Business Digest 10/31/2018

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.

Women-n-Charge meets at 11:30 a.m., on the first Friday of each month, at the Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., Land O’ Lakes. The cost is $15 for members and $18 for guests who RSVP by Monday prior to the meeting. Tuesday and after, the cost is $20 for members and $23 for guests. To RSVP, visit For information, call (813) 600-9848.

Boss Babe networking
Two Sisters DIY Workshop, 2020 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Suite 4, in Lutz, will host a Boss Babe Network Night on Nov. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., to give women professionals and entrepreneurs a chance to make connections and referrals. Bring plenty of business cards. Each person attending should bring a product, gift card, or small gift basket (no coupons) to go toward a raffle. Food and beverages will be provided. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. For information, call (813) 586-3521.

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

Central Pasco Chamber meeting
Kris Carson of the Florida Department of Transportation will be the featured speaker at the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Nov. 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Parkway, 2155 Northpointe Parkway in Lutz. Networking begins at 11:30 a.m., with lunch and the meeting at noon. The charge is $20, if RSVP is made by Thursday, for members only, and $25 for nonmembers. The fee is $25 at the door. For more information or to RSVP, contact the chamber at (813) 909-2722 or moc.r1553621009ebmah1553621009cocsa1553621009plart1553621009nec@e1553621009ciffo1553621009.

East Pasco Networking Group
Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley is scheduled to be the guest speaker at the East Pasco Networking Group meeting on Nov. 13. The group meets at 7:30 a.m., at IHOP in Dade City, 13100 US 301 in Dade City. For more information, call Nils Lenz at (813) 782-9491.

North Tampa Bay Chamber luncheon meeting
Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey will be the featured speaker for the North Tampa Bay Chamber’s luncheon meeting Nov. 14 at the Fox Hollow Golf Club, 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway in Trinity. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $20. Please RSVP and pre-pay, if possible. For more information, call (813) 994-8534, or email the chamber’s office at moc.r1553621009ebmah1553621009capma1553621009thtro1553621009n@eci1553621009ffo1553621009.

Virtual business conference
SCORE is having a Small Business Success Virtual Conference on Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To find out more, visit the Pasco-Hernando SCORE Chapter 439 website at

Celebrating women in business
The National Women’s Business Council celebrated the anniversary of the passage of H.R. 5050, the Women’s Business Ownership Act on Oct. 25. The passage of the legislation was historic, giving women critical resources to build their own enterprises and succeed in their respective fields.

How to start your own business
Learn how to start your own business through this SCORE workshop on Nov. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the New River Library, 34043 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel. The seminar provides an introduction and overview of key issues related to starting a business. Issues covered include structuring a business plan, how to manage cash flow and other basics. You can walk away with a checklist intended to help you succeed.

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