Learn how to start a business
A workshop on "How to Start Your Own Business" will be from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 10 at Daytona State College, Daytona Beach Campus, Bergengren Hall, Building 110, Room 112, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach
Presented by the Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College, this business start-up series workshop will provide an overview of the seven basic requirements for business startup. No charge.
To register or for additional information, call (386) 506-4723 or e-mail sbdc@DaytonaState.edu.
Yoga certification workshop offered
Dance Express Productions and the National Exercise Trainers Association, a nonprofit professional association, are co-sponsoring a Yoga Specialty Certification workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at 1501 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill.
The two-day workshop covers 27 poses, standing, seated and balance theory, breathing anatomy, therapeutic and resting poses, safety cues, modifications with props, formatting a class, alignment strategies, and meditation.
The workshop fee is $349.
To register, call (800) 237-6242 or visit netafit.org.
Education seminar planned
The offices of Dr. Howard L. Pranikoff, Endodontist, will host its 30th annual continuing education seminar on Friday, Jan. 18, for dentists and their staff in Volusia and Flagler counties.
It will be at the Daytona Beach Resort and will provide seven hours of dental continuing education for participants.
The speaker will be Dr. Marvin Fier of New York, presenting his cutting edge program "Predictable and Profitable Restorable Procedures for the New Economy."
Breakfast and lunch will be served.
This year will also feature a program specifically for dental assistants and hygienists.
"Team approach to making patients and practice healthy," which will be presented by Pat Worcester. A lunchtime seminar on "Marketing Your Practice" will also be presented by Harold Meredith of Dental Markers.
More than 40 sponsors from the dental industry will have exhibits at the event.
This year, participants are being asked to bring donations to the Jerry Doliner Food Bank, one of the major food banks in the Daytona Beach area.
For registration and information for dentists, dental assistants and hygienists call (386) 677-1844.
The Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary installed officers for 2013.
John McCarthy, bird cage treasurer; Margaret Henderson, recording secretary; Joyce Christian, corresponding secretary; Rosalie Bernstein, president; Gary Golgowski, vice president; Theresa Lenart, personnel secretary; Lucia Begin, general treasurer ; and Elizabeth Williams, Pinkadilly treasurer.
There are close to 300 volunteers of the auxiliary, who support various Florida Memorial Medical Center facilities in the Daytona Beach area.
These volunteers have donated hours worth more than $1 million each year, in addition to making financial donations of more than $4 million to the hospital system since the inception of the auxiliary.
Just this month the final installment of a multi-year, $500,000 pledge was completed, which provides the interactive Get Well Network Television System in patient rooms on the main Daytona Beach campus.
The auxiliary donated the first installment for another multi-year pledge to provide television system for patients in Florida Hospital Oceanside in Ormond Beach.
Halifax Health raises more than $20,000 in holiday fundraising events
Halifax Health employees banded together with different initiatives to raise more than $20,000 for charitable efforts.
The recent events started with the second annual Employee Community Service Fund project, which brought almost half of the total funds. Halifax Health employees worked together with the homeless student coordinator for Volusia County Schools to identify 22 families in need with a total of 57 children. The Halifax Emergency Community Relief Fund was able to donate $7,000 to buy gifts for the families and children. Halifax Health employees also applied for a grant from the Port Orange Walmart and were awarded $500. Twelve Halifax Health employees shopped at the Port Orange Walmart on Dec. 10 to purchase the gifts.
The Halifax Health Nursing staff organized a Wrap-A-Thon to gift wrap all of the gifts purchased. The nursing staff split into nine different teams, creatively named after each of Santa's reindeer, and wrapped more than $7,500 worth of gifts. To make the stakes even more interesting, the Halifax Health employees were able to cast votes by donation on whichever team had the best wrapped gift. Once the wrapping of gifts came to an end, the nursing staff loaded a hand-crafted sleigh with more than 20 bags filled with gifts.
While gifts were being wrapped in the France Tower, the Fountain tower lobby was occupied by nine creatively decorated rocking chairs for the Rock-A-Thon. Each team corresponded with a gift-wrapping team and rocked in rocking chairs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The chairs were graciously donated to Halifax Health by Cracker Barrel of Daytona Beach for the event. Employees, patients and families were able to donate to the team of their choice as they rocked to holiday music and greeted each guest that entered the building. The Halifax Health Nursing staff raised a total of $12,016 with the Rock-A-Thon and Wrap-A-Thon activities.
For more information, call (386) 254-4224 or visit halifaxhealth.org.