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Hernando Business Digest for Dec. 2

Events

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND HOLIDAY BREAKFAST: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual December Membership Meeting and Holiday Breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Dec. 7 at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. The event, sponsored by Cemex, includes a complimentary breakfast. To register, visit hernandochamber.com.

DOWNTOWN BROOKSVILLE NOW: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Brooksville NOW group will meet at 8 a.m. Dec. 8 at Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Representatives from Visit Florida and Brooksville Main Street will provide updates. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com. For info, call Duane Chichester at (352) 796-2041.

CHAMBER WELCOME COMMITTEE: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Welcome Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. The group of volunteers mentors new members. For information, call Jean Harberts at (352) 796-0697.

DIPLOMAT COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Diplomat Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. For information, call Jean Harberts at (352) 796-0697.

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at Stolte Eye Center, 10441 Quality Drive, Suite 303, Spring Hill at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Laurie Oliver, (352) 666-9990.

CHAMBER'S TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Technology Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Dec. 9 at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. The committee is for those who have a passion for technology and wish to foster growth in the technology industry in Hernando County. For information, call Rocco Maglio at (321) 987-0168 or visit hernandochamber.com.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. New members are welcome. For details, call Lindsey Hack at (352) 796-6000, Phil Undestad at (352) 796-1451 or Eric Vanderham at 1-800-839-6328, ext. 4001.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR: Pasco Hernando SCORE will present a free seminar, Protecting Small Businesses from Fraud, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel. To register and for information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the Local Workshops tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

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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