Hospital names assistant chief nursing officer: Registered nurse Catherine Edmisten was recently promoted to assistant chief nursing officer at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill.
Edmisten, who previously held the position of director of the hospital's emergency care center for three years, has a diverse nursing background in emergency, telemetry, operations, administration and finance.
Free business assistance: SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed across the nation, has partnered with the Small Business Administration and Counselors to America's Small Business to offer free counseling to both start-up and established businesses.
More than 26 former business owners and corporate executives are available to offer assistance to Hernando and Pasco county individuals. For information, visit score439.org or call (727) 842-4638.
Free business consultations: The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce provide free consultations to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
A business consultant is available at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, to provide access to all of the center's services. To schedule a session, call Jerry Karp at (352) 796-0697.
Local public relations group to host monthly luncheon: The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will have its monthly professional development luncheon today at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, 505 E Hartford St., Hernando. The cost is $15 for association members and $18 for nonmembers.
The speaker will be Devon Chestnut, public affairs manager for Cox Communications' Southeast region.
The Nature Coast Chapter meets for lunch on the first Friday of each month. To RSVP, contact Katie Mehl at kmehl@citrus mh.org or (352) 344-6501.
Chamber ribbon-cutting: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting for Branded Excellence at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, at noon Tuesday. Call Frank Paonessa, (352) 293-5225.
Educating entrepreneurs: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting an ongoing series of free business seminars. Upcoming seminars include:
• "How to Really Start Your Business," noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, New Port Richey SMARTstart, the new business incubator center in the city-owned former post office building, 6345 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.
• "E-Marketing Concepts," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.
• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5:25 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.
• "The Art of Sales Communication," noon to 3 p.m. Friday, New Port Richey SMARTstart, 6345 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.
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, June 13, June 20 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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