Pasco EDC luncheon
Registrations are being accepted through Jan. 12 for the Pasco Economic Development Council’s 22nd Economic Forecast Luncheon. The luncheon will feature two speakers, one focusing on the economic drivers for Pasco County’s economy and the other offering a national perspective. The luncheon will be on Jan. 19, with check-in and networking beginning at 11 a.m., and the lunch and presentation from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The event will be at the Heritage Springs Country Club, at 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, in Trinity. The cost is $35. To register, go to PascoEDC.com, and click on the event.
These events were announced by the North Tampa Bay Chamber:
- Tampa Fine Arts Academy, 17888 U.S. 41, in Lutz: Ribbon-cutting and open house on Jan. 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The academy will provide music lessons.
- AllVitae Health & Chiropractic is having a ribbon-cutting and grand opening on Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. to noon. The event is at 17841 Hunting Bow Circle, Suite 101, in Lutz.
Florida growth ranks second
Florida is the No. 2 growth state for the second year in a row and a top-three growth state for the seventh consecutive year, according to information provided by U-Haul.
The statistics are based on the U-Haul Growth Index analyzing customer moves during 2022, a U-Haul news release said.
People arriving in Florida in one-way U-Haul trucks dropped 10% from 2021, but departures fell nearly 11% as overall moving traffic slowed.
Do-it-yourself movers arriving in the Sunshine State accounted for 50.7% of all one-way U-Haul truck traffic in and out of Florida (49.3% departures) to keep it a top-two growth state.
Business planning help
If you need help with handling business issues, you may be able to find the support you need through SCORE.org. That’s an organization that provides workshops, a library of resources and business mentors. Visit the organization’s website to find out more about the free help that’s available.
Pasco County Corrections receives high marks
The Pasco County Corrections Center received high marks from Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) inspectors following an annual inspection, according to a Pasco County news release.
After spending two days auditing the facility in November, inspectors noted the staff’s high level of professionalism and its positive morale, the news release said.
Inspectors found the jail to be compliant with their standards and reported no serious violations, the news release added.
Also, inspectors noted the cleanliness of the facility.
“We work hard in upholding the rules and regulations set forth by the Florida Model Jail Standards Commission and are proud of the inspection results,” Corrections Chief Stacey Jenkins said in the release. “I give credit to our dedicated corrections officers who keep our jail clean and safe — for both team members and inmates.”
Inspectors checked over the jail’s housing units, mailroom, programs area, training, armory, laundry, loading dock, maintenance area, kitchen, commissary, intake section, and releasing and classification.
Pasco County began operating the Pasco County Corrections Center on Oct. 1.
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