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Andrea Bolton was recently certified as a Jazzercise instructor.

Bolton completed an intense three-day workshop and performed a 10-routine audition to earn the right to teach Jazzercise classes. She will begin offering classes at the Jazzercise Center, 7257 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 442-8595.

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Spring Hill Regional Hospital, 10461 Quality Drive, Spring Hill, recently recognized associates at its monthly Getting 2 Great celebration.

March G2G recipients include Denise Rivera, Alison Williams and Pennie Westt. Patricia Day was recognized as Volunteer of the Month.

In addition, the hospital named its associates of the quarter for the first quarter of 2013. Lee Burch was named Manager of the Quarter; Audrey Griffin was named Associate of the Quarter, and Maureen Lariviere was named Nurse of the Quarter.

Events

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at Bon Image Vein & Laser Center, 15439 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, at noon Tuesday. Call Dr. Narendra Sastry, (352) 593-4194.

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The Florida Small Business Development Center Network is bringing four experts to Hernando County to help serve the growing needs of business owners with free consulting until June 16 at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

Consulting about Internet marketing, accounting and taxes, health care practices, business planning, minority certifications, international trade and QuickBooks will be available.

To schedule a confidential consultation, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free seminars:

• "E-Marketing Concepts," 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

• "Marketing to Grow Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Regency Park Branch Library, 5701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. May 14, Centennial Park Branch Library, 5730 Moog Road, Holiday.

• "Using the Internet in Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 14, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "How to Apply for a Business Loan," 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. May 14, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

• "Building the Plan for a Successful Business," 5 to 7 p.m. May 21, Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 22, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 30, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel.

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

LEADER DEVELOPMENT: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present the fourth annual Chick-fil-A Leadercast from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

The event is broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites throughout the nation. Speakers will include Jack Welch, Andy Stanley, Mike Krzyzewski, John Maxwell, Dr. Henry Cloud, Lt. Cmdr. Rorke Denver, Sanya Richards-Ross, David Allen and Condoleezza Rice.

The event is open to the public. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, cost $69 for chamber members, $79 for nonmembers and $59 for nonprofit organizations. Group discounts are available. The event includes all materials, as well as breakfast and lunch. Corporate sponsorships are available. For information, call (352) 796-0697. To buy tickets online, go to hernandochamber.com.

MANUFACTURING SKILLS: Pasco-Hernando Community College's corporate training department will host a Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Certified Production Technician training program from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from May 20 through July 31 at PHCC's Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.

MSSC is an industry-led training, assessment and certification system focused on the core skills and knowledge needed by the nation's production workers. The course fee is $1,100 per person and includes all instructional materials and certifications. Employers may qualify for up to 50 percent in training reimbursement funds through the Pasco-Hernando Workforce Board.

To register or for information, call (727) 816-3123.

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Pasco-Hernando Community College's corporate training department will host a Leadership Certificate Program designed to develop mid-level professionals for greater leadership roles within their organizations, from 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays, beginning June 6 at PHCC's Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court.

The 32-hour, eight-week, noncredit program, will be presented by Lori Bainum, director, PHCC corporate training. The cost for chamber members is $599/ for nonmembers, $799.

Applications are available online at phcc.edu/leadership. For information, call (727) 816-3123.

LENDING HELP: In celebration of National Small Business Week, the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida in conjunction with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Administration will host a free business financing panel presentation, "Meet the Lenders," from 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 21 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The presentation will provide small-business owners with information to assist them in growing their business. A panel of experts, from traditional to alternative lending organizations, will present financing options currently available to start-up and existing businesses.

Registration is available online at hernandochamber.com/events or by calling (352) 796-0697. For additional conference information, visit sbdctampabay.com.

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 items to 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 opportunities

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.

The Referral Institute and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer the Certified Networker Program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and continuing through July 24 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. The program, presented by Tiffanie Kellog, is a training system for building a solid referral-based marketing strategy. The cost is $1,197, which can be paid in three payments of $399. Participants may attend a single module for $99. To register, call Kellog toll-free at 1-888-282-8649.

BNI Leaders by Design will meet from 7:15 to 9:30 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.

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professional Networking Group will have its May Social at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Beef 'O' Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. For information, call Phil Undestad at (352) 796-1451.

Business digest 05/04/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 4:47pm]

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