Jarrett Ford gives big check to Habitat for Humanity
Jarrett Ford presented a $193,000 check to Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County at the Habitat Business Challenge Charity Golf Tournament Player Auction.
The presentation came during a dinner before the 7 p.m. auction at Silverado Golf Course & Country Club on Sept. 28.
William Ryan Homes offers advanced online service
William Ryan Homes has selected the Tampa Bay area to introduce My Home 24/7, one of the nation’s most advanced online services that keeps homebuyers connected to their home every second before, during and after construction.
The core of My Home 24/7 is around-the-clock access to every facet of a home’s construction from contracts to change orders, color selections to window treatments and more.
Each customer is provided with a personal, password-protected home page containing the smallest details of the home purchase. By linking homeowners directly with the builder, the typically inefficient hit-and-miss communication process is eliminated.
A personalized construction schedule is updated immediately as deliveries, weather and other factors change. Construction photos also are updated weekly to show the home’s progress in a timely manner.
William Ryan Homes builds in communities throughout the Tampa Bay area. Its residences can be found at Ashton Oaks, Lago del Rey and Deerfield Lakes, all in Pasco County, as well as at Grand Hampton in Tampa.
For more information, visit us at www.WilliamRyanHomes.com.
International Business Expo in Pasco
The Pasco Hernando Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting an International Business Expo from 4 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex.
The event aims to help our small- and medium-sized businesses learn how to compete for business on a wider scale, and to increase their sales and reach to international markets through the federal government’s Free Trade Agreements (FTA) program, as well as bettering their presence and profits locally.
There will be a host of seminars covering various business topics from leading government, civic and private sector experts and career search guidance.
For more information, contact Rosie Paulsen at (813) 909-6965.
Women-N-Charge will have its monthly networking session and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Pebble Creek Country Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive in New Tampa. The speaker will be cancer survivor and author, Sandra Mineria. The cost is $15 online, www.women-n-charge.com, by the Tuesday before the meeting. After that the cost is $18. Please RSVP. For more information, contact Judy at (813) 600-9848 or .
Adams Arms locates in Pasco
Adams Arms, the firearms industry leader in piston technology, has signed the lease on a 12,000-square-foot building located in the West Pasco Industrial Park in Odessa, according to a news release from the Pasco Economic Development Council (PEDC).
Adams Arms needed room to grow and chose Pasco County after evaluating several states including Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, according to the PEDC. The company is planning to add 29 new jobs to Florida with an average annual wage of $50,000, which is approximately 150 percent of the Pasco average annual wage.
Dade City Chamber awards banquet
The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce is having its annual awards banquet Oct. 18 at the Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club, 10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive in San Antonio.
There will be an auction and cash bar at 6 p.m. and a buffet dinner at 7 p.m.
Awards to be presented for ambassador of the year, small business of the year, large business of the year, business leader of the year, large business of year, business leader of the year, civic association of the year, chamber member of the year, citizen of the year, Richard Tombrink Lifetime Achievement Award and president’s award.
Tickets are $50. Contact the chamber at (352) 567-3769 or for your reservation.
Hillsborough eases construction planning
Hillsborough County has launched an electronic submittal and review system for building plans.
The system, called ProjectDox, will streamline the process for customers and county staff during the submission and review of construction projects.
ProjectDox creates a virtual workspace for customers and county staff to initiate, communicate, review and approve construction plans.
Customers receive a special login for their projects that allows them to submit plans and documents and review the status of their projects from their own computers. County staff from various departments and agencies that need to review the plans also can log in from their computers to view documents online and mark them up as needed for everyone else to see and provide further input.
For more information and to access the electronic plan submittal service, visit the county’s website at, www.hillsboroughcounty.org/center/, and click on the “Online Services” link. On that page, click on “Online Permitting and Plan Submittal System.” For more assistance, call (813) 272-5600.
Ierna’s acquires Armor Air Heating & Cooling
Ierna’s Heating & Cooling has acquired Armor Air Heating & Cooling of Trinity.
Ierna’s also plans to open a new office/warehouse in downtown Lutz in January 2013.
The Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHCC) Corporate Training Department in partnership with The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce are offering a brown-bag lunch and three-part series on practical leadership. The series will be on Oct. 9, Oct 25 and Nov.1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The topics for each day are:
—Oct. 19, Do you have what it takes? Learn about the different skills it takes to be a true leader. Participants will also be taught how to run an effective meeting.
—Oct. 25, What’s your leadership style? Participants will also learn time management tips and strategies.
—Nov. 1, Are you leaving a legacy? Listening skills and communication techniques will be discussed.
Lori Bainum, director of corporate training for PHCC, facilitates all programs. Lunch is provided. The seminars will be hosted by Hampton Inn & Suites, 2740 Cypress Ridge Blvd. in Wesley Chapel.
The cost is $15 per person, per class or $40 per person for all three classes. Advanced registration and payment are required. To reserve your space, call (813) 994-8534.