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Hernando Business digest for Oct. 21


GRAND OPENING: Strike City, 3544 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, had its grand opening Oct. 6, offering free bowling, free arcade play, door prizes, refreshments and music. For information, call (352) 683-7576.

ALCOHOL DELIVERY OFFERED: An expanded partnership between ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and Shipt will now offer Spring Hill residents, of legal drinking age, the opportunity to use their Shipt memberships to have alcohol delivered to their front doors. The delivery area extends from the store at 4120 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. To kick off the partnership, Shipt members will receive free delivery on orders of more than $35 until Oct. 31. For information, visit or

GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM EXPANDS: Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill recently announced the expansion of its graduate medical education program to include an accredited transitional year residency program. The program will accept 10 post-graduate Year 1 resident physicians beginning in the summer of 2017. The program is under the direction of Dr. Dean F. Connors, and core faculty members include Drs. Stephen Mitchell, Nikolay Mitzov, Salman Muddassir and Nicholas Strobbe.

Who's news

NEW CREDENTIAL EARNED: Board-certified emergency nurse Catherine Edminsten, vice president of operations at Oak Hill Hospital, recently became a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's leading professional society for health care leaders, and earned the distinction of board certification from the college.


HERNANDO UNTAPPED: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present its second annual Hernando Untapped Craft Beer & Wine Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at American Aviation Flight Academy, 17076 Helicopter Drive, south of Brooksville. Those attending will be able to sample beer and wine while listening to music by the Bearded Brothers Band. There also will be food truck vendors as well as local merchants and retailers. General admission is $25 per person and includes a tasting glass and unlimited samplings of beer, wine and entertainment. Food is not included but will be available for sale. Designated driver tickets are $10 per person and include complimentary soda or water and entertainment. VIP tickets are $50 per person (only 150 tickets available) and include one-hour-early admission, a complimentary tasting glass, a VIP swag bag, VIP snacks and access to a VIP area with private restrooms and seating. Only people age 21 and older will be admitted. For information or tickets, call (352) 796-0697 or visit

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting for Senior Voice at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, at noon Tuesday. Call Jim Vavala, (352) 848-3201.

BPW CELEBRATES NATIONAL BUSINESS WOMEN'S WEEK: BPW of Hernando County will celebrate National Business Women's Week with a dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bonefish Grill, 12906 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Proceeds benefit the BPW/FL Breast Cancer Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $10 per person. For information, call (917) 929-2442.

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its October membership meeting at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. The breakfast will be sponsored by Brewer Funeral Home & Cremation Services. The speaker will be Eileen Rodriguez of the Small Business Development Center. The prepayment cost with breakfast is $15 online or $20 at the door. To RSVP, visit For information, call (352) 796-0697.

BUSINESS BOOT CAMP: Chamber members participating in the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Business Boot Camp will learn how to maximize their chamber membership. The last session, "Advocacy in Action," will be from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. The session is free and will include networking opportunities. To RSVP, call (352) 796-0697 or visit

Building skills

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

• Creating a Successful Business Plan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

• Grant Writing for Nonprofits, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

To register and for information, visit 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 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.

Networking and mixers

• Nature Coast Business Professionals: 7:30 a.m. Friday, IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Those attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip, (352) 293-4317.

• Connect B2B (Business to Business) Networking: 7 a.m. Monday, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Free for chamber members, $5 for non-members. To register, visit or call (352) 796-0697.

• BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Tim Cornett, (352) 345-1377.

• Keep It Local-Spring Hill/Brooksville Chapter: 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Beef 'O' Brady's 14387 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call Lorrie Hamilton, (727) 534-0714.

• Keep It Local — Hernando Business Professionals Chapter: 11:15 a.m., second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, Beef 'O' Brady's, 14387 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call Lauren Jolly, (352) 610-3435.

• BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. No cost for first time visitors. Call Chris Dyer, (352) 849-5353.

Hernando Business digest for Oct. 21 10/18/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2:26pm]
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