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DynoClimb, a rock-climbing gym with a dinosaur theme, is setting up shop in the former longtime home of Jerry’s Body Shop at 528 S. Woodland Blvd. in Downtown DeLand. The gym gets its name as a play on “dinosaurs” and “dyno,” a term climbers use for an aggressive style of climbing tactic usi…
Orthopedic surgeons at AdventHealth Fish Memorial are now able to perform more extensive hip and knee procedures using the Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery.
For the first time, every AdventHealth hospital in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties received an “A” in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
A growth spurt is happening on construction sites surrounding DeLand — an O’Reilly Auto Parts, a Dunkin’ Donuts and a Wawa convenience store.
Cindy Sperling has owned Nest — a shop of eclectic gifts and repurposed furniture at 104 S. Artisan Alley — for more than six years.
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Heroes’ Mile Veteran Recovery and Transition Center, a for-profit recovery center dedicated to helping veterans exclusively, with programs developed for veterans and services delivered by veterans, is having a grand-opening event Friday, May 31, at its facility on Big John Drive, east of DeLand.
AdventHealth Fish Memorial in Orange City is the first facility in Florida to use TrackX Technology for spine procedures.
More visitors than ever before came to Volusia County last year, and tourism officials on both sides of the county were pleased as they marked National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11, with a morning speaker panel in Daytona Beach May 8, a catfish fry in West Volusia that evening, and a lu…
The Stetson University School of Business Administration hosted a celebratory event recently to commemorate the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program securing $2 million in tax refunds for local families over the past nine years.
Thrive Affordable Vet Care says it brings quality veterinary care at unprecedented value to all pets. Thrive believes that all pets should have accessible care at an affordable price, and it is expanding nationally to accommodate the needs of its clients and their pets.
Stetson University students brought home a first-place and two second-place wins from the International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC), held recently in Los Angeles. IBESCC is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious event where students from around the world co…
Many of Dr. Jenneffer Pulapaka’s patients have told her they don’t “eat healthy” because they don’t know where to go shopping for affordable produce, or it’s difficult for them to afford vegetables on a limited budget, or they have transportation issues in getting to where vegetables are available.
A little more than a year-and-a-half after opening, Ross Janke has been notified that The DeLand Hotel, which he owns, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
AdventHealth DeLand last month unveiled a Legacy Wall in the hospital lobby while celebrating National Doctors’ Day.
Poké Sushi and Hibachi is not like most Asian restaurants in the United States, its manager claims.
Stetson University’s School of Business Administration Master of Business Administration (MBA) program has undergone a comprehensive redesign that allows unprecedented flexibility, personalization and program accessibility for students with differing lifestyles.
Thirty-six Volusia County first responders will be recognized at the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce’s second annual First Responder Valor Awards Luncheon.
Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s largest provider of tele-ICU (intensive care unit) services, recognized Marlyn Moir, AdventHealth DeLand manager of cardiopulmonary, sleep and neuro-diagnostics services, with the 2019 “I See You Care” award.
AdventHealth Fish Memorial has earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).
While it was never officially announced last summer that Tractor Supply Co. would be moving into part of the former Sears Essentials building in Northgate Shopping Center, the company had been going through the permitting process with the City of DeLand in preparation for taking over part of…
Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA) has recognized RC Hill Mitsubishi in DeLand with the annual “Best in Class” award for Dealership Service Satisfaction (DSS) based on the brand’s Diamond Satisfaction System in 2018.
Since the debut of the original Wings in Downtown DeLand and the subsequent sets located throughout West Volusia, thousands have flocked to see the popular Wings of the West displays. A sixth pair now has taken flight, as West Volusia Artist-in-Residence Erica Group unveiled her latest — and…
Three companies are preparing to land in the DeLand Sport Aviation Village, a year-round commerce park on 40 acres on the east side of DeLand Municipal Airport. Three more tenants could be landing in quick succession behind them.
The Stetson University board of trustees has announced the members of the university’s Presidential Search Committee following the retirement announcement from President Wendy B. Libby, Ph.D.
For the first time in its 85-year history, RaceTrac, one of America’s leading convenience-store destinations, with six stores in West Volusia, recently announced the launch of its new franchise program.
Wake Forest students took the top spot in the annual Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition, held at Stetson University Feb. 21-22. Pennsylvania State University took second place, Clemson University placed third, and Elon University secured fourth. The top four teams received cash prize…
BUZZTeam Multimedia of DeBary is almost four companies in one, with talented specialists overseeing different services that can be mixed and matched depending on a customer’s wants and desires.
The Stetson University School of Business Administration is once again offering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on the DeLand campus to eligible taxpayers through April 12.
Stetson University and Seminole State College have signed an articulation agreement that will allow Seminole State students graduating with an Associate of Arts in accounting to seamlessly complete their Bachelor of Business Administration in the accounting program at Stetson’s School of Bus…
Ten months, $80,000, one lightning storm and one devastating fire later, Hatters Sports Lounge at the site of the historic Grant Bly House is finally poised to open.
Superior Sheds has been making and selling its namesake product for 25 years come March 1.
Potential financial planners at Stetson University’s business school can earn a shortcut to professional certification.
Even before you enter the shop, you’ll notice the unusual name: “Bre’s Screwed Renewed Gifts & More.”
Nathan Sweeting was invited to visit Volusia Speedway Park for just one night last year, but ended up spending every night at the half-mile dirt racing track, showing off a baby alligator and posing for pictures with fans and drivers.
Brew up some fun this coming Saturday at the 2019 DeLand Beer Festival in Downtown DeLand, the 10th annual celebration of all things on tap. The festival will help wrap up the 10-day-long celebration of Volusia Beer Week.
When it comes to building a new group home for individuals with special needs, there is a great deal more to consider than there is for your average home. And such a project demands a special builder — one with years of construction experience, insight and patience.
Stetson University is the first university in the state of Florida to sign an agreement with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to provide students an accelerated path to earning their accounting degree while saving on tuition.
Flowers, not fast food.
DeLand-based Surety Bank will be moving into Pierson Town Hall, taking the place of Branch Banking and Trust, or BB&T, after the North Carolina-based financial institution decided to close down that location.
Many of the best anglers from 14 Southeastern and Midwestern states are expected to be on their way to West Volusia for one of the nation’s premier fishing tournaments. The St. Johns River in DeLand will serve as the venue for the Crappie Masters Tournament — the first step in their seasonlo…
Airport traffic up in November
On Jan. 11, AdventHealth Fish Memorial hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on AdventHealth Deltona ER.
The 2019 officers and members of the board are now in charge of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance.
Credit union ups loan offer during shutdown
A Waffle House restaurant under construction on North Woodland Boulevard in DeLand is getting closer to opening, although an exact date has not been set.
Florida Hospital facilities, as well as hundreds of physician practices, urgent-care centers and other medical sites across the country, officially became AdventHealth Jan. 2 as part of a new consumer-centric brand launch.
Hospital staff donate food
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named Adventist Health System, the parent company of what had been known as the Florida Hospital system, a recipient of its 2018 Most Wired award, based on the results of HealthCare’s Most Wired survey.
A Stetson University faculty member, a staff member and two students were recognized for their outstanding achievements at the recent Florida Campus Compact Awards Gala in Miami.