

GrowFL focuses exclusively on “second-stage” companies, defined as those with six to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue.

“These standout companies are all led by entrepreneurs and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL executive director. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said. 


Pink Tutu 3K planned


Halifax Health, in partnership with Tanger Outlets, the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA and Runner’s High Timing and Race Management, will present the inaugural Pink Tutu 3K on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Tanger Outlets in Daytona Beach. 

Held in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the run/walk will be timed and offers an opportunity for both competitive and non-competitive participants..  

Race packet pick-up for those who register early takes place Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tanger Outlets during a Pink Style Party. Race packet pickup will also be available beginning at 6:30 a.m. on race day. The race starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $25, but children are free with an adult entry.



August housing report


After two months of sliding sales, the number of single-family homes sold around the greater Daytona Beach area rose dramatically in August, according to an analysis of Multiple Listing Service data by Realtor Ron Wysocarski, broker and CEO of Wyse Home Team Realty in Port Orange.   

For August, the MLS reported that 476 existing single-family homes were sold with a median home sales price of $230,750. That amounts to a 10 percent increase in sales compared to the same month last year and a four percent rise in sales compared to July. Year to date, sales are up by three percent.

Median sales prices rose slightly, by two percent, compared to August 2017, and there was a similar gain from the previous month. Year to date, median sales prices remain 7.3 percent higher than the first eight months of 2017. 

There were 155 condo units sold around the Daytona Beach area in August, reported Wyse. That’s just a few sales shy of the 158 units sold in August 2017.

Condo sales were up by 12 percent in August compared to July, and median prices of condos were up by 27 percent compared to July.

“It’s good to see median prices rebounded over July’s numbers,” Wysocarski said. “However, we anticipate the local condo market will soon settle into a somewhat neutral position, where shifts in median prices and sales are likely to be more subtle than we’ve seen in recent years.”


You’re hired!


Amber Mullins

Amber Mullins, of DeLand, has been named by the Council on Aging of Volusia as the new marketing, communications and events manager.

Annette Carter has been named director of employee learning and professional development for the Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties.

Eric Little has been named the new director of surgical services for Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Port Orange and Twin Lakes Surgery Center in Dayton Beach.

Darrell Brill has been named as director of human resources for Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners, a physician group of more than 160 doctors in over 25 specialties.

Sunnyie Fillegar has joined Benedict Advertising & Marketing as an account executive. Previously, she was marketing Communications Coordinator for Security First Insurance.




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