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Business digest for Dec. 8

RIBBON-CUTTING AT LIFE CENTER:  The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting at the Life Center of Hernando on Nov. 12 to celebrate the opening of its TLC Learning Center. The event was dedicated to local veterans. Refreshments were donated by Keller Williams Realty. A flag, donated by Merritt Funeral Homes, was raised by members of Central High School’s ROTC unit as local veterans looked on. The new center will equip residents with the knowledge, skills and confidence to maximize their potential by providing safe, cost-effective child care while the residents go to school, take training classes and pursue employment. For information, visit lifecenterofhernando.com.
RIBBON-CUTTING AT LIFE CENTER: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting at the Life Center of Hernando on Nov. 12 to celebrate the opening of its TLC Learning Center. The event was dedicated to local veterans. Refreshments were donated by Keller Williams Realty. A flag, donated by Merritt Funeral Homes, was raised by members of Central High School’s ROTC unit as local veterans looked on. The new center will equip residents with the knowledge, skills and confidence to maximize their potential by providing safe, cost-effective child care while the residents go to school, take training classes and pursue employment. For information, visit lifecenterofhernando.com.
Published Dec. 6, 2013

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SCORE Chapter 439 is looking for volunteers to mentor small businesses. For information, visit score439.org and click on "Volunteer."

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CERTIFIED MANAGER: Diana Brijbag of Spring Hill has passed the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management certification examination and now holds the designation of health information technology certified manager for physician practice.

The association, with headquarters in Florida, administers the exam to validate the knowledge and skills of office managers of small group and solo physician practices throughout the nation.

BANK NAMES ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT: Sharon Bradley has been named assistant vice president in the human resources division at Capital City Bank in Brooksville.

Bradley began her career with the bank as a client service associate in 1994. She has since moved into human resources, where she oversees associate relations and recruitment for Capital City Bank offices in middle Florida.

HOSPITAL STARS: Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill, has announced its "stars" — associates of the month — for October. They are Christine Welsh and Christina Stodart.

Welsh, a registered nurse, joined the hospital's medical floor in September 2012.

Stodart, a registered nurse, joined the hospital's intensive care unit, where she cares for patients and families in a critical care setting, in 2004. She has also worked for the wound care and IV team and in the emergency room.

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FREE BUSINESS CONSULTATIONS: The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida and the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce provide free consultations to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the county. A business consultant is available at the chamber office to provide access to all of the center's services. The center's Hernando office is at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

To schedule a session, call Jerry Karp at (352) 796-0697.

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CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting at 2nd Chance Treasures, 11120 Libby Road, Spring Hill, at noon Wednesday. Call Cheryl Bucchan at (352) 340-5951.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS SOUGHT: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Individuals interested in becoming part of the group are invited. For information, call Phil Undestad at (352) 796-1451 or Lindsey Hack at (352) 796-6000.

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MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS: The Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida in partnership with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will offer a business seminar on how to market a business from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville. Presenter Jerry Karp will discuss how to boost customer loyalty, implement customer-winning strategies, face competition and increase company profits.

The cost is $25 per person. To get information or to register, visit hernandochamber.com/events.

LEADERSHIP PROGRAM: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is presenting the "Disney on Leadership" series at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

Presented by Royce Decker, the series reviews past, present and future business practices that have made the Disney name synonymous with exemplary products and services. The goal is to provide a solid foundation for customer service, loyalty and satisfaction. Session 4 will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday or from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17. The cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for nonmembers. Register online at hernandochamber.com/events. Call the chamber at (352) 796-0697.

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