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Pasco's Business Digest for Aug. 22

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MEDICAL CENTER OF TRINITY RECEIVES FIT-FRIENDLY AWARD: Medical Center of Trinity recently announced that it received the American Heart Association Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Achievement Award, presented to a workplace that has been recognized by the AHA for meeting criteria for employee wellness. The award is intended to be a catalyst for positive change in workplaces across America. For information, visit MedicalCenterTrinity.com.

Who's news

Hospital names employee of the month: Registered nurse Bonnie Rigsby was named Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point's Employee of the Month for June. Rigsby, a critical care nurse, is a long-time employee of the hospital and a preceptor in its surgical intensive care unit.

Events

PAN TO HOST BOOTS AND BLING: The third annual Pasco Aging Network Boots and Bling fundraiser will be 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. today at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. A Texas Hold'Em poker tournament, along with other games, dancing, food, an auction and more are part of the evening's events. All proceeds help support senior services in Pasco County. Tickets are $25 per person, two for $40, five for $90 or 10 for $175 if purchased before the event. Tickets at the door are $35 per person. Tickets include 1,000 gaming bling bucks and hot/cold hors d'oeuvres. For information, call Terry Weaver at (352) 796-9891.

PASCO EDC ANNUAL BANQUET & TRADE SHOW: Pasco Economic Development Council will have its annual Banquet & Trade Show from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 2 at Saddlebrook Resort, 5700 Saddlebrook Way, 1 mile east of Interstate 75 at Exit 279, Wesley Chapel. The event draws more than 650 key business and community leaders from Pasco County and the Tampa Bay region. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For information, call (813) 926-0827 or visit pascoedc.com.

TRINITY MARKETPLACE: Small and local businesses will gather for the Trinity Marketplace to showcase and sell products from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Trinity Meeting Center, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 106, Trinity Commons Plaza in New Port Richey. Local businesses participating include Time for Wine, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Avon, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One Gifts and local artists and photographers. Raffles and drawings will be held. For information, call (727) 375-9700 or email events@TrinityMeetingCenter.com .

VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS NEEDED FOR DANCING WITH OUR STARS 2014: The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its annual Dancing With Our Stars event Oct. 18 at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road, Wesley Chapel. The chamber has partnered with local dance professionals who are paired with local community personalities, leaders and celebrities — our "Stars," who have agreed to help raise funds while bringing guests a night of entertainment. Each volunteer star dancer will compete; some with a professional dancer and some on their own. Performers will be judged by a panel of judges and several awards will be given, but the overall winner is the dancer who raises the most funds. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the art of dance in the community as well as the chamber. For information, call (813) 909-2722 or email the chamber at office@CentralPascoChamber.com.

VENDORS AND SPONSORS NEEDED FOR BUSINESS EXPO: The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce and Saint Leo University will offer businesses the opportunity to showcase their services and products to area consumers and other businesses during the 2014 Community and Business Expo from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Dan Cannon Auditorium of the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. The expo is presented by the Greater Dade City Chamber, Saint Leo University, the Tampa Bay Times and CenterState Bank. This year's event is open to all chamber members at a special rate, and features a "bundle rate" for potential members offering annual membership and booth space combined. Area residents and visitors are welcome. There is no charge to the public to attend. For information, call the chamber at (352) 567-3769.

Networking and mixers

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

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

East Pasco Networking Group: 8 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at Village Inn, 5214 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. Call Nils Lenz at (813) 782-9491.

Business Development Council: 8:15 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Cracker Barrel, 5341 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. The networking group promotes individual business members. Call Crystal Menzie Olson at (727) 376-1030.

West Pasco Business Alliance: 11:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Atria Baypoint Village, 7927 State Road 52, Hudson. The cost is $7 and includes lunch. Call Abby Hamilton, (813) 817-1905.

West Pasco Business Association: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 2150 Seven Springs Blvd., Trinity. The group is made up of professionals who promote each other's businesses. Visit westpascobusinessassociation.com.

Trinity Business Association: 6 to 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Fox Hollow Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway. Networking at 5:30 p.m., meeting starts at 6 p.m. Guests welcome. Cost is $12. Call Ginny Pierce at (727) 433-4073.

BNI Platinum: 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays at Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway, Lutz. Call Bob Nixon, (813) 263-5632.

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

Wednesday Morning Networking Group: 7:30 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Hungry Harry's Family Bar-B-Que, 3116 Land O'Lakes Blvd. A short networking presentation will be followed by a chance for all attendees to do a 30-second commercial. The event sponsor is Proly, Laporte & Mulligan, P.A. Cost is $7 and includes breakfast. Call the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce at (813) 909-2722.

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

West Pasco Business Network: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Blue Dolphin, 8825 State Road 52, Hudson. For more information, visit westpascobusiness.org or call Joanne Grassi at (727) 856-9595.

BNI Eagles: 7:15 a.m. Thursdays 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. Thursdays 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. Thursdays at IHOP, 10740 State Road 54, New Port Richey. Call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

Networking For Your Success: 8 a.m. Thursdays at Lexington Oaks Country Club, 2615 Lexington Oaks Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Cost is $5 and includes a continental breakfast. Annual membership is $79. For information, call Matt at (813) 782-1777.

Pasco's Business Digest for Aug. 22 08/20/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:45pm]
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