ST. JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL-NORTH HONORED: St. Joseph's Hospital-North in Lutz was recently honored by the March of Dimes and the Florida District of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for reducing the number of early elective inductions and caesarean deliveries. The hospital met the criteria to qualify for the distinction, which includes achieving a rate for elective deliveries before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy of 5 percent or lower. A hospital must also policies in place to prevent such deliveries.
ASSISTANT CHIEF NURSING OFFICER APPOINTED: Registered nurse Lynnette Hayes was recently appointed assistant chief nursing officer at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson. Hayes comes to the hospital from Kansas City, Mo., where she served as a senior clinical consultant at the Cerner Corp.
MEET-UP AT INCUBATOR: A laid-back meet-up of business owners and community members will be at 5:01 p.m. Aug. 26 at the SMARTstart Dade City business incubator, 15000 Citrus County Drive, Suite 103. For information or to RSVP, call (352) 437-4861.
APPRECIATION BANQUET SET: The Pasco Economic Development Council will have its annual appreciation banquet Sept. 8 at the Saddlebrook Resort, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel. A trade show will begin at 5 p.m.; the dinner and program will be at 7 p.m. Local business and community leaders will be recognized for their contributions to the local economy. The event will include an awards ceremony, an industry showcase and a brief report on the county's economic development progress.For information or to RSVP, contact Suzanne at (813) 926-0827, ext. 226, or [email protected]
SMARTSTART CO.STARTERS: SMARTstart Pasco Incubators will host its next 10-week SMARTstart CO.STARTERS session from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday, beginning Sept. 10, at the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce office, 6013 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. The deadline to register is 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Led by a trained coach in a small, supportive group setting, attendees will gain insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action. The event, co-sponsored by the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce, is ideal for established business owners wanting to take their company to the next level or aspiring entrepreneurs looking to launch their first business. The cost is $295 and includes 10 weeks of instruction and materials. To register, visit pascoedc.com/incubator/events/co-starters/.
LUNCH AND LEARN: SMARTstart Pasco Incubators will host a free Lunch and Learn event on the topic of payroll and taxes from 12:20 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the SMARTstart Dade City business incubator, 15000 Citrus County Drive, Suite 103, Dade City. The event will be presented by Confidex Payroll Solutions. Those attending should bring lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/lunch-and-learn-tickets-26876429123.
SECRETS OF BODY LANGUAGE: SMARTstart Pasco Incubators will host "The Secrets of Body Language" from 2 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the SMARTstart Dade City business incubator, 15000 Citrus County Drive, Suite 103, Dade City. The event is free. The instructor will be Jackie Eden of Pasco-Hernando State College. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/secrets-of-body-language-to-improve-success-tickets-26881871401.
MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION BANQUET: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its 55th annual Membership Appreciation & Community Awards Banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at St. Joseph's Parish Center, 38750 5th Ave., Zephyrhills. The event will honor and recognize leadership in the community and business community. Honorees and members will be treated to an evening of music and dinner. The premier sponsor is Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. For information, call (813) 782-1913.
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GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER: Wells Fargo Advisors of Trinity will host its third annual golf tournament to benefit Gulfside Hospice at 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at Cypress Run Golf Club, 2669 St. Andrews Blvd., Tarpon Springs, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration for the four-person scramble is $125 for individual golfers and $500 per foursome, which includes lunch and dinner. Hole-in-one, longest-drive and closest-to-the-pin prizes will be awarded. There will be beat the pro contests, as well as an auction. To register online, visit firstgiving.com/GulfsideHospice/golf2016 or call Carla Armstrong toll-free 1-800-561-4883. Sponsorships are available, starting at $200.
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR: Pasco Hernando SCORE will be present a free small business seminar, Introduction to QuickBooks, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. 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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