The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will host its Lunch N’ Learn Business Forum March 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the chamber’s boardroom, 6013 Wesley Chapel Blvd., Suite 105. The forum is held on the third Thursday each month.
Guest speakers will be Albert Verile and Kirby Lavallee of SharpLine Investigations. They will discuss how to protect your business against fraud.
The cost is $15 including lunch. An RSVP is required.
For information, call the chamber office at (813) 994-8534.
Employment fair in New Port Richey
CareerSource Pasco Hernando will have an employment fair March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 6347 Grand Blvd., in New Port Richey.
The event is free and open to the public.
Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.
For information, contact CareerSource Pasco Hernando at (727) 484-3400, or visit CareerSourcePascoHernando.com.
Insurance ribbon cutting
Gunter and Gunter Insurance will host an open house and grand opening March 24 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at 28969 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel.
Suncoast Auto Glass will be on-site for free windshield repair. There will be giveaways, and people who sign up for free automobile insurance quotes will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift card from Publix Super Market. Catering will be provided by The Private Chef.
For information, call the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce at (813) 994-8534, or Gunter and Gunter at (813) 994-3900.
New mattress shop opens
Mighty Mattresses is open for business at 21126 State Road 54 in Lutz. The discount mattress retailer had a ribbon cutting on March 3.
The store is on the southwest corner of State Road 54 and Land O’ Lakes Boulevard with an entrance off State Road 54.
Employ Veterans Seminar
Are you an employer interested in hiring veterans? The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce and the office of U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will co-host the Employ Veterans Seminar March 31 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm., at the Microtel Inn & Suites, 7839 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills.
RSVP for this free seminar by March 27. A light lunch will be served.
Representatives from state agencies will be there to answer questions about available incentives and funding for job-specific training.
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 toward 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.
East Pasco Networking Group
The East Pasco Networking Group will meet March 24 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.
Leja Apple, former Miss Pasco and former Miss Nature’s Coast, is the guest speaker.
Meet Zephyrhills physician
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will host an open house and ribbon cutting March 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for Dr. Stacy Taylor-Hunt, a doctor of osteopathy.
She is joining the staff at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Family Medicine, Suite B, 37908 Daughtery Road in Zephyrhills.
Free glucose, blood pressure and/or BMI screenings will be available.
Sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages will be provided.
Two-day career fair
Pasco-Hernando State College will host Opportunity 2015 Hernando County Career Fair 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., in Brooksville.
On April 9, free seminars will focus on resume writing, interview skills, and proper attire and etiquette for interviews. The keynote speaker will be Steve Wilson of Pasco-Hernando State College.
On April 10, local employers will accept resumes and perform on-the-spot interviews. Dress professionally and bring lots of resumes.
The event is free, but preregistration is required at HernandoCountyCareerFair2015eventbrite.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. Teams compete in three rounds with words progressing in spelling difficulty from easy to intermediate to difficult.
Spectators cheer on their favorite teams in a fun event that 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.
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.
Wesley Chapel networking group
Networking for Your Success meets every Thursday at 8 a.m., at Lexington Oaks Country Club, 2615 Lexington Oaks Blvd., in Wesley Chapel.
Cost is $5, and annual membership to the group is $79.