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Pasco Business Digest for Oct. 23

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SCORE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Pasco Hernando Chapter of SCORE, which provides counseling services to small businesses, is looking for volunteers.

The chapter has been helping local small businesses since 1979. The group conducts more than 2,500 free and confidential mentoring sessions annually and provides more than 60 training and educational seminars.

Currently, volunteers with simple computer experience, bookkeeping experience, database management experience or a working knowledge of Excel are needed.

For information or to volunteer, call (727) 842-4638.

LOCAL RESTAURANT MAKES TOP 100 TAMPA BAY LIST: Caposey's Whole Works Restaurant, 5250 Green Key Road, New Port Richey, was recently listed No. 37 on Yelp's Top 100 Restaurants in Tampa Bay.

"We work hard here to provide quality food at reasonable prices and stellar service, so it's really nice to have that recognized," said owners Nancy and John Caposey.

The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. For information, call (727) 842-4307.

LOCAL CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE MARKS ANNIVERSARY: Kehoe Family Chiropractic, 7212 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Drs. Brian and Denise Kehoe offer a form of chiropractic care called the Gonstead System. Brian Kehoe is a fourth-generation Floridian whose ancestors were among the first to settle in New Port Richey. For information, visit kehoechiro.com.

Who's news

CHAMBER GETS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Rod Mayhew is the new executive director of the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce.

Mayhew, 61, is an entrepreneur, having founded both a mortgage company and a publishing company. He received an associate's degree from Anne Arundel Community College, a bachelor's degree from Towson State University and a master's degree from the University of Miami.

Mayhew will fill the position vacated in July by Vonnie Mikkelsen, who relocated to Oregon.

Events

ALL ABOUT LAWYERS: Samantha L. Dammer, the managing attorney and founder of Tampa Law Advocates, will present a free seminar, "All About Lawyers: How to Choose, Hire and Get the Most from an Attorney," at noon today at SMARTstart New Port Richey, 6345 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.

The seminar will provide information to start-up businesses regarding how attorneys practice and what to expect from an attorney. The seminar is open to the public. To RSVP, call Becky Martin at (727) 478-0670.

GRAND OPENING: Ragazzi's Ristorante and Pizzeria, 7119 State Road 54, New Port Richey, will present live music by Corey Cottrell, plus samples of its Sicilian fare, at a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The event also will feature appearances by Tampa Bay Storm players James Harrell and Craig Peterson, and the team's head coach, who will sign autographs, give out merchandise and host a raffle.

For information, call (727) 816-9733 or visit ragazzispizzeria.com.

JOB FAIR: State Rep. Amanda Murphy, in partnership with the Connections Job Development Program, will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey.

Various local businesses will be in attendance, including Bayonet Point Health & Rehab, Jefferson Bank, Smart USA, Primerica, United Way, Knight Pest Control, Spherion Staffing, Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Good Samaritan Health Clinic and the Pasco County Sheriff's Office.

For information, call (727) 848-5885.

MARKETING MANIA: The public is invited to join American House Zephyrhills and Senior Helpers for its East & West Pasco Marketing Mania at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Commons on Pretty Pond, 38130 Pretty Pond Road, Zephyrhills.

Janet Chubinsky from the Children's Outreach Program Effort will speak. A continental breakfast will be served. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, call (813) 400-2263 by Tuesday.

Building skills

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

• Risk Management, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

• Legal Choices for Small Businesses, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 30, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

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.

REGISTER NOW FOR SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is hosting two small business seminars Thursday at the New Port Richey Campus of Rasmussen College, 8661 Citizens Drive, third floor, Room 302, New Port Richey.

• How to Apply for a 501(c)(3), from 10 a.m. to noon, will be presented by Barbara Sweinburg. The cost is $15.

• Understanding a Franchise Business, from 1 to 3 p.m., will be presented by Jack Grise. The cost is $15.

Registration and payment is required in advance at pascohernando.score.org.

Save the date

COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS EXPO: The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce will host the 2015 Community and Business Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at Dan Cannon Auditorium at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City.

Exhibitors are welcome.

Information is available at dadecitychamber.org.

The expo, which will feature business exhibitors, entertainment, demonstrations, free food samples and door prizes, is free. For information, call the chamber at (352) 567-3769.

HARVEST FESTIVAL BUSINESS EXPO: Local businesses, churches and community organizations will join together to celebrate the Christian faith from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills. Vendor spaces are available. The event will include a business expo, community yard sale, live entertainment, food, a car show, a kids corner, crafts, exhibits, giveaways and health education. Free admission. Proceeds will benefit the Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills.

For information, call (813) 810-8670.

BBQ & BLUES FESTIVAL: The sixth annual Pigz in Z'Hill BBQ & Blues Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 16 at Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, 39450 South Ave., Zephyrhills.

For sponsorships and vendor information, visit zephyrhillschamber.org.

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 [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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