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Biz Buzz: Businesses compete in ninth-annual Flagler Funcoast Bed Race

Also in the Observer: Awards; New hires and promotions; New home-based businesses.
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

Realty Executives Oceanside and AWT Property Management joined forces to participate in the ninth-annual Flagler Funcoast Bed Race on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Flagler Beach Veterans Park. The “Powered by Experts” quest was led by co-captains Bruce Vinnick, Realty Executives Oceanside broker, and Andrew Trotter, CEO of AWT Property Management.

"We set out to maintain a three-year winning streak," Vinnick said in a release, "but the real victory was team-building fun while raising money for the youth programs in our community."


  • The Daytona Regional Chamber recognized Intracoastal Bank as "Small Business of the Year" with 11-50 employees. Small Business Division Chair Mike Mitchener announced that Intracoastal Bank won this honor during the Daytona Regional Chamber's fifth-annual awards luncheon.
  • Yellowstone Landscape was awarded two "Silver Awards of Excellence" by the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
  • Edward Jones ranked No. 4 on the newly released Best Workplace for Women by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. The firm is the highest-ranking financial-services firm on the list.
  • The following agents with Coldwell Banker Premier Properties were named the top agents for October: Jonita McCree (top producer), Jeanine Volpe (top listing agent) and Ana Medeiros (top sales agent).
  • The African American Entrepreneurs Association  congratulated Bernice Gordon for being the first recipient of their black tie fundraising gala "Mother of a Successful Entrepreneurs Award."

New hires and promotions

  • Florida Hospital Flagler named Alexander Kovalev as the hospital’s new nurse manager for the operating room, endoscopy and sterile processing.
  • Office Divvy announced the hire of Michael Schottey as a management associate. Schottey has worked in content creation and business development with Turner Sports, Forbes and travAlliancemedia.

New home-based businesses

  • Morning Dew Lawn Service – landscaping service
  • Kota’s Tree Care – tree surgeon
  • Ayaenna Mc Hugh – arts and crafts
  • Jillery Designs Inc – interior decorator
  • Kick On Eventing LLC – unclassified personal service
  • Stacy Harrold – photography/video
  • William James Wingate – handyman service
  • Sharing Memories – internet
  • A-Teem Industries LLC – handyman service
  • Service Tech Solutions Corp – computer service
  • TPM Homemaker & Companion Services LLC – unclassified personal service
  • Pinta Smoke LLC – retail sales
  • Backwater Home Repair LLC – handyman service
  • Arneaud Industries LLC – retail sales
  • Ultimate Irrigation & Landscaping Inc – paver contractor
  • MDR Administrative Services LLC – admin support service
  • Innovating Cleaning Enterprises LLC – janitorial service
  • Bright Pressure Washing – power washing

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