HOSPITAL HONORS: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson received the Get With the Guidelines — Stroke Gold Quality Achievement award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies the hospital's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines. It was the sixth time the hospital received the award.
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During its annual awards and installation banquet, the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 38th year promoting business and the Central Pasco/Northern Hillsborough areas. The chamber recognized Kris Keppel for his service to the chamber and community through the Flapjack 5K, a fitness event that will celebrate its 20th anniversary in December.
Retiring board members Lorraine Lane of Lane Business Consulting and Donna Piscitelli of First American Mortgage Group also were commended for their service. Retiring president Gary Loman received a plaque and gavel of appreciation.
The Board of Directors for 2013-14 was installed. Officers include Dennis Esber, Point To Point Printing, president; Charlene Ierna, Ierna's Heating & Cooling, president-elect; Mary Lynn Gorsline, Copperstone Executive Suites & Office Space, secretary; and Robin Perez, MidFlorida Credit Union, treasurer.
Three "Notable" awards also were presented. Cheryl Herman of Lifevantage received the Helping Hand award, and April Saland of A.L. Saland Insurance Solutions received the Pit Bull and the Happy Camper awards.
Other awards presented included: Ambassador of the Year, Rene Van Hout, LOL Transport and Moving; Large Business of the Year, Pizza Villa; Small Business of the Year, Copperstone Executive Suites & Office Space; New Business of the Year, Christian Brothers Automotive; and Nonprofit of the Year, Oasis Pregnancy Care Centers.
President's awards were given to Carla Collier, All Smiles Tampa Bay, and Rocky Contreras, KnowledgePoints Tutoring. Rene Van Hout received the Chamber Member of the Year award.
OPEN HOUSE: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce is holding an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Edwinola Retirement Community, 14235 Edwinola Way, Dade City. Call (352) 567-6500.
SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTATIONS: Free consultations for small businesses and entrepreneurs are available by appointment from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce conference room at 38550 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills.
The chamber offers the free and confidential consultations in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida. To get information or to schedule an appointment, call toll-free 1-888-929-2221.
FRIST HUMANITARIAN AWARDS: Medical Center of Trinity presented its Frist Humanitarian awards recently. Ann Kukla, lab assistant, received the employee award; Dr. Abdur Rahim received the physician award; and Tony Mario received the volunteer award.
The Frist Humanitarian Award honors outstanding individuals for humanitarian and volunteer services, and was named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas F. Frist Sr., founder of HCA.
TOP AGENTS: Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential, 6330 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, has announced its top Realtors for June:
Lynette Krull received the Top Selling Agent by Volume and the Top Selling Agent by Units awards.
Team Maceda, whose members include Joseph P. Maceda Jr., Kristin Mizgorski, Rebecca Duffy and Tricia Shade, received the Top Listing Agents by Volume and the Top Listing Agents by Units awards.
Carolyn Hill received the Top Producing Agent by Volume award.
Randall Jenkins received the Top Producing Agent by Units award.
For information, call office manager Kelly Parker-Powell at (727) 495-2424.
MANUFACTURING SKILLS: Pasco-Hernando Community College's corporate training department will host a Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Certified Production Technician training program from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through July 31 at PHCC's Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.
The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council is an industry-led training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation's production workers. The course fee is $1,100 per person and includes all instructional materials and certifications. Employers may qualify for up to 50 percent reimbursement for training costs through the Pasco-Hernando Workforce Board.
For registration or information, call (727) 816-3123.
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