Business Digest 07/17/2019

New vision store opens America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses is now open at Cypress Creek Town Center, 25605 Sierra Center Blvd., in Lutz. The town center is off State Road 56, west of Interstate 75. The store carries a wide selection of designer eyeglass frames, contact lenses and eyeglass accessories. It also offers a free eye exam by an optometrist, with two pairs of eyeglasses for … [Read more...]

Business Digest 07/10/2019

Brewery owner joins tourism board Mike Bishop, owner of Big Storm Brewery, has been selected to fill a vacancy on the Tourist Development Council. Bishop will serve for a four-year term, running through June 2023. The board is made up of nine members. Economic board opening The Jobs and Economic Opportunities Committee is seeking new volunteer members to take part in the committee that … [Read more...]

Business Digest 07/03/2019

Big Storm opens new kitchen Big Storm Brewing Co. is opening a kitchen at its founding taproom, at 2330 Success Drive in Odessa, offering specialty, causal meals. Big Storm has already had success with its menu at its Clearwater taproom, according to a news release from the company. “Pasco County is where it all began for us, so it feels great to invest even more in the county we love. It’s our … [Read more...]

Business Digest 06/26/2019

Gulfside vice president named Gulfside Healthcare Services has promoted Rhonda Matthews to the post of vice president of business development, according to a Gulfside news release. Matthews joined Gulfside in 2018 as its director of business development. “Rhonda has done an exceptional job in developing and leading our marketing team, and expanding our patient access sector,” Kathy … [Read more...]

Business Digest 06/19/2019

Chamber bestows honors The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce recently had its annual Banquet and Awards celebration, during which it bestowed three honors, according to a news release. The honorees were Saint Leo University, Sr. Roberta Bailey, O.S.B. and Dr. Michael Flannery. Saint Leo University received the Business of the Year award. Saint Leo University, the oldest Catholic … [Read more...]

Business Digest 06/12/2019

New SMARTstart coordinator Jennifer Ziegler has joined the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., as the economic development agency’s new SMARTstart program coordinator. She will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of SMARTstart programs and related activities at the SMARTstart West Pasco Entrepreneur Center. Bill Cronin, Pasco EDC president/CEO, is enthusiastic about Ziegler … [Read more...]

Business Digest 06/05/2019

Ben Pumo deemed ‘Heart of Pasco’ Members of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s Community Affairs Committee made a surprise visit recently to bestow the Heart of Pasco Award to Chef Ben Pumo, owner of Benedetto's Ristorante Italiano in Land O' Lakes. The award is presented to local businesses that exemplify the mission of the chamber to advocate for the interests of the diverse business … [Read more...]

Business Digest 05/29/2019

Salon ribbon cutting Salon 54, at 35360 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills, is planning a ribbon cutting on May 30 at noon. East Pasco Networking The East Pasco Networking group will meet May 30 at 6 p.m., for a Spring Mixer at IHOP, 13100 U.S. 301 in Dade City. The special guests will be the Helping Hands Food Pantry and Julie Kaufmann, elementary school teacher and vacation Bible school leader, … [Read more...]

Business Digest 05/22/2019

Honorary Mayor events Meet candidates Kathy Balthazard, of First National Bank of Pasco, and Melissa Brown, of Nautilus Soap Company, who are vying for the title of Honorary Mayor of Land O’ Lakes. The women will be at a June 3 fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Hungry Harry’s Family BBQ, 3116 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. Fifteen percent of the total sales will be split between … [Read more...]

Business Digest 05/15/2019

Senior Living groundbreaking Blue Heron Senior Living Community, at 29701 Stockton Drive in Wesley Chapel, will have a groundbreaking ceremony on May 15 at 9 a.m. The facility will include assisted living, rehabilitation, memory care and skilled nursing. Blue Heron will offer 95 resort-style private suites where individuals will be provided assistance, as needed. It will feature a health … [Read more...]