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Hernando business digest for Nov. 3

Chinsegut Hill Celebration: At a recent membership breakfast meeting of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, Tammy Heon, left, Jeff Webb and DeeVon Quirolo, co-chairpersons of the First Chinsegut Hill Celebration, gave a presentation. Quirolo updated the more than 140 chamber members attending about the latest news regarding the celebration on Nov. 15-16. “The tremendous community interest and support for restoring this historic landmark is phenomenal, and we anticipate a huge turnout at the celebration,” Quirolo said.

Courtesy of DeeVon Quirolo

Chinsegut Hill Celebration: At a recent membership breakfast meeting of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, Tammy Heon, left, Jeff Webb and DeeVon Quirolo, co-chairpersons of the First Chinsegut Hill Celebration, gave a presentation. Quirolo updated the more than 140 chamber members attending about the latest news regarding the celebration on Nov. 15-16. “The tremendous community interest and support for restoring this historic landmark is phenomenal, and we anticipate a huge turnout at the celebration,” Quirolo said.

Networking

BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Lisa Cornett at (352) 345-1377.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Eastside Business Networking Group: 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sherman Hills Golf & Country Club, 31200 Eagle Falls Drive, Brooksville. Call Tammy Heon, (352) 754-4405.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professional Networking Group: 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, chambers office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Call Phil Undestad, (352) 796-1451, or Lindsey Hack, (352) 796-6000.

BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast. Call Ralph Vitola at (352) 796-2676.

Nature Coast Business Professionals: 8 a.m. Friday, IHOP restaurant, 3636 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Attendees may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's November Brochure Exchange: noon Friday, Hernando County Realtors Association, 7321 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. This month's power group is financial/professional industries. Lunch will be provided by the Country Feed Store Cafe. The cost is $13 with RSVP and includes lunch. Register online at hernandochamber.com/events. For information, call (352) 796-0697.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professional Committee: 1:30 p.m. Friday, chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. New members welcome. Call Phil Undestad, (352) 796-1451, or Lindsey Hack, (352) 796-6000.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professional Networking Group's November Social: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Boston Cooker and Oyster Bar Restaurant, 5375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call Lindsey Hack, (352) 796-6000.



Briefly

REGISTER FOR BUSINESS EXPO: Cadence Bank invites local businesses to participate in a business expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at the bank's Brooksville branch, 14211 Powell Road, off Barclay Avenue. To register, call (352) 796-3109 no later than Friday.

The cost is $10 per vendor. Proceeds will benefit the Dawn Center.

Events

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at NAPA Auto, 20060 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, at noon Wednesday. Call Randy Howard, (352) 796-4936.

PROJECT PLEASANT DREAMS: Chili's restaurant, 3085 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, will host the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill's Project Pleasant Dreams event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Through the project, the club creates for a child the environment of his or her dreams when the child is confined to a bedroom because of an illness.

This year, the club selected a young girl named Autumn, who suffers from sideroblastic anemia. With money from fundraisers, the club plans to replace the flooring, furniture, decorations, closet organizer, paint, bedding and window treatments in her room.

With each flier presented during the event at Chili's, the restaurant will donate 10 percent of Wednesday's sales to the Kiwanis Club. To get a flier, visit springhillkiwanis.org.

NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY LUNCHEON: The Nature Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will host its National Philanthropy Day luncheon at noon Nov. 12 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey.

The chapter includes Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

Nominations are being accepted for the following honors: philanthropist of the year, philanthropic corporation, philanthropic small business, philanthropic service organization, volunteer and youth. Sponsorships and tickets are available. Contact Debra Golinski, event chairwoman, or Craig McCart, sponsorship committee chairman, at (727) 834-5479.

Building skills

FREE SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting several free seminars.

• "E-Marketing Concepts," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Centennial Park Branch Library, 5730 Moog Road, Holiday.

• "How to Apply for a Business Loan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 4th St., Dade City.

• "How to Apply for a Business Loan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "Marketing to Grow Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

To register and get additional information, visit score439.org and click on the "Local Workshops" tab, or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present the "Disney on Leadership" series at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The series, presented by Royce Decker, reviews past, present and future business practices that have made the Disney name synonymous with exemplary products and services. The goal is to provide a solid foundation for customer service, loyalty and satisfaction.

• Session 3 will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday or from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15.

• Session 4 will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 or from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17.

Cost for chamber members is $15 per class. The cost for nonmembers is $20 per class. Register online at hernandochamber.com/events. Call the chamber at (352) 796-0697.

If you have business announcements to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also email jhayes@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.

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