TOP WORKPLACE: Medical Center of Trinity was recently recognized as a "Top Workplace" by the Tampa Bay Times. The Times and its research partner, Workplace Dynamics, ranks employers within their size category based solely on the employee responses to survey statements.
The Medical Center of Trinity is at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. For information, visit medicalcentertrinity.com.
LINKING SKILLS TO INDUSTRY: CareerSource Pasco/Hernando and Pasco-Hernando State College partnered to host the Linking Skills to Industry event at PHSC's conference center in New Port Richey. The event brought employers from five manufacturing companies and 12 dislocated employees together for an interviewing forum.
PHSC, as part of the Florida TRADE Grant, is working with Career Source Pasco/Hernando to implement a $54,000 National Emergency Grant awarded to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity by the Department of Labor.
The partnership of the TRADE and NEG grants provided the screening of skills, then linked the dislocated workers to the necessary training and scheduled the event to ultimately culminate with full-time employment.
For information, visit careersourcepascohernando.com or call Dave Hamilton, operations manager, CareerSource Pasco/Hernando, (352) 593-2231 or Margie Burnham, project manager, Florida TRADE grant, (727) 816-3227.
PHSC BUSINESS CLUB EXCELS IN STATE COMPETITION: Members of the Pasco-Hernando State College Phi Beta Lambda chapters recently participated in the 63rd annual Florida Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference competition. Students from PHSC's North, West and Spring Hill campuses participated in the state competitions.
The Small Business Management Plan team of the Spring Hill Campus chapter received second place and qualified for the national competition. The team comprised students Joseph Conte of Spring Hill, Ryan Griffiths of Hudson and Nathan Lovero of Brooksville.
Griffiths also was elected District IV vice president and will serve as a state officer for 2014-15.
Three students from the PHSC West Campus chapter in New Port Richey won awards. Jennifer Tellarini of Spring Hill took first place in both cyber security and desktop publishing categories and fourth place in computer concepts. Joy Jordan of Port Richey earned second place in the word processing category, and Shannan Houser of New Port Richey took second in the hospitality management category.
Other students who participated were: Marcella Thurman of the West Campus; Martha Gonzales of the North Campus, and Spring Hill Campus students Bryan Camacho, Michael Finucane, Jordan Hazen and Taylor Wenzlaff.
Students and teams placing first or second in the state competition are eligible to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference June 24-27 in Nashville. Phi Beta Lambda is a national organization that brings business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
SIGN UP FOR CLASS OF 2015: Leadership Pasco is accepting applications for the Class of 2015. The program explores critical issues through a series of seminars and hands-on activities. Applicants should be interested in serving the community, committed to personal and professional growth, involved in business and community organizations and dedicated to a positive future for Pasco County.
The program includes topics such as leadership skills, history of Pasco County, education, health care/social services, law enforcement/criminal justice, economic and business development, government and infrastructure.
The deadline for applications is June 1. Applications must be submitted online at leadershippasco.com. For information, visit the Leadership Pasco website or contact Bob Memoli, recruitment chairman, at BobMemoli@floridaluxury.com.
• The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at the Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, 14220 Eighth St., Suite 101, Dade City, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The event will include an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. To RSVP, call (352) 567-3769.
• The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at Achieva Credit Union, 2115 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, at 8:30 a.m. Friday.
EDUCATING ENTREPRENEURS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free business seminars. Upcoming seminars include:
• "E-Marketing Concepts," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 6, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.
• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5 to 6:45 p.m. May 8, Spring Hill Branch Library, 9200 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
• "Marketing to Grow Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 8, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.
To register, visit score439.org and click on the "Local Workshops" tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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