FOOD PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED: Florida Hospital Center Ice recently entered into an agreement with US Foods to be the preferred food partner at its new facility in Wesley Chapel. When opened later this month, Florida Hospital Center Ice will be the largest ice sports facility in the southeastern United States. "US Foods is a well-known brand and we are pleased to have them as a food partner for our great, new facility," said Gordie Zimmermann, the center's managing partner.
TOP REALTORS: Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential, 6330 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, has announced its top Realtors for December. Sean Riordan received the awards for Top Listing Agent by Units and Volume. Eric Jenkins was honored with the Top Selling Agent by Units award. Rebecca Duffy and Kristin Mizgorski received the Top Selling Agents by Volume award. Randal Jenkins received the Top Producing Agent by Units award, and Barbara Beck received the Top Producing Agent by Volume award.
HOSPITAL ELECTS BOARD CHAIRMAN: Dr. Rao Musunuru, a nationally recognized practicing cardiologist, has been elected to serve as chairman of the board of trustees at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson. Musunuru was instrumental in establishing the hospital's nationally acclaimed Heart Institute. He has held several prominent leadership roles at the hospital since 1981, including board member from 1990 to 2004 and from 2013 to 2016. He has received three national awards from the American Heart Association, including National Physician of the Year in 2005.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS PROGRAM MANAGER HIRED: Joel Brown has joined the Southwest Florida Water Management District as a government affairs program manager, serving as a liaison for Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties. Brown will work closely with county governments, municipalities and community organizations. He will work from the district's Tampa Service Office. He can be reached at (813) 985-7481, ext. 2015, or [email protected]
LOCAL FOOD BLOGGER TO GIVE FREE TALK: Kristina Risola, a certified primal health coach, certified rehabilitation counselor and blogger, will give a free informational talk focusing on the paleo autoimmune protocol at 11 a.m. Jan. 21 at Wright's Nutrition, 6630 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Risola, who has been living with autoimmune disease her entire life, will debunk common nutrition myths, explain how to use food for healing, and focus on bringing awareness back to the body. To RSVP, call (727) 848-5140.
ECONOMIC FORECAST LUNCHEON: Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo, will give a presentation on the regional economy, along with his analysis and forecast for the year, on Feb. 3 at Florida Hospital Center Ice, 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Hosted by the Pasco Economic Development Council, networking and registration begin at 11 a.m. A buffet lunch and the presentation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $30 if registered by Jan. 22, or $35 from Jan. 23 to 29. To RSVP, visit pascoedc.com/event/57/2017-Economic-Forecast-Luncheon.
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