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...]

Business Digest 01/09/2019

Goodwill job fair Goodwill is recruiting for sales and processing positions – full and part time. To recruit potential employees Goodwill Temporary Staffing is having a job fair Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Goodwill Superstore at 2390 Willow Oak Drive in Wesley Chapel. The store is located off State Road 56, just east of Interstate 75. Applicants are encouraged to complete an … [Read more...]

Business Digest 01/02/2019

Del Webb begins building clubhouse Construction has started on a 19,000-square-foot clubhouse at The Meridian at Bexley, in Land O’ Lakes, a project being done by Del Webb, a pioneer in communities for those ages 55 and older. The coastal style clubhouse will serve as a community hub for residents to explore, learn and grow socially, physically and intellectually as they approach … [Read more...]

Business Digest 12/26/2018

Dade City Chamber meeting Pasco County Schools Superintendent Kurt Browning was the featured speaker at the recent Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce business breakfast meeting, at the beautiful Edwinola, an assisted living facility in downtown Dade City, according to a chamber news release. During the session, Cathy Powell, was welcomed as Edwinola’s new executive director, and Browning … [Read more...]

Business Digest 12/19/2018

Workforce Development manager joins EDC The Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., has hired Turner Arbour as its workforce development manager, to run the new Pasco Pipeline Program. Arbour is a long-time Pasco resident, who holds a degree from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a Bachelor of Science in Global Business, according to a news release from Pasco … [Read more...]

Business Digest 12/12/2018

Networking Group mixer The East Pasco Networking Group will have its Christmas Mixer on Dec. 13 starting at 6 p.m., at the IHOP, at 13100 U.S. 301 in Dade City. Keynote speakers will be Chris and Tammi Dester, and Pastor Scott Lindner. Those attending are encouraged to bring family members, and everyone  pays for their own meals. Please RSVP to the group chair, Nils Lenz, at (813) 782-9491 … [Read more...]

Business Digest 12/05/2018

Nye Commons ribbon cutting A ribbon cutting took place Nov. 28 at Nye Commons, 4839 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, for numerous businesses. They are: OTB: Only the Best restaurant Board & Brush: Wood décor projects, with beer and wine selections Allure Spa & Nails: A designer, full-service nail salon Color & Co: Luxury boutique, full-service hair salon … [Read more...]

Business Digest 11/28/2018

Pasco County’s prospects are bright Ian Anderson, market president and publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, talked about Pasco County’s prospects recently during The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce November Business Breakfast at Scotland Yards, according to a chamber news release. Anderson talked about the impact of population influx to the Tampa Bay market, as this area is … [Read more...]

Business Digest 11/21/2018

David Weekley model home in Bexley David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held builder, has opened its second model home in the Land O’ Lakes community of Bexley, according to a news release. Open daily for tours, the single-story Tangelo features four bedrooms, three full baths, two half-baths and a three-car garage within 3,000 square feet. The Tangelo is one of five floor plans … [Read more...]

Business Digest 11/14/2018

Pulte raises money for at-risk children, families Pulte Homes’ West Florida Division’s Building to Make Lives Better Golf Tournament raised $109,195 for the Children’s Home Network. The money will help fund operations at Kids Village, Adolescents in Motherhood and other community outreach programs that serve Tampa Bay’s at-risk children and families. A total of 130 golfers participated in the … [Read more...]