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Pittman family get seat on Pasco Economic Development Council


Pittman family SECURES seat on edc board

A member of a large land-owning family now has a seat on the Pasco County Economic Development Council board of directors. "It's an exciting time to be involved in Pasco," said Andrew V. "Drew" Pittman, who is representing the Pittman family on the board. "Pasco County is on the move and I am looking forward to helping contribute to the growth, development and creation of jobs here in the community I grew up in." The Pittman family history in Pasco County dates back to the days when citrus was king, and agriculture was the dominant industry, according to EDC. The Pittman family continues to hold real estate in east Pasco. Drew Pittman is the managing member and co-founder of ASAP Capital Partners LLC, a financial investment firm in Tampa. The Pasco EDC board of directors is responsible for governing the organization and providing leadership in the execution of its strategy. Membership is limited to those contributing a minimum of $10,000 to the public-private partnership. The United Way of Pasco County was the most recent group to join the board, which also includes executives from banks, hospitals, utilities, engineering firms and developers.


World Rotary leader to speak

Sakuji Tanaka, president of Rotary International, has accepted an invitation to be the guest speaker at a formal fundraiser sponsored by the Rotary Club of Port Richey. The event on Feb. 5 at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor will benefit the Rotary Foundation and Rotary's Camp Florida, a summer camp for special-needs children. The 38 Interact Rotary service clubs for high school students in Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando and Citrus counties will create "Paintings for Peace" to be auctioned at the event. One painting will be chosen to be presented to Tanaka, the former chairman of Daika Co. and former president of the National Household Papers Distribution Association of Japan. He also has been vice president of the chamber of commerce in his hometown, Yashio. He has been a member of the Yashio Rotary Club since its charter in 1975. The black tie event will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. Tickets are $65 a person for people who register by Friday. After that date, tickets are $80. To register, go to and click on "Go to register me." Reservations must be paid in advance. For assistance, contact Brenda at or (352) 249-7302. For sponsorship information, call district governor Jamie Mick at (727) 642-8041.


Hospice to host job fair Jan. 26

Gulfside Regional Hospice will host a job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 at its West Administrative Office, 6117 Trouble Creek Road. There will be on-site interviews for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants for positions in admissions, the field and Gulfside's Centers for Hospice Care. Positions include full-time, part-time and pool with various shifts to choose from in both east and west Pasco. All attending the fair will be entered for a chance to win one of three $50 gas cards. There will also be a "drive-thru" option where applicants can drop off resumes if they cannot attend the job fair. Job seekers can apply at Toll-free 1-800-561-4883.

Pittman family get seat on Pasco Economic Development Council 01/12/13 [Last modified: Saturday, January 12, 2013 1:42pm]
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