New marketing director
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce announced that Suzanne Beauchaine is joining the staff as marketing and membership director effective Nov. 7.
Her responsibilities will include membership growth and chamber outreach.
Beauchaine formerly worked for The Laker/Lutz News for more than three years. She also was a Pasco County business owner and has lived in Lutz for about 28 years.
She brings a fresh outlook and lots of enthusiasm to the future of our chamber.
New home at Ashton Woods
Homebuilder Ashton Woods is showcasing its newest home style – The Elm – at its master-planned community of Asturia at 14227-14293 State Road 54 in Odessa.
The Elm is a 2,395-square-foot home with flexible design options, including four to five bedrooms. The two-story model has a great room floor plan with an open family room, breakfast nook and dining room. There is a spacious island kitchen and walk-in pantry. The master suite on the second floor has a large walk-in closet and an over-sized shower with a bronze penny tile wall.
Design options allow for creation of a mudroom between the two-car garage and kitchen. Other options include adding another bedroom and bath on the ground floor and second floor, a detached garage and conversion of an upstairs bedroom into a loft for an entertainment room or gaming area.
Asturia is one of five Tampa Bay area communities where Ashton Woods is building homes, including Fishhawk Ranch and Waterset.
For information, visit Ashtonwoods.com/tampa.
LongHorn Steakhouse, located in front of Tampa Premium Outlets, will open its doors on Nov. 14 at 4 p.m., for dinner. Regular hours, beginning at 11 a.m., will start the following day.
Tampa native B.A. Arnot is the restaurant’s managing partner.
The restaurant will participate in the LongHorn Harvest program and will donate unused, wholesome food to a local charity or food bank in Wesley Chapel each week.
The approximately 5,700 square-foot restaurant seats more than 200 diners. It will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
As many as 80 employees will be hired. Applications currently are being accepted for all positions including server, service assistance, bartender, line cook and more.
For information, visit LongHornSteakhouse.com/careers.
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet will have a grand opening on Nov. 9 at 9 a. m., at 5935 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills. The store is next to the Dollar General in the former Bargain Warehouse.
NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will be a special guest. An autograph session will be held at 10 a.m., with 250 tickets handed out beforehand. There will be one ticket per customer.
For information, visit Ollies.us/238-Zephyrhills/.
Saint Leo University and the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce will host the 2016 Community & Business Expo on Nov. 10 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Dan Cannon Auditorium at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, in Dade City.
More than 60 exhibitors will participate in the free event.
Discover the buying power of Dade City by promoting your business or community group.
For information, visit DadeCityChamber.org, email , or call, (352) 567-3769.
The North Tampa Chamber of Commerce will have a general membership meeting on Nov. 10 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 Karen Mertes, founder of the nonprofit Fulfill Your Destiny Inc. She will talk about becoming a leader when you triumph through tragedy to live the American dream.
The cost is $25, by cash, check or credit card.
To register, visit NorthTampaChamber.com/NTCC-Calendar.
Hispanic business luncheon
The Hispanic Business Leaders Luncheon will be on Nov. 15 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.
The cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members, but $15 for members and $20 for non-members, if paid by Nov. 10.
Access Computer Training LLC and CareerSource Pasco Hernando will host a free Excel Workshop on Nov. 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at 15000 Citrus Country Drive, third floor, in Dade City.
The workshop will have fully equipped computers with Microsoft. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To register, visit CareerSourcePascoHernando.com/events.