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Hernando's Business digest for April 27

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ACCESS HEALTH CARE OPENS ENRICHMENT CENTER: Access Health Care has opened the Access Enrichment Center at 5350 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

The center, which is open to all Access patients, offers healthy snacks and beverages, Internet access, educational materials, recreational activities and support groups, as well as lectures and presentations.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lectures, which will be held after normal hours, are open to the general public. For information, call (352) 688-8116 or visit AccessHealthcareLLC.net.

LINKING SKILLS TO INDUSTRY: CareerSource Pasco/Hernando and Pasco-Hernando State College partnered recently to host an event, Linking Skills to Industry, at PHSC's conference center in New Port Richey. The event brought together employers from five manufacturing companies and 12 dislocated employees for an interviewing forum.

PHSC, as part of the Florida TRADE Grant, is working with Career Source Pasco/Hernando to implement a $54,000 National Emergency Grant awarded to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity by the Department of Labor.

The grant money provided for skills screening, then linked the workers to training, with the goal of full-time employment.

For information, visit Careersourcepascohernando.com or call Dave Hamilton, operations manager, CareerSource Pasco/Hernando, at (352) 593-2231 or Margie Burnham, project manager, Florida TRADE grant, at (727) 816-3227.

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Events

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

• A New Generation, 7084 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, noon Wednesday. Call Stephanie Knight, (352) 544-0911.

• Anchor Dental Care, 10481 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, noon Thursday. Call (352) 683-1845.

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 is at 7:30 a.m., breakfast is at 8 a.m. and the program is 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.

The 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, send email to Dawn Badami at the chamber at dawn@hernandochamber.com.

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

Building skills

EDUCATING ENTREPRENEURS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free business seminars. Upcoming seminars include:

• "E-Marketing Concepts," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 6, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5 to 6:45 p.m. May 8, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9200 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• "Marketing to Grow Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 8, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

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

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.

Nature Coast Business Professionals: 8 a.m. Friday, Chicken Lickins Restaurant, 3019 Commercial Way, on the south side of the 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 27 04/25/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 25, 2014 11:30am]
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