Also in local business: Vincent Sullivan honored by Florida Bar, Bunnell upgrades vehicle fleet, Palm Coast donates to AdventHealth, storage company buys Bunnell space
FPC culinary students recruited by restaurants
Jaffy Lee, operations manager for A1A Burrito Works Taco Shop and Whaam! Burger, partnered with Flagler Palm Coast High School culinary teacher Lori Savoca to recruit and hire her advanced students and organize student-directed interviews in the classroom.
This is the fourth year of the partnership. Lee currently has four students still working in the stores who were hired last year and an assistant manager who was hired two years ago.
During the session, the students fill out a hard copy resume, learn interview tips and are interviewed by Taco Shop or Whaam! Burger employees on the spot.
Vincent Sullivan honored by Florida Bar
Michael Chuimento III, managing partner of Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant, is pleased to announce attorney Vincent Sullivan has been honored by the Florida Bar for pro bono work in the Seventh Judicial Circuit (comprised of Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia Counties).
Vincent, who moved to Palm Coast in 1999 and graduated from Matanzas High School in 2008, volunteers and counsels clients at St. Johns County Legal Aid twice a month, which equates to approximately 100 hours a year. Vincent assists clients at no charge and helps them though the complexities of situations such as vehicle repossessions, home foreclosures, credit card defense lawsuits, and more. Vincent has been volunteering since he was a student in law school and has been helping clients at St. Johns County Legal Aid for the past five years.
Bunnell upgrades vehicle fleet
Bunnell is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management to upgrade its fleet with 18 new police cruisers, SUVs and trucks. The program is projected to save the city more than $90,000 over the next eight years. Prior to the agreement, the city owned and self-managed their vehicles.
Palm Coast donates to AdventHealth
On Jan. 7, Palm Coast donated over $20,000 to the AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation to support the hospital’s fight against breast cancer.
In 2019, the city hosted three community events to raise funds for breast cancer care and awareness: the Pink Army 5K, Pink Army Food Truck Tuesdays and the Palm Coast Friends of Tennis event.
“Our community showed amazing support,” said Kat Friel, Flagler County economic opportunity manager and co-chair of the Pink Army 5K. “Breast cancer awareness is personal to me and I am grateful to all the partnerships that are a part of our fundraising efforts.”
“What’s exciting is the impact that these dollars bring back to our community,” said John Subers, AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation director. “In 2019, our foundation funded over $37,000 directly to breast cancer services, including new 3D mammogram and lymphoma technology, and provided breast cancer care to qualified patients in need.”
Jared Dawson, City of Palm Coast; Brittany McDermott, City of Palm Coast; John Subers, AdventHealth Palm Coast Foundation; Cory Comstock, Flagler County Humane Society; Kat Friel, Pink Army 5K and Flagler County Economic Opportunity Council; and Agnus Lightfoot, Friends of Tennis.
Storage company buys Bunnell space
All Aboard Storage has purchased the rear self storage portion of Marvin’s Garden Business Center, 4601 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell, on Jan. 2. The 50,000 square foot self storage facility has about 270 self storage units and some outdoor parking spaces for lease on about four acres of property. All Aboard plans to build an approximately 5,000 square foot new climate-controlled self storage building to replace some of the outdoor parking spaces.
“We continue to look for additional existing self storage locations to purchase or manage, growing our footprint across Florida,” said CEO Andy Clark, “we have a great team in place that will make that growth happen without losing our company culture of exceptional customer service.”
As a good-neighbor gesture, All Aboard Storage is offering three months free storage on selected sizes at this new location in Bunnell for non-profit organizations.