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Business digest for Dec. 1, 2013

Business digest

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SCORE Chapter 439 is looking for volunteers to mentor small businesses. For information, visit score439.org and click on "Volunteer."

Who's news

HOSPITAL APPOINTS CHIEF NURSING OFFICER: Leanne Salazar, advanced registered nurse practitioner, was recently appointed chief nursing officer at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill.

As a nurse practitioner, Salazar is board certified in family practice. In addition, she is a licensed risk manager and is certified in both quality management and patients safety.

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FREE BUSINESS CONSULTATIONS: The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce provide free consultations to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the county. A business consultant is available at the chamber office to provide access to all of the center's services. The center's Hernando office is at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

To schedule a counseling session, call Jerry Karp at (352) 796-0697.

Events

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

• Lifestyle Limousine, 11533 State Road 52, Hudson, at noon Monday. Call Lisa Gancedo, (352) 573-8693.

• John Leggio's Center for the Performing Arts, 10455 County Line Road, Spring Hill, noon Tuesday. Call Frank Paonessa, (352) 650-8066.

Building skills

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is presenting the "Disney on Leadership" series at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

Presented by Royce Decker, it reviews past, present and future business practices that have made the Disney name synonymous with exemplary products and services. The goal is to provide a solid foundation for customer service, loyalty and satisfaction.

Session 4 will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 or from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17.

It costs $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Register at hernandochamber.com/events. Call (352) 796-0697.

If you have business announcements 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 email jhayes@tampabay.com 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.

Networking and mixers

BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Lisa Cornett at (352) 345-1377.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Eastside Business Networking Group: 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sherman Hills Golf & Country Club, 31200 Eagle Falls Drive, Ridge Manor West. Call Tammy Heon at (352) 754-4405.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's December Membership Holiday Breakfast: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Faith Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Cemex is the sponsor and will cover the cost of breakfast for members. A reservation is required at hernando

chamber.com/event.

BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast. Call Ralph Vitola at (352) 796-2676.

Nature Coast Business Professionals: 8 a.m. Friday, IHOP restaurant, 3636 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Attendees may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.

Business digest for Dec. 1, 2013 11/28/13 [Last modified: Thursday, November 28, 2013 3:27pm]
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