Business Briefs: for the week of Nov. 21

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Business Briefs: for the week of Nov. 21

November 19, 2016 - 11:40

assembled by Sue Quigley

Shop Small Saturday is Nov. 26

On November 26, 2016, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is lending its support to Small Business Saturday with Hernando county businesses. The event is dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.
The Chamber is assisting the celebration by working together with small businesses to build awareness, and to promote successful growth among businesses in the area. Local businesses are encouraged to offer special one-day-only deals and sales, to post marketing materials, and become involved in the event through social media.

Mark your calendars for Nov. 26, 2016, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and participate with us in SHOP SMALL SATURDAY by going to
Share your favorite Small Business Saturday moments on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #ShopSmall #HernandoChamber #ShopSmallHernando #LiveShopPlayHernando
For more information, contact the Chamber at (352) 796-0697, or

SCORE offers QuickBooks Seminar

Introduction to QuickBooks. This two-hour seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 30, 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 Sponsorships sought for

Crescent Community Clinic Upcoming Fundraiser

Crescent Community Clinic is offering sponsorship opportunities for its upcoming fundraiser, the “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County, which will be performed on Sat, Feb. 4, 2017 at the Vineyard Christian Church, 375 South Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34601, and on Saturday, February 11, at the Town Square Theater, 3021 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, Florida 34607.  Both performances begin at 7 pm and doors open at 6:30 for dessert and coffee. Written by local playwright Jerry Cowling and directed by Vince Vanni, the “Nearly” Real Housewives of Hernando County features the talents of Patricia Augustyniak, Valerie Ciaccio, Carla Hayes, Barbara Manuel, Sandra Roth, and Richard Sanvenero, Jr. Several sponsorship levels are available. For more information, email Maureen Soliman at or call 352-650-9006.

Hernando Youth Orchestra has instruments for loan

HYO has some instruments to loan to young musicians ages 6 to 21. HYO’s low-cost music lessons are a perfect way to develop your musical skills before joining the orchestra.
If your kids already know how to play They’re welcome too. We have fun, work hard, and present several concerts each year.
Where: The Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, Weeki Wachee FL, most Sunday afternoons, 3:30-5:00 For more information, go to our website,, or email

PHSC to host job search workshops

Pasco-Hernando State College will host a job search strategy workshop series on Mondays in November at the West Campus, in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road. The series—designed to help job seekers overcome the challenges of finding employment and to refine interviewing skills—is free and open to the public.
Interviewing Skills & Tips – Nov. 21 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in room A205. Attendees will review protocol and unique techniques for successful interviews, including how to dress professionally, display proper body language and write the quintessential post-interview communications. To learn more, contact Jacqueline Eden at 727-816-3334 or

Volunteers sought for Animal Services

Volunteers are needed to help socialize the dogs and cats, transport and assist with offsite adoption events, help with bathing/grooming, walk dogs and most of all love and play with the animals.
A volunteer application form can be found on at Contact Shannon Finch, Shelter Coordinator, at (352) 540-6286 or email for more information.