Doug Tobin, a public information officer with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, received the Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officer of the Year Award on Wednesday at the annual training conference of the Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association. Tobin was recognized for his work in creating public awareness about the dangerous Dougherty siblings and their crime spree that started in Zephyrhills and ended in Colorado.
The Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association is the oldest law enforcement media relations organization in the country. For information visit flepioa.org.
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The Rotary Club of New Port Richey recently presented vocational service awards to Brian Singletary, manager of the Publix (Southgate) in New Port Richey, and Joe Alpine, president of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.
Vocational service awards are presented to local community members who go above and beyond the call of duty, and who help promote vocation, service, awareness and training in an effort to create an opportunity for businesses to excel in the community. Recipients of the award can not be a Rotary member from any club.
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Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential, 6330 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, announces its top Realtors for May:
Team Maceda, whose members include Joseph P. Maceda Jr., Kristin Mizgorski, Rebecca Duffy and administrative assistant Cecilia Piedra, won the "Top Selling Agents by Volume," the "Top Selling Agents by Units," the "Top Listing Agents by Volume" and the "Top Listing Agents by Units" awards.
Realtor Susanna Vizzari won the "Top Producing Agent by Volume" and the "Top Producing Agent by Units" awards.
Call Kelly Parker-Powell, office manager, at (727) 375-5700.
The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have three ribbon-cuttings this week:
• Hearing Help Network TV Premier at the Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The premier is presented by the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation.
• Natures Fall Landscaping, at the chamber office at 5443 Main St., New Port Richey, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
• The UPS Store, 14851 State Road 52, Suite 107, Hudson, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
To schedule a ribbon-cutting, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.
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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will present "Are you leaving a legacy?" a series on practical leadership, offered by the Corporate Training Department at Pasco-Hernando Community College, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at SunTrust Bank, 6129 U.S. 19, New Port Richey.
Learn how you listen and why others don't. Participants should bring their own lunch. The cost is $10 per class. For information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651, or email Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Corporate Training Department at Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the course "Communications Intelligence" from 8 a.m. to noon June 21 and 28 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
PHCC will also offer the class from 8 a.m. to noon June 19 and 26 in Room A164 at PHCC's Dade City campus, 36727 Blanton Road.
The course will include a personal assessment for each participant sharing their natural communication style. Using DISC, a learning-based research tool, each person will learn to effectively communicate with all types of people, situations and events.
A certificate of completion will be awarded. Tuition is $159 for chamber members or groups of four or more; or $189 per person. For information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697 or email CorporateTraining@phcc.edu.
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