Business Briefs Week of Nov. 14, 2016

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Business Briefs Week of Nov. 14, 2016

November 14, 2016 - 09:31

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 26

On Nov. 26, 2016, the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will lend its support to Small Business Saturday with Hernando County businesses. This event is dedicated to strengthening the community by supporting local small businesses.
The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce 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 the Saturday after Thanksgiving and participate with us 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 Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce at (352) 796-0697, or

SCORE offering Business Seminars

Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars throughout the area that include: Introduction to QuickBooks; Legal Issues for Small Business; How to Apply for a Business Loan; How to Really Start Your Own Business; Creating a Successful Business Plan. For more information or to register, visit or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

PHSC Hosts 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.
Résumé Tips – Nov. 14 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in A205. Participants will learn to format and include key words and phrases in résumés to attract the attention of hiring managers.
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

BonWorth to host food drive

BonWorth, a women’s discount clothing chain offering a mix-&-match collection of shirts, pants & sweaters is offering a 15 percent discount to customers who bring in a nonperishable food item from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 15. BonWorth is located at 1416 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, Food items will benefit Holy Cross Lutheran Church’s food pantry in Spring Hill. For more information, call (352) 666-5930.

Business To Business Networking

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 – 8:30am. 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.
This month’s sponsor is Brannen Banks. Cost to attend is $5 for non-members, members are free. Register online at or contact the chamber at (352) 796-0697 for more information.

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.

Sponsorships sought for 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 Saturday, 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.

Chamber November Membership Meeting

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is having the NOVEMBER Monthly Membership Meeting at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at 7:15 am.
Sponsor for this event is HITS 106. Leadership Hernando 2016 will be hosting the “Thanks for Giving” program. Cost to attend the Membership Meeting is $15 for members / $20 nonmembers 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

Chamber “After Hours Mixer” is Nov. 17

Chamber members and friends are invited to join the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce for a special evening of networking, spirits, appetizers, and updates!!
Our monthly After Hours Mixer is a great opportunity for chamber members to meet other members, build business and community relations while promoting your business or organization.
The November After Hours Mixer is sponsored by Nature Coast Flooring & Cabinets. Mark your calendar for this special date and event! Thursday, Nov. 17 at 5:30 pm.
Nature Coast Flooring & Cabinets is located at 11116 Libby Road, Spring Hill. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP’s are highly encouraged. Visit to RSVP.
For more information contact host, Randy Overall (352) 684-0105, or the Chamber at (352) 796-0697.

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 offering election of 6-week online courses

Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) in partnership with Ed2Go is offering instructor-led online courses geared specifically for lifelong learning students. The comprehensive six-week programs begin each month. Students receive expert instruction and the opportunity to interact with fellow participants in an online classroom format.
To view a complete list of all PHSC Ed2Go courses or to register for these and many more non-credit, online courses, visit For more information, call 727-816-3123 or email