DOCTOR APPOINTED CANCER LIAISON: Dr. Santosh Potdar recently received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for the cancer program at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill.
Potdar is among a national network of volunteer physicians responsible for providing leadership and direction to establish, maintain and support cancer programs. Cancer liaison physicians are responsible for evaluating, interpreting and reporting Oak Hill's performance data through the National Cancer Data Base and facilitating quality improvement initiatives based on data findings.
CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings this week:
• Hernando Coffee News, at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call Marco Wilson, (352) 586-6837.
• 5 Star Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, 23091 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Call Gary Read, (352) 345-4813.
PARADE OF HOMES OF THE NATURE COAST: Bayfront Health and the Hernando Builders Association will present the 2014 Parade of Homes of the Nature Coast through April 13. Model homes will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. each Sunday.
The self-guided tour is an opportunity to see the newest homes being offered by the local building industry, showcasing the latest in home design, innovative products, decor, technology, energy efficiency and comfort.
For information, visit paradeofhomesnaturecoast.com.
LEADER DEVELOPMENT: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present its Leadercast event May 9 at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the program will be from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites. Speakers will include Andy Stanley, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Malcolm Gladwell, Randall Wallace, Bill McDermott, Laura Schroff, Dr. Henry Cloud, Simon Sinek and Laura Bush.
This year's theme is "Beyond You." The event is open to the public. Tickets are $49 if purchased before Tuesday. Prices after the early-bird deadline are $69 for chamber members, $79 for nonmembers and $59 for nonprofits.
Groups of 10 receive a $10 discount per person.
Partnership opportunities are available: gold event partner, $1,000; silver partner, $500; and bronze partner, $300. For information, email Dawn Badami at the chamber at [email protected]
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free business seminars. Upcoming seminars include:
• "How to apply for a 501c3," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 3, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.
• "E-Marketing Concepts," 5 to 6;45 p.m. April 8, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.
To register, visit score439.org and click on the "Local Workshops" tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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Networking and mixers
BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Lisa Cornett at (352) 345-1377.
Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce Eastside Business Networking Group: 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sherman Hills Golf and Country Club, 31200 Eagle Falls Drive, Ridge Manor West. Call Tammy Heon at (352) 754-4405.
BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. April 3, 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 at (352) 340-4456.
Nature Coast Business Professionals: 8 a.m. Friday, Chicken Lickins Restaurant, 3019 Commercial Way, on the south side of Towne Square Mall, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Those attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.