Amscot Financial's 2012 "Just a Dollar" fundraising campaign concluded recently, with customers contributing $161,385 and Amscot donating $10,000. During August, Amscot customers were asked to donate $1 to benefit their local education foundation. Locally, a check for $1,936.86 was presented to the Hernando County Education Foundation to support students, teachers and public schools. Beth Narverud, the foundation's executive director, accepted the check.
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Register Chevrolet & RV Center, west of Brooksville, has teamed up with Hernando Youth Leagues, providing players and coaches with soccer kits filled with equipment bags, pop-up nets, sport cones, scrimmage vests and T-shirts, as well as a sponsorship check and an opportunity to help the league raise funds.
Hernando Youth Leagues will have the opportunity to raise $10,000 through the Chevy Youth Soccer Fundraiser program, where one lucky recipient will win his or her choice of a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox or Cruze. Another winner will receive a home entertainment package.
Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 fundraiser entry tickets to distribute for a suggested donation. Register Chevrolet and other Tampa-area Chevrolet dealerships are donating the prizes to participating leagues. All of the proceeds collected from the fundraiser will benefit the leagues, and the funds may be used in any way the leagues choose.
There will be four winners of a Chevy Equinox or Chevy Cruze, and in each participating market a secondary prize of a home entertainment center will be awarded.
For information about the Chevy Youth Soccer Fundraiser, visit YouthSportsWired.com or call (352) 597-3333.
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During October, Skin Care by Donna: An Organic Skin Spa is hosting a Skin Care for the Cure event.
For any facial purchased during the month, Skin Care by Donna will donate $10 to the Susan G. Koman Foundation for breast cancer research and awareness.
The business is at 191 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. For information or to make an appointment, call Donna Schroder at (352) 678-6043.
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Crescent Community Clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, is seeking volunteer technicians who are licensed to perform ultrasounds for a new Women's Health and Wellness pilot program the clinic will start soon.
Technicians will be needed on Saturdays once a month or once a quarter for a few hours. Volunteers have sovereign immunity under the Florida Department of Health. Individuals interested should call Barbara weekdays, except Thursdays, at (352) 610-9916.
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have five ribbon cuttings during the coming week:
• Wendy's Restaurant, 4720 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, 4:30 p.m. Monday. Wendy's grand reopening ceremony will include a VIP Charity Night from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to benefit the Pay It Forward Farm in Spring Hill. Call Angie Valdez, (727) 424-6993.
• New walking trail at the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Call America "Amy" Todd, (352) 797-3661.
• Florida Insurance Brokers, 18582 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, noon Tuesday. Call Don Burgher, (352) 754-9386.
• Chase Bank, 7179 Broad St., Brooksville, noon Wednesday. Call Jennifer Lopez, (352) 797--0429.
• Brooksville Bicycle, 20120 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, noon Thursday. Call Mark Laird, (352) 593-4176.
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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management will meet Tuesday in the cafeteria conference room at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.
A complimentary dinner and networking will begin at 5:15 p.m.; the meeting will be at 5:45 p.m. The program is "Management Roundtable Discussion." Nominations for 2013 chapter officers will be accepted.
The association is dedicated to the professional development of its members in health care practice management. Interested practice managers are invited.
For information, call Dee Suber at (352) 596-3338.
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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:
• "Using the Internet in your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.
• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.
• "How to Really Start your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.
• "Starting a Home Business 101," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.
• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills.
• "How to Market in this Economy," 5 to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 16 at West Hernando S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Spring Hill.
• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.
• "Creating a Business Plan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, 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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Women Building Women will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the grand lounge on the second floor at the Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road, Spring Hill.
The speaker will be Dr. Reut Bardach of My Gynecologist. There will be a special presentation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month by cancer survivor Carole Sanek of Social Butterfly Media Marketing. The cost is $3 and includes a continental breakfast. To RSVP, call (352) 345-3597 no later than Monday.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly Networking at Noon luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at Brian's Place, 3420 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.
The cost is $13 per person with a reservation, $15 without a reservation and $20 for nonmembers. Cancellations must be made 24 hours before the event. Reservations are required; the deadline is Wednesday. Call (352) 796-0697 or RSVP online at hernandochamber.com.
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Cadence Bank will have its fall festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the bank's Spring Hill office, 1300 Pinehurst Drive, off Applegate Drive.
The event is free and open to the public, and will include arts and crafts, a car show by Flamingo Auto Group as well as a bounce house and petting zoo. Music will be provided by Martini Enterprises and dancing by Tina's Dance Academy.
The vendor fee of $10 will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County. For information or to reserve a spot, call (352) 666-5200.
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Monster Transmission and Performance of Brooksville is hosting a Cruise-In for Charity from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 13 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
The event will benefit the Friends of Weeki Wachee, and car show participants will have access to the attractions at the park. The event will include raffles, awards and valve cover races.
For information, call Nancy Holley, Monster Transmission's community outreach coordinator, toll-free at 1-800-708-0087, ext. 4491.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its Chamber 411 event at 8:15 a.m. Oct. 16 at the chamber's office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The free informational meeting, geared to 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 protected]
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NYLA Hair Studio at 10500 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill, will host a Blow Dry Boot Camp from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19 to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
The teaching event includes food, wine, raffles and grab bags. The cost is $25 per person. Event sponsors include Cupcake Heaven, Salon Centric, Domino's Pizza and Monti Magill's.
For information or to RSVP, call (352) 688-9696.
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