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Hernando Business digest for Jan. 8

PASCO HERNANDO SCORE RECOGNITION LUNCHEON: On Dec. 16, the Pasco Hernando Chapter of SCORE had its annual awards luncheon and presented three awards. Robin Buggs, creator of Brain Fitness 4.0 Adult Daycare, an adult memory center helping to reduce cognitive decline in those with brain impairments, received a 2015 Certificate of Achievement Award. Dr. Eric Crall with MyDPCDoc Family Medicine received the Innovative Entrepreneur Award for breaking boundaries and moving in non-traditional directions. Crall offers a new business model of direct patient care, allowing small businesses more control over the cost of medical premiums. Jennifer Koenen, CEO of Encompass Business Services, providing “boutique’’ accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services for small to mid-sized businesses, received a Certificate of Achievement Award. From left are Koenen; Mike Lewis, Pasco Hernando SCORE chairman; Buggs, and Richard Bonnett, Pasco Hernando SCORE mentor.

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PASCO HERNANDO SCORE RECOGNITION LUNCHEON: On Dec. 16, the Pasco Hernando Chapter of SCORE had its annual awards luncheon and presented three awards. Robin Buggs, creator of Brain Fitness 4.0 Adult Daycare, an adult memory center helping to reduce cognitive decline in those with brain impairments, received a 2015 Certificate of Achievement Award. Dr. Eric Crall with MyDPCDoc Family Medicine received the Innovative Entrepreneur Award for breaking boundaries and moving in non-traditional directions. Crall offers a new business model of direct patient care, allowing small businesses more control over the cost of medical premiums. Jennifer Koenen, CEO of Encompass Business Services, providing “boutique’’ accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services for small to mid-sized businesses, received a Certificate of Achievement Award. From left are Koenen; Mike Lewis, Pasco Hernando SCORE chairman; Buggs, and Richard Bonnett, Pasco Hernando SCORE mentor.

Business digest

Events

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market, 14344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. The event will include a grand opening. For information, call (352) 796-0697.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MIXER: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals will host a mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., Brooksville.

CUSTOMER SCENARIO MAPPING WORKSHOP: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will offer a workshop, "Customer Scenario Mapping," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Guest presenter Ronni Marshak is co-author of the book Customers.com. She facilitates workshops focusing on the proprietary customer scenario mapping methodology. The workshop, provided by Kurt Glacy, LEVR Consulting, is free.

For information or to register, visit hernandochamber.com.

Building skills

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

• Marketing to Grow Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

• Understanding a Franchise Business, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills.

• Internet Marketing, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

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 jhamilton@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.

Networking and mixers

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

Keep It Local-Spring Hill/Brooksville Chapter: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Beef 'O' Brady's 14387 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call Lorrie Hamilton, (727) 534-0714.

BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Tim Cornett, (352) 345-1377.

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. Thursday, Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast; no cost for first-time visitors. Call Marianne Zirk, (352) 340-4456.

Hernando Business digest for Jan. 8 01/05/16 [Last modified: Thursday, January 7, 2016 10:28am]
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