Planet Fitness opens
Planet Fitness opened a new 25,000 square-foot facility at 6117 Wesley Grove Blvd., in the Grove at Wesley Chapel shopping center. The gym features state-of-the-art cardio machines and strength equipment, 30-minute express circuits, numerous flat screen televisions, and clean, spacious locker rooms and showers. Here is a look at some of the exercise equipment at the new facility. For more information, call 813-527-6428.
Need a business loan?
If you need a business loan but you don’t fit the typical bank profile, you may be able to qualify for financing through a SMARTstart Pasco Microloan through the Pasco Economic Development Council’s microloan fund.
This financing program, established by the Pasco EDC, is available to help businesses that are operating in Pasco County or are planning to locate there.
The loan program is aimed at small business owners with solid ideas, good management skills, and a valid business plan get the funding they need when traditional financing is not an option.
Loans are available up to $50,000. To qualify, applicants must demonstrate they have the experience and resources to be a successful business operator.
Loans may be used for: Working capital, inventory, supplies, furniture and fixtures, machinery and equipment.
Funds cannot be used to purchase real estate or to refinance existing debt. For more information, visit PascoEDC.com.
The Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce is hosting its “Rise & Shine, Pasco” membership breakfast on April 5 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Masachusetts Ave., New Port Richey. . Check-in is 7:30 a.m. with the program slated for 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Guest speakers will be Jim Gunderson, owner of The Hacienda, New Port Richey and Dylan Gamez, marketing and public relations.
To find out more, go to or call 813-909-2722.
Virtual job fair
CareerSource Tampa Bay is hosting a Virtual Job Fair for Child Care Workers dedicated to child care careers on April 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This event is exclusively for licensed child care facilities in Hillsborough County, to assist them during these difficult employment times. Child care facilities located in Hillsborough County are looking to fill more than 150 full-time and part-time positions for assistant teachers, lead teachers, office assistants and other positions.
Those interested should register at tinyurl.com/2wfjwrsk, or go to CareerSource’s Job Fair webpage at CareerSourceTampaBay.com/jobfair.
A webinar scheduled for April 14 from noon to 1 p.m., will provide effective strategies for understanding and managing the recruiting process for staffing, with consideration of generation differences. The free webinar is presented by Kandy Windom, Pasco-Hernando County SCORE volunteer. To register, go to PascoHernando.score.org.
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