Welcome, and thank you for visiting Hernando Connects, your resource for all things Hernando.
Learn about Hernando Connects here. This is a place where you can explore and discover all things Hernando, such as community events and happenings, community and business spotlights, featured articles, information about real estate, market trends, and a place where you can find some of the best service providers and businesses within Hernando County all in one place.
Meet the Team
Beyond our partners, our dedicated team works every day to help you stay in the know in Hernando. Meet our founder and Connections Manager…
“Hernando County has that certain warm charm that you can’t quite put into words. I am overjoyed to be able to work for the fine business men and women in this great County I now call Home.”
Jared Tanner moved from Rome, Georgia to Clearwater, Florida, where he began his career in Marketing and Advertising sales. Jared was a Senior Account Executive with Professional Media Group, where he specialized in NASCAR and Professional Bull Riding (PBR) publications. Jared became the fastest PMG Account Executive to reach over $100,000 in NASCAR advertising sales in company history.
Jared is currently the Connections Manager for the Hernando Connects program, a community organization and platform that enables local businesses to attract visitors, convert leads, and expand their brand. Since moving from Clearwater to Brooksville, Florida, Jared has become a fixture in the local community.
Promoting Positive Community through the American Dream of Homeownership
Marilyn Pearson-Adams has been a Broker/Owner of a multi-office firm in Hernando County for over 30 years. She is an avid Florida State Seminole fan with three grown children, one grandchild, and a retired husband who spends most of his waking hours on or near a golf course. Marilyn holds several National Association of REALTORS® designations and believes that being a Broker and REALTOR® is her life’s calling. She has served in almost every leadership position within her local REALTORS® Association, and continues to serve both locally, and at the state level for Florida REALTORS®.
Marilyn believes giving back is an essential piece in helping to create healthy sustainable communities. She is honored to serve as a Trustee on the Board of Trustees for Pasco-Hernando State College and the Board of Directors for the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. Marilyn loves spending time with her family, especially when they are together on Florida’s beautiful waters. Her favorite hobby is creating fun spaces through interior design and reading. Love of God, love of family, love of country is the fabric that helps form Marilyn’s positive attitude.
The businesses featured here have been hand selected by our team.
They are licensed (when required) and insured.
The businesses featured here also have one very big commonality; all are committed, as an integral part of their business model, to providing exceptional customer service. All believe Hernando County is a wonderful place to live, grow and work.
Hernando Connects was the brain child of Marilyn Pearson-Adams, President and Broker/Owner of CENTURY 21® Alliance Realty, and came to be in 2011 as a result of the economic downturn that had stagnated the growth and potential recovery of many businesses.
Understanding that everyone was working harder than ever to stay in business due to the downturn in the economy, the idea was born to engage likeminded business owners, focused on providing top notch service, to come together in a collaborative effort to collectively advertise in a venue that delivered relevant community information while networking and promoting each other’s businesses by creating an affordable high quality publication with deliverables to the community.
Not only would this publication feature important information as a service to the community, but maybe, just maybe, generate additional business for the partners as a welcomed byproduct of their collaborative efforts. Hence the birth of Hernando Connects (formally known as C21 Connections) became a reality with 11 founding partners.
Today, with over 30 partners, Hernando Connects is proud to report we are going strong and growing.
Our initial collaborative effort, until recently, was mainly our very own full color magazine distributed strategically bimonthly throughout Hernando County, known as C21 Connections. The magazine provided a community events calendar, in depth articles on all things Hernando, highlighted the community organizations throughout the county committed to making a difference every day in the lives of our citizens, provided pertinent information and featured articles on the partners, featured current real estate market trends and included information regarding available residential, commercial and rental properties. C21 Connections additionally had a website where the magazine could be viewed.
Understanding the evolution of the internet, mobile capabilities and the high usage of social media outlets as major spaces where society consumes and disseminates information, the natural progression for Hernando Connects is to take this information into all media spaces such as our Hernando Connects website you are currently visiting.
We are excited to begin reaching out to the community on these platforms.
It is our desire that you will find Hernando Connects a place you can trust, a place where you can acquire insight and access to useful community information such as events and happenings within Hernando County. Additionally, it is our hope you will use Hernando Connects as an online resource to engage the services of our partners. Should you find value in our site we would be honored to have you share our information with your family and friends and like us on Facebook
In addition to our web and social media presence, we will continue to produce our magazine twice a year in March and September with the same commitment of high quality content.
We want you to know that CENTURY 21® Alliance Realty highly recommends and trusts the connection partners affiliated with Hernando Connects. The partners are business owners and service providers living and working in Hernando County with a commitment to providing you with quality service that creates a great and lasting customer experience. As REALTORS® and ambassadors of our communities, and because real estate in general is one of the major historical drivers of the economy, it is important to understand that connecting people through services, and shopping Hernando whenever possible, helps create strong vibrant communities.
Hernando Connects was an idea that has become a reality for all the partners.
From its success has sprung an unexpected benefit of lasting friendships among all partners. Because of the hearts and caring nature of the whole, Hernando Connects has supported several nonprofit organizations through the years with the belief that giving back to one’s community that serves and supports you is not only our responsibility, it also allows helps people and our community reach their full potential. We are honored to pay it forward in appreciation for our many blessings. Every connections partner believes that when we work together in an effort to serve, Hernando County becomes a better place for all citizens.
About CENTURY 21®
CENTURY 21® Alliance Realty, Hernando County’s full service real estate service provider established in 1979 is so excited and proud to share with you our great news!
CENTURY 21® Brand has received, for three years in a row, all four of the J.D. Powers awards for highest overall satisfaction for First-Time Home Sellers, First-Time Home Buyers, Repeat Home Sellers and Repeat Home Buyers among national full service real estate firms. No other national full service real estate firm has taken all four awards, much less for three years in a row. We affectionately refer to this as our Three-Peat!!