Business Briefs 8-04-17

Time to read
4 minutes
Read so far

Business Briefs 8-04-17

August 07, 2017 - 08:45

Nature Coast Therapy Dogs Inc. needs volunteers

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Do you have a friendly dog, free time and want to give back to your community? Well join our non profit organization and get certified as a therapy dog team. Weekly classes available. All of our volunteer, trained, certified and insured therapy dog teams visit many different places in the community: nursing homes, daycares, schools, child advocacy centers and DJJ residential facilities. Please call or email Nature Coast Therapy Dogs,Inc. to get more information. 352-860-3922 nctdhernando@gmail.com

LifeSouth remains in emergency need of blood

LifeSouth Community Blood Centers still faces emergency need for all blood types, especially type O, and is asking the community to donate blood today. The blood center remains on emergency appeal for over 10 days, although a decline in donations is typical during the summer months, LifeSouth needs the support of our community more than ever.

Donors are urged to give blood during this critical time to ensure hospitals maintain the blood supply needed to save lives. Traumas and accidents can strike at any time, putting our community at risk. is at an “emergency” level, which means there is less than a 2-day supply available to replenish hospital inventory. All blood types are needed, especially type O negative, which is the universal donor and can be used by all patients in an emergency. Platelet donations are also critically needed now.
For additional information call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

Computers wanted, dead or alive

UUCIP is collecting computers to teach homeless people how to use them. Help the homeless find—and keep!--employment. Any make or model computer with a windows platform is appreciated. We will update obsolete models and repair broken computers. Call 352-600-9555 for information or to schedule your donation.

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 www.hernandochamber.com or contact the chamber at (352) 796-0697 for more information. Like our new Facebook page ChamberConnectB2B

Advocacy Committee Meeting with Sen. Bill Nelson (D)

Learn how the Chamber’s Advocacy Committee is structured to serve the businesses of Hernando County. Join us Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at the Chamber office, 15588 Aviation LoopDrive, Brooksville, 8:00am, with Guest Speaker Sen. Bill Nelson (D), as he discusses science, commerce, transportation and how it affects Hernando County. Register at www.hernandochamber.com or for more information contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce @ 352-796-0697.

Women Empowering Women: Lunch With Grace Nelson Aug. 11

The Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch with Grace Nelson, wife of Sen. Bill Nelson (D) at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11, 2017 at Southern Hills Plantation, 4200 Summit View Drive in Brooksville. The event is facilitated by Dr. Joanie Davis of Davis Family Hearing. Cost is $20 per person. RSVP to www.hernandochamber.com.

Advocacy Committee Meeting Region 3

Join us Friday, Aug. 11 at the Chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville, 8:00am, with Guest Speaker SENATOR BILL NELSON, as he discusses science, commerce, transportation and how it affects Hernando County

Senator Nelson who serves as the senior United States Senator from Florida has been in office since 2001. He began his career in the House of Representatives in 1973, and in January, 1986, became the first sitting member of the U. S. House of Representatives to fly in space. Senator Nelson flew as a Payload Specialist on the Space Shuttle Columbia.

RSVP at www.hernandochamber.com or for more information contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce @ 352-796-0697.

Chamber After Hours Mixer is Aug. 10

Join the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce for a special evening of networking at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. This is an opportunity for chamber members to meet other members, build business and community relations while promoting your business or organization. The AUGUST After Hours Mixer is sponsored by STRIKE CITY, located at 3544 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. There is no cost to attend, but an RSVP is highly encouraged at www.hernandochamber.com

Young Professionals will meet Aug. 11

The Young Professionals Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 11 at the Chamber office located at 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville. For more information, please contact one of the Committee Co-Chairs: Lindsey Hack, Spherion Staffing - (352) 796-6000; Phil Undestad , Killingsworth Insurance - (352) 796-1451; Eric Vanderham, Grow Financial Credit Union - (800) 839-6328, ext. 400 Or visit, www.hernandochamber.com

Technology Committee Meeting set for Aug. 11

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Committee will meet at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 11 at the Chamber of Commerce offices located at 15588 Aviation Loop Dr, Brooksville. For more information, contact Rocco Maglio, Committee Chair (321) 987-0168, or visit www.hernandochamber.com

Diplomat Committee to meet Aug. 17

The Diplomat Committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 17 at the Chamber of Commerce offices located at 15588 Aviation Loop Dr, Brooksville, FL 34604. To learn more about becoming a Diplomat, please contact Jean Harberts, Membership Representative, at (352) 796-0697 or visit www.hernandochamber.com

SCORE: Applying for NonProfit Grants

A SCORE small business interactive seminar on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 6:50 PM at Spring Hill Branch Library, 9220 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, FL 34608 will explore the truths, the how’s, and the why’s of grant writing. The participants will gain information on the key steps in the process of grant writing, matching their needs invariably as not-for-profits with the goals of grantors. Contact Barbara Sweinberg, Pasco-Hernando SCORE Chapter 439 barbara.sweinberg@scorevolunteer.org . Call 727-842-4638 Learn from the experts with SCORE’s small business training workshops. instructor-led training offered in a SCORE office or online.

2017 Lunch and Learn Series

The Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Lunch and Learn Series. Get the simple tools you need to improve your lead generation and close more sales!! Catapult your business to a new level with clear and specific definitions to identify your target market.

The Greater Hernando Chamber of Commerce welcomes Guest Speaker: Lorraine Lane, Lane Business Consulting, on Friday, August 18th, 11:30am – 1:00pm, at the Chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville. Topic: Customer Service – Your Competitive Edge
Call for more information at 352-796-0697, or register online at www.hernandochamber.com.

Chamber Membership Meeting is Aug. 23

Sponsored by the United Way of Hernando County, the Chamber’s Monthly Membership Meeting will be held at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville. This is an opportunity to network with local businesses The guest speaker will be Holly Bullard, Director of Financial Stability Initiatives, United Way Suncoast. Topic: “The ALICE Story” Cost to attend the Membership Meeting is $15 for members / $20 nonmembers at the door. Pre-registration is recommended.

For more information contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce at 352-796-0697 or register online www.hernandochamber.com.