Crowder Hardware, 12480 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, is accepting entries until Nov. 16 for its $1,000 Shopping Giveaway contest.
Customers hoping to complete a home improvement project may stop by the store and fill out a wish list of items needed. One local winner, selected at random, will receive $1,000 in merchandise. One entry per household per day.
For information, call (352) 686-4743.
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The sinkhole stabilization firm Secure Foundation Systems was recently recognized by Inc. magazine as the 70th-fastest-growing construction company in the United States. The company, based in Ocala, has a warehouse at 16182 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The recognition was included in the magazine's "500/5000" issue for 2012. In addition, the company was ranked 1,901 out of 5,000 companies overall. The comprehensive listing spans 25 industries in all 50 states.
Secure Foundation Systems specializes in foundation repair and sinkhole stabilization. For information, visit SinkholeExperts.com.
Access Healthcare has announced that staff members Joan Weaving, Jessica Kreider, Steve Burns and Cathy Apostolos recently received certification as professional coders.
In addition, 14 of the company's health care providers received recertification in advanced cardiac life support. They include: Drs. Pariksith Singh, Maria Scunziano-Singh, Lawrence Alder, Mariel Gonzalez-Mendoza, Harish Madnani, Mohammed Mohiuddin, Brandy Roose and Veselin Stoyanov; Marc Alessandroni, physician's assistant; Chris Lane, Sharona Loewenstein and Julie Long, all physician's assistants-certified; and Connie Massey and Connie Noel, both advanced registered nurse practitioners.
Access Healthcare's main office is at 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 688-8116.
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Nancy Jones, a registered dental hygienist and certified Ora-Spa therapist at Spring Hill Dental Associates, 11025 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, recently received her certificate in aromatherapy, with honors, from the American College of Healthcare Sciences.
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Dr. Nicole Heath Sirchio of Immediate MedCare & Family Doctor, 120 Medical Blvd., Suite 103, Spring Hill, was recognized recently as Family Physician of the Year by the Florida Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
The honor is given to an osteopathic family physician who demonstrates excellence in patient care and commitment to the profession, and who advances the education of future physicians. Sirchio was named Young Osteopathic Physician of the Year in 2011 by the National American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Sirchio serves on the committee for continuing education and the membership/marketing committee for the national group.
She is the president-elect and membership chairwoman for the Florida group, and also serves as director at large and District 13 president for the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.
Sirchio is a clinical professor for Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she serves as a preceptor to medical students. Locally, she has served on the Spring Hill Regional Hospital Physician Leadership Council and the women's advisory council.
Sirchio can be reached at (352) 666-6950.
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Dr. Kirill Ilalov, an orthopedic surgeon, has joined the medical staff at the Center for Bone and Joint Disease.
Ilalov is a fellowship-trained spine surgeon and a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine.
The center has four offices: 11307 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill; 7544 Jacque Road, Hudson; 5319 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey; and 6800 North Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 242, Tampa.
For information, call (352) 596-0900.
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James Cheverie has joined Wilson Technology Group, 24332 Dorsey Smith Road, east of Brooksville, as a systems technician. He replaces Doug Cord, who recently retired.
Cheverie has more than 30 years of experience in the field and served in the Marine Corps. He and his son live in Brooksville.
For information, call (352) 796-9891 or visit wilsontechgroup.com.
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have three ribbon cuttings during the coming week:
• Passionate Chefs, noon Tuesday at Vitola Law Group, 701 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville. Call Ashley Owens, (352) 540-5363.
• M and M Media Creations, noon Wednesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Call Joe Murell, (352) 410-7221.
• Chef Images, noon Thursday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville . Call John Sellers, (352) 428-4848.
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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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SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free business seminars:
• "How To Market In This Economy," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson
• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25 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 September After-Hours Mixer at 1114 Chatman Blvd., Brooksville, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The sponsored is Brooksville Healthcare Center.
To RSVP or for information, call Wanda Moak, (352) 796-6701.
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The Women Building Women September Networking Mixer will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Hernando County Recreation Department office, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville.
The event will be hosted by Jayne "Jaynellen" Arrington of DanceCraft, Louise Ryland's Stained Glass Creations, Delilah Gillis of Delilah on Duty, the Hernando County Recreation Department and Women Building Women.
Members and guests are invited. To RSVP, send email to Donna at email@example.com no later than Wednesday.
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The Nature Coast Business Professionals, a nonexclusive networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Friday at the IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
The goal of the group is to develop long-term relationships with business professionals. There are no membership fees. Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.
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The Ladies of the Hernando Builders Association and LRE Ground Services will present the "Let's Hear It for the Girls" Mother-Daughter Fashion Show and Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22 in the ballroom at Glen Lakes Country Club, 10485 Glen Lakes Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee.
Fashions will be provided by Macy's. The emcee will be meteorologist Juli Marquez of Bay News 9.
The cost is $30 and includes the luncheon and show. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mary's House, part of Jericho Road Ministries. The event is open to the public.
For information, contact the HBA office at (352) 596-1114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hernando County Business & Professional Women will host a political candidates forum from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit View Drive, Brooksville. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10. Drinks and refreshments will be served. Proceeds benefit the Hernando County BPW education scholarship fund.
The group normally meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. Dinner is $15 for members and $20 for guests. For information, contact Karen Lund, president, at (352) 686-2891, ext. 201, or email@example.com.
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Career Central and Employ Florida Marketplace are hosting a health care job fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Career Central, 4440 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.
More than 15 employers with multiple health care job openings available, will attend. Job seekers should come dressed appropriately, bring resumes and be prepared for on-the-spot interviews.
The free event is open to Pasco and Hernando county residents. For information, call Kristie Drinosky, business relations specialist, at (727) 484-3400, ext. 0245.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's 2012 Beach Bash: Under the Sea will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach.
Tickets are $15 per person and include dinner and entertainment. A cash bar will be available. Dance music will be provided by Next Exit, and listening music by DJ John Winans. There will be a dunk tank with local dignitaries and a "shipwrecked" obstacle course.
Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the chamber at (352) 796-0697 or online at hernandochamber.com.
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Arts and craft vendors are needed for Cadence Bank's Fall Festival, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the bank's Spring Hill office, 1300 Pinehurst Drive, off Applegate Drive.
The vendor fee of $10 will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County. For information or to reserve a spot, call (352) 666-5200.
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