Business Digest 10/24/2018

Economic development talk
The North Tampa Bay Chamber’s Oct. 25 economic briefing will feature Bill Cronin, president/CEO of the Pasco Economic Development Council. The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Hunter’s Green Golf & Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive in New Tampa. The cost is $15. Call (813) 994-8534 for more information.

Premier HealthCare hiring event
Premier HealthCare is having a hiring event Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to noon, at 37912 Church Ave., in Dade City. For more information call (352) 518-2000, or visit

Earth Fare is coming to Lutz
Earth Fare, a specialty organic and natural food grocery store, is opening a 24,000-square-foot store at 25535 Sierra Center Blvd., part of Cypress Creek Town Center, according to a news release.

Earth Fare currently operates 10 stores in Florida, including two others in the Tampa area.

Earth Fare’s 1,000 private brand food products are all sourced using only non-GMO ingredients, and new products are being added to the shelves each day, the release says.

Beyond groceries, the new store will also feature Earth Fare’s Heirloom Juice Bar, which features custom-crafted juices, smoothies and fresh coffee. Shoppers will also find a wide variety of clean, natural choices in Earth Fare’s ready-to-go and prepared foods department, including the salad bar, hot foods bar, pizza station, sandwich counter, and packaged meals-on-the-go. Shoppers can enjoy a homemade meal without the work, whether dining in the indoor and outdoor café with free Wi-Fi or taking it home, the release adds.

The new store is expected to open this winter.

To find out more, visit

2018 Economic Summit
The 2018 annual Economic Development Summit is set for Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. Numerous panelists will discuss the economic opportunities in health care, education, tourism and hospitality, and the overall business development environment. For tickets or more information, call (813) 994-8534.

North Tampa Bay Chamber awards celebration
The North Tampa Bay Chamber’s “Celebrating Excellence in Business” awards celebration is planned for Nov. 8 at Hyatt Place Wesley Chapel in the Sierra Conference Center. The event begins with a cocktail hour at 6:30 p.m., and the awards program at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $65 per person or $520 per corporate table of eight. There is a cash bar, and the dress is business or cocktail attire. For more information or to register, visit


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