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Hernando Business Digest for July 8

A 7.11-oz Slurpee drink will be given away to almost 5 million customers when participating 7-Eleven stores celebrate the company's 82nd birthday, July 11. (Photo: Business Wire)
A 7.11-oz Slurpee drink will be given away to almost 5 million customers when participating 7-Eleven stores celebrate the company's 82nd birthday, July 11. (Photo: Business Wire)
Published Jul. 6, 2016

Business digest

Free Slurpee day

To celebrate July 11 — or 7/11 — free Slurpees will be provided Monday at 7-Eleven stores across the Tampa Bay area. This year marks the Slurpee's 50th anniversary, and the free 12-ounce Slurpees will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local stores are at 15310 Cortez Blvd. and 18226 Powell Road, Brooksville, and at 6016 and 14333 Spring Hill Drive and 4710 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

Events

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

• Ashton Realty Group, 5330 Spring Hill Drive, Suite D, Spring Hill, noon Tuesday. Call Lisa Ashton, (352) 293-3080.

• Sensational Solution Care, at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville, noon Wednesday. Call Shirley Malone, (352) 587-1331.

DOWNTOWN BROOKSVILLE NOW TO MEET: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Brooksville NOW Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Saxon Manor, 200 Saxon Ave., Brooksville. The group will discuss growth in the downtown Brooksville area. The cost is $5. For information, call (352) 796-0697.

LEE CORSO TO SPEAK AT CHAMBER'S JULY BREAKFAST: Former football coach Lee Corso, currently a broadcaster and commentator for ESPN, will be the speaker at the July Membership Breakfast Meeting of the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. The breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m. July 27 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, south of Brooksville. There will also be a short meet-and-greet immediately after the meeting. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members at the door. Pre-registration is suggested. For information, call (352) 796-0697. To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com.

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. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.