Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Business

Business digest for Oct. 12

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Briefly

Brooksville Regional Hospital's Chest Pain Center recently received chest pain accreditation with percutaneous coronary intervention through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

Percutaneous coronary intervention is a non-surgical procedure used to treat the narrowing or blockage of coronary arteries in the heart.

The hospital is at 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. For information, call Susan Frimmel at (352) 797-4645.

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Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, is seeking volunteer technicians who are licensed to perform ultrasounds for a new Women's Health and Wellness pilot program the clinic will start soon.

Technicians will be needed on Saturdays once a month or once a quarter for a few hours. Volunteers have sovereign immunity under the Florida Department of Health. Individuals interested should call Barbara weekdays, except Thursdays, at (352) 610-9916.

Who's news

Clifford E. Manuel Jr. of Brooksville has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority.

Manuel, 54, is the owner and chief executive of Coastal Engineering Associates in Brooksville.

He has served as vice chairman of the Brooksville Housing Authority since 2005.

Manuel holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Florida. His past community involvement includes serving on the SunTrust Bank board of directors and as president and treasurer of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce.

He succeeds Emilio D. Vergara and was appointed for a term ending June 21, 2015.

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Chuck Wilson, president and founder of Wilson Technology Group, 24332 Dorsey Smith Road, east of Brooksville, was recently chosen as the new Southeast regional director for Building Industry Consulting Services International.

Wilson, whose term begins January, previously served on the board as southeast regional director from 2007 to 2009. He has been a member of the group since 1992.

Currently, Wilson serves on several committees, including codes, membership, speakers bureau and marketing. He holds a license for low-voltage cabling and is credentialed as a registered communications distribution designer.

Wilson can be reached at (352) 796-9891. For information, visit wilsontechgroup.com.

Events

Cadence Bank will have its fall festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the bank's Spring Hill office, 1300 Pinehurst Drive, off Applegate Drive.

The event is free and open to the public, and will include arts and crafts, a car show by Flamingo Auto Group, as well as a bounce house and petting zoo. Music will be provided by Martini Enterprises and dancing by Tina's Dance Academy.

The vendor fee of $10 will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County. For information, call (352) 666-5200.

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Monster Transmission and Performance of Brooksville is hosting a Cruise-In for Charity from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

The event will benefit the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

Car show participants will have access to the attractions at the park. The event will include raffles, awards and valve cover races.

For information, call Nancy Holley, Monster Transmission's community outreach coordinator, toll-free 1-800-708-0087, ext. 4491.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have six ribbon cuttings during the coming week:

Jam's Breakfast & Lunch Cafe, 4185 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, noon Tuesday. Call Joe Amato, (352) 686-0090.

Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, noon Wednesday. Call Rose Rocco, (352) 592-5656.

Extreme Bicycles, 14245 Powell Road, Silverthorn Plaza, Spring Hill, noon Thursday. Call Zoltan Serfozo, (352) 684-7101.

EVOM Lounge, 14251 Powell Road, Silverthorn Plaza, Spring Hill, noon Thursday. Call Wayne Thornton, (352) 796-9463.

Patriot Lending, 14253 Powell Road, Silverthorn Plaza, Spring Hill, noon Thursday. Call Kyle Tuttle, (352) 797-9911.

Chefs of Napoli, 14277 Powell Road, Silverthorn Plaza, Spring Hill, noon Thursday. Call Deb Marrone, (352) 544-1234.

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

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Monster Transmission and Performance of Brooksville will host a Cruise-In for Charity from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Chick-fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

The event, rescheduled because of inclement weather, is a benefit for Habitat for Humanity and will include music, games, prizes and valve cover racers.

For information, call Nancy Holley, Monster Transmission's community outreach coordinator, toll-free 1-800-708-0087, ext. 4491.

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SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free business seminars:

• "How to Market in this Economy," 5 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at West Hernando S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

• "Creating a Business Plan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.

To register, visit score439.org and click on the Local Workshops tab, or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its Chamber 411 event at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The free informational meeting, designed for new members, will demonstrate how to maximize chamber membership benefits. Existing members, new employees of existing members and potential new members are also invited.

To RSVP or for information, call (352) 796-0697 or send email to [email protected]

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Hooters of Spring Hill and West Coast Classic & Restorations will host a classic car show from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hooters, 3437 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

There is no registration fee or early sign-up. Cars will be judged by the Hooters girls, and the top three cars will receive awards. The event includes giveaways and a 50/50 raffle, with proceeds benefiting Jericho Road Ministries.

For information, call (352) 597-5061.

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The Hernando Builders Association and Universal Soil Solutions will host the second annual Maurice Black Golf Invitational on Wednesday at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville, 18200 Seville Clubhouse Drive, north of Weeki Wachee.

Sign-in starts at 11 a.m. Lunch, catered by Pit Boss Bar-B-Q, will be served at 11:30 a.m., and tee-off will be at 12:30 p.m.

The event is a four-person team scramble with a shotgun start. For entry fee information, call the HBA office at (352) 596-1114.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its October after-hours Oktoberfest and Fall Festival mixer at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

To RSVP or for information, call Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383.

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BNI Leaders by Design will meet from 8 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast. Call Ralph Vitola at (352) 796-2676.

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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Society of Accountants will have its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

The speaker will be Tim Price with Accounting Practice Sales in St. Petersburg. The topic will be sales, mergers and purchases of accounting and tax practices. Reservations are required. RSVP to Linda Walters at (352) 796-1233 by Wednesday.

Chapter meetings are on the third Thursday of each month and are open to any accountant or tax professional in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. For chapter information, call Pat Cornett at (352) 597-3460.

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NYLA Hair Studio at 10500 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, will host a Blow Dry Boot Camp from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

The teaching event includes food, wine, raffles and grab bags. The cost is $25 per person. Event sponsors include Cupcake Heaven, Salon Centric, Domino's Pizza and Monti Magill's.

For information or to RSVP, call (352) 688-9696.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its October brochure exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Hernando County Association of Realtors, 7321 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

This month's power group is events and hospitality and related industries. Those attending should wear proper business attire. Catering provided by Passionate Chefs.

The cost for chamber members is $13 with RSVP or $15 at the door, and $20 for nonmembers. The event includes lunch. RSVP required by Wednesday. Call Lauren Jolly at (352) 796-0697.

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The Republican Business Leaders Club of Hernando County will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill.

The club is open to retired and current business owners, managers and anyone who has made a payroll and created jobs. Call Blaise Ingoglia at (352) 686-8200.

If you have business 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 email items to [email protected] 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.

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