Pasco's Business digest for Oct. 24

Published Oct. 28, 2014


CHAMBER WANTS TO CONNECT: The Trinity Odessa Chamber of Commerce is planning to introduce a new publication called To Connect, with the primary purpose of connecting the residential community with the continuous growth of commerce and new business. The first edition is scheduled to be published in January 2015.

The chamber's board of directors is asking the community and its new members to participate in the development of the publication by sending in news and information about the community, its history, business and visions of the future.

Interested participants can send copy for consideration to Kelly Steen at The written piece should be between 250 and 500 words and include a reason why the contributor thinks the information is important to a chamber publication with roots in the Trinity Odessa area. The deadline is Dec. 5.

Who's news

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR: Sero Singh, co-owner of Jennifer Gardens Assisted Living in Port Richey, was recently awarded Administrator of the Year by the Florida Assisted Living Association during the group's annual conference in Orlando.

FALA is the largest state association representing more than 500 assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. Singh has been in the assisted living industry for 13 years.


CAREER WORKSHOP AT PHSC: Pasco-Hernando State College will host the career workshop "Successful Networking" from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. today in R-151 at its West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.

The career-focused workshop is free and open to students and the public. For information, call (727) 816-3334 or email Jacqueline Eden at

NATURE COAST AFP LUNCHEON: The Nature Coast Association for Fundraising Professionals Group will host its luncheon Tuesday in building B, room 151 at Pasco-Hernando State College, 10230 Ridge Road, New Port Richey.

The speaker will be Jack Levine, founder of 4 Generations Institute. Check-in starts at 11:45 a.m., meeting at noon. Lunch is $12 for members/$20 for guests/free for first time guests. To register, visit

HARVEST FESTIVAL BUSINESS EXPO: The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will host the 2014 Harvest Festival Business Expo from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at Zephyr Park, 38116 Fifth Ave., Zephyrhills.

Proceeds will benefit the Samaritan Project of Zephyrhills. The event is free and will feature entertainment, food, games, giveaways and exhibits from churches, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

For additional information, call (813) 782-1913 or visit

TRINITY MARKETPLACE: Small and local businesses will gather for the Trinity Marketplace to showcase and sell products from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Trinity Meeting Center, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., Suite 106, Trinity Commons Plaza in New Port Richey.

Local businesses participating will include Time for Wine, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Avon, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One Gifts and local artists and photographers.

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Raffles and drawings will be held. For more information, call (727) 375-9700 or email

Building skills

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

• "Introduction to QuickBooks," 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Land O'Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes.

• "Focused Selling Skills," 1-3 p.m. Nov. 3, Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive, south of Brooksville.

• "Using the Internet in Your Business," 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, Regency Park Branch Library, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey.

To register, 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 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.