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Hernando Business digest for March 18

Business digest

Briefly

SHOPPES AT GLEN LAKES PURCHASED: Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT II recently announced the acquisition of the 66,000-square-foot Shoppes at Glen Lakes, north of Weeki Wachee. The shopping center, anchored by Publix, also features a variety of national and local retailers and dining concepts, including Westshore Pizza.

Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT II is a public non-traded real estate investment trust that seeks to acquire and manage well-occupied, grocery-anchored neighborhood shopping centers that have a mix of national and regional retailers in strong demographic markets.

HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED: Oak Hill Hospital's compliance team was recently recognized with a plaque by HCA's West Florida Division for exceptional performance in the corporate compliance review process. Reviews are conducted every three years and are designed to evaluate the extent of the hospital's implementation of the corporate Ethics and Compliance Code. The ethics and compliance officer of the facility receives a grade ranging from 100 to 60 percent, reflecting the hospital's level of compliance. Facilities receiving a score of 90 percent or higher are recognized with a plaque.

Who's news

CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER APPOINTED: Dr. Edward P. Nast, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, was recently appointed chief medical officer at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill.

Nast comes to the hospital from Arnot Health in Elmira, N.Y., where he served as chief of the department of surgery. He also practiced cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.

DOCTOR ATTENDS CADAVERIC COURSE: Hernando Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgery announced that Dr. Michael W. Higgins, board certified in orthopedic surgery, recently attended a cadaveric course for shoulder replacements. The course, "Anatomic to Reverse Shoulder Arthroscopy," was conducted by the DePuy Synthes Institute in Tampa.

Higgins sees patients in Spring Hill and Dade City. For information, call (352) 688-6035.

Events

TEXAS ROADHOUSE FUNDRAISER: Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, will donate 10 percent of all food purchases from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday to benefit the Harper family. Allen Harper was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on Feb. 16. Proceeds will help cover medical bills. For information, call (352) 596-2225.

BPW TO MEET: Business and Professional Women of Hernando County will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the pool room at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill. The topic will be "Medication Demystified," presented by Stephen Davis.

BPW of Hernando meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Dinner is $15 for members and $20 for guests. To RSVP, send email to [email protected]

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.

Spherion Staffing is the event's presenting sponsor, and Hits 106 WGHR-FM is the presenting media sponsor. Other sponsors include: Capital City Bank, CareerSource, Duke Energy, the Hernando County Office of Emergency Management, the Hogan Law Firm, Pasco-Hernando State College, Hernando Sun, Legal Shield, Oak Hill Hospital, Saint Leo University, Suncoast Credit Union and Westbridge.

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

• Tuesday: "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.

• Wednesdsay: "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.

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its March membership meeting from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. The breakfast sponsor is Duke Energy.

There will be a panel discussion along with keynote speaker Tina Rossi of Dale Training of Tampa Bay. The prepayment cost with breakfast is $15 online; $20 at the door. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events. For information, call (352) 796-0697.

PUT YOUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK: The Pasco Hernando Chapter of SCORE will host a volunteer recruitment party from 5 to 7 p.m. March 31 at the Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. Light refreshments will be served.

Volunteer SCORE mentors help small business owners succeed. Volunteers may be retired or currently employed, but should have a sincere commitment to help small businesses. For information, call (727) 842-4638.

Building skills

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

• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• Pricing for Profit, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

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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