Women-n-Charge, a group that supports professional women in managing their businesses, recently donated $4,000 to local charities. Mary Adele Clark, president of Women-n-Charge, left, stands alongside the recipients: Cheyenne Johnson, CFO for Momma G’s Home for Teens; Stephanie Gradys, intern at Hope Children’s Home; Marianne Thomas, Ph.D., director for One More Child; and, DeDe Grundel, executive director for Friends of Joshua House; and, Katelyn Foster, media producer for Hope Children’s Home. To learn more about Women-n-Charge, visit Women-n-Charge.com.
New cake shop
Miriam’s Cakes has opened a storefront location in Land O’ Lakes at 5132 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. The cake shop specializes in wedding and special occasion cakes, as well as cupcakes and cookies. Miriam Ruiz, the owner, has been baking cakes for customers since 2015. This is the first retail location for the Land O’ Lakes resident. Miriam’s daughters, Victoria and Erika, and her husband, Ed, work with her. For more information, call (813) 591-2270, or go to MiriamsCakes.com.
North Tampa Bay chamber coffee
Join peers and colleagues from the North Tampa Bay Chamber for a no-agenda coffee on Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at Buttermilk Provisions, 2653 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. There’s no cost to attend. Bring business cards to share.
Clara Rosa, a business strategist and literary consultant, will be the featured speaker at WOW-TOO, a women’s networking group, on Feb. 19 at 8:30 a.m., at the Holiday Inn Express-Trinity, 2125 Corporate Center Drive in Trinity. Online prepay is $5, and the charge is $5 at the door for North Tampa Bay Chamber members and $10 for non-members. For more information and to register, go to the events tab of the chamber’s website, NorthTampaBayChamber.com.
Here is a look at some recent and upcoming business celebrations, based on news releases or information posted on the websites for the North Tampa Bay, Greater Pasco, Greater Dade City or Greater Zephyrhills chambers of commerce:
- Raining Berries had its grand opening at 25595 Sierra Centre Blvd., in Lutz, on Jan. 30. The store is franchising in Florida, and will be doing so nationally, soon.
- Esthetics813 had its grand opening on Jan. 23, at 1051 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in Wesley Chapel.
- Tampa Surgical Arts held its ribbon cutting on Jan. 30, at 17751 Gunn Highway in Odessa.
- Atria had its ribbon cutting at its newly redeveloped life guidance memory community on Feb. 6, at 414 E. Chapman Road in Lutz.
- Firestone Complete Auto Care had a ribbon cutting on Feb. 7, at 25170 Maren Way in Land O’ Lakes.
- Signarama has announced plans for a grand opening of a new store, at 14465 N. Dale Mabry Highway, on Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. The 1,500-square-foot store will provide sign and graphic services, as well as branding and messaging solutions. Marcos Assuncao is the latest franchisee to join Signarama.
Pasco EDC seeking nominations for awards
The Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., is seeking nominations for its 2020 industry awards. The deadline for nominations is April 30. Every year, the Pasco EDC recognizes the achievements of top companies in Pasco County for their technology, innovation, job creation, growth and capital investment in the area. All finalists are interviewed, and the awards will be announced at Pasco EDC’s 34th annual Awards and Trade Show in September.
Industry awards are presented in these categories: Small (1 to 20 employees); medium (21 to 100 employees); large (101-plus employees); and, start-up/new (within 24 months).
For more information about the awards program, reach out to or visit PascoEDC.com.
East Pasco Networking Group
The East Pasco Networking Group will have its Feb. 25 meeting at the Palm Tree Acres Clubhouse, with breakfast served for $4. Normally, the group meets at the IHOP on U.S. 301 in Dade City, but the location is being switched because Feb. 25 is Fat Tuesday and IHOP will be having a special pancake day that day. Dr. Randy Stovall will be the featured speaker. For more information contact Nils Lenz, at (813) 782-9491 or ; or, Vicky Jones, at (813) 431-1149 or .
Business and education summit
CareerSource Tampa Bay has announced a business and education summit called Vision 2020, which is aimed at understanding the business and education demands for the Tampa Bay job market.
The event will be on Feb. 28, with check-in starting at 7:30 a.m. The summit will include business networking and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. Registration is required.
The forum is expected to attract more than 250 business, education and community leaders, and will feature industry recognized speakers sharing their insights on the current economic positions and vision for the future of work, according to a CareerSource news release.
Cost to attend is $50. For details on conference speakers and breakout sessions, visit CareerSourceTampaBay.com/vision2020.
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