The Pasco County Public Transportation Department earned two marketing awards from the Florida Public Transportation Association on Dec. 11, according to a Pasco County news release.
The department won first place for Electronic Media/Audio-Visual for a live-remote broadcast on Aug. 15 celebrating the inaugural bus ride of the new County Connector bus service on State Road 54. Local radio station, Hits 106, aired the broadcast.
A 30-second employee customer service video earned third place for Internal Employee Communications.
For information on bus routes, transportation news and schedules, visit Ridepcpt.com.
Joel Brown will serve as liaison between the Southwest Florida Water Management District (Swiftmud) and the county governments, municipalities and community organizations of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.
Brown is a graduate of the University of South Florida, where he majored in political science and minored in leadership studies. Previously, he worked as West Central Florida regional manager for Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, and the Department of Financial Services. He also served as district administrative assistant to the late U.S. Rep. Bill Young of Pinellas County.
Brown will work from Swiftmud’s Tampa office.
Florida Hospital Center Ice entered an agreement to make US Foods the preferred food partner for the new ice rink and sports facility that will open Jan. 26, off State Road 56 near the Interstate 75 interchange.
US Foods is a foodservice distributor that provides food to a variety of facilities including Florida Hospital Center Ice, as well as independent and multi-unit restaurants, health care and hospitality businesses.
Florida Hospital Center Ice will have about 150,000 square feet of floor space to accommodate four ice rinks and a mini-rink. Z Mitch LLC invested about $28 million in the project.
Florida Hospital is the facility’s major sponsor and naming partner. The Tampa Bay Lightning is a program rink partner. Other sponsors include APH Stone Solutions, Bright House Networks, Buffalo Wild Wings, Busch Gardens Tampa, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, DEX Imaging and The Toni Everett Co.
Lunch n learn
A Lunch N Learn Business Forum is scheduled for Jan. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce Don Porter Boardroom, at 6013 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Suite 105.
Guest speaker will be David C. Alvarez of DCA Media Consulting. He will offer tips on how to build your brand through social media.
The cost is $15 including lunch. Please RSVP, as seating is limited.
For information, visit WesleyChapelChamber.com, or call (813) 994-8534.
Law firm ribbon cutting
The Devolder Law Firm will have a ribbon cutting on Jan. 19 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 8709 Hunters Green Drive, Suite 103, in New Tampa.
The event is free.
Spa ribbon cutting
The Cabana Spa will have a ribbon cutting on Jan. 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at 27607 State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel.
Light refreshments and giveaways will be provided.
Go Craft Yourself will have a ribbon cutting on Jan. 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 103111 Cross Creek Blvd., Suite A, in New Tampa.
The event is free.
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have a “Cup of Joe” and a “No Agenda” mixer on Jan. 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the law firm of Lucas/Magazine, at 2533 Windguard Circle, Suite 101, in Wesley Chapel.
This mixer takes place the last Wednesday of each month.
For information, call Elayne Bassinger at (813) 495-2336, or visit LucasMagazine.com.