Time Well Spent

Jaime’s Adult Day Centers offers an affordable solution to help loved ones stay active, make new friends, and experience life based on their own unique abilities. This brainchild of sisters Jaime and Julie Goddard opened in January in North Tampa. “As the name implies, members spend the day on-site, but return to their own homes in the evening,” said co-owner, Jaime Goddard, a registered nurse … [Read more...]

Discover Twisted Sprocket Café

The new community of Bexley in Land O’ Lakes is getting lots of recognition for its parks and trail system, beautiful homes from prestigious builders, and new elementary school that opens this fall. Yet to be discovered by many, however, is Bexley’s best-kept secret —The Twisted Sprocket Café. This gem of a café is located inside The Bexley Club, which is part of the amenity center for … [Read more...]

Every Dog Has His Day (Cats too)

From the moment you walk in, you can literally see the difference. At Starkey Ranch Animal Hospital and Rehab Center, the rehab therapy wing alone seems as big as other veterinary clinics, and is definitely a lot more open than most. This is by design. Having 1,500 sq. ft., of open-concept rehab space is much more calming to both pet and owner, than some cramped, little, windowless room. Owner, … [Read more...]

Computer Problems? Network Needs? Call Scott Hatch — Experienced, Fast and Personable

Scott Hatch understands how intimidating and confusing computers are for many people. And that’s why he prides himself for being able to talk to customers about their computer problems and needs at a level that they understand. “It’s unfortunate that 90 percent of computer technicians have difficulty explaining a computer problem and solution in language that regular people understand,” said … [Read more...]

Cornerstone Extolls the Many Benefits of a Woman-Owned Business

Behind every successful business there is a leader whose vision has shaped the company as it overcame the challenges of growth, and has put in place the groundwork needed for continued success. Dana Spears is that leader at Cornerstone Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical, one of Pasco’s most successful family businesses. Dana has lead Cornerstone for over 11 years. Her determination … [Read more...]

Superb First Year At Jo-z Wilder State Farm

It’s been a busy year-and-a-half since Jo-z Wilder opened her State Farm Insurance office along the State Road 54 corridor in Pasco County. “We have been so welcomed by the community, that we’ve surpassed all the goals we set for ourselves when we opened,” said Jo-z, owner of the State Farm agency. Jo-z attributes part of her success to being in the center of the booming business district of … [Read more...]

Grand Opening At Lakeside Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

The official grand opening of Lakeside Heating, Cooling & Plumbing in Land O’ Lakes is being celebrated June 21 with a ribbon cutting co-hosted by the Central Pasco and Wesley Chapel chambers of commerce. The public is invited to the event, which takes place from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. at Lakeside’s office on Bell Lake, at 4608 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. Chamber members, customers and friends can enjoy … [Read more...]

Air Conditioning Solutions —Experienced, Trustworthy and Versatile

Todd Boudreau understands better than most that a small business can provide better expertise and customer service than a large company, because the owner can be involved in every job. He knows this firsthand, because before starting Air Conditioning Solutions, for 10 years he and his wife, Teresa, owned a large mechanical and plumbing company with more than 30 employees in their home state of … [Read more...]

New Specialty Aquarium Store Opens in Land O’ Lakes

One of the most natural and easy ways to relax is to pull up a chair in front of an aquarium, and watch fish swim and socialize. “There’s something incredibly soothing and peaceful about a fish tank,” said Wayne Scott, co-owner of What’s In Your Tank, a new aquarium store in Land O’ Lake that is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. “Research shows that … [Read more...]

A specialty shop for health & well-being

Special to The Laker / Lutz News As a certified surgical technologist, Carole Homand is well-acquainted with traditional medical practice. For 26 years, she worked as an integral member of surgical teams, advocating for the patient’s safety and comfort. In 2012, her life changed dramatically, and she embarked on a new path. The first steps involved deep soul searching, learning about … [Read more...]