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The Zumbathon at One-on-One Fitness raised $1,500 for homelessness. COURTESY PHOTO
Palm Coast Thursday, Apr. 14, 2011 7 years ago

BIZ BUZZ 4.14.2011

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by: Mike Cavaliere Multimedia Director

+ Intracoastal Bank names board members
Intracoastal Bank held its annual meeting of shareholders April 6, at the Halifax Plantation Country Club. Intracoastal Bank is Flagler County’s only locally owned and operated financial institution.

At the meeting, the following were elected to serve as directors for the coming year: Albert W. Baylor, Michael D. Chiumento, C. Scott Crews, Robert DeVore, Thomas L. Gibbs, Albert B. Johnston, Jr., Gerald P. Keyes, Michael Machin and Bruce E. Page.

Bank board and management also provided shareholders with a progress update from 2010. Highlights included the following:

During 2010, total assets increased from $85,490,438 at Dec. 31, 2009, to $113,068,845 at Dec. 31, 2010, an increase of 32%.

Intracoastal Bank is located at 1290 Palm Coast Parkway, N.W.

+ Putnam State Bank forms advisory boards
Putnam State Bank recently formed an advisory board for its Flagler operations. The board consists of the following residents: Alton Jones (Armada Developers, LLC), Richard Roberts (Flagler County Insurance), Thea Hein-Mathen (Dave’s A-1 Auto), Dudley Shaw and Ann Shaw (Medi-Quick Urgent Care), Patrick Romero (Home Theater Rooms), Dorothy Sperber (Flagler County Association of Realtors), Tom Villano (Title Chain), and Toby Tobin (GoToby.com).

+ Zumba for homelessness
Palm Coast One on One Fitness and Zumba instructor Vaneza Roberts hosted a Zumbathon charity event this month to benefit Comunità Cenacolo America. Cenacolo missionaries are sent to Brazil, Mexico or Peru to open fraternities for homeless children. With a minimum $10 donation at the door, 85 people attended the event to raise more than $1,500 for the cause.

+ PetSmart fosters adoption
Through the company’s in-store adoption program, PetSmart hopes to save more than 440,000 pets a year nationwide. In cooperation with this initiative, PetSmart’s Palm Coast branch at Town Center has equipped a cat adoption showcase. All cats up for adoption come from the Flagler Humane Society, have been spayed/neutered and have updated shots. Flagler Humane Society volunteers visit twice daily to clean, feed and entertain the animals. PetSmart supplies all food and supplies as part of the charity program. A separate program for dog adoption is also conducted.

+ Marlin Consulting expands
Marlin Consulting Solutions President Jason Johnson recently reconnected via Facebook with Robert Fleming, with whom he attended high school years ago, in St. Maarten, in the Caribbean. Fleming had since moved to Florida to attend college.

The two are now in business together, with Fleming opening a new office of Marlin Consulting Solutions, a marketing, consulting and search engine optimization firm Johnson started in March 2009.

“The ideal scenario would be to add jobs here,” Johnson said. “The production hub will stay here, in Flagler County, and the Orlando office would be primarily sales.”

Visit www.marlincs.com.

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