Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Business

Hernando Business digest for Dec. 11

Business digest

Briefly

NEW U-HAUL NEIGHBORHOOD DEALER: U-Haul of Florida has announced that StoreSmart Spring Hill, 2465 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill, under new ownership, has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer.

Partners Todd Allen and Lewis Pollack say the business will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.

The hours for rentals are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (352) 678-6099.

Who's news

OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGIST APPOINTED: Access Health Care has announced the appointment of Dr. H Van Nguyen as otolaryngology and otorhinolaryngologist with his practice at 3510 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Nguyen specializes in ear, nose, throat, allergy and sinus. He accepts patients ages 15 and older. For information, call (352) 688-8116.

OBSTETRICIAN TEAM: Oak Hill Hospital has announced that Drs. Mohammed A. Tabbaa and Lauren D. Juyia will be the obstetricians for the hospital's new maternity suites, expected to open in July.

Tabbaa is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology; Juyia specializes in gynecology. Both are members of Suncoast OB/GYN at 11373 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Events

CHAMBER TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE MEETING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Technology Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville.

The meeting is open to the public. For information, call (352) 796-0697.

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professional Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville. New members are welcome. For information, call Lindsey Hack at (352) 796-6000.

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting for Safelite Auto, 12153 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, at noon Wednesday. For information, call Becky Nickerauer toll-free 1-800-800-2727.

CHAMBER HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.

If you have business announcements you would like to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hamilton, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also email items to [email protected] 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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