Kay Van Der Vaart named Health & Wellness Center director
The Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel has named Kay Van Der Vaart as its director.
The center, scheduled to open in January of 2013, will hone in on exercise and healthful living’s ability to function as preventative care. The 50,000-square-foot facility, adjacent to the future hospital, will feature an indoor lap pool, track, fitness programs, wellness education classes and ultramodern TechnoGym equipment.
Van Der Vaart has an extensive background in health and wellness, most recently serving as the administrative director of retail health and marketing for Holy Family Memorial, a comprehensive health care network for residents of Manitowoc County, Wis. She has had a number of other executive positions for health care organizations and hospitals.
Texas Roadhouse accepts Remington’s gift cards
Texas Roadhouse, 26409 Silver Way Parkway in Wesley Chapel, is reaching out to those with gift cards to the recently closed Remington’s Steakhouse.
The restaurant is not affiliated with the Remington’s brand, but it will accept its gift cards for a free entree up to a $15 value, and will honor any Remington’s coupons.
The offer is limited to one coupon or gift card exchanged per table. Guests should ask for a manager when they arrive and he or she will make the exchange. The exchange program continues through Aug. 31.
Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel breaks ground
Parks Motor Group has broken ground on Parks Fiat of Wesley Chapel. The new dealership is located on SR 54 next to the Parks Ford dealership. The new dealership will specialize in bringing Fiat, an Italian-based vehicle, to the Tampa Bay market area.
Vince Vanni & Associates adds communications intern
Vince Vanni & Associates has announced the appointment of Kelly Nelson as a communications intern. Nelson is currently attending Pasco-Hernando Community College. As a communications intern, she is writing copy for news releases for nonprofit and proprietary clients. She also will assist in maintaining social media outlets for Vince Vanni & Associates.
Looking for a CPA?
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) have announced the Florida Board of Accountancy has joined other state boards and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in an effort to make license information more accessible to customers looking for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) services.
Consumers within Florida and across the country now will be able to check the licensure history of CPAs from multiple states, increasing accountability.
The website, www.CPAverify.org, serves as a central multistate database and will replace the current process of conducting individual searches for licensees through each state board’s website.
Charles Schwab has new local branch
Charles Schwab has opened a new independent branch in Citrus Park that will serve areas including Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Odessa, New Tampa and Wesley Chapel.
The branch, 8633 Citrus Park Drive, will be offering educational workshops. The next two are:
—What Works: A Time Tested Approach to Investing at 6 p.m. on Aug. 2
—Behavioral Finance: How Emotions Impact Financial Decisions at 6 p.m. Aug. 16
Loans available for Tropical Storm Debby victims
Hillsborough County small businesses, including small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture businesses, as well as most private nonprofit organizations may apply for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans to recover from financial, working capital losses caused by Tropical Storm Debby.
Landlords who have lost revenue from their rental properties are also eligible. This Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage. At this time, Hillsborough businesses and nonprofits are not eligible for cost recovery for any physical storm damage.
Interest rates are as low as 3 percent for nonprofit organizations and 4 percent for businesses with terms up to 30 years.
Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition. The deadline to return economic injury applications is April 3, 2013.
Additional details on the loan application process and eligibility available by calling the (800) 659-2955. Those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing should call (800) 877-8339.
More information also is available by emailing .
Businesses that have been affected may apply online using Electronic Loan Application on the SBA’s secure website at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.
Individual homeowners suffering home damages can seek assistance from Hillsborough’s Homeowner Rehabilitation Program by calling (813) 612-5397.
To be considered for other disaster assistance, call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at (800) 621-3362. Those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing should call (800) 462-7585.
Catholic Business Network of Tampa Bay meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays at Our Lady of the Rosary, 2348 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes.
Catholic Business Network of Tampa Bay is a nonprofit membership organization for Tampa area Catholic business people. While we welcome people of all faiths, the network is comprised of Catholic professionals who want to incorporate their faith into the workplace while networking with other Catholics to foster personal and business relationships. For more information, visit www.cbntampa.com or call Mary Ann Whallen at (813) 833-4737.
Oak Hill Hospital appoints Holly Norris
Oak Hill Hospital has appointed Holly Norris as its director of environmental services.
Norris comes to Oak Hill Hospital from another HCA facility, Reston Hospital Center in Reston, Va., where she was director of environmental services since 2000.