The cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs at Brooksville Regional Hospital recently celebrated their fifth anniversary.
The program coordinator, registered nurse Dee West, established the programs in December 2007 along with Kath Delorme, a registered respiratory therapist.
Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program designed to help heart patients recover quickly and improve their physical and mental capabilities. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an individualized program focused on improving the quality of life and physical capacity for those suffering from chronic lung disease.
Registered respiratory therapist Jamie Prickett, leads the pulmonary rehab team, while West coordinates cardiac rehab.
Brooksville Regional offers the only hospital-based cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs in Hernando County. For information, visit Brooksville Regional.net or call the rehabilitation department at (352) 796-5111, ext. 4317.
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Clip & Trim Dog Grooming recently expanded and moved into a larger facility.
The new shop, at 11101 Hearth Road, Spring Hill, celebrated with a grand opening and fundraiser Dec. 2. Proceeds benefited the Humane Society of the Nature Coast, Suncoast Basset Rescue and the Pay It Forward Farm.
Co-owners Deborah Intrieri and Beth White offer traditional dog grooming services, as well as the new "What a Clean Dog!" self-serve dog wash.
Intrieri began her business almost 32 years ago, providing at-home dog grooming service with her customized van. For the last 16 years, she operated out of a small shop in downtown Brooksville.
The new washing service is geared toward individuals who enjoy washing their own pets but don't want the mess associated with the job.
For information or to make a reservation, call (352) 684-6798.
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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.
SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free business seminars:
• "How to Apply for a Business Loan," 1 to 3 p.m. today, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.
• "Using the Internet in Your Business," 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.
• "Starting a Home Based Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.
• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.
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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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have three ribbon cuttings during the coming week:
• The Ruppe Law Firm, 31 S Main St, Brooksville, noon Wednesday . Call Kristie Ruppe, (352) 650-3657.
• Davis Family Hearing, 10045 Cortez Blvd., Suite 137, Spring Hill, noon Thursday. Call Dr. Joanie Davis, (352) 666-8910.
• Monster Transmission & Performance, 19370 Oliver St., Brooksville, noon Friday. Call Nancy Holley, toll-free 1-800-708-0087, ext. 4491.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its Chamber 411 event at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The free informational meeting, designed for new members, will demonstrate how to maximize chamber membership benefits. Existing members, new employees of existing members and potential new members are also invited.
To RSVP or for information, call (352) 796-0697 or send email to email@example.com.
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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 Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 4731 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
Those attending pay for their own lunch. The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at local restaurants.
To RSVP, 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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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida, will present "Financing Your Business" from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The seminar will be presented by Jerry Karp, certified business analyst with the SBDC. The workshop will help business owners zero in on funding choices and avoid money scams.
The cost is $10. To RSVP, register online at hernandochamber.com/events. For information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its January After-Hours Mixer at 15120 County Line Road, Suite 100, Spring Hill, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
The event sponsor is Nature Coast Wealth Management.
For information, call Bill Koenig, (352) 666-8668. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events.
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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 speakers will be John Emerson, Hernando County property appraiser, and Paulette Stearns, public services and tangible administrator at the Property Appraiser's Office. 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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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 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 1 will be from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday or from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24.
• Session 2 will be from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 21 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 hernandochamber.com/events. For information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697.
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The Republican Business Leaders Club of Hernando County will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill.
The club is open to retired and current business owners, managers and anyone who has made a payroll and created jobs. Call Blaise Ingoglia at (352) 686-8200.
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Just for Kicks Karate, 7257 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill, will offer free adult kickboxing lessons and free youth karate classes each Friday during January. Call Fred Payne for times and additional details at (727) 645-8749.
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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 Book Fair, 1219 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, will host a book signing and meet-the-author event from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 19.
Visitors can meet Brian McComb, a graduate of Springstead High School and author of Blood in Boston, a murder and suspense novel.
For information, call owner Ruth Wharton at (352) 686-1682.
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Career Central and the Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee have teamed up with the Hernando Youth Initiative Workforce Transition Team to offer a free Workplace Options Expo for teens and young adults from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road, west of Masaryktown.
Local businesses, organizations and institutions will offer information for young people on how to become successful in the world of work.
Speakers, businesses and vendors are invited to share their knowledge, expertise and services at the event. Teens and young adults will meet with potential employers and learn about alternative opportunities such as entrepreneurship, post-secondary education, the armed forces, volunteering and other adventures.
The event will include door prize drawings, food and beverages for sale. The mission of the Hernando Youth Initiative education committee is to promote and address the needs of children to assure the educational and economic success of Hernando County's future workforce. For information about the initiative, contact Tracy Echols at (352) 277-3322 or communities firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the event, contact Dawn Easter, the Workforce Transition Team chairwoman, at (352) 200-3034. To RSVP, send email to email@example.com.
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