"Hernando Made" Celebrating Florida Manufacturing Day

SunTech Welding facility on the Central High School Campus

Commissioner Diane Rowden read a resolution to declare October 7, 2016 Florida Manufacturing Day, due to the impact the manufacturing industry has on Hernando County. According to Rowden, more than 2,000 manufacturing jobs have been created in the county. Products Rowden listed include “pharmaceuticals, industrial safety signs and equipment, decorative aluminum fencing, circuit boards, and aerospace components.”



THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 30, 2016.......... A fight involving the next state budget is already taking shape after Gov. Rick Scott called for lawmakers to provide economic-incentive money to help recruit businesses.

A day after incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran said he views incentives as "corporate welfare," incoming Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala said he intends to work for the governor's $85 million proposal if the money is available.

Earning their independence

The Arc Nature Coast successfully placing its customers with employers consistent with their needs, interests and abilities.

Life Skills Instructor Kathleen Cooper with The Arc Nature Coast shares a joke with program participants Christopher, Ann and Lorraine as they package the Senior Voice community magazine for distribution. Photo by Sue Quigley

I’m doing this really fast,” said Christopher Chalmers, “because when I get paid I’m going to Walmart to buy some new DVDs,” he said.

Chalmers is a program participant at The Arc Nature Coast, an organization that serves people with developmental disabilities in Hernando and Pasco counties.

Along with fellow participants Ann Jaman and Lorraine Lella, the group had gathered to complete their regular task of preparing Senior Voice papers for circulation — Senior Voice targets residents age 55 plus and provides community and health related information.

Tech Talk: Looking for a job? Learn cybersecurity.

Rocco Maglio, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, CISSP, has over 20 years in the field of software engineering.

A constant refrain is that the Tampa area is in need of cybersecurity talent. The problem is that most job openings are for people with experience, so how do you start out? There are many college programs to get you started, but most likely it will require more than a college degree to get your first job in cybersecurity.

Is your smart phone invading your privacy?

Rocco Maglio is a Certified Internet Security Systems Professional. He has over 20 years of experience in software engineering.

Smartphones do so many things for us, that many people are lost without them. They provide an assortment of tools: phone, contact book, day planner, calculator, instant messenger, and more. You can answer many questions by simply googling for the answer. You no longer have to spend wakeless nights trying to remember who was that actor in that movie.

Business Briefs Friday Sept 9, 2016

Business To Business Networking:

Join the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Networking Group to connect with businesses in Hernando County.
What better way to start the work week off than with other businesses in your community! This networking event is open to members and to non-members. This event will take place at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville.

Liability: car rental accidents

An estimated 100 million tourists and vacationers will visit Florida this year, and a large portion of them will rent a car to get around town. In fact, Orlando International Airport is the largest car rental hub in the entire world. Inherent with this large amount of rental car drivers is rental car accidents. Unlike auto accidents involving drivers of personal vehicles, the law becomes more complex when rental cars are involved.