The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will be closed on April 2 in observance of Good Friday.
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Fragrances & Fabulous Fakes by Jo has opened at 5919 Trouble Creek Road in the Bridal Creations Shop, New Port Richey.
The new business, owned by Jo Nost, features costume jewelry and designer perfume scents reasonably priced. The business will also buy and take consignment of vintage costume jewelry, and it welcomes working with charities on fundraising events.
For information, call (727) 267-1155.
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Banyan Senior Apartments, a new senior housing community for Pasco seniors 55 and older, has officially opened at 11390 U.S. 19 in Port Richey.
Banyan offers 96 one- and two-bedroom apartments, a club room, a pool, an on-site beauty salon/barber shop, a post office, a fitness room and a 30-seat movie theater.
Banyan Senior Apartments is the first of several Tampa Bay area development projects between Beneficial Communities and CORE Construction. For information, call (727) 478-2872.
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Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is partnering with Good Samaritan Health Clinic in an effort to provide medical services to the under-insured or uninsured residents of Pasco County.
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey, has received a grant from the Morton Plant Mease Foundation that will help fund a nurse practitioner for the Good Samaritan Health Clinic.
The Good Samaritan Health Clinic, 5334 Aspen St., New Port Richey, helps patients with non-emergency medical needs receive a continuum of care. Access to care is improved by providing a well-coordinated program in which patients who otherwise would not have access to primary care can go to receive treatment for their illnesses.
For information, contact the clinic at (727) 848-7789 or the hospital at (727) 842-8468.
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Leadership Pasco, a development program that explores critical issues through a series of seminars and hands-on activities, is now taking applications for the Class of 2011.
The program is open to individuals interested in community involvement and in perpetuating the prosperity of Pasco County.
The program includes topics such as leadership skills, the history of Pasco County, education, health care/social services, law enforcement/criminal justice, economic and business development, government and infrastructure.
For an application or more information, call Leadership Pasco toll-free at 1-866-783-1122 or (727) 844-5247.
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Service Corps of Retired Executives, Pasco-Hernando Chapter 439, will offer a free seminar, "Learn How to Write a Grant Proposal," from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the New Port Richey Library, 5939 Main St., New Port Richey.
The seminar will highlight the hows and whys of grant writing.
Niki Hinton, SCORE counselor and author of hundreds of grants, will explain the grant proposal process and why grants are not free. She will highlight who is eligible for grants, the sources for funding, where grant proposals fail and, more important, why they do. The Corporate Directory Users Guide, as well as a Grant Proposal Score Sheet, will also be addressed.
For information or to register, contact the SCORE office at (727) 842-4638 or the library at (727) 853-1265.
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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce's Hudson Networking Group will have its business card and brochure exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the IHOP restaurant, 12426 U.S. 19, Hudson.
The event is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors and will feature Derek Pontlitz, financial adviser. The cost is $10 per person.
For information or to RSVP, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651 by Monday.
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The Pasco Hernando NPI Networking Group will meet at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday at Boulevard Beef & Ale, 6236 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.
For information, call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.
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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce's Trinity Networking Group will have its business card and brochure exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Hollow Golf & Country Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity.
The event is sponsored by ABCO Graphics & Printing. The cost is $10 per person. For information or to RSVP, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651 by Tuesday.
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Business Network International, or BNI, a networking organization specializing in the exchange of qualified business referrals among members, will have a Visitors Day event from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Heritage Springs Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity.
The event, which includes breakfast, is an opportunity for people to learn the secrets of how businesses can thrive on word of mouth or referral-based marketing.
The cost is $10 per person. For information or to RSVP, contact Dave Randall at (727) 842-7744.
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BNI Eagles will hold a networking event at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Palm Room at Springs Golf and Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd. (off Little Road, north of State Road 54) in New Port Richey.
RSVP at (727) 967-1418.
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