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Pasco County business notes, June 9

An audience with the queen: Julie Rogers, left, marketing representative, and Will Rogers, purchasing manager, right, for Progressive Air Systems in New Port Richey, guest bartended at the Village Pub to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. Other guest bartenders included King Pithla, a.k.a. Bob Memoli of Florida Luxury Realty, and Queen Chasco, a.k.a. Cindy Ewald of SunTrust Bank, center. The purpose of the event was to attract business to downtown New Port Richey. More than 100 people attended this inaugural event.

Courtesy of Julie Rogers

An audience with the queen: Julie Rogers, left, marketing representative, and Will Rogers, purchasing manager, right, for Progressive Air Systems in New Port Richey, guest bartended at the Village Pub to kick off the Memorial Day weekend. Other guest bartenders included King Pithla, a.k.a. Bob Memoli of Florida Luxury Realty, and Queen Chasco, a.k.a. Cindy Ewald of SunTrust Bank, center. The purpose of the event was to attract business to downtown New Port Richey. More than 100 people attended this inaugural event.

Business digest

Who's news

Doug Tobin, a public information officer with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, received the Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officer of the Year Award on Wednesday at the annual training conference of the Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association. Tobin was recognized for his work in creating public awareness about the dangerous Dougherty siblings and their crime spree that started in Zephyrhills and ended in Colorado.

The Florida Law Enforcement Public Information Officers Association is the oldest law enforcement media relations organization in the country. For information visit flepioa.org.

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The Rotary Club of New Port Richey recently presented vocational service awards to Brian Singletary, manager of the Publix (Southgate) in New Port Richey, and Joe Alpine, president of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.

Vocational service awards are presented to local community members who go above and beyond the call of duty, and who help promote vocation, service, awareness and training in an effort to create an opportunity for businesses to excel in the community. Recipients of the award can not be a Rotary member from any club.

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Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential, 6330 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, announces its top Realtors for May:

Team Maceda, whose members include Joseph P. Maceda Jr., Kristin Mizgorski, Rebecca Duffy and administrative assistant Cecilia Piedra, won the "Top Selling Agents by Volume," the "Top Selling Agents by Units," the "Top Listing Agents by Volume" and the "Top Listing Agents by Units" awards.

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

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

Events

The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have three ribbon-cuttings this week:

Hearing Help Network TV Premier at the Richey Suncoast Theatre, 6237 Grand Boulevard, New Port Richey, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The premier is presented by the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation.

Natures Fall Landscaping, at the chamber office at 5443 Main St., New Port Richey, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

• The UPS Store, 14851 State Road 52, Suite 107, Hudson, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

To schedule a ribbon-cutting, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will present "Are you leaving a legacy?" a series on practical leadership, offered by the Corporate Training Department at Pasco-Hernando Community College, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at SunTrust Bank, 6129 U.S. 19, New Port Richey.

Learn how you listen and why others don't. Participants should bring their own lunch. The cost is $10 per class. For information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651, or email Joe at jalpine@westpasco.com.

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The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Corporate Training Department at Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer the course "Communications Intelligence" from 8 a.m. to noon June 21 and 28 at the chamber office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

PHCC will also offer the class from 8 a.m. to noon June 19 and 26 in Room A164 at PHCC's Dade City campus, 36727 Blanton Road.

The course will include a personal assessment for each participant sharing their natural communication style. Using DISC, a learning-based research tool, each person will learn to effectively communicate with all types of people, situations and events.

A certificate of completion will be awarded. Tuition is $159 for chamber members or groups of four or more; or $189 per person. For information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697 or email CorporateTraining@phcc.edu.

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. Items may be edited for length and clarity. Photos are published as space permits; they will not be returned.

Networking opportunities

Trinity Positive Business Network: 8:30 a.m. Monday at Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Road in the Regency Shopping Center, New Port Richey. Call Ashok Visuvasam at (813) 333-1622.

BNI Outlook to Success: 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Timber Greens Country Club, 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey. Speakers will be Audrey Jefferis, Esq. (family law), and Tony Vanatta (Sprint). The cost is $8 and includes breakfast. Call (727) 847-3898.

Suncoast Women in Networking (WIN): Breakfast meeting, 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn, 5316 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. The cost is $8. Speakers are Pat Gutterman, Master Guardian ad Litem, and Fran Scerbo, Guardian ad Litem volunteer. For information or to RSVP, call Linda McFarland at (727) 863-6151.

Business Development Council: 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at Bob Evans Restaurant, 9115 U.S. 19, Port Richey, just south of Gulf View Square. The business networking group, hosted by Cadence Bank (formerly Superior Bank), promotes individual business members. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Call Crystal Menzie Olson at (727) 376-1030.

East Pasco Networking Group: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Village Inn, 5214 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. Guest speaker is Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Call Nils Lenz at (813) 782-9491.

Pasco Hernando NPI Networking Group: 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Boulevard Beef & Ale, 6236 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey. Call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

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 work together to promote each other's businesses. Visit west

pascobusinessassociation.com.

BNI Revenue Source Chapter: 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. Visitors welcome. Cost with breakfast is $10. Call David Randall at (727) 842-7744.

Pasco Aging Network: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Cottages of Port Richey, 5905 Pine Hill Road, Port Richey. PAN is a coalition of agencies and private providers of elder services in Pasco County. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month. Call Lori Felber, president, at (727) 863-5808.

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.

Neighborhood Networks Meeting: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Trio's Restaurant at Quality Inn and Suites, 5316 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Call Maryann Wilkes at (813) 264-6108 or visit ourneighborhoodnetworks

.com.

BNI Eagles: 7:15 a.m. Thursday at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast. For information or a reservation, call Sheryl Ryan at (352) 556-7711.

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

Applebee's Networking Group: Business card and brochure exchange from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Applebee's, 8537 Little Road, New Port Richey. The event is sponsored by Synergy Ad Specialties. Cost is $12. For reservations, call the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce at (727) 842-7651 by Wednesday.

West Pasco Young Professionals Networking Group: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Fox Hollow Golf & Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. Meetings are $11 per person. Make checks out to the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. Reserve by Wednesday. Meetings are the second Thursday of month. Call (727) 842-7651.

Pasco County business notes, June 9 06/08/12 [Last modified: Friday, June 8, 2012 3:18pm]

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