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1st Knight GMAC Real Estate, at 7320 State Road 52, Hudson, has changed its name to Real Living at 1st Knight Realty. It is the newest member to join the Real Living Real Estate's national network.

The business will continue serving Pasco, Hernando, Hills­borough, Orange, Lake and Pinellas counties, providing full service real estate specialties including residential, commercial, vacant lands, rentals, foreclosures and short sales.

For information, call (727) 863-0032.

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Florida Hospital Zephyr­hills Heart Institute, 7050 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills, is the recipient of the 2010 HealthGrades Excellence Award for Coronary Intervention.

The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to the community and its reputation for providing leading-edge, comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for patients with the most advanced stages of heart disease.

For information, call (813) 788-0411.

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Leadership Pasco, a development program that explores critical issues through a series of seminars and hands-on activities, is now taking applications for the class of 2011.

The program is open to individuals interested in community involvement and in perpetuating the prosperity of Pasco County.

The program includes topics such as leadership skills, history of Pasco County, education, health care/social services, law enforcement/criminal justice, economic and business development, government and infrastructure.

For an application or information, contact Leadership Pasco toll-free at 1-866-783-1122 or (727) 844-5247.

Who's news

Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son, 9020 Rancho Del Rio Drive, New Port Richey, lists its February awards:

Realtor Joseph P. Maceda won the "Top Listing Associate by Units" and the "Top Listing Associate by Volume" awards.

Realtor Susanna Vizzari won the "Top Selling Associate by Units," "Top Producing Agent by Units" and "Top Producing Agent by Volume" awards.

Realtor Jon Bogdanowitz won the "Top Selling Associate by Volume" award.

Call Kelly Parker-Powell, office manager, at (727) 375-5700.


Service Corps of Retired Executives Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439 will present a free small-business seminar, "Successfully Managing and Growing Your Business," from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today at Hugh Embry Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

Sponsored by Hugh Embry Library, the seminar will cover how to determine the goals for your business and how to achieve them, improving your cash in the bank by analyzing your results, updating business plans, accounting information management, strategic verses operational time management and putting the internet to work for your business.

The instructor will be George Motran, SCORE counselor and retired accountant. Call the library at (352) 567-3576 or the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Atria Bayport Village, 7927 State Road 52, Hudson.

A buffet will be served in the clubhouse. The cost is $7 per person (cash only).

To RSVP or for information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.

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The West Pasco Legal Support Association will host its annual Membership Recruitment meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the SunTrust Bank Community Room, 6128 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Attendees are asked to enter through the north door by the YMCA.

Those working in or interested in the field of law are welcome. A meet and greet with opportunities to network will be from 5:30 to 6 p.m. At 6 p.m., attorneys Daniel Rock and Greg Clark will present one hour of Florida Bar-approved legal education regarding "The New Supreme Court Orders on Foreclosures."

Door prizes and refreshments will be available. Those who RSVP will receive a prepared Continuing Legal Education (CLE) certificate after the event. For information or to RSVP, call Marcy Nolan, liaison, at (727) 271-6777.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting for Trinity New Life Church, at the YMCA of the Suncoast, 8411 Photonics Drive, Trinity, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.

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The Trinity Business Association will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Hollow Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity.

The association works to expand business opportunities and build community support for those living and having a place of business in the Trinity area through activities and leadership of its members.

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month. For information, e-mail Info@TrinityBusinessAssociation. com.

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The Pasco Hernando NPI Networking Group will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Boulevard Beef & Ale, 6236 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.

For information, call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

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The BNI Revenue Source, a referral-based networking group, will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. Visitors welcome. The meeting cost, which includes breakfast, is $10. Call David Randall, president, at (727) 842-7744.

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BNI Eagles will hold a networking event at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Palm Room at Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd. (off Little Road, north of State Road 54), in New Port Richey. RSVP to (727) 967-1418.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will host the 2010 Chasco Fiesta, Pasco County's oldest, largest and longest annual event, Thursday through March 28 along the downtown banks of the Pithlachascotee River, New Port Richey. Some of the many events planned during the 11-day festival include:

• The 25th annual Chasco Coronation Ball at 6 p.m. Friday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The coronation ball is an evening of elegance highlighted by the crowning of this year's King Pithla and Queen Chasco.

King Pithla and Queen Chasco are chosen for their dedication and commitment to the community. Nominations are submitted to recognize those who continually donate their time and give back to the West Pasco area.

Tickets are $100 per person. Net proceeds from the ball will benefit Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. For information, call Jamie Mick, coronation ball chairman, at (727) 817-1415 or at (727) 642-8041.

• The Street Parade will be March 20. This year's theme is Carnivale, a celebration of festive colors and beads. The parade starts at Grand and Gulf boulevards, travels north on Grand around Orange Lake, south on Bank Street and then west on Main Street to U.S. 19.

For information on the parade, call Wendy Brenner at (727) 842-7651.

• The ninth annual golf tournament will be March 26 at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and a shotgun scramble begins at 1 p.m. The rain date is March 31.

The tournament is a four-person scramble with a $100 donation per golfer. Corporate team packages are $450 (includes four golfers and tee sponsor); corporate player packages are $175 (one golfer and tee sponsor); tee sponsorships are $100.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For information, call (727) 842-7651.

• A Country Concert, featuring Luke Bryan, will be March 27 at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Tickets are $15 and $25. For tickets or information, call (727) 842-7651.

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If you have business announcements you would like to share with our readers, mail the details to Jean Hayes, Business Digest, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. You may also e-mail items to or fax them to (727) 869-6233. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.

Pasco business digest 03/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 12, 2010 8:14pm]
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