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Pasco County business news and notes Jan. 5, 2014

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WIN FINANCIAL SERVICES: Independent Financial Services in Land O'Lakes announces the 2014 Balancing Your Financial Future contest. One local person or family will win a complete financial plan, valued at $1,500, to help decide ways to meet your short- and long-term financial goals. There are no financial qualifications for the contest. The contest is open to Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Polk county residents. Entrants must write a statement of 300 words or less about why they should win, and "Like" the Independent Financial Services Facebook page. Those working with a financial planner cannot enter. The contest form is available at independentfinancialservices.net. The deadline to enter is Jan. 15. For information, call (813) 908-2701.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: SCORE Chapter 439 is looking for volunteers to put their business skills to work helping local businesses. SCORE mentors donate their time and talent to small businesses. For details, visit score439.org and click on "Volunteer."

Who's news

DOCTOR LECTURES IN GEORGIA: Dr. David Kimmel from the Florida Center for Laser Dentistry in Bayonet Point, recently returned from Atlanta where he lectured and provided hands-on instruction on the advanced placement of Botox/Xeomin for facial fillers and myofascial pain. More than 200 doctors and dentists attended.

Kimmel has been practicing in Bayonet Point for 23 years and has been utilizing laser dentistry for 10 years.

For information, call (727) 862-8513.

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SMALL-BUSINESS CONSULTATIONS: Free consultations for small businesses and entrepreneurs are available by appointment from 9 to 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce conference room, 38550 Fifth Ave.

For information or to schedule an appointment, call toll-free 1-888-929-2221.

Events

CHAMBER RIBBON-CUTTINGS:The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting for Hobby Lobby at 9 a.m. Monday, at 7333 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. A grand opening celebration will be held from 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Call (813) 782-1913.

The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings this week.

• Tampa Bay Tax Pros, 5328 Trouble CreekRoad, New Port Richey, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

• Christian Secure Ministries, 5609 U.S. 19, Suite J, New Port Richey, 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

For information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.

AMBASSADORS LUNCHEON: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly Ambassador's Luncheon at noon Tuesday at the chamber's office, 38550 5th Ave., Zephyrhills. The event is sponsored by CF Industries. Contact Pat at (813) 782-1913.

PIGZ IN Z'HILLS BBQ & BLUES: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce's fourth annual Pigz in Z'Hills BBQ & Blues Fest will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, 39450 South Ave., Zephyrhills. The event will include a barbecue, blues music, kids' zone, car/motorcycle show, business expo and aviation displays/WWII museum. Headliner blues bands include Ellie Lee & Blues Fury, the Charlie Morris Band, and the Selwyn Birchwood Band.

Guests are invited to bring a lawn chair. No pets allowed. For information, visit zephyrhillschamber.org or call (813) 782-1913.

Building skills

ARE YOU FINANCIALLY FIT?: Cooper Financial Services will offer a Financial Fitness Checkup from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel.

The event is free and open to the public. Christine B. Cooper, president of Cooper Financial Services in Land O'Lakes, will present the educational seminar with Kelly Mothershead, owner of A Focus on Fitness. Light refreshments/snacks available. To RSVP, call (813) 996-6100 or email admin@cooper-financial.com. For information, call (813) 996-3908.

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free seminars. To register and for additional information, visit score439.org and click on the Local Workshops tab, or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

• "How to really start your own business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Centennial Park Branch Library, 5730 Moog Road, Holiday.

• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 14, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "How to really start your own business," 5 to 6:45 p.m. Jan. 14, Lykes Memorial Library, main branch, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville.

• "Creating a business plan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 15, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

• "How to use the Internet in your business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, Regency Park Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

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 jhayes@tampabay.com 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.

Networking and mixers

Trinity Positive Business Network: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road, in Regency Shopping Center, New Port Richey. Call Tony Nalli at (727) 858-7907.

BNI Business by Referral: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Heritage Church, 1854 Oak Grove Blvd., Lutz. Call Alyssa Kaplan toll-free at 1-888-202-4614, ext. 806.

BNI Outlook to Success: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Timber Greens Country Club, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey. The cost is $8 and includes breakfast. Call (727) 847-3898.

Catholic Business Network: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday at Our Lady of the Rosary, 2348 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes. All Christians welcome to network. Call Mary Ann Whallen at (813) 833-4737 or visit cbntampa.com.

Trinity Business Association: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Hollow Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. Networking begins at 5:30 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Guests welcome. Cost is $12. Call Ginny Pierce at (727) 433-4073.

West Pasco Business Association: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 2150 Seven Springs Blvd., Trinity. Made up of professionals who promote one another's businesses. Visit westpascobusinessassociation.com.

BNI Revenue Source: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Heritage Springs, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. Call Alyssa Kaplan toll-free at 1-888-202-4614, ext. 806.

Pasco Business Connections: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Broken Yolk, 3350 Grand Blvd., Holiday. The group meets Wednesdays. Email noworries@tampabay.rr.com.

Pasco Aging Network: 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bear Creek and Royal Oak Nursing Center, 8041 State Road 52, Hudson. Jerry Cowling, author/storyteller, will give a holiday story. Breakfast will be free. To RSVP, visit pascoagingnetwork.org. PAN is a coalition of agencies and private providers of elder services in Pasco.

Free Networking International: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Cantina Laredo restaurant, 2000 Piazza Ave., Building 4, Suite 170, Wesley Chapel (at the Shops at Wiregrass). Attendees pay for their own lunch. Call Martine Duncan at (813) 929-6816.

West Pasco Business Network: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Dolphin, 8825 State Road 52, Hudson. For more information, visit westpascobusiness.org or call Bill Pearce at (727) 277-2617.

Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast: 7 to 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Golden Corral, 6855 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. The cost is $7 for members and includes a hot breakfast buffet. Call (813) 782-1913.

BNI Eagles: 7:15 a.m. Thursday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. Call Clay Henderson at (727) 534-5191.

BNI Referral Connection: 7:15 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant, 22948 State Road 54, Lutz. Call Rob Hamilton at (813) 431-5887.

Trinity/West Pasco Chapter of NPI: 7:45 a.m. Thursday at IHOP, 10740 State Road 54, New Port Richey. Call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

West Pasco Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group: Networking from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. The event is sponsored by Shelton, Thompson and VonSick cosmetic and family dentistry. The group meets the second Thursday of each month. $12 per person. To RSVP, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651 by Wednesday.

Pasco County business news and notes Jan. 5, 2014 01/02/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 3, 2014 2:09pm]

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