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Hernando Business Digest for Feb. 23

Published Feb. 22, 2018

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CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings in the coming week:

• Access Health Care Physicians/Dr. Janice Rodriguez, 5290 Applegate Drive, Spring Hill, 10 a.m. Feb. 23. Call Toni Martin, (352) 688-8116.

• Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane, Spring Hill, noon March 1. Call Barbara Price, (443) 360-8935.

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly membership meeting at 7:15 a.m. Feb. 28 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. The breakfast is sponsored by Spherion Staffing Services. The kickoff breakfast for the chamber's Keys to Success business development series will feature keynote speaker Leonard Sossamon, Hernando County Administrator. Advance tickets are $15; $20 at the door. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events. For information, call (352) 796-0697.

KEYS TO SUCCESS: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have its fourth annual Keys to Success business development series from Feb. 27 to March 2. The week-long series, presented by partners Spherion Staffing and Hits 106 WGHR–FM, will include a variety of speakers, workshops and luncheons. Many are free and open to the public. Events include:

• Unlock Success in Networking, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Free.

• Maintaining Your Connections, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at the chamber office. Free.

• Out of the Box — Cross Referrals, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the chamber office. Free.

• Economic Development in Hernando County (chamber membership breakfast), 7:15 to 9 a.m. Feb. 28 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. Advance tickets are $15; $20 at the door.

• Advocacy Through Influence: Who Me?, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28 at Silverthorn Country Club. Free.

• Advocacy 101 — My Story (featuring Shirley Anderson, Hernando County Supervisor of Elections), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at Silverthorn Country Club. $15 prepay online, $20 at the door.

• Hear Ye! Hear Ye! What's in it for You? 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the chamber office. Free.

• The Future of Work: Implications for Employers & Employees, 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 1 at the chamber office. Free.

• Start to Finish: How to Build an Onboarding Plan for New Employees, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 1 at the chamber office. Free.

• QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics, 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 1 at the chamber office. Free.

• Excel Intermediate, 3:30 to 5 p.m. March 1 at the chamber office. Free.

• Focus! Focus! Focus! Building Your Marketing Toolkit, 8:30 to 10 a.m. March 2 at Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. Free.

• Share This: Social Media Everyday, 10 to 11 a.m. March 2 at PHSC's Spring Hill Campus. Free.

• Knowing Your Customer (series finale featuring Julie Weintraub), 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2 at PHSC's Spring Hill Campus. Advance tickets are $20; $25 at the door.

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To RSVP or for information, visit hernandochamber.com or call (352) 796-0697.

Building skills

SMALL-BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small-business seminars:

• Learn How to Start a New Business Successfully, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Road, Holiday.

• Utilizing You Tube for Small Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 8, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel.

To register or to get more information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the local workshops tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

Networking opportunities

• Nature Coast Business Professionals: 7:30 a.m. Feb. 23, IHOP restaurant, 3660 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Those attending may order from the menu. Call Dana Cutlip, (352) 293-4317.

• Connect B2B (Business to Business) Networking: 7 a.m. Feb. 26 , Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Free for chamber members, $5 for non-members. To register, visit hernandochamber.com or call (352) 796-0697.

• Connect B2B (Business to Business) Networking, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Free for chamber members, $5 for non-members. To register, visit hernandochamber.com or call (352) 796-0697.

• BNI Winning Edge: 7:15 a.m. Feb. 27, 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. Feb. 28, Spring Hill Diner, 3426 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. 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. March 1, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., Spring Hill. No cost for first-time visitors. Call Chris Dyer, (352) 849-5353.

If you have business announcements you would like to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hamilton, Business Digest, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613-6174. You may also email items to jhamilton@tampabay.com or fax them to (352) 754-6133. Call (352) 848-1438.

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