The Volusia County Council on March 17 confirmed Helga van Eckert as the county’s new economic development director. The council’s confirmation of County Manager George Recktenwald’s selection of van Eckert to fill the post was unanimous.
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Earlier this month, AdventHealth — which has hospitals in DeLand and Orange City, as well as walk-in clinics in both cities and a free-standing emergency department in Deltona — confirmed it is testing patients who meet evaluation criteria for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida.
Georgetown University students took first place and received $1,500 in Stetson University’s fifth annual Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition. The case presented to the students this year was, “Nestlé and Ginnie Springs: Socially Responsible Business Practice or Harmful Extraction of a…
About six months after construction started, Insight Credit Union had planned to open its DeLand branch next week. However, that opening has been delayed because of the coronavirus, said Marketing Director Melissa Boyink.
The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance has named Janet Wilson to serve as the organization’s new executive director. Wilson steps into the position last held by Tammy Mauldin, who recently moved to Richmond, Virginia.
The franchisee who brought Dairy Queen back to DeLand after nearly two decades now has brought DQ to DeBary.
The opening of the Aldi supermarket in DeLand is fast approaching. Workers are moving to complete renovation of the Gateway Village storefront on the city’s north side.
A major addition to the Country Club Corners shopping center will be a new Holiday Inn Express & Suites DeLand South at180 Fenway Drive on the north side of the campus.
Country Club Corners, a 105-acre shopping center built by Lake Mary-based Tailwinds Development LLC on DeLand’s south side, is close to being 100 percent developed.
More than 500,000 temporary and part-time jobs are available nationwide as the Census Bureau ramps up hiring to conduct the 2020 census. A number of those positions will be filled here in West Volusia.
Diners who like their breakfast dishes with a little extra style have a new eatery in which they can indulge their cravings.
The 34th annual Keep DeLand Beautiful is coming up in April, and the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance is now accepting the registrations of teams who plan to take part.
A store carrying all the provisions a creative culinary aficionado might want or need is on the market.
Across all faith groups, clergy members are often called upon to provide support for parishioners, as well as the general public, who are experiencing spiritual, mental and emotional issues. But recent highly publicized resignations, and reports of distress and burnout among pastors and fait…
Approximately 435 acres of undeveloped land on the south end of the Daytona Beach International Airport property has long been eyed as a prime location for aviation- and aerospace-related businesses and the high-paying jobs they bring.
AdventHealth Fish Memorial recently celebrated the topping out for the hospital’s four-story, $100 million patient tower.
New officers and members of the board of directors have been sworn in to lead the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance through 2020.
Don’t look for natural-food grocer Earth Fare to be moving into part of an old Winn-Dixie building on DeLand’s south side. In fact, don’t look for Earth Fare anywhere, come this time next month.
Garber Communities, one of Florida’s leading developers of affordable manufactured-home communities, will be expanding its popular A Better Place community in DeLand.
When Michael Sanders and Alex Rolinski discovered that most flight schools don’t offer training for pilots of sport aviation aircraft, they decided to do something about it.
A new, flexible rental space suitable for meetings, classes and seminars, small parties and wedding receptions is now open in a historic wood-frame building at 302 S. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand.
After 14 months on the job, Tammy Mauldin has submitted her resignation as executive director of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance.
Steve Burley has been a human-resources director and worked in economic development for three different employers and as a consultant. And after 45 years, he finally has decided to retire.
A decade ago, Nancy Benet was a newly divorced mother of four, unemployed and on welfare with a string of failed businesses in her past.
The golf course and associated club at the massive Victoria Park development may be getting a buyer.
Last month, nearly 100 community members joined AdventHealth DeLand at DeLand Kia for a celebration, including dinner and live gospel music.
As we gear up for 2020, we take a look back at some of the more significant business stories from 2019 that were covered by The West Volusia Beacon.
NAI Realvest/Charles Wayne Commercial recently closed on the $10.5 million sale of just under 300 acres on Fort Florida and Barwick roads in DeBary. A new 700-unit community called Rivington is planned by the buyer, Reader Communities of Orlando and Raleigh, N.C.
The owner of Spectrum laid off 120 workers in a video-repair call center in DeLand in August, but didn’t notify city or state officials of the mass layoff until late November. Spectrum, or sometimes Charter Spectrum, is a trade name Charter Communications uses to market its consumer cable te…
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has named AdventHealth a 2019 Most Wired award winner, which includes the AdventHealth operations in Volusia, Flagler and Lake counties.
The 1956 Ford sheriff’s cruiser parked out front is a tipoff that a customer is about to enter an unusual kind of store, one steeped in everything from antiques to modern statuary to all sorts of miscellaneous goods in between.
A prominent Daytona Beach law firm with an office in DeLand recently added four attorneys to its roster. Cobb Cole now has a total of 19 partners and associates on staff.
The community joined AdventHealth Dec. 3 for the grand-opening celebration of the new free-standing AdventHealth Deltona ER at 3108 Howland Blvd. (near Deltona High School).
At the Florida Tourism Forum in Panama City Beach in October, both the West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority and its “sister” organization, the New Smyrna Beach Area Visitors Bureau, won Flagler Awards in the Sustainable Tourism Marketing category.
Stetson University’s Roland George Investments Program held its 11th public trustee meeting, “Close to Home,” with some lively debates taking place Nov. 20 as 10 seniors pitched stocks they believed to be worthy of the program’s nearly $130,000 investment.
After more than three decades of running as many as three restaurants at a time in Downtown DeLand, brothers Bill and Frank Jennings are cutting back. Way back, in fact.
Magic of Lights, the popular drive-thru, family-friendly holiday lights extravaganza returns to Daytona International Speedway. Back for its third year at the “World Center of Racing” Nov. 22 through Jan. 1, Magic of Lights is bringing several new elements for guests to experience and even m…
A florist with an unusual name opened recently in the commercial district of Victoria Park. The shop, owned by a pair of sisters and professors at Stetson University, goes by the name Impekable Flowers & Event Design.
The best Holiday Home Tour in Florida and a 10Best in the nation, according to USA Today, runs through Jan. 15 in Florida’s most historic home, the Stetson Mansion.
Bringing out your inner lumberjack is now easier for West Volusians. Wise Axe, an axe-throwing facility, is now open on the DeLand Municipal Airport.
AdventHealth Fish Memorial recently donated 1,500 stuffed Dalmatian dogs to the Orange City, DeBary and Deltona fire departments.
AdventHealth Fish Memorial recently celebrated the final pour of foundational concrete for the hospital’s $100 million patient tower.
“Being involved in a community is what makes a community,” said Volusia County Chair Ed Kelley as he addressed the crowd at the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Awards ceremony.
A restaurant and bistro offering up Latin and American cuisine opened recently in the commercial district at Victoria Park.
Want to see some strange and exotic light planes, gyrocopters and helicopters up close, and talk to their inventors and builders? If so, you will want to go to the fourth annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase Thursday, Nov. 14, through Saturday, Nov. 16, on the DeLand Municipal Airport.
Aaron and Jamie Underwood bought Four Townes Embroidery in 2012, and spent the next seven years building up their custom-apparel and promotional-goods business on Spring Garden Avenue.
You’ve been to Skydive DeLand, or at least seen those colorful sport canopies floating toward Earth. But did you know that DeLand’s small airport has the highest concentration of parachute-related businesses in the entire world?
American Airlines is expanding service at Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB), with an additional flight, a larger plane for some flights, and the resumption of seasonal, nonstop service to New York.
Plus-size ladies looking for a place to shop for clothes that are comfortable and trendy now have a new option. Embracing Beauty Plus Size Boutique is a family-owned and -operated clothing and accessories boutique in Orange City that has opened for business.
Daytona State College will hold a Fall Job Fair open to current students, alumni and all members of the community.