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Pasco Business digest for Feb. 26

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Briefly

NEW HOURS FOR ACADEMY: Bene's Career Academy, with locations in Brooksville, Spring Hill and New Port Richey, has announced new hours for its TheClinic@Bene's to provide services on more days with extended appointment availability. TheClinic@Bene's is a full-service salon and spa within the school where students provide services to the public under the supervision of licensed instructors. Service prices are significantly lower than the average salon or spa. TheClinic@Bene's goes by appointment only for skin, nails and massage services, while walk-ins are accepted for hair services. The academy also has announced a new business partnership program to increase community outreach and networking within the beauty and wellness industry, providing students with leads for employment upon graduation. The new hours for hair services are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment for other services, the new hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday for skin and nail services. Day and evening appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for massage services. Schools are at 698 S Broad St., Brooksville; 1486 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill, and at 7027 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. For information, call Jessica Peters at (352) 593-2259.

MARKETING CAMPAIGN TO BE UNVEILED: The Dade City Merchants Association recently unveiled its new marketing campaign, "Authentic Dade City. Good Vibes. Great Future." The two-minute video focuses on the lifestyle, business and entertainment potential of Dade City. The campaign has been split into a five-spot television public service announcement campaign, including shopping, working, playing, living and dining in Dade City. In addition, a brochure is being printed to accompany the campaign. The merchants association, led by Margaret Angell, teamed up with the Creative Stable and Diamond View Studios. For information, visit youtube/oO4afj-xwSI.

FRESH COAST PAINTERS OPENS: Fresh Coat Painters has opened a new franchise in Land O'Lakes. Locally owned and operated by Drew Strauch, the business which serves Land O'Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Trinity, Odessa and surrounding communities, offers residential and commercial painting services, including interior and exterior painting, wood staining and finishing, and other services for most protective coating applications. The business offers online scheduling and in-home color design consultations, as well as detailed quotes. For information, call (813) 280-0609 or visit FreshCoatLandOLakes.com.

Who's news

HOSPITAL EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: On Jan. 21, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point honored Gina Tannenbaum as its Employee of the Month for December. Tannenbaum is a registered nurse in the emergency department. As Employee of the Month, she receives a pin, a blanket ift, a reception with refreshments for her colleagues, and a front-row parking spot for one month, plus a $50 gift card.

Events

5:01 FRIDAY: A laid-back meet-up with other business owners and community members will be at 5:01 p.m. Friday 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.

FOCUSED SELLING SKILLS: SCORE will host a Focused Selling Skills seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at SMARTstart New Port Richey, 6345 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Instructor Mike Lewis will introduce a sales program for today's buyer-savvy world. To RSVP, visit pascoedc.com/pen/venue/smartstart-new-port-richey/.

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 Western-themed networking event 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.

• Focused on Selling, 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, SMARTstart New Port Richey, 6345 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.

• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 8, Hudson Branch Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• Internet Marketing, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 9, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

• Understanding a Franchise Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 10, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills.

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. 26 02/24/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:38pm]
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