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Hernando Business Digest for Feb. 17


CHIPOTLE OPENS: Chipotle Mexican Grill, 13208 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, opened for business Feb. 16. Hours for the restaurant, the first Chipotle in Hernando County, will be from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

EMPLOYERS NEEDED FOR JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR: Pasco-Hernando State College's career and testing services is seeking employers interested in participating in the Opportunity 2017 Hernando County Job and Internship Fair from 9 a.m. to noon April 6 at PHSC's North Campus, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville. Local employers interested in advertising open positions and future opportunities will meet and greet job seekers from the community and PHSC students seeking employment and internships. For information, call Breanna Perry at (352) 797-5174 or send email to Job seekers interested in attending must preregister at

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM DEVELOPED: Access Health Physicians recently announced the development of a unique universal health care platform, the components of which can be linked to a range of services and provide any physician group with a fully integrated health care infrastructure. This is a physician- and patient-centered approach, integrating various activities from provider profile management, hospital privileges, coding, billing, analytics, reporting and cognitive computing into one system. The software has been built by health care professionals, and, eventually, physicians and patients will be able to interact through the system. For information, call (352) 585-3690.


FOOD DONATION EARNS DISCOUNT: BonWorth, 12987 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, will offer a 15 percent discount on customers' total purchases when they make a food or monetary donation to benefit People Helping People from Feb. 18 through March 5. For information, call (352) 597-8264.

CHAMBER COMMITTEES TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Operation Outreach Committee and its Welcome Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. For information, call Jean Harberts at (352) 796-0697.

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings during the coming week:

• Palmwood Construction, 14196 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, noon Feb. 21. Call Stuart Glover, (352) 597-2100.

• U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster's office, 15 N Main St., Brooksville, noon Feb. 22. The event will include an open house. Call Christa Pearson, (352) 304-7590.

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly membership meeting at 7:15 a.m. Feb. 22 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. The breakfast will be sponsored by Bayfront Health Spring Hill and Brooksville. The speaker will be U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster. The prepayment cost with breakfast is $15 online; $20 at the door. To RSVP, visit For information, call (352) 796-0697.

CHAMBER MARKETING COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Marketing Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Feb. 22 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. The committee, which focuses on branding, will work to create new chamber-specific goals for the membership. For information about joining the committee, call Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697.

LEADERSHIP HERNANDO RECRUITMENT EXTRAVAGANZA: People interested in participating in the upcoming Leadership Hernando program are invited to attend a Funplosion Recruitment Extravaganza from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at Marker 48 Brewing, 12147 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Those attending will be able to meet Leadership Hernando alumni and learn about the program. For information, call Rick Manuel, chairman, at (727) 835-4166 or Teri Nichols, alumni chairwoman, at (352) 796-6000.

Save the date

CO-STARTERS WORKSHOP: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host a 10-week program for those thinking about starting a business and for those ready to grow their existing businesses. The Co-Starters workshop will be from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning March 29 and continue every Wednesday through May 31 at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. It will be facilitated by Kurt Glacy, president of LEVR Consulting, and Jennifer Koenen, CEO of EBS. The cost is $295 for all 10 sessions. Applications will be accepted through March 17. For information or to RSVP, visit or call (352) 796-0697.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars:

• Marketing to Grow Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Feb. 28, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• Internet Marketing, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Feb. 28, Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 8th St., Zephyrhills.

To register and for information, visit 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 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. Call (352) 848-1438.

Networking and mixers

• Nature Coast Business Professionals: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 17, IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Those attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip, (352) 293-4317.

• Connect B2B (Business to Business) Networking: 7 a.m. Feb. 20, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Free for chamber members, $5 for non-members. To register, visit or call (352) 796-0697.

• BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 a.m. Feb. 21, Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Dan Brown, (262) 676-2776.

• Keep It Local-Spring Hill/Brooksville Chapter: 7:45 a.m. Feb. 22, Spring Hill Diner, 3426 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Call Melanie Grossi, (352) 263-7749.

• Keep It Local — Hernando Business Professionals Chapter: 11:15 a.m., second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, Beef 'O' Brady's, 14387 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call Lauren Jolly, (352) 610-3435.

• BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. No cost for first time visitors. Call Chris Dyer, (352) 849-5353.

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