NEW PORT RICHEY
Hospital and small business win honors
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital and Windsong Charters garnered Business of the Year Awards Thursday evening at the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce's Business Development Week banquet. The New Port Richey hospital, which is wrapping up a $49 million expansion, earned the award among large companies for its years of providing excellent patient care and supporting many community causes, the chamber said. Windsong Charters, which started in 2002 with one employee and has grown to 13, earned the award among small businesses. The chamber noted Windsong offers employees personal time off with pay, profit sharing and bonuses, while giving volunteer time and free charter boat rides to various organizations and festivals. Others honored:
• R.J. Kielty Plumbing Inc., which received the Business Expo Award.
• Tom Fleming, who received the Workshop Award for his presentation on "Networking for Results."
• Tim McClain of Express Employment Professionals, who received a Special Recognition Award for outstanding service and dedication.
The chamber also announced that Pam Reimer was elected Governor of West Pasco by raising the most money for her charity, the Katelyn Foundation. The runnerup was Margie Pagano, who raised money for the Boys & Girls Club of Pasco County.
Census Bureau is recruiting workers
The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a job fair today to recruit more temporary, part-time workers to help conduct the 2010 Census. The fair will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dade City Christian Church, 11800 Windsorwood Blvd. A 30-minute test will be given at 9:30 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Applicants should arrive at least a half-hour before the test to fill out an application, or visit 2010CensusJobs.gov to complete and print an application and I-9 form online. There is a Census practice test on the Web site. Applicants should bring a current passport, driver's license or other government-issued photo ID, as well as Social Security card or certified state-issued birth certificate. Veterans should also bring a copy of their DD-214, and disabled vets and their spouses should bring a copy of their VA award claim letter. To register or for more information, call (352) 277-3080.
The name of the band WD-HAN was misspelled in an article Thursday about the Pasco County libraries battle of the bands competition.