Dream Finders Homes, a national homebuilder based in Jacksonville, will start construction within the next 60 days at Rivington, a master-planned community with a traditional character on just under 300 acres on Fort Florida and Barwick roads in DeBary.
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Huddle up, DeLand: Huddle House wants to come to town.
County to distribute federal assistance
The Florida Housing Finance Corporation board of directors has approved the release of $75 million to local governments — including Deltona and Daytona Beach — to assist Floridians in need of rental and mortgage assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As families and individuals yearn to escape their monthslong quarantines, amusement parks, museums and other attractions in Central Florida and elsewhere are taking steps to reopen safely for their guests and employees.
Merritt Island-based Launch Federal Credit Union, which has branches in DeLand and Orange City, has been ranked fourth in the state of Florida in a survey done by Forbes and Statista.
West Volusia has gotten a seat at the table in promoting the state of Florida’s tourism industry. Georgia Turner, executive director of the West Volusia Tourism Advertising Authority, was recently named to the Visit Florida board of directors.
State agencies are cracking down on people trying to take advantage of Floridians or skirting rules designed to combat the coronavirus.
Rohr Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center has opened on DeLand’s northwest side, and its namesake practitioner is a man who was born and grew up in this West Volusia city.
Being free of debt and having an emergency fund are just two ways people can achieve financial freedom. But while those goals are easier to attain by people who still have their jobs, it also should be the goal for workers who are now unemployed or have had their hours cut, and for small bus…
Orangetheory Fitness, in the Country Club Corners shopping plaza on DeLand’s south side, is once again open after a two-month hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
A new assisted living facility is getting ready to open in DeLeon Springs.
Karen Feaster has come a long way since she started at Daytona Beach International Airport as an intern in 1992 — all the way to the top. Recently, the Volusia County Council confirmed Feaster as the new director in charge of the county-owned and -operated airport.
DeLand is getting a second animal emergency hospital that will eventually be open 24 hours a day.
The two main providers of electricity in West Volusia have been making their annual preparations for hurricane season. And this year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, both Duke Energy and Florida Power & Light have been changing procedures to protect their employees, customers and communities.
AdventHealth nurses always are diligent and supportive when they care for patients, but recently a cadre of nurses at a hospital in Orange City went way above and beyond for one patient.
It happened in phases throughout May, but Goodwill Industries of Central Florida has reopened nearly all its stores in six counties, including those at 1600 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand and 891 Harley Strickland Blvd. in Orange City.
In the latest National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) report, Stetson University’s accounting program placed in the top 5 percent (13 out of 278 institutions) among medium-sized programs worldwide in relation to average student pass rates for first-time Uniform Certified …
A change of leadership is taking place at one of DeLand’s longest-standing insurance firms. Matthew Maniscalco, currently the vice president of sales and marketing, will take over as president and CEO of Page Insurance Agency on Monday, June 1.
When Gov. Ron DeSantis announced May 15 that gyms and similar facilities could reopen, the owners of CrossFit NIKA wasted no time in getting ready to do just that.
Wellness-related businesses in West Volusia — everything from spas and gyms to recreational activities and medical offices — are ready to help people recover from the coronavirus pandemic’s effects.
Volusia County’s Votran transportation system, the county’s three tourism advertising authorities — including the one in West Volusia — and cybersecurity issues will get some additional attention from the county’s internal auditor, it was decided recently.
For many years, Performance Designs has been designing and manufacturing parachute canopies for the sport and military communities, employing just shy of 200 folks in Volusia County. But in late March, when the coronavirus concerns arose, PD closed its production facility on International Sp…
Many businesses locally and statewide are starting to reopen this week. But exactly what they’ll face is largely unknown.
Families with children in the Volusia County school system are using AdventHealth Video Visits at more than triple the rate they were before COVID-19.
Stetson University School of Business Administration is launching its human resource management (HRM) program, which will yield impactful contributions to Central Florida, where there is an expected increase in jobs over the next 10 years.
Patients with severe cases of COVID-19 may find help in an unlikely source — the blood plasma of patients who’ve recovered from the disease.
Goodwill Industries of Central Florida remains committed to serving local residents with job training and job placement programs, even though it has transitioned its Job Connection Centers online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before the federal Paycheck Protection Program went broke, two DeLand banks helped businesses receive forgivable loans to help keep employees on the payroll.
A 10-year-old DeLand-based construction firm has bought the former Tractor Supply Co. store at 2300 N. Woodland Blvd. in DeLand. In February, family-owned and -operated Flagship Tilt-Wall paid $1.2 million for the building sitting on 3.5 acres, according to the Volusia County Property Apprai…
The Denny’s restaurant in DeLand has donated breakfast meals to staffers at AdventHealth DeLand’s emergency department and intensive care unit.
Members of the West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce can pick up new membership directories April 10, Executive Administrative Assistant Sherry DeCrenza announced.
As the coronavirus impacts the normalcy of day-to-day operations, Landis Graham French, P.A., is evolving in order to continue serving the West Volusia community.
State and federal agencies are warning people about possible fraud attempts related to the coronavirus impact payments to individuals.
Bill Budzinski, the owner of The Elusive Grape wine bar and retailer in Downtown DeLand, made more free food donations to a pair of local organizations.
Kyle Hays, a professional marketing consultant in DeLand, has partnered with local marketing and video companies to bring free services to the community throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses now can engage their community for free through a variety of marketing services …
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.
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.