Networking on tap at EPNG
Mary Adele Cluck, the executive director of the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce, and Hope Allen, the chamber’s sales and marketing manager, will be the featured speakers at the June 11 meeting of the East Pasco Networking Group.
The group meets at the Village Inn at 5214 Gall Blvd. Networking begins at 8 a.m. followed by the meeting, which starts at 8:30 a.m.
SWFMD elects officers
The governing board of the Southwest Florida Water Management has elected new officers, including Carlos M. Beruff, of Manatee County, as board chairman; Michael A. Babb, of Hillsborough County, as vice-chair; Randall S. “Randy” Maggard, of Pasco County, as secretary; and, Jeffery M. Adams, of Pinellas County, as treasurer.
Governing Board members are unpaid, citizen volunteers who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate. The board sets policy for the district, which is responsible for managing water and related resources of west central Florida to meet the current and future water users’ needs, while protecting the environment.
ADA workshop for small businesses
Hillsborough County and the Alliance for Citizens with Disabilities-Hillsborough County will have a special event to update small businesses on the legal and technical requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The free workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. until noon and will feature experts helping business leaders avoid costly mistakes by reviewing the latest ADA needs and requirements.
A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided.
The workshop will be at the Children’s Board, 1002 E. Palm Ave. in Tampa.
Those interested in attended are asked to register online at https://sbic.hillsboroughcounty.org.
For more information, call the Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center at (813) 914-4028 or visit http://www.HillsboroughCounty.org.
Women-N-Charge, whose mission, in part, is to support and assist professional women in managing their businesses more effectively, has awarded two $1,000 grants.
The grants were sponsored by Ierna’s Heating and Cooling and Foundation Repair Contractors, Inc.
Connie Blaney, of Liberty Manor For Veterans, received the business advancement grant.
Letoria Leiba, a licensed mental health counselor, received the career advancement grant.
Women-N-Charge meets on the first Friday of the month at Pebble Creek Country Club in New Tampa from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To learn more about the group, visit www.women-n-charge.com.
Job Fair at The Shops at Wiregrass
A job fair is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 5 at The Shops at Wiregrass, directly across from Dillard’s and next to Soma Intimates.
Kellie Jo Carlucci is employee of the year
Kellie Jo Carlucci has been named the employee of the year at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.
The winner is selected by the Employee Advisory Group. Recipients are deemed to be the employee who best exemplifies employee excellence.
Tampa metro area has highest job growth in April
The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area led the state’s metropolitan areas in job creation during April, according to a news release from Gov. Rick Scott’s office.
The Tampa Bay metro area gained more than 35,400 private sector jobs. The area also experienced a 1.9 percent decline in its unemployment rate over last April.
Since December 2010, the metro area’s unemployment rate has declined 4.7 percentage points, dropping from 11.4 percent to 6.7 percent.
The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater MSA led the metro areas in gains in:
–Education and health services (+9,600 jobs)
–Professional and business services (+8,800 jobs)
–Trade, transportation and utilities (+7,700 jobs)
–Construction (+4,000 jobs)
Oak Hill Hospital adds V. Antoine Keller to staff
Oak Hill Hospital and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has added Dr. V. Antoine Keller, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, to its medical staff.
Dr. Keller is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery, vascular and endovascular surgery. He specializes in minimally invasive complex heart procedures such as valve repair and valve replacement. He also performs minimally invasive single coronary artery bypass grafting.
North Tampa Chamber meetings
The North Tampa Chamber of Commerce has several upcoming meetings:
–June 20: Networking luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Beef O’ Brady’s, 8810 N. Himes Ave. (Himes & Busch), Tampa. Order from lunchtime menu. Cost: $4.99 to $9.99/pp (does not include tax/gratuity), whether you eat or not. RSVP by June 18 to Kelly Winterling at or call Horizon Bay at Lutz at 909-9679. Directions? Call 936-2058.
–June 25: 66th Annual Installation & Awards Banquet – Doors open at 5 p.m. with adjournment at 9 p.m. Location: Emerald Greens Golf & Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive, Tampa. Highlights: Welcoming the incoming board, celebrating accomplishments and honoring those who have been instrumental in the chamber’s success.
To RSVP, or for more banquet details, visit the North Tampa Chamber website at www.northtampachamber.com or phone (813) 961-2420. This event is open to the public.
–June 27: Networking luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Embassy Suites USF near Busch Gardens, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa (east of Bruce B. Downs/north side of Fowler Ave.). Order from select menu or buffet. Cost: $11 to $12.50 per person, includes tax and gratuity. Charge applies whether you eat or not. RSVP by June 25 to Jenn Beaumont at , or call AGLA-American General Life at 334-8998. Directions? Call (813) 977-7066.
Dr. Pariksith Singh receives entrepreneurship award
Indus Entrepreneurs of Tampa Bay has selected Dr. Parisksith Singh as its TiETaN of Healthcare Entrepreurship Award for 2013.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), was founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives and senior professionals in the Indus region. There are currently 11,000 members including over 2,500 charters in 60 chapters across 17 countries. TiE’s mission is to foster entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs.
Singh is the founder and current CEO of Access Health Care, LLC, Access II, Integral Healthcare (an Accountable Care Corporation) and Auroveda Operating Foundation, LLC as well as numerous other entrepreneurial ventures.
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