Business Digest 03/18/2020

Note to readers:  Due to continuing developments regarding coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), readers are encouraged to use the contact information provided for individual events, to determine cancellations, prior to attending. The Laker/Lutz News does not necessarily receive cancellation notifications from the various organizations. Pasco changes tourism marketing sponsorships Experience … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/11/2020

Bravado Pharmaceuticals Bravado Pharmaceuticals LLC hosted its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on March 2 at its new facility, at 4212 Cypress Gulch Drive in Lutz. Bravado has invested $3 million in the purchase and buildout of the 7,500-square-foot facility and plans to add 20 new jobs over the next few years. The facility will be used for research and for pharmaceutical … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/04/2020

Outlet gets new general manager Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, has named Chris Durant as the new general manager at Tampa Premium Outlets. Durant will manage all day-to-day operations, maintenance, budgeting, and tenant and community relations, according to a news release from Simon. Durant also will oversee security and marketing initiatives at the … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/26/2020

BayCare on top 100 list BayCare Health System has been named one of the best companies to work for in the country by Great Place to Work and Fortune. BayCare ranked No. 37 on the list, which was based on survey feedback from more than 650,000 employees — rating their workplace on more than 60 different categories, according to a news release from the health care system. “We’re proud to … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/19/2020

New Firestone opens, off State Road 54 Terrance Martin, store manager for Firestone Auto Care, prepares to cut the ribbon to celebrate the store’s grand opening on Feb. 7. Pasco County Commission Chairman Mike Moore welcomed the store to the community, along with fellow Pasco County Commissioners Jack Mariano and Mike Wells, and members of the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce. Firestone made a … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/12/2020

Women-n-Charge donation Women-n-Charge, a group that supports professional women in managing their businesses, recently donated $4,000 to local charities. Mary Adele Clark, president of Women-n-Charge, left, stands alongside the recipients: Cheyenne Johnson, CFO for Momma G’s Home for Teens; Stephanie Gradys, intern at Hope Children’s Home; Marianne Thomas, Ph.D., director for One More Child; … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/05/2020

AltMed Florida opens Lutz dispensary AltMed Florida, the fastest-growing Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) in Florida, recently opened three dispensaries in 24 hours, including one in Lutz. The grand opening in Lutz took place at 21126 State Road 54, Suite 104, on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. That was followed the next morning by simultaneous openings of dispensaries in Tallahassee and … [Read more...]

Business Digest 01/29/2020

Bravado Pharmaceuticals to set up in Lutz Bravado Pharmaceuticals LLC is a new company being established at 4212 Cypress Gulch Drive in Pasco County, according to a release from the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc. Brian McMillan, the Lutz company’s owner and CEO, has 30 years of analytical, formulation and process development experience. The company is investing $3 million in … [Read more...]

Business Digest 01/22/2020

Kathryn Starkey attends trade-deal signing Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey was among elected officials invited from across the country to attend the signing of the Phase One trade deal between the United States and China, presided over by President Donald Trump and Chinese officials. “I am excited to watch the benefits of this agreement unfold throughout the country, including in … [Read more...]

Business Digest 01/15/2020

Girl Scout cookie season kicks off The Girl Scouts of West Central Florida are kicking off the Girl Scout Cookie season and, this year, there’s a new choice available for patrons. The new Girl Scout Cookie is called Lemon-Ups, and it’s a crispy lemon cookie that carries a message. This year, the official day for the beginning of cookie booth sales is Feb. 14, through the West Central Florida … [Read more...]