Here is the latest business news around Flagler County.
Delivery service launches in Palm Coast
Ernesto Vildoza and Bruno Abreu have launched Palm Coast Delivery Factory, Flagler County’s newest delivery service.
“When I lived in Miami, I utilized a similar service and it was so convenient,” Vildoza said. “I thought that it would be a great service for Palm Coast; they have a lot of people and restaurants waiting for us to launch.” The company is licensed and insured.
Palm Coast Delivery Factory will deliver just about anything to their customers via a phone call or preferably a text message. Items available for delivery include groceries, prescriptions, takeout lunch or dinner from a restaurant and more. The driver will deliver goods to a home, office, park, or most any other desired location. Customers simply call their order in to a restaurant, pay for it over the phone and text Palm Coast Delivery Factory the restaurant name, the name the order is under, when it will be ready and the address for the place of delivery.
“We feel strongly that offering this service will greatly assist those that are unable to leave their home, as well as potentially prevent drunk driving for those that feel the need to drive to the store to obtain alcohol during a party,” Abreu said.
Fees are $10 at a standard rate and $5 for all additional pick-up locations (any deliveries over Hammock Beach toll bridge, additional $2.00 for toll). For all debit and credit card, transaction fees apply: $1.00 per transaction.
Call 517-4018 or 386-517-4826, or go online www.facebook.com/PalmCoastDeliveryFactory.
Johnson Orthodontics participates in Operation Christmas Child
Johnson Orthodontics has once again collected Shoebox Gifts for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse. This year marks their 13th year, they’ve collected nearly 10,000 shoeboxes for the program.
“We have been blessed to be able to participate in Operation Christmas Child since 2002,” Dr. Paul Johnson said. “Those that donate are able to follow their box and either donate monetarily or pack their boxes according to age and gender of the child, or adult in need.”
The office purchased the supplies that go in the boxes and packed them, as well as collected and packed boxes from donors over the years.
Further information on the faith-based Operation Christmas Child can be found at http://www.samaritanspurse.org. Johnson Orthodontics’ is located at 25 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 1. Call 445-7671 or go online at http://palmcoastsmiles.com/.
Best Mattress Buys expands
Cindy English and Glenn Wilcox, owners of Best Mattress Buys in Palm Coast, have opened a second location in Ormond Beach, located in the eastern most corner in the Tuscany Shoppes plaza at 1185 W. Granada Blvd.
“When we launched our Palm Coast store in May of 2012, we were optimistic that the business climate would allow us to expand,” Wilcox said.
Wilcox is a Vietnam veteran and has been actively working in the mattress industry since 2002. He and English employ six people between the Palm Coast and Ormond Beach locations, with most being military veterans.
Best Mattress Buys is located at 1272 Palm Coast Pkwy SW in Palm Coast. Call 445-1816 or go online at www.bestmattressbuys.com.
New tourist magazine to launch in Flagler County
Veteran publisher and long-time Flagler Beach resident Richard Clemons will be launching “Mainly Local,” a tourist magazine in January of 2016.
“We’ve conducted extensive field testing and are happy to announce that “Mainly Local” is ready for marketing,” Clemons said. “It’s a quarterly tourist and hospitality magazine, revealing Flagler’s local heart and soul – with articles by local writers in conjunction with result-oriented advertising.”
For 14 months, Clemons has been delivering a free Dining Guide publication to specific hospitality locations in greater Flagler that provided 2,300 tourist viewing displays. This distribution results in a massive monthly readership – not counting high volume tourist eateries, shops, and attractions.
Flagler County has a yearly cash flow of nearly $300 million from tourists, and Clemons feels “Mainland Local” is strategically positioned for local businesses to tap into this rich market.
For more information on advertising or offers to summit articles, contact 693-5023, or visit http:/mainlylocal.com or https://www.facebook.com/MainlyLocalFlagler
Sports medicine physician Dr. Sonia Millan has joined the Flagler Orthopedics and Sports Medicine practice and will be on the Florida Hospital HealthCare Partners medical staff at Florida Hospital Flagler.
Watson Realty Corp. names Richard J. DeCeglie,CRS top listing associate for November 2015 in Palm Coast office.