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Small Business Development Center at USF to open Brooksville office


Business center at USF to open local office

The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida will open a local office next month in partnership with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, officials announced Tuesday. The office, located in the new chamber quarters on Aviation Loop adjacent to the Hernando County Airport, will offer free business consultation to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the area. Services will include one-on-one counseling, training workshops and seminars and custom corporate training. The SBDC will provide information on topics such as starting a business, Internet marketing and business taxes. For more information, visit

Back-to-school event touts healthy eating

An "Eat Smart for a Healthy Start" back-to-school giveaway event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Early Learning Coalition, 26 S Brooksville Ave. The coalition will partner with area child care providers to demonstrate healthy snack and lunch ideas. The first 250 children ages 8 and younger who attend get a lunch box filled with informative materials and treats. Families will get small recipe booklets. Another event is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the coalition's office at 15000 U.S. 301, Dade City. For information, call (727) 233-8291.

Backpack giveaway needs sponsors

Sponsors are needed for the annual Operation Backpack, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be provided to children in kindergarten through eighth grade. There will be games and food. The event is co-sponsored by Jesus and Me Ministries and Love Your Neighbor. Donations are appreciated. Checks can be made payable to Love Your Neighbor and mailed to P.O. Box 12403, Brooksville, FL 34603. Donations are needed by Thursday so backpacks can be ordered on time. Call (352) 540-4954 or (813) 251-0050.


The open house at Suncoast Elementary School will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19. A different date was listed in Sunday's back-to-school section.

Today's meeting

Hernando County Value Adjustment Board, organizational meeting, 3 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Today's pick

Florida Library Youth Program presents Fritzy Brothers — One Man Circus: 10:15 a.m., East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road, Ridge Manor West. Free. (352) 540-6391.

Small Business Development Center at USF to open Brooksville office 08/03/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 8:03pm]
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