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Hernando Business digest for May 6

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CAREERSOURCE PASCO HERNANDO LAUNCHES WEBSITE: To connect employers and those seeking internship opportunities, CareerSource Pasco Hernando has created a website. The site, pascohernandointern.com, will provide a single location for employers and prospective interns to find open positions throughout Pasco and Hernando counties.

The program provides opportunities for individuals who have completed occupational classroom skills training and need to gain job-related skills and knowledge. Based on a potential intern's eligibility, employers may benefit by being reimbursed between 50 and 80 percent of the intern's wages. The site provides opportunities not only to students and job-seekers, but also veterans.

Events

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Suncoast OB/GYN, 11097 Hearth Road, Spring Hill, at noon Tuesday. Call Katie Stacy, (352) 597-6317.

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.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars.

• Intro to Microsoft Excel, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

• How to Apply for a 501(c)(3), 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• How to Really Start Your Own Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel.

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.

If you have business announcements you would like to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hamilton, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also email items to jhamilton@tampabay.com or fax them to (352) 754-6133. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.

Networking and mixers

• Nature Coast Business Professionals: 7:30 a.m. today, IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Those attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip, (352) 293-4317.

• Keep It Local-Spring Hill/Brooksville Chapter: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Beef 'O' Brady's 14387 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call Lorrie Hamilton, (727) 534-0714.

• BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Tim Cornett, (352) 345-1377.

• Keep It Local — Hernando Business Professionals Chapter: 11:15 a.m., second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, Beef 'O' Brady's, 14387 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call Lauren Jolly, (352) 610-3435.

• BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast; no cost for first-time visitors. Call Marianne Zirk, (352) 340-4456.

Hernando Business digest for May 6 05/03/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 2:30pm]
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