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Hernando Business digest for Nov. 11

Who's news

Orthopedic surgeon attends annual meeting: Dr. Michael W. Higgins, board certified in orthopedic surgery, recently attended the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics 2016 annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Higgins participated in several seminars, including: adult reconstruction joint replacement, Medicare changes in total hip and total knee anthroplasty, trauma/spine, and pediatric orthopedics.

Realtor named one of America's best: Cheryl Burnett of Re/Max Marketing Specialists in Spring Hill has again been named one of America's most productive sales associates. Burnett was honored as a part of Real Trends' America's Best Real Estate Agents, produced by Real Trends and sponsored by the Zillow Group. To qualify, agents must have closed at least 50 transactions or $20 million in sales volume in 2015.

Events

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at North American Title, 2951 Landover Blvd., Spring Hill. New members are welcome. For details, call Lindsey Hack at (352) 796-6000, Phil Undestad at (352) 796-1451 or Eric Vanderham at 1-800-839-6328, ext. 4001.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SOCIAL: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Group and the Hernando County Realtors Association's Young Professionals have partnered to host a "Super November Social" at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Brooksville Brewing Co., 1320 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Young professionals looking for ways to be active and engaged in the community are invited. To RSVP, call Lindsey Hack at (352) 796-6000.

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

• Sen. Wilton Simpson, 4076 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, at noon Nov. 15. Judy Parker, (352) 340-5900.

• Nature Coast Flooring and Cabinets, 11116 Libby Road, Spring Hill, at 5 p.m. Nov. 17. The ceremony will be followed by the Chamber's After Hours Mixer at 5:30 p.m. The event is free. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com, or call Randy Overall, (352) 684-0105.

BONWORTH TO HAVE FOOD DRIVE: BonWorth, a women's clothing store at 1416 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, will offer a 15 percent discount to customers who bring in a non-perishable food item from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 15. All food items will benefit Holy Cross Lutheran Church's food pantry in Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 666-5930.

CHAMBER TO HOLD FOOD DRIVE: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its 25th annual Thanks for Giving program during its November membership meeting at 7:15 a.m. Nov. 16 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. The event is sponsored by radio station Hits 106, and the guest speaker will be Eileen Rodriguez of the Small Business Development Center. Food donations will benefit the Jericho Road Ministries food barn. Advance tickets are $15; $20 at the door. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com or call (352) 796-0697.

Save the date

LIGHT UP RIDGE MANOR: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 at Eastside Elementary School, 27151 Roper Road, Hill 'n Dale. The event will feature a holiday auction, a cakewalk, games and activities, and a visit by Santa Claus. Proceeds will benefit the chamber's training association. For information, call Dawn Badami, event coordinator, at (352) 796-0697.

Building skills

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

• Legal Issues for Small Business, 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Zephyrhills Branch Library, 5347 8th St., Zephyrhills.

• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.

• Creating a Successful Business Plan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• How to Really Start Your Own Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel.

• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• How to Really Start Your Own Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at 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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