New real estate office
Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential opened an office in the Cypress Creek Professional Park, at 24620 State Road 54 in Lutz, according to a news release from the New Port Richey-based real estate firm.
Coldwell Banker is the largest and oldest real estate franchise in the nation, and globally. Coldwell Banker F.I. Grey & Son Residential has served homeowners for more than 90 years.
William Bunting will be the managing broker at the new location, which will serve the Central Pasco area including Land O’ Lakes and Wesley Chapel. Greg Armstrong will remain as managing broker in New Port Richey.
For information, call (813) 575-2464.
JCPenney is hiring 500 seasonal employees in the Tampa area, including positions at its store at The Shops at Wiregrass.
A variety of jobs are available including cashier, replenishment specialist, merchandise support specialist and more.
Seasonal employees are eligible for a full employee discount of up to 25 percent on merchandise, as well as flexible holiday schedules.
Hiring is underway, and will continue through the holiday season. Applicants can apply at an applicant kiosk at any JCPenney store or online at JCPcareers.com.
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for the 23rd Annual Flapjack 5K and 1 Mile Run on Dec. 11 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center, at 3032 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes.
The following sponsorships are available: corporate, for $500; gold, for $400; silver, for $225; bronze, for $125; and goodie bag item, for $50.
The annual event will be in memory of Kris Keppel.
The North Tampa Chamber of Commerce will have a general membership meeting on Oct. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Iavarone’s Steakhouse & Italian Grill, 3617 W. Humphrey St., in Tampa.
Guest speaker will be Lee Kair, federal security director at Tampa International Airport. He is the airport’s senior official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Registration after that date and at the door is $25, by cash, check or credit card.
To register, visit NorthTampaChamber.com/NTCC-Calendar.
All Target stores will have in-store hiring events on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. Stop by between noon and 6 p.m., to meet the team and learn about available positions.
Be prepared to talk about yourself. There may be opportunities to interview on the spot.
Area stores in Pasco County include stores at Mitchell Ranch Plaza, 2900 Little Road in Trinity; 1040 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Lutz; and, 1201 County Road 581 in Wesley Chapel.
Apply in advance, also, online at Target.com/careers.
Hispanic business luncheon
The Hispanic Business Leaders luncheon will be on Oct. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The event is hosted by the Hispanic Business Leaders of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce. Meetings are conducted in English.
Guest speaker will be Jose Peralta, a physician with Premier Community Healthcare Group in Dade City.
The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members, but $15 for members and $20 for non-members, if paid by Oct. 13.
The Allstate Foundation gave $1,000 grants to benefit nonprofits supported by five Allstate insurance agents in Pasco County, according to a press release from Allstate.
The agents and the nonprofits that will receive the grants are:
Craig and Michael Arndt, both of Lutz – Pediatric Cancer Foundations Inc., in Tampa
Lisette Fernandez, of Lutz – FOOT Foundation in Odessa and Sunrise of Pasco County Inc., in Dade City
Stephen Ward, in Trinity, and Mo Ward, in New Port Richey – Pasco Kids First Inc., in New Port Richey
The nonprofits are among more than 3,500 organizations that will receive approximately $7.5 million from The Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grant program. The grants support nonprofits focused on powering youth, teen safe driving, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.
In the past 20 years, Allstate employees, agency owners and staff members donated more than $368 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours to charities. And, in March 2016, 63 percent of Allstate employees participated in the Bring Out the Good Month 2016 workplace giving programs. The programs collected more than $7.1 million to benefit more than 8,800 nonprofits nationwide.
Spa opens in Lutz
The Caribbean Mystique Massage & Wellness Spa is moving to the Sienna Village Professional Center, at 2435 Brunello Trace in Lutz, according to a news release from Larry Vershel Communications Inc.
Theresa Margaris, a transaction specialist with Hold-Thyssen Inc., brokered the lease agreement with Sienna Village I LLC, on behalf of the spa’s owners.
Caribbean Mystique Massage & Wellness Spa is expanding from its current location in Tampa. The spa recreates a virtual island destination for customers, giving them a calm and tranquil experience.
Hold-Thyssen Inc., provides commercial property as well as leasing and management services to institutional and private investors nationwide. The 40-year-old firm serves more than 100 commercial properties across the country.
Small business seminars
The Zephyrhills Public Library and SCORE are partnering to offer two free small business seminars
The first class on “Using the Internet in Your Business” will be Nov. 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Zephyrhills Public Library, 5347 Eighth St., in Zephyrhills. It will explain how a website can enhance your business. Participants will be shown an eight-step process of activities on how to use technology to promote your business.
The instructor will be Jim Karam.
The second class will be on “Marketing to Grow Your Business” on Nov. 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., also at the Zephyrhills library.
The class will focus on how to grow your business by using an audit that emphasizes planning, marketing and human resources. Learn what works and doesn’t work, how to write a sales and marketing plan, what you can learn from competitors, and best advertising and promotional practices.
The instructor will be Jack Grise.
Instructional handouts and materials will be provided to seminar participants.
For information and to register, visit PascoHernando.score.org.