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 …
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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.
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.