EMPLOYERS NEEDED FOR CAREER FAIR: Local employers are needed to participate in Pasco-Hernando State College's Career and Testing Services' Opportunity 2016: Hernando County Career Fair from 9 a.m. to noon April 5 at PHSC's Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill.
Employers interested in attending to advertise current job listings should contact Breanna Perry, coordinator of career services, at (352) 797-5174 or Steve Wilson with CareerSource Pasco Hernando at (352) 293-1123.
Job seekers must pre-register for the event at eventbrite.com; search PHSC Career Fair.
NURSING DEPARTMENTS RECOGNIZED: Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill announced that two of its nursing departments were recently recognized by HCA in its Unit of Distinction initiative.
The second-floor neuro/tele unit, led by registered nurse Sue Cooper, director of the neuro/tele clinical decision unit, ranked in the top 1 percent of nearly 500 departments across the entire hospital system.
Honorable mention was awarded to the hospital's sixth-floor orthopedic and spine unit, led by registered nurse Candace Sellers, director of the Surgical/Orthopedic & Spine Institute, which ranked in the top 5 percent of the hospital system.
CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at Dennis Realty, 3263 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach, at noon Wednesday. Call Diane Fisher, (352) 848-5055.
CHAMBER AFTER HOURS MIXER: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its March After Hours Mixer, sponsored by Karma Spirits & Cafe, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 10511 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The event is free. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.
KEYS TO SUCCESS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its second annual Keys to Success business development series, "Giving Value to Your Customers," from March 21 to 23 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
Spherion Staffing is the event's presenting sponsor, and Hits 106 WGHR-FM is the presenting media sponsor. Other sponsors include: Capital City Bank, Career Source, Duke Energy, Hernando County Office of Emergency Management, Hogan Law Firm, Pasco-Hernando State College, Hernando Sun. Legal Shield, Oak Hill Hospital, Saint Leo University, Suncoast Credit Union and Westbridge.
• March 21: kickoff luncheon at 11:30 a.m., "Delivering Superior Customer Service" workshop at 2 p.m., "Fundamentals of Supervision" workshop at 3:30 p.m.
• March 22: "Hacking Doesn't Happen Only to the Big Guys" workshop at 8:30 a.m.; "Credibility is King — You Reap What You Sow" workshop at 11:30 a.m.; "Unwritten Rules of Social Media" at 2 p.m.
• March 23: "Why Do Generations Clash at Work?" series finale and panel discussion at 7 a.m.
Partnerships are available in four categories: Platinum for $1,500, Gold for $1,000, Silver for $500 and Bronze for $250.For information, visit hernandochamber.com or call (352) 796-0697.
BPW TO MEET: Business and Professional Women of Hernando County will meet at 5:30 p.m. March 22 in the pool room at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. The topic will be "Medication Demystified," presented by Stephen Davis.
BPW of Hernando meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Dinner is $15 for members and $20 for guests. To RSVP, send email to [email protected] by Thursday.
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars.
• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.
• How to Really Start Your Own Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.
• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 18, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
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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