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.
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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.
After 17 years in business just north of DeLand, Tractor Supply Co. has opened in a new location at 101 E. International Speedway Blvd., in a portion of what used to be a Sears Essentials and Kmart store in the Northgate Shopping Center.
The Stetson University School of Business Administration has announced the appointment of three new program directors for the fall 2019 semester.
More than 60 people recently learned about minimally invasive treatment options for neck and back pain, as well as the benefits of AdventHealth Fish Memorial’s new TrackX technology.
Banyan Cove, a 100-unit affordable community for income-restricted residents age 55 and older, has finally opened its doors to residents.
Debbie Tolan bought an assisted living facility and moved to DeLand from upstate New York in July 1994. A quarter-century later, Rose Manor ALF is still going strong and typically has every one of its 10 state-licensed beds spoken for.
Trophy Factory Plus Framing, a leading producer of laser-engraved products, trophies, framing and promotional items in Downtown DeLand since the early 1970s, is under new ownership.
After two years of serving up intermittent, special-event dinners, Cress Restaurant is resuming five-nights-a-week service at 103 W. Indiana Ave. in Downtown DeLand.
Spring Garden Vineyard, a U-pick muscadine grape vineyard owned by Robin and Wanda Lennon, is opening for a fourth picking season Friday, Aug. 16. The vineyard is at 980 Reynolds Road, DeLeon Springs.
Brian Smith’s hobby was using a laser to cut out metal pieces and fashioning them into signs, fire pits, wall hangings or other types of artwork, which he then sold at farmers markets and craft fairs.
A well-known Halifax-area barbecue place will open a second restaurant at Interstate 4 and Saxon Boulevard in Orange City.
Construction is progressing on the AdventHealth Deltona ER.
DeLand-based Mainstreet Community Bank of Florida is expanding into Ocala with its second branch outside of Volusia County and seventh branch overall.
A commercial film studio based in Downtown DeLand is making a series of commercials for an Australian lingerie maker.
The DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce & Orange City Alliance has launched its preparations for the DeLand Christmas Boat Parade, a tradition that stretches back to the 1920s. The 53rd edition of the parade of brightly lit and beautifully decorated boats of all sizes will be held on Lake Be…