Honorary Mayor events
Meet candidates Kathy Balthazard, of First National Bank of Pasco, and Melissa Brown, of Nautilus Soap Company, who are vying for the title of Honorary Mayor of Land O’ Lakes.
The women will be at a June 3 fundraiser from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Hungry Harry’s Family BBQ, 3116 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. Fifteen percent of the total sales will be split between the candidates. Patrons are invited to eat in or take out.
They also will face off on June 6 at the Land O’ Lakes Honorary Mayor Slow Pitch Softball Game, at Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd.
It will be Kathy Balthazards’s Rotary Renegades vs. Melissa Brown’s Bath Bombers. The gate opens at 5 p.m., with the game set for 6 p.m. There will be 10 players on the field, and players must be 18 or older to play. There is a $25 fee to play. There is also a $5 admission charge.
Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
For more information, call the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce office at (813) 909-2722.
Tourism and Travel Week
The Pasco County Commission declared May 5 through 11 as Travel and Tourism Week in Pasco County. The resolution, adopted by commissioners, acknowledged that the week was nationalism tourism week, that tourism is Florida’s top economic driver and that in 2018 the tourism industry contributed more than $615 million to Pasco County’s economy, including more than $436 million in direct spending by 965,000 visitors.
New pet resort
The Barkmore Resort recently opened at 10125 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. It offers overnight care, doggy daycare and dog training. It’s a place where pets stay, play and bark, according to the company’s website. For more information, visit BarkmoreResort.com.
Chamber business breakfast
David Gwynn, P.E., the District Seven secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation, will be the featured speaker at the North Tampa Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on June 4. The meeting is from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. For more information, visit NorthTampaBayChamber.com.
Join the North Tampa Bay Chamber at the groundbreaking for Pinecrest Academy K-8 on June 5, at 33425 State Road 54. The groundbreaking is at 10 a.m. The celebration lasts until noon. For more information about the school, visit PinecrestWesleyChapel.com.
Teal Plank ribbon cutting
Join the North Tampa Bay Chamber at the ribbon cutting for the Teal Plank Workshop, at 10353 Cross Creek Blvd., Building No. 10. The event is on June 6, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The business is a do-it-yourself home décor store. To find out more, visit TealPlankWorkshops.com.
Zephyrhills chamber breakfast
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its chamber business breakfast on June 6 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at the Golden Coral, 6855 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills.
East Pasco Networking
Bob Hatfield from the Office of U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will be the featured speaker at the East Pasco Networking Group’s June 11 meeting. The group meets at 7:30 a.m., at the IHOP at 13100 U.S. 301 in Dade City. Maria Reza, a business services consultant at Career Source Pasco-Hernando, will be the featured speaker at the group’s June 25 meeting.
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