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.
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.
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.
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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 [email protected]
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.
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