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Hernando's business digest for Aug. 8

schreiner named diplomat of year: Judi Schreiner, owner of Take Time for Travel and Judi’s Creations, was named the 2014 Diplomat of the Year by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. Schreiner sits on the chamber’s welcoming committee, diplomat committee and Young Professionals steering committee, as well as committees for several special events. She is a mentor to new members, facilitates new member ribbon cuttings, and attends civic and social functions on behalf of the chamber. Standing from left are: Pat Crowley, chamber president and CEO, Schreiner and Greg Jarque, the chamber’s immediate past chairman.

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schreiner named diplomat of year: Judi Schreiner, owner of Take Time for Travel and Judi’s Creations, was named the 2014 Diplomat of the Year by the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. Schreiner sits on the chamber’s welcoming committee, diplomat committee and Young Professionals steering committee, as well as committees for several special events. She is a mentor to new members, facilitates new member ribbon cuttings, and attends civic and social functions on behalf of the chamber. Standing from left are: Pat Crowley, chamber president and CEO, Schreiner and Greg Jarque, the chamber’s immediate past chairman.

Business digest

Briefly

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.

Who's news

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.

Events

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.

Building skills

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.

If you have business announcements you would like 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 items to [email protected] 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

Nature Coast Business Professionals: 8 a.m. today, 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.

BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, 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.

Hernando's business digest for Aug. 8 08/06/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 3:36pm]
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