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Hernando Business digest for Feb. 26

Business digest

Briefly

NEW HOURS FOR ACADEMY: Bene's Career Academy, with locations in Brooksville, Spring Hill and New Port Richey, has announced new hours for its [email protected]'s to provide services on more days with extended appointment availability.

[email protected]'s is a full-service salon and spa within the school where students provide services to the public under the supervision of licensed instructors. Service prices are significantly lower than the average salon or spa. [email protected]'s goes by appointment only for skin, nails and massage services, while walk-ins are accepted for hair services.

The academy also has announced a new business partnership program to increase community outreach and networking within the beauty and wellness industry, providing students with leads for employment upon graduation.

The new hours for hair services are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment for other services, the new hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday for skin and nail services. Day and evening appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for massage services.

Schools are at 698 S Broad St., Brooksville; 1486 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, and at 7027 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. For information, call Jessica Peters at (352) 593-2259.

Events

JAZZERCISE OPEN HOUSE: The Spring Hill Jazzercise fitness center, 7257 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, will host its "Leap Into Fitness" open house for new customers on Feb. 29.

The free event offers new customers a chance to enjoy a 60-minute total body workout. Those interested should come dressed to exercise. Class times are at 5:45 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Child care will be offered during the 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. classes. For information, call (352) 442-8595.

BROOKSVILLE BUSINESS ALLIANCE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Brooksville Business Alliance will meet at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday at Saxon Manor, 103 S Saxon Ave., Brooksville.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING GROUP: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Networking Group will meet from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. New members are welcome. For information, call Phil Undestad at (352) 796-1451.

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting for the International Student Exchange at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, at noon Thursday. Call (352) 796-0697.

BUSINESS BOOT CAMP: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is offering Boot Camp 2016: A Healthy Business = Financial Success, a series of free workshops, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Remaining workshops include:

• Branding — Who? What? Why? and How? Thursday.

• Expand Your Reach for Financial Success, March 9.

For information, visit hernandochamber.com.

Save the date

KEYS TO SUCCESS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its second annual Keys to Success business development series, "Giving Value to Your Customers," from March 21 to 23 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

• March 21: kickoff luncheon at 11:30 a.m., "Delivering Superior Customer Service" workshop at 2 p.m., "Fundamentals of Supervision" workshop at 3:30 p.m.

• March 22: "Hacking Doesn't Happen Only to the Big Guys" workshop at 8:30 a.m., "Credibility is King — You Reap What You Sow" workshop at 11:30 a.m.; "Unwritten Rules of Social Media" at 2 p.m.

• March 23: "Why Do Generations Clash at Work" series finale and panel discussion at 7 a.m.

Partnerships are available in four categories: Platinum for $1,500, Gold for $1,000, Silver for $500 and Bronze for $250.

For information, visit hernandochamber.com or call (352) 796-0697.

Building skills

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

• Focused on Selling, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, SMARTstart New Port Richey, 6345 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.

• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 8, Hudson Branch Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• Internet Marketing, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 9, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

• Understanding a Franchise Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 10, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills.

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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