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Pasco's Business digest for July 10

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Briefly

ORGANIZERS LAUNCH GREEN COMMERCE ASSOCIATION: The Green Commerce Association was launched during a public gathering at the New Port Richey Public Library on June 16. The program included the mission and focus of the association and featured presentations by the steering committee members, including Travis Morehead, Rose Mohr, Audrey Voss and Dell deChant.

The association welcomes business and individuals who want to make a sincere commitment to substainability in their everyday activities, long-term planning and community endeavors. Special emphasis will be placed on the promotion of local businesses committed to ecological stewardship, support and further development of local sources for sustainably produced goods and services, and educational endeavors addressing the relationship of economic sustainability to ecological stewardship.

The association will have a mini-expo and mixer at 6:30 p.m. July 23 at Suncaost Toyota, 3001 U.S. 19, Holiday. For information, call Travis Morehead, (727) 271-2333.

Who's news

FLORIDA SBDC AT USF EMPLOYEE WINS STATE AWARD: Stacey Pierce of Plant City, marketing and communications officer for the Florida Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida, was recently named Employee of the Year for the Florida SBDC Network.

Pierce's efforts in supporting the region's consultants in 2014 led the organization and clients to gain more exposure in the community. The USF region was able to publish 44 client feature stories, doubling the previous highest level of output.

Pierce travels throughout the 10-county region the organization serves, including Pasco and Hernando counties, to meet with key stakeholders and partners, chambers of commerce, business groups and potential new media partners, which has helped her establish a network of contacts that push out content, business information and event notifications.

NEW DIRECTOR APPOINTED AT SAINT LEO UNIVERSITY: Matthew A. Tapie has been appointed director of the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Saint Leo University, effective July 16. He succeeds Michael Anthony Novak, who has served as interim director for the last year.

Tapie comes to Saint Leo from the Catholic University of America, where he was a visiting professor of theology and religious studies and a research fellow at the school's Institute of Interreligious Study and Dialogue.

In addition to directing the center, Tapie will be an assistant professor of theology.

HEALTH INFORMATION DIRECTOR NAMED: Cristoval Jimenez was recently appointed health information systems director at Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care.

Jimenez will be responsible for privacy, security and integrity of electronic patient data; tools and training used for electronic medical records, and all aspects of informatics and health information management.

TOURISM MANAGER APPOINTED: Visit Pasco tourism manager Ed Caum was recently appointed to serve on Visit Florida's marketing council steering committee. The purpose of the committee is to maximize strategic input from the Florida tourism industry toward fulfilling Visit Florida's commitment to being industry-led.

Committee members are volunteers. Caum has been serving as Pasco County tourism manager for two years and was previously Visit Pasco's communications and marketing specialist.

Events

CHAMBER MIXER: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly chamber mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 6816 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. The event is hosted by Pinchasers. The event includes networking and refreshments.

Building skills

SMALL BUSINESS SEMINARS: Pasco Hernando SCORE is presenting a series of free seminars.

• "Intro to Microsoft Excel," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 14, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• "Bankers' Delight Business Plan," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 16, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

• "Pasco Hernando SCORE QuickBook Users Club," noon to 1 p.m. July 20, SCORE Chapter 439 office, 6014 U.S. 19, Suite 302, New Port Richey.

• "Intro to Microsoft Excel," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce office, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

To register and for information, visit pascohernando.score.org and click on the Local Workshops tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

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. 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 Rose's Cafe, 38426 Fifth Ave., 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.

• Suncoast Women in Networking: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 8928 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Suncoast WIN is a group of professional businesswomen. Membership is $5 per year. Call Myrtle at (727) 934-9993.

• West Pasco Business Association: 5:30-6:30 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: 6-7:30 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 at (813) 263-5632.

• Pasco Business Connections: 7:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Broken Yolk, 3350 Grand Blvd., Holiday. 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.

• Keep It Local-Trinity Chapter: 8 a.m. Wednesdays at Havana Dreamers Cafe, 3104 Town Ave., Trinity. (813) 405-7815.

• Pasco Aging Network: 8-10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month. Location changes each month. For information or to RSVP, visit pascoagingnetwork.org. PAN is a coalition of agencies and private providers of elder services in Pasco.

• Keep It Local-Wesley Chapel Chapter: 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Lexington Oaks Golf & Country Club, 26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 405-7815.

• Keep It Local-Christian Women's Network Chapter: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Direction Connection, 2632 U.S. 19, Holiday. (813) 405-7815.

• 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 at (813) 929-6816.

• Keep It Local-New Port Richey Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Direction Connection, 2632 U.S. 19, Holiday. (813) 405-7815.

• Keep It Local-Odessa/Trinity Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., Trinity. (813) 405-7815.

• West Pasco Business Network: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at Hibachi Buffet, 10421 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Joanne Grassi, (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: 7:15-9 a.m. Thursdays at Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant, 22948 State Road 54, Lutz. Call Rob Hamilton at (813) 431-5887.

• Christian Business Connections of Central Pasco: 7:45-9:15 a.m. Thursdays at Quail Hollow Golf Club, 6225 Old Pasco Road, Wesley Chapel. $9 per meeting, includes breakfast and beverages. Annual membership dues are $100. Call Rene Van Hout at (813) 300-7511.

• 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. Call Matt at (813) 782-1777.

• Women-n-Charge: 11:30 a.m. on the first Friday of each month (except June and July when date will be second Friday of the month), Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive, Tampa. Cost is $15 for members in advance, $18 for guests and at the door. Call Judy at (813) 600-9848.

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