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Babilonia
Babilonia
Published May 31, 2013

Business digest

Who's news

Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, has announced its "stars" — associates of the month — for April.

They are Judith Babilonia, Lisa Bharath and Jessica Root.

Babilonia, a physical therapist, joined the hospital's physical therapy department in November 2011. She lives in Lutz.

Bharath and Root work in the hospital's medical critical care unit.

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Dr. Marc Polecritti, a plastic surgeon with the Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery, 10429 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, was recently confirmed as an adjunct clinical assistant professor at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton.

Polecritti's duties will include mentoring for medical students, onsite clinical rotations and guest lecturing.

Events

The $50 Investment Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Edward Jones office, 3296 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. New members are welcome. Call Ross or Wynn Keith at (352) 596-2649.

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at Aqua Bar & Lounge, 1365 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, at 4 p.m. Friday. Call Daniel von Jeref, (352) 340-5901.

Bulletin board

The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is bringing four experts to Hernando County to help serve the growing needs of business owners with free consulting until June 16 at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

Consulting about Internet marketing, accounting and taxes, health care practices, business planning, minority certifications, international trade and QuickBooks will be available.

To schedule a confidential consultation, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free seminars. To register and for additional information, visit score439.org and click on the Local Workshops tab, or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

• "Using the Internet in your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

• "E-Marketing Concepts," 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5 to 7 p.m. June 18, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

MANUFACTURING SKILLS: Pasco-Hernando Community College's corporate training department will host a Manufacturing Skills Standards Council certified production technician training program from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through July 31 at PHCC's Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.

The council provides an industry-led training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation's production workers. The course fee is $1,100 per person and includes all instructional materials and certifications. Employers may qualify for up to 50 percent in training reimbursement funds through the Pasco-Hernando Workforce Board.

To register or for information, call (727) 816-3123.

LEADERSHIP SKILLS: Pasco-Hernando Community College's corporate training department will host a leadership certificate program, designed to develop mid-level professionals for greater leadership roles, from 8 a.m. to noon beginning Thursday and running through Aug. 1 at PHCC's Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.

The 32-hour, eight-week, noncredit program will be presented by Lori Bainum, PHCC's director of corporate training. The cost for chamber members is $599; for nonmembers, $799.

Applications are available online at phcc.edu/leadership. For information, call (727) 816-3123.

If you have business announcements to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also email items to jhayes@tampabay.com or fax them to (352) 754-6133. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.