Financing fair for small businesses
Learn the ins and outs of financing options and financial services that can help entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses. A number of lenders will participate at the Small Business Development Center Finance Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University, 37701 SR 52. The event will begin with various speakers addressing how to obtain a business loan, followed by a finance fair with information about how to seek financing from various types of lenders.
Entrepreneurs can attend for free, but preregistration is requested because space is limited. For more information, call (888) 929-2221.
Preregister at www.sbdctampabay.com/training/pasco-training.
Develop your business plan
Entrepreneurs who want to launch their company can learn how to develop a business plan at a four-hour seminar offered by the Small Business Development Center at the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University, 33701 SR 52.
The seminar will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 11. The cost is $90, which includes software for business planning. For more information call (888) 929-2221.
To register, visit www.sbdctampabay.com/training.
Tampa Bay Builders Association names new president
Joe Fontana, division president of Ryland Homes in the Tampa Bay region, is the new president of the Tampa Bay Builders Association (TBBA).
Fontana has been division president of Ryland Homes in the Tampa Bay region for five years and has more than 25 years of experience as an executive homebuilder. He is a graduate of Florida State University and has degrees in finance and marketing.
Three other Ryland staff members were also named to leadership positions:
—Bob Gibbons, vice president of homebuilding in the Tampa Bay region, has been named chairman of the Pasco County Government Affairs Committee for the builders’ association.
—Heather Jaxheimer-Mills, sales counselor for Ryland and an active member of the Sales and Marketing council for the TBBA, was appointed president-elect of the council.
—Tony Crimi, vice president of sales and marketing for Ryland’s Tampa division and an active member of the Sales and Marketing Council, was appointed as a council director.
Drive 4 UR Community
The Dade Rotary Club is teaming with Jarrett Ford to assist a number of local charities in this year’s Drive 4 UR Community from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Jarrett Ford, 38300 Dick Jarrett Way in Dade City.
This year’s charities and their Rotarian champions are:
—Academy at the Farm, Dan Fuston
—Boys & Girls Club, Pete Odom
—Cornerstone Pregnancy, Kevin Morris
—Habitat for Humanity, Bob Larkin
—Mainstreet Little League, Lauren Biston
—Premier Health Care, Jenny Yingling
—Sunrise Domestic Abuse, Cliff Martin
—Veterans, John Wheeler
Gus Jadoun earns CCIM
Gus Jadoun, who specializes in office and retail sales and leasing, has received his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) certification. Jadoun is employed by Prudential Commercial Real Estate FL. Just 6 percent of the estimated 150,000 commercial real estate practitioners nationwide hold the CCIM designation, according to a release from Prudential, which has offices in Land O’ Lakes and South Tampa.
Chuck Nagel wins innovator award
Chuck Nagel, a radiation safety officer and a six-year employee of the Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, has received the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) West Florida Division’s Innovators Award.
He received the honor based on an idea that will save the hospital money by changing the ordering and consumption of radiopharmaceuticals in the nuclear medicine department.
The HCA Innovators Award is designed to help connect employees to the greater organization and reward them for innovative ideas that contribute to improvement at all levels. The award is designed to help find and promote great ideas that often don’t get shared with colleagues.
Awards are given in one of three categories at each hospital in the West Florida Division, and one each at the HCA national level. Nagel received both Regional Medical’s Innovators Award and the Division award. The hospital award includes a $1,000 check and the division award is an additional $2,500.
Nagel now has the opportunity to receive an additional $10,000 if he is selected on the HCA corporate level.
Susan MacManus addresses women’s group
Susan MacManus, an expert on Florida politics, will speak at the Knowledgeable Network of Women luncheon at Dec. 5 at the Scotland Yards Golf Club in Zephyrhills.
The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The lunch is $15 for members and $20 for guests. Reserve your spot by calling (813) 782-1913
ICI Homes real estate agent lunch
ICI Homes, one of Florida’s largest and most active luxury custom homebuilders, is hosting a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 5 for Realtors in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.
The luncheon will be at the Community Clubhouse at Grand Hampton, 8301 Dunham Station Drive in New Tampa, between Bruce B. Downs Boulevard and Interstate 75, south of County Line Road.
ICI Homes is building new four- and five-bedroom luxury custom homes at Grand Hampton that range from 2,682 square feet of living space to 3,971 square feet. They are priced from the $300,000s.
For more information, contact Tim Oak, division president of the ICI Homes-Orlando and Tampa divisions, at (321) 219-0319.
Weigh in on accounting video contest
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) are inviting the public to vote for their favorite video in a public service contest for accounting students throughout the state. The contest, which offers cash prizes to the best videos about unlicensed certified public accounting, engages the student community in an issue that not only directly impacts their profession but that can also pose a danger to consumers.
In addition to cash prizes for the top three entries, a donation will be sent to the accounting schools of the winning teams.
Public voting is available at www.ficpa.org/ImpostulatorsVoting.
Voting is limited to one vote per IP address. The public may cast votes through Dec. 14.
More information is available at www.ficpa.org/impostulators.
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