VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SCORE Chapter 439 is looking for volunteers to mentor small businesses. For information, visit score439.org and click on "volunteer".
CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings this week:
• Country Feed Store Cafe, 1171 Howell Ave., Brooksville, at noon Tuesday. Call John Hargrave, (352) 796-6449.
• Fostering Hope Florida, 2148 Deborah Drive, Spring Hill, at noon Thursday. Call Gloria West-Lawson, (727) 688-5328.
FINANCING YOUR BUSINESS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host a seminar, "Financing Your Business," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Presenter: Jerry Karp, certified business analyst. Cost: $10. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events. For information, call Jerry Karp, (352) 796-0697.
LEADERCAST SERIES: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present its Leadercast Leadership Lunch 'n Learn summer workshops, designed to expand on the Chick-fil-A Leadercast experience.
Among the topics: making leadership simple, bringing order to chaos, focusing in a world of distraction, boundaries for leaders, simply leading from the heart and simply lead at all costs.
The free workshops are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, Friday and continuing on the following Fridays: Aug. 2, 9 and 16.
Bring your own lunch. To get information or to RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events.
READY-4-SUCCESS: The Hernando Youth Initiative workforce transition team invites individuals ages 18 to 25 to register for "Ready-4-Success," a three-day workshop to help prepare people for the workplace.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. Aug. 9, 10 and 16 at Career Central, 7361 Forest Oaks Blvd., Spring Hill. It will end at various times in the afternoon.
Topics include self-awareness, career exploration, goal setting, communication skills, customer service, resume creation, interviewing skills, professional dress and grooming, how to make and manage money, and steps to success.
Only 30 seats are available. To RSVP, send email to Dawn Easter at [email protected] with name and phone number. Those who sign up will receive a response with a detailed agenda and instructions to mail a $10 registration fee for processing. For information, contact Easter, the workforce transition team chairwoman, at (352) 200-3034.
BNI Winning Edge: 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.
Hernando County BPW: Business and Professional Woman of Hernando County will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the pool room at Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail, Spring Hill, for a Speed Networking Night. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Attendees should bring at least 50 business cards. Guests welcome. The cost is $15 for BPW members, $20 for guests. Call Alice Pirola, (352) 786-9230 or email [email protected] for information.
Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its July 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 AT&T. The outgoing chamber board of directors will be recognized. The cost is $15 if prepaid online and $20 at the door. Call Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697. RSVP at hernandochamber.com/events.
BNI Leaders by Design: 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.
Nature Coast Business Professionals: 8 a.m. Friday at IHOP, 3636 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. People attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.
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