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Pasco Business digest for Feb. 19

Published Feb. 18, 2016

Business digest


DAY SPA & SALON OPENS IN LUTZ: belle ame Day Spa & Salon had its grand opening Feb. 13 at 21758 State Road 54 in Lutz. The day spa features the use of organic and natural products in its spa and salon services.

The business offers services to both men and women, including massages, facials and skin care, body treatments, waxing services, hairstyling, plus manicures and pedicures. The spa is open seven days a week.

For information, call (813) 949-8400.

HOSPITAL RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION: Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently earned the CNOR (Certified Nurse, Operating Room) Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute.

The designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its eligible operating room nursing staff CNOR certified and that provide programs that reward and recognize certified nurses.

URGENT CARE PROVIDER MOVES TO NEW LOCATION: Wesley Chapel Centra Care, a hospital-affiliated urgent care provider, has moved to a new standalone facility at 1127 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. The original facility, which opened in 2012, was the first Centra Care location in the Tampa Bay area.

The new facility is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Call (813) 973-2889.

NIMLOK GULF COAST HAS MOVED: Nimlok Gulf Coast, under new ownership, has relocated from Largo to 3753 Morgons Castle Court, Land O'Lakes.

Nimlok, a division of Orbus Exhibit & Display Groups, recently announced that Brian Aikman, owner of Nimlok display solutions distributor Nimlok Cincinnati, has taken over ownership of Nimlok Gulf Coast. For information, call (813) 690-9023.

MOBILE PHYSICIAN SERVICES RECEIVES RECOGNITION: Mobile Physician Services, headquartered in New Port Richey, has been awarded recognition as a patient-centered medical home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

Mobile Physician Services is a multi-specialty house-call practice that provides medical care to homebound patients in 19 Florida counties. For information, call (855) 232-0644.

LOCAL SENIOR LIVING FACILITY HONORED:, the largest online ratings and reviews site for senior care in North America, recently announced its third annual Best of 2016 awards, and American House Zephyrhills made the list.

American House Zephyrhills was honored with a Best of Senior Living award, based on the ratings of residents and their families. For information about the award, visit

Who's news

TOP REALTORS: Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential, 6330 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, has announced its top Realtors for January.

Randal Jenkins received the award for Top Listing Agent by Units. Lynette Krull was honored with the Top Listing Agent by Volume award. Team Maceda, whose members include Joseph Maceda, Kristin Mizgorski and Rebecca Duffy, received the Top Selling Agents by Units and Volume awards. Sean Riordan received the awards for Top Producing Agent by Units and Volume.


PRICING WORKSHOP: A "Pricing for Profit" workshop, presented by Jack Grise with SCORE, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at SMARTstart New Port Richey business incubator, 6345 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.

The workshop will focus on ways to determine the correct pricing structure for selling a product or service, and cover the basics of understanding the costs of doing business, gross profit, margin and markup. To RSVP, call Rebecca Gaddis at (352) 588-1356.

5:01 FRIDAY: A laid-back meet-up with other business owners and community members will be at 5:01 p.m. Feb. 26 at the SMARTstart Dade City business incubator, 15000 Citrus County Drive, Suite 103 in the Dade City Business Center. For information, call (352) 437-4861.

Save the date

NETWORKING FESTIVAL: The Pasco Economic Development Council will host its 14th annual NetFest from 5 to 8 p.m. April 7 at Starkey Ranch, 12959 State Road 54, Odessa.

The networking event, with a Western theme, is a chance to wear blue jeans, plaid shirts and cowboy hats for a casual night of food, drink, music and networking.

Tickets are $35 for Pasco EDC investors and guests; $45 for others. Sponsorships levels include: Cowboy for $500, Trail Boss for $1,000 and Cattle Baron for $2,000.

Sponsors can assemble a team to participate in the sponsors-only chili cook-off. For information, contact Suzanne at (813) 926-0829 or

Building skills

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

• How to Apply for a Business Loan, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson.

• Using the Internet in Your Business, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, South Holiday Branch Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday.

• How to Really Start Your Own Business, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 26, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

To register and for information, visit 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 Hamilton, Business Digest, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. You may also email items to 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.