Church to host health care session
A Family Life Conference will be held at the Greater New Zion Primitive Baptist Church, 201 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. The event is Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. with representatives from VITAS on the Affordable Health Care Act.

Minister Gwen Azama-Edwards will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service on Jan. 26.


Cultural Council to meet Jan. 24
The Cultural Council of Volusia County will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at the West Volusia Historical Society’s Conrad Center, 137 W. Michigan Ave., DeLand.

Members will elect a chair and vice chair for 2014 and discuss the council’s ongoing programs and upcoming activities. The public is invited to attend and participate in the meeting.

The Cultural Council advises the Volusia County Council on matters relating to cultural arts and is the state-designated local arts agency for the county.

For more information, contact Cultural Coordinator Mike Fincher at 386-736-5963, ext. 15872, or


Palm Coast center to launch academy
The Palm Coast Business Assistance Center (BAC) announces its new Small Business Development Center Business Academy, to start in early 2014.

“We’re excited to launch this program,” said Joe Roy, BAC area manager. “It will provide solid training and education in a variety of areas. The idea is to boost the performance and competitiveness of our Flagler County companies.”

The 2014 Business Academy will be comprised of three segments:
• Business management series will begin in March and include two-hour sessions taking place over five weeks. Topics to be covered include business planning, sales, marketing, lean operations and finance. This course is designed for existing businesses, and the cost per attendee will be $50 to cover materials.

• Evening workshops will begin in April and be scheduled for two hours in the evenings and cover topics such as marketing, social media, business planning and finance. These workshops are provided at no cost through the sponsorship of SCORE, SBDC and the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce and Affiliates.

• Special programs. Examples include Franklin Covey’s “4 Imperatives.



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