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Business

Hernando business digest, June 23

Briefly

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.

Events

The Hernando Builders Association will have its monthly general membership dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the HBA office, 7391 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

Because June is Builders Appreciation Month, builders attending will receive one free drink, compliments of the Spike Club. Florida Home Builders Association senior officers will attend. The HBA will also donate the proceeds from the recent Nature Coast Game Roast to the Hernando Sportsman's 4-H Club.

Dinner will be catered by Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q. The cost is $15 per person, prepaid or at the door. Reservations are requested. For information or to RSVP, call (352) 596-1114.

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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 will have two ribbon cuttings during the coming week:

Action Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, 6119 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, noon Wednesday. Call Randi Allocco at (352) 592-9559.

Ocean Pediatric Care, 11026 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, noon Thursday. Call Dr. Eid Guirguis at (352) 835-7111.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its June membership breakfast meeting Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. Networking and a business card exchange will begin at 7:15 a.m.; the program begins at 7:45 a.m.

This month's sponsor is Brooksville and Spring Hill Regional Hospitals, and the speaker will be John Mitten, chairman of the chamber board.

The cost is $12 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Call Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the corporate training department at Pasco-Hernando Community College, will offer the course "Communications Intelligence" from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

PHCC will also offer the class from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday in Room A164 at PHCC's Dade City campus, 36727 Blanton Road.

The course will include a personal assessment for each participant. Using DISC, a learning-based research tool, each person will learn to effectively communicate with all types of people, in all types of situations and at all types of events.

A certificate of completion will be awarded. Tuition is $159 for chamber members or groups of four or more, or $189 per person. For information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697 or email [email protected]

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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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Panera Bread, at 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.

Show your 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, all funds collected through the Operation Dough-Nation boxes during the month of July will be matched and donated to the center.

For information, call (352) 688-0777.

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 [email protected] 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.

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