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Pasco business digest for July 8

Business digest

Briefly

CHIROPRACTIC AND FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE CLINIC OPENS: Intrinsic Wellness Clinic has opened at 2808 Windguard Circle, Suite 101, Wesley Chapel.

The clinic provides cancer testing and tests a patient's type of cancer to show which cancer drugs and natural substances can be used to achieve the best treatment outcomes. It aims to provide an individualized treatment plan for patients with chronic illnesses.

For information, call (813) 549-3551 or visit intrinsicwellnessclinic.com.

Who's news

HUDSON RESTAURANT MANAGER WINS AWARD: Andrew Chaya, a McDonald's general manager in Hudson, was recently recognized with the national Ray Kroc Award, an annual performance-based accolade that recognizes the top-performing McDonald's restaurant managers in the country.

Named after McDonald's founder Ray Kroc, the award was established in 1999 to honor hard-working managers in both corporate-owned and independent restaurants.

Only the top 1 percent of general managers in the nation receive the award, which comes with a cash prize, a trophy and a commemorative ring and pin. All winners receive an invitation to the McDonald's Worldwide Convention in Orlando.

Chaya started as a crew employee when he was 16 and has been with McDonald's for more than 11 years. He has been a general manager for more than five years. Chaya supports his community through McTeacher nights by hosting two local schools for fundraisers monthly. He also teaches Bible study at his church.

NEW WOMEN LAWYERS OF PASCO PRESIDENT: Dineen Pashoukos Wasylik, owner of DPW Legal, 2244 Green Hedges Way, Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, was recently elected 2016-17 president of the Women Lawyers of Pasco, the Pasco County chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. Wasylik is the only lawyer in Florida who is board certified as an expert in both intellectual property law and appellate practice. She was recently appointed to serve on the Florida Bar's intellectual property certification committee, and also serves on the executive council of the Florida Bar's Business Law Section.

Events

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTING: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting at Valentino's Fine Jewelers, 6951 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills, at noon Thursday.

ONLINE CERTIFIED PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN PROGRAM: The continuing workforce education department at Pasco-Hernando State College will offer a Manufacturing Skills Standards Council certified production technician training program. The 80-hour online course will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday and will run for 10 weeks.

The program includes courses in four manufacturing modules: safety awareness, production and processes, maintenance awareness and quality assurance. Certificates are awarded at the conclusion of each module. The CPT certification is awarded once all four module assessments are passed. The course fee is $699 per person; all instructional materials and certifications are included. To register or for information, call (727) 816-3123.

COTTAGE INDUSTRY EXPO: The University of Florida/IFAS Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas county extension offices will host the first Tampa Bay Cottage Industry Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 30 at Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel.

The expo will offer practical education sessions taught by farmers, cooperative extension office experts and industry representatives. The goal is to provide attendees with information they can apply to improve their small or beginning agriculture operations. Sessions will cover agriculture production, legal and regulatory considerations and marketing. Topics will include fruits and veggies, hydroponics and livestock.

The expo will also feature a trade show. Food trucks will be available. The cost is $30 per person. Pre-registration is required. To register online, visit pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml and click on July, then scroll down to the expo. For information, call (352) 518-0156.

Save the date

APPRECIATION BANQUET: The Pasco Economic Development Council will have its annual appreciation banquet on Sept. 8 at Saddlebrook Resort, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel.

The trade show will begin at 5 p.m.; the dinner and program will be at 7 p.m. Local business and community leaders will be recognized for their contributions to growing and strengthening the local economy. The event will include an awards ceremony, an industry showcase and a brief report on the county's economic development progress. For information or to RSVP, contact Suzanne at (813) 926-0827, ext. 226, or [email protected]

GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER: Wells Fargo Advisors of Trinity will host its third annual golf tournament to benefit Gulfside Hospice at 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at Cypress Run Golf Club, 2669 St. Andrews Blvd., Tarpon Springs, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Registration for the four-person scramble is $125 for individual golfers and $500 per foursome, which includes lunch and dinner. Hole-in-one, longest-drive and closest-to-the-pin prizes will be awarded. There will be beat the pro contests, as well as an auction.

To register online, visit firstgiving.com/GulfsideHospice/golf2016 or call Carla Armstrong toll-free 1-800-561-4883. Sponsorships are available, starting at $200.

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 [email protected] 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.

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