Business Briefs

compiled by Sue Quigley

Chamber Connect
Power Lunch May 5

Join the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce at the May "Chamber Connections Power Lunch" as we discover new networking connections and embrace our current relationships.
This power lunch is open to the ENTIRE business community. Bring your business cards and brochures for this fast paced luncheon and expand your reach!
Mark your calendars for Friday, May 5 at 12:00 pm @ Wrap’s Mexican Grille, 1135 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. The lunch is sponsored by: Grow Financial Federal Credit Union.
Cost to attend is $15 prepay online / $20 at the door. No Jeans please. For more information contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce at 352-796-0697 or register online www.hernandochamber.com.

Chamber Ribbon
Cuttings May

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will have the following Ribbon Cuttings this month:
• Thursday, May 4 at 12:00pm - Bayfront Health Medical Group - General Surgery, 17222 Hospital Blvd., Suite 326. Brooksville. Contact Jennifer Siem (352) 797-4645

• Thursday, May 18 at 4:00pm - Complete Technology Solutions, 8328 Balm Street, Weeki Wachee. Contact Tina Ryman at (352) 540-5199

Chamber After Hours Mixer is

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!!
The 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 MAY After Hours Mixer is sponsored by Blue Pelican Marina, located at 5000 Calienta Street, Hernando Beach. Mark your calendar for this special date and event! Thursday, May 11, at 5:30
pm. There is no cost to attend, but RSVP’s are highly encouraged. Visit www.hernandochamber.com to RSVP.
For more information contact the Chamber at (352) 796-0697.

Co-Starters
Program is Here

Co Starters Workshop will begin Tuesday, May 2, from 6:00-9:00pm, and continue every Tuesday through July 11th.
Look at your business model in a way traditional businesses do not understand. This is more than a curriculum. This is a community that will support you throughout your journey in starting or expanding your business. Let’s do this together!!
The workshops will take place at the Chamber office located at 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville. Facilitated by Kurt Glacy, President of LEVR Consulting, and Jennifer Koenen, CEO of EBS and special guest speakers. Cost is $295 for all 10 weeks. Accepting applications now at www.hernandochamber.com. For more information contact the Chamber at (352) 796-0697.

Advancing your Mission Board Governance

The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce invites all nonprofit organizations to attend a no cost workshop on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 8:00-10:00am, at the Chamber office located at 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville.
Advancing Your Mission Board Governance will discuss recruitment, practices in policy and governance, roles & responsibilities, and more.
Guest Panelists:
Sheriff Al Nienhuis, Hernando County Sheriff’s Office
Angela Bonfardino, United Way of Hernando County
Mark Berry, the ARC Nature Coast
Morris Porton, Experienced Board Member
Register at www.hernandochamber.com or contact the Chamber at (352) 796-0697.

Advocacy Committee Region 1 Meeting
is May 16

Learn how the Chamber’s Advocacy Committee is structured to serve the businesses of Hernando County. How can our committee better serve you? What can we do to help your business prosper? Guest Speaker: Ron Pianta, AICP Director of Planning and Zoning & Assistant County Administrator Join us Tuesday, May 16 at IHOP, 3360 Commercial Way, Spring Hill, 7:30am.
RSVP at www.hernandochamber.com or for more information contact the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce @ 352-796-0697.

Toiletries Needed for Homeless People

The Unitarian Universalist Church in the Pines is collecting books for People Helping People and toiletries for homeless people.
The PHP book drive is to teach homeless people marketable skills so they can find—and keep—employment. ‘How to’ and text books on subjects such as cooking, culinary sciences, computer/office skills, sales, and gardening/landscaping are especially appreciated Homeless people need the same toiletry items as other people: tooth brushes, razors, combs, soap, lotions, shave creams etc.
Call 352-600-9555 for information or to schedule your donation

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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