Ben Pumo deemed ‘Heart of Pasco’
Members of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s Community Affairs Committee made a surprise visit recently to bestow the Heart of Pasco Award to Chef Ben Pumo, owner of Benedetto’s Ristorante Italiano in Land O’ Lakes. The award is presented to local businesses that exemplify the mission of the chamber to advocate for the interests of the diverse business community by promoting business advancement, economic growth and job creation. From left: Judi Fisher, Ben Puma, Sandy Graves and Kathy Balthazard.
Firehouse Subs open in Lutz
Firehouse Subs has opened in Lutz, under the ownership of Firehouse Subs Franchisees Brad Lueking, Susan Alexander and Pierce Alexander. The restaurant is at 23657 State Road 54. Its hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant offers a variety of small, medium and large subs; a large selection of soft drinks; and has a loyalty rewards program. Crew from left: Sue Sladich, Kiley Lynch, Kaeli Bishop, Sommer Jass, and Brad Lueking, the franchisee.
Power Gals with a Latin Twist
Power Gals with a Latin Twist is having a Floppy Hat Luncheon on June 7 from noon to 2 p.m., at Bahama Breeze Island Grille, 25330 Sierra Center Blvd., in Lutz. The group is a networking group for women. All are welcome.
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 IHOP, 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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Brian Corley to speak
Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley will be the featured speaker for the monthly membership luncheon of the North Tampa Bay Chamber. The luncheon is on June 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, 4211 Van Dyke Road, in Lutz. Visit NorthTampaChamber.com for more information.
Awards and installation banquet
The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce and the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce will have a joint awards and installation banquet to signify the creation of the new Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce, resulting from the merger of both chambers. The event will be on June 20 from 5:45 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn Suncoast Parkway, 2155 Northpointe Parkway in Lutz. Call the Central Pasco Chamber at (813) 909-2722 or the West Pasco Chamber at (727) 842-7651 for more information.
Gather with colleagues and peers in a relaxed networking environment at the North Tampa Bay Chamber’s no-agenda coffee social. It happens on the third Tuesday of the month from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at Buttermilk Provisions, 2653 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in Wesley Chapel.
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