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Pasco business digest for March 23

Briefly

Leadership Pasco, a development program that explores issues through a series of seminars and hands-on activities, is accepting applications for its Class of 2014.

The program is open to people interested in community involvement and supporting the prosperity of Pasco County. Topics include leadership skills, the history of Pasco County, education, health care and social services, law enforcement and criminal justice, economic and business development, government and infrastructure.

Applications are due by June 1 and may be submitted online at leadershippasco.com.

For an application, send an email request to Bob Memoli at bobmemoli@floridaluxury.com.

Events

Mid-Way Farm & Ranch Supply and Manna Pro will co-host the Chick Days of Spring at 10 a.m. today at 11520 U.S. 41, Land O'Lakes.

The event will include a seminar and question and answer period with Dennis Mudge, University of Florida multicounty science agent, on raising backyard poultry. Refreshments, giveaways and special offers will be available.

For information, call (813) 996-3317 or visit midwayfarmandranchsupply.com.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting for U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis at noon Monday at the chamber office, 5443 Main St., New Port Richey.

For information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.

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Florida Hospital Zephyrhills will have an open house and 100th MAKOplasty Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital's outpatient lobby, 7050 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills.

The hospital's Orthopaedic Institute introduced the innovative MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing option to the community two years ago. Learn about the procedure, meet physicians and staff. Refreshments will be served.

For information, call (813) 788-0411.

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Pasco-Hernando Community College and Testing Services will co-host Interview and Resume Skills workshops to help job seekers at the West Campus of PHCC, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.

• Interview Tips will be from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday in room M-101, or April 2 in room R-151.

• Resume Tips will be from 4 to 5 p.m. April 16 in room M-101.

The workshops are free and open to the public. For information, call Jacqueline Eden at (727) 816-3334.

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Hancock Bank at 2914 Little Road, Trinity, will host a free Community Celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

The event includes an appearance by Tampa Bay Rays mascot Raymond from noon to 1 p.m.; and a balloons and magic show from 1 to 2 p.m. Prizes, hot dogs, drinks and cake will be served.

For information, call (727) 375-5100.

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The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce has postponed its Business Leaders Roundtable, originally slated for Friday, to April 26. The event will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Microtel Inn & Suites, 7839 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills.

The speaker is Zephyrhills City Manager Jim Drumm. The event, sponsored by Jim Pittman of Edward Jones Investments and Microtel Inn & Suites, is free to chamber members. The Business Leaders Roundtable is an opportunity for small-business owners and leaders to discuss issues and trends affecting local businesses.

Lunch will be provided. RSVP to (813) 782-1913 or email news@zephyrhillschamber.org.

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The 28th annual Chasco Coronation Ball will begin at 6 p.m. April 5 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The event is hosted by the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind.

The ball, a black tie event and the kickoff to the Chasco Fiesta, is held to recognize local philanthropy and to crown a King Pithla and Queen Chasco, two community leaders who give their time and talents to the many nonprofit organizations in the community. Proceeds from the event benefit the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. Tickets are $100 per person. For information or to RSVP, contact Tina Shelton at (727) 439-0516 or tinashelton@tampabay.rr.com.

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The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its Chamber Connections "Join Us for Java" quarterly membership meeting from 9 to 10 a.m. April 10 at the chamber office, 38550 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills.

The event includes networking and speakers. For information, call (813) 782-1913.

If you have business announcements you would like to share, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. You may also email items to jhayes@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 opportunities

Trinity Positive Business Network: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road in the Regency Shopping Center, New Port Richey. Call Ashok Visuvasam at (813) 333-1622.

BNI Business by Referral: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Heritage Church, 1854 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz. Call Alyssa Kaplan toll-free at 1-888-202-4614, ext. 806.

BNI Outlook to Success: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Timber Greens Country Club, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey. The cost is $8 and includes breakfast. Call (727) 847-3898.

East Pasco Networking Group: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Village Inn, 5214 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Call Nils Lenz at (813) 782-9491.

Hudson Networking Group: West Pasco Chamber's business card and brochure exchange is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the IHOP restaurant, 12426 U.S. 19, Hudson. The event is sponsored by Pontlitz Asset Advisors. The cost is $10 per person. To RSVP, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651 by Monday.

West Pasco Chapter of NPI: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Boulevard Beef & Ale, 6236 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

West Pasco Business Association: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 2150 Seven Springs Blvd., Trinity. The association is made up of professionals who promote one another's businesses. Visit westpascobusinessassociation.com.

BNI Revenue Source: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heritage Springs, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. Call Alyssa Kaplan toll-free at 1-888-202-4614, ext. 806.

Free Networking International: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cantina Laredo restaurant, 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.

Trinity Networking Group: West Pasco Chamber will have a business card and brochure exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Hollow Golf & Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. Sponsored by ABCO Graphics & Printing. Cost is $11. To RSVP, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651 by Tuesday.

West Pasco Business Network: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant, 8825 State Road 52, Hudson. The network is made up of West Pasco businesspeople committed to helping each other grow and develop their business. Visit westpascobusiness.org or call Bill Pearce at (727) 277-2617.

BNI Eagles: 7:15 a.m. Thursday 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. Thursday at Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant, 22948 State Road 54, Lutz. Call Rob Hamilton at (813) 431-5887.

Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at American Consulting Engineers, 2818 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Suite 200, Wesley Chapel. For information, call chamber chairman Jeff Miller at (813) 994-6795.

Whiskey River Networking Group: West Pasco Chamber's business card and brochure exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Whiskey River Sports Grill, 5245 Limestone Drive, Port Richey. Sponsored by A+ Tax and Accounting Services. Cost is $10. To RSVP, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651 by Wednesday.

Pasco business digest for March 23 03/22/13 [Last modified: Friday, March 22, 2013 5:39pm]
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