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OPEN LATE: Kangaroo Express at 6618 Embassy Blvd., Port Richey, is now open 24 hours, 7 days a week, offering hot and cold beverages, snacks, fresh foods and fuel around the clock. For information, call (727)845-4542.

NEW ALLSTATE OFFICE OPENS: Allstate Insurance Company recently announced the opening of a new office at 2154 Duck Slough Blvd., Suite 100, Trinity.

The office is owned and operated by Al Derenches. For information, call (727) 266-6905.

WIN FINANCIAL SERVICES: Independent Financial Services in Land O'Lakes announces the 2014 Balancing Your Financial Future contest. One local person or family will win a complete financial plan, valued at $1,500, to help decide ways to meet your short- and long-term financial goals. There are no financial qualifications for the contest. The contest is open to Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk county residents. Entrants must write a statement of 300 words or less about why they should win, and "Like" the Independent Financial Services Facebook page. Those working with a financial planner cannot enter. The contest form is available at independentfinancialservices.net. The deadline to enter is Jan. 15. For information, call (813) 908-2701.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SCORE Chapter 439 is looking for volunteers to put their business skills to work helping local businesses. SCORE mentors donate their time and talent to small businesses. For details, visit score439.org and click on "Volunteer."

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SMALL-BUSINESS CONSULTATIONS: Free consultations for small businesses and entrepreneurs are available by appointment from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce conference room, 38550 Fifth Ave. For information or to schedule an appointment, call toll-free 1-888-929-2221.

Events

HOLIDAY CLOSURES: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will close at noon Tuesday. The office will be closed on Wednesday. The Central Pasco, Dade City, Wesley Chapel and West Pasco chambers of commerce will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

PIGZ IN Z'HILLS BBQ & BLUES: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce's fourth annual Pigz in Z'Hills BBQ & Blues Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, 39450 South Ave., Zephyrhills. The event will include a barbecue, blues music, kids' zone, car/motorcycle show, business expo and aviation displays/WWII Museum. Headliner blues bands include Ellie Lee & Blues Fury, the Charlie Morris Band, and the Selwyn Birchwood Band.

Guests are invited to bring a lawn chair. No pets allowed. For information, visit zephyrhillschamber.org or call (813) 782-1913.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free seminars. To register and for additional information, visit score439.org and click on the Local Workshops tab, or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

• "How to really start your own business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2014, Centennial Park Branch Library, 5730 Moog Road, Holiday.

• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, 2014, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "How to really start your own business," 5 to 6:45 p.m. Jan. 14, 2014, Lykes Memorial Library, main branch, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

• "Creating a business plan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

• "How to use the Internet in your business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, 2014, Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• "How to really start your own business," 4 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22, 2014, Pasco-Hernando Community College, 10230 Ridge Road, Room 151, New Port Richey.

If you have business announcements you would like to share, mail the details to Jean Hayes, 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.

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