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Hernando Business Digest for Oct. 23



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SCORE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Pasco-Hernando Chapter of SCORE, which provides counseling services to small businesses, is looking for volunteers.

The chapter has been helping local small businesses since 1979. The group conducts more than 2,500 free and confidential mentoring sessions annually and provides more than 60 training and educational seminars.

Currently, volunteers with simple computer experience, bookkeeping experience, database management experience or a working knowledge of Excel are needed.

For information or to volunteer, call (727) 842-4638.

Who's news

NEW DOCTOR FOR ANIMAL CLINIC: Dr. Michael Noyes recently joined Spring Hill Animal Clinic, 1377 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.

According to the clinic's owners, Drs. Dave and Stacy Wempe, Noyes is a Spring Hill native and previously worked as a technician at the clinic. He earned a bachelor's degree in biomedical science from the University of South Florida, and his veterinary education is from Ross University's School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, British West Indies.


CUSTOMER NOT ALWAYS RIGHT: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will offer a business seminar, The Customer is Not Always Right, at 11:30 a.m. today at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The seminar will be presented by Royce Decker. The event is free. To RSVP, visit hernando

CHAMBER'S YOUNG PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professional Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

For information, call Lindsey Hack at (352) 796-6000.

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

• A joint ribbon-cutting for the Pampered Chef and Nealynn Enterprises at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, at noon Tuesday. Call Carol Yewcic, (727) 868-1917.

• Perfect Balance Wellness, 9264 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee, at noon Thursday. Call Laura Sundquist, (352) 597-8100.

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly membership meeting at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville.

This month's sponsor is Brewer and Sons Funeral Homes & Cremation Services. The speaker will be Timothy Beard, president of Pasco-Hernando State College.

The cost with breakfast is $15 online or $20 at the door. To make a reservation, visit For information, call (352) 796-0697.

BUSINESS BRIEF: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly Business Brief immediately following the chamber's membership meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. The guest speaker will be Michelle Rintz of the Tampa Bay Times. The event is free. For information or to RSVP, visit

Building skills

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

• Risk Management, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

• Legal Choices for Small Businesses, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 30, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

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

FINANCIAL WORKSHOP: Edward Jones will offer a free financial workshop, Foundations of Investing, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. today at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. For information or to RSVP, call Lori Gray, (352) 796-8819.

FINANCIAL FOCUS WORKSHOPS: Financial Planners Group in Spring Hill will offer free workshops at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.

• Woman to Woman: Guide to Financial Security, 11 a.m. Tuesday.

• Dealing with Your Finances after the Loss of a Spouse, 1 p.m. Nov. 5.

• Woman to Woman: Guide to Financial Security, 1 p.m. Nov. 18.

To RSVP, call (352) 606-2514.

If you have business announcements you would like 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 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. today, IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Those attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.

• Keep It Local-Spring Hill/Brooksville Chapter: 1 p.m. today, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Email:

• BNI Winning Edge: 7:15-9 a.m. Tuesday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Lisa Cornett, (352) 345-1377.

• Keep It Local — Hernando Business Professionals Chapter: 11:15 a.m., second and third Wednesday of each month, Beef 'O' Brady's, 14387 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Chapter mixer at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at various locations. Call Lauren Jolly, (352) 610-3435.

• BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast; no cost for first-time visitors. Call Marianne Zirk, (352) 340-4456.

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