New Tampa gym
Come to the ribbon cutting for Crunch Gym Tampa Palms on April 1 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at 15313 Amberly Drive in the Shoppes of Amberly in New Tampa. This is the sixth location for the fitness center.
Enjoy free fun, food and adult beverages.
New web-based company
SymphonicB2B will host a ribbon cutting on April 2 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at 2318 Cypress Lane, Unit 102, in Wesley Chapel.
The company provides assistance with website design, branding, social media, SEO, videos and printing, and is a subsidiary of Tampa-based Symphonic Distribution.
For information, call (866) 471-4749.
Zephyrhills chamber breakfast
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly breakfast April 2 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at the Golden Corral, at 6855 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills. Guest speaker will be Ron Yasurek, general manager of Mosaic’s Plant City facility. He will discuss the company’s phosphate operations in Florida and the mission to help the world grow food it needs.
New dry cleaners
Pristine Dry Clean & Alterations is open for business, and also is hiring. The family-owned store is at 23388 State Road 54, in Lutz, just down from Panera Bread.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join the ladies of Women-n-Charge on April 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Pebble Creek Country Club, at 10550 Regents Park Drive, in Tampa. The meeting includes lunch and time to network.
The featured speaker will be Ginger Rockey-Johnson, the Original Spice Girl of Tampa Bay, who will discuss “How to Use Today’s Social Media to Market Your Business.”
The cost is $15 for members (payable the Tuesday before the meeting) and $18 for guests and members paying Wednesday and after.
To register, visit Women-n-Charge.com.
Breakfast and ribbon cutting
The Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly breakfast meeting April 7 from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., at the conference center at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, 2727 Mansfield Blvd. The breakfast will be on the third floor, Room B-303.
The guest speaker will be Denyse Bales-Chubb, president and CEO of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.
Cost is $15 in advance for chamber members and $20 at the door for members and visitors. Online registration ends by 3 p.m., April 3.
After the breakfast, there will be a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m., for the new student coffee shop on the campus, on the fourth floor next to the library. The shop will be operated by Dash of Salt N’ Pepper.
Free business seminar
SMARTstart will offer a free seminar in “Marketing to Grow Your Business” April 7 from 1 p.m. to 3p.m., at the SMARTstart incubator in New Port Richey at 6345 Grand Blvd.
Instruction will include a growth audit and an analysis of factors affecting growth and expansion. There also will be information and resources to make sales, marketing and advertising decisions. Instructional handouts and materials will be distributed.
Grants for businesswomen
Are you a businesswoman who could use $1,000?
Women-n-Charge is offering two $1,000 grants this spring. The grants can be used towards business-related equipment or services and continuing education. The nonprofit’s mission, in part, is to support and assist professional women in managing their businesses more effectively.
Learn more about the grants at Women-n-Charge.com. Applications are available online and are due April 15.
Two-day career fair
Pasco Hernando State College will host Opportunity 2015 Hernando County Career Fair on April 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and April 10 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the North Campus, Building B Conference Center, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Brooksville.
On April 9, there will be free seminars on resume writing, interview skills and proper attire and etiquette for interviews.
On April 10, local employers will be present to accept resumes and do on-the-spot interviews. Dress professionally and bring lots of resumes.
The event is free but pre-registration is required at HernandoCountyCareerFair2015.eventbrite.com.
For information, call Nicole Miller at (352) 7907-5174 or Steve Wilson at (352) 293-1123.
Rotary Club needs bee sponsors
The Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon needs sponsors for the third annual “BEE Part of the Buzz” adult spelling bee.
The spelling bee will be April 10 at 6:30 p.m., at the Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club, 10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive, in San Antonio. The event helps raise funds for the Pasco Education Foundation.
Donations range from $1,500 for a Queen Bee sponsorship to $150 for a four-person team.
East Pasco Networking Group
The East Pasco Networking Group will meet April 14 at Rose’s Café at 38426 Fifth Ave., in Zephyrhills.
Networking begins at 8 a.m., with the meeting starting at 8:30 a.m.
Jeanette Hall, Pasco Shopper advertising representative, is the guest speaker.
Business Link available monthly
Business Link, a monthly small business gathering hosted by the San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union, meets the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The meeting is designed to provide a networking and information-sharing platform for the business community.