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Hernando's business digest for July 25

Business digest


Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill partner with HealthStream: Through a partnership with HealthStream, a nationally recognized health care improvement company, Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill plan to use perception surveys to monitor patient care delivered by the hospital's employees and physicians. The partnership allows Bayfront Health's leadership to evaluate patient experiences on a year-round, day-to-day basis. HealthStream conducts telephone interviews with randomly selected patients shortly after discharge, asking about staff communication and the cleanliness and quietness of the hospital environment.


Chamber ribbon-cuttings: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings during the coming week:

• Town and Country Equipment, 937 E Jefferson St., Brooksville, at noon Tuesday. Call David Hawthorn, (850) 227-8515.

• Above & Beyond Carpet, Tile and Furniture Cleaning, at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, at noon Wednesday. Call Terrence Rhone, (352) 263-8349.

PHSC Encore Academy presents boot camp and job skills workshops: The Encore Academy at Pasco-Hernando State College is sponsoring Back to School Boot Camp and Job Seekers workshops for students 50 and older. Workshops will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. throughout July and August at the Spring Hill campus, 450 Beverly Court.

The program addresses the major obstacles facing older people who want to return to the classroom or improve their job outlook. Students may enroll for the entire series or select individual workshops.

Coming workshops include:

• "Intro to MS Word," Tuesday.

• "Networking for Success," Thursday. Free.

• "Intro to File Management," Aug. 5.

• "Interviewing Skills," Aug. 7. Free.

The registration deadline is three days before the workshop. Workshops are $12 each unless otherwise stated. Call (727) 816-3439 or visit

2014 Summer Night Ca$h Bash date set: The Hernando Builders Association has announced that its 2014 Summer Night Ca$h Bash will be Aug. 23 at the Palace Grand in Spring Hill. This year's event is presented by Kilgroe, Frantzis, Quinty and Associates-UBS Investments.

The event includes more than $11,000 in cash and prizes, food and fun. Only 400 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $75 per person or $95 per couple and include dinner and entry into the grand prize drawing. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the YMCA of the Suncoast in Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 596-1114 or visit

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 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 July 25 07/23/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:51pm]
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