SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE: The Florida Small Business Development Council at the University of South Florida will present the 30th annual Government Small Business Conference on May 5 at Holiday Inn Westshore in Tampa. Early bird registration ($149) is open through April 14. After that date, the price is $225. Veteran scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call (813) 905-5829 or send email to Nelson Reyes at [email protected] The event is being held in conjunction with National Small Business Week. To register, visit SBDCTampaBay.com/gsbc2017.
TOP REALTORS: Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential, 6330 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, has announced its top Realtors for January. Lynette Krull received the awards for Top Listing Agent by Units and Volume. Eric Jenkins was honored with the Top Selling Agent by Units award. Rebecca Duffy and Kristin Mizgorski received the Top Selling Agents by Volume award. Jonathan "J.B." Bogdanowitz received the Top Producing Agent by Units and Volume awards.
BUSINESS MARKS ANNIVERSARY: Wright's Nutrients, 6630 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, will celebrate its 23rd anniversary from 1 to 5 p.m. March 4. The event is free and open to the public, and will include free samples, tastings, giveaways and mini-workshops. A new name and logo for the business also will be revealed at 2 p.m. According to owners Jeff and Kathy Wright, the store began as a small supplement store and has grown to include a full organic grocery with a completely organic and locally grown produce section. The new name will more fully represent all that the store has become. The business is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call (727) 848-5140.
LUNCH AND LEARN FOR EMPLOYERS: Pasco-Hernando State College will host an open-to-all Lunch and Learn event for local employers from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 16 at its West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Employers will participate in a panel discussion and learn the benefits of hiring an individual with a disability, including tax benefits, wage reimbursements and training assistance. For information, call Jackie Eden, PHSC assistant director of career and testing services, at (727) 816-3334. To RSVP, visit inclusionworkslunchandlearn.eventbrite.com.
JOB FAIR: Pasco-Hernando State College will host an open-to-all job fair from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 16 at its West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The event is open to the public. For information, contact Jackie Eden at [email protected] or Ana Segovia at [email protected] To RSVP, visit opentoalljobfairphsc.eventbrite.com.
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars:
• Marketing to Grow Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.
• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Feb. 28, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
• Internet Marketing, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Feb. 28, Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 8th St., Zephyrhills.
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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