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Hernando business digest for April 6

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Dr. Brandy Michelle Roose, a board certified family physician, has relocated her practice to 15120 County Line Road, Suite 101, Spring Hill.

Roose joined Access Healthcare in August 2011 and has focused on diabetic care, women's health, pediatric and adolescent care, in-patient work at Oak Hill Hospital, routine medical exams and preventative health.

For information, call (727) 378-8588.

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Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, has announced its "stars" — associates of the month — for February.

They are Debora Delgado, Kathy Harper and Christy Marafino.

Delgado, a registered nurse, began work at HCA facilities in 1997, in emergency room registration at Oak Hill. In 1998, she went to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point as a unit secretary. She became a registered nurse in 2002 and returned to Oak Hill in 2008, where she is a critical care nurse in the open-heart unit.

Harper, a registered nurse who joined the hospital's pediatric department in 2009, is responsible for clinical management of the pediatric patients.

Marafino, a phlebotomist, joined the hospital's lab in December 2009. She concentrates predominantly in the outpatient laboratory, where she primarily cares for patients coming for pre-op work.


Hernando Elite Businesses, a group of local vendors in Spring Hill, will have a Vendor Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the parking lot of Kally K's Steakery & Fishery, 3383 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Free goody bags will be offered to the first 50 guests. Donations to benefit the Cozy Camp, an offshoot of Devereux Kids that helps the homeless of Hernando County, will be accepted. Items needed include shampoo, toothpaste, razors, toilet tissue, ice packs, blankets, any camping gear and batteries.

Participating vendors include: Avon, Grace Adele Purses, Partylite, the Traveling Vineyard, Marla's Gifts from the Heart, Wells Fargo, Thirty One Gifts, Origami Owl Jewelry, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Velata and others.

For information about vendor space or the event, call Mary at (727) 267-4910 or Athena at (352) 263-3807.

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Pasco-Hernando Community College and Testing Services will co-host interview skills workshops for job seekers, test-taking workshops for students or job candidates who experience test anxiety.

The workshops are as scheduled:

• "Interview Tips" from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and "Test-Taking Tips" from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday in Room A154 at the North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville.

• "Interview Tips" from 2 to 3:15 p.m. and "Test-Taking Tips" from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room E207 at the Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill.

• "Interview Tips" from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and "Test-Taking Tips" from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday in Room A173 at the East Campus, 36727 Blanton Road, Dade City.

The workshops are free and open to the public. For information, contact Nicole Miller, career and testing services, at (352) 797-5174 or

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have three ribbon cuttings during the coming week:

Blackjack Media Group, at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, noon Tuesday. Call Amanda Hart, (727) 848-2323.

Home Instead Senior Care, 8184 Chaucer Drive, Spring Hill, noon Wednesday. Call Maureen Riser, (352) 340-5900.

Wagner's Property Management, 9029 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee, noon, Thursday. Call Linh Galyon, (352) 600-7961.

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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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BNI Leaders by Design will meet from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast. Call Ralph Vitola at (352) 796-2676.

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Women Building Women will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the grand lounge on the second floor at the Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road, Spring Hill.

Shandelle Johnson, the "Florida Money Saving Diva," will give a presentation about coupons. The cost is $3 and includes a continental breakfast. To RSVP, call (352) 345-3597 no later than Monday.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly Networking at Noon luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Beef 'O' Brady's, 14387 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The cost is $13 per member with a reservation or $15 at the door for members or guests. Reservation deadline is Wednesday. Cancellations must be made 24 hours before the event. Call Lauren Jolly, (352) 796-0697, or RSVP online at

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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 from April 15 through 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.

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The Hernando Builders Association Lunch Club, open to all HBA members and any business interested in the association, will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 16 at Rookies Sports Bar and Grill, 3095 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.

Those attending pay for their own lunch. The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at local restaurants. To RSVP, visit and click on the events tab, then on the calendar date. For information, call the HBA office at (352) 596-1114.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida, will present "Selling to the Government," a Lunch 'n' Learn workshop, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 17 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

Participants will learn how to register with the federal government, how to locate federal opportunities and to whom to market within the federal government.

The cost is $10 per person. To RSVP, visit For information, call (352) 796-0697.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is presenting a new leadership program, the "Disney on Leadership" series.

The series, presented by sheriff's Lt. Col. Royce M. Decker, 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 noon to 1 p.m. April 18 or from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 25. Classes will be at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The cost for chamber members is $15 per class or $45 for the series. The cost for nonmembers is $20 per class or $65 for the series.

To RSVP, register online at For information, 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 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.

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