Chamber Education Training Association (CETA) 

CETA Mission Statement- "To solicit, collect, receive, accumulate, administer and disburse funds in such a manner as will, in the sole discretion of the Board of Directors, most effectively operate to further the Economic Development, Education, and Business Training of individuals in Hernando County and surrounding areas."

The Chamber Education Training Association is a 501(c)3 organization which offers the community support in the education and training of the community.

 CETA offers leadership training programs which aid in more qualified and developed people, as well as future leader development. The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce supports CETA in its effort to be involved in the training and educational aspects of economic development in collaboration with the Office of Business Development and any other organizations involved in economic development in Hernando County.

Meet the 2016-2017 Board Members:

Chairman: Ray Heter, Brannen Bank
Vice Chair: Lindsey Hack, Spherion Staffing
Secretary: Colin Bennett, Hernando County Schools
Treasurer: Jim Wilhelm, Campbell & Co
Member: Richard Sanvenero, Towne Square Mall
Member: Patricia Crowley, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce
Member:  Nicola Barlow, Suncoast Technical Education Center

CETA partners with Networking Groups such as Young Professionals to aid in helping out groups such as the Civil Air Patrol, Alzheimer’s Family Organization, Life Center, Eastside Elementary and SunTech to name a few. Through partnerships, CETA has been able to supply grants for startup funds and education; these partnerships brings the community events such as: 

  • Summit for Youth
  • Student Recognition Banquet
  • Young Professionals Hop N Glow
  • Light Up Ridge Manor