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Grand openings, fundraisers and other Hernando business community events

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Blue Pelican Marina at 5000 Calienta St., Hernando Beach, will combine its grand opening celebration with a boat show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

The celebration will include special offers on parts and supplies; new, used and consigned boat specials; free hot dogs and drinks, and a free drawing to win a new Lowe johnboat. For information, visit or call (352) 610-9999.

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Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, 3095 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill, will host a fundraiser to benefit cancer patient Meghan Lupichuk from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Ten percent of customers' food purchases will be donated to the Lupichuk family. For information, call (352) 593-4114.

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Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 4651 Commercial Way and 10601 County Line Road, Spring Hill, will host a Dining to Donate fundraiser to benefit Stage West Community Playhouse from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Ten percent of customers' bills will be donated to Stage West. Those participating must present a copy of the Dining to Donate flier to their server before ordering. The donation percentage excludes tax and tip. The offer is valid for dine-in customers only.

To obtain a flier, visit Stage West's website at and click on the Applebee's Dining to Donate box at the top of the page.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled two ribbon cuttings during the coming week:

Cadence Bank, 14211 Powell Road, south of Brooksville, noon Tuesday. Call Mark Howell, (352) 796-3109.

Store Right, 7294 Broad St., Brooksville, noon Thursday. Call Dawn Shallcross, (352) 754-9998.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its March Brochure Exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Beef 'O' Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville.

The cost is $10 at the door and includes lunch. RSVP required. Call Lauren Jolly, (352) 796-0697.

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The National Association of Social Workers Nature Coast Chapter will meet at 10 a.m. March 24 at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Barry University professor Mitch Rosenwald will conduct a three-hour workshop titled "The Elephant in the Room: Negotiation and Mediation Skills to Resolve Conflicts in Practice."

The meeting is the annual Social Work Month celebration, and all social workers from Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties and guests are invited. Lunch, sponsored by association, will be provided by Panera Bread.

Continuing education credits are available to association members. Registration required. Contact Wendy Hall at (352) 527-0106 or by Tuesday.

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 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.

Grand openings, fundraisers and other Hernando business community events 03/16/12 [Last modified: Friday, March 16, 2012 4:11pm]
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