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Pasco Business digest for June 10

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MEDEXPRESS OPENS CENTER IN HUDSON: MedExpress has opened its newest neighborhood medical center at 8849 State Road 52, Hudson, offering a broad scope of urgent care, employer health, and basic wellness and prevention services. The center opened for patients June 8, and as a welcoming gift to the community, will offer free sports, camp and school physicals for patients 5 years old and up until June 22. The medical team is on site from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, with no appointments needed. For information, call (727) 863-7150.

Who's news

DENTIST TEACHES BOTOX: Dr. David Kimmel of the Florida Center for Laser Dentistry taught an advanced-level course on Botox and facial fillers in Boston on May 13. Attending were six doctors who brought along patients who were used to demonstrate specific techniques that addressed the patient concerns. Kimmel has been teaching and traveling with the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics for six years. His office is at 12124 Cobble Stone Drive, Bayonet Point.

Events

CYBERSECURITY DISCUSSION: Small business owners and administrators are invited to a free breakfast panel discussion on "Protecting Your Organization from Cyber Breaches," from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Teco Hall at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. The panel will be moderated by Krista Covey, director of the SMARTstart Business Incubator in Dade City. To RSVP, visit saintleo.edu/cyber.

LINKEDIN WORKSHOP: The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a workshop, "Linked­In — Unlocking the Full Potential," from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Achieva Credit Union, 2115 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. The workshop is designed for professionals who want to unlock and leverage the hidden power of LinkedIn to improve their professional networking. The cost is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. For information or to RSVP, call (813) 909-2722.

CHAMBER AWARDS: The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will host its 41st annual Installation and Awards Banquet on June 24 at Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway, Lutz. A reception with cash bar begins at 6 p.m., with dinner and program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. To RSVP, call (813) 909-2722 no later than Wednesday. Tickets are $60 at the door. Sponsorships are available.

5:01 FRIDAY: A laid-back meet-up with other business owners and community members will be at 5:01 p.m. June 24 at the SMARTstart Dade City business incubator, 15000 Citrus County Drive, Suite 103. For information or to RSVP, call (352) 437-4861.

SECOND CAREER WORKSHOP: Retirees interested in starting their own business are welcome to attend "2nd Career: What Will You Do?" from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 24 at Rasmussen College, 8661 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey. Seminars to be presented include "Your Personal Skills Assessment" and "Understanding the Choices for Your Next Chapter." The event, presented by Pasco Hernando SCORE, is free, but registration is required. To RSVP, visit pascohernando.score.org.

Save the date

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.

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 suzanne@pascoedc.com.

Building skills

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

• How to Really Start Your Own Business, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

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.

• Women's Connection of New Port Richey: 11:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month (September through May) at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cost is $15 and includes lunch and a speaker. To RSVP, call Linda at (727) 856-4042 or Anita at (727) 863-2126.

• BNI Outlook to Success: 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call (727) 815-7744.

• 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.

• Suncoast Women in Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Royal Super Buffet, 9550 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Suncoast WIN is a group of professional businesswomen. Membership is $10 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 to 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 to 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 to 9:15 a.m. Thursdays at Quail Hollow Golf Club, 6225 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel. Cost of $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 Dr., 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 June 10 06/07/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 6:45pm]
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