Business Digest 11-26-14

Roy Naccour shows off his new J. Joseph Salon & Spa location at Sunlake Plaza in Lutz. (Diane Kortus/Staff Photo)

Roy Naccour shows off his new J. Joseph Salon & Spa location at Sunlake Plaza in Lutz. (Diane Kortus/Staff Photo)

J. Joseph Salon expands into Lutz
Roy Naccour, owner of J. Joseph Salon & Spa in Land O’ Lakes, has opened a second location in Lutz at Sunlake Plaza next to the Publix on State Road 54.

“We’re pleased to offer our European-style salon services to women and families along the fast growing (State Road 54) corridor,” Naccour said in a release.

J. Joseph Salon is the official hair salon for WFLA-Channel 8’s “Daytime.”

The new salon is located at 18861 State Road 54. Appointments are available seven days a week and most evenings, and can be made at (813) 235-6848.

Women-n-Charge to meet in December
Women-n-Charge will meet Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m., at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive in Tampa.

The meeting will include a feature speaker and networking.

Cost is $15 for members who pre-register, and $18 for guests.

For information, visit, or call (813) 600-9848.

 Wesley Chapel networking group
Networking for Your Success meets every Thursday at 8 a.m., at Lexington Oaks Country Club, 2615 Lexington Oaks Blvd., in Wesley Chapel.

Cost is $5, and annual membership to the group is $79.

Big Breakfast for Small Business
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Zephyrhills are offering a kickoff breakfast to celebrate small business Nov. 29 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Abbott Station Restaurant, 5327 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills.

Breakfast will be available for free to the first 50 customers.

For information, call (813) 782-1913, or visit

Native American veterans offered job help
Native Americans throughout Florida and Georgia who have served in the U.S. military now have a new resource government officials say will help them become economically self-sufficient.

The Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs has launched its Native American Veteran Resource Initiative designed to help Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian veterans find the education, training, job resources and services they need to compete in today’s labor market.

The services, although through the U.S. Department of Labor, are administered in ways that are consistent with the traditional cultural values and beliefs of the people they are designed to serve.

For information, call (800) 322-9186.

Kumquat Festival selling sponsorship packages
The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce is now accepting reservation packages for the 2015 Kumquat Festival, set to take place Jan. 31.

Packages start at $500, and include logos and links on the website, as well as booth space at the festival. Premier packages, which run from $1,000 to $5,000, include additional features.

The event is expected to draw 45,000 people from Florida, who live here seasonally, and who are visiting.

For information, call John Moors at (352) 567-3769, or email gro.r1566414624ebmah1566414624cytic1566414624edad@1566414624sroom1566414624j1566414624.

New mobile nail salon
Amber Thomas has started a new mobile nail salon in Zephyrhills, focused on men and women over 55, who are shut in, or living in RV parks. However, the Florida-licensed mobile nail technician says she’s available for customers of all ages.

For more information, call Thomas at (813) 701-7222, or email at *protected email*.

Winn-Dixie now offering Apple Pay
The grocery store chain Winn-Dixie is now offering shoppers the chance to use Apply Pay at the checkout.

The service, which is available to Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, create a contact-less payment method for merchandise in the stores.

Winn-Dixie has six locations on this side of Pasco and Hillsborough counties, including 27301 Wesley Chapel Blvd. and 27303 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel; 2126 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes; 6427 County Line Road in Tampa; 18407 U.S. 41 in Lutz; and 36348 State Road 54 in Zephyrhills.

For information, visit

East Pasco Networking Group
The East Pasco Networking Group has scheduled several speakers for the coming months. The group meets every other week at the Village Inn at 5214 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills. Networking begins at 8 a.m., with the meeting starting at 8:30 a.m.

Upcoming speakers include:

  • Scott Lindner, pastor of Atonement Lutheran Church, Dec. 9
  • Michael Smith, pastor of Fair Haven Baptist Church and principal of Zephyrhills Christian Academy

The group will have its Christmas mixer Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., at Village Inn, 5214 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills.

For information, call Nils Lenz at (813) 782-9491, or email him at *protected email*.

Dade City chamber needs volunteers
The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce is looking for some volunteers to help with the chamber event season.

With winter residents returning to the area, there are a number of activities the chamber needs help to staff. The chamber is looking for people who are friendly and outgoing, who have knowledge of the local area and activities, and are team-oriented.

For information, email gro.r1566414624ebmah1566414624cytic1566414624edad@1566414624dyolf1566414624m1566414624.

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