New Dade City business: Goin' Postal Dade City has opened at 14247 7th St. Owners Chris and Ailisa Starnes, former police officers, welcome help from daughter, Dakota Sanders, 20, and encouragement from their other children — Jakob Starnes, 16; Taylor Boyd, 14; Bailey Boyd, 14; Bryce Hall, 14; Tessa Starnes, 8; Joseph Starnes, 7, and Jessalyn Starnes, 6.
The business hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call (352) 567-1400.
Florida SBDC at USF names 2013 award winners: The Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida recently announced its 2013 performance award winners.
Winners will be eligible for Florida SBDC Network state awards, to be announced at the FSBDC Network's Annual Conference.
Jim Parrish, an employee of the network for 19 years who provided more than 800 hours of consulting time during 2013, was named Certified Business Consultant of the Year.
Kris Manning, who recently earned her bachelor's degree in applied science from USF and is a USF Train associate, was named Employee of the Year.
Olga Pina, who has been volunteering for the FSBDC at USF's International Trade Certificate Program, was named Volunteer of the Year.
The Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce was named Outstanding Resource Partner for its unwavering support of the Florida SBDC at USF in Polk County.
Hospital Employee of the Month: Cecelia "Fran" Hamblin, operator in telecommunications, was recently recognized as Employee of the Month for April at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson.
As an employee of the month, Hamblin receives a pin, a selected blanket gift, a reception with refreshments for her colleagues, a coveted front row parking spot for her use for one month and a $50 gift card.
Each employee of the month recipient is placed in nomination for the hospital's employee of the year award.
Happy Cow Frozen Yogurt Grand Opening: Happy Cow Frozen Yogurt will open its newest store at 7936 Gall Blvd., in the Zephyr Commons Plaza today. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m.
The event will include discounts for the first 100 guests, T-shirts, key chains and stickers. Balloon artist will entertain from 6 to 9 p.m.
For information, call (813) 788-4242.
Educating entrepreneurs: SCORE Chapter 439 will present the free business seminar "How to Apply for Non-Profit Grants," from 5 to 7 p.m. July 14 at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. 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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