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Briefs: Hernando County business digest


Good Shepherd Medical Clinic, 8425 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, announced that its computer tomography (CT scan) services have been accredited by the American College of Radiology.

The CT services were surveyed by the committee on computer tomography accreditation by the Commission on Quality and Safety of the American College of Radiology and accredited Good Shepherd's General Electric Light Speed 42000 unit through June 25, 2011.

For information, call (352) 686-5023.

Who's news

Dr. Michael A. Pikos, board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery, 4372 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, recently gave a lecture to doctors on dental implants and bone grafting in Chicago.

In the field of oral implantology and implant dentistry, Pikos is a clinician and educator. His scientific lectures and presentations of advanced live surgical courses over the past 18 years are part of an ongoing commitment to share his dental and surgical expertise.

For information, call (727) 786-1631.

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Bonnie Barbieri and Susan Thompson of Remax Advantage Realty, 4320 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, have completed the education for the certified international property specialist designation.

Barbieri and Thompson spent a week in Miami networking with international agents as they completed their work. There are only 2,000 CIPS agents worldwide.

For information, call (352) 263-3599.

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Dima Didenko has joined Hernando HealthCare as system chief financial officer, with responsibilities over Brooksville Regional and Spring Hill Regional hospitals.

Didenko has been serving as CFO at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center in Crystal River since December 2006. He earned a master's degree in business administration from DePaul University in Chicago and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn. Didenko also holds an active CPA license in Illinois.

For information, call (352) 797-4645.


The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting for Apex Floor & Furniture Care at 11:30 a.m. today at the chamber office, 4044 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. For information, call Ron or Jackie Wood at (352) 544-7154.

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The Winning Edge, a chapter of Business Networking International, will meet from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Weeki Wachee Resort, 6172 Commercial Way. Bring business cards and network with other area business professionals. Cost is $8, which includes a continental breakfast.

For information, call Edmond Mintah at (352) 684-5884.

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The Housing and Education Alliance will offer a free counseling workshop, hosted by Capital City Bank, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 14302 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The Housing and Education Alliance is a nonprofit Housing and Urban Development-certified counseling agency. The workshop will enable participants to receive free one-on-one counseling and the ability to join the Homeowners Retention Club.

For information, contact Rosemary Atkins, housing counselor, at (352) 686-5124.

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The Spring Hill Professionals Chapter of Ali Lassen's Leads Club will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Boston Cooker Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The cost for lunch is $13, to be paid at the meeting. The restaurant will not accept personal checks. A separate membership fee is required to join the club.

Speakers this week include: Dianne Hogg, certified property appraiser with Full House Services in Spring Hill, and Kim Marks, vice president of Southeast Title Insurance Co. in Spring Hill.

The club offers members each week the opportunity to give brief business presentations and exchange leads collected during the previous week. The club offers noncompete business classifications to avoid conflicts of interest.

For information, call Lois Bleicher at (352) 200-4809.

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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management will have its first Scrubs Fashion Show from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Knights of Columbus, 10470 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

Fashions will be provided by LooseEndz Discount Scrubs and Uniforms. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Fashions will be modeled by local physicians and staff members.

Tickets are $30 per person and include a dinner buffet. For information, contact Diana Brijbag at (352) 597-1960 or Margie Hildreth at (352) 688-5544.

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Leaders by Design, a chapter of Business Networking International, will meet from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Weeki Wachee Resort, 6172 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

Bring business cards and network with other professionals. Cost is $8, which includes a continental breakfast. For information, call Scott Kelczewski at (352) 556-6038.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly Networking at Noon luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, 6244 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville.

The cost is $10 per person with a reservation, $15 at the door without a reservation and $20 for nonmembers. RSVP to Patty Himmelberger at (352) 796-0697, ext. 18, by Wednesday.

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Tickets are now on sale for the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's annual Beach Bash at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach.

The event is for chamber members only. Tickets are $15 per person. This year's theme is "Surfin' FLA."

For sponsorships, tickets or information, call Carla at (352) 796-0697, ext. 15.

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The 13th Annual Hernando County Job Fair "Opportunity 2008" will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

The event will be hosted by Hernando Today. More than 20 companies are expected to participate. Advance registration is required. To register, call (352) 200-3055. Participants should bring their resumes and dress appropriately.

For information, call (352) 544-5206.

If you have announcements you would like to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also e-mail items to or fax them to (352) 754-6133. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.

Briefs: Hernando County business digest 09/07/08 [Last modified: Sunday, September 7, 2008 5:27pm]
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