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Hernando Business Digest for May 17


DR. SAMI RELOCATES: Muhammad Sami, MD, has relocated his practice to Advanced Pediatric Center, 11331 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Dr. Sami, a pediatrician, has been treating patients in Hernando County for 17 years. He will be joined by: Tonya Croghan, certified office manager and medical assistant; Melanie Dyson, medical assistant; and Tammy Wilson, receptionist. The office can be reached at (352) 247-2533.


TERLEP HOSTS LADIES' NIGHT: Terlep Chiropractic will hold its annual Ladies' Night from 6 to 9 p.m. May 30 at the office, 8466 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. The free event is one of the largest fundraising events Terlep Chiropractic hosts each year, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the American Cancer Society. The charity will be on site to raffle off numerous gift baskets and door prizes. There will be five grand prizes, including a four-day Carnival cruise. The theme is "The Roaring '20s." Those attending are encouraged to wear 1920s attire for a costume contest and photographs. There will be complementary wine and hors d'oeuvres, as well as live music and a number of vendors. The event is free; for information and to obtain free tickets, contact Tina at

CHAMBER MEETINGS, EVENTS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host the following meetings and events. For information or reservations, visit or call (352) 796-0697.

• Operation Outreach Committee, 9 a.m. May 21, at the Chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville.

• Monthly membership meeting, 7:15 a.m. May 22, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. The sponsor is Suncoast OB/GYN. The cost is $15 members, $20 guests. Preregistration ends at 4:30 p.m. May 20.

• 45th-annual Student Recognition Celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. May 23, at Heritage Pines Country Club, off County Line Road in Hudson. The banquet recognizes the top 5 percent of high school students, in categories such as academics, community service, career and technical, entrepreneurship, leadership and the arts. Students in both private and public schools in Hernando County will be recognized. Scholarships will be awarded. To sponsor the event or provide a scholarship, contact Lindsay Cacciatore at the Chamber or visit

RIBBON CUTTINGS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will conduct the following ribbon-cutting ceremonies:

• Curvy Girl Bling, noon May 21, at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville. Call Simone Ratley, (813) 695-4673.

• Keller Williams Elite Realty Partners, noon May 23, 2715 Forest Road, Spring Hill. Call Lilibeth Romero Evans, (727) 226-7030.

• Amerilife of Hernando County, LLC, 5:30 p.m. May 29, 2705 Forest Road, Spring Hill. Call Dana Leal, (352) 684-0727.

• Alley Cats and Desert Dogs Relief Project, noon May 30, at the Chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville. Call Leigh Lomax, (813) 720-0557.

Networking opportunities • Nature Coast Business Professionals: 7:30 a.m. Fridays, IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Those attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip, (352) 293-4317. • Brooksville B2B (Business to Business) Networking, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Free for Chamber members, $5 for non-members. To register, visit or call (352) 796-0697. • BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., Spring Hill. The cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Dan Brown, (262) 676-2776. • Keep It Local — Spring Hill/Brooksville Chapter: 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Great Life Church, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Call Melanie Grossi, (352) 263-7749. • Keep It Local — Hernando Business Professionals Chapter: 11:15 a.m., second, third and fourth Wednesday of each month, Beef 'O' Brady's, 14387 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. Call Lauren Jolly, (352) 610-3435. • BNI Leaders by Design: 7:15 to 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. No cost for first-time visitors. Call Chris Dyer, (352) 849-5353.

Contact Phyllis Day at or (352) 848-1408. Follow @pdaytimes.