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Hernando Business digest for May 6

Business digest

Briefly

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 [email protected]ampabay.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.

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