Business Digest 07/08/2020

Entrepreneur education series Pasco Economic Development Council Inc., is offering a free class to help entrepreneurs learn 3-D printing and additive manufacturing. The classes are being offered on July 15 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the West Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 4532 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, and on July 22 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the East Pasco Entrepreneur Center, 15029 14th St., … [Read more...]

Business Digest 07/01/2020

Business incubator coming to The Grove The Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) has announced it will open a new SMARTstart Entrepreneur Center, with a business incubator, this fall at The Grove in Wesley Chapel. Plans for the center include 10 private offices, 32 dedicated desks, a coworking lounge, huddle rooms, an executive board room, a digital media studio, and classroom and … [Read more...]

Business Digest 06/17/2020

New credit union CEO Patricia Sarne has been named the new president and CEO of San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union (SAFCU), according to a news release. The new leader, who succeeds Tim Baldwin, is a familiar face at the credit union. She joined its staff in April 1994. She holds a degree from the University of Maryland and is an alumni of the Southeastern CUNA Management School. She has … [Read more...]

Business Digest 06/03/2020

Local Aldi opening on June 17 The Aldi store at 2215 Sun Vista Drive, in Wesley Chapel, is scheduled to open on June 17, according to the company website. NOTE: According to the Aldi website, after The Laker/Lutz News press deadline, the opening date now is tentatively July 1. Publix stores back to normal hours In case you hadn’t noticed yet, Publix stores now are open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 … [Read more...]

Businesses seek help during pandemic

The economy has been flattened by coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), and businesses are seeking a way to continue operating or to reopen their doors. A $2 trillion stimulus package— the largest in the nation’s history — is called the CARES Act, which stands for Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security. Part of that package is specifically aimed at assisting companies with fewer … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/18/2020

Note to readers:  Due to continuing developments regarding coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), readers are encouraged to use the contact information provided for individual events, to determine cancellations, prior to attending. The Laker/Lutz News does not necessarily receive cancellation notifications from the various organizations. Pasco changes tourism marketing sponsorships Experience … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/11/2020

Bravado Pharmaceuticals Bravado Pharmaceuticals LLC hosted its official grand opening and ribbon cutting on March 2 at its new facility, at 4212 Cypress Gulch Drive in Lutz. Bravado has invested $3 million in the purchase and buildout of the 7,500-square-foot facility and plans to add 20 new jobs over the next few years. The facility will be used for research and for pharmaceutical … [Read more...]

Business Digest 03/04/2020

Outlet gets new general manager Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, has named Chris Durant as the new general manager at Tampa Premium Outlets. Durant will manage all day-to-day operations, maintenance, budgeting, and tenant and community relations, according to a news release from Simon. Durant also will oversee security and marketing initiatives at the … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/26/2020

BayCare on top 100 list BayCare Health System has been named one of the best companies to work for in the country by Great Place to Work and Fortune. BayCare ranked No. 37 on the list, which was based on survey feedback from more than 650,000 employees — rating their workplace on more than 60 different categories, according to a news release from the health care system. “We’re proud to … [Read more...]

Business Digest 02/19/2020

New Firestone opens, off State Road 54 Terrance Martin, store manager for Firestone Auto Care, prepares to cut the ribbon to celebrate the store’s grand opening on Feb. 7. Pasco County Commission Chairman Mike Moore welcomed the store to the community, along with fellow Pasco County Commissioners Jack Mariano and Mike Wells, and members of the Greater Pasco Chamber of Commerce. Firestone made a … [Read more...]