HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED WITH ADVANCED CERTIFICATION: Oak Hill Hospital in Spring Hill was recently recognized with advanced certification for primary stroke centers by the Joint Commission, in conjunction with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
NEW BUSINESS OPENS IN SPRING HILL: 2nd Chance Appliance and Home Furnishings, 5117 Commercial Way, in the Village Square, Spring Hill, had its grand opening Aug. 1.
The business sells used washers and dryers, refrigerators, bedroom sets, kitchen tables, kitchenware, small kitchen appliances, clothing, and other items.
The business, owned by Timothy D. Prentice, will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call (813) 763-5483.
LOCAL REALTORS NAMED AMONG BEST IN COUNTRY: Real Trends, a real estate data company, in partnership with Trulia, recently announced its list of America's Best Real Estate Agents.
From Hernando County, agents Bonnie Barbieri, Cheryl Burnett and Joan Herr made the list, along with the Hardy Team (team leader Ross Hardy, Beth Powanda, Michael Lampert, Chris Fahey, Susie Fultz and Alan Hardy), all from Re/Max Marketing Specialists.
Requirements for inclusion included 50 or more transactions for the year or $20 million or more in sales.
LUNCH BUNCH EXCHANGE: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host a Lunch Bunch Exchange at noon today at the Brooksville Country Club, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville.
This month's power group will be geared toward the financial and insurance industries. The cost is $13 for members who preregister or $15 for nonmembers and those who pay at the door. To reserve, visit hernandochamber.com/events.
CRUISE-IN OPEN HOUSE: West Coast Classic will have a cruise-in open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 17396 Nicasio Jay Ave., Weeki Wachee.
Everyone is invited to show off their rides. Tours of the auto restoration shop will be available. There will be lunch and prizes.
For more information, call (352) 597-5061.
SPRING HILL PAHCOM MEETING: The Spring Hill Chapter of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management will meet Tuesday at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.
Dinner and networking will be from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. The meeting and program will be from 5:45 to 7 p.m.
Each month, the meeting alternates between Oak Hill Hospital and Bayfront Health Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Jeanine Maurer, (352) 597-2240.
CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at Wollinka Wikle Title Insurance, 13579 Linden Drive, Spring Hill, at noon Thursday. Call Rebecca Jenkins, (352) 556-5271.
QUICKBOOKS SEMINAR: The Small Business Development Center at USF, in partnership with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, will offer a seminar, "Understanding QuickBooks," from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
The seminar, presented by Joe Teston, will show how technology can ease invoicing, check writing and managing customers. The cost is $60 per person. For more information or to reserve, visit hernandochamber.com/events.
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