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Hernando business digest for Dec. 31

Business digest

Events

The 5th and Blues New Year's Eve concert and event will be from 5 p.m. to midnight today in front of the Hernando County Courthouse, on Main Street in downtown Brooksville.

The free event is held when there is a fifth Saturday in the month to promote business and the downtown area. It is hosted by the Brooksville Business Alliance and sponsored by the Law Offices of Michael Laurato and Robert Austin, with offices in Masaryktown, Tampa and Lakeland.

Downtown restaurants will remain open for the event. Two bands will be featured, but musicians wishing to join in and jam are welcome to contact William at (352) 540-5838 to participate.

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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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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Networking Group will meet from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Arc Nature Coast, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

For information, call Phil Undestad at (352) 796-1451.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at Ideal Pavers & Design, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, at noon Thursday. Call Santos Rodriguez at (352) 346-6631.

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The $50 Investment Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Edward Jones office, 3296 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. New members are welcome. Call Ross or Wynn Keith at (352) 596-2649.

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Nature Coast Business Professionals, a nonexclusive networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Friday at the IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

The goal of the group is to develop long-term relationships with business professionals. There are no membership fees.

Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317 or visit naturecoastbusiness professionals.com.

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Hernando County Jazzercise centers will offer free trial classes during open houses Jan. 7 to 9.

The Spring Hill center, at 7257 Forest Oaks Blvd., will offer classes at 9 and 10 a.m. Jan. 7, at 3 p.m Jan. 8, and at 9 and 10 a.m. and 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9. The Brooksville center, at 422 S Broad St., will offer classes at 9:15 a.m. Jan. 7 and at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Jan. 9.

The free 60-minute classes include a warm-up, high-energy aerobic routines, muscle toning and a cool-down stretch segment. Registration incentives will be offered.

For information, call instructor Becky Mooneyham at (352) 442-8595 or Tracie Morse at (352) 796-4796.

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Service Corps of Retired Executives Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free seminars:

• "How to Successfully Obtain a Business Loan," 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Participants will learn about start-up requirements, mature businesses and purchasing existing businesses.

• "How to Qualify as a Not-For-Profit," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. Learn how to complete the IRS 501c3 application and other steps.

• "How to Market in This Economy," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City. Learn how and where to find answers about what works and doesn't, how to write a sales and marketing plan and other steps.

• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at the South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday. Learn key issues for starting a business, including business plans, cash flow charts and finding money.

To register, visit score439.org and click on the Workshops & Events tab, or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at USF will offer a business seminar, "Starting Your Business," from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The seminar will be presented by Jerry Karp, certified business analyst. Participants will learn which licenses are needed, how to market a business and why business plans are needed.

The cost is $25 per person. To register, call (352) 796-0697.

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R Beach Restaurant, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach, will have its second annual Save Our Waterfall fundraiser Jan. 15.

Several seatings are available, beginning at noon. Those who wish to attend should call to make a reservation.

The event will feature a buffet for $12 per person, with proceeds benefiting the Spring Hill Garden Club's Save Our Waterfall campaign. The buffet will include salad and rolls, sausage and peppers over penne pasta, roast beef with garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, dessert, coffee and tea. For information or to make a reservation, call (352) 592-5556.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at USF will offer a marketing seminar, "Learn How to Really Connect with the Right Audience," 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 24, chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The seminar will be presented by Jerry Karp, a certified business analyst. Participants will learn how to craft the right message for the right audience.

The cost is $25 per person. To register, call (352) 796-0697.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present "Quick and Dirty Secrets for Selling to Any Age Group" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The seminar will be presented by Terry Weaver.

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to identify today's four generations, define characteristics and selling tactics for each generation, identify characteristics of today's trend setters and be equipped with methods to improve communication. The cost is $20 per person. To register, call (352) 796-0697.

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 jhayes@tampabay.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 digest for Dec. 31 12/30/11 [Last modified: Friday, December 30, 2011 6:55pm]

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