KioskPros Inc., 4662 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, was recently awarded a Navy contract. KioskPros and its partner AssetWorks Inc. provided a kiosk to assist in the maintenance of military equipment at a Navy installation in California. AssetWorks is a global supplier of asset tracking and maintenance software.
For information, call Maurice Ryman, president of KioskPros, toll-free, at 1-800-497-1779 or go to www.KioskPros.com .
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Hernando County jazzercisers raised more than $1,700 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through a three-hour Jazzerthon on May 16. Held at Spring Hill Jazzercise Center, now known as the Fun Fitness Factory, at 1287 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, the event drew more than 30 participants.
Chick-fil-A and Hungry Howie's Pizza provided free food for the event, and many local businesses donated items as prizes for participants. Liz Jennings and Susanne Fisher, Spring Hill jazzercisers, raised the most with each of them collecting more than $200 in pledges.
According to instructor and benefit organizer Becky Mooneyham, St. Jude's will use the donation for research and treatment of catastrophic childhood diseases, mainly cancer.
For information, call (352) 442-8595.
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have the following ribbon cuttings this week:
•Hillside Community Baptist Church, 27440 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, noon Tuesday. For information, contact Pastor Joe Santerelli at (352) 799-0687.
•Creative Poly Designs Inc., 10453 Tillery Road, Spring Hill, noon Thursday. For information, contact Denise Ruthenberg at (352) 238-4549.
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The Spring Hill Jazzercise Center, now known as the Fun Fitness Factory, 1287 Kass Circle, Spring Hill, has added 10 new Jazzercise dance-fitness classes beginning today.
New classes will be offered at 10:10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 5:20 and 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Spring Hill center.
For information, call instructor Becky Mooneyham at (352) 442-8595.
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Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, will host a charity dinner to benefit Catholic Charities "Arnold Andrews Northern Counties Service" from 4 to 9 p.m. today.
For information on how a percentage of your dinner can be donated back to Catholic Charities' building fund, contact Abby Evert at (352) 686-9897, ext. 25.
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Service Corps of Retired Executives, Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439, will present a free small-business seminar, "How to Really Start Your Own Business," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Chamber of Commerce, 14112 8th St., Dade City.
For information, call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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The Spring Hill Professionals Chapter of Ali Lassen's Leads Club will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Boston Cooker Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Attendees are asked to arrive by 11:30 a.m.
The cost for lunch is $13, to be paid at the meeting. The restaurant will not accept personal checks. Each week members have the opportunity to give brief business presentations and exchange leads collected for other members.
Speakers this week include: Ayasha Teague, licensed agent for Great American Senior Benefits; and Lois Bleicher, owner/designer of The Right Connection for Graphics.
The club will hold a "Night of Networking" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the AAA Auto Club office, 1410 Pinehurst Drive, in the Publix Shopping Center, Spring Hill. The event is free. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshment will be available.
The club offers noncompete business classifications to avoid conflicts of interest. There are several business categories available for new members. A membership fee is required to join the club.
For information, call Lois Bleicher at (352) 200-4809 or visit www.leadsfl.com .
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Hernando Biz … Net — Connecting for You, a newly formed networking group, will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Course Lane, Spring Hill.
A minimal dues structure is in place. Members are asked to attend at least two meetings a month and order breakfast off the menu ($6 to $8 typically).
New members are welcome. For information, contact Al Johnson, at AJohnson50106@tampabay.rr.com.
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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly after-hours business mixer at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 21228 Powell Road, Brooksville. The mixer is sponsored by L.R.E. Ground Services.
Food (prepared and served by Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant) and beverages will be available. The event is an excellent time to network. For information, contact Paul Grey, marketing/sales manager, at (352) 796-0229 or (352) 279-1073.
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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Society of Accountants will have its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
The speaker will be attorney Christine Finck, who will speak on bankruptcy laws.
Reservations are required. Call Lori Sowers at (352) 797-0455, no later than Tuesday.
Chapter meetings are the third Thursday of each month and are open to any accountant or tax professional in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties.
For information, call Pat Cornett at (352) 597-3460.
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Re/Max Advantage Realty, 4320 Lake in the Woods Drive, Spring Hill, will hold a fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Flammer Ford, 3335 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.
Three organizations will benefit from the event, including the Children's Miracle Network, the Dawn Center and Love Your Neighbor/Feed the Hungry of Hernando County.
Vendor booths are available for $200. Food, entertainment, raffles and rides on a hot air balloon that stands seven-stories tall will be available. Balloon rides (weather permitting) are $5 per person.
For information, call (352) 596-9999.
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The G.M. Bistro, 4 N Broad St., across from the Hernando County Government Center, Brooksville, will hold its Grand Re-Opening under new management beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Owner Jim Tsacrios and executive chef George Lara, will offer a menu with international flair, including American, Cuban, Italian and Thai cuisine.
The restaurant's summer hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday; and 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday. For information or reservations call (352) 593-4118.
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Service Corps of Retired Executives, Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439, will present a free small-business seminar, "Introduction to QuickBooks," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 22 at the Lykes Memorial Library main branch, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.
The seminar, sponsored by the Hernando County Public Library System, is designed for persons planning to start a business or who have recently started a small business but who have not yet set up an effective record keeping system.
Topics covered will include installing QuickBooks, entering vendors, setting up items, creating an invoice and more.
No registration is required. For information, call the library at (352) 540-6391 or SCORE at (727) 842-4638.
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