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Business notebook: Translation service opens in Wesley Chapel


Translations Wave, a translation service, has opened in Wesley Chapel. The home-based business offers a full range of translations in all business fields and backgrounds, from technical descriptions, sales brochures and PowerPoint presentations, to instruction manuals and more.

According to Monica Castro, project manager, the business also offers the conversion of your text into alternative formats, such as large print and Braille (English, Spanish, French, German and Italian) to help people with visual impairments and learning difficulties.

For information, visit or contact Castro at (813) 333-2120.

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Replay Sporting Goods has opened at 8738 U.S. 19, Port Richey, offering gently used sports and fitness equipment as well as consignment opportunities for sporting goods.

The business is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For information, call (727) 842-2255.

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The Walmart at 12650 U.S. 301, Dade City, recently celebrated its grand re-opening following a two-month remodeling project.

Store renovations were unveiled Friday, showcasing the company's next generation of store design. Among the updates are a new layout, wider aisles, low-profile shelving, bright interior paint scheme, enhanced lighting and easy-to-read signage.

The remodel also brings Walmart customers an expanded electronics department with more interactive displays for video gaming and portable electronics.

A new department called Celebration Station has been added and features party supplies, greeting cards, balloons and helium tanks, cake supplies and gift wrap.

For information, contact Craig Edwards, store manager, at (352) 567-1551.

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Leadership Pasco, a development program that explores critical issues through a series of seminars and hands-on activities, is now taking applications for the Class of 2011.

The program is open to people interested in community involvement and perpetuating the prosperity of Pasco County.

The program includes topics such as leadership skills, the history of Pasco County, education, health care/social services, law enforcement/criminal justice, economic and business development, government and infrastructure.

For an application or more information, call Leadership Pasco toll-free at 1-866-783-1122 or (727) 844-5247.

Who's news

Dr. Michael A. Pikos, board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and founder of Coastal Jaw Surgery and the Pikos Implant Institute, lectured recently on dental implants and bone grafting at the Osteogenics Global Bone Grafting Symposium in Scottsdale, Ariz.

In the field of oral implantology and implant dentistry, Pikos is a clinician and educator. His offices are at 2711 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor; 8845 Hawbuck St., Trinity, and 4372 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

For information, call (727) 786-1631, (727) 375-0469 or (352) 596-6804.


The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have the following ribbon-cuttings during the coming week:

Trinity Title and Craig and Toni Weidman with Century 21 Palm Realty, 8501 Old County Road 54, New Port Richey, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The Stadium, 2349 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Trident Pain Management, 4549 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

For information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its After 5 Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey. Hors d'oeuvres and libations will be served.

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Service Corps of Retired Executives Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439 will present a free small-business seminar, "How to Manage and Grow your Business," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

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

Instructor George Motran, SCORE counselor and retired accountant, will address how to deal with the continual changes in the business climate.

For information or to reserve a seat, call the library at (727) 861-3040 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.

For information, call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

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Service Corps of Retired Executives Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439 will present a free small business seminar, "Advanced Use of QuickBooks," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hugh Embry Library, 14215 4th St., Dade City.

Mike Kouremetis, a SCORE counselor, will present the seminar, highlighting how to configure QuickBooks to provide information. He will cover entering bills payable, printing checks, keeping payroll records, estimate invoicing and using the class breakdown.

No registration is required. For information, call the library at (352) 567-3576 or the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

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The BNI Revenue Source, a referral-based networking group, will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at 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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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce will host a monthly business mixer for the newly formed Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on the second Wednesday of each month, beginning Wednesday.

The kick-off mixer will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Hernando County Chamber of Commerce office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, Brooksville. There will be a $5 contribution collected at the time of the meeting for non-members, and a $3 contribution for members of either Chamber of Commerce.

For information, contact Scarlet Torres at (347) 671-2575 or

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

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 19 at the Stadium, 2349 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey.

The cost is $10 per person, including tax and gratuity. Menu selections include: cheeseburger, fish sandwich (fried or broiled cod), chicken sandwich (fried or grilled) or 10 wings, all served with fries or coleslaw; or a chef or Greek salad.

RSVP to the chamber at (727) 842-7651 by Friday.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its quarterly chamber dinner at 5:30 p.m. April 20 at Seven Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey.

Cash bar from 5:30 to 6 p.m., dinner from 6 to 7 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. RSVP to the chamber at (727) 842-7651 by Thursday.

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The 2010 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes will be April 17 through May 2.

The event includes communities in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

For information, call (813) 873-1000 or visit

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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