F. Browne Gregg, chairman and chief executive officer of Florida Crushed Stone Co., recently won the Entrepreneur of the Year Institute's Entrepreneur of the Year award in the socially responsible category. The program is sponsored nationally by Ernst and Young Inc. magazine and Merrill Lynch and in Florida by Holland and Knight. Gregg, who also was nominated in a second category, now is eligible for the national competition. National winners will be featured in a cover story in the December issue of Inc. magazine.
The Citrus-Hernando Private Industry Council Inc. recently elected the following officers for the 1995 program year: George Williams, chairman; Luther Cason, vice chairman; Donna Kijawski, secretary. The council is a non-profit organization that administers federal job training programs and retraining services for economically disadvantaged adults, youths and dislocated workers.
Ralph Loffredo, a chartered financial consultant with the Center For Retirement Security Inc., has received the Chartered Life Underwriter diploma and professional designation from the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. The diploma is earned by completing 10 courses and supervised exams on financial issues. The Center For Retirement Security Inc. helps retirees increase their income and maximize their retirement security.
Ron Bain, Olga Lopez and Vladimir Hucko, all of Century 21 David Sturgill Inc. in Spring Hill, have qualified for the Million Dollar Club, based on closed sales in excess of $1-million since January 1995.
Nagys Green Acres Inc. in Spring Hill is a new member of the American Angus Association, the largest beef cattle registry association in the world. The association records ancestral information and keeps records of production on individual animals for its members. The information helps members select and mate the best animals in their herds to produce high-quality and efficient breeding cattle.
The Lions Club of Spring Hill recently donated $5,000 to the Lighthouse for the Blind of Pasco and Hernando Inc. The money will be used to help open a temporary facility at 7505 Forest Oaks Blvd. in September, where a full curriculum of rehabilitation, social services, job placement, voice synthesized computer, typing and Braille classes will be offered. The Lighthouse plans to complete construction of a new building by the fall of 1998.
Local residents Yo and Al Mazza and Tammy and Larry Kovem recently opened the Sno Hut on U.S. Highway 41 between Sobik Subs and Arby's Restaurant in Brooksville. The giant snow-cone shaped business sells cups of finely shaved ice in 38 flavors. For information, call 666-1190.
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