Panda Express grand opening
Panda Express had a grand opening of its first restaurant in Lutz with a ribbon-cutting on July 18. The North Tampa Chamber of Commerce joined in the festivities, which took place at the new Panda Express location, at 17767 Harpers Run.
Panda Express serves such meals as Original Orange Chicken, award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp and Broccoli Beef entrees.
The restaurant’s hours are Sunday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (or 9:30 p.m., via drive-thru); and, Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. (or 10 p.m., via drive-thru).
Zephyrhills chamber breakfast
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will have a breakfast business meeting on Aug. 4 at 7 a.m., at Golden Corral, 6855 Gall Blvd. Gulfside Healthcare Services is the breakfast sponsor. Admission is $10.
Chamber membership lunch
Brian Ford, the COO for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will be the featured speaker at the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce membership lunch on Aug. 4.
The lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., in New Port Richey. The lunch is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Register by 5 p.m. on Aug. 1, to take advantage of the $5 early registration discount.
Hillsborough County and Publix are teaming up to promote the county’s emergency notification system, known as HCFL Alert, according to a county news release.
Publix is currently displaying HCFL Alert posters at its more than 50 stores in Hillsborough County, to remind residents to sign up for the notification system. HCFL Alert helps residents remain informed and receive timely emergency notifications through voice calls, text messages, or emails, the release said.
For assistance registering for HCFL Alert, call 813-272-6602.
The Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce will host a brochure exchange at New Beginnings, 18935 Michigan Lane, about one-quarter mile north of State Road 52, along U.S. 41.
There is a $10 registration fee, in addition to food cost, for members. Non-members are invited to call the chamber for a one-time free entry.
Spectrum expands services
Spectrum has launched Spectrum Internet, Mobile, TV and Voice services to nearly 600 homes and small businesses in Pasco County, according to a news release from Spectrum.
Spectrum’s newly constructed fiber-optic network build-out in Dade City is part of the company’s approximately $5 billion investment in unserved rural communities, which includes $1.2 billion won in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) RDOF auction. The company’s RDOF expansion will provide broadband access to approximately 1 million customer locations as estimated by the FCC across 24 states in the coming years.
Lee Ann Carr earns designation
Lee Ann Carr, with Florida Luxury Realty Inc., has earned the nationally recognized Seniors Real Estate Specialist® designation from the SRES® Council of the National Association of Realtors.
She joins more than 15,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned this designation by successfully completing a comprehensive course to understand the needs, considerations and goals of real estate buyers and sellers ages 55 and older, according to a news release.
Ageless Body Studio grand opening
The North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce has announced that Ageless Body Studio will host a grand opening on Aug. 9 at 11 a.m., at 3820 Maryweather Lane, Suite 102, in Wesley Chapel.
Refreshments will be provided, there will be giveaways, and those attending will have a chance to win a spa membership.
PowerGals of Zephyrhills meets on the first Friday of each month, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at Shell’s Killer Bakery Inc., 5718 Sixth St., in Zephyrhills. The group’s chapter leader is Rosie Paulsen and its co-leader is Monica Young. This group is about empowering women in business, to help them thrive and to help each other.
Dade City chamber breakfast
The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce will have its breakfast meeting on Aug. 16, at Florida Cracker Lunch on Limoges, 14139 Seventh St., in Dade City. The breakfast is sponsored by Premium Title, Inc.
Those attending must prepay $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers, through the chamber, by no later than noon, the Thursday prior to the breakfast. No walk-ins or payment at the door will be accepted.
Call the chamber at 352-567-3769 to prepay with a credit card or find out more about the breakfast.
SMARTstart is the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc.’s capstone program, aimed at engaging entrepreneurs and creating job opportunities in Pasco County. It has a suite of programs intended to benefit companies of all sizes, from start-up to established businesses. It also has incubator and microloan programs.
To find out more, visit SMARTSTARTPasco.com.
Free business advice
Pasco Hernando SCORE offers free individual, confidential small business mentoring. It also provides a wealth of free, practical help for businesses.
To request a mentor or find out more, visit PascoHernando.score.org.