Business Digest 07/26/2017

Pasco bank adds board member First National Bank of Pasco welcomed Chris Black to its board of directors, according to a news release from The Creative Stable Inc. Black is owner of Lutz-based Chris Black Insurance. He joins eight other members who serve on the board of Pasco County’s oldest, independent community bank. They are Chairman A.P. Gibbs, Vice Chairman Paul P. Midili, President … [Read more...]

Business Digest 07/19/2017

CORRECTION: The Salute to Small Business Mixer is set for Aug. 23 at Copperstone Executive Suites, 3632 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. An incorrect date for the event was published on July 12 in The Laker/Lutz News. Thrift store pop-up for charity CenterState Bank will host the Gulfside Hospice Thrift Shoppe’s Pop Up Shop in its lobby every Friday through Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 6930 Gall … [Read more...]

Business Digest 07/12/2017

New hire for REALTORS association Rebecca Lopez is the new association executive of the Central Pasco Association of REALTORS (CPAR). Lopez previously was director of education for the Greater Tampa REALTORS for more than 10 years. She also has served as assistant commissioner for Chicago’s Department of Housing. She has received several awards, including the HEART Award from the Housing and … [Read more...]

Business Digest 07/05/2017

Oasis client services director April Beck is the new client services director at Oasis Pregnancy Care Centers, with two locations in Land O’ Lakes and Wesley Chapel. In Land O’ Lakes, the office is at Copperstone Suites, at 3632 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.; and in Wesley Chapel, the office is at 5854 Argerian Drive. Beck will be responsible for supervision and quality assurance of the … [Read more...]

Business Digest 06/28/2017

The Brick Farmhouse opens The Brick Farmhouse Antiques & Coffee Shop had a ribbon cutting June 17, at 14220 Eighth St., in Dade City. The shop offers the chance to browse for antiques or relax awhile with a cup of gourmet coffee. The shop also has an array of crafts and handmade originals, and will host live music events on weekends. Classes will be offered in adult and child chalk … [Read more...]

Business Digest 06/21/2017

Dixie Belle Paint nominated Dixie Belle Paint Company is a finalist in the 2017 Florida Companies to Watch, sponsored by GrowFL and the Edward Lowe Foundation. Dixie Belle Paint is located at 1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Lutz. It is the leading American owned and operated provider of chalk mineral paint, which can be used without sanding, priming or other prep work. The company opened in … [Read more...]

Business Digest 06/14/2017

Fifth Third Bank fights hunger Employees and customers of Fifth Third Bank provided more than a million meals in May to fight hunger during the bank’s annual “Feeding Our Communities” campaign, according to a press release from Fifth Third Bank. Surpassing the million-meal mark is a first for Fifth Third. The bank partnered with more than 65 organizations in 10 states during the … [Read more...]

Business Digest 06/07/2017

Del Webb builds at Bexley Del Webb, which specializes in building homes for age 55 and older communities, plans to build a gated community of 850 single-family, detached homes at Bexley. Bexley is a master-planned community being developed by Newland Communities, off Suncoast Parkway in Land O’ Lakes. Del Webb Bexley will begin construction in 2018 on about 490 acres. The subdivision … [Read more...]

Business Digest 05/31/2017

Ashton Woods development Ashton Woods is launching a new phase of development at Asturia, with new home sites that feature the homebuilder’s Heritage Series product, according to a news release. Ashton Woods is offering six home plans in this new phase, ranging from more than 1,800 square feet to more than 2,600 square feet of living space. Prices start in the high $200,000s. The homes … [Read more...]

Business Digest 05/24/2017

Women-n-Charge awards grants Women-n-Charge awarded two $1,000 grants to Anna Marie Orlando, of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office; and Barbara Keithly, owner of Magnolia Manor Assisted Living, according to a news release from the organization. The group’s mission is to support and assist professional women in managing businesses more effectively. Orlando is a volunteer chaplain at the … [Read more...]