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Hernando's Business Digest for April 13

Briefly

WINN-DIXIE LAUNCHES PAWS PROGRAM: Winn-Dixie recently launched PAWS "Feed the Love," a program to benefit food banks and nonprofit organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger for pets.

Through April 29, customers can purchase a $5 prepackaged bag of pet food with their Winn-Dixie reward card or give a monetary donation at any store register. Each bag contains a week's worth of dry and canned packages of PAWS Premium, the store's brand of cat and dog food.

For every bag purchased, customers will receive an additional 5 cents per gallon in fuel perks rewards, the store's program that saves customers money on gas.

HOSPITAL RECEIVES GOLD AWARD: Oak Hill Hospital was recently presented the American Heart Association's Start! Fit-Friendly Company Gold Award.

The recognition program, by the American Heart Association's Start! Movement, is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace.

Who's news

HOSPITAL PROMOTES ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL SERVICES: Registered nurse Ralph Taylor was recently promoted to administrative director of surgical services at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill.

Before the promotion, Taylor was assistant chief nursing officer at the hospital. He transferred to Oak Hill two years ago from another HCA facility, Englewood Hospital, where he was director of surgical services.

HOSPITAL PROMOTES DIRECTOR OF QUALITY & RISK MANAGEMENT: Registered nurse Carol McMullen was recently promoted to director of quality and risk management at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill.

Before the promotion, McMullen was the hospital's quality manager. She joined Oak Hill about two years ago.

Events

ROOKIES SUPPORTS RELAY FOR LIFE: Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, 3095 Anderson Snow Road, south of Brooksville, will host a Spring Hill Relay for Life fundraiser from 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Ten percent of customers' food purchases will be donated to Relay for Life. The event will include a 50-50 raffle, and luminaria for the Relay for Life will be available for purchase.

For information, call Nancy Kesselring at (352) 584-4247.

HERNANDO COUNTY FOOD TRUCK FIESTA: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present the first Hernando County Food Truck Fiesta from 5 to 9 p.m. May 16 at Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee.

The event is being billed as a "family date night," open to the public and designed for families to spend the evening together enjoying foods from area food truck vendors. There will be a free movie on the school lawn.

The event will also feature local vendors, nonprofit organizations and a children's activity area with games, prizes and other activities. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs.

For information, call (352) 796-0697.

LEADER DEVELOPMENT: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present its Leadercast event May 9 at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the program will be from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites. Speakers will include Andy Stanley, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Malcolm Gladwell, Randall Wallace, Bill McDermott, Laura Schroff, Dr. Henry Cloud, Simon Sinek and Laura Bush.

This year's theme is "Beyond You." The event is open to the public. Tickets are $49 if purchased before Tuesday. Prices after the early-bird deadline are $69 for chamber members, $79 for nonmembers and $59 for nonprofits.

Groups of 10 receive a $10 discount per person.

Partnership opportunities are available: gold event partner, $1,000; silver partner, $500; and bronze partner, $300.

For information, email Dawn Badami at the chamber at dawn@hernandochamber.com.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free business seminars. Upcoming seminars include:

• "How to really start your own business," 5:25 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "Marketing to grow your business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.

• "Using the Internet in your business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 24, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel.

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

MAKE MORE SALES SEMINAR: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida, will present a seminar, "Make More Sales," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The seminar will be presented by Jerry Karp, a certified business analyst with the SBDC. The cost is $10 per person. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events.

If you have business announcements 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 them 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.



Briefly

WINN-DIXIE LAUNCHES PAWS PROGRAM: Winn-Dixie recently launched PAWS "Feed the Love," a program to benefit food banks and nonprofit organizations dedicated to eliminating hunger for pets.

Through April 29, customers can purchase a $5 prepackaged bag of pet food with their Winn-Dixie reward card or give a monetary donation at any store register. Each bag contains a week's worth of dry and canned packages of PAWS Premium, the store's brand of cat and dog food.

For every bag purchased, customers will receive an additional 5 cents per gallon in fuel perks rewards, the store's program that saves customers money on gas.

HOSPITAL RECEIVES GOLD AWARD: Oak Hill Hospital was recently presented the American Heart Association's Start! Fit-Friendly Company Gold Award.

The recognition program, by the American Heart Association's Start! Movement, is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in the workplace.

Who's news

HOSPITAL PROMOTES ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR OF SURGICAL SERVICES: Registered nurse Ralph Taylor was recently promoted to administrative director of surgical services at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill.

Before the promotion, Taylor was assistant chief nursing officer at the hospital. He transferred to Oak Hill two years ago from another HCA facility, Englewood Hospital, where he was director of surgical services.

HOSPITAL PROMOTES DIRECTOR OF QUALITY & RISK MANAGEMENT: Registered nurse Carol McMullen was recently promoted to director of quality and risk management at Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill.

Before the promotion, McMullen was the hospital's quality manager. She joined Oak Hill about two years ago.

Events

ROOKIES SUPPORTS RELAY FOR LIFE: Rookies Sports Bar & Grill, 3095 Anderson Snow Road, south of Brooksville, will host a Spring Hill Relay for Life fundraiser from 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday .

Ten percent of customers' food purchases will be donated to Relay for Life. The event will include a 50-50 raffle, and luminaria for the Relay for Life will be available for purchase.

For information, call Nancy Kesselring at (352) 584-4247.

HERNANDO COUNTY FOOD TRUCK FIESTA: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present the first Hernando County Food Truck Fiesta from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Weeki Wachee High School, 12150 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee.

The event is being billed as a "family date night," open to the public and designed for families to spend the evening together enjoying foods from area food truck vendors. There will be a free movie on the school lawn.

The event will also feature local vendors, nonprofit organizations and a children's activity area with games, prizes and other activities. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs.

For information, call (352) 796-0697.

LEADER DEVELOPMENT: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will present its Leadercast event May 9 at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the program will be from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event is broadcast live from Atlanta to hundreds of sites. Speakers will include Andy Stanley, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Malcolm Gladwell, Randall Wallace, Bill McDermott, Laura Schroff, Dr. Henry Cloud, Simon Sinek and Laura Bush.

This year's theme is "Beyond You." The event is open to the public. Tickets are $49 if purchased before Tuesday. Prices after the early-bird deadline are $69 for chamber members, $79 for nonmembers and $59 for nonprofits. Groups of 10 receive a $10 discount per person.

Partnership opportunities are available: gold event partner, $1,000; silver partner, $500; and bronze partner, $300.

For information, email Dawn Badami at the chamber at dawn@hernandochamber.com.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free business seminars. Upcoming seminars include:

• "How to really start your own business," 5:25 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday , Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "Marketing to grow your business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday , Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.

• "Using the Internet in your business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 24, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel.

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

MAKE MORE SALES SEMINAR: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida, will present a seminar, "Make More Sales," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

The seminar will be presented by Jerry Karp, a certified business analyst with the SBDC. The cost is $10 per person. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events.

If you have business announcements 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 them 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.

Networking and mixers

BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 to 9 a.m. Tuesday , Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Lisa Cornett at (352) 345-1377.

BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday , Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast; no cost for first-time visitors. Call Marianne Zirk at (352) 340-4456.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce After Hours Mixer: April's After Hours Mixer will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Jennifer Mara at (352) 688-3390. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events.

Nature Coast Business Professionals: 8 a.m. Friday , Chicken Lickins Restaurant, 3019 Commercial Way, on the south side of Towne Square Mall, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Those attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.

Networking and mixers

BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Lisa Cornett at (352) 345-1377.

BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The cost is $9 and includes breakfast; no cost for first-time visitors. Call Marianne Zirk at (352) 340-4456.

Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce After Hours Mixer: April's After Hours Mixer will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, Spring Hill.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, call Jennifer Mara at (352) 688-3390. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events.

Nature Coast Business Professionals: 8 a.m. Friday, Chicken Lickins Restaurant, 3019 Commercial Way, on the south side of Towne Square Mall, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Those attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip at (352) 293-4317.

Hernando's Business Digest for April 13 04/11/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 2:56pm]
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