Brooksville center receives SHARP award: Brooksville Healthcare Center, 1114 Chatman Blvd., Brooksville, was recently presented with the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program award by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Jim Ulseth, a safety consultant for OSHA, made the presentation. The program recognizes small-business employers that operate an exemplary safety and health management system.
investor buys Spring Hill shopping center: A South American investor, represented by Frank Bejar of FBP Realty in Sunny Isles Beach, has purchased a Hernando County shopping center for $4 million.
The 10,880-square-foot Shoppes of Spring Hill is leased to four national retailers: AT&T, Mattress Firm, GameStop and Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt. The property is a parcel near the Walmart Supercenter on Commercial Way in Spring Hill.
Mark Shellaberger, a senior vice president with CBRE Group in Tampa, represented the seller, Gulfstream Spring Hill, which developed the property in 2008.
Chamber ribbon-cuttings: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings during the coming week:
• Jimmy Lodato, at Dyenamic Aviation, 15421 Technology Drive, south of Brooksville, at noon Tuesday. Call Jimmy Lodato, (352) 799-0121.
• Above & Beyond Salon-Day Spa, 18734 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, at noon Thursday. Call Kathy Keyes, (352) 593-4923.
Business seminar: The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida, in partnership with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, will offer a business seminar, "Basic Business Taxes," 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The workshop will be presented by Joe Teston with the Small Business Development Center. The cost is $10 per person. To register, visit hernandochamber.com/events.
Women Minority Business Enterprise certification: The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida, in partnership with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, will offer a business seminar, "Women Minority Business Enterprise Certification," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The workshop will be presented by Eileen Rodriguez, with the Small Business Development Center. The cost is $10 per person. To register, visit hernandochamber.com/events.
PHSC Encore Academy presents boot camp and job skills workshops: The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando State College is sponsoring Back to School Boot Camp and Job Seekers workshops for students 50 and older. Workshops will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. through July and August at the Spring Hill campus, 450 Beverly Court.
The program addresses the major obstacles facing older people who want to return to the classroom or improve their job outlook. Students may enroll for the entire series or select individual workshops.
Coming workshops include:
• "Computer Security," Tuesday.
• "Resume Writing," Thursday. Free.
• "Intro to MS Word," July 29.
• "Networking for Success," July 31. Free.
• "Intro to File Management," Aug. 5.
• "Interviewing Skills," Aug. 7. Free.
The registration deadline is three days before the workshop. Workshops are $12 each unless otherwise stated. Call (727) 816-3439 or visit phsc.edu/encore.
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