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Pasco Business digest for Dec. 9

Briefly

MINIATURE GOLF OPENS: A new 18-hole, lighted miniature golf course opened recently at Plantation Palms Golf Club in the Plantation Plams development in Land O'Lakes. It is the first neighborhood miniature golf course to open at a regulation-size golf club. Membership is not required. The cost to play is $7.49 for adults and $5.99 for kids ages 3 to 10. The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information, call (813) 996-4653 or visit plantationsplams.net/.

Who's news

MEDICAL CENTER OF TRINITY APPOINTMENTS: The Medical Center of Trinity has announced four new appointments, including Dr. Mahesh Bhambore as chairman of the department of medicine and Dr. Jigneshkumar Patel as vice chairman. Dr. Keith Chisholm was appointed chairman of the department of surgery, and Dr. Stephen Hanff was appointed vice chairman. The four doctors will be installed at the medical staff's annual meeting in January.

Events

TRADE A TOY FOR AN OIL CHANGE: The three Pasco County locations of Ice Cold Air Discount Auto Repair —6609 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills; 11930 U.S. 19, Port Richey, and 3508 U.S. 19, New Port Richey — will offer free oil changes and tire rotations (or $20 off any auto repair service) to any customer who brings in a new, unwrapped toy for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign through Dec. 10. The toys must be in the original packaging and unwrapped. For information, visit icecoldair.com.

POLAREX SANTA IS OPEN: Children are invited to visit with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves at no charge from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from now until Christmas at Polarex Santa, 8601 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. Parents are welcome to take their own photos or purchase a 5-by-7 print for $12 (two for $20). For information, call (727) 494-6024.

LULAROE EXTRAVAGANZA: More than 30 LuLaRoe consultants, along with other local businesses, will participate in the LuLaRoe Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Trinity Meeting Center, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., New Port Richey. The event is free, outdoors and open to the public. A food truck will be available. For information, call (727) 375-9700.

COMMON GROUNDS STARTUP SERIES: The SMARTstart Pasco Business Incubator will offer a free Common Grounds startup series from 9 to 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at SMARTstart Dade City, 37837 Meridian Ave., Suite 309, Dade City. Coffee and networking start at 8:30 a.m. The next date is Dec. 14. Each month, two individuals will present five-minute pitches and introduce their business ideas to the local entrepreneurial community. Each pitch will be followed by questions and answers. Applications for speakers will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be considered each month. For information, visit eventbrite.com/e/common-grounds-startup-presentations-tickets-28788940496.

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES TRAINING: The Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a training session, "Green Industry Best Management Practices," from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. The program is designed for landscape professionals who apply pesticides and fertilizers commercially. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. The cost is $30 and includes lunch. Participants need to bring a photo ID and a pre-paid ticket for admission. No refunds once tickets are purchased. To RSVP, visit ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml. For information, call (352) 518-0156.

CHAMBER CHRISTMAS MIXER: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its Christmas Mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 15 at CenterState Bank, the event sponsor, at 6930 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills.

COLDWELL BANKER OPENS LUTZ OFFICE: Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential will have a grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at its newest office, 24620 State Road 54, Lutz. To RSVP, call (727) 495-2424.

MARKETING MANIA: American House Zephyrhills and Senior Helpers are joining together to offer an East and Central Pasco Marketing Mania at 10 a.m. Dec. 15 at Tuttle's Christmas Wonderland, 2308 Camp Indianhead Road, Land O'Lakes. RSVP by Dec. 13. For information or to RSVP, call (813) 400-2263.

GULF VIEW SQUARE OFFERS HOLIDAY EVENTS: Gulf View Square mall has announced plans for several holiday events:

• Kids can have their photos taken with Santa in center court until Dec. 24. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10, 12-17 and 19-23; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 11; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 18, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

• Pet photos with Santa, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11.

For information and costs, call (727) 848-3600 or visit shopgulfviewsquare.com.

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 jhamilton@tampabay.com 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.

Networking and mixers

• Trinity Positive Business Network: 8:30 a.m. Mondays at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, New Port Richey. Call Tony Nalli at (727) 858-7907.

• Women's Connection of New Port Richey: 11:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month (September through May) at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cost is $15 and includes lunch and a speaker. To RSVP, call Linda at (727) 856-4042 or Anita at (727) 863-2126.

• BNI Outlook to Success: 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call (727) 815-7744.

• East Pasco Networking Group: 7:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Fresh Country Cafe, 5518 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. Call Nils Lenz at (813) 782-9491.

• Suncoast Women in Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Beef'O'Brady's, 5546 Main St., New Port Richey. Suncoast WIN is a group of professional businesswomen. Membership is $10 per year. Call Myrtle at (727) 934-9993.

• West Pasco Business Association: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 2150 Seven Springs Blvd., Trinity. The group is made up of professionals who promote each other's businesses. Visit westpascobusinessassociation.com.

• Trinity Business Association: 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Fox Hollow Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Guests welcome. Cost is $12. Call Ginny Pierce at (727) 433-4073.

• BNI Platinum: 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway, Lutz. Call Bob Nixon at (813) 263-5632.

• Pasco Business Connections: 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Broken Yolk, 3350 Grand Blvd., Holiday. Email noworries@tampabay.rr.com.

• Wednesday Morning Networking Group: 7:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Hungry Harry's Family Bar-B-Que, 3116 Land O'Lakes Blvd. A short networking presentation will be followed by a chance for all attendees to do a 30-second commercial. The event sponsor is Proly, Laporte & Mulligan P.A. Cost is $7 and includes breakfast. Call the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce at (813) 909-2722.

• Keep It Local-Trinity Chapter: 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Havana Dreamers Cafe, 3104 Town Ave., Trinity. (813) 405-7815.

• Pasco Aging Network: 8 to 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month. Location changes each month. For information or to RSVP, visit pascoagingnetwork.org. PAN is a coalition of agencies and private providers of elder services in Pasco.

• Keep It Local-Wesley Chapel Chapter: 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Lexington Oaks Golf & Country Club, 26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 405-7815.

• Keep It Local-Christian Women's Network Chapter: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Direction Connection, 2632 U.S. 19, Holiday. (813) 405-7815.

• Free Networking International: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Cantina Laredo, 2000 Piazza Ave., Building 4, Suite 170, Wesley Chapel (at the Shops at Wiregrass). Attendees pay for their own lunch. Call Martine Duncan at (813) 929-6816.

• Keep It Local-New Port Richey Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Direction Connection, 2632 U.S. 19, Holiday. (813) 405-7815.

• Keep It Local-Odessa/Trinity Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., Trinity. (813) 405-7815.

• West Pasco Business Network: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Hibachi Buffet, 10421 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Call Joanne Grassi at (727) 856-9595.

• BNI Eagles: 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Clay Henderson at (727) 534-5191.

• BNI Referral Connection: 7:15 to 9 a.m. Thursdays at Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant, 22948 State Road 54, Lutz. Call Rob Hamilton at (813) 431-5887.

• Christian Business Connections of Central Pasco: 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. Thursdays at Quail Hollow Golf Club, 6225 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel. Cost of $9 per meeting, includes breakfast and beverages. Annual membership dues are $100. Call Rene Van Hout at (813) 300-7511.

• Trinity/West Pasco Chapter of NPI: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays at IHOP, 10740 State Road 54, New Port Richey. Call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

• Networking For Your Success: 8 a.m. Thursdays at Lexington Oaks Country Club, 2615 Lexington Oaks Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Cost is $5 and includes a continental breakfast. Annual membership is $79. Call Matt at (813) 782-1777.

• Women-n-Charge: 11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of each month, Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Dr., Tampa. Cost is $15 for members in advance, $18 for guests and at the door. Call Judy at (813) 600-9848.

Pasco Business digest for Dec. 9 12/05/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 4:51pm]
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