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Business notes: Connerton sweeps Parade of Homes awards

Connerton sweeps Parade of Homes

Connerton won all six awards in the "Neighborhoods on Parade" category at the 2008 Pasco Building Association Parade of Homes Awards Banquet on Thursday. Connerton also swept the category at the last two years' awards ceremonies.

Along with being named overall Best Community of the Year, Connerton won awards for Best Neighborhood Entrance, Best Community Master Plan, Best Community Streetscape, Best Community Amenities and Best Environmental Sensitivity Program .

The award ceremony, hosted by the Pasco Building Association, recognized the best new homes and communities throughout Pasco County.

In addition to the "Neighborhoods on Parade" awards, Connerton won for best billboard and Connerton's director of marketing, Lorrie Glover, was named Best Marketing Manager.

Arthur Rutenberg Homes, a Connerton builder, was awarded Best Overall and Best Kitchen for its Calais model.

Ceramic studio cafe opens in Trinity

Paint UR Pieces has opened at 9945 Trinity Oaks Blvd., Suite 108, in Trinity, (727) 376-2111. It's a ceramic studio cafe where one can come and relax. Enjoy great coffee, latte and more. Paint a ceramic piece. Make a masterpiece. No experience necessary. The cafe is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. To book an event at the cafe, e-mail

painturpieces@verizon.net.

Prudential Real Estate sells Trinity building

Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the sale of an approximately 8,600-square-foot building at 2401-2409 Merchant Ave. in Trinity, according to Realtors Raj Ravi and Renee Dyer, who handled the transaction. VIP Karate plans to relocate there from its present location at Mitchell Ranch Plaza.

Tradewinds IV model open in WaterGrass

Arthur Rutenberg Homes has opened a customized design in WaterGrass, a master planned community in Wesley Chapel. Situated in the village of Summerdale, the four-bedroom, three-bath executive residence is at 32308 Summerdale Drive.

PHCC students win in marketing contest

Members of the Pasco-Hernando Community College chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi participated in the 43rd Annual State Career Development Conference Feb. 28 through March 2 in Orlando. Seven PHCC students competed in marketing simulated case studies, tests and prepared design presentations.

• Cacia Carleton of Brooksville won first place in design presentation.

• Susan Izquierdo of Land O'Lakes won first place in retail merchandising marketing and management, and placed in the top 10 in marketing management.

• Jessica Mormando of Spring Hill won first place in travel and tourism marketing and management.

• Bryan Clum of Hudson won third place in hospitality marketing and management and placed in the top 10 in human resource management.

• Adam Clum of Hudson placed in the top 10 in human resource management.

• Jasmina Vuksanovic of New Port Richey placed in the top 10 in travel and tourism marketing and management.

• Destinee Mormando of Spring Hill placed in the top 10 in restaurant and food service marketing and management.

These students qualified to compete at the Delta Epsilon Chi International Career Development Conference, which started Saturday and continues through Tuesday in Atlanta. Marcia Kielar, PHCC recruiter and promoter specialist, is the club's adviser. Delta Epsilon Chi is an international organization for college students preparing for careers in marketing and business.

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Business notes: Connerton sweeps Parade of Homes awards 04/13/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 14, 2008 12:37pm]

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