Spring Fever in Daytona Beach

D.G. Meyer Logo in Blue

Race Cars and  Motorcycles—Spring Breakers and Snowbirds

It might be late winter in most of the country, but in Central Florida we can start calling it Spring from anytime in Mid-January through May. It is a changeable season here, and this year saw our coldest weather in years. But the cold never lingers for too long before sunny skies and balmy breezes herald the coming Spring.

Deland Nissan- (2) New 20 ton Carrier split systems with fabric duct.
Deland Nissan- (2) New 20 ton Carrier split systems with fabric duct.

We had an early interval of very warm temperatures, causing local residents to start thinking about their Air Conditioning. Just when it seemed we had skipped right from winter to summer, changeable March arrived ‘like a lion’ with a nor’easter that plunged those erstwhile warm  temperatures and churned the ocean, causing the surf to rise up to from 7 to 12 feet.  Sunny skies and dry weather, as well as the weather reports on our northerly neighbors, take the edge of this cool change.

While Winter is the slow season “up” north, the migration of Canadians and others who live in cold and often snowbound areas begins early in the year. It is a popular time for foreign travelers also. Our population swells and traffic slows down. Car racing starts in late January,  and February echoes with the deep rumble of stock cars circling the famous Daytona International Speedway.  The Races, culminating with the Daytona 500 are some of the busiest weeks of the year here.

By March, the roar of Harley’s begins to fill the air even though Bike Week doesn’t officially begin until March 9th (through March 18th). Motorcycles and Spring Breakers will overlap this month. For the next few weeks—merchants, food and drink establishment and other service industries will be celebrating this lucrative season—sightseers, tourists and many locals will enjoy the show—and all of us will fight traffic snarls and crowds in our daily routines.

D.G. Meyer Inc. has released this year’s Bike Week Commemorative Tees and they are as aesthetically pleasing as ever. To see the complete gallery of past  Bike Week Tee Shirts go to this link:  D.G. Meyer Spring Rites— 25 Years of Bike Week Tee Shirts

Have an enjoyable Florida spring!

Remembering Jane Turner

Saying Goodbye- Jane Turner

Saying Goodbye

In Loving Memory- Jane

On Monday February 26th 2018 D.G. Meyer Inc. Accounting Office Manager Jane Turner  passed away after a long illness. She has served as a loyal and devoted employee of this company for decades, and will be very sorely missed.

Saying Goodbye to jane Turner
Jane Turner at DGM early 1990s

Jane’s first employment at D.G. Meyer Inc. was as a temporary receptionist in the late 1980s. On her first day, she announced to me that she wanted to become a permanent employee of the company. True to her words, in  September of 1990 she did join the staff and spent the next 28 years being as diligent and efficient an asset in the office as ever worked there. Her perfectionist tendencies secured her the trusted position in accounting, and she pursued her job with impeccable zeal. She was the undisputed queen in her Office, and garnered the respect (and sometimes fear) of her fellow workers.

It is impossible to really sum up the contribution of someone like Jane, and she will be impossible to ever really replace. Her contribution to the growth and success of D.G. Meyer Inc. will not be forgotten.

Memorial Services for Jane will be held on Friday, March the Second, 2018 at Lohman Funeral Homes  at 733 W. Granada Ave. in Ormond Beach from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.