FREE SMALL BUSINESS MENTORING: SCORE, a nonprofit association, is dedicated to entrepreneur education and the success of small businesses nationwide.
The Pasco Hernando Chapter of SCORE has been helping small businesses since 1979 and annually conducts more than 2,500 free and confidential individual mentoring sessions and more than 60 training and educational seminars for small business owners.
For information, visit pascohernando.score.org or call (727) 842-4638.
LICENSED PEDORTHIST JOINS ACCESS HEALTH CARE: Brent E. Squires, a licensed pedorthist and orthotic fitter, has been appointed to the staff at Access Health Care.
Squires specializes in orthotics in footwear and orthotics for the feet. He is board certified in pedorthics. His practice is at 3502 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 666-1913.
DOCTOR LECTURES IN ARIZONA: Dr. Michael A. Pikos, a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, recently lectured on cone beam CT technology, guided surgery, dental implants and bone grafting at the Osteogenics Global Symposium in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Pikos' offices are at 4372 Commercial Way, Spring Hill; 2711 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor, and 8845 Hawbuck St., Trinity.
CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its April membership meeting from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville.
The breakfast is sponsored by Oak Hill Hospital, and the speaker will be state Sen. Wilton Simpson. The prepayment cost with breakfast is $15 online; $20 at the door. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events. For information, call (352) 796-0697.
STUDENT RECOGNITION BANQUET: Sponsors are being sought for the 42nd annual Student Recognition Banquet, hosted by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville.
The event, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill, recognizes the top Hernando County graduating seniors in several categories: academics, entrepreneurial/business, community service, leadership and vocational/technical. A special recognition award is given by the Hernando County superintendent of schools.
To sponsor a student, call Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697.
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FOOD TRUCK FIESTA: The public is invited to join the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce as it celebrates food and families during the third annual Hernando County Food Truck Fiesta from 5 to 9 p.m. May 13 at Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, north of Weeki Wachee.
The event includes a night of food trucks and music by local high school bands and choral groups, free games and activities, and the Hernando's Got Talent show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Chamber Education Training Association, which provides local school organization grants. Bring a lawn chair.
To register for the talent competition, call Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars.
• Introduction to QuickBooks, 10 a.m. to noon, Friday, Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, Building A, Room 204, New Port Richey.
• Internet Marketing, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.
• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.
To register and for information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the Local Workshops tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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