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A new direct mail company, Action Mailroom Services LLC, has opened in Spring Hill.

Owner Jeff Magill says his home-based business is a full-service bulk mailer offering low-cost advertising, including addressing, tabbing, folding and inserting, mail merge, postcards and other services.

For information, contact Magill at (352) 345-5923 or at jeff@actionmailroomservices.com.

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Continuing to celebrate its 25th year in business, the Book Fair, 1219 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, is offering weekly drawings for customers through the month of July to win a free gas card.

For information, call (352) 686-1682.

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The Spring Hill Art League has announced the local businesses that have signed up to host "Art in Public Places." Currently there are nine locations in Hernando County where art league members display their works:

• Bank of America, 11050 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• Cortez Community Bank, 1000 S. Broad St., Brooksville.

• Cortez Community Bank, 12456 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• Denture Care Center, 18134 Powell Road, Brooksville.

• Easy Street Home Decor, 838 E Jefferson St., Brooksville.

• Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville.

• Summit Brokerage Services, 14269 Powell Road, Brooksville.

• West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

• Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, 10005 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Who's news

Dr. Clemente Nunag, a member of Oak Hill Hospital's medical staff, has been elected president of the Philippine Medical Society, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter.

Nunag's term began in June and will extend through May 2010. Nunag was officially inducted as president at the society's induction ball June 7 at the Hyatt Regency Tampa.

The Philippine Medical Society was founded 30 years ago by Dr. Jose Galvez Jr. with a handful of members who started the tradition of establishing fellowship among Filipino physicians. These physicians were united in the common goal of acquiring the highest levels of medical knowledge and skills to deliver better health care to patients.

Nunag was the second physician to open a practice on the west side of Hernando County. He has been a member of the Oak Hill staff since its inception. Nunag is now joined in practice by his two sons, Dr. Joel Nunag and Dr. Randolph Nunag.

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Debbi White was recently promoted to office manager at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope, 11063 County Line Road, Spring Hill.

Prior to her promotion, White served as clinical research data coordinator in the clinical research department at Florida Cancer Institute-New Hope's New Port Richey center. She has been employed by the institute since November 2006.

Events

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have the following ribbon-cuttings this week:

• Health Matters, 4082 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, 11:30 a.m. today. For information, call Ruth Branson at (352) 686-4493.

•Glen Oaks Apartment, 8245 Omaha Circle, Spring Hill, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. For information, call Larry Stellato at (352) 686-3002.

Exhale Salon Spa, 3634 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, 11:30 a.m. Friday. For information, call Rebecca Graves at (352) 556-4800.

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Service Corps of Retired Executives, Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439, will offer a seminar for those concerned about small-business startup issues, from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.

The free seminar is sponsored by the Centennial Park Branch Library. Jim Waters, a SCORE counselor, will discuss how to prepare a business plan, how to structure a business and how to understand cash flow charts, as well as finding funding for a small business.

For information, call the library at (727) 834-3204 or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

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The Winning Edge, a chapter of Business Networking International, will meet from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Weeki Wachee Resort, 6172 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

Bring business cards, and network with other area business professionals. Cost is $8, which includes a continental breakfast.

For information, call Edmond Mintah at (352) 684-5884.

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The Spring Hill Professionals Chapter of Ali Lassen's Leads Club will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Boston Cooker Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The cost for lunch is $13, to be paid at the meeting. The restaurant will not accept personal checks. A separate membership fee is required to join the club.

Speakers this week include Lauri Versaggi, Leads Club Florida executive director, who will explain the principles that guide the club, and club member Patricia Hatcher, Realtor/associate with Gavish Properties, who will talk about and bring the club up to date on the real estate market.

Each week the club offers members the opportunity to give brief business presentations and exchange leads collected during the previous week.

The club offers noncompete business classifications to avoid conflicts of interest.

For information, call Lois Bleicher at (352) 200-4809.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly after-hours mixer for July from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 14430 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The event is sponsored by the Adventure Cycle Center.

Food and beverages will be available, and the event is open to the public. For information, call Patty Himmelberger at (352) 796-0697.

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Leaders by Design, a chapter of Business Networking International, will meet from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Weeki Wachee Resort, 6172 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

Bring business cards and network with other professionals. The cost is $8, which includes a continental breakfast. For information, call Scott Kelczewski at (352) 556-6038.

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The Hernando Builders Association will have "Christmas in July for our Troops" during its general membership meeting at 6 p.m. July 28 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4470 Golf Club Lane, off Barclay Avenue, south of Brooksville.

The meeting is dedicated to the men and women who have served or are serving our nation in the military.

Admission is $25 plus an item to send to the troops. The HBA will collect the items during the month of July at its office at 7391 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The community is encouraged to participate in the drive.

During the event, the Marine Corps League Detachment 708's color guard will present colors. Check presentations to local charities — proceeds from the annual Sporting Clays Tournament and the Casino Night events — will be made, and the HBA Spike Club scholarship winner will be announced.

For information or to reserve a seat at the meeting, call Bobbe or Brenda at (352) 596-1114.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present its primary election candidates forum at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

The public is invited to meet and greet the candidates. Refreshments will be served. For information, call (352) 796-0697.

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Committee volunteers are needed for the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's "Surfin FLA" Beach Bash at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach.

For information on volunteering, call 796-0697.

If you have 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 e-mail items to jhayes@sptimes.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.

Hernando business briefs 07/13/08 [Last modified: Monday, July 14, 2008 8:33am]

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