Helping others at Thanksgiving
Residents at Del Webb Bexley in Land O’ Lakes and Pulte employees hosted a Turkey Drive to on Nov. 16, to benefit Metropolitan Ministries, according to a news release.
The Del Webb Bexley turkey drive was one of four that took place simultaneously at Pulte communities throughout the homebuilder’s West Florida Division, and their division office in Riverview, the release said. In total, more than 400 turkeys were donated.
Part-time job fair
Vinik Sports Group will host a job fair on Dec. 1 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Applicants are asked to go to the Cigar City Brewing Taproom at 375 Channelside Drive, under the Pam Iorio Parking Garage next to the west plaza at AMALIE Arena.
The job fair is being held to fill positions for the Tampa Bay Lightning, AMALIE Arena and Yuengling Center. There are a number of positions available for housekeeping, starting at $14 an hour and conversion, starting at $14.50 an hour.
An overnight shift for any of the positions pays an additional $2 per hour.
Candidates should dress professionally, bring three copies of their resume and written references. Applicants also are encouraged to pre-apply at viniksportsgroup.com/careers.
Candidates are asked to park in the Green Lot for the job fair. There will be no charge for parking there.
- The North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce announced a ribbon-cutting that was held for GYMGUYZ on Nov. 28, at Florida Avenue Brewing Company, 2029 Arrowgrass Drive in Wesley Chapel.
- Whit’s Frozen Custard of Land O’ Lakes announced its grand opening, which was held on Nov. 17. The shop offers freshly made frozen custard every day. It is at 7906 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes.
Chamber breakfast meeting
The North Tampa Bay Chamber will hold its annual membership breakfast meeting on Dec. 6 at 7:30 a.m., at Pasco-Hernando State College’s Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch, 2727 Mansfield Blvd., in Wesley Chapel.
The meeting, which will be hosted by Board Chairman Javan Grant, will include a recognition for volunteers, a salute to outgoing board members, a swearing-in ceremony for new board members, the installation of the new board chair and a look ahead to 2023.
The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Registration and payment are required in advance.
Networking starts at 7:30 a.m., with the breakfast beginning at 8 a.m.
Light industrial development
Pasco County has removed the light industrial and target industry cap for businesses in the Central Pasco Employment Village (CPEV).
“The removal of the cap on businesses will undoubtedly attract more businesses and more high-paying jobs to Pasco,” Pasco County Commission Chairwoman Kathryn Starkey said, in a county news release. “We’re all for smart growth involving businesses, and these new rules allow us to better plan for the future.”
The CPEV originally was created to drive business growth, including supporting residential and retail land uses. Now, there’s no limit on the size of businesses hoping to open – allowing that area of the county to achieve this policy objective, the release says.
Commissioner Mike Moore, whose last day in office was Nov. 21, advocated the removal of the cap to help spur more high-paying jobs in Pasco.
“If someone wants to bring high-paying jobs to our community in the Central Pasco Employment Village, they can, without worrying about entitlement caps. Working closer to home and spending more time with the family provides better quality of life,” Moore said, in the news release.
Bill Cronin, president and CEO of the Pasco Economic Development Council, weighed in, too.
“We applaud the Pasco Board of County Commissioners for creating a culture that invites more industry and jobs,” Cronin said. “We can truly say our local leaders provide a pro-business environment for the community and those looking to locate here in the future.”
To learn more about business resources in Pasco County, visit bit.ly/PascoEconomicGrowth.