Central Pasco Chamber awards banquet
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have its 37th annual awards and installation banquet at 6 p.m. on June 13 at the Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club in Lutz. Tickets are $45. The event includes a dinner, silent auction, awards and the installation of the 2013-14 slate of officers.
Ierna’s wins award
Ierna’s Heating & Cooling was named a 2013 Medal of Excellence award winner by Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems, a supplier of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
Ierna’s, located in Lutz, was one of just 15 Bryan Factory Authorized Dealers throughout the United States to achieve this distinction. Ierna’s is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. It has a record of being involved in a variety of community causes and organizations.
Boutique By Lily had grand opening
Boutique by Lily had its grand opening on June 1. The shop is at 21633 Village Lakes Shopping Center Drive in Land O’ Lakes. It is on the north side of SR 54, behind Benedetto’s.
Lew Friedland joins PEDC board
Developer Lew Friedman has joined the Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc.’s board of directors.
As president of Jireh, Inc. and Adam Smith Enterprises, Inc., Friedland has developed and managed more than 1,400 apartments, permitted, designed and built more than 10,000 residential lots, golf courses, shopping centers and many other related projects. Other projects he has been involved with include the Tampa Bay Executive Airport, and more than a million square feet of commercial, office and industrial facilities throughout Tampa Bay.
“Lew Friedland is a top-notch addition to our board. He brings a wealth of knowledge about Pasco County and Tampa Bay from a development standpoint,” John Hagen, Pasco EDC president and CEO, said in a news release. “Lew will be an essential ally to move Pasco County into its next phase of tremendous growth.”
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills achieves high ‘A’ ranking
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills ranks among the nation’s top hospitals according to the annual Leapfrog Group survey, an analysis of patient safety and quality performance measures from more than 2,600 hospitals, according to a hospital news release.
The safety score grades general acute care hospitals on how safe they are for patients. The score includes data that patient safety experts use to compare hospitals. Publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, and secondary data sources are weighted and then combined to produce a single, consumer-friendly composite score that is published as an A, B, C, D or F letter grade.
Based on Leapfrog Group’s analysis, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills received an ‘A.’
PEDC seeking sponsors for appreciation banquet
The Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc., is seeking sponsors for its annual recognition program. The event features a dinner and a trade show. This year’s event is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 4 at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel.
Various sponsorship levels are available.
For more information, call (813) 926-0827 ext. 226.
Gulfside Regional Hospice wins award
Gulfside Regional Hospice’s bereavement program has received an award for its Grief and Loss Puppet Program. The honor was presented May 23 at the Florida Hospice & Palliative Care Association’s Awards of Excellence luncheon in Orlando.
Gulfside received the Excellence in Program Innovation in Community Outreach Award, which recognizes services and programs provided by a hospice organization that demonstrate the power of creativity and ingenuity to impact the practice and the community.
For more information about Gulfside’s bereavement services, offered free of charge to all residents of Pasco County, or to find out more about the puppet shows, call (800) 561-4883.
Trinity Club Apartments wins two awards
Trinity Club Apartments, which has 300 luxury rental homes, has received two top awards from the Bay Area Apartment Association.
Trinity Club, located off State Road 54 in Trinity, emerged as the best community in such areas as floor plans, community amenities as well as overall concept and design. It also was named 2012’s Lease-Up Community of the Year for its highly successful leasing program.
The apartment community is at 10800 Torino Drive, For more details, call (727) 807-3356 or visit trinityclubapartments.com
Capital City Bank helps Sertoma Foundation
Capital City Bank has presented a $1,000 check to the Sertoma Speech & Hearing Foundation of Florida to support the organization’s programs for families in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.
Medical center recognized for environmental stewardship
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been recognized for its environmental stewardship efforts.
The medical center has received the “Partner Recognition” Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading healthcare membership community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care.
North Tampa chamber meetings
The North Tampa Chamber of Commerce has a number of meetings coming up.
–June 20: Networking luncheon: 11:30 a.m., Beef O’ Brady’s, 8810 N. Himes Ave. (Himes & Busch), Tampa. Order from lunchtime menu. Cost: $4.99 to $9.99/per person (does not include tax/gratuity), whether you eat or not. RSVP by June 18 to Kelly Winterling at or call Horizon Bay at Lutz at 909-9679. Directions? Call 936-2058.
–June 25: 66th Annual Installation & Awards Banquet – Doors open at 5 p.m. with adjournment at 9 p.m. Location: Emerald Greens Golf & Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive, Tampa. Highlights: Welcoming the incoming board, celebrating accomplishments and honoring those who have been instrumental in the chamber’s success.
To RSVP, or for more banquet details, visit the North Tampa Chamber website at www.northtampachamber.com or phone (813) 961-2420. This event is open to the public.
Outback steaks for blood donors
Outback Steakhouse and OneBlood, the local blood center, will be providing free steak dinners to people who donate blood or platelets at least twice between June and Sept. 30. Additionally, donors will be entered into a drawing to win “Outback for a Year.”
For more information, visit www.oneblood.org/Outback.
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