Spring Oaks assisted living facility, 7251 Grove Road, has received deficiency-free standing after an annual audit by Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration.
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The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce are providing free consultations to small businesses and entrepreneurs in Hernando County. A business consultant is available at the chamber office to provide access to all SBDC services. The center's Hernando office is at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. To schedule a counseling session, call Jerry Karp at (352) 796-0697.
The Hernando Builders Association Ladies of the HBA and Patricia's Boutique in Brooksville are presenting "A More Glamorous You," a luncheon and fashion show, at 11 a.m. today at Glen Lakes Country Club, 10485 Glen Lakes Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee. Tickets are $30. (352) 596-1114.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled two ribbon cuttings:
• Ultra Graphics & Window Tint, 11543 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, noon Tuesday. Call Erick Mejia at (352) 397-4052.
• Habitat for Humanity, 19450 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Call Debbie Prescott at (352) 754-1159.
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BNI Winning Edge will meet from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Regency Oaks clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Lisa Cornett at (352) 345-1377.
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Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant's 30th annual Spaghetti Fest is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the restaurant, 6244 Spring Lake Highway.
This is a fundraiser for the Arc Nature Coast, which provides support for people with disabilities and their families.
The event will feature all-you-can-eat spaghetti for 99 cents, live entertainment, a bounce house, pony rides, face painting, games, cart rides and door prizes.
Leading up to the festival, live entertainment will be featured at the restaurant from 3 to 9 p.m. today.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Networking Group will meet from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Arc Nature Coast, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Call Phil Undestad at (352) 796-1451.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is offering assertiveness training from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Oct. 11 in the chamber's training room at 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The course consists of five weekly sessions of two hours each, conducted by Vince Vanni.
A certificate of completion will be awarded for attending four of the five classes. The fee is $60 for chamber members and $120 for nonmembers. To register, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697.
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Green World Path, 1665 Donto Way, Brooksville, will offer a free educational program, "A Day in the Life of a Judge," at 6 p.m. Thursday. The speaker will be County Judge Donald Scaglione. Tours of the facility and garden are also available. For directions, call (352) 799-0200.
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The $50 Investment Club will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Edward Jones office, 3296 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. New members are welcome. Call Ross or Wynn Keith at (352) 596-2649.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at USF will offer the marketing seminar "Starting Your Business" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The seminar will be presented by Jerry Karp, certified business analyst. Participants will learn what licenses are needed, how to market a business and why a business plan is needed.
The cost is $25 per person. To register, call (352) 796-0697.
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Nature Coast Business Professionals, a nonexclusive networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Friday at IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
The goal of the group is to develop long-term relationships with business professionals. There are no membership fees.
Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317 or visit naturecoastbusinessprofessionals.com.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Beach Bash: The Dredge of the Pirates is at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Hernando Beach Club, 3145 Flamingo Blvd., Hernando Beach.
Tickets are $15 and include dinner and dancing. There will be a cash bar. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the chamber at (352) 796-0697.
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A free seminar, "Estate Planning — What You Need to Know," will be offered at 9 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Holiday Inn Express, 3528 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
The seminar, presented by local lawyers, will cover the fundamentals of estate planning. Participants will receive complimentary educational materials. Refreshments will be served.
Reservations are required. Call toll-free 1-855-352-5291 before noon Tuesday.
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A free foreclosure prevention workshop, conducted by the Neighborhood Community Foundation, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11 at Microtel, 4881 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
The independent, nonprofit foundation strives to help residents develop an understanding of the foreclosure process, their legal rights, and options and potential solutions.
To register, call toll-free 1-877-306-5299 or visit Neighborhood-Community.org.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its October business/life seminar from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The seminar, presented by Lt. Col. Royce Decker of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, will provide participants with knowledge about the mechanics of business and the value of people who influence, support and build a business.
The cost is $10 per person, or $15 for two people. To register, call (352) 796-0697.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center at USF will offer the marketing seminar "Building the Ultimate Business Plan" from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 13 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The seminar will be presented by Jerry Karp, certified business analyst. Participants will receive the tools necessary to complete a practical business plan, including a copy of the Ultimate Business Planner software.
The cost is $90 per person. To register, call (352) 796-0697.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Training Committee is offering its manager and supervisor professional development training series. Workshops will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and cover topics for managers, supervisors or anyone pursuing a career in a management or supervisory role.
A "Performance Management" workshop will be held Oct. 17 and 24.
Each topic is $10 per person, or $15 for two topics. Training will be provided by Knowledge Quest Education Solutions. All workshops will be at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Advance registration is required. Call (352) 796-0697.
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Vendors, sponsors and volunteers are needed for the second annual Auto Show & Charity Event, which begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 3436 Broad St., Brooksville.
Fireworks will begin at 8 p.m. The event is hosted by Monster Transmission in Brooksville, which hopes to fill a semitrailer full of food.
Proceeds will benefit five charities: Feeding America Tampa Bay, the Saving Animals from Euthanasia Society of Florida, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hernando and Citrus Counties, the Bubba the Love Sponge Foundation, and Youth and Family Alternatives.
Individuals who bring a bag of groceries (for people or animals) for Feeding America Tampa Bay will receive an event T-shirt. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 for a chance to win Disney World tickets for four; 12 $100 gasoline gift cards (one per month) or a transmission worth up to $1,500.
Call Nancy Holley at toll-free 1-888-628-9817.
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