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Hernando's Business digest for April 6

Briefly

HOSPITAL FILLS RESIDENCY POSITIONS: Oak Hill Hospital has filled all 10 of its internal medicine residency positions in its initial match.

According to Dr. Bilal Ahmed, chief medical officer and program director of internal medicine at the hospital, it is unprecedented for a new program to have all positions matched in the first round. The program, which is the first of several residency programs, launches this summer.

Who's news

HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR: Registered nurse Denise Raney, emergency department charge nurse, was recently named Bayfront Health Brooksville's 2013 Employee of the Year.

Paula Akins, assistant director of materials management, was named Bayfront Health Spring Hill's 2013 Employee of the Year.

Events

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

• Medfleet Ambulance, at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, noon Tuesday.

• Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County, 7391 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, noon Wednesday.

PARADE OF HOMES OF THE NATURE COAST: Bayfront Health and the Hernando Builders Association are presenting the 2014 Parade of Homes of the Nature Coast through April 13.

Model homes will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. each Sunday.

The self-guided tour is an opportunity to see the newest homes being offered by the local building industry, showcasing the latest in home design, innovative products, decor, technology, energy efficiency and comfort.

For information, including the locations of the models, visit paradeofhomesnaturecoast.com.

LUNCH BUNCH EXCHANGE: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch Bunch Exchange at noon Friday at Rookie's 19, 1320 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

The theme is "Tech Tutors." The cost is $13 for members who preregister or $15 for nonmembers and those who pay at the door. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events.

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:

• "E-Marketing Concepts," 5 to 6;45 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5:25 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

• "How to Apply for a Business Loan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

• "Creating a Business Plan," 525 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

• "Using the Internet in Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

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. April 16 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.

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 6 04/03/14 [Last modified: Thursday, April 3, 2014 4:24pm]

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