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ALDI is bringing its grocery and home goods to Palm Coast. The store, located at 5095 State Road 100 E., will open on Thursday, July 13. On opening day, there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8:25 a.m., and the public is welcome to attend. After the ceremony, customers can tour the store, sample ALDI brand products and enter on-site sweepstakes.
In other business news:
Former Sheriff launches new law firm
James L. Manfre announced the launch of his new law practice, the Law Offices of James L. Manfre, which will offer legal counsel for cases involving family, criminal, trust and estates, real estate, business and immigration law. Manfre, who served as Flagler County Sheriff from 2000 to 2003, and 2012 to 2016, has been practicing law for 32 years. He most recently practiced law with local firm Nowell, Bayer & McGuire.
Past president of Flagler Bar joins Rice Law Firm
Douglas (Doug) Scott Williams has joined the Rice Law Firm (formerly Rice and Rose) and will be the partner in charge of the immigration section, as well as focusing on personal injury. Williams has 20 years of legal experience, and he is a past president of the Flagler Bar.
- Dr. Alireza Bozorgmanesh (Dr. Boz) has joined Radiology Associates Imaging.
- Sandra Schlageter is the new controller at Florida Hospital Flagler.
- Karen Worley is the new executive director for Sabal Palms Assisted Living and Memory Care.
- Sandra Young is the new community relations director at Sabal Palms.
- Susan Lamphier is the new community relations coordinator at Sabal Palms.
Real Estate corner
- Margaret Sheehan Jones, a CCIM at Parkside Realty Group in the commercial division, has earned the 2016 Top Producer Flagler County award at the recent Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors awards reception.
- Jack Corbett of Coldwell Banker Premier Properties’ Palm Coast office has been named the top sales agent for May 2017.
- Jeanine Volpe of Coldwell Banker Premier Properties’ Palm Coast office has been named the top listing associate for May 2017.
- Ana Medeiros, Rasa Siulte and John Lidstrom, sales associates with Coldwell Banker Premier Properties, have been honored as members of the company’s 2016 International Sterling Society.
- Shellie Keever and Alicia Moore, sales associates with Coldwell Banker Premier Properties, have earned membership in the company’s 2016 International Diamond Society.
- Toni P. Paschal has joined the Weichert, Realtors Palm Coast office.
- Arrow Rehabilitation of Palm Coast recently became a licensed provider of WorkSTEPS functional employment testing services.
- Hampton Inn & Suites Palm Coast, located at 150 Flagler Plaza Drive, has been awarded the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
- Blue Water Homes and Auburn Homes announced its intent to partner up and operate as Blue Water Homes.