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.
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 be closed Wednesday in observance of Independence Day.
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The Jazzercise Spring Hill Fitness Center, 7257 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, will host its fourth annual "Americana" Jazzercise classes at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. Wednesday.
The hourlong classes are free and open to the public. Those who wish to attend are asked to wear red, white and/or blue, and come dressed to exercise. Those participating are asked to bring an item for military troops, such as a personal hygiene item, small snack or small toys (deck of cards or squirt guns, for example).
All items will be donated to Gifts from Home, which sends boxes overseas to troops. Call (352) 442-8595.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at Sam's Club, 13360 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, at noon Friday. Call Maria Bradley at (352) 592-4737.
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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's Young Professionals Networking Group will meet from 8 to 9 a.m. July 11 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. July 11 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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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, 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.
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, all 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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