When Centerstate Bank opened its first branch in Palm Coast Jan. 9 it wanted to show its commitment to the community by sponsoring a fundraiser to area charities. It asked residents to pick their five favorite nonprofits to be beneficiaries, each of which would receive $500, including Grace Community Food Tabernacle, Flagler County Education Foundation, Flagler Habitat for Humanity, Flagler County Police Athletic League, and Flagler Humane Society. It then asked community members for its first choice, which residents picked as the Flagler Humane Society, donating an additional $3,000 to the organization.
On hand March 20 for the presentation of the check were, from top left, Centerstate board members Dave Zaslavsky; Tim Conner and Bill Smith, flanked by Flagler Humane Society executive director Amy Wade-Corotenuo and Centerstate branch manager Maria Lavin-Sanhudo and senior vice president Garry Lubi. On the bottom, from left, are Flagler Humane Society workers Jeffery Ritter, Keith Neal, and Courtney Ryan.
In other business news:
FHF appoints new facilities manager
Florida Hospital Flagler has selected Charles Whitlock to serve as the new facilities manager. In this role, Whitlock will oversee the daily operation of the security department and engineering staff, and will work closely with the facilities director to plan, coordinate and complete all construction and renovations to ensure they are in compliance with all regulatory agency codes and standards. Whitlock has 32 years of experience and has been with Florida Hospital for 12 years, serving in multiple roles throughout the hospital.
Green construction award
The Florida Green Construction has received a Platinum Certified Florida Green Home award from the Florida Green Building Coalition for their new model home in Palm Coast. The new model is located at 24 Eastland Lane and has earned certifications from five separate agencies, including the Certified Florida Friendly Landscape certification from the University of Florida’s IFAS Extension, a Florida Water Star Silver home certification from the St. Johns River Water Management District, an ENERGY STAR Qualified home certification and a Build Smart home certification by Florida Power & Light Company.