How to navigate Obamacare, the importance of a good first impression, and how to showcase your business are just a few of the topics to be discussed at the 21st annual Pasco County Business Development Week that begins Monday.
Put on by the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, the week kicks off with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey and ends Friday with a luncheon at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club put on by the Pasco County Economic Development Council. This year's speaker is John Jung, executive director of BB&T Capital Markets. His topic is "Are the Economic Tides Finally Turning?"
Other events are being held at various locations across the county. Here's a schedule:
Two Companies that do it right! 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Port Richey Library. Customer service tips from Publix & Team Farrell. Free.
(All events are at Pasco-Hernando State College's New Port Richey campus on Ridge Road.)
Business Round Tables - Members helping Members, 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Free, but RSVP required.
Decoding the Affordable Health Care Act. Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. RSVP required. Cost $10. Panelists are Shayne George, Rich Modglin, Todd Unbehagen and Michael Yungmann.
Get your "Shift" Together, customer service workshop, Rosemary DiDio Brehm. 1:30 to 3 p.m. Free.
Savvy Social Security Planning, What Baby Boomers Need to Know. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. David Meglay, CFP. Free.
(Unless otherwise noted, events are Marchman Technical Education Center, 7825 Campus Dr., New Port Richey)
How to really start your own business, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mike Lewis of SCORE. Free.
Education Day Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. RSVP required. Cost is $12. Lobbyist Shawn Foster speaks on the art of making a great first impression.
Quick Books Start to Finish, 2 to 5 p.m., Mike Kouremetis of SCORE. Free.
Speed Networking, 6 to 7 p.m., Catches Waterfront Grille. Free.
( Unless otherwise noted, events are in the Sunset Room of the West Pasco Board of Realtors building, 5409 Sunset Road, New Port Richey.)
Success Stories Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Seven Springs Golf & Country Club. RSVP required. Cost is $10. Speakers are Rich Williams, Judith Koutsos and Dr. Ken Martin.
Supporting the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Pasco, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. SMART start business incubator program director Krista Covey. Free.
Successful Women in Business Panel, box lunch, RSVP required, cost is 10. Panelists are Pasco Clerk of Court Paula O'Neil, Kristen DePante and Juli Marquez.
Transaction of a lifetime, Business Succession Planning, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jerry Brewster. Free.
Tips for Successful Grant Writing, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Barbara Sweinberg of SCORE. Free.
West Pasco Board of Realtors Annual "Kick Off" Tailgate Party, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Food and cash bar. Free. Represent your favorite team while networking.
Get your Business News Published, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Rasmussen College. Free coffee and doughnuts. Speakers are Molly Moorhead, Pasco editor, Tampa Bay Times and Michelle Rintz, multimedia advertising consultant for Tampa Bay Times/tbt*/TampaBay.com.
Business to Business Expo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Verizon Center, Trinity. Reserve a booth by calling (727) 842-7651. Enter to win a 40" HDTV. Free.
Visit www.westpasco.com for information about seminars and to register or call (727) 842-7651.