Love of community, and chamber, inspires honorary mayor

When Judi Fisher decided to run for the title of honorary mayor of Land O’ Lakes she realized she was making a sizable commitment. That’s because she knew it would require a considerable amount of time and energy to conduct and attend fundraisers to win the title. And, if she won, she knew she would be spending an entire year attending ribbon cuttings, celebrating milestones and showing her … [Read more...]

It’s Kumquat Festival time

A day set aside for tiny orange fruits and fun It’s that time of year when the tiny tart orange fruit reigns supreme in Dade City — the town on the eastern edge of Pasco County, with quaint shops lining its downtown streets and a historic courthouse in its center square. About 35,000 people are expected at the festival this year, said John Moors, executive director of The Greater Dade … [Read more...]

Business community buoyed by Trump administration

The business community is mostly bullish about the Trump administration and Trump’s plans to cut taxes and roll back regulations, according to Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economic advisor for Wells Fargo. The Pasco Economic Development Council featured Vitner as guest speaker at its annual Economic Forecast Luncheon at the Florida Hospital Center Ice on Feb. 3. President Donald … [Read more...]

‘Concept College’ helps make college dreams a reality in Pasco County

In some Pasco County families, attending college after graduating high school is almost a given. There’s money, opportunity and plenty of options for a student to continue their education. But in others, college seems like a far-fetched dream. Even before they graduate high school, those students know that the opportunity isn’t there, and that makes it hard to focus on good grades and pursuing … [Read more...]