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Hernando Business digest for Oct. 7

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DOLLAR GENERAL OPENS NEW STORE: Dollar General celebrated the opening of its new location at 214 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, on Oct. 1. The event featured free prizes and special deals. The first 50 adult shoppers received $10 Dollar General gift cards, and the first 200 shoppers received tote bags and other giveaways.

Events

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

Brooksville Brewing Co., 1320 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, 5:30 p.m. Friday. Call Bridget Thibodeau, (352) 507-5543.

Ceparano's New York Style Pizza, 12350 County Line Road, Hudson, 1 p.m. Wednesday. Call Cat Ceparano, (727) 233-3453.

Hibiscus Springs Rental Homes, 3454 Suncoast Villa Way, Spring Hill, 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Call Aileen Ocasio, (352) 592-7368.

CHAMBER'S AFTER HOURS MIXER: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its October After Hours Mixer at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Hibiscus Springs Rental Homes, 3454 Suncoast Villa Way, Spring Hill. The event is free. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.

CHAMBER'S WELCOME COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Welcome Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Committee members are volunteers and chamber members who mentor new chamber members. For information about joining, call Jean Harberts at (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.

CHAMBER'S DIPLOMAT COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Diplomat Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. For information about joining, call Jean Harberts at (352) 796-0697.

CHAMBER CONNECT POWER LUNCH: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host its October Chamber Connections Power Lunch at noon Oct. 14 at Bayfront Health Brooksville, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. October's lunch is sponsored by Bayfront Health. The cost is $15 if prepaid online, or $20 at the door. For information or to RSVP, call (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.

CHAMBER'S TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Technology Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 14 at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Committee members have a passion for technology and wish to foster growth in the technology industry in Hernando County. For information about joining, call Rocco Maglio at (321) 987-0168 or visit hernandochamber.com.

CHAMBER'S YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Committee members help other chamber members connect to programs and people who will help them achieve their professional goals. For information, call Lindsey Hack at (352) 796-6000, Phil Undestad at (352) 796-1451 or Eric Vanderham at 1-800-839-6328, ext. 4001.

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. Each session will be offered from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. The sessions are free and will include networking opportunities. Remaining sessions include:

• No Train No Gain, Oct. 20.

• Advocacy in Action, Oct. 27.

To RSVP, call (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.

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. Oct. 21 at American Aviation Flight Academy, 17076 Helicopter Drive, south of Brooksville. Those attending will be able to sample beer and wine while listening to live music by the Bearded Brothers Band; there 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 ages 21 and older will be admitted. For information or tickets, call (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.

Building skills

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

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Branch, Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• Marketing to Grow Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at New River Branch Library, 34043 SR 54, Wesley Chapel.

• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

• Understanding a Franchise Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• 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. Oct. 25 at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Colier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

To register and for information, visit pascohernando.score.org 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 jhamilton@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.

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 hernandochamber.com 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. 7 10/05/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 5, 2016 3:59pm]
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