Business Briefs Jan. 9 - 12, 2017

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Business Briefs Jan. 9 - 12, 2017

January 06, 2017 - 20:11

compiled by Sue Quigley

Hernando County Utilities Water Awareness

Hernando County residents are invited to attend “Save Water! Save Money!” on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 10am – 12 noon at the new Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613.
Learn water conservation tips for your home from Josh Madden, Environmental Scientist, Southwest Florida Water Management District. Also, Ivana Kajtezovic of Tampa Bay Water will present how the Tampa Bay area supplies water to their residents. Call 352-754-4705 to register for the free class, or register on-line at http://hernandowas2017.eventbrite.com.

Hernando Weight loss challenge begins January

The Great Hernando Weight Loss Challenge will take place from Jan. 14 until March 25. The goal of the community initiative is for 1,000 residents and visitors, working in teams of 10, to each lose 10 pounds in 10 weeks, for a collective community weight loss of 10,000 pounds. The kickoff event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center at 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville, a different location than previously announced. A $500 award will be given to the participant who loses the most weight. Awards will also be given to the team that loses the most weight and to the team with the most creative name. The Awards Celebration Party will take place at the Anderson Snow Park Pavilion on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The cost to participate is $10 per person. For more information, call Rich Linkul at (352) 597-6383 (Richard.Linkul@hcahealthcare.com) or Ann-Gayl Ellis at (352) 540-6817 (Ann-Gayl.Ellis@flhealth.gov. )

Hernando County Utilities Water Awareness

Hernando County residents are invited to attend “Save Water! Save Money!” on Friday, January 20, 2017, at 10am – 12 noon at the new Hernando County Utilities Administration Building, 15365 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613.
Learn water conservation tips for your home from Josh Madden, Environmental Scientist, Southwest Florida Water Management District. Also, Ivana Kajtezovic of Tampa Bay Water will present how the Tampa Bay area supplies water to their residents. Call 352-754-4705 to register for the free class, or register on-line at http://hernandowas2017.eventbrite.com.
PHSC offers new

ED2GO online courses

Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) in partnership with Ed2Go is offering new instructor-led individual and bundled series online courses geared specifically for lifelong learning students. The bundled courses are comprehensive programs that combine similar classes at a reduced price. Students receive expert instruction and the opportunity to interact with fellow participants in an online classroom format. The six-week lifelong learning courses begin Dec.14, 2016 To view a complete list of all PHSC Ed2Go courses or to register for these and many more noncredit, online courses, visit www.ed2go.com/phsc. For more information, call 727-816-3123 or email stroutk@phsc.edu.

Downtown Brooksville NOW Meeting is Jan. 11

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Downtown Brooksville NOW will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 8:00 am. The group meets to discuss growth in the downtown Brooksville area, as well as connect and build business relationship throughout the community. The meeting will be held at the Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville. Register online at www.hernandochamber.com. Breakfast available for purchase. Contact Duane Chichester at (352) 540-3858.

Chamber of Commerce Diplomat Committee

The Diplomat Committee will be meeting Thursday, Jan. 12, at 4:00pm 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

Chamber Welcome Committee Meeting

Chamber of Commerce’s Welcome Committee will meet on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 3pm. The 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. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce offices located at 15588 Aviation Loop Dr, Brooksville, FL 34604.
Contact Jean Harberts, Membership Representative, at (352) 796-0697 or visit www.hernandochamber.com.

Young Professionals Committee Meeting

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Committee is looking for business professionals that are movers and shakers. People that are looking to help members connect to programs and people that will help them achieve their professional goals. The Young Professionals Committee will meet on Friday, Jan. 13 at 1:30pm. The meeting will be held at Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce office, 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. 4001 or visit, www.hernandochamber.com

Chamber January Membership Meeting

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is having the JANUARY Monthly Membership Meeting at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Brooksville on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at 7:15 am. Network with local businesses and meet your next customer. Sponsor for this event is Big Brothers Big Sisters. Guest Speaker will be U.S. Congressman Richard Nugent. Cost to attend the Membership Meeting is $15 for members / $20 nonmembers at the door. Pre-registration is strongly suggested. Contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce at 352-796-0697 or register online www.hernandochamber.com.

Book Drive to benefit People Helping People

UUCIP Is conducting a Book Drive to support People Helping People from Jan. 1 through March 31, 2017. The Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines in Weeki Wachee is asking for your unwanted books to help People Helping People (PHP) better serve the under-employed and homeless of Hernando County. The PHP constituents who are taking PHP job-training classes would appreciate practical and reference books such as how to compose a business letter, various computer skills for dummies (Word, spreadsheets, PageMaker, PowerPoint, Excel, etc), cookbooks, and textbooks at any level in math and English. All donations are tax-deductible. If you have such books lying around (or you find something similar on your travels), please set them aside for this project which runs from January 1 through March 31. For more information or to schedule a pick-up call 352-600-9555.

Chamber Technology Committee Meeting

Technology drives industry in today’s business markets. If you have a passion for technology, and want to foster growth in the technology industry in Hernando County, then join the Technology Committee. The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Committee will meet on Friday, Jan. 13, at 9am. The meeting will be held at the Chamber of Commerce offices located at 15588 Aviation Loop Dr, Brooksville, FL 34604; If you would like more information about the Technology Committee, please contact Rocco Maglio, Committee Chair (352) 614-8917, or visit www.hernandochamber.com

Business To Business Networking Meetings

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 7:00am to 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 for nonmembers, members are free. Register online at www.hernandochamber.com or contact the chamber at (352) 796-0697 for more information.

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