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