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Business Briefcase

Hernando Today
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 07:34 PM

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Ribbon cuttings

Today, noon, Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 8403 Balm Street in Spring Hill, Jennifer Rickert (352) 340-5936

Dec. 6, noon, Dr. Natalie Ellis M.D., P.A. (Open House), 18118 Powell Road in Brooksville, Dr. Natalie Ellis (352) 610-4415

Dec. 11, noon, Key Wireless, TBD, Karen Dove (727) 326-3086

Dec. 12, noon, Sherman Hills Golf & Country Club, 31200 Eagle Falls Drive in Brooksville, Laura Sanderson (352) 544-0990

Dec. 13, noon, Computer Networking Solutions Group, Inc. at the Chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive in Brooksville, Teresa Bell (352) 397-2388

Dec. 18, noon, Autumn Home Care, 13115 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill, Cindy Harrison (352) 688-2557

Dec. 19, noon, Summers & Company, LLC, Brooksville, Bob Haywood (352) 848-0906

Dec. 20, noon, The Life Center of Hernando, Inc., 19384 Ingram Street in Brooksville, Barbara Lemoine (352) 597-0119

Chamber events

Holiday Membership meeting will be held at 7 a.m. today at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville. Sponsored by CEMEX. Reservations required, please call (352) 796-0697 or register online at

Young Professionals Networking Group to meet from 8 to 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at The Arc Nature Coast, 6495 Mariner Boulevard in Spring Hill. For more information call Phil Undestad, (352) 796-1451.

Eastside Business Networking Group to meet from 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Dec. 12 at Sherman Hills Golf and Country Club, 31200 Eagle Falls Drive, Brooksville. For more information, call (352) 544-0990.

Networking At Noon will be held at noon, Dec. 14 at R Beach, 4054 Shoal Line Boulevard in Hernando Beach. RSVP by Dec. 12. Cost is $13 with RSVP, $15 at the door, $20 for potential new members. RSVP to (352) 796-0697. Accepting MC, Visa, Discover. To prevent being invoiced, cancellations are needed 24 hours in advance.

After Hours Mixer will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 20 sponsored by Capital City Bank, 14302 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill. Call Donna Lipidarov (352) 797-6700 for more information. Please make your reservation online at

BDC at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors want to remind you that the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of South Florida (USF) has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to provide free business consultation to small businesses and entrepreneurs in Hernando County and is available at the Chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Dr., Brooksville to provide consultation and access to all SBDC services.

To schedule a consulting session or for more information about the SBDC at USF, please visit or call Jerry Karp at (352) 796-0697.

'Operation H.O.P.E.' food drive

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Jericho Road Ministries "Operation H.O.P.E." (Helping Other People Eat) is having a food drive during through December. Businesses, residents, students, club and schools are invited to participate by collecting specific food items for use at one of Jericho's five county distribution sites. The food drive is looking for the following items: toilet paper, dry milk, peanut butter and jelly, rice, boxed mashed potatoes, canned vegetables and fruits, canned meats including tuna and chicken, canned soups, pasta, spaghetti sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, breakfast cereals. Please bring your food donation to the Chamber of Commerce's office located at 15588 Aviation Loop Drive in Brooksville. Your participation positively affects the hundreds of needy students, families, seniors and homeless throughout Hernando County who need our help. For more information, please call Dawn Badami (352) 796-0697 or email

Holiday golf tournament

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Annual Holiday Golf Tournament will be held Thursday at Southern Hills Plantation Club featuring "Q-School" Conditions. The day starts with registration at 7:30 a.m., followed by a breakfast catered by Chick-fil-A. Then test your skills on the putting green. Tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Lunch is also provided. Opportunities for Hole-In-One prizes and long drive awards. Pick from a variety of package deals that will include mulligans and tickets for some great prizes in the Chinese Auction! Pre-paid player packages are available. $100 Entry fee includes golf cart, practice facility and BBQ lunch. Chinese Auction immediately following the tournament. Sponsorships are available. tournament is limited to only 30 teams, please send in your registration and join us for some great golf and networking. For more information, please contact Dawn Badami (352) 796-0697 or Travis Wellman (352) 796-3522 or visit

Brooksville Christmas parade

Jingle bells will be ringing for the 39th Annual Brooksville Christmas Parade, presented by the The Kiwanis Club of Brooksville and the City of Brooksville on Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Brooksville. This year's theme: "I'll be Home for Christmas- a Salute to our Veterans". Grand Marshalls will include Veterans from WWII to the War on Terror. Fun for the entire family! Bring your chairs and blankets- get the perfect spot on the parade route as it winds through downtown Brooksville. The parade will include local high school marching bands, ROTC units, floats from local businesses, youth organizations, clubs, churches, government entities and so much more. Come on out for a morning filled with merriment and excitement as you enjoy the floats & music honoring those who have served us all. For more information visit: or call Karen Beasley (352) 279-9777 or David Hamilton (352) 279-4400.

Light up Ridge Manor Christmas festival

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's Eastside Business Networking Group invites vendors to sign up now to participate in the 5th annual Light up Ridge Manor Christmas festival Dec. 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the Sunrise Plaza Shopping Center in Ridge Manor. Vendor spaces are $25 each. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for $75. This year's event will be highlighted by a children's art contest, games and activities, food, a Nativity Scene, Smokey Bear House with Smokey the Bear, the Happy Train, music by DJ Mike Gorham, and a raffle for great prizes. Santa Claus will make his official appearance and be available for photos with the children. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Eastside Elementary School. The Eastside Business Networking Group is comprised of Chamber members whose businesses are mainly located in the eastern sector of Hernando County. To reserve your vendor space, please contact Deidre Fletcher at (352) 796-9486 or Kevin Tennie at (352) 540-4521, or Chamber of Commerce at (352) 796-0697 Registration forms are also available online at" name="web">

Business Briefcase, compiled by Anna Lamy, is published every Wednesday. News releases must be received by the Wednesday before the desired publication date. Items of interest include employee promotions, company openings, closings, expansions and relocations, business celebrations, classes, lectures and special events. Send news to Hernando Today, 15299 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; email or fax to (352) 544-5246.

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