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Pasco Business digest for Feb. 19

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DAY SPA & SALON OPENS IN LUTZ: belle ame Day Spa & Salon had its grand opening Feb. 13 at 21758 State Road 54 in Lutz. The day spa features the use of organic and natural products in its spa and salon services.

The business offers services to both men and women, including massages, facials and skin care, body treatments, waxing services, hairstyling, plus manicures and pedicures. The spa is open seven days a week.

For information, call (813) 949-8400.

HOSPITAL RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently earned the CNOR (Certified Nurse, Operating Room) Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute.

The designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its eligible operating room nursing staff CNOR certified and that provide programs that reward and recognize certified nurses.

URGENT CARE PROVIDER MOVES TO NEW LOCATION: Wesley Chapel Centra Care, a hospital-affiliated urgent care provider, has moved to a new standalone facility at 1127 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. The original facility, which opened in 2012, was the first Centra Care location in the Tampa Bay area.

The new facility is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (813) 973-2889.

NIMLOK GULF COAST HAS MOVED: Nimlok Gulf Coast, under new ownership, has relocated from Largo to 3753 Morgons Castle Court, Land O'Lakes.

Nimlok, a division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Groups, recently announced that Brian Aikman, owner of Nimlok display solutions distributor Nimlok Cincinnati, has taken over ownership of Nimlok Gulf Coast. For information, call (813) 690-9023.

MOBILE PHYSICIAN SERVICES RECEIVES RECOGNITION: Mobile Physician Services, headquartered in New Port Richey, has been awarded recognition as a patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Mobile Physician Services is a multi-specialty house-call practice that provides medical care to homebound patients in 19 Florida counties. For information, call (855) 232-0644.

LOCAL SENIOR LIVING FACILITY HONORED: SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest online ratings and reviews site for senior care in North America, recently announced its third annual Best of 2016 awards, and American House Zephyrhills made the list.

American House Zephyrhills was honored with a Best of Senior Living award, based on the ratings of residents and their families. For information about the award, visit senioradvisor.com/zephyrhills-fl/assisted-living.

Who's news

TOP REALTORS: Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential, 6330 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, has announced its top Realtors for January.

Randal Jenkins received the award for Top Listing Agent by Units. Lynette Krull was honored with the Top Listing Agent by Volume award. Team Maceda, whose members include Joseph Maceda, Kristin Mizgorski and Rebecca Duffy, received the Top Selling Agents by Units and Volume awards. Sean Riordan received the awards for Top Producing Agent by Units and Volume.

Events

PRICING WORKSHOP: A "Pricing for Profit" workshop, presented by Jack Grise with SCORE, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at SMARTstart New Port Richey business incubator, 6345 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.

The workshop will focus on ways to determine the correct pricing structure for selling a product or service, and cover the basics of understanding the costs of doing business, gross profit, margin and markup. To RSVP, call Rebecca Gaddis at (352) 588-1356.

5:01 FRIDAY: A laid-back meet-up with other business owners and community members will be at 5:01 p.m. Feb. 26 at the SMARTstart Dade City business incubator, 15000 Citrus County Drive, Suite 103 in the Dade City Business Center. For information, call (352) 437-4861.

Save the date

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. Sponsorships 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 Suzanne@pascoedc.com.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free small business seminars.

• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

• How to Really Start Your Own Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 26, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

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.

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.

• BNI Outlook to Success: 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Timber Greens Country Club, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey. Cost is $8 and includes breakfast. Call (727) 847-3898.

• East Pasco Networking Group: 8 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.

• Business Development Council: 8:15 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Cracker Barrel, 5341 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. The networking group promotes individual business members. Call Crystal Menzie Olson at (727) 376-1030.

• Suncoast Women in Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 8928 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Suncoast WIN is a group of professional businesswomen. Membership is $5 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 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: 8-10 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: 7:15-9 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: 7:45-9:15 a.m. Thursdays at Quail Hollow Golf Club, 6225 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel. $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 (except June and July when date will be second Friday of the month), Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive, 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 Feb. 19 02/17/16 [Last modified: Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:15pm]
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