Business Briefs, week of November 28, 2016

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Business Briefs, week of November 28, 2016

November 24, 2016 - 10:02

assembled by Sue Quigley

Volunteers sought for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Hernando County is seeking Hernando County residents 55 and older to become volunteers. Our biggest challenge right now is recruiting Bigs to mentor children in elementary school from Kindergarten through Fourth grade. In both our community-based program and our school-based program the need for male mentors is critical. Please consider volunteering yourself, or please pass this message along to someone who may be interested in this opportunity. Help us to make a difference in the life of a child! For more information, please contact Darlene Carlson, or Sheri Chancey,
Free items for women undergoing chemo

Boutique of Hope has intimate items for women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation and wish to have hats, bras, scarves, forms or wigs. If you have no more than $1,970 a month income and have a diagnosis of breast cancer you qualify for these items. Stop in at the clinic, 5244 Commercial Way, Spring Hill and pick up an application and while you are there, visit our Boutique of Hope.
Volunteers staff the Boutique of Hope Tuesdays and Wednesdays and can qualify you between 10 am and 2 pm. with proof of income, photo ID and then you can chose the items you wish.
We are also seeking new volunteers at the boutique, For more information call (352) 438-4143.

SCORE offers QuickBooks Seminar

Introduction to QuickBooks. This two-hour seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 30, at 2016 Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34608 is designed for persons planning to start a business, or who have recently started a small business, but who have not yet set up an effective record keeping system. The seminar is a basic hands-on introduction to QuickBooks, the popular automated business record keeping system. Note that this is an introduction to QuickBooks, i.e., not designed for the experienced QuickBooks user. Contact Jennifer Koenen at or call (727) 842-4638

Education Foundation to name Suncoast Credit Union Scholars in 2017

The Suncoast Schools Credit Union Foundation is partnering with the Hernando County Education Foundation to offer 3 $2,000 scholarship awards to high school graduates in the Class of 2017. Class of 2017 high school graduates in Suncoast Credit Union’s 21-county service territory have the opportunity to apply for financial support to continue their education, thanks to a $116,000 investment in scholarships by the Tampa-based credit union’s Foundation.
Applications will be open December 1, 2016 and are available at, under Student Scholarships. This year’s Suncoast Credit Union Scholars program represents a continued philosophy of the foundation to support education initiatives and the well-being and potential of children. Since its inception in 1990, the Foundation has contributed more than $13 million including more than 550 student scholarships valued at nearly $1 million.
“We believe the best way we can build better communities is by investing in education and health-related initiatives for children,” said Cindy Helton, Executive Director of the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. “Through the Suncoast Credit Union Scholars program, we have the opportunity to invest in individual human potential, which is particularly rewarding.”
For more information contact Tammy Brinker, 352-544-6418 or Mary Chance 352/338-0250 or

Chamber Ribbon Cuttings for Deember

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have the following Ribbon Cuttings this month:
Thursday, Dec. 8 at 5:30pm**
Stolte Eye Center and Aesthetics
10441 Quality Drive, Suite 303, Spring Hill
Laurie Oliver, 352-666-9990
Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5:30pm**
Alcova Mortgage, LLC
4094 Commercial Way, Spring Hill
Ken Phillips, 352-240-1322
Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 12:00pm
Blue Pelican Marina
5000 Calienta Street, Hernando Beach
Anthony Russian, 352-610-9999

Networking for Chickens

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Networking for Chickens Group will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 am. The group provides information about how to become an active networker.
Come out and learn how to effectively speed network your business in today’s ever-changing market.
The group will be meeting at Chick-fil-A located at 13143 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville. Guest speaker is Lauren Jolly, Spherion Staffing.
Contact Jean Harberts at (352) 796-0697 or visit for more information.