Hernando County business digest for March 22

Donation for Little League: Stuart Smith, president of Register Chevrolet & RV Center, west of Brooksville, and Gregg Poulos, sales manager, recently presented equipment and a check for $2,000 to the West Hernando Little League. Accepting the donation was Gina Mulyck, league president. Coach Robert Walton, far right, is a transmission specialist at Register.

Courtesy of Alex Mylonas

Donation for Little League: Stuart Smith, president of Register Chevrolet & RV Center, west of Brooksville, and Gregg Poulos, sales manager, recently presented equipment and a check for $2,000 to the West Hernando Little League. Accepting the donation was Gina Mulyck, league president. Coach Robert Walton, far right, is a transmission specialist at Register.

Business digest

Briefly

Register Chevrolet & RV Center, west of Brooksville, is partnering with the West Hernando Little League in Spring Hill. Register has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, a monetary contribution, invitations to free instructional clinics and an opportunity for community members to enter a free Chevrolet sweepstakes.

Register recently presented the league with equipment bags, baseball buckets, practice hitting nets, umpire ball bags, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. The sponsorship also includes youth clinics featuring current and former players, coaches and instructors from Ripken Baseball. In addition, Register presented a check for $2,000 to the league.

All sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 free sweepstakes entry forms to distribute within the community. At the end of the entry period, five winners — one from each region — will win their choice between a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu or a Traverse.

Who's news

Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, has announced its "stars" — associates of the month — for January.

They are Brandi Belcher and Christine Morrell.

Belcher, environmental services technician, joined the hospital's environmental services department in January 2012. She is assigned to cleaning patient rooms and has also served as a volunteer at the hospital. Belcher lives in Spring Hill.

Morrell, a registered nurse, first joined the hospital in 1993 as a candy striper. She joined the hospital's medical/surgical unit as a certified nursing assistant while finishing nursing school. In June, she joined the overnight shift as a registered nurse on the fourth floor. Morrell lives in Spring Hill and has three daughters.

Events

Body Fitness, 5181 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, will be the site of a Relay for Life Zumbathon/yoga party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Guests should dress to work out. The cost to participate is $10 per person. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society's Brooksville Relay for Life.

Vendor tables are available for $30. For information or to donate, call (352) 686-4660.

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Pulte Homes will host a model grand opening from noon to 2 p.m. today at 449 Trillium Blvd., west of Masaryktown. The event includes entertainment, food and refreshments.

The grand opening will showcase Pulte's new three-bedroom, two-bath Compton model home, priced from $142,990, and seven new single-family floor plans from the $120s.

For information, call toll-free 1-866-889-5460 or visit pulte.com/tampa.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have three ribbon cuttings during the coming week:

HRXTENSION, 15120 County Line Road, Suite 104, noon Tuesday. Call Anthony Edelston, (800) 921-4339.

Surf SUP Weeki, 6895 E. Richard Drive, Weeki Wachee, noon Wednesday. Call Pam Napp, (727) 480-4295.

Ackley Dental Group, 1530 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, noon, Thursday. Call Beverly Reso, (352) 683-7668.

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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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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 have its March membership breakfast meeting Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. Networking and a business card exchange will begin at 7:15 a.m.; the program begins at 7:45 a.m.

This month's sponsor is Family Friends Home Care. The program will be "Expand Your Reach! Welcome New Members".

The cost is $15 for chamber members prepaid online, $20 at the door. Call Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697.

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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 is presenting a new leadership program, the "Disney on Leadership" series.

The series, presented by sheriff's Lt. Col. Royce M. Decker, reviews past, present and future business practices that have made the Disney name synonymous with exemplary products and services. The goal is to provide a solid foundation for customer service, loyalty and satisfaction.

• Session 3 will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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

The workshops 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 IHOP restaurant at 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, will be the site of an Easter egg hunt from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30. The event, which is free and open to the public, is hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee.

Fifteen percent of sales at the restaurant will benefit Kiwanis projects in the community. For information, call (352) 683-5525.

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Natural Body Care Acupuncture & Massage, in the offices of Absolute Health Chiropractic, 11046 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, will host a free acupuncture event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 at the soccer complex at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.

Yvonne Hernandez-Munoz, a board-certified acupuncture physician, will offer free mini stress-reduction treatments and share information on how acupuncture works.

For information, call (352) 683-7155.

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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, will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.

The family-friendly event, which is free and open to the public, is designed to showcase Hernando County businesses and services. The event will include an Easter egg hunt from 11 a.m. to noon, as well as radio broadcasts, music and food vendors.

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

Child-oriented businesses are invited to participate in the Kids Zone, which will include face painting, games, balloon art and other surprises. 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 dawn@hernandochamber.com. For information about the Kids Zone, call Kim Poppke at (352) 754-4061.

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Hernando and Pasco County employers are invited to attend a free Lunch & Learn workshop, sponsored by Career Central's Work Experience Program.

Business owners attending the workshop will receive information about the Work Experience Program and how it can benefit both the business and individuals looking to transition into the workforce.

The goal of the program is to help individuals receive training and work experience at no cost to the employer, and improve the career skills of the employee.

The workshop will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at three Career Central locations:

• April 2 at 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill.

• April 3 at 6038 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills.

•April 4 at 4440 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.

Lunch will be provided. For information or to RSVP, call Dianne Perkins at (352) 200-3020, ext. 3122, or (813) 841-5381.

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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will have its professional development luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, 505 E Hartford St., Hernando. The cost is $15 for association members and $18 for nonmembers.

The speaker will be Joe Hice, vice president of public relations and marketing for the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa.

The Nature Coast Chapter meets for lunch on the first Friday of each month. To RSVP, contact Katie Mehl at kmehl@citrusmh.org or (352) 344-6501 by April 1.

If you have business announcements to share with our readers, mail til the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also email items to jhayes@tampabay.com 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.

Hernando County business digest for March 22 03/22/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:02pm]

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