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...]

Business Digest 05/17/2017

The Cleaning Authority collecting food donations Owners of The Cleaning Authority, Laura and Larry Liebler, won the company’s 2016 Franchisee of the Year Award. The couple opened their franchise in Tampa about 11 years ago, and now have about 100 employees who provide home and apartment cleaning services in Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Lutz and Land O’ Lakes. The Cleaning Authority provides … [Read more...]

Business Digest 05/10/2017

MIDFLORIDA opens new branch MIDFLORIDA Credit Union opened a new branch at 23551 State Road 54 in Land O’ Lakes. Bank officials had a grand opening April 28. The teller desk layout operates with open counters and no partitions or visible office equipment. Operating hours include Saturday service, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. drive-through service, a drive-up ATM, and safe deposit boxes. The credit … [Read more...]

Business Digest 05/03/2017

First National groundbreaking First National Bank of Pasco broke ground April 20 for a new branch office, at 23613 State Road 54 in Lutz. Behind the golden shovels, from left to right, were FNBP Vice President Dwight Carson; FNBP Lutz Branch Manager Kathleen Balthazard; FNBP Executive Vice President Mike Mashke; FNBP board member John Henson; Pasco County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Paula … [Read more...]

Business Digest 04/26/2017

First National Bank groundbreaking First National Bank of Pasco broke ground April 20 for a new location, at 23613 State Road 54 in Lutz. The 3,000-square-foot facility is expected to open Oct. 1, and is designed to meet the needs of the new generation of millennial customers. The branch will provide an engaging banking experience, with modern furnishings, an open layout and a coffee bar. The … [Read more...]

Business Digest 04/19/2017

Aldi plans new store Representatives of the discount grocer, Aldi, filed conceptual plans for a store in Cypress Creek Town Center, on the southwest corner of State Road 54 and Wesley Chapel Boulevard, according to Pasco County records. The pre-application outlines an approximately 19,000-square-foot grocery store, located on about 5 acres owned by Pasco Ranch Inc. The company is owned by … [Read more...]

Business Digest 04/12/2017

Self-driving buses coming to Hillsborough County U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis touted the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit system, or HART, at a recent hearing of the Communications and Technology subcommittee. The transit service soon will begin operating a “first-of-its-kind” autonomous public bus system with wireless 5G capabilities. The commuter shuttle will run in downtown Tampa. HART … [Read more...]

Business Digest 04/05/4017

Shoe Carnival opening Shoe Carnival will open April 7 in the Village Lakes Shopping Center in Land O’ Lakes, with a grand opening scheduled sometime in mid-May, according to company representatives. Previously, the opening had been announced for an earlier date. The new shoe shop, off State Road 54, will be located in a suite next door to Ross Dress for Less. Other Shoe Carnival stores in … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/29/2017

Green industry training The University of Florida and IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension Service will host a Green Industry Best Management Practices training session March 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The program is designed for landscape professionals who apply pesticides and fertilizers … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/22/2017

NatureCoaster hires Ed Caum Ed Caum will help NatureCoaster.com promote local outdoor experiences to area residents and tourists, according to an announcement from NatureCoaster.com. Caum is the former tourism manager for Pasco County. Caum, who grew up on an island in southeast Alaska, will contribute articles, photographs and sales efforts with local businesses and events. His articles … [Read more...]