New operations center
The San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union had a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Operations Center on Nov. 13. The 11,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in late 2021. It is next to the credit union’s branch in San Antonio, at 12552 Curley St., according to a news release.
“Building this facility is an example of our commitment to our members, our staff and our communities,” Patty Sarne, president and CEO, said in the release.
“As our membership and our communities continue to grow, this facility will help us attract highly talented individuals to join our team, provide additional job opportunities and advancement for our current staff, and expand our footprint in our membership field,” she added, noting the credit union is proud to build a new center in the town where it began.
Greater Zephyrhills chamber breakfast
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce is having its business breakfast on Dec. 3 from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 38421 Fifth Ave., in Zephyrhills. The fee is $10, and includes a continental breakfast. A tree auction will be held, so businesses can buy a tree to decorate their business. Danny Burgess, just elected to represent District 20 in the Florida Senate, will be the guest speaker.
YMCA and KIA join forces
The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and KIA of Wesley Chapel are working together on a bike drive to benefit the YMCA youth at Sulphur Springs K-8 Community School.
The community is asked to donate new bikes to students in need. A collection drop-off will be available Dec. 18 to Dec. 20, at KIA of Wesley Chapel, 28555 State Road 54 in Wesley Chapel.
Hours are Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“We wanted to team up with the Y to provide kids with a different type of ride – a new bike. Besides putting a smile on their faces during what could be a difficult holiday season financially for their families, what better way to stay healthy, get outside, and ride with their friends to school or the park,” Emily Brun, Community Coordinator, KIA of Wesley Chapel, said in a news release.
Survey shows most Americans won’t travel for holidays
The hotel industry is renewing its calls to Congress to pass another COVID Relief Bill, citing the findings of a new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association. That survey shows that 72% of Americans are unlikely to travel for Thanksgiving and 69% are unlikely to travel for Christmas, according to a news release from the hotel and lodging association.
Foundation Chiropractic has a new home
Foundation Chiropractic recently had a ribbon cutting to celebrate its new location in Northpointe Village. Those attending the open house could enjoy refreshments and had a chance to win prizes. Foundation Chiropractic is at 16541 Pointe Village Drive., No. 207, in Lutz.
IERNA’S receives national honor
IERNA’s Heating & Cooling Inc. of Lutz, and Florida and Trotter Air Services LLC of Plano, Texas were named the 2020 Charles Bryant Award winners.
The Charles Bryant Award, named for the company’s founder, recognizes loyal Bryant Factory Authorized Dealers (FAD) that epitomize the characteristics of Charles Bryant, including professionalism, quality, reliability and community spirit, according to the news release.
Bryant, a leading supplier of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, is a part of Carrier Global Corporation.
“We’re so proud to have been named a 2020 Charles Bryant Award winner,” Charlene Ierna, owner, IERNA’s Heating & Cooling Inc., said in the release. “We pride ourselves on providing our customers with reliable, quality equipment that is installed and serviced by a team of skilled and courteous technicians. So, it’s truly wonderful to be recognized for how we conduct business. Our relationship with Bryant has been fantastic since we first opened our doors in 2003,3 and we make sure we are doing ‘Whatever it Takes’ for our customers each and every day.”
Business specializes in short-term rentals
A new company, based in Wesley Chapel, specializes in full-service short-term rental property management and marketing. The company helps homeowners increase their income, while delivering boutique-level service to its homeowners and guests. The company’s service area is expected to include Wesley Chapel, Winter Haven, Lakeland, Brandon, Land O’ Lakes Lutz, Zephyrhills, San Antonio and Dade City.
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