BIZ BUZZ 6.2.2011

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+ Local business offers instant medical records 
Based out of Palm Coast, MyInfo911 has developed a scannable ID card which can shorten medical treatment time for emergency workers arriving to crash sites. Using smartphones to scan and read barcodes printed on either stickers or cards provided by the company, first-responding medical workers can retrieve all relevant patient information immediately, online, instead of waiting for family feedback or hospital reports.

MyInfo911 opened May 2, at 138 Palm Coast Parkway, Suite 310, and is founded by Patrick O’Riley. Call 445-2727.

+ Flagler Chrysler promotes new president, general manager
Flagler Chrysler Dodge Jeep promoted its 14-year store general manager, Mindy Miller, to branch president May 1. Jim Russell, a former Bradenton resident, was promoted to general manager. Since the regime change, Flagler Chrysler — located at 5925 East Moody Blvd. — has doubled the size of its sales force in anticipation of a spike in business. Call 437-4141.

+ Always Best Care goes national with accreditation
Always Best Care of Flagler County, a home health agency, is now nationally accredited through the Community Health Accreditation Program, one of the most prestigious accreditation programs in the nation. Always Best hopes the CHAP stamp will help to foster growth, as well as the creation of more area jobs. Always Best Care has also relocated, to 2561 Moody Blvd, Suite B, in Flagler Beach.

+ Kelly Lohman speaks at Business Express summit
Kelly Lohman, owner of social-media strategy company Socialsmidge, spoke at the seventh-annual Business Express summit, hosted by the Flagler County Center for Business Excellence, June 1, at the Daytona Beach Hilton Garden Inn.

Established in October 2010, Socialsmidge began with one client and, in roughly half a year, has expanded to 30 clients, including nonprofits, consulting agencies and international outfits representing industries from travel and service to real estate and restaurants. The one-woman company specializes in site traffic, brand promotion and increased market presence.

A former elementary school teacher, Lohman says her passion for “Internet geeking” blossomed when she became a professor of communications for the University of Phoenix. One of six workshops taking place at the summit, Lohman’s presentation will focus on social media’s effects on the workplace.

+ Re/Max Select opens doors, visitor center
Re/Max Select Professionals held a grand opening ribbon cutting May 26, at 25 Old Kings Road, Suite 3. A full-service real estate firm catering to buyers, sellers, investors and builders, Re/Max Select has a team of six agents who specialize in short sales, foreclosures and relocations.

Expanding its office space to include a visitor center, Re/Max Select will serve as a location where the public can come for coffee, refreshments and Internet use. The center will also provide customers with local builder information, foreclosure listings and local area information. Re/Max Select is a multi-lingual company.

+ Finn’s Pub institutes smoking ban downstairs
The Mulvan brothers, owners of Finn’s Beachside Pub, on the corner of A1A and State Road 100 in Flagler Beach, are officially banning smoking in the bar/restaurant’s main downstairs area. Smoking will still be permitted on the deck and any outdoor areas.

+ 18-year salon vets return, open new salon in Palm Coast
With about 40 years of combined salon experience between them, Lori Kong and Sandy Bentley have opened a new salon in Palm Coast, called Cottage Hair Salon, on 15 Old Kings Road N., Unit 3.

Cottage Hair Salon is the second shop of its type that Lori Kong has owned in the county; she ran another in Palm Coast for 18 years before selling it in 2007. Now she’s back, with a partner.

Cottage offers foil highlighting, dimensional color, cuts, manicures/pedicures, facials and cosmetics. There are four stylists on staff. Call 283-5614.


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