Business Digest 03/20/2019

Pasco EDC economic development manager Jennie Sammur is the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc.’s new economic development manager. She will be responsible for local business retention and expansion as well as increasing the international trade and foreign direct investment marketing program, according to a Pasco EDC news release. Sammur was selected after an extensive search, the … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/13/2019

Grand re-opening at Copperstone Copperstone Executive Suites, 3632 Land O' Lakes Blvd., in Land O' Lakes, will host a grand re-opening March 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The building is under new ownership and management. There will be food, drinks and giveaways. Guests can enter to win four free hours of meeting room space. For information, call (813) 298-7363. Carrollwood Bar … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/06/2019

NetFest 2019 NetFest, a networking festival presented by the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., is set for April 4 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at The Epperson Lagoon by Metro Places. The event gives business and community leaders a chance to network and have fun. The cost is $40 for Pasco EDC investors and guests, and $50 for others. For more information, call (813) 926-0827, or email … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/27/2019

AJ’s Power Source helps Pasco Kids First AJ’s Power Source, in Land O’ Lakes, presented a $777 check to Becky Bennett, director of development for Pasco Kids First. The company, established in 1987, has more than 40 employees. It promotes volunteering and giving back to the community. Pasco Kids First has been providing services to children and families in Pasco County for 30 years to address … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/20/2019

Hobby Lobby now hiring Hobby Lobby is accepting applications for new store temporary setup help, with an opportunity to work full- and part-time positions in floral, crafts, art, custom frames, hobbies, fabrics and cashiers. Apply in person at Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills Room, 26640 Silver Maple Parkway, Wesley Chapel. Applications are being accepted Feb. 19 through Feb. … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/13/2019

Earth Fare grand opening Earth Fare invites the community to attend its grand opening celebration on Feb. 20, just before 7 a.m., at 25535 Sierra Center Blvd., in the Cypress Creek Town Center. The event begins with a ribbon-cutting, followed by a day of festivities. There will be special giveaways, free samples, product demonstrations and more. “At Earth Fare, we are passionate about … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/06/2019

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza now open Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza opened on Feb. 4 at 25456 Sierra Center Blvd., across the street from the Tampa Premium Outlets, in Cypress Creek Town Center. This is the restaurant chain’s first Tampa area location. It features fast, artisanal pizza. The restaurant has an interactive open kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s personal … [Read more...]

Business Digest 01/30/2019

Wawa opens in Odessa A new Wawa location opened at 12048 State Road 54 in Odessa, with a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on the morning of Jan. 24. It is the first Wawa store in Odessa. Pasco County commissioners Jack Mariano and Kathryn Starkey attended the event, which featured giveaways and a hoagie-building competition between Pasco County Fire Rescue and the Pasco Sheriff … [Read more...]

Business Digest 01/23/2019

Insurance firms form partnership Chris Black Insurance, a Lutz-based independent insurance firm, has formed a partnership with Insurance Seguros of America Ricketts LLC, located in Wesley Chapel. The merger became final in October. Chris Black Insurance was founded in 2008 with the mission to provide customized insurance packages for their clients across the state of Florida. Tina … [Read more...]

Business Digest 01/16/2019

$15 an hour starting salary Employees at the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office who are hired after Jan. 5 will receive a starting salary of $15, according to a news release from the office. Any current employee who is receiving less than that amount also will be boosted to at least the new wage, the release added. “In 2013, starting salaries were only $9.25 an hour,” Tax Collector Mike … [Read more...]