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Business

Pasco Business Digest for Nov. 18

Briefly

BEST FOR VETS: Saint Leo University was recently selected as one of the "Best for Vets: Colleges" for 2017 by Military Times. The eighth annual "Best for Vets" rankings factor in the results of Military Times' school-by-school survey of veteran and military student offerings and rates of academic achievement. More than 500 colleges took part in this year's survey.

GOLF CLUB REOPENS: After the Plantation Palms golf course and restaurant closed in 2014, the community partnered with local operator Ace Golf — owned by husband and wife Bill Place and Sue Lee — to restore and reopen the public golf course in Land O'Lakes. The renovation started in May. There are new greens and manicured fairways. The clubhouse received a new coat of paint and added an Irish pub, miniature golf and a lighted driving range. Mulligans Irish Pub, which is open to the public, has sweeping views of the course. The main feature, the Plantation Palms four-star Golf Digest course, will open Nov. 30 to members and on Dec. 5 to the public. For information, call (813) 996-4653.

GROUNDBREAKING HELD: On Nov. 2, Prevarian Senior Living and local dignitaries participated in the official groundbreaking for Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care, a new senior living community being built in Wesley Chapel as part of the Wiregrass Ranch master-planned community. The care center, slated to be complete in late 2017, will serve as a freestanding community dedicated to seniors who need assistance with the activities of daily living and will offer specialized memory care services for residents with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The address is 30070 State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel.

Who's news

USED CAR DIRECTOR PROMOTION: Shawn Mazzoni has been promoted to used car director at Sun Toyota in Holiday. Originally from Chicago, Mazzoni has managed the separate, off-site department for 11 years. In his new position, he will lead the consolidation of two separate used car operations into a single department, located in the newly constructed sales tower. He will be responsible for staffing, training, sales and culivating customer relationships.

TOP REALTORS: Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential, 6330 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, has announced its top Realtors for October. Randal Jenkins was named the Top Listing Agent by Units and Volume and the Top Selling Agent by Units and Volume. Sean Riordan was presented the award for Top Producing Agent by Units and Volume.

Events

JOB SEARCH WORKSHOPS: Pasco-Hernando State College will host "Interviewing Skills & Tips," the last of its series of job search strategy workshops, from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Nov. 21 in Room A205 at the West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey. The series is free and open to the public, and is designed to help job-seekers overcome the challenges of finding employment and refine interviewing skills. For information, call Jacqueline Eden at (727) 816-3334.

GULF VIEW SQUARE OFFERS HOLIDAY EVENTS: Gulf View Square mall has announced plans for several holiday events through Dec. 24:

• Kids can have their photos taken with Santa in center court until Dec. 24. During November, hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday (except Thanksgiving), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. During December, hours will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 11; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10, 12-17 and 19-23; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 18, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

• Sunburst Christmas Pageant, 11 a.m. Dec. 3 in the Dillard's wing.

• KidX Club's Breakfast with Santa, 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 3.

• Sensitive Santa, 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 4.

• Pet photos with Santa, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11.

For information, call (727) 848-3600 or visit shopgulfviewsquare.com.

Building skills

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

• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• How to Really Start Your Own Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

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 [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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