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Port Orange Observer Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 2 years ago

Agency that helps homeless, gets help

ALSO: Chanfrau and Chanfrau gets recognition
by: Wayne Grant Real Estate Editor

The Halifax Health Nursing Vision 20/20 committee recently donated $250 to Palmetto House in Daytona Beach. A temporary housing facility, Palmetto House facilitates the movement of homeless individuals to permanent housing. Services to clients include case management, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, mental health service referrals and money management and credit counseling workshops.  For more information about Palmetto House, visit or call 253-4895.  


Chanfrau & Chanfrau recognized in two rankings


MeToo brings labor law to forefront


Kelly Chanfrau

Chanfrau & Chanfrau has been named one of the top law firms in the Orlando/Daytona Beach area for Labor Law - Union practice in a ranking by U.S. News – Best Lawyers for 2018.

Chanfrau & Chanfrau was ranked as “Tier One.” Law firms are ranked in tiers, rather than sequentially, and there are three tiers in metro areas, according to the website,

Founded in 1976, Chanfrau & Chanfrau handles labor law from its offices in Daytona Beach and Palm Coast for plaintiffs and defense including contract disputes; discrimination; Family Medical Leave Act; overtime and wage disputes; sexual harassment; and whistle-blower defense. 

 Labor law has become a front-page topic with the advent of the #MeToo movement and the creation of the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, a press release from the firm stated.

 “Much needed attention has been brought to the category overall as the paradigm is shifting toward what is right, just and fair for employees as well as for employers. We are here to help both navigate those sometimes blurry lines to ensure the best possible outcome for the betterment of both,” said Kelly Chanfrau, board certified employment lawyer and Chanfrau & Chanfrau partner. “The recent media attention has breathed new life into this important issue and it’s vital for businesses as well as workers to understand their rights.”

Chanfrau & Chanfrau​ is a​ personal injury​ and​ employment law​ firm serving Central Florida.

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Attorney Chaufrau listed in top ten


William M. Chanfrau Jr

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized personal injury attorney William M. Chanfrau, Jr., as one of 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Florida for 2018.

 The institute is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes the top ten list annually as a resource for clients. The selection process is based on client and peer nominations as well as independent evaluation.

One of the most aspects involves client satisfaction and attorneys' relationships and reputation among their clients, according to a press release from the instititute.

“We congratulate William M. Chanfrau Jr., on this achievement and we are honored to have him as a 2018 AIOPIA Member,” the press release stated.


Surgeon praised by patients


Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center selected cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. John Holt as the physician of the quarter. 

“Dr. Holt is a fantastic surgeon and great with one-on-one with the family.  He takes the time to explain all that is to be expected.  Thank you, Dr. Holt!” one patient wrote.

“Dr. Holt is amazing. He went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of and even called me from his home after hours,” another patient wrote.

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. John Holt (white coat) was recognized as the physician of the quarter for Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. He is shown with the cardiovascular operating room team and hospital leadership. Courtesy photo


Benedict announces promotion


Benedict Advertising & Marketing has announced the promotion of Shawna Long to account coordinator. Hired as a receptionist 2017. Long will assist with Subway accounts. Benedict is the agency of record for more than 1,300 Subway locations in 12 markets throughout the southeastern United States and Bahamas.

Long lives in Ormond Beach and has family in Port Orange. She has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Shawna Long


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