Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

West Pasco Chamber honors Pasco Camera Exchange and Genesis School at banquet

SEVEN SPRINGS

Two businesses are honored by west Chamber

Pasco Camera Exchange and Genesis School were named the top two businesses of the year Thursday evening by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. The chamber announced the awards at its annual Business Development Week banquet. Pasco Camera Exchange, a nearly 14-year-old shop on Main Street in New Port Richey, is owned by Jim Smetzer. The company is involved with West Pasco Chamber of Commerce and the Greater New Port Richey Main Street organization. Smetzer also sponsors the West Pasco Shutterbugs Camera Club, which meets monthly and goes out on field trips. Genesis School, which started with four employees in 1977, now has a staff of 70. The school is involved with many community organizations, including the chamber and the New Port Richey Rotary, and students regularly raise money for the American Heart Association through "Jump Rope for Heart" and collect truckloads of food and toys for the children of Abba Farms, The Salvation Army and others.

Code official quits

With his job on the chopping block, county code enforcement chief Dick Ortiz resigns. Story, Page 4

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

West Pasco Chamber honors Pasco Camera Exchange and Genesis School at banquet 02/19/09 [Last modified: Thursday, February 19, 2009 9:26pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Timmy Claus is coming to town

    Blogs

    The circus is coming to town.

    Well, close enough.

    Timmy the Tebow is coming to Tampa Bay.

    It’s true. At least it could be. St. Timothy has been promoted by the New York Mets to high Class-A Port St. Lucie. If he stays promoted, Tebow should be in Tampa Bay for eight games beginning August 10 …

    Coming soon: Tim Tebow will hit Tampa Bay in August.
  2. Today: Scientology to film mock FBI raid on downtown building

    Special Topics

    CLEARWATER — The Church of Scientology will be filming a mock FBI raid on its downtown campus Monday at 3 p.m., according to the Clearwater Police Department.

    According to Clearwater Police, the Church of Scientology plans to hold a mock FBI raid at 3 p.m. Monday at this vacant building at 305 N Fort Harrison Ave. Police announced the raid in advance to alert the public. They said they did not know the reason for the event. [Google Earch image]
  3. Ranking Malik Zaire among 2017's top transfer quarterbacks

    Blogs

    The Florida Gators' Malik Zaire is among many transfers who could become starters at their new school. Here's how he stacks up in our rankings of top transfer quarterbacks:

  4. Video shows giant humpback whale breaching right off side of boat

    Environment

    A man filmed a whale breaching really close to his boat in a video that has gone viral.

    A giant whale breached right next to a boat in the waters off New Jersey last week. It was captured on video.
  5. Lightning re-sign Yanni Gourde to two-year, one-way deal

    Blogs

    Just three years ago, Yanni Gourde was fightning to stay in pro hockey.

    Yanni Gourde seized his moment with six goals in 20 games as a callup last season.