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.
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.
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/.
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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 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.
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.
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