• Doctor's vision going strong 25 years later

    By Megan Carella
    For the Chronicle

    When Dr. John Rowda purchased the land for his ophthalmology practice, Lecanto Highway consisted of rolling hills and farmland. None of the health care agencies and clinics that cover today’s “medical corridor” yet existed. Citrus Memorial Health System’s Allen Ridge Medical Center was still in the planning stages — the hospital would purchase the land adjacent to Rowda’s three days later. 

  • New chief of surgery at Seven Rivers finds Citrus a comfortable fit

    By Megan Carella
    For the Chronicle

    A desire to return to small-town Florida brought Adnan Mohammadbhoy, D.O., to Citrus County in 2011. Known by one and all as “Dr. Mo,” the Florida native is the new chief of surgery for Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, where he performs a wide range of surgical procedures using traditional and minimally invasive techniques.

  • Dr. Ghassan Hasan: A passion for primary care

    By Megan Carella

    In his role as newly appointed chief of medicine for Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center, Dr. Ghassan Hasan serves as an advocate for members of the medical staff to the hospital administration. He extols the high quality of the physicians he represents and appreciates the support the hospital provides to its physicians. 

  • Beware too-good-to-be-true job offers: They are

    I’m constantly looking at real estate. It’s part wishful thinking, part window shopping, part hobby. After years of poring through listings plus an admitted obsession with HGTV’s “House Hunters” and “Property Brothers,” I like to believe I have a pretty good idea of what the market will bear.

    So when I spot an ideal four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath for rent in a nice neighborhood with mature trees for $500 a month, my Spidey senses start to tingle.

  • IRS compliance matters, Part 2: Safeguarding the tax-exempt status

    Once the purpose and mission of a nonprofit is clearly defined, important information must be communicated about the organization to appropriate governmental agencies. There are six essential forms, five different agencies and a total of 50 to 70 pages of information or more, including supplemental materials. 

    These filings give legal life and provide multiple benefits to the organization. 

  • IRS nonprofit compliance matters

    This column begins a series on compliance guidelines as laid down by the Internal Revenue Service for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.

    Accounting/bookkeeping requirements
    Nonprofits can be exempt from certain taxes, specifically federal income and state sales tax. However, IRS has established rules, similar to those for for-profit business, relative to accounting and bookkeeping requirements. The IRS grants tax exemptions but reserves the right to review financial activities to assure compliance. 

  • CareerSource Connection 6/8/14: Are your LinkedIn to your area networks?

    I have a good friend whose boss told her she needed to ratchet up her professional networking starting with LinkedIn. 

  • SCORE helps students on the road to success

    In an ongoing commitment to support the small business community in Citrus County, SCORE Citrus initiated and launched a scholarship program early in 2014. As the educational affiliate of the Small Business Administration, SCORE National Association, and each of the 325 chapters throughout the United States, exist to educate and support small business owners and the employees. 

  • Diamond in the rough

    LECANTO — Black Diamond is well-positioned to be part of the plan, and as it continues to define “luxury golf community,” the development is raising the local profile of its amenities.

    The “plan” refers to the Citrus County Economic Development Council’s (EDC) five-year strategic plan. One of its strategies is to recruit high net worth retirees, an area where Black Diamond brings more than a quarter-century of expertise.

  • Froyo, FINALLY

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