Business Briefs, week of March 20, 2017

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Business Briefs, week of March 20, 2017

March 19, 2017 - 16:26

Operation Outreach Committee Meeting Cancelled

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Operation Outreach C ommittee meeting scheduled for March has been cancelled.
The Operation Outreach committee is a group of dedicated volunteers and chamber members who mentor new chamber members as they learn how to effectively network, market and brand their business to Hernando County and beyond. Get out into the community and really get to know our members by visiting and creating new relationships.
This committee is perfect for those in the sales and marketing of their business. For more information, please contact Dawn Badami, Event Coordinator at (352) 796-0697 x5 or Jean Harberts, Membership Representative at (352) 796-0697 x3, or visit

Chamber March
Membership Meeting
is March 22

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is having the MARCH Monthly Membership Meeting at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 7:15 am. Network with local businesses and meet your next customer.
Sponsor for this event is Spherion Staffing Services. Kickoff breakfast for Keys to Success, Business Development Series with Keynote Speaker Crystal Smith, of Shine Consulting, LLC.
Cost to attend the Membership Meeting is $15 for members / $20 non-members at the door. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. For more information contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce at 352-796-0697 or register online

3rd Annual Chamber’s Keys to Success

Save the date for the 3rd Annual KEYS TO SUCCESS Business Development Series beginning Tuesday, March 21st - Friday, March 24, 2017.
The public is welcome to attend this event with Kickoff Keynote Speaker Crystal Smith, CEO, Shine Consulting and Series Finale Keynote Speaker Mickey Smith, CEO, Oak Hill Hospital. Register online at
For more information contact the Chamber at (352) 796-0697.

Chamber Training
Committee Meeting

We have worked hard to this purpose! We continuously seek to provide relevant training to support what Hernando County businesses need.
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Training Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 28th, at 8:00am.
The meeting will be held at the Chamber office located at 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville.
If you would like more information about the Training Committee, please contact Royce Decker, Committee Chair, (352) 796-0697, or visit

Business To Business Networking
meets every Monday

Start your week with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Business To Business Networking. The group will meet every Monday morning, beginning at 7:15am – 9:30am.
The group provides continental breakfast and networking opportunities.
Meeting will take place at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville.
Cost to attend is $5.00 for non-members, members are free. Register online at or contact the chamber at (352) 796-0697 for more information.

Various County Board position vacancies available

The Hernando County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications from individuals wishing to serve on the following County Boards. These positions are currently vacant.
Board of Construction and Regulation — One Roofing Contractor positio and One Architect/Engineer
Fine Arts Council — Two positions
Citizens Advisory Task Force — Five positions
Applications are available in the County Administrator’s Office, 20 North Main Street, Room 263, Brooksville, Florida, 34601, by calling 352-754-4002.

Unitarian Universalist Church seeks donations of books

The Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines is seeking donations of books for People Helping People’s effort to aid homeless people to find—and keep—employment.
Books on cooking, culinary sciences, computer/office use (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc), sales, and gardening/landscaping are especially appreciated. Call 352-600-9555 to schedule your donation.

‘Hop n Glow’ Easter event is April 15

Get your family ready for the 4th Annual HOP ‘n GLOW on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Anderson Snow Park located at 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill from 5:30 until 9:00 pm.
Enjoy the Black Light Dance Party, Face Painting, Games, and Give-A-Ways. Special photo op with the Easter Bunny, entertainment, and so much more! Don’t forget the Easter Egg Hunt with over 20,000 eggs!! Age defined egg hunts start at 6:30pm.
Tickets are only $3 per person (ages 3 & up) when you register online! At-the-gate tickets will be $5 per person.
For more information contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce @ 352-796-0697 or visit

Applications being Accepted for Leadership Hernando 2017

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Hernando is the only community leadership program in Hernando County, and works with professionals that are interested in improving both their standing, as well as the community as a whole.
Established in 1992, Leadership Hernando selects 25 applicants to participate in 12 all day sessions that run from June through November, and provides practical experience in building relationships within their community. Applications are now being accepted at http://
For more information, contact Rick Manuel at (727) 835-4166. or the Chamber office, at (352) 796-0697.