Aquafinz Seafood and Steaks grand opening
Aquafinz Seafood and Steaks is having a grand opening Feb. 20 at 16553 Pointe Village Drive in Lutz near SR 54 and the Suncoast Parkway.
The event will feature entertainment from Frank Califiura from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and
free Crown Royal Maple from the Crown Royal Girls from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The celebration also includes a Happy Hour throughout the evening, until close.
Land O’ Lakes Rotary welcomes Legg
Newly elected State Sen. John Legg will be the featured speaker at the Land O’ Lakes Rotary Club noon meeting Feb. 25. Come and hear Legg’s thoughts about legislative priorities and pose some questions of your own. The club meets at the lake house at Hungry Harry’s Family Bar-B-Que, 3116 US 41. Lunch is $10.
Medical Center elects committee
The Medical Center of Trinity staff has elected new officers to its medical executive committee. The committee is responsible for overseeing all activities of the medical staff and leading medical performance improvement initiatives.
Newly elected medical executive committee officers are:
—Dr. Peter Candelora, chief of staff
—Dr. Daniel Rodriguez, vice chair of staff
—Dr. Usha Agarwal, secretary/treasurer
—Dr. Najam Javeed, chief of the department of medicine
—Dr. Jennifer Cook, chief of the department of surgery
—Dr. Linda Badillo, immediate past chief of staff
Trade mission to Chile
Gov. Rick Scott will be leading a trade mission to Santiago, Chile May 20 to May 23.
“Chile is a key business partner with our state, and companies there are increasingly interested in expanding their trade operations with Florida companies,” Manny Mencía, senior vice president of Enterprise Florida’s International Trade & Development division, said in a release. “This mission will help businesses identify and establish relationships with buyers in one of the fastest growing markets in the world for Florida products.”
The mission will feature business matchmaking between participating Florida companies and potential business partners in Chile. Space is limited to 20 Florida companies on a first-come, first-served basis after they meet eligibility criteria.
The registration deadline is March 25 for companies and April 10 for others who want to participate as Florida delegates. For more information, contact Juliana Peña by calling (305) 808-3388 or emailing .
NetFest sponsors needed
The Pasco Economic Development Council is hosting its 11th Annual NetFest (Networking Festival) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 17.
It’s an old-fashioned hoe down, where event-goers put on their blue jeans, plaid shirts and cowboy hats to round up for a night of food, drink, music and plain old socializing with other folks trying to round up business contacts.
The outdoor event is at Starkey Ranch on SR 54 in Odessa. Sponsorships range from $500 to $2,000. Call (813) 926-0827 ext. 226 for additional information.
Tax and bookkeeping open house
Sheridan Tax & Bookkeeping had an open house on Feb. 5 at its new offices at 3610 Galileo Drive, Suite 105 in Trinity.
Land O’ Lakes resident appointed to council
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Ardian Zika, of Land O’ Lakes, to serve on the Council on Homelessness.
Zika, 32, is vice president of commercial banking at TD Bank. He succeeds Jeffery B. McAdams. His term ends June 30, 2014.
BB&T joins PEDC board
BB&T, a longtime investor in Pasco Economic Development Council (PEDC), has increased its financial commitment to economic development and will be joining the board of directors. Representing BB&T on the board will be senior vice president Chip Falk.
Sun Yoga open house
Sun Yoga, 19026 Geraci Road in Lutz, is having an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on March 9 to celebrate its second year of operation. The event offers people a chance to meet the studio’s teachers and sample classes in a variety of styles, including Power Flow, Kundalini Yoga, Yin Yoga, Gentle Hatha and Hatha.
There will be drawings for monthly unlimited class passes valued at $125, and there will be a new student special available during the event. Healthy refreshments will be provided by Abby’s Health Food. For more information, visit www.SunYogaTampa.com.
Small business development center grand opening
Saint Leo University and the Small Business Development Center is having a grand opening celebration from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on March 6 at the Donald R. Tapia School of Business, 33701 SR 52. For more information or to RSVP, call (888) 929-2221.
Ryland opens Frost II model home
Ryland Homes expects to open a new four-bedroom Frost II model home at Connerton, a new gated community located on Savory Walk Drive in Land O’ Lakes. The house has two-and-a-half baths and a two-car garage.
Ryland Homes plans to build 40 new single-family homes in the first phase at Connerton.
For more information, visit www.ryland.com/tampa.
Donna Loman joins Hawley Dental
Donna Loman, a dental hygienist with 13 years of experience, has joined the staff of Hawley Dental Associates, 21752 SR 54 in Lutz.
Loman is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and volunteers her time to Mission Smiles, providing dental care to the indigent.
PHCC offers anesthesia course for dental hygienists
The Corporate Training department and dental programs faculty at Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer a Certification for Local Anesthesia for Licensed Dental Hygienists. The course will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 18 through April 21, at the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road.
The Florida legislation passed a bill permitting registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia in the dental office under direct supervision. The tuition is $1,495 and the registration deadline is at noon on March 29. Those enrolling by Feb. 28 will receive a $100 tuition discount. To register or for more information, call (727) 816-3123, or email .
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