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Donald O’Brien Jr.
Palm Coast Thursday, Apr. 7, 2011 8 years ago

BIZ BUZZ 4.7.2011

by: Mike Cavaliere and Andrew OBrien

+ O’Brien appointed to Florida Chamber group
The Florida Chamber Foundation announced Donald O’Brien Jr., of Flagler County, has been selected to serve on the Six Pillars Caucus System.

O’Brien will join other leaders from across the state to help craft the first statewide strategic plan as part of the Business Climate and Competitiveness Caucus.

The Six Pillars Caucus System is a qualitative research program to develop a plan for Florida’s future economy, including high-wage jobs, global competitiveness and vibrant communities, by 2030. The program launched in 2010, and the first draft of the plan will be finalized this year.

“I look forward to contributing to this essential planning process on behalf of Flagler County and the state,” said O’Brien, who has 30 years’ experience in banking and insurance.

O’Brien is an executive at Hayward Brown Flagler Inc. He serves on the Enterprise Flagler Board of Directors and is the chairman of the Business Issues Committee for the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce & Affiliates. O’Brien is also a past chair of the chamber’s board.

+ Former theater space to get renovations
A commercial permit for interior renovations worth $125,000 was applied for by Leonard Marinacco, at 229 St. Joe Plaza, a former movie theater location.

The top permit issued for the week was $150,000 for interior renovations at Pizza Hut, 5290 E. State Road 100, by Royce Cornelison/P&C Construction.

+ Consulting firm holds opening, ribbon cutting
Cloudstar Consulting Corp. will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting 4 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at 120 Airport Road, Suite K. Cloudstar provides information technology services.

+ Resident aces life coach exam, starts new business
Ana Smith has earned a 100% on a Certified Life Coach and Spiritual Coach Designation exam from World Coaching Institute, specializing in adult attention deficit disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorders.

She speaks four languages. Her new business is called Creative Synergy Coaching.

For more, visit www.creativesynergy

+ Watson real estate agent completes training course
Carmen Bongiovanni, of Watson Realty Corp., successfully completed the Spokesperson Issues Training program conducted by Florida Realtors, at its headquarters in Orlando.

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