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Hernando Business Digest for Jan. 5

By Jean Hamilton, Times Staff Writer

Business digest

Events

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings during the coming week:

• Erus Energy, at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, noon Jan. 10. Kurt Glacy, (352) 816-5122.

• Cruise Planners, at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, noon Jan. 11. Lori Sereikis, (352) 701-0085.

MARKETING COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. The committee, which focuses on branding, will work to create new chamber-specific goals for the membership. For information about joining the committee, call Elizabeth Keeran at (352) 796-0697.

NETWORKING COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Networking Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 11 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Committee members meet to collaborate on ideas, and then decide which ideas to implement. For information, call Ray Heter at (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small-business seminars:

• Learn How to Start a New Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• 360 Marketing in a 24/7-365 World, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Hudson Regional Park Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9, SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 4532 U.S. 19, New Port Richey.

• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Jan. 9, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• Commercial Insurance for Small Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday.

• How to Use Internet Marketing in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

• Creating a Successful Business Plan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 4532 U.S. 19, New Port Richey.

• How to Use Internet Marketing in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, Land O’Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’Lakes.

To register or to get more information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the local workshops tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

Networking opportunities

• Nature Coast Business Professionals: 7:30 a.m. Jan. 5, IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Those attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip, (352) 293-4317.

• Connect B2B (Business to Business) Networking: 7 a.m. Jan. 8 , Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Free for chamber members, $5 for non-members. To register, visit hernandochamber.com or call (352) 796-0697.

• Connect B2B (Business to Business) Networking, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 8, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Free for chamber members, $5 for non-members. To register, visit hernandochamber.com or call (352) 796-0697.

• BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 a.m. Jan. 9, Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Dan Brown, (262) 676-2776.

• HealthCare Monthly Networking Connection: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jan. 9, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. The event is sponsored by Mimi’s Care Cottage. $15 for pre-registered members, $20 guests at the door. To register, visit hernandochamber.com.

• Keep It Local-Spring Hill/Brooksville Chapter: 7:45 a.m. Jan. 10, Spring Hill Diner, 3426 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Call Melanie Grossi, (352) 263-7749.

• Keep It Local — Hernando Business Professionals Chapter: 11:15 a.m., second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, Beef?‘O’?Brady’s, 14387 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call Lauren Jolly, (352) 610-3435.

• BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 11, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. No cost for first time visitors. Call Chris Dyer, (352) 849-5353.

If you have business announcements you would like to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hamilton, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also email items to [email protected] or fax them to (352) 754-6133. Call (352) 848-1438.