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Hernando County business digest for June 13

Business digest

Briefly

Halo moves to Hernando County: Halo Autosports, formerly located in St. Petersburg, has moved its vehicle dealership and business operations to 15265 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, to accommodate the dealership's quick growth and expansion plans.

The new location, according to owner Heather Craig, should be ready for a grand opening by mid-July.

Founded in 2011, Halo Autosports specializes in preowned automobiles, as well as powersport vehicles. It is an authorized dealer for Oreion Motors, SSR, JMC Motors, and Massimo Motor. For more information, call (352) 437-1999.

Who's news

Hospital promotion: Registered nurse Shelly Brandt was recently promoted to director of case management at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill. Brandt, who was promoted from her position as director of advanced clinicals, has been a nurse for 10 years.

New team member at Wilson Technology Group: Gary M. Young recently joined the Wilson Technology Group team in Brooksville. Young, who is a retired Marine, will be working in telecommunications and information technology.

Events

Chamber ribbon-cuttings: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings this week:

• Berkshire Hathaway — The Vision Team at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, at noon Tuesday. Call Kim Armstrong, (352) 238-0561.

• Domino's Pizza, 8381 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, at noon Wednesday. Call Jerry Campbell, (727) 267-6067.

Medical academy holds open house: 4YourCNA.com, a medical academy offering on-campus CNA training, in-service courses and support, will have an open house from 6 to 8 p.m. June 25 at 2911 Commercial Way, behind Pizza Hut, Spring Hill. The event will include refreshments, giveaways and special offers. Instructors and staff will answer questions. Call (352) 688-0412.

Building skills

Educating entrepreneurs: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting an ongoing series of free business seminars. Upcoming seminars include the following:

• "Using the Internet in your Business," noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, SMARTstart Business Incubator in the Dade City Business Center, 15000 Citrus Country Drive, Suite 103, Dade City.

• "How to Really Start your Business," 5:35 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

To register, visit score439.org and click on the "Local Workshops" tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

Leadercast workshops: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its Leadercast Leadership Lunch n Learn summer workshop series. Workshops will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on these Fridays: today, June 20 and June 27. They will be at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. The workshops are free. Bring your own lunch. For more information, visit hernandochamber.com/events.

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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