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Palm Coast Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 7 years ago

BIZ BUZZ 10.27.2011

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by: Mike Cavaliere Multimedia Director

+ Team Logic IT unveils ‘office in a box’ product
At Palm Coast’s Business-to-Business Expo, Team Logic IT presented its latest product, Cisco’s Unified Communications 500, a system company President Lance Hoskins calls an “office in a box.”

Hoskins said he spent the past year researching the system and understanding how it works before introducing it through Team Logic.

The UC500 is like the brain to a company’s communications interface, he said, connecting its security, data, video and phone capabilities in one place, eliminating the need for multiple servers and networks.

“This is the way that a small business should open,” Hoskins said.

+ Grinstead named Watson Realty rookie of the month
In Watson Realty Corp.’s top producers announcement for the month of September, released Oct. 17, agent Carl Grinstead, of Palm Coast, was named the company’s rookie of the month.

+ Bed & Mattress Palace moves into Flagler Square
After 10 years of business in St. Joe Plaza, Bed & Mattress Palace, owned by Jim and Trix Simmons, has reopened in Flagler Square. The Simmonses, who ran their mattress store at St. Joe from December 1998 to December 2008, closed shop to move to Delaware and be closer to family. After enduring two blizzards in about two years, though, they got homesick. The couple reopened their Florida business Sept. 1.

“It’s what we enjoy doing,” Trix Simmons said of running a bed/mattress retailer for almost 15 years. “We’ve just been doing it so long … We try to do a no-gimmicks approach … and do whatever it takes to make the customer happy, really.”

Deals and coupons can be found on the company’s website, www.BedAndMattress.com. Call 439-9202.

+ Florida Hospital Memorial Home Health named one of 2011 HomeCare Elite
Florida Hospital Memorial Home Health has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a group of top-performing, home-health agencies in the United States.

Now in its sixth year, HomeCare Elite identifies the Top 25% of industry leaders and further highlights the Top 100 and Top 500 agencies overall.

The 2011 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. It is sponsored by OCS HomeCare, a provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, newsletter publisher.

“The HomeCare Elite designation continues to gain significance, given the regulatory changes and challenges that agencies face,” said Marci Heydt, product manager DecisionHealth.

Heydt continued: “Agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes.”

The full list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies can be found at www.OCSHomeCare.com. 

+ MediQuick Urgent Care Center facilities receive national designation
MediQuick Urgent Care Center, located in three locations in Palm Coast and Green Cove Springs, has received the Urgent Care Association of America’s Certified Urgent Care designation, which legitimizes the clinic as an urgent-care facility.

Equipped with X-ray capabilities, lab services and licensed technicians, MediQuick Urgent Care Center facilities accept walk-in appointment during all hours of operation.

For more, call 447-6615.

+ Albert Tetrault named Department of Veterans Affairs attorney
Tetrault Law PA announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs named Albert R. Tetrault as an accredited attorney for the preparation, presentation and prosecution of claims for veterans benefits before the Veterans Administration. In this role, Tetrault will represent veterans throughout the country.

For more, call 904-377-5585.

+ Duval named Beltone Northern Florida spokesman
Brian Snowden, co-owner of Beltone Northern Florida, has announced that PGA Champions Tour member Bob Duval has signed on as the company’s new spokesman.

Duval, a Jacksonville native who has more than two-dozen Top-10 Champions Tour finishes, signed a one-year contract with Beltone.

Beltone’s Palm Coast office is located at 377 Palm Coast Parkway.

For more, visit www.BeltoneFlorida.com, or call 401-921-3320.

PALM COAST BUSINESS ACTIVITY
According to Palm Coast’s Business Assistance Center, the following companies were issued business tax receipts the week of Oct. 17 through Oct. 21:

• Digital DNA LLC is a certified specialty contractor, at 15 Hargrove Lane.
• Painting by Crow Masalski is a home-based painting service.
• Go Green Clean is a home-based janitorial service.
• Grasshoppers is a home-based landscaping service.
• Imperial Construction and General Contractors Inc. is a home-based certified general contractor.
• Manatee Lawn Care and Landscaping Inc. is a home-based landscaping service.
• RCR Designs LLC is a home-based unclassified personal service.
• Free from Laundry is a home-based unclassified personal service.
• Michael Sager Lawn Maintenance is a home-based landscape service.
• House M.D. Home Repair is a home-based handyman service.
• Leesa Phillips is a home-based arts-and-crafts retailer.
• Executive Rollscreen of Florida Inc. is a home-based screen service.

— Send business notes to Mike Cavaliere at [email protected].

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