Juanita Poffenbarger, of Ormond Beach, has been named Halifax Health Volunteer of the Year for 2016. Poffenbarger has been a member of the Halifax Health Auxiliary for 29 years, contributing more than 6,800 hours of service, according to a press release. She currently volunteers two days per week in the Gift Shop performing customer service duties, restocking merchandise and entering sales transactions. In addition, she is the lead buyer and merchandiser for the shop’s perfume products.
Halifax Health Auxiliary is a organization that serves the community through partnership with Halifax Health. For information on volunteer opportunities at Halifax Health, call 425-4036 or visit halifaxhealth.org/volunteering.
Realtor gets Special Merit Award
Adams, Cameron & Co., Realtors has announced that Nancy Cortez has recently received the Special Merit Award from the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors. This award is given to only one real estate agent and requires that the agent be nominated by her peers for a committee vote to take place. By receiving this award, she has been recognized for her “outstanding participation and real estate achievements,” according to a press release.
Cortez has been an agent with Adams, Cameron & Co., Realtors since 2004.
As the MLS Chair, Cortez developed the idea of Flex Camp, a seminar where local real estate professionals learned to become experts in Flex MLS, the local major multiple listings service.
Cortez is on the board of directors for Ormond Mainstreet and is an active member in both the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce. She was recently selected to serve on the 2017 Ormond Beach Chamber Board of Directors.
She is a top producer in both the Daytona Beach Area Association of Realtors and Adams, Cameron & Co., with repeated membership in the President’s Club which consists of the company’s top 25 producing agents.
Founded in 1963, Adams, Cameron & Co. is the largest real estate company in the combined Volusia and Flagler counties with over 300 agents. Visit adamscameron.com.
School for Realtors opens
A new school has opened in Ormond Beach for Realtors and those that want to become Realtors. The Colby School of Real Estate will offer both pre-licensing classes and post-licensing classes required by the state of Florida.
Licensed instructor and owner Cliff Colby is currently a broker-agent with Adams Cameron & Co. Realtors and also is involved with training at the agency.
“I wanted to create a first-class learning center in a convenient location to serve the local area Realtors,” he said. “The Colby School will be much more than a licensing school. “We’ll be offering classes and workshops on Realtor Math, Business Writing, Marketing Techniques, and I’m working on a guest lecture series kicking off with an eight-hour class on negotiations taught by an attorney from New York City.”
Colby started teaching at the Eagleson Institute and has taught bio-safety techniques all over the world. Locally, he volunteers with Junior Achievement and has taught fourth-grade science.
Call 341-9686 or visit colbyschool.com.
Halifax Health recognized for donor promotions
Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach has been recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.
Halifax Health conducted awareness and registry campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors and community members about the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors, and, by doing so, increased the number of potential donors on Florida’s donor registry.
The hospital was awarded Gold recognition through the HRSA Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign. Of the 995 hospitals and transplant centers participating in the campaign, 147 were awarded Gold recognition during this phase of the campaign.
Halifax Health worked with TransLife on the campaign. TransLife is East Central Florida’s federally-designated organ and tissue donation program agency, covering 10 counties and partnering with more than 40 hospitals.