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Florida Hospital Flagler names new foundation board members

Also in Business Observer: Mobil on East Highway 100 becomes U-Haul dear, new award offered to Palm Coast business owners and Palm Harbor Golf Club gets a new general manager.
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

Florida Hospital Flagler appointed three new community leaders to the foundation’s Board of Directors, according to a release.

FHF appointed Steve Davis, Richard Haas and Sid Nowell. Davis, who is a retired healthcare architect, moved to Flagler County in 2004. He specialized in designing hospitals and other medical facilities. Davis employs the concept of “Healing Hospitality,” which he developed while working at the Cleveland Clinic. In addition, Davis uses this concept to assist FHF with making changes to common areas and patient care areas throughout the hospital.

“As a recent patient, I experienced firsthand the importance of our hospital to the community,” Davis said in a release. “I am delighted to be serving on the Foundation Board.”

Haas, who has been a resident of Palm Coast for more than 15 years, is a retired business executive who specialized in advertising and sales. Haas and his family personally experience the medical care available at FHF, which fueled his passion to help grow the hospital and foundation.

“I want to do more and donate my time and efforts to help the hospital grow,” Haas said. “Being a part of the Florida Hospital Flagler Foundation board will allow me to do exactly that.”

Nowell, who has been a resident of Flagler County since 1995, recently retired after 42 years in the legal profession where he served governmental, municipal, corporate and individual clients. He served on the FHF Foundation board from 2009 to 2011.

“I am excited to return to the Foundation Board and support the continued growth and reach of Florida Hospital Flagler,” Nowell said.

Mobil on East Highway 100 to become U-Haul dealer

Mobil signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer that will serve the Flagler Beach community, U-Haul Company of Florida announced in a release.

Mobil, located at 6020 E. Highway 100, will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pickup for boxes.

U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is now available at all U-Haul locations, allowing customers to access trucks and vans at every hour of every day through the self-pick-up and self-return options on

Normal business hours are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. After-hours drop-off is also available.

If you want to reserve a U-Haul product at this dealer, call 386-313-8829 or visit for more information.

New award highlights community service for local business owners and employees

Palm Coast business owners and employees now have the opportunity to be the next Palm Coast Area Council Community Champion, according to a release by the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce.

The new award will be given out once per quarter to a local business professional who is committed to making a difference in the community. You can nominate someone you know, you can nominate someone you admire or you can’t nominate yourself.

If you’re interested, submit a brief story (300 words or less) about how you or the person your nominating helped the community. The deadline for the submission is Friday, Sept. 1. Here is a link to the application you can complete and return to Gretchen Smith at [email protected].

The winner will be honored at the next Palm Coast Area Council lunch meet up on Sept. 13. The winner will receive a framed certificate, mention in Thrive Magazine’s October issue and a news release.                                  

Palm Harbor Golf Club gets new general manager

Tim Spangler is the new general manager of the Palm Harbor Golf Club, according to a release by the city of Palm Coast. The course was previously managed by a private company under contract with the city.

Spangler, who has been a golf professional for the past 19 years, recently served as the director of golf at Plantation Bay Golf and Country Club from 2014 to 2016.

In his new position, Spangler will be responsible for golf operations, overseeing turf care and food and beverage.

“I love golf, and I believe Palm Harbor Golf Club is an asset for the entire community,” he said in a release. “As we review the needs of the community in the coming months, it will be our goal to serve traditional golfers and also offer new opportunities for all residents to utilize and enjoy this amenity.”

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