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Small Business of the Year (1-10 Employees)


Dredging & Marine Consultants

Dredging & Marine Consultants, LLC

(DMC) was established in 2002. It has grown from a one person operation to 9 employees and from one office in Port Orange to multiple locations including Fort Pierce, Tavares, and St. Augustine. DMC is a multidisciplinary engineering and environmental firm whose services are planning, engineering, environmental assessments, permitting and construction inspection.


DMC is a unique engineering firm that specializes in marine and freshwater infrastructure and water quality improvements through restoration and navigation dredging, and structures such as seawalls, docks, piers, boardwalks, marinas, ramps, shoreline protections, stabilization and armoring.

Small Business of the Year (11-50 Employees)

Vann Data Services, Inc.

Established in 1978 by George Van Arnam,

Vann Data Services, Inc.

has a long and proud history and heritage of serving businesses in Central Florida, evolving through generations of change in information technology. From selling some of the first PCs in this area, to servers and networking and now embracing virtualization, cloud and cyber security, Vann Data helps small and medium business implement the right technology that will make the biggest impact on their organization.


Todd and Janice Huffstickler assumed leadership in 2003. Todd, a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, is Executive Vice President and leads the sales team as well as sets the vision for the company. Janice, a graduate of Stetson University is President and has primary responsibility for HR and Finance. A certified woman-owned business, Vann Data is a Microsoft Certified Partner and is licensed for Low Voltage Voice, Data and Fiber structured cabling.

Nonprofit of the Year

Family Renew Community

Family Renew Community

has been restoring hope to homeless families with children in Volusia County since 1989. As it celebrates its 30th anniversary, Family Renew Community is accomplishing this more effectively and cost-efficiently than ever.


In keeping with its mission statement, Family Renew “provides a safe, stable home for homeless families with children, and equips them with the tools they need to be self-sufficient.” This flows from the vision of its founder, the Rev. Larry Redmond of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormond Beach, who called upon fellow clergy persons, political and business leaders to find a way not just to shelter families but also to give them a chance to change the direction of their lives. Led by downtown Daytona Beach jeweler Tom Ritzi, this group approached about 200 churches, temples and other houses of worship. Twenty congregations signed on, each agreeing to provide money and volunteer labor to acquire and maintain modest, temporary apartments for families in need, and offer them guidance to improve their economic health. The organization was incorporated as a nonprofit on Sept. 18, 1989, and converted a Holly Hill motel into housing for more than a dozen families.

Marvin Samuels Memorial Leadership Award

presented by Leadership Daytona Alumni Council

Dr. Linda Bradley

University of Central Florida - Daytona Beach

Linda Bradley, Ph. D., Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Director at

University of Central Florida-Daytona Beach

, will be honored with the 2019 Marvin Samuels Memorial Leadership Award, given each year by the Leadership Daytona Alumni Council. 


The Marvin Samuels Memorial Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has gone ‘above and beyond’ in serving this community. A $500 contribution in Bradley’s name will be donated to Westside Elementary School, a project supported by the Samuels family.


Bradley was a member of Leadership Daytona Class 28 in 2008. Her community service includes support of the Daytona Regional Chamber, FUTURES Foundation, Daytona Beach Police Foundation, Museum of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board, and Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation among others.

Young Professional of the Year

presented by Volusia Young Professionals Group

Kathryn Nagib

Halifax Health

Kathryn Nagib, Development Manager, Halifax Health is the 2019 Young Professional of the Year. Kathryn is the current president-elect for VYPG and will assume the group's presidency in 2020. In addition to VYPG, Kathryn is involved with the Daytona Beach West Rotary Club, Volusia/Flagler UCF Alumni Club, and Give Hope Foundation. She is a graduate of Leadership Daytona, Class 38.












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