SPONSORS AND VENDORS NEEDED: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Eastside Business Networking Group and its foundation, the Chamber Education Training Association, are looking for sponsors and vendors for the eighth annual Light Up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 4 at its new location — Eastside Elementary School, 27151 Roper Road, east of Brooksville.
The event will feature games and activities, Christmas carolers, a cakewalk and performances by local children's groups. Big Daddy DJ will provide music. Special guests will include Santa Claus, Smokey Bear and Big Frog.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the training association. For information, call (352) 796-0697.
DIGITAL MARKETING SEMINAR: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will offer a free seminar "Latest Trends in Digital Marketing," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. The seminar will be presented by Bob Harrison with the Tampa Bay Times.
To RSVP, visit HernandoChamber.com.
LEADERSHIP HERNANDO ALUMNI FUN DAY: Sponsored by the Leadership Hernando Alumni Committee, the event will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Bring a potluck dish to share.
To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.
CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting for Elite Pain Specialists, 11151 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, at 6 p.m. Thursday.
VETERANS HIRING FAIR: All military service men and women are invited to attend Paychecks for Patriots, an event featuring local employers interesting in putting veterans to work, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at CareerSource Pasco Hernando, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. The event is free and open to all Pasco and Hernando employers. To reserve a table for your company, call Jim Flaherty at (727) 326-1906 or Will Ferrer at (813) 377-1309.
CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly membership meeting at 7:15 a.m. Nov. 18 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. This is a special date for the annual "Thanks for Caring" salute to the county's First Responders.
The cost with breakfast is $15 online or $20 at the door. To make a reservation, visit hernandochamber.com/events. For information, email Dawn Badami, event coordinator, at [email protected] Please include "Monthly Membership Meeting Special Date" in the subject line, or call (352) 796-0697.
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARs: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free seminars.
• Understanding a Franchise Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.
• Intro to Microsoft Excel, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.
• How to Finance Your Business, 5:35 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills.
• Legal Choices for Small Businesses, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.
To register and for information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the Local Workshops tab or call SCORE at (727) 842-4638.
FINANCIAL FOCUS WORKSHOP: Financial Planners Group in Spring Hill will offer a free workshop, "Woman to Woman: Guide to Financial Security," at 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill. To RSVP, call (352) 606-2514.
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