Biz Buzz: Palm Coast's Kascel Therapy seeing significant growth

Also in the Observer: Flagler Chamber to host Smart Community program; New hires; Awards.
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Jul. 27, 2018

Kascel Therapy LLC, a Palm Coast-based pediatric occupational therapy company providing outpatient clinic and early intervention services, is seeing significant growth, according to a news release.

With help from Ray Peter — area manager and consultant at the Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida — Jennifer Baker and her husband, Kevin Baker, founded the company with the mission to "help children reach their potential" by teaching them how to improve the cognitive, self-care, sensory and play skills they need throughout the day.

What began as a company serving zero children grew to serve a trickle of five. They now serve almost 50 pediatric occupational therapy clients, which forced them to a new, larger facility, which is located at 15 Cypress Branch Way. In addition, new processes and procedures are in place to manage the business.

Jennifer Baker has 16 years of experience as a certified pediatric occupational therapist, while her husband manages the business operations. 

For information about Kascel Therapy, please visit www.kasceltherapy.org.

Flagler Chamber to host Smart Community program

The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Economic Alliance Council is hosting an event on Aug. 22 aimed at “showcasing components that make up a smart community,” according to a news release.

The Smart Community program, which is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, will open with a keynote presentation by Jeff Sheffield, the executive director for the North Florida Transportation Planning Organization, about Smart City technologies being integrated into other communities.

After lunch, certain sponsors will share how their businesses are working to be “smart.”

Moderated by Helga van Eckert, executive director for the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity, the final portion of the program will consist of a panel discussion from local municipalities in the county about the integrations they’ve invested in and what is to come.

Individual tickets are $40 and tables-of-10 are $375.

New hires

  • Marisa Rains accepted the position of regional manager at Watson Association Management, effective Aug. 1, according to a news release. Rains has over 20 years of association management experience.
  • Stephanie Shaffer De Jesus joined Coldwell Banker Premier Properties’ Palm Coast office as a sales associate, according to a news release. Shaffer De Jesus has knowledge of customer experience, client retention and technology.

Awards

  • Annette Gardinal, team leader for Team Gardinal, was recognized in the 2018 REAL Trends “America’s Best Real Estate Professionals” rankings, according to a news release. This is the third year Team Gardinal received this ranking.
  • Real Living Palm West Home Realty Inc. won the 2018 QE Award for the Top 20 Small Companies. The award is based upon the results of an independent survey limited solely to buyers and sellers who were in a real estate transaction that actually closed with participating real estate companies from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2017, according to news release.