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Prudential Tropical Realty recently unveiled its new mobile search technology service known as Curbside Info To You or CITY.

The program, available around the clock, utilizes mobile technology to send property details to a prospective buyer's cell phone before they leave the property. Since it accesses everything included in the Multiple Listing Service, CITY can provide information on any property, not just those listed by Prudential Tropical Realty, and send it to any mobile phone.

The system is powered by Voice Pad and can provide property information in Spanish as well as English.

For more information, call the local office, 3126 Little Road, Trinity, at (727) 847-4444.

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As part of its continued commitment to meeting the mental health needs of the Tampa Bay community, this summer BayCare Behavioral Health will open the Morton Plant North Bay Hospital Recovery Center at 21808 State Road 54 in Lutz.

The center is a 72-bed acute care, behavioral health facility to treat adults, children and adolescents. It will provide a full range of behavioral health services for adults, children and adolescents who require inpatient care.

For information, contact Alison Schuermann at (727) 461-8538.

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Pasco Regional Medical Center, 13100 Fort King Road, Dade City, has upgraded its nuclear medicine technology by acquiring the BrightView nuclear imaging system, also know as a gamma camera, from Philips Medical Systems. With the new system, Pasco Regional can perform non-invasive, highly advanced diagnostic tests that can lead to potentially life-saving treatment options or rule out serious medical conditions.

The nuclear imaging system allows clinicians to see how a part of the body is functioning at the metabolic level, providing more definitive screening and treatment staging for diseases like cancer. The system enables clinicians to perform a powerful type of nuclear imaging called Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography, or SPECT, that allows visualization of activity within structures deep inside the body.

Additionally, the BrightView system features the latest Philips detector technology that provides higher resolution for uniformly outstanding image quality.

For information, call PRMC at (352) 521-1100.

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Creative Contractors Inc. has been selected by Saint Leo University to build its new School of Business. Located in the town of St. Leo, the university is home to the largest school of business at a Catholic university in the United States.

The $9 million, 50,000-square-foot facility will be four stories tall and includes classrooms with state-of-the-art video teaching technology, seminar rooms, a broadcast facility, offices, conference rooms and a reception hall.

The project intends to achieve LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council as a high performing, sustainable building. The architect for the project is Lunz Prebor Fowler Architects of Lakeland.

For information, call Creative Contractors at (727) 461-5522.


The new Free Networking International networking group, will have its kickoff night from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Cantina Laredo restaurant, 2000 Piazza Ave, building 4, suite 170, Wesley Chapel (at the Shops at Wiregrass).

The cost is $5, which includes a signature Casa Rita drink, the nacho bar and a chance to win a door prize.

Regular meetings will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning July 7. The corporate sponsor is the Theater Doctor, and the host is Cantina Laredo. The group's director is Martine Duncan, co-owner of the Theater Doctor.

There is no fee to join this networking group. Call Martine Duncan at (813) 929-6816.

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The New Port Richey Professional Network group will have its weekly networking luncheon from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Lobster Cove at the Ramada Inn Bayside, 5015 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Members and guests can order from the menu.

This week's speaker is Joe Malinowski with Business Networking Life, who will discuss how folks can begin working toward the four-hour work week through automating and delegating.

The network has a broad membership of businesses representing event planning, public relations, communications and merchandising, among others. Call Rhonda Cantu at (727) 243-8765.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce's Hudson Networking Group will have its business card and brochure exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the IHOP restaurant, 12426 U.S. 19, Hudson.

The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors and will feature Derek Pontlitz, financial adviser. The cost is $10 per person.

For information or to RSVP, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651 by Monday.

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Service Corps of Retired Executives Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439 will present a free small business seminar, "Successfully Managing and Growing Your Business," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

The seminar is designed to provide small business owners and managers with insights into how to manage and grow their businesses.

Instructor George Motran, a SCORE counselor and retired accountant, will talk about how to deal with continual changes in the business climate. The event is sponsored by the New Port Richey Library.

For information or advanced reservations, call the library at (727) 853-1256 or the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

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The Pasco Hernando NPI Networking Group will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Boulevard Beef & Ale, 6236 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.

Call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce's Trinity Networking Group will have its business card and brochure exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Hollow Golf & Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity.

The event is sponsored by ABCO Graphics & Printing. The cost is $10 per person. For information or to RSVP, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651 by Tuesday.

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The BNI Revenue Source, a referral-based networking group, will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity.

Visitors welcome. The meeting cost, which includes breakfast, is $10. Call David Randall, president, at (727) 842-7744.

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Women Helping Women, a networking group for women, will have its monthly meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Fox Hollow Golf & Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity.

The cost for the luncheon is $11 per person. The group meets for lunch on the first Thursday of each month. There is no charge to join. For information or to RSVP, call Gigi D. Evans at (727) 945-9669.

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BNI Eagles will hold a networking event at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at in the Palm Room at Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd. (off Little Road, north of State Road 54). RSVP at (727) 967-1418.

If you have business announcements you would like to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. You may also e-mail items to or fax them to (727) 869-6233. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.

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