New VP of marketing
Vistra Communications has named Kelsy Long as the company’s vice president of marketing. She brings more than 15 years of experience in marketing and communications to her new role. Most recently, she served as director of media relations for Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA), according to a Vistra news release.
“Kelsy is a great fit for our team,” Brian Butler, Vistra CEO and founder, said in the release. “Her energy and knowledge in both marketing and communications positions her as a key member of our leadership team. With a strong team of industry experts like Kelsy, Vistra is well-positioned to expand with our clients’ needs as we continue preparing for an exciting future of sustained growth and success.”
Long expressed enthusiasm in joining the company.
“This is an exciting time to be at Vistra Communications and I’m looking forward to working with this incredibly talented team to deliver even more value to existing clients and discover new ways we can expand our services and grow Vistra’s impact,” she said, in the release. “I’m especially motivated by Vistra’s approach to community involvement and being able to contribute to our core mission.”
Turner Arbour receives honor
Turner Arbour recently received the Workforce Development Professional of the Year at the Florida Economic Development Council Leadership Award Dinner, according to a Pasco Economic Development Council Inc. posting. He was selected for the honor because of his innovative work on the award-winning workforceCONNECT platform and for his work with CareerSource Pasco-Hernando.
U-Haul available at new location
U-Haul has announced that Trebol Auto Sale, at 14900 U.S. 301, has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve Dade City, according to a news release. Trebol Auto Sale will offer essential services such as U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pickup for boxes. U-Haul has teamed with independent dealers to offer rental equipment to do-it-yourself movers since 1945.
New insurance services
Wellington Insurance Advisors LLC has recently opened its doors in Zephyrhills to new customers, according to a news release. Nicholas Doe, the company’s president and owner, has worked in the insurance industry for more than 27 years, the release says. Services are provided by appointment only. To find out more, call 352-424-1319.
Elevation Coffee Roasters opens
Elevation Coffee Roasters, a local coffee roastery and café, is now open at 1922 Collier Parkway (in the same shopping center as Flying Squirrel), according to a news release from Ashley Plazza. Elevation Coffee Roasters offers small batch roasted coffees that are ethically sourced from all over the world, the release says.
“We aim to offer community through coffee to the Lutz and Land O’ Lakes area. Whether you prefer a sweet vanilla iced latte or a fresh shot of espresso, we hope you will stop by and experience what we have to offer,” the release adds.
New digital marketing service
Outplay Marketing is a new digital marketing service in Land O’ Lakes. Its owner, Mike Gross, has consulted with small businesses for more than 20 years and has just launched his agency to address their needs, according to a news release.
“As rapidly as technology is changing with so many different ways to try to reach customers, I wanted to help small businesses figure out what would be the best way to get their message out,” Gross said, in the release. He notes that “with the advent of AI and other disruptive technologies, it’s getting harder and harder to reach a business’ main customer base.”
Outplay Marketing’s services include website creation and management, SEO, email marketing, social media marketing, and more. Find out more by visiting OutplayMarketing.com.
Greater Pasco Chamber brochure exchange
Have fun with music trivia and win “coffee with Eric.” After trivia, you will have a chance to introduce yourself and share about your business with guests, during your elevator speech. The gathering is on May 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Seven Springs Golf Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., in Trinity.
The cost is $13 per person, paid at the venue, if you choose to eat lunch. The event is free for chamber members and $10 for non-members. If you are not a member but would like to give the event a try for free, call the chamber office at 727-842-7651 or 813-909-2722. This event fills up, so please call ahead to register.
The North Tampa Bay Chamber recently helped two new Wesley Chapel businesses celebrate at these ribbon-cutting events.
- Grand opening/ribbon-cutting of Nuevo Spa and Salon, on May 5, at 2653 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, in Wesley Chapel.
- Ribbon-cutting at Budget Blinds—KRATE, on May 5, at 5816 Goldview Parkway Unit 108, Wesley Chapel.