John Smith Subs grand opening
Jon Smith Subs, in Lutz, will have its grand opening this week and will offer some special deals for customers. The sandwich shop is in The Shoppes at Ballantrae Village, 17790 State Road 54, Unit 104, in Lutz.
The store’s celebration will be on Aug. 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m., with a ribbon cutting with the Carrollwood Area Business Association at 11:30 a.m.
Kurt Browning to speak
Pasco Schools Superintendent Kurt Browning will be the featured speaker at The Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on Aug. 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., in Trinity. Fees are $20 for members and $30 for others.
‘Reverse trade show’
Pasco County’s purchasing department is inviting local vendors who would like to do work with the county to attend its “reverse trade show.”
The free event is on Aug. 26 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex, 3032 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes.
“This is a great opportunity for business owners to learn how agencies throughout the county purchase goods and services, and how they can participate in future solicitations,” Pasco County Purchasing Director Stacey Ziegler, said in a news release announcing the event.
Representatives from more than a dozen county departments, the county’s Constitutional Offices, local municipalities and others are expected to be there.
To register, send an email to .
Free job search boot camp
TampaBay-Job-Links will offer a free job search boot camps on Aug. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by the Nonprofit Leadership Center, 1408 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 140, in Tampa.
The event is intended to help people kick their job search into high gear. Topics will include conducting self-assessments, creating a professional brand, enhancing interview skills, networking, strengthening resumes, targeting companies and other skills needed to be successful when searching for a job. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Space is limited. RSVP by Aug. 18, by calling (813) 344-0220, or by emailing .
WOW-TOO will host three local nonprofit organizations to share information about what they do. The meeting will be Aug. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Holiday Inn Express-Trinity, 2125 Corporate Center Drive, Trinity. Cost is $5, cash or check only, at the door.
Economic development briefing
Scott Himelhoch, vice president of land acquisition for Taylor Morrison, will be the featured speaker at North Tampa Bay’s Economic Development Briefing on Aug. 22 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit NorthTampaBayChamber.com.
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.
Award finalists named
Award finalists have been announced for the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc.’s 33rd annual Awards and Trade Show. These are Pasco County businesses that have demonstrated exceptional growth by capital investment and employees, innovation in technology, and good corporate citizenship in their communities.
The nominees were interviewed and scored by the Pasco EDC awards committee.
Here are the finalists, for the six awards that will be presented.
- AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
• Airprompt AC/Electric
• American Consulting Engineers of Florida LLC
• Architectural Signage & Printing
• Bay Tech Industries Inc.
- Connected Cities
- Design & Construction Innovations
- Gulfside Healthcare Services
- Hudson Bowling Supply Inc.
- Medical Center of Trinity
- Millian-Aire Enterprises Corp.
- The Point Distillery
- Trxade Group Inc.
The trade show will feature about 50 exhibitors. The event generally attracts more than 600 business and community leaders from through Pasco County. This year’s event is set for Sept. 5 at Saddlebrook Resort and Spa. To reserve your spot, go to PascoEDC.com, and click on events.
Spelling bee sponsors needed
The Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for the 17th annual Ambassadors “Catch the Buzz” Spelling Bee. The event will be held on Sept. 12, beginning with a team registration and cocktail hour at 5 p.m., and followed by the Spelling Bee from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will be at The Hive (The Event Center), 8718 Trouble Creek Road in New Port Richey. Teams are forming and sponsorships are available.
Email , or call (727) 842-7651 for more information.
The event benefits the chamber and Take Stock in Children.
AT& T opens new stores
AT&T has opened two new stores in The Laker/Lutz News coverage area.
One is at 14446 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, and the other is at 18455 N. U.S. 41 in Lutz.
The new stores are open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
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