Monday, November 19, 2018
Business

Pasco Business Digest for Nov. 10

Briefly

BEXLEY EARNS AWARD: Bexley by Newland Communities in Land O’Lakes recently earned a 2017 Best in American Living Award from the National Association of Home Builders. The community was named best community in the category of Single Family Communities with 100 units or more. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by builders and design professionals in all sectors of the residential housing industry. Bexley and other winners will be honored during the annual International Builders Show in January.

Who’s news

PASCO EDC HIRES NEW MANAGER: The Pasco Economic Development Council has hired Tari Mitchell as its new SMARTstart program manager for west Pasco. Mitchell has been involved with the Pasco EDC through numerous committees and task forces over the past year. He has expertise in business development, new market expansion, credit underwritng and portfolio/project management. In his new role, Mitchell’s focus will be to develop a portfolio of early-stage entrepreneurs in Pasco County that understand how to develop their products and services in collaboration with customers. He will also take the lead on the SMARTstart Microloan program.

Events

MORNING COFFEE WITH SCORE: Pasco Hernando SCORE will host a discussion about cash flow from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the SMARTstart Dade City Entrepreneur Center, 37837 Meridian Ave., Dade City. The speaker will be Jim Hammond. Each month, Pasco Hernando SCORE hosts a casual gathering to discuss a different business topic. Coffee and doughnuts will be served. To RSVP, visit smartstartpasco.com/events/details/morning-coffee-with-score-taxes.

CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE TO MEET: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce’s Membership Committee will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at the chamber office, 38550 5th Ave., Zephyrhills.

For information or to RSVP, call Eleanor Cornelius at (813) 782-1913.

RIBBON-CUTTING AND GRAND OPENING: Access Health Care Physicians will have a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the practice of Dr. A.H. Zehra Quadri from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Quadri’s new location, 36542 State Road 52, Zephyrhills. The event will include refreshments at 10 a.m., a Silver Sneakers Zumba class at 11 a.m., a ribbon-cutting at noon, a question-and-answer period with Quadri at 1:30 p.m. and prize drawings at 3 p.m. For information, call (813) 812-9976.

SMARTSTART CENTER OPEN HOUSE: The SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center will host an official housewarming party from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 to celebrate its new location, 16506 Pointe Village Drive, Suite 101, Lutz. The event is free and will include tours, networking and light refreshments. To RSVP, visit SMARTstartPasco.com.

CHAMBER MIXER: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly Chamber Mixer at 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union, 36239 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. For information, call Roxxie at (813) 782-1913.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars:

• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Land O’Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’Lakes.

• Legal Structure for Small Businesses, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

To register and for information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the local workshops tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

If you have business announcements you would like to share, mail the details to Jean Hamilton, Business Digest, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. You may also email items to [email protected] or fax them to (352) 754-6133. Submitted items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned. Call (352) 848-1438.

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