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Business Briefcase

Hernando Today
Published:   |   Updated: May 7, 2013 at 07:41 PM

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Ribbon cuttings

Today, 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

Young Professionals Networking Group to meet from 8 to 9 a.m. today 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. today 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

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 Thursday 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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