The Homosassa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is offering free counseling this month to local entrepreneurs and those contemplating a business venture.
The counseling sessions will cover business management and decision making.
The service is being provided by the Small Business Development Center at the University of Central Florida, in conjunction with the chamber.
The counseling sessions will be held Oct. 20. Although the services are free, reservations are required.
Phillip Price, a certified public accountant from Crystal River and a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, recently presented a seminar to the members of the Citrus County Association of Life Underwriters. He spoke on how accountants and life underwriters can work together for the interest of their clients. The talk covered various aspects of insurance needs for business and individuals for health, hospitalization and life insurance.
Barnett Bank of the Suncoast, N.A. recently announced the promotion of John E. Ehlenbeck to senior vice president and credit policy manager. He started working at the bank in May 1991, focusing on commercial lending. His new duties include supervising credit analysis, credit administration, loan operations and appraisals. He has 16 years of experience in the banking industry. Barnett is an affiliate of Barnett Banks Inc. and has 14 offices serving the markets of Hernando and Citrus counties.
SunBank and Trust Co. recently opened its new full-service bank at 408 U.S. 41 S in Inverness. Those who are working on staff at the new facility are Rocky Hensley, vice president/sales manager; Diane Steed, service manager; Mike Reed, first vice president/commercial loan officer; Peggy Kidd, loan secretary; Jeanette Holmes, Tanya Lyons and Margie Tyner, personal bankers; Brenda Buta, head teller; Judy Carrier and Tina Gordon, tellers; John Ploschek, investment banking officer; and Dennis Seibert, vice president/trust officer.
Weber Glass Inc. of Crystal River was recently appointed area distributor for the Rainhandler rain dispersal system in Citrus, Hernando and Levy counties. Weber Glass was chosen from several applicants. Rainhandler is a patented system designed to replace conventional rain gutters. For information, call 795-7723.
The Crystal River Chamber of Commerce's Governmental Affairs Committee is planning to attend the U.S. Chamber Regional Action Forum, "Building the National Business Agenda," in Atlanta on Oct. 30. Topics in the session will include budgets, taxes, economy, business and government regulations, education, environment, global economy, health care, transportation, telecommunications and more. The committee invites interested chamber members to represent the local business community by attending as a member of the delegation. The registration fee is $105 per person, and room rates are $109 for single or double occupancy. For information, call 795-6118.
The Florida Association of Realtors recently started "Realtors C.A.R.E." to help victims of Hurricane Andrew. Some of the items most needed are paper towels, toilet tissue, paper plates and cups, manual can openers, diapers, formula, baby food, camera film, cameras, plastic bags, shoes, hammers, nails, gas-powered saws and brooms. The Florida Association of Realtors also established the FAR Disaster Recovery Fund. If you would like to make a donation, make checks payable to the fund and forward to FAR, P.O. Box 725025, Orlando, FL 32872-5025. For information, call 746-7550.
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