Pasco County business news and notes

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

Who's news

Registered nurse Tammy Fincher with Horizon Homecare, was recently presented with the Employee of the Month award for June. Fincher, who has been with Horizon for eight years, leads the ALF Team and is responsible for providing clinical services to residents.

Horizon Homecare has offices at 7505 Rottingham Road, Port Richey, and 2977 Landover Blvd., Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 684-3550.

Ken Burdzinski, vice president of administration and finance at Pasco-Hernando Community College, was appointed to the National Association of College and University Business Officers Community Colleges Council. His term runs from Aug. 1 through July 31, 2014, and is renewable up to three years.

Burdzinski has worked at PHCC for 16 years in the administration and finance division.

Anna Litchfield has joined Lennar's Central Florida division as a new home consultant working out of the Thousand Oaks community in Trinity. Litchfield is a graduate of Kansas State University with more than 20 years experience in architecture, engineering and construction. She is a registered Florida architect and licensed Florida real estate sales associate.

Events

CHAMBER's NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION: The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its new member orientation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Copperstone Executive Suites & Office Space, 3632 Land O'Lakes Blvd., Land O'Lakes. To RSVP, call (813) 909-2722.

FREE SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting a series of free seminars:

• "How to Really Start Your Own Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22, New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, Wesley Chapel.

• "Marketing to Grow Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

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.

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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 at 38550 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills.

The chamber offers the free and confidential consultations in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida. To get information or to schedule an appointment, call toll-free 1-888-929-2221.

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 Ashok Visuvasam at (813) 333-1622.

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.

West Pasco Business Association: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 2150 Seven Springs Blvd., Trinity. The association is 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 restaurant, 3350 Grand Blvd., Holiday. The group meets Wednesdays. Email noworries@tampabay.rr.com.

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. The network is made up of West Pasco business leaders committed to helping each other grow and develop their businesses. Visit westpascobusiness.org or call Bill Pearce at (727) 277-2617.

Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce: Business Breakfast, 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Golden Corral, 6855 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. The cost, $7 for members, includes a hot 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.

Women Helping Women: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Medical Center of Trinity, 9330 State Road 54, Trinity. Lunch is available for purchase in the hospital cafeteria. To RSVP, call Gigi D. Evans at (727) 945-9669.

Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce: Business Leaders Roundtable, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, at Microtel Inn & Suites, 7839 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. Discussion: Sen. John Legg, District 17, "Linking Education to Workforce Needs." Hosted by Jim Pittman, the event is free to chamber members. Lunch provided. To RSVP, call (813) 782-1913.

Pasco County business news and notes 07/25/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 3:32pm]

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