Gulfside vice president named
Gulfside Healthcare Services has promoted Rhonda Matthews to the post of vice president of business development, according to a Gulfside news release. Matthews joined Gulfside in 2018 as its director of business development.
“Rhonda has done an exceptional job in developing and leading our marketing team, and expanding our patient access sector,” Kathy Postiglione, chief operations officer and senior vice president of business development, said in the release. “She has developed a strategic marketing strategy that includes an integrated approach to identifying where a patient is best served in our continuum of care.”
Dollar Tree now open
A Dollar Tree store has joined other retail ventures at Cypress Creek Town Center, which is off State Road 56, just east of Wesley Chapel Boulevard. The discount store traces its roots back more than 60 years to the Ben Franklin Variety store, and a concept of selling products for $1. It offers a wide array of products, including drinks, toys, candy, school supplies, home décor, gifts and cards.
Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar is hiring
Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, a new restaurant under construction at Cypress Creek Town Center, just off State Road 56, between Interstate 75 and Wesley Chapel Boulevard, is hiring, according to a banner on a temporary building at the site. The New Orleans-based sports bar was founded by Brandon Landry and Jack Warner. The restaurant’s business partners met in 1997 when they were walk-ons to the Louisiana State University’s basketball team. They opened their first location near LSU’s Tiger Stadium. Today, the company is co-owned by New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees.
Free business mentoring
If you need free, individual, confidential small business mentoring, chances are that Pasco Hernando SCORE can help. Visit PascoHernando.org to request a mentor.
Pasco EDC seeks sponsors
The Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., has been highlighting Pasco County’s Best in Business for 32 year at its Annual Awards and Trade Show, and is planning this year’s event on Sept. 5 at Saddlebrook Resort. The event generally draws about 600 Tampa Bay area business and community leaders. To find out more about sponsorships for the event, call (813) 926-0827.
POSTPONED: Apartment celebrates anniversary
Altis Wiregrass Ranch, an apartment complex at 28878 Golden Vista Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting and a free carnival. Festivities will include games, prizes, face painting, balloons, fair food and more. The event is set for June 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. To find out more, visit AltisWiregrassRanch.com.
Women-n-Charge changes July meeting date
This group typically meets on the first Friday of each month, at Plantation Palms Golf Club, 23253 Plantation Palms Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. This month, however, the meeting will be on July 12, because of the Fourth of July holiday. Doors open at 11:15 a.m., for check-in and networking; lunch begins at 11:45 a.m., and the meeting begins at noon. The cost is $15 for members and $18 for guests who RSVP by the Monday before the meeting; or, $20 for members and $23 for guests after that. To RSVP, visit Women-n-charge.com. For information, call (813) 600-9848.
Women of Wesley Chapel
Women of Wesley Chapel (WOW) meets from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., on the first Friday of each month, at Beach House Assisted Living and Memory Care at Wiregrass Ranch, 30070 State Road 56, Wesley Chapel. The group is the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce’s women only networking group. The cost is $5, includes breakfast and networking. To RSVP, call (813) 994-8534, or email . Prepayment and registration is strongly encouraged.
East Pasco Networking Group
Leja Apple, a professional actress and model, and former Miss Pasco, will be the featured speaker at the East Pasco Networking Group breakfast on July 9. The group meets from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at IHOP, 13100 U.S. 301, in Dade City. For more information, call Nils Lenz at (813) 782-9491 or Vicky Jones at (813) 431-1149.
Chamber breakfast meeting
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its business breakfast on July 11 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at Golden Corral, 6855 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills.
Network before work at Coffee First, on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the First National Bank of Pasco, 23613 State Road 54 in Lutz.
Power Gals with a Latin Twist
This no-obligation networking group for women meets the first Friday of each month from noon to 2 p.m., at Bahama Breeze, 25830 Sierra Center Blvd., in Lutz.
The next meeting of this no-obligation networking group for women is July 18 at Pizza Villa, 21501 Village Lakes Shopping Center Drive in Land O’ Lakes. The meeting begins at 11 a.m. For more information, call Karla Arita at (813) 408-2038.
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