MEDICAL OFFICE SIGNS LEASE AGREEMENT IN NPR: Carol L. Kinnard, a transaction specialist at Hold-Thyssen, a commercial real estate services firm with offices in Tampa, recently negotiated a long-term lease agreement for a build-to-suit medical office at Deer Park Center, 1540 Deer Park Drive in New Port Richey. Florida Hospital North Pinellas (Adventist Health Systems) and Innovative Healing Systems sought a presence in the Trinity market for wound care services, and Kinnard represented the tenants in negotiations with the landlord, TB Deal LLC, to build a 5,000-square-foot free-standing professional office building. Kinnard also brokered the sale of a quarter-acre parcel of undeveloped land at the southeast corner of State Road 54 and Swan Drive for $40,000. The Palm Harbor-based sellers, Lalit K and Anubha Gupta, sold the property to the Colonial Hills Civic Association, which will use it to enhance the entryway into the community.
5:01 FRIDAY: A laid-back meet-up with other business owners and community members will begin at 5:01 p.m. Feb. 26 at SMARTstart Dade City business incubator, 15000 Citrus County Drive, Suite 103, in the Dade City Business Center. For information, call (352) 437-4861.
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NETWORKING FESTIVAL: The Pasco Economic Development Council will host its 14th annual NetFest from 5 to 8 p.m. April 7 at Starkey Ranch, 12959 State Road 54, Odessa. The networking event, with a Western theme, is a chance to wear blue jeans, plaid shirts and cowboy hats for a casual night of food, drink, music and networking. Tickets are $35 for Pasco EDC investors and guests; $45 for others. Sponsorship levels include: Cowboy for $500, Trail Boss for $1,000 and Cattle Baron for $2,000. Sponsors can assemble a team to participate in the sponsors-only chili cook-off. For information, contact Suzanne at (813) 926-0829 or [email protected]
SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars.
• Using the Internet in Your Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.
• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.
• Customer service workshop, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Centennial Park Branch Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday.
• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.
To register and for information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the Local Workshops tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.
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