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Pasco business digest

Published Mar. 16, 2013


Lennar's Central Florida division has opened Phase 3 at Concord Station on State Road 54, 2 miles east of the Suncoast Parkway in Land O'Lakes.

More than 100 home sites are available in the new phase for single-family homes. For information, call toll-free at 1-888-317-7489 or visit

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Leadership Pasco, a development program that explores issues through a series of seminars and hands-on activities, is accepting applications for its Class of 2014.

The program is open to people interested in community involvement and supporting the prosperity of Pasco County. Topics include leadership skills, the history of Pasco County, education, health care and social services, law enforcement and criminal justice, economic and business development, government and infrastructure.

Applications are due by June 1 and may be submitted online at

For an application, send an email request to Bob Memoli at

Who's news

Chad and Vaitsa Villers recently purchased Southwest and Tropical, a furniture and home decor store at 5641 State Road 54, New Port Richey.

Last year the business expanded and now offers pottery, fountains and garden decor, rustic furniture, home decor and wall art items.

Summer hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and by appointment on Monday. For information visit

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Dr. David Kimmel of the Florida Center for Laser Dentistry, 12124 Cobblestone Drive, Bayonet Point, recently provided training sessions to physicians and dentists in Fort Lauderdale on the correct placement of Botox and fillers, with the support of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.

Kimmel has been practicing in Bayonet Point since 1990 and has been utilizing laser dentistry for more than eight years. Kimmel can be reached at (727) 862-8513.


The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will host the last day of the Business Expo & Taste of the Town from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

For more information, visit

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The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly chamber mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at West Winds Assisted Living Facility, 37411 Eiland Blvd., Zephyrhills.

For information, call (813) 782-1913.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its Ambassadors Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Sassy O'Shea's Irish Pub, 5015 U.S. 19, New Port Richey.

The event is sponsored by Bob Memoli, Florida Luxury Realty. The cost is $10 per person (cash only), and includes tax, gratuity and beverage. For information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have two ribbon-cuttings during the coming week:

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Republican Party of Pasco, 12043 Cobblestone Drive, Hudson, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Verizon Event Center, 8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The event will be combined with a ribbon-cutting for new chamber member Statewide Blinds, Digital Traffic Squad and Indoff.

For information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.

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Calusa Business & Professional Women will have its monthly mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at All Sports Arena, 7716 Rutilio Court, New Port Richey.

The event is free. Wine and light refreshments will be served. BPW Calusa members are asked to bring a bottle of wine to share.

For information, call Kelly Steen, (727) 376-1030.

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The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sign-A-Rama, 1903 Passero Ave., Lutz at 6 p.m. Wednesday. An open house will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For information, call Beatriz Cardona at (813) 994-0101 or visit

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The West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly After Five:00 Mixer along with a ribbon-cutting for Trinity Positive Business Network from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Sassy O'Shea's Irish Pub, 5015 U.S. 19, New Port Richey.

For information, call the chamber at (727) 842-7651.

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Bayada Home Health Care and Cooper Financial Services will co-host the monthly Women's Financial Discussion Group from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Pappas Ranch, 11345 State Road 54, Odessa.

This month's topic, "Women and Investing," will be presented by Christine B. Cooper, retirement income planner. A light lunch will be provided courtesy of Bayada Home Health Care.

The event is free. Donations will be accepted to benefit Sunrise of Pasco County. To RSVP, call (813) 996-6100 or email

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Pasco-Hernando Community College and Testing Services will co-host Interview and Resume Skills workshops to help job seekers at the West Campus of PHCC, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.

• Interview Tips will be from 11 a.m. to noon March 26 in room M-101, or April 2 in room R-151.

• Resume Tips will be from 4 to 5 p.m. April 16 in room M-101.

The workshops are free and open to the public. For information, call Jacqueline Eden at (727) 816-3334.

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The 28th annual Chasco Coronation Ball will begin at 6 p.m. April 5 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. The event is hosted by the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind.

The ball, a black tie event and the kickoff to the Chasco Fiesta, is held to recognize local philanthropy and to crown a King Pithla and Queen Chasco, two community leaders who give of their time and talents to the many nonprofit organizations in the community. Proceeds from the event benefit the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind. Tickets are $100 per person. For information or to RSVP, contact Tina Shelton at (727) 439-0516 or

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The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its Chamber Connections "Join Us for Java" quarterly membership meeting from 9 to 10 a.m. April 10 at the chamber office, 38550 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills.

The event includes networking and speakers. For information, call (813) 782-1913.

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 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.


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