Grand opening for Dade City ReStore
The Dade City ReStore, 15029 US 301 in Dade City, is having its grand opening from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 2. Refreshments will be provided, and shoppers will receive a gift with each purchase, while supplies last.
Divining the secrets of communication
Pasco-Hernando Community College’s corporate training department is offering a class to help people communicate more intelligently.
The Communications Intelligence course will be held on June 21 and June 28, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce, 15588 Aviation Loop Drive in Brooksville, and June 19 and June 26, from 8 a.m. to noon in room A164 at the Dade City campus of PHCC, 36727 Blanton Road.
The course is open to the community.
Each participant will undergo a personal assessment to learn in detail the nature of his or her communication style.
Each person also will learn how to effectively communicate with all types of people, situations and events.
Telephone calls, emails, in-person meetings, negotiations, hiring, networking, texting and even voice mails will become easier.
During the course, participants will learn how to:
–Deal with difficult people
— Save time and aggravation in communicating
They also will acquire the tools of a communications professional and learn strategies for dealing with people of every communications style.
The tuition for the course is $189 per person, or $159 for chamber members or groups of four or more. To register of for more information call (727) 816-3123 or email .
PEDC gets new secretary/treasurer
Lex Smith of SunTrust Bank has been appointed the secretary/treasurer of the Pasco Economic Development Council’s Board of Directors.
Smith, a resident of Dade City, has been appointed to fill the seat for the remainder of the 2011-12 fiscal year.
Smith already is actively engaged in economic development circles in Pasco County.
He is board chairman and executive committee chairman for the Pasco Hernando Workforce Board and is a member of the PEDC board.
He is senior vice president for SunTrust Bank and currently works in the Tampa Region Wealth & Investment Management line of business.
Smith recently was selected for the Tampa Bay Partnership CEO Direct program, which will allow him to gain a regional perspective on economic development issues and connect with other business leaders to help Tampa Bay and Pasco County reach their potential.
New real estate office
Homeward Real Estate has a new office at 24704 SR 54, at the entrance to the Carpenter’s Run subdivision in Lutz. The office had its grand opening on May 23.
John Montesano, the broker, has two additional offices in South Tampa and Carrollwood.
The agents working out of the Lutz office are Kim Murray Bell, Mary Ann Carroll,
Ken Carter, Barbara and Dan Janzen, Stephanie Meid, Sharon Molnar, Kim
Monday and Jim McKnight.
Maronda opens new model home
Maronda Homes, which builds residences throughout the Tampa Bay area, has opened its Valencia model home in the community of Abbey Glenn, just off SR 52 near John S. Burks Memorial Park.
The 1,194-square-foot home is a three-bedroom, two-bath design with a two-car garage, and a base price of $117,900, said Gregg Carlson, president of Maronda Homes Inc. of the Suncoast. The model is located at 13423 Kent Bradley St.
Model center hours are Monday, from noon to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information call (352) 521-3284 or visit marondahomes.com.
Ballantrae office building sold
A 4,000-square-foot office building at 17807 Hunting Bow Circle, in Lutz, has been sold for $265,000 to HSW Associates.
The vanilla shell building is in the Ballantrae Professional Park. Dennis Bush and Frank Boullosa of the Ross Realty Group represented Florida Capital Bank, which sold the building.
Gulfside names new managers
Gulfside Regional Hospice has appointed Robert Bolan as its new manager for the Lutz Thrift Shoppe and has named Jo Debolt, as its new assistant store manager.
Gulfside’s Lutz Thrift Shoppe is located at 21780 SR 54, about a mile east of US 41. Donations of clothes, household items and books are accepted daily during business hours at the Lutz store, and pickups can be scheduled for larger furniture items by calling the store at (813) 909-0485.
For more information about Gulfside Regional Hospice, call (727) 845-5707 or visit www.GRHospice.org.
Scott names local men for two boards
Gov. Rick Scott has named James H. Kimbrough, of Crystal River, to the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority. Kimbrough has been the vice chairman of the Tampa region for SunTrust Bank since 1967. He has served on a number of local and state committees and boards. Kimbrough is filling a vacancy created by the resignation of Shawn E. Harrison. His term will end Sept. 20.
Scott also appointed John T. Vogel, of San Antonio, to serve on the state’s Acquisition and Restoration Council. Vogel is the president of Natural Resource Planning Services Inc. He succeeds Elizabeth Ball and his term ends on March 1, 2016.
Capri Pizza ribbon cutting
Capri Pizza & More, 7825 Gall Blvd. in Zephyrhills, had its ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 23.
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