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Business

Pasco Business digest for Oct. 7

Briefly

CHAMBER'S SEPTEMBER BUSINESS BREAKFAST: The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce's recent monthly business breakfast meeting was hosted by Bayfront Health Dade City and featured Paul Tash, chairman and CEO of the Tampa Bay Times, as guest speaker and sponsor. Tash spoke about the Times' partnerships with many local events and activities, including being the print media sponsor for the annual Kumquat Festival in Dade City. Since becoming the region's only daily newspaper, the Times has expanded coverage and added aggressive web-based and social media components, he said. From left are: John Moors, chamber director; Tash, and David West, chamber breakfast committee chairman.

Events

CUT FOR A CAUSE: Ulta Beauty & Salon, 5953 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel, will host its annual Cut for a Cause fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Haircuts, microzone facials and single pink hair extensions will be $10, with proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Walk-ins only.

JOB FAIR AT MALL: The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel, will host a job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at individual participating stores. Visitors are invited to bring resumes and network with store managers. For information, visit theshopsatwiregrass.com.

SMARTSTART CO.STARTERS: SMARTstart Pasco Incubators will host its next 10-week SMARTstart CO.STARTERS session from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning Oct. 11, at the SMARTstart Pasco Business Incubator, 37837 Meridian Ave., Dade City. The deadline to register is Friday. Led by a trained coach in a small, supportive group setting, attendees will gain insights, relationships and tools needed to turn business ideas into action. The event, co-sponsored by the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce, is ideal for established business owners wanting to take their company to the next level or aspiring entrepreneurs looking to launch their first business. The cost is $295 and includes 10 weeks of instruction and materials. To register, visit smartstartpasco.com.

GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITS GULFSIDE HOSPICE: Wells Fargo Advisors of Trinity will host its third annual golf tournament to benefit Gulfside Hospice on Oct. 24. The four-person scramble will be at Cypress Run Golf Club, 2669 St. Andrews Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Lunch and registration begin at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $125 for individual golfers and $500 per foursome, which includes lunch, dinner, auction and golf. There will be a hole-in-one prize and contests for longest drive, closest to the pin and beat the pro. Pre-registration is available at firstgiving.com/GulfsideHospice/golf2016 or call Carla Armstrong toll-free 1-800-561-4883. Tournament sponsorships start at $200.

CAREER FAIR: A career fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at Rasmussen College, 18600 Fernview St., Land O'Lakes. Attendees are encouraged bring multiple copies of their resume, dress professionally and be ready to network. The event is free, and all interested local job seekers are invited to attend. For information, call (813) 246-7617. To register, visit eventbrite.com/e/career-expo-tickets-27733068354.

Building skills

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

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill Branch, Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• Marketing to Grow Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at New River Branch Library, 34043 SR 54, Wesley Chapel.

• Introduction to QuickBooks, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

• Understanding a Franchise Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• Creating a Successful Business Plan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.

• Grant Writing for Nonprofits, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Colier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

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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