The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties was recently recognized by the NonProfit Times, a leading national publication for nonprofit management, as one of the "50 Best NonProfits to Work For in 2012."
The coalition, with 36 employees at the time of the application, ranks 16th on the list of 50, which includes organizations as the American Heart Association with 2,694 employees (ranked 39) and the Mayo Clinic Health System with 1,512 employees (ranked 48).
The coalition is the only small organization on the list with headquarters in Florida, and one of only four organizations of any size to make the list from the Sunshine State.
For information on the listing, visit www.BestNonProfitsToWorkFor.com. For information on ELC and its services, visit www.phelc.org.
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Leadership Pasco, a development program that explores issues through a series of seminars and hands-on activities, is accepting applications for its class of 2013.
The program is open to people interested in community involvement and supporting the prosperity of Pasco County.
Topics include leadership skills, the history of Pasco County, education, health care and social services, law enforcement and criminal justice, economic and business development, government and infrastructure.
Applications are due by June 1, and may be submitted at leadershippasco.com.
For an application, send an email request to Cindy Ewald, Leadership Pasco's recruitment chairwoman, at Cindy.J.Ewald@SunTrust.com.
Nancy Surak, broker associate at Eshenbaugh Land Company in Tampa, recently closed a $300,000 sale on a 15,240-square-foot eight-bay RV garage at 14714 U.S. 19 in Hudson. The closing date on the 3.22-acre property was April 26.
Surak can be reached at (813) 287-8787, ext. 5.
The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its quarterly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity.
The speaker will be Pasco County Property Appraiser Mike Wells.
The cost is $11 per person, which includes beverage, tax and gratuity. To RSVP, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.
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Women's Connection of New Port Richey will have its monthly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey.
Jo Ayres will speak about the "Secret of True Happiness and Joy in an Imperfect Life." She will conduct an interaction with attendees called "Take Off Your Mask and Discover Your True Personality."
The cost is $15 and includes the program, speaker and lunch. RSVP by today to Linda at (727) 856-4042 or Dianna at (727) 514-1383.
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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings this week:
• Farrell Roofing and Farrell Home Services, 6835 Commerce Ave., Port Richey, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
• Bear Creek Nursing Center, 8041 State Road 52, Hudson, 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
For information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.
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Service Corps of Retired Executives Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439 is presenting a series of six free seminars:
• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.
• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 29, Centennial Park Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.
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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The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its May Chamber Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Pin Chasers, 6816 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. The event includes free bowling, appetizers and drinks.
For information, call the chamber at (813) 782-1913.
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