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Pasco's Business digest for Sept. 5

Business digest

Briefly

LOCAL DETOX TREATMENT CENTER MAKES AMERICA'S TOP 5,000 LIST: Novus Medical Detox Center, 9270 Royal Palm Ave., Port Richey, was ranked as one of America's top 5,000 fastest-growing private companies for the second straight year by Inc. magazine.

The list represents a comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy: America's independent entrepreneurs.

The company, which ranked 2,936, received accreditation from the Joint Commission and officially met the criteria to be considered eligible for Inc.'s award.

For information, call (727) 232-8356.

Who's news

LAND O'LAKES RESIDENT NAMED SENIOR VP AT GULFSHORE BANK: Jordan L. German of Land O'Lakes recently was selected as senior vice president, credit officer at GulfShore Bank, headquartered in Tampa.

With a deep history in commercial lending, German's most recent experience was in consulting and auditing, which is how he originally connected with the bank.

GULFSIDE HOSPICE APPOINTS NEW COO AND SENIOR VP: Kathleen Postiglione recently was appointed the new chief operations officer and senior vice president of business development of Gulfside Hospice & Pasco Palliative Care.

In the role, Postiglione oversees the clinical operations for patients of Gulfside, which serves Pasco County residents exclusively. She began at Gulfside in 2004 as the director of nursing.

She also served as both vice president of operations and COO before being promoted to her current position.

DOCTOR JOINS FLORIDA CANCER AFFILIATES: Dr. Ayman Barakat recently joined the Florida Cancer Affiliates team and has begun seeing patients at the New Port Richey and Brooksville offices, at 5500 Little Road, and 11373 Cortez Blvd., Suite 200, respectively.

Barakat comes to FCA from his private practice at the Tulsa Cancer Institute in Tulsa, Okla. He is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. For information, call (352) 597-4998.

ZEPHYRHILLS AIRPORT MANAGER RECEIVES TOP HONORS: Mike Handrahan, Zephyrhills Municipal Airport manager, recently was named the Federal Aviation Administration's General Aviation Airport Manager of the Year for the Southern Region Airports Division. It was the second time since 2010 that Handrahan received the recognition.

Major accomplishments that contributed to Handrahan's recognition include the completion of more than $5 million in airport improvements and recruitment of two new key businesses to the airport.

Zephyrhills Municipal Airport, centrally located adjacent to I-4 and I-75, is the only publicly owned and operated airport in Pasco County.

Building skills

EDUCATING ENTREPRENEURS: SCORE Chapter 439 is presenting an ongoing series of free business seminars. Upcoming seminars include:

• "How to Really Start your own Business," 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Spring Hill Branch/Harrold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill.

• "Focused Selling Skills," 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hugh Embry Branch Library, 14215 Fourth St., Dade City.

• "Advanced QuickBooks," 5:35-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

To register, visit score439.org and click on the "Local Workshops" tab or call the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638.

Events

EPNG EARLY FALL MIXER: East Pasco Networking Group will have its Early Fall Mixer at 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Village Inn, 5214 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills.

Family members are invited. The event will be Dutch-treat. Keynote speaker: Paula O'Neil, Pasco clerk and comptroller.

The event includes door prizes and a 50-50 raffle to benefit the Atonement Lutheran Church. RSVP to Nils Lenz at (813) 782-9491 by Monday.

AN EVENING OF COUNTRY CHIC: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its Annual Member Appreciation and Awards Banquet, dubbed "An Evening of Country Chic," 6-9 p.m. Sept. 18 at Southport Springs Golf Club, 3509 Southport Springs Parkway, Zephyrhills.

Tickets are $50 per person. The event will include a social hour, cash bar, silent auction, door prizes, dinner and awards program. For information, call (813) 782-1913.

JOINT CHAMBER MIXER: A Joint Chamber Mixer will be hosted by the Central Pasco, Greater Hernando County, Tarpon Springs, Trinity-Odessa and West Pasco chambers of commerce 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Catches Waterfront Grille, 7811 Bayview St., Port Richey.

The event includes complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

To RSVP, visit hernandochamber.com/events by Sept. 15.

BUSINESS EXPO: The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce and Saint Leo University will have its 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.

The event is free and open to the public. For information, call the chamber at (352) 567-3769.

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 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 at (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., with meeting at 6. 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. 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 at (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 Sept. 5 09/03/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 7:13pm]
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