Volusia Business Briefs, Aug. 12, 2022 | Business

James G. Cole

SEV Leadership Program is back

The Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce will host a leadership program from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Thursday from Sept. 15 to Nov. 3.

The cost is $1,200, which includes:

•Dedicated leadership coursework from certified trainers

•Meetings with key community leaders

•Site visits

•Part of the first alumni leadership group

The eight- week course equips graduates with the skills, knowledge, and contacts needed as they accept the challenge to become a more visible resource to the community.

For more information, contact Stephanie Ford at [email protected] or (386) 428-2449.

Blackton hosts opening for Holly Hill facility

Blackton Inc., one of Central Florida’s largest suppliers of materials to the homebuilding industry, will host a grand opening for its Holly Hill flooring distribution facility from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12.

Micky Blackton, CEO, said the firm opened operations in Holly Hill at 1550 Pine Ave. after remodeling the 12,000-square-foot building and large outdoor paved yard to serve Volusia-Flagler and surrounding areas.

Michael Walmer, the Holly Hill branch manager, is a 21-year veteran of the company who leads a staff of 20.

The Orlando-based company employs 110 workers and also has facilities in Leesburg and a retail location in South Orlando. It was established in 1954.

For a reservation, email [email protected]

PR group names ‘Great Communicator’

The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association selected newly-retired Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Kim Montes as the 2022 Roger Pynn Great Communicator and the Museum of Arts & Sciences in Daytona Beach as the inaugural recipient of the chapter’s Great Corporate Communicator Award.

Lt. Montes and the MOAS communications team will be honored at the 2022 Great Communicator Awards luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at Daytona Beach International Airport. The cost is $35 for members; $45 for non-members; and $20 students. Tickets must be reserved by Aug. 12 at fpravf.org.

SCORE hosting webinars

Volusia/Flagler SCORE will host a webinar from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, on “Create and Send Your First Email Campaign in 15 minutes or less .”

Other upcoming webinars are:

•“How to Get Started in Importing/Exporting” from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16

•“Tackle Quickbooks Online Basics (QB02)” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10

•“Financial Series -Part 2 Technology Tool that Support Your Back Office” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17

•“Starting Your New Business” from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17

•“Deep Dive into Facebook” from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Aug. 18

To register or for more information, call (386) 255-6889 or visit volusiaflagler.score.org.

Venterra Realty acquires The Anatole apartments

Houston, Texas-based Venterra Realty recently acquired its second multi-family community in Daytona Beach, The Anatole.

The company paid $37.25 million for the Dunn Avenue apartments, according to Volusia County Clerk of Court’s records.

Originally completed in 1986, the 208-unit property offers one- and two-bedroom garden-style residences that range from 486 to 1,010 square feet in five floor plans. The apartments feature open concept layouts, screened-in patios and balconies, washer and dryer, and ample closet space. Each residence is appointed with stainless steel double-basin sinks, breakfast bar, pantry, and picturesque views.

Venterra also owns and manages the Tomoka Pointe Apartments, which were acquired in June in a complicated assumption deal, making the sales price unclear. The apartments, at Williamson and Tomoke Town Center boulevards, previously were acquired by a Stamford, Conn.-based firm in November 2020 for $57.1 million.

Business After Hours

The Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce and Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will present a Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, hosted by Volusia Mall at 1700 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach.

The event will be in Center Court, enter from the west side of the mall at the food court and Dillard’s.

The cost is $10 for chamber members and $35 for non-members. To register, visit daytonachamber.com.

Chamber. Coffee. Connect.

Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber. Coffee. Connect. at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the chamber office at 165 W, Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach.

The presentation is a new member orientation and current member refresh. Members will learn the best ways to use the tools provided by their membership.

For more information, visit ormondchamber.com.

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce AM Connection will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, visit westvolusiaregionalchamber.org or call (386) 218-0540.

Office Octane Networking

The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and Orange City Alliance host Office Octane Networking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays at the Dreka Theater, 112 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

Businesses of any size and type are invited to enjoy coffee and a 60-minute program designed to raise your business and contacts to the next level.

For more information, visit delandchamber.org.

New postmaster

Port Orange has a new U.S. Postal Service Postmaster, Brandon Mendenhall.

Mr. Mendenhall has been with the postal service since 2013 and previously was with the North DeLand Post Office.

The Port Orange post office officers six-day mail delivery and seven-day package delivery from its facility at 725 Dunlawton Ave.

Leadership 2022 registration is open now

Registration is open now for the Port Orange South Daytona Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership 2022.

Leadership 2022 kicks off in September and includes a dedicated leadership coursework element.

The 10-week program is designed to develop high-level leadership skills by introducing participants to community resources and local leaders.

To apply, call (386) 761-1601.

Business After Hours

The Port Orange-South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will present a Business After Hours hosted by Simpilicity Mortgage from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in Suite 309 at 870 Dunlawton Ave. in Port Orange.

There will be food, drinks and prizes. The cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information or to register, visit pschamber.com.

DevelopU: Networking Power Hour

The Port Orange-South Daytona Chamber of Commerce will host DevelopU: Networking Power Hour from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 26 at Riverside Pavilion, 3431 Ridgewood Ave., Port Orange.

Talk with a different person every two minutes in a fun, productive environment. Admission is $7 includes a sandwich and drink. Registration required.

For more information or to register, visit pschamber.com.

AM Connection set

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce AM Connection will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, in the Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members.

For more information, visit westvolusiaregionalchamber.org or call (386) 218-0540.

Office Octane Networking

The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce and Orange City Alliance host Office Octane Networking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Mondays at the Dreka Theater, 112 E. New York Ave., DeLand.

Businesses of any size and type are invited to enjoy coffee and a 60-minute program designed to raise your business and contacts to the next level.

For more information, visit delandchamber.org.

County economic development adds staffer

Volusia County Economic Development has hired Ricardi Calixte, a seasoned economic development professional, to join its team of specialists.

His key responsibilities will include working with Helga van Eckert, department director, to enhance retention and growth programs for the business community with an emphasis on entrepreneurship guidance.

As the former deputy director of Queens Economic Development Corp. in Kew Gardens, N.Y., Mr. Calixte took the lead on providing technical assistance to local business leaders and community development corporations in implementing neighborhood-based revitalization initiatives. He oversaw real estate research, feasibility analysis, retail attraction, district marketing, merchant organizing and community outreach activities.

Financial advisor honored

Bankers Life has named Milla Gudukas of Daytona Beach as one of company’s 2022 Top Women Financial Advisors.

The recognition campaign showcases “The Best of the Best” women financial advisors representing Bankers Life Securities Inc. and Bankers Life Advisory Services Inc.

Ms. Gudukas has been with Bankers Life for 13 years and became a registered financial advisor in 2013. She has earned the Certified Financial Planner, Certified Long-Term Care and Retirement Income Certified Professional designations.

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