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.
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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.
Arlene Krieger likes helping people. For more than 20 years in South Florida — from Miami to Fort Lauderdale — she helped people work through problems with their marriages, relationships or sexuality.
Much-anticipated expanded amenities at Riviera Bella are here.
The 2019 Business Awards will be handed out in late October, when the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce annually honors businesses for their significant roles in driving the region’s business community and economic growth.
Complete Parachute Solutions in DeLand has been awarded a $9,640,800 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise Option Year Two for the Multi-Mission Parachute Course, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Average expenditures on cybercrime are increasing dramatically, and security breaches are not only increasing but also increasing in severity. In fact, cybersecurity software and services company Symantec says malware attacks are up 200 percent, and cryptojacking attacks up by 8,500 percent.
About 18 months after it was announced, construction has finally begun on DeLand’s first cottage community.
More than a year after buying the property, Orlando-based Insight Credit Union has finally started clearing the lot where a gas station stood for decades before closing a number of years ago.
Seniors from DeLand High School’s medical program recently toured AdventHealth DeLand, the teenagers’ first step toward internships and job-shadowing opportunities.
Chicas Cuban Cafe will be moving from 208 W. Howry Ave. to the Artisan Downtown at 215 S. Woodland Blvd. sometime in October, a little more than a year after opening across from the DeLand Fire Department.
With the growth of health-related businesses in West Volusia — everything from spas and gyms to recreational activities and medical offices — the time is right to launch an all-encompassing wellness initiative.
Stetson University’s School of Business Administration has announced a $2.5 million gift from donor Leopoldo Fernandez Pujals to fully endow the Centurion Sales Program.
NAI Realvest | Charles Wayne Commercial recently closed the sale of 6.44 acres on South State Road 15A in DeLand. Lake Mary-based Flagship Companies Group purchased the land for $762,500 to build a mixed-use and self-storage development in the underserved area.
A Sanford-based company known for its healthful, cutting-edge snacks is expanding its production into DeBary.
Nikki Fried, elected last year as commissioner of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, or FDACS, says nearly 3 million people in the state — about a third of whom are school-age children — don’t know where their next meal is coming from. And she wants to address that.
Stetson University ranks No. 5 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges list of Best Regional Universities – South, released in early September.
Stetson University School of Business Administration has announced the addition of six new faculty members for the fall 2019 semester.
Two seasoned dental technicians have rebranded their laboratory to highlight the artistry, clinical performance and old-world values of customer service, offering a new option for dentists around Central Florida.
AdventHealth has donated more than $8,000 worth of equipment to help prevent and treat heat-related illnesses for Volusia County student-athletes. Donated items include cold-water immersion tubs, ice containers, thermometers, and “grab and go” emergency medical bags with all the equipment ne…
DoBro’s Chicago Style Pizza is moving about a quarter-mile west from its current home at 658 W. New York Ave. in DeLand.