The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide free consultations to small businesses and entrepreneurs in Hernando County.
A business consultant is available at the chamber office to provide access to all of the center's 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.
Crescent Community Clinic has announced that several dentists are volunteering their time to help with the clinic's dental program.
They include Drs. Rodney Ackley, Eva Ackley, Edward Augustyniak, Edward Paikoff, Douglas Roth, Robert Sheridan and Katarina Wise.
Since Crescent opened its dental clinic in June 2011, more than 420 patients have received dental services. For information about volunteering, contact director Barbara Sweinberg at (352) 610-9916 or [email protected]
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Dr. Samir Shakfeh, who is board certified in obstetrics/gynecology and pathology, was recently selected as a top obstetrician/gynecologist in Spring Hill by the International Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and will be spotlighted in Leading Physicians of the World.
Selected for their accomplishments, experience and consumer ratings, members of the association are leaders in their field.
Shakfeh has more than 30 years of medical experience. He is a member of the medical executive committee for Spring Hill Regional Hospital and the peer review and credentialing committees for Brooksville Regional and Spring Hill Regional hospitals.
Shakfeh completed his residency at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, W.Va. He completed his OB/GYN fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and his pathology fellowship at Lutheran General Hospital in Chicago.
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Bill Adams recently joined the Bobbi Glenn Team at Remax Marketing Specialists, 3377 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Combined, Adams and Glenn have more than 23 years of real estate experience in Hernando County.
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Spring Hill Regional Hospital has recognized associates Eva Clements, Winnie McIntosh and Darla White for their work during the month of May.
Clements, a registered nurse in surgical recovery; McIntosh, who works in laboratory services; and White, who works in environmental services, received the Getting 2 Great Award. The award recognizes associates who embody the hospital's mission and exceed expectations in service excellence.
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at Align Chiropractic Day Spa, 14270 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, at noon Wednesday. Call Dr. Jessica Crivelli, (352) 684-1484.
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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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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida, will present a free Lunch 'n Learn workshop, "Intro to Online Marketing," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The workshop will be presented by Wayne Brass, a certified business analyst with the SBDC. Participants will receive information about how to use a website and the Internet to market a business.
For reservations, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697.
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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.
The speaker will be Lt. Col. Royce Decker of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.
For information, call Phil Undestad at (352) 796-1451.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Eastside Business Networking Group will meet at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday at Sherman Hills Golf and Country Club, 31200 Eagle Falls Drive, Ridge Manor West.
For information, call Kevin Tenney at (352) 544-0990.
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A Career Fair hosted by U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill.
The event is sponsored by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, Career Central and the Palace Grand. For information, call Steve Wilson at (352) 293-1123.
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Women Building Women will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Grand Lounge on the second floor at the Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road, Spring Hill.
Dawn Cloke will speak about the Granny Nannies. The cost is $3 and includes a continental breakfast.
To RSVP, call (352) 345-3597 no later than Tuesday.
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The Nature Coast Business Professionals, a nonexclusive networking group, will meet at 8 a.m. Friday at the IHOP restaurant, 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.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly Networking at Noon luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Rookie's Sports Bar and Grill, 3095 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.
The cost is $10 per person with a reservation, $15 without a reservation and $20 for nonmembers. Cancellations must be made 24 hours before the event. Reservations are required; the deadline is Wednesday. Call (352) 796-0697.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present the Chick-fil-A Leadercast Experience Lunch 'n Learn Summer Series from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 20 and 27 and Aug. 17 and 24 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The series is free and open to the public. Leadership facilitators include Lt. Col. Royce Decker of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office and Lori Bainum, director of corporate training at Pasco-Hernando Community College.
The four-part series will continue where the original Leadercast program left off. It will cover a variety of topics, including how to be the next generation's leaders, when work and family collide, standout strength assessment, 21 irrefutable laws of leadership, developing the leader within oneself, and the last competitive advantage.
Participants should bring their own lunch. To RSVP, call (352) 796-0697.
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Panera Bread, 1403 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, will host a fundraiser to benefit the Children's Cancer Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 and 28.
Patrons may show support for the Children's Cancer Center by donating $1 for a sample of home-style lemonade at the store's Lemon-Aid Stand, created by Panera Bread associates.
In addition, funds collected through the Operation Dough-Nation boxes during July will be matched and donated to the center.
For information, call (352) 688-0777.
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