Business digest for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Briefly

MASSAGE BUSINESS OPENS: The Palms of Spring Hill recently opened at 12507 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. According to owner and lead therapist Jo Ann Carr, a licensed massage therapist, the business offers a variety of massages, including heated bamboo, relaxation, deep tissue and sports; as well as skin care specialists. The business is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For information, call (352) 848-5019.

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 DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT: Christine Piacquaddio was recently appointed director of risk management at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Piacquaddio came to the hospital in 2000 from Washington state. She is a licensed health care risk manager currently completing the health care risk management program at the University of South Florida.

Bulletin board

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 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:

• Chick-Fil-A, 13143 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event will include a 10th anniversary celebration. Call Dawn Reed, (352) 279-0692.

• Home of Foam, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, at noon Thursday. Call Jaime Sullivan, (352) 346-5858.

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, the series 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 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Register online at hernandochamber.com/events.

Call the chamber at (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.

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.

Republican Business Leaders Club: Noon Friday, 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.

Business digest for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 12/13/13 [Last modified: Friday, December 13, 2013 2:08pm]

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