CRA grant award: The city of Brooksville Community Redevelopment Agency executive review committee recently awarded a commercial property improvement matching grant to McCrory Building/Robert Buckner.
The business, at 11 N Main St., received a grant for $2,425 to cover costs associated with repair/replacement of the underside of the existing building facade canopy, including the installation of new lighting.
Commercial properties in most of downtown Brooksville are eligible for the matching grant program. The area includes properties on parts of Main, Liberty, Broad and Jefferson streets and Fort Dade and Saxon avenues.
For information, visit cityofbrooksville.us or call (352) 540-3815.
Doctor gives presentation: Dr. Timothy Foster, psychologist, recently gave a free presentation, "Teaching Children about Emotions," at SpringBrook Hospital in Brooksville. The hospital hosts the monthly presentations as a free service to the community. Attendees earn two continuing education unit credits for each presentation.
For information on upcoming presentations, contact Tina Lay, outreach specialist, via email at [email protected]
PHSC Foundation board members begin terms: The Foundation Board of Directors at Pasco-Hernando State College recently selected new officers to serve volunteer, two-year terms.
Frank Rygiel of Wesley Chapel, was appointed chairman of the board, and George "Skip" Miller, also of Wesley Chapel, was selected vice chairman.
Mickey Smith, chief operating officer for Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill, and Leonard Sossamon, county administrator for Hernando County, will each serve three-year terms as new directors.
Bank manager to serve on Pay It Forward Farm board: Brian M. Collins, branch manager of Woodforest National Bank's Brooksville office, located in the Walmart Supercenter on Cortez Boulevard, was recently elected to serve on the board of Pay It Forward Farm.
The bank encourages its employees to volunteer with organizations that serve others through its Community Development program.
Collins taught a series of financial literacy classes to PIFF members and in February 2014, the branch received PIFF's "Outstanding Community Partner" award.
Chamber ribbon-cuttings: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings this week:
• Southern Pines Condos, 8075 Southern Pines Drive, Brooksville, at noon Thursday. Call Ronna Sasser, (352) 593-5964.
• Oak Hill Hospital's Graduate Medical Education Center, 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Call Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. The event includes a grand opening celebration from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Reception and tours to follow ribbon-cutting ceremony. To RSVP, call (352) 597-6333 no later than today.
Medical academy holds open house: 4YourCNA.com, a medical academy offering on-campus CNA training, inservices and support, will have an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at 2911 Commercial Way, behind Pizza Hut, Spring Hill.
The event includes refreshments, giveaways and special offers. Instructors and staff will answer questions. Call (352) 688-0412.
Educating entrepreneurs: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting an ongoing series of free business seminars. Upcoming seminars include:
• "How to Apply for a 501c3," 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
• "Small Business Disaster Planning," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills.
To register, visit score439.org and click on the "Local Workshops" tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
Leadercast workshops: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its Leadercast Leadership Lunch 'n' Learn summer workshop series.
Workshops will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and June 27, at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The workshops are free. Bring your own lunch. For information, visit hernandochamber.com/events.
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