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Pasco Business digest for May 29

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY: Traffic Advertising, Scott Fink and Hyundai of New Port Richey are working together to promote the Christmas in July donation drive at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa. Fink, who serves on the board of directors, is a financial supporter of the hospital's foundation and the Christmas in July event, which runs from July 1 to 31.

The event will help provide entertainment and comfort to pediatric patients throughout the year.

There are several ways the public can help:

• Brighten the spirits of hospitalized kids by donating a patient experience, activity or distraction item online at StJosephsChristmas.org. Monetary donations can be made in any denomination.

• Become an event sponsor. Sponsorships start at $1,000.

• Start or join a Christmas in July team. Host an online fundraiser and enlist friends, family and co-workers to meet a goal.

• Become a community partner — get customers involved in Christmas in July through a donation of a percentage of sales, register campaigns or a spirit night.

• Drop off toys and donations in the circular drive in front of the hospital during the Christmas in July community event from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31, at 3001 W Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa.

For information, visit StJosephsChristmas.org or call (813) 872-0979.

LEADERSHIP PASCO SEEKS RECRUITS: Leadership Pasco is accepting applications until Monday for its class of 2016 from emerging and existing community leaders who live or work in Pasco County.

Class members will be chosen from a pool of applicants interested in learning about the issues facing Pasco County and committed to using their leadership abilities for the county's long-term benefit.

Applications are available online at leadershippasco.com. For information, call (727) 534-4280.

Who's news

DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AND FELLOW NAMED: Stanley Giannet, the provost at Pasco-Hernando State College's Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch in Wesley Chapel, was recently elected to the National Academies of Practice and the Psychology Academy as a distinguished scholar and fellow.

Distinguished scholars and fellows are elected by their peers for their outstanding achievements and significant and enduring contributions to their profession.

Giannet was provost of PHSC's North Campus in Brooksville prior to his appointment as provost of PHSC's fifth full-service campus, Porter, which opened in January 2014. He has worked at the college since 1992, serving as dean of arts and sciences, as a full-time psychology faculty member and as an adjunct instructor.

new ASSISTANT MANAGER AT SAN ANTONIO STORE: Allison Hutchins has joined Campus Gear, 32745 State Road 52, San Antonio, as a part-time assistant manager.

Originally from Boston, Hutchins has a culinary arts degree from Newbury College in Massachusetts and worked in the field for 10 years.

Events

BEAZER HOMES GRAND OPENING: Avalon Park West and Beazer Homes will host a grand opening carnival to showcase the home builder's new St. Augustine II model from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 5200 Autumn Ridge Drive, Wesley Chapel.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include food and refreshments, music, a rock-climbing wall, a bungee bounce and pony rides, along with model home tours.

For information, call (813) 422-5549 or visit beazer.com.

WOMEN-N-CHARGE TO MEET: Women-n-Charge, whose mission, in part, is to support and assist professional women manage their businesses more effectively, will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. June 12 at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive, Tampa.

The cost is $15 for members paying in advance, $18 for guests or members at the door, and includes lunch. To RSVP, visit women-n-charge.com or call Judy at (813) 600-9848.

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free seminars.

• "Using the Internet in Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5 to 7 p.m. June 9, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• "E-Marketing Concepts," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 9, New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 10, Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

To register and for additional information, visit score439.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 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 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.

• BNI Outlook to Success: 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays 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 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Rose's Cafe, 38426 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. Call Nils Lenz at (813) 782-9491.

• Business Development Council: 8:15 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Cracker Barrel, 5341 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. The networking group promotes individual business members. Call Crystal Menzie Olson at (727) 376-1030.

• Suncoast Women in Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 8928 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Suncoast WIN is a group of professional businesswomen. Membership is $5 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 US 19, Port Richey. Joanne Grassi, (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. $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. 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 Drive, 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 May 29 05/28/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:20pm]
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