Insurance Group relocates
Lewis Insurance Group, which has operated for eight years in Lutz, has relocated to Land O’ Lakes.
The company, operated by Richard and Angela Lewis, is now at the Copperstone Executive Suites, 3632 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Suite 106.
Lewis Insurance Group is an insurance brokerage that specializes in home, auto, flood and recreational vehicle insurance.
The company seeks to use its strategic partnerships with insurance companies to find quality options at competitive prices for its clients. It also emphasizes superior customer service and claims handling.
For more information, call 813-467-8778, or email .
David Weekley Homes building in Copeland Creek
David Weekley Homes, one of the largest national privately held homebuilders, is bringing single-family homes to Copeland Creek, a private, gated community located in the Keystone area of Odessa, according to a news release. The builder recently broke ground on a model home, The Terraglen, which is slated to open for tours in late spring.
Rents still on the rise
Rents in Tampa increased 0.8% month-over-month, compared to a decrease of 0.6% nationally, according to a report from Apartment List. Month-over-month growth in Tampa ranks No. 32, out of 100, the report says. Year-over-year rent growth in Tampa currently stands at 31.2%, compared to 4.1% at this time last year. Year-over-year growth in Tampa ranks No. 2 among the nation’s 100 largest cities.
New chief of staff
Florida Insurance Commissioner David Altmaier has announced the appointment of Alexis Bakofsky as the chief of staff for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation, according to news release from that office.
Medical office ribbon-cutting
Aegis Medical Group, 15953 N. Florida Ave., in Lutz, had a grand opening/ribbon- cutting celebration on March 1, according toa news release from the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.
Area real estate agents win recognition
Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized a number of agents as recipients of the company’s Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award, according to a news release.
The award is bestowed based on criteria relating to customer satisfaction.
Here are the recipients within The Laker/Lutz News coverage area.
- Jeanne Jones of CENTURY 21 Affiliated, 503 Guisando De Avila in Tampa
- Michelle Glantz of CENTURY 21 Affiliated, 503 Guisando De Avila in Tampa
- Mahmoud Odeh of CENTURY 21 Elite Locations Inc., at 11406 North Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 107
- Lynn Werner of CENTURY 21 Elite Locations Inc., at 11406 North Dale Mabry Highway Suite 107
- Coleen Garner of CENTURY 21 Elite Locations Inc., at 11406 North Dale Mabry Highway Suite 107
Hillsborough expands MBE/SBE
Hillsborough County has named Ken Jones as the director of the county’s expanded Minority/Small Business Enterprise Division, according to a county news release.
The Hillsborough County Commission recently expanded the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) programs to make sure more minority-owned, women-owned, and small businesses have opportunities for doing business with Hillsborough County.
Hillsborough County entered into contracts worth more than $220 million with minority- and women-owned, and small businesses during the last four fiscal years.
These ribbon-cuttings were held recently, according to news releases from the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce:
- Mathnasium of Wesley Chapel, at 28652 State Road 54, on Feb. 26
- Sit. Stay. Splash, 1930 Collier Parkway, in Lutz, on Feb. 22.
Free small business seminars
The Pasco-Hernando Chapter of SCORE has some free webinars scheduled, intended to help small businesses. Those webinars are:
- March 17, noon to 1 p.m.: How to buy and sell a small business
- March 22, noon to 1 p.m.: Health insurance for small businesses
- March 30, noon to 1 p.m.: Conflict resolution in the workplace
To register, go to PascoHernandoScore.org.
You also can receive free individual, confidential help for your small business, or you can volunteer to be a mentor. To find out more, check out the organization’s website.
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