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Hernando County business digest for Feb. 16

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The Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery, 10429 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, is now offering esthetic services.

Rachael Gargano, esthetician, trained in London, will provide facials, skin care, micro-dermabrasions, blue peels and other esthetic services Monday through Friday.

Office hours are by appointment. For information, call (352) 556-5248 or visit

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Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute has relocated it Spring Hill office to 11063 County Line Road, Spring Hill. It previously had been at 10441 Quality Drive, Spring Hill.

Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call (352) 688-7744.

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Campbell & Co., certified public accountants and financial consultants, recently marked its 20th anniversary. The firm, at 7211 Hiawatha Parkway, Spring Hill, was founded by Jacquelyn R. Campbell in 1993.

For information, call (352) 683-7365 or visit

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WestBridge Community Services, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the recovery of families and individuals who experience co-occuring mental illness and substance use disorders, was recently awarded a three-year international accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its integrated residential and assertive community treatment programs.

WestBridge has offices in Brooksville, Mass., and New Hampshire. The distinction represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded and shows the organization's substantial conformance to CARF standards.

For information, visit

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is holding a membership drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

Membership benefits include customer referrals; an interview on WWJB-AM 1450 radio; a ribbon-cutting ceremony; listings in the membership directory, on the website and on the mobile application; the member-to-member discount program; training and business education and development opportunities; advocacy; networking and marketing.

For information, contact membership representative Lauren Jolly at (352) 796-0697 or

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Vendor spaces are available for the annual Hernando Marketplace: Live, Shop and Play, presented by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce and the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department.

The family-friendly event, open to the public, is designed to showcase Hernando County businesses and services. It will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill. Admission is free.

Both chamber members and nonmembers are invited to participate. The booth fee is $50 for chamber members and $75 for nonmembers.

Businesses that are child-oriented are invited to participate in the Kids Zone. For those who provide an activity, demonstration or giveaway for children, the registration fee will be waived.

For information about the event, contact Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697, ext. 5 , or For information about the Kids Zone, call Kim Poppke at (352) 754-4061.

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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, provides free consultations to small businesses and entrepreneurs in Hernando County.

Consultations and access to all SBDC services are available at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. To schedule a counseling session or for information, call Jerry Karp at (352) 796-0697.

Who's news

Dr. Dan W. Pulsipher of Access Healthcare has opened a practice at 7556 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

Pulsipher is board certified in family medicine and a diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. He comes to Access with a range of experience in family medicine and urgent care. He most recently had a private practice in Fitzgerald, Ga.

Pulsipher received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed a rotating internship at the Shenango Valley Campus of the Horizon Hospital System in Farrell, Pa. He completed his family medicine residency at the Medical College of Georgia-Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross, Ga.

For information, call (352) 610-9960.

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Melissa Bennett, chief nursing officer at Oak Hill Hospital, recently passed the nurse executive advanced certification examination.

Bennett, who holds a master's degree in health care administration, is a critical care registered nurse and fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


The Hernando Builders Association will have its seventh annual "Bang Bang" Sporting Clays Tournament today at the Tampa Bay Sporting Clays Range, 10514 Ehrens Cutoff Road, Land O'Lakes.

Check-in starts at 8 a.m.; shooting begins at 9 a.m. The cost is $99 per shooter and includes coffee and doughnuts before the event, a catered lunch and awards following the event.

Awards will be presented to the top three teams, top three individual scores and top three female scores, and the "turkey" award.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. For information, call (352) 596-1114 or visit the website at

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Dairy Queen Grill & Chill, 901 S Broad St., Brooksville, and the Florida State Muscle Car Club host a cruise-in from 5 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday, weather permitting. Proceeds benefit HPH Hospice and Hernando County schools.

The events feature classic cars and trucks, musical entertainment, prizes and drawings. For information, call Gerry Evans at (352) 799-1461.

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The Hernando Builders Association Lunch Club, open to all HBA members and any business interested in the association, will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, 6244 Spring Lake Highway, east of Brooksville.

Those attending pay for their own lunch. The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at local restaurants. To RSVP, visit and click on the events tab, then on the calendar date. For information, call the HBA office at (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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SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free business seminars:

• "How to Market in This Economy," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.

• "How to Apply for a Business Loan," 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23, Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "How to Create a Business Plan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

To register, visit and click on the Local Workshops tab, or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

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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 "Intro to Certified Business Enterprise," a Lunch n' Learn workshop, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

Participants will learn how to complete the state application and certification, and how to use the certification to seek business in the private sector and government.

The cost is $10 per person. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber .com/events. For information, call Jerry Karp, SBDC consultant, at (352) 796-0697.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at Florida Cancer Specialist Research Institute, 11063 County Line Raod, Spring Hill, at 8 a.m. Thursday.

For information, call Diana Seijas at (352) 596-1926.

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BNI Leaders by Design will meet from 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast. Call Ralph Vitola at (352) 796-2676.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its February After Hours Mixer, sponsored by the Arc Nature Coast, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.

For information, call Nancy Stubbs at (352) 544-2322. To RSVP, visit

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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Society of Accountants will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

The speaker will be Sarah Katie Dickinson, a licensed massage therapist and certified biofeedback specialist. Reservations are required. RSVP to Linda Walters at (352) 796-1233 by Wednesday.

Chapter meetings are on the third Thursday of each month and are open to any accountant or tax professional in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. For chapter information, call Pat Cornett at (352) 597-3460.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present a new leadership program, the "Disney on Leadership" series. The series, presented by Lt. Col. Royce M. Decker, will review past, present and future business practices that have made the Disney name synonymous with exemplary products and services.

The goal of the training is to provide a solid foundation for customer service, loyalty and satisfaction.

• Session 2 will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday or from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28.

• Session 3 will be from noon to 1 p.m. March 21 or from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 28.

• Session 4 will be from noon to 1 p.m. April 18 or from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 25.

The workshop will be offered as either a lunch-and-learn or an after-work session. All classes will be at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The cost for chamber members is $15 per class or $45 for the series. The cost for nonmembers is $20 per class or $65 for the series.

To RSVP, register online at For information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697.

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The Olive Grove, 15016 Rester Road, west of Brooksville, will host an olive tree spring planting event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 23.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include an olive tree bonsai workshop, live entertainment, a seminar on growing olive trees, plus olive oil tastings and other activities.

For information, call (352) 345-5940.

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Frontier Park, off Cortez Boulevard, west of Brooksville, will host its 41st anniversary party March 7-10. Robert McGlashen has owned the RV community since it opened.

Events that are free and open to the public include a street party and concert with the Southern Reign Band at 7 p.m. March 8. The street by the gazebo will be blocked off, and a stage will be set up. Door prizes will be awarded, and there will be a 50/50 drawing to benefit All Children's Hospital. Food, including hot dogs and hamburgers, will be available for purchase. Also, the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be in front of the office for donations from 4 to 8 p.m.

A gospel concert with David Onan and the Gulf Ridge Quartet will be at 7 p.m. March 10 in the clubhouse. For information, call Marv at (352) 442-3210.

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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association's fifth annual Roast 'n Toast fundraiser will be March 8 at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, 505 E Hartford St., Hernando. The speaker will be Chris Moling, owner of TMC Productions and DRC Sports.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and the program begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person. This year's circus-themed event will benefit the public relations profession by making scholarships, training grants and accreditation rebates possible for Citrus and Hernando County public relations professionals and students.

Table sponsors are available. For information, contact Katie Mehl at (352) 344-6501 or

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present the fourth annual Chick-fil-A Leadercast event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10 at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

The event is broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites throughout the nation.

Speakers will include Jack Welch, Andy Stanley, Mike Krzyzewski, John Maxwell, Dr. Henry Cloud, Lt. Cmdr. Rorke Denver, Sanya Richards-Ross, David Allen and Condolezza Rice.

The event is open to the public. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets purchased before Feb. 28 are $49. Tickets purchased later will be $69 for chamber members, $79 for nonmembers and $59 for nonprofit organizations. Group discounts are available.

The event includes all materials, as well as breakfast and lunch. Corporate sponsorships are available. For information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697. To purchase tickets online, go to

If you have business announcements 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 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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