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ERA Suncoast Realty's newest Multi-Million Dollar Producer for 2004 is Bill Moore, with $3-million in closed sales.

Nature Coast Pediatrics's newest member of its medical staff is Dr. Uday Hiremath. Hiremath and Dr. Komala N. Bhushan are seeing pediatric patients in Lecanto and will be expanding services to Dunnellon and Inglis in the near future. He is board eligible in pediatrics and has been appointed to the medical staff at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center.


Earlier this year, Central Florida Central College's Citrus County Campus, the Citrus County Economic Development Council and the CLM Workforce Connection combined efforts to develop a Citrus County IT (Information Technology) Alliance designed to bring IT companies, departments and individuals together to attract, grow and retain information technology and related businesses and IT employees.

Citrus IT Alliance wants to become a thriving information technology hub in Florida by being involved and using community partners in these ways:

+ Providing information technology training.

+ Expanding IT capacity in businesses.

+ Anticipating new IT infrastructure needs.

+ Enhancing IT capability and resources to attract companies and workers.

+ Promoting the county's proximity to major universities, quality of life, and affordable cost of living.

The first action item is to identify the acute and long-term IT training needs of employers and IT professionals in the area and to meet those needs through courses at CFCC's Citrus County Campus and the Withlacoochee Technical Institute.

Members of the group include Performance Marketing, TCG, BranchTech Solutions, WTI, TTI Enterprises, PDF Enterprises, Legendary Marketing, Brannen Banks, University of North Florida, The Chronicle, the United Way, Champs Software, Bright House, Black Diamond, Sprint, Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, Citrus Memorial Hospital, Citrus County and Citrus County School District.

The next meeting is scheduled from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Oct. 15 at CFCC Citrus County Campus in the Jerome Room. Call Rob Wolf at CFCC 746-6721.

Habitat for Humanity has an Everything for the Home Store at 3685 E Forest Drive, just west of Inverness. All profit from the store's sales help Habitat's efforts to provide affordable housing for low-income families in the county.

Contractors with excess building supplies or materials removed in a remodeling project are encouraged to donate those items. Volunteers are needed in numerous capacities. To donate good-quality items other than clothes or to inquire about volunteering, call 341-1800.

If you have any announcements to share with our readers, please mail the details to Gail Hollenbeck, Citrus Times, 301 W Main St., Inverness, FL 34450. To appear in the Business Digest, announcements must be received by noon on the previous Tuesday. They may also be faxed to 352-860-7320.